Author Archives: Jordan Savage

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About Jordan Savage

Jordan Savage is a St. Louis-based beauty writer with a strong passion for natural skincare. Her years living in Boulder, Colorado, inspired her to study and research natural ingredients and the benefits they have on the skin, and to dabble in mixing up a few of her own skincare remedies. She has obtained a bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and since then has had experience working in both sales and writing aspects of the natural beauty industry. Through her writing, she enthusiastically and honestly shares with readers the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to beauty products. Jordan strives to equip readers with the knowledge they need to make informed and healthy skincare choices.

Understanding Micellar Cleansing Water & it’s Rising Fame


Micellar cleansing products have certainly made a wave in the beauty industry over the past few years, and its popularity continues to grow as more and more customers catch wind of its remarkable and diverse benefits.  For me, it was one of those products I put off trying out until recently, and now, have become completely obsessed.  This seems to be the case for many customers I have spoken with, and perhaps the reason for the product’s dismissal at first
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Understanding & Identifying Types of Rosacea Part 1


In Honor of Rosacea Awareness Month In an effort to educate the public on the impact of this chronic skin disorder, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) has deemed the month of April Rosacea Awareness Month.  As estimated by the NRS, over 16 million Americans to have rosacea, and that most do not know it.  In fact, a Gallup survey found that 78% of Americans have no knowledge of the condition. Despite this alarming number, the exact cause of the skin
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Microneedling (Dermal Needling) for Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation


To avoid presenting information from skewed sources aimed towards selling their needling device, this article is largely based on the research and findings expressed in, “The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling,” written by, Dr. Lance Setterfield M.D.  Recognizing Setterfield’s widely respected reputation as a needling expert and pioneer, it seemed appropriate to consult his work for a general understanding of the treatment as well as an explanation for its widely respected reputation and miraculous results. Most Beneficial for Treatment of…
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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Skin Care Superstar


B is for Battle Niacinamide, the active component of niacin (Vitamin B3), has been gaining popularity among skin care professionals in the most recent years.  This year in particular will be nothing short of successful in furthering the ingredient’s rise to stardom, as clinical trials and research studies continue to prove the vitamin’s versatility for battling a variety of skin concerns.   One major secret weapon behind niacinamide’s success as a skin care ingredient is its ability to increase energy production
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An Interview with Esthetician Julie Bilyeu (Part 2 of 2)


What are some of the most common skin issues you have noticed in your clients?  Climate fluctuations are responsible for more skin concerns then many of us realize.  While I treat clients with different skin types and concerns across the board, the shifting of climates, like moving to a new place or the changing of seasons, is a general issue uniting all of them. A particular cleanser they would use in the spring and summer may be too stripping in the dryer, colder months.  I see a
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An Interview with Esthetician Julie Bilyeu (Part 1 of 2)


What prompted you to become an esthetician?  What kind of training and past work experience do you have in the field? I started working in the beauty industry as a receptionist back in 2000 at a spa here in St. Louis. While working the front desk, I sat back and watched the estheticians form relationships and a sense of trust with their clients which I admired. I communicated with the estheticians often and “picked their brains,” in regards to their
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The Correct Way To Wash Your Face: 5 Simple Rules To Follow


Did you know that there was a right and wrong way to wash your face?   Turns out, there is much more to it than just rinsing with the right cleanser.  For some of you, the idea that there are guidelines to follow, for something as simple as washing your face, may seem silly and insignificant.  But what if I told you that all those fancy serums, cleansers and moisturizers you have purchased are significantly less effective when applied to skin
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Hydrating Vs Moisturizing Skin Care


Many see “hydration” and “moisture” as interchangeable words that describe the same thing, believing a skin hydrator is the same as a moisturizer. It is a common misconception, and an easy mistake to make.  In reality, however, these are two very different types of products specifically formulated to serve a different purpose for the skin.  Believe it or not, hydrator and moisturizer are not just synonyms written on products as part of a clever marketing scheme to make you buy
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Bee Naturals Stocking Stuffers


Although Christmas is a time of joyous celebration, preparation for such a holiday can start to feel overwhelming.  Particularly when it comes to finding those perfect gifts.  And just when we start to feel like there is nothing left to check off our lists, we see the limp row of stockings hanging over the fireplace.  In an attempt to make this holiday season a little bit easier on yourself, look no further than our stocking stuffer product guide.  This year,
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Preservatives & Natural Skin Care


The time has come to discuss a topic that has built up quite the reputation over the past few years.  Having worked retail for a variety of natural skin care companies, I would argue that the most frequently ask questions by customers are those concerning the use of preservatives.  And it’s not hard to see why! The likely culprit of our confusion? In my opinion, a lot of the confusion stems from what I call the, ‘preservative-free’ movement and the
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