Category Archives: Skin Care

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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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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Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care

 

Peptides are found in many effective anti-aging skin care products.  While there is no singular, miracle ingredient that will give you those instant, youthful results we all wish for, peptides are an extremely important ingredient to look for in your wrinkle fighting creams, serums, and under eye products. What are Peptides? Peptides are formed by chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of skin proteins.  When peptides are created by a long chain of amino acids, they become
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Rating the Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients: EWG Reliable Resource?

 

Nine times out of ten, the average customer that strolls into a natural cosmetics store is an ingredient detective.  They care about what ingredients have been used and have acquired some sort of general knowledge on what should and should not be included in product formulations.  Thirsty for knowledge, this particular clientele often wonders what online resources are available to aid them in their product investigations. The Importance of Multiple Resources Bee Naturals owner Barbara Chappuis is frequently asked this
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The Importance of Regular Facials

 

Unfortunately, getting a facial is commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself, or as a luxury service whose benefits are reserved for only the rich and famous who can afford it. Lets face it; they can be a bit pricey. But take a moment to consider where your money is spent instead. Are facials really more expensive in the long run? A staggering amount of pollution, dirt, grime, and dead skin accumulates on the
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