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3 tips to keep skin hydrated during winter naturally - Blissoma with Show Me St. Louis

Posted by Administrator on 2/27/2015 to Media Mentions
3 tips to keep skin hydrated during winter naturally - Blissoma with Show Me St. Louis
"My skin has been so dry!"

Blissoma founder Julie Longyear appeared on Show Me St. Louis on Friday to discuss timely tips to help your skin survive the winter in happy, hydrated condition. The products you use in your morning skincare routine can make a big difference in your skin's hydration all day long. Use these 3 natural skincare tips and you'll be happy even when cold winds are howling.

1. Pay attention to Ph when cleansing.

Using a soap-based cleanser can throw off skin's Ph and leave it feeling dry and aggravated. Skin has a natural Ph of around 5.5 which is acidic. Soap is alkaline at a Ph of approximately 9 or 10 usually. Instead of soap use a natural, non-soap based cleanser like Free Rejuvenating Herbal Gel Cleanser or Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser which has an acidic Ph like skin. This leaves the skin's acid mantle intact. Disruption of the acid mantle can cause problems including dehydration and even acne for some people. You'll notice less tightness and discomfort to the skin when you use a natural, Ph correct cleanser.

Read the rest of our dry skin tips and see the video by clicking through to the full post.

Natural Deodorant Reviews are in - see what people say!

Posted by Julie on 11/26/2014 to Media Mentions
Natural Deodorant Reviews are in - see what people say!
"I never once felt self-conscious about potential odor issues."

Want to know what others are saying about Blissoma's new toxin-free natural deodorants before you decide? Our aluminum-free sprays and Scentless Stick product all perform differently using unique ingredients, so each has its fans. Getting the scoop from bloggers may help you decide which product would be the best natural deodorant for you.

Check out the reviews that are stacking up from green beauty bloggers:

Chickweed and Blush
says the Juniper spray and Scentless Stick work for her.

Beautiful with Brains
gives our Scentless Stick a 4 out of 5 stars and our Citrus Spray a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

EcoCult
gives our Lavender spray a big "Yes!".

EatDrinkShrink's
Gabrielle says she was surprised she liked our Scentless Stick the most.

Blooming in Bedlam
loved both our Juniper spray and our stick and they kept her fresh while on vacation.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Julie Longyear and Blissoma for reviving business in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

Posted by Administrator on 7/14/2014 to Media Mentions
St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Julie Longyear and Blissoma for reviving business in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.
"Against this backdrop of empty and crumbling homes and factories, entrepreneurs, like Longyear, saw possibility."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the business revival of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood for the front page of the business section. Independent entrepreneurs Julie Longyear of Blissoma, the Ulmers of Cornerstone Cafe, the mission-based Sun Cafe team and Vanity Gee of the Rebuild Foundation were all interviewed, quoted, and featured for our work bringing life back to this challenged urban landscape.

"Vanity Gee, program manager for Rebuild Foundation and Art House, said Hyde Park has plenty of misconceptions. 'A lot of people who don’t live here have misinformed beliefs about what this neighborhood is like,' she said. 'That could deter some businesses from opening here.'"

Blissoma was honored to be included in this exceptional piece of writing that offers a kinder, more accurate depiction of our often maligned neighborhood. We're proud to be a change-maker, job creator, and active, positive resident of this misunderstood area. There is hope for Hyde Park and it is in every person who chooses to believe in something better and offer their time and effort to make it so.

Read the full article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

Blissoma joins the Humane Society in the Be Cruelty Free Campaign and legislative initiative with Representative Jim Moran to end animal testing in cosmetics and skincare

Posted by Administrator on 5/27/2014 to Media Mentions
Blissoma joins the Humane Society in the Be Cruelty Free Campaign and legislative initiative with Representative Jim Moran to end animal testing in cosmetics and skincare
"Blissoma was founded to heal skin and create healthy beauty for our clients. We would never want to hurt animals as a part of that process. We use ingredients that are proven safe and effective by centuries of herbal use and test only on ourselves and friends when developing recipes. Many of our ingredients are Certified Organic food grade ingredients and their healing capacity is well documented. Our recipes are also Certified Vegan so every ingredient also comes strictly from botanicals. Blissoma will maintain our commitment to kindness and compassion to all creatures as a part of beauty and we commit to never using any ingredients that engage in animal testing. Beauty truly is as beauty does."
Julie Longyear

H.R. 4148 prohibits animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S., ending painful tests that rabbits, mice, rats, and guinea pigs endure to assess the safety of cosmetics. The Humane Society of the USA is working with 133 companies and Representative Jim Moran from Northern Virginia to pass a bill that would make animal testing for cosmetics in the United States illegal. It is unnecessary as a wealth of ingredients have already been established as safe. Animals do not need to suffer for the sake of "beauty".

Blissoma is joining the other business supporters of Be Cruelty Free to champion a cause that we have always believed in.

Read more about what you can do to help end animal suffering by clicking through to the full post.

Organic Spa Magazine says mushrooms are a breakthrough in anti-aging skincare and recommends Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan Mask

Posted by Administrator on 4/21/2014 to Media Mentions
Organic Spa Magazine says mushrooms are a breakthrough in anti-aging skincare and recommends Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan Mask
"Breakthrough ingredients and new formulations are the secret to ageless - and beautiful - skin."

Organic Spa Magazine covers the best natural, spa quality skincare and in April 2014 Blissoma received a feature for our use of medicinal mushrooms in Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan mask. Writer Celia Shatzman says, "Now, thanks to the meteoric rise of green cosmeceuticals, there are plenty of options that incorporate potent natural ingredients to deliver powerful results."

"Packed with vitamin D, selenium, and antioxidants, mushrooms safeguard skin from discoloration and their anti-inflammatory properties help with rosacea, acne and eczema."

Blissoma's herbal chemist Julie Longyear was quoted on the benefits of Beta-glucans, which are complex, immune stimulating polysaccharides found in mushrooms.

Try Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan Mask with Reishi and Maitake mushrooms


Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is general in nature and for informational purposes. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. None of the statements on this site are a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease or health-related condition. If you suspect you have a disease or health-related condition of any kind, you should contact your health care professional immediately. Please read all product packaging carefully and consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, supplementation or medication program. Cosmetic products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Awards 2013 - Blissoma Tone Adaptive Energy Tonique wins Best Natural Facial Toner!

Posted by Administrator on 1/2/2014 to Media Mentions
Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Awards 2013 - Blissoma Tone Adaptive Energy Tonique wins Best Natural Facial Toner!
"Blissoma’s toner uses 10 natural active ingredients and a recipe with antioxidants, adaptogens, and vitamins to help hydrate your skin. The organic herbs help skin respond to internal and external stressors and also soothe irritations."


Blissoma's Tone Adaptive Energy Tonique has won Best Facial Toner in the 5th Annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards from Natural Solutions Magazine.

2013 was a great year for Blissoma in natural skincare. We became an editor favorite with many top blogs and publications including Natural Solutions. They rated our cold brewed, raw nutrient based toner recipe as Best Facial Toner of 2013. The recipe includes adaptogenic herbs like organic Holy Basil, Calendula, and Rhodiola to deeply hydrate skin for hours of comfort. You can read all the details about this organic, herbal skincare recipe with a full ingredients list on the page for Tone Adaptive Energy Tonique.

See more of the Natural Solutions 5th Annual Beauty with a Conscience Winners.

Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Awards 2013 - Blissoma Bright Eye Serum wins runner up!

Posted by Administrator on 12/5/2013 to Media Mentions
Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Awards 2013 - Blissoma Bright Eye Serum wins runner up!

Blissoma's Bright Eye Vitalizing Nutrient Complex won runner up placement in the 5th Annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards from Natural Solutions Magazine.

We are so proud that this amazing recipe got a mention next to many much bigger brands. Our clients agree too, as it continues to improve the appearance of fine lines and help diminish the appearance of under eye darkness for many people. The time-release, stabilized Vitamin C is a proven effective healthy skincare ingredient, and the organic herb base and nutritious oils make the total recipe certainly worthy of mention. You can read all the details about this herbal skincare recipe with a full ingredients list on the page for Bright Eye Vitalizing Nutrient Serum.


See the full listing of winning products in the Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Awards.

Well Beauty Blog - Smooth and mended skin

Posted by Administrator on 8/2/2013 to Media Mentions
Well Beauty Blog - Smooth and mended skin

Well Beauty Blog reviewed Blissoma's Smooth A+ Correcting Serum and Amend Facial Solar Repair Serum this summer. She loved them both and had plenty to say about the formulations and how they worked for her.

About Smooth A+ Perfecting Serum she says this...

"Within a few days, red bumps and irritation were gone! This was a month ago and my skin continues to look better every day. My major skin concerns are uneven skin tone, redness on my nose, cheeks and chin, and breakouts around that time-of-the-month. This has helped all 3. My skin looks much more even-toned with less redness (more into why in the ingredients below) and my breakouts are even fewer."


And about our Amend Facial Solar Repair Anti-Aging Serum she is equally happy...

"After applying this right after and then again before bed, I found my skin was less red and irritated than it usually is after getting too much sun. Most of my sunburn was completely gone by morning. One more day of applying the serum and my sunburn was completely gone! Now for you tan ladies, you probably have no idea why this would be impressive. But my fair ladies know – a sunburn gone in 24 hours? That’s pretty amazing." - Cori


read more of the Smooth A+ Serum review

read more of the Amend Serum review

Miss Singapore Global Jody Liu prevents breakouts with natural skincare from Blissoma

Posted by Administrator on 7/27/2013 to Media Mentions
Miss Singapore Global Jody Liu prevents breakouts with natural skincare from Blissoma
"As a serum, [Smooth A+ Correcting Serum] works effectively and efficiently in calming down my blemishes and moisturizing my skin. It leaves my skin feeling less irritated and well hydrate after washing and toning. I tested this product out on a big red pimple which I had on my forehead and the very next day, it was reduced to a tiny bump and another day later, it resulted in a flatted brown spot! Being no stranger with blemishes, I wish I found this sooner and I would recommend this to all who has problem skin!"

And about our Refine Clay Renewal Treatment...

...after washing it off, it leaves my face feeling soft, clean and naturally scented! As for the sensitivity side of my skin, no irritation or any new breakout after usage, in fact, it does help improve my overall skin condition with the use of Smooth A+ Serum!"
Jody Liu


Beauty pageant winner and natural skincare lover Jody Liu won both the title of Miss Singapore Global and Miss Global International in summer 2013. With all the time spent with heavy makeup on her skin sometimes suffers breakouts. She uses Blissoma's Smooth A+ Serum and Refine Clay Renewal Treatment to keep her acne prone skin hydrated and get her skin back to happy.

Read more of Jody Liu's review on her blog.

Seed to Serum - Review of Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

Posted by Administrator on 6/4/2013 to Media Mentions
Seed to Serum - Review of Refine Clay Renewal Treatment
"The first product I fell in love with was the Refine Clay Renewal Treatment Mask. If you have acne-prone skin, this mask will be your new best friend. (I can't stress the importance of utilizing clay masks at least once a week as the weather gets warmer. Clogged pores lead to breakouts. No one wants that.) The Refine mask combines Rhassoul clay, willow bark, and zinc oxide to decongest and detoxify and licorice to brighten. Talk about the perfect combination!" Megan


Read the rest of Seed to Serum's review on her blog.

St. Louis Post Dispatch - Why putting oil on your face is a good idea, with Blissoma Restore Oil Serum

Posted by Administrator on 5/26/2013 to Media Mentions
St. Louis Post Dispatch - Why putting oil on your face is a good idea, with Blissoma Restore Oil Serum
"As a bonus, the scant amount of oil you add fills in spaces between decaying cells and seeps into crevices below the skin’s surface to actually plump your epidermis. If you don’t add oil, your skin has to rely on its own supply. As we age, that supply diminishes, so your skin can become stressed out and dull looking. I’ve used an oil on my face morning and night for more than a year. I have fewer break outs, I no longer have any pesky dry areas, and my aesthetician gushes over my pores. Seriously."
Debra Bass


Editor Debra Bass featured Blissoma's Restore Deep Healing Oil Serum as a key pick for healthy skin created by oils.

Read her full article on facial oils in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Kimberlyloc - Beauty Scoop on Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser and Restore Oil Serum

Posted by Administrator on 3/27/2013 to Media Mentions
Kimberlyloc - Beauty Scoop on Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser and Restore Oil Serum

Kansas City based beauty blogger Kimberly Wallace tried a few of Blissoma's products and has great things to say about us - like how a rice flour based cleanser is her new favorite, and how an oil serum is preventing the appearance of blemishes for her when used before bed. She attributes it to the great quality natural oils used in each skincare product.

"I think I love Blissoma Solutions Fresh Mild Rice Facial Cleanser so much because it uses so many of the beloved oils I’m used to applying during oil cleansing. But, it has a thicker consistency that gives it some depth, as well as tiny little scrubbers that gently exfoliate during a morning wash — talk about the best of all worlds!

Combined with other anti-inflammatory oils high on the list — evening primrose, grapeseed, jojoba, red raspberry, rosehip and cranberry seed — this concoction just seemed like the perfect answer to two of my nightly needs: moisture and acne-prevention. It has a soft, nutty aroma laced with hints of rose and berry. I have to say, it did not disappoint! Back in this outfit post, I mentioned I’d be impressed with how calm and clear my skin had been lately. That post was after about three weeks of using Blissoma Solutions Restore Deep Healing Oil Serum religiously every night before bed."

Kimberly Wallace


read more about Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser

read more about Restore Deep Healing Oil Serum

Alive Magazine St. Louis - Blissoma is a local favorite they love

Posted by Administrator on 3/1/2012 to Media Mentions
Alive Magazine St. Louis - Blissoma is a local favorite they love
"Blissoma products run the gamut from botanically active skincare to artisan perfumes - all carefully concocted by STL founder Julie Longyear, a purist by nature... a must-have for the vegetarian and the socially conscious."

Bust Magazine - Editor Lisa Butterworth loves Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

Posted by Administrator on 6/1/2011 to Media Mentions
Bust Magazine - Editor Lisa Butterworth loves Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment
"...this little tub 'o goodness not only makes my face super soft, but it also has a calming affect, shortening the life of terrible zits and evening out my skin tone."
Lisa Butterworth


Refine Clay Renewal Treatment has developed a reputation for doing just these things, and is a big help to any natural acne prone skincare routine. A bit of rhassoul clay and a lot of quality herbs go a long way.

Purchase Refine Clay Renewal Treatment and experience the detoxification, pore cleansing abilities of this uniquely potent mask that smooth the appearance of skin.

Natural Solutions - Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide for acne and rosacea

Posted by Administrator on 6/1/2010 to Media Mentions
Natural Solutions - Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide for acne and rosacea

In the June 2010 issue of Natural Solutions Magazine Niacinamide was the focus of an article on its benefits for acneic skin types. Natural dermatologist Valeri Treloar, author of The Clear Skin Diet says she uses Niacinamide..."as a first-line treatment for acne and rosacea."

Blissoma's Smooth A+ Serum was recommended for its proven effective 4% level of Niacinamide. Niacinamide is the active form of Vitamin B3 and improves skin oiliness, tone, coloration, and breakouts.