With Korean beauty trends still changing the skin care game in 2016, it’s not hard to see why adopting a skin-first mentality can gain you complexion perfection.
Labour intensive, 10-step rituals laden with products are nothing new to these centuries-old techniques giving the West major skin envy. K-beauty users can make a product an overnight success if they see results and they are certainly no strangers to the unlikeliest of ingredients. Donkey milk, anyone?
So it’s no surprise K-beauty favorites like snail creams have slid onto the North American skin care scene. Touting transformative benefits in the formation of collagen and elastin as well as repairing damaged skin and restoring hydration, snail slime products now boast a cult following worldwide.
Why is it that we should love the mollusks so much? Snail extract, formally referred to as snail mucin or snail secretion filtrate, is packed with a bevy of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, mucopolysaccharides and peptides. Translation: using snail slime should give you softer, smoother skin with a firmer appearance.
The Buy: Rosa Graf (Germany) Helix Aspersa Skin Revitalizing Serum 15ml
Why we love it: Boasting a high concentration of natural collagen and elastin, the slime-rich daily treatment provides immediate moisturizing and firming skin benefits in a paraben and perfume-free formula.
The Buy: Phyto Sintesi (Italy) Vita Pelle Snail Slime Rejuvenating Cream
Why we love it: A 31% concentration of snail secretion filtrate means a healthy dose of Glycolic Acid, Collagen, Elastin, proteins and vitamins in their original form.
Available now at Natali Products
In this Buzzfeed video, people get facials by an esthetician for the first time and gush about how much they love the results! (It’s a game changer.)
Beauty professionals, you can buy a pair of cold globes (similar to the ones featured in the video) and more spa supplies from Natali Products.
You already love cinammon, saffron, and turmeric, especially in the fall, but did you know that they have skincare benefits?
For instance, according to celebrity esthetician, Mandy Epley in a New Beauty article, saffron has anti-inflammatory properties that may be beneficial for reducing the inflammation that comes with acne.
“To reduce swelling and redness of mild acne in darker skin types, you can mix turmeric and lemon juice into a paste and use it as a spot treatment. Lighter skin types may see a bit of a stain on their skin for a day from the orange-colored spice.”
See the article for more tips!
Natali Products came across an interesting Dermascope Magazine article accompanying a Spa Smoothie recipe that incorporates berries, pomegranates, and spinach!
According to the article:
“Berries – While all berries contain cancer-fighting phytonutrients, black raspberries, in particular, contain a very high concentration of anthocyanins. These phytochemicals slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor.
Pomegranates – Early research into the pomegranate’s role in combating cancer suggests that the fruit contains a compound, ellagic acid, that might help contest cancer’s growth (estrogen-dependent cancers in particular).
Spinach – In addition to being one of the healthiest foods on the planet, spinach is also a cancer-fighting food. Like berries, spinach contains large amounts of phytonutrients. Studies show that the more spinach eaten on a regular basis, the lower the chance of getting cancer across the board.”
Suitable for all skin types (and especially beneficial for dry skin), Rose Skin Care Lactic 30% from Natali Products is a light peel for professional use only. It reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Usher in fall with the new China Glaze The Great Outdoors Collection from Natali Products, which features 12 beautiful shades.
Cinecitta Compact Cooked Eye Shadows from Natali Products can be used two ways:
- Dry for a soft, satin finish
- Wet for an intense pearl finish
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