Scent is a tricky subject in skincare. We want a luxurious smell when we use a product, and it may make us feel like the product is working. You may purchase a product for its anti-aging properties, but if it’s loaded down with fragrance, you can make your skin situation worse rather than better. Fragrance is one of the ingredients with the highest risk of irritating your skin – or even causing an allergic reaction.

Green Tea

A Green Tea blend imparts a light, fresh scent to Sea Radiance Gentle Cleanser

Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies aren’t required to disclose what ingredients they use for scenting their products. It can be a guessing game when it comes to what you’re actually putting on your face!

While you may think your skincare is working, if fragrance irritates your skin below the surface, its ability to defend itself from environmental toxins, stay moisturized and minimize wrinkles will be compromised.

In our Gentle Cleanser, we don’t add any additional fragrance, but our Green Tea essential oil blend, added to soothe skin and deliver powerful antioxidants, also provides a light, fresh scent.

Don’t make skin work overtime to compensate for the fragrance in your products. After all, it’s called skincare for a reason! Reach for products that are fragrance free, or that have a gentle fragrance imparted by quality, gentle ingredients.

Supermodels and ArnicaArnica has been heard on everyone’s lips in the fashion world, including stylish fans and supermodels like Gisele Bundchen, Phillip Lim and Diane Von Furstenburg. But what is this stuff everyone’s buzzing about?

Arnica essence is derived from the Arnica montana flower, a relative of the daisy. Flowers in this family, known as Compositae, are often used as herbal remedies.

The essence of this flower contains antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Growing wild in Europe, it has been known to heal wounds, muscle aches and bruises since the 16th century.

How does it work? In skincare products such as our Gentle Cleanser and Rapid Eye Lift, arnica can decrease healing time of blemishes, mild scarring and acne as it stimulates white blood cell activity to increase circulation. Inflammation is reduced – leaving you with a glowing, primed canvas for makeup or light moisturizer, ready to rock a runway, board meeting or coffee with friends.

Field of Arnica

It can be a difficult battle to get rid of redness, especially as we age.

Inflammation, broken capillaries and irritation from pollutants we are exposed to throughout the day can show through even the most expertly applied makeup.

This is why we created our Sea Radiance Gentle Cleanser with natural ingredients to counteract redness in several different ways:

Aloe Vera - Fights Redness

 

Aloe Vera has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help to minimize irritation.

Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract – this is wild chamomile! It is also an anti-inflammatory used to calm sensitive skin.

Bisabolol is an anti-inflammatory derived from chamomile, as well.

Panthenol DL is also known as provitamin B5, and it reduces redness.

 

Every time you wash your face, these natural ingredients will be working to soothe your skin to prepare it for your favorite moisturizers, serums and elixirs.