- How Plant Based Skin Care Delivers Bigger Benefits in a Smarter Way
- Can Skin Absorb That? Everything You Want To Know About Skin Absorption of Chemicals from Cosmetics
- Holistic Facial Beauty Benefits – 10 reasons you need natural facial treatment and skin care from a professional holistic esthetician to keep skin beautiful right now
- Recovery from Skin Problems - The Best Reasons to Give Your Summer Skin a Vacation
- Is Coconut Oil Good for Acne? Surprising Info on the Popular Skin Care Ingredient
- Is Coconut Oil Causing Dry Skin? What You Need to Know
- The Truth About Hormonal Skin Aging and Ways to Improve It
- How to Treat Hormonal Acne Naturally - hormonal acne symptoms and herbs that can help
- How to Brighten Skin Naturally and Improve The Look of Sun Damage on Your Face
- Surprising facts about why it's important to wear sunscreen year round, and the best sunscreen ingredients for your skin
Holistic Facial Beauty Benefits – 10 reasons you need natural facial treatment and skin care from a professional holistic esthetician to keep skin beautiful right now
There are thousands of skin care products available for shoppers to choose from, and having a “spa night” is a common treat for a relaxing evening at home. With all the masks, exfoliants, serums and peels that can be purchased for at-home use a facial service from a holistic esthetician might seem superfluous. But if you are serious about keeping skin beautiful nothing could be further from the truth.
Read on to discover why the beauty benefits you get from a professional holistic facial will blow your at-home facial treatments away.
Surprising facts about why it's important to wear sunscreen year round, and the best sunscreen ingredients for your skin
The green beauty industry is growing by leaps and bounds, but it can still be tricky to just pick up something trustworthy and effective while you're out and about. That means a little planning is apropos to make sure you have glowy, happy skin everywhere you go. We've got a few green beauty faves you'll want to make sure to include in your "go" bag.
Click through to see our top independently-made, cruelty-free, and natural recommendations for your warm-weather fun.
Cleansing is crucial! Learn how cleaning your face with the best face wash for you can solve your skin problems
Want to know how? Read on to learn how you can streamline your routine and get the best benefits.
Hands On - The power of touch in esthetics and why facial massage delivers major healing and beauty benefits
"Healing is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature." -W.H. Auden
Modern life has become increasingly mechanized as we add more and more technology to activities that once were human-driven. In our quest for efficiency and advancement we often end up physically isolating ourselves. A video conference with people across the country allows us to share ideas, but not something as simple as a touch. A technology-mediated world is increasingly resulting in touch disappearing from our daily lives. This disappearance is to our detriment.
In addition to technology affecting our opportunities for physical contact, cultural norms may complicate the idea of touch. Some cultures are much more prickly than others about what constitutes an acceptable touch interaction. The relatively reserved roots of much of USA culture may be partially responsible for the reluctance Americans can have with touch. People immersed in a restrictive culture may not even realize how many opportunities for touch are lost. Religious restrictions can complicate habits around touch as well. Another factor like local climate can set the tone for touch interactions, with cultures in warm, sunny environments tending to adopt a more touch-friendly culture. This leaves individuals in Northern areas literally out in the cold touch-wise.
The loss of this important facet to human life should be of concern, and luckily the esthetics world is in a wonderful position to reintroduce therapeutic touch to many people's lives.
Read on to find out more about the impressive benefits of therapeutic touch in esthetics.
DIY Whipped Shea Butter Recipe - An easy, natural, 5 ingredient extremely dry skin treatment for hands and body
Luckily while nature is creating our problems it also supplies solutions. The people of Western and Central Africa have faced harsh, dry conditions for decades, and shea butter is one of their favorite remedies from the earth. This rich plant butter soothes and coats skin with lipids and other therapeutic substances to restore elasticity and comfort.
A surprisingly affordable substitute for rose otto essential oil - Palmarosa essential oil benefits, uses, and recipes
The Ultimate Guide to Holistic Home Beauty Remedies for Eyes - Lighten dark circles under eyes and reduce wrinkles with homemade beauty treatments
9 Causes of Dark Eye Circles - Take action to reduce dark circles under eyes with natural, noninvasive methods
Healthy Growth - how estheticians can position, market, and communicate in the expanding green beauty industry
The green beauty industry has come into its own. That means amazing business opportunities for everyone interested in working in this field.
Blissoma was founded well before the green beauty trend really took off. Being at the leading edge of consumer education on natural products more than 10 years ago was important work but it was often exhausting trying to sell people something they were not quite mentally and emotionally ready for. We can personally testify to the value of a consumer that is ready to embrace a new idea and make changes.
In 2017 the market is fully prepared and customers are waking up to the value of naturally based products. How can your esthetics practice take advantage of this market trend and maximize your relationship with naturally focused customers? Click through to continue reading to get some valuable tips to communicate your position as a leader and get the most out of the enthusiasm for green beauty.
Words have power, and sometimes we need to spend a moment thinking about how we use them in order to finely tune our lived experience.
Two of the words that pop up in the skincare world are "ritual" and "routine". Look up any Youtube beauty vlogger channel and you're likely to see a skincare routine video. But now some brands are starting to use the word ritual to describe the process of interacting with their products. Is this just a fancy marketing tactic designed to sprinkle special fairy dust on products and brands, or is there more to this? We've been thinking about that.
Keep reading to discover how these concepts could change the impact you get out of your beauty routine.
The humble Sunflower is an example of a miraculous botanical that could use a little more appreciation, so we're shining a spotlight today. We consider Sunflower Seed oil to be one of the unsung heroes of natural skincare for some very good reasons.
Sunflower Seed oil is not an expensive or "precious" natural skincare oil largely because sunflowers are super easy to grow. They aren't finicky and they produce a huge head of seeds that are rich with oil. Sometimes the abundance of something can make it easy to overlook the true value, though.
Read on to discover more about this powerhouse plant and what its special seeds can do for sensitive skin.
Check out the list by clicking through to the full post. Some products can be purchased on our website in our "Beauty" section. Others will be available only through the Blissoma store in St. Louis.
Often for a product to do just one thing really well is enough. Trying to do too much often ends up with a product that slacks in some area. Beauty editors and minimalists (and people on a budget) are perpetually looking for multitasking beauty products, though. It seems like a great idea to be able to do several things with only one investment.
Our wonder cream Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan Mask defies the odds by multitasking like a champ. We initially developed it as a recipe to deeply hydrate post-treatment or very irritated skin. It had to be super gentle to be used on skin that was already inflamed. It quickly reduces the appearance of redness and diminishes the appearance of inflammation from environmental irritants and even allergic reactions to other skincare products.
So, of course you know from it's name that it's a mask, but it can do SO much more. This multitasking beauty product is going to earn its spot on your shelf.
Click through to read three more things you can do with this hydrating, natural miracle cream.
Cannabis’s medicinal benefits have been known to relieve chronic pain, ease anxiety, and offer an insomniac a decent night’s rest. No longer widely stigmatized, cannabis is reaching mainstream markets in the form of chocolates and sprays. One time-honored variety of cannabis is the hemp plant which lacks psychoactive compounds. Hemp seeds produce a valuable oil that is an ideal addition to natural skincare products.
Click through to read more about how hemp seed oil can benefit your skin.
Keep reading for more details about how you can end animal testing of cosmetics.
Known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, reishi has been embraced for its potent medicinal qualities for the last 2,000 years.
Reishi contains a powerful supply of Beta-glucans, which can help to calm dry, itchy skin. Beta-glucans are special sugars from mushrooms that have the ability to modulate the immune system. They are also capable of penetrating deeply through multiple layers of skin which means healing results in places other ingredients may not reach.
Provide your dry, stressed and inflamed skin with penetrating hydration; add reishi mushrooms into your skincare routine. Click to keep reading about the benefits of Reishi mushrooms.
Natural Beauty comes to St. Louis - your one stop conscious beauty shop is Blissoma Botanical Beauty
Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.Amy Leigh Mercree
We've worked for months on renovating our new space - the *only* space in St. Louis devoted to high performance, authentically natural, plant-strong, organic, and cruelty-free beauty products. Our talented staff has spent months testing the best brands in natural makeup, haircare, and nontoxic nail polish. We are NOW OPEN weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM to serve you in an intimate, luxurious, bohemian loft style setting. We specialize in education and giving you a great service experience in learning about how to make your beauty routine more nontoxic, eco-friendly, and effective.
You may be an occasional wearer of lip gloss and nothing more, or a polished professional who likes her look "just so" or perhaps a funky fan of electric blue eyeshadow.... Whatever your aesthetics we've got options for you that meet or exceed performance of conventional cosmetics. The best news for you is that it's all healthy for your skin (so your foundation won't ruin all the good things you're doing with your facial care routine) and guilt free for your health and even sustainable for the planet.
Even better yet, you'll be supporting independent businesses that are largely woman-owned and who are doing the right thing for clients, the environment, and their staff. Ethics and sustainability are gorgeous! Supporting conscious businesses lets your inner beauty shine.
Click through to read more about the fantastic natural beauty brands we are stocking to help you make your whole routine green.