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5 Benefits of Boosting Our Skin’s Immunity with Colloidal Gold

Feeding the skin with proper nutrients is essential for healthy skin.

In professional skincare, we use a lot of different ingredients to boost the skin`s immunity, but one of the ancient ingredients that we don’t hear much about, and has recently become a rising trend in the skincare industry because of its amazing properties, is colloidal gold.

The use of gold in skin care can be traced back to ancient Egypt where people believed gold had medicinal properties, and that it is the same substance which the skin of the gods was made of.

They aren’t wrong though. On their belief that gold has medicinal properties, that is.

Gold does have multiple benefits (did you know that gold compounds have anti-tumor properties*?), but for this blog post, we’re going to focus on the 5 ways colloidal gold boost our skin’s immunity.

So what exactly is colloidal gold and what are the benefits of boosting our skin’s immunity with it?

Colloidal gold is a suspension of gold particles that have been nanosized so that it stays dispersed evenly in a solution or fluid (usually water) and covers a large surface area of the skin. It is also often added to skincare products due to its barrier-protecting powers.

Keep reading to find out the 5 benefits of boosting the skin’s immunity with colloidal gold:

Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory

Colloidal gold acts as a shield against free radicals (which have been known to trigger skin conditions such as acne and eczema), strengthens the skin’s defense against pollution and helps calm skin inflammation. It also helps enhance the penetration of other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C into the layers of the skin.

Treats Sun-Damaged Skin

Unprotected sun exposure is unhealthy for the skin because aside from getting sunburn, the harsh UV rays can also cause premature skin aging (think dark spots and wrinkles). However, it is understandable that we may sometimes forget to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen before going out and are already dealing with the consequences,
therefore choosing skincare products infused with colloidal gold might be a wise choice considering that colloidal gold not only prevents sun damage, it also treats sun- damaged skin through its ability to restore and repair damaged cells.

Brightening

Colloidal gold is also known to have brightening effects on the skin (due to its reflective properties) and the ability to boost blood circulation. And because it improves the blood circulation, this causes healthy detoxification which makes the skin healthier and more vibrant.

Stimulates Skin Cells

It also stimulates skin cells through the help of the ions present in gold causing improved blood circulation and increase in skin cell metabolism and waste secretion resulting in healthy skin.

Of course, the ability of colloidal gold to restore skin cells also aids in reducing signs of aging such as sagging skin and loss of elasticity.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

When it comes to the topic of aging, one of the most common concerns of women are the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially on their face.

One of the primary causes of wrinkles and fine lines is exposure to UV radiation which can speed up the aging process.

And because of its antioxidant properties and capability to reduce signs of skin aging, colloidal gold is the ideal ingredient to look out for when choosing skincare that will address these problems.

With colloidal gold’s antioxidant properties, the ability to increase skin’s elasticity, boost collagen production, and reduce collagen depletion, it is no wonder that the trend gold in skincare shows no signs of going away anytime soon.

Spalina is always looking to incorporate the most effective and high-performing ingredients into its products which is why the newest products, Complex Vitamin C and Peptide Firming Glow, are infused with colloidal gold to enhance the effects of the other ingredients.

Complex Vitamin C is your ultimate free radical scavenger with a potent antioxidant that brightens the skin as well as prevents and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It is also supercharged with glutathione and colloidal gold and includes peptides and marine fermentation which provides the skin with a natural glow.

Peptide Firming Glow is an anti-aging peptide serum and is meant to be used for the face and neck. It has high-performing peptides for that ULTIMATE lifting, firming, and glowing effect.

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2020 Top trending anti aging treatments

The beauty industry is ever-evolving. Every day, new trends and treatments make their debut in an effort to help men and women find the fountain of youth. These treatments focus on a variety of common aging concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, large pores, dark circles and dryness. So, here are the top 6 anti-aging treatments that your clients are looking for.

Hydra Infusion

The Hydrinfusion can restore the skin and leave your clients with a refreshed, youthful look in no time. During a treatment, hydrainfusion delivery system will extract dirt and dead skin cells to gently exfoliate the skin. After the exfoliation process, a customized combination of skin  serums will give your  face an immediate glow. Great in combination with customized facial.

Dermaplaning. 

Dermaplaning works to eliminate “peach fuzz” and create a fresh, clean complexion. It removes old, dead skin cells, fine facial hair and light acne scars. To perform the treatment, your esthetician will gently feather a special stainless steel scalpel across your skin.  Dermaplaning is also a great option for pregnant or breastfeeding clients that are limited on certain chemical applications. Dermaplaining can be paired with different modalities depending on your skin needs and wants.

Microneedling.

Microneedling can do wonders for the skin’s tone and texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and more. The treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, leaving your clients with fresher, younger-looking skin. A popular combination in 2020 is pairing microneedling with Coolifting. With this combination you can expedite the healing and rejuvenation process.

Enzyme exfoliating peels.

Enzyme exfoliating peels remove the top layer of skin revealing fresher, brighter skin. They can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and reduce sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma and acne scars. For skin that is conditioned there is usually no downtime but depending on the intensity of the enzyme exfoliating peel,  mild and medium peels typically offer little to no downtime. I perform deep peels requiring downtime only on special occasions. Those who opt for those treatments are always aware of the time needed for healing.

Microcurrent.

This too good to be true innovation involves using low grade electrical current to train your facial muscles to appear more lifted, tightened, and firm. In fact, its name is the “non invasive facelift.”

Not it will only contour and lift your facial muscle, but this treatment will deeply hydrate your skin in addition to heal your skin by supplying the ATP energy to the cells that are responsible for rejuvenation. For the best results you should consider doing a series of 6 treatments, and 3 of those should incorporate the Coolifting. The combo of those two will give you results that you have never imagined you could have.

This are amazing results from one customized facial incorporating different modalities for the best results.

Coolifting.

This revolutionary treatment has changed many of my clients skins. It is a super simple, quick 4 minute hi-tech process of infusing hyaluronic acid via CO2 into your skin, filling up those fine lines and wrinkles. CO2 stimulated the collagen fibers from the inside for the ultimate tightening and lifting effect. Treatment is only 4 minutes long and it is always done in combination with the facial or micro needling for its even more intensified results.

Another happy client with a customized facial.

If you are looking for a custom corrective holistic treatments (that will target your specific needs and wants) or products that will make a true change on your skin, then you came to the right place. Spalina Inc and Spela Skin care is the place where true skin transformation happen.

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Mascne and skin irritation from the new normal?

While many medical professionals already wear protective masks every day, wearing a face mask out in public has suddenly become a part of everyday life for all of us. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about some of the changes people are seeing in their skin as a result of wearing masks. The most common complaints I’m hearing about are increased breakouts around the areas of mask as well as sensitivity and irritation of the skin.

Face masks may be necessary for now, but blemishes and irritated skin aren’t.

Wearing a mask can lead to a type of acne called acne mechanica. The only difference between acne mechanica and regular acne is the cause; while regular breakouts tend to be hormonally-driven, acne mechanica is caused by friction (a physical disruption to the skin).

When something is constantly rubbing up against your skin, the combination of friction, heat, and pressure can be a trigger for breakouts. In addition to friction, a mask that covers your mouth can cause breakouts because of the moist environment it creates. Your breath traps moisture and heat, which stimulates oil flow. This combo of oil, heat, and moisture is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. 

Another reason protective face masks can cause breakouts is the pressure they exert on your pores.

You may notice that, after removing a mask, you have indents in your skin from where it was pressing up against your face. These indents could actually be changing the shape of your pores, causing a buildup of oil. Wearing a protective face mask creates a perfect environment for breakouts to thrive.

While there are different types of protective masks available, this one (surgical) seems to be the most common.

The friction responsible for acne mechanica is also the culprit behind most irritation caused by protective face masks. In fact, red, bumpy, rashy skin is a common precursor to acne mechanica.

All of these are also signs of inflammation, which can wake up your skin’s pigment cells and cause lingering pigmentation long after the erythema (redness) has subsided. To avoid this, it’s best to address irritation right away. 

So how can you keep your protective face mask from clogging your pores and causing irritation?

The goal should be to create a healthy environment in your skin where bacteria won’t thrive. This comes down to reducing oil production and using products with non-drying, antimicrobial properties. 

Properly cleansing your face before bed is always important. When you’ve spent all day wearing a face covering that traps heat, sweat, oil, and bacteria, it’s especially necessary. It’s tough to properly clean your face throughout the day, so it’s important to use your nighttime routine as an opportunity to really reset your skin.

If you’re worried about acne as a result of wearing a face mask, the most important thing you can do is be diligent about your skincare routine. Trust me, it’s a lot easier to stay on top of the problem than it is to try to fix it once things have gotten out of hand. 

Implement a good night routine!

Start by cleansing your skin with a Biotic Mangosteen cleanser which contains ingredients like salicylic acid that is antimicrobial. After cleansing, I recommend using an enzyme mask (Cranglow Milkzyme) twice a week and daily use of Glylac exfoliating pads (you can choose to use it all over, or just in the area of the mask).

Salicylic acid is unique in that it has the ability to cut through oil and really get into your pore lining. Remember that face masks trap oil in your pores by exerting pressure on them and creating indentations in the skin (which can change the shape of pores). Lactic acid will be able to really get into your pores to clear out this build-up of oil so it doesn’t turn into a full-on breakout without causing any irritation.

I also suggest using the Epidermal repair serum every night. As you all probably know, that is my number one selling products because of its efficacy.

Epidermal repair serum has the ability to completely restore your skin complexion, while its calming and anti-inflammatory properties will heal your skin and prevent you from getting new breakouts. This serum is so amazing that you will see the difference on your skin within just days of using it.

Protection from the sun is super important, SPF rain or shine, but if you go to the beach don’t forget your wide beam hat.

Don’t forget about SPF.

Even if you work indoors, you should be wearing sunscreen 365 days a year to protect your skin from UV damage. Unfortunately, sunscreens are notorious for causing problems when it comes to acne and clogged pores. If you’re already struggling to keep your skin clear while wearing a protective face mask, you may want to opt for a mineral sunscreen powder instead of a traditional lotion- or cream-based sunscreen.

Mineral powders are easy to touch up during the day, especially if you’re wiping the skin down with an antibacterial toner. They also sit on top of the skin instead of settling into pores, which is why they’re far less likely to cause blemishes. An added bonus? Powders will absorb excess oil sitting on the skin.

Wear a clean mask every day.

If you’re wearing a bandana, scarf, or reusable cloth mask when you go out, be sure to wash it regularly. Not only is this the best practice for good hygiene, but it will also prevent oil and dirt from being reintroduced onto the skin.

When the skin is irritated and sensitive, the last thing you want to do is aggravate it even more. Be cautious when it comes to using exfoliating acids. The purpose of these is to slough dead cells off the surface of your skin, which a face mask is already doing by manually rubbing back and forth. Adding in even more exfoliation could be too much. Listen to your skin and pull back if it seems like too much.

Don’t over exfoliate.

I also recommend staying away from face scrubs and sonic cleansing brushes when your skin is irritated. Physical exfoliation is already harder on the skin than chemical exfoliation, and in this case, adding even more friction into the equation by scrubbing your face certainly won’t do you any favors.

To focus on rebuilding and protecting your skin’s protective moisture barrier, use a healing moisturizer with reparative ingredients. Manuka Infused Lipid creme and  Stem Cell Infusion serum can help you rebuild and heal the skin.

Avoid any moisturizers with high percentages of essential oils or any kind of synthetic fragrance. Both of these are notorious for irritating the skin and can break your moisture barrier down over time. 

Whether you wear a mask on the job or just started wearing one in public to help do your part, I hope you find these tips helpful! Stay safe and always love your skin.

Xo

Spela

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The Best Cranberry Exfoliating Face Mask to Boost Your Skin Care Regimen

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Are you looking for a way to jump start your at-home skincare regimen that’s both easy and highly effective? Then the CranGlow MilkZyme exfoliating face mask is the perfect little luxury product to boost your self care routine. (It’s also a terrific stocking stuffer or small “just because” gift!)

This unique mask combines the holistic elements of ancient wisdom with the most up-to-date medical skin care ingredients. It provides powerful benefits for all skin types, and the best part is that it’s easy to fit into your existing routine with minimal effort.

You’ll experience smoother, noticeably healthier skin with each application Undoubtedly, you’ll start to look forward to your face mask ritual and relish in the visible rewards!

Why This Face Mask is Different

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It’s the combination of ancient holistic ingredients, as well as the latest in skin care technology, that makes this mask so effective. Many skin care lines make promising claims like this. But they often fail to provide expertise and evidence to support these claims. Let’s look at why this particular product is different.

Expertise

Spela Hernandez, a reputable licensed esthetician with over a decade of experience, meticulously created the CranGlow MilkZyme exfoliating face mask to deliver measurable, significant results . Her valuable experience, as well as continuous education, are what distinguish her elite products from the many sub-par skin care products on the market today.

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Spela Hernandez owns a boutique studio in Lake Forest, California and offers a variety of acne-fighting and anti-aging facial treatments.

Active Ingredients and Why they Work

Cranberry enzymes contains potent antioxidants that heal angry skin, which is particularly valuable as part of an acne-fighting skin care regimen. Furthermore, regular use gently dissolves those stubborn acne scars. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, cranberry is a natural astringent. This is another reason why this natural extract provides impressive results in skin types with blemishes and/or scarring. Regular exposure promotes a firmer, healthier skin structure.

CoQ10 is an antioxidant that your body produces. This is a way your body fights free radical damage. However, your body produces less and less of CoQ10 as you age. Unless you supplement this loss with professional skin care products and/or treatments, your skin may be more likely to develop lines and wrinkles. Researchers have found that a lack of CoQ10 leads to a higher risk for crow’s feet. Their suggestion? Counteract this vulnerability with topical skin care products.

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L-Lactic Acid helps shrink large pores and leads to a purified complexion. It also gently fades dark spots and is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation.

Witch Hazel heals swollen, red, blemished skin in a non-abrasive manner. This is why it’s such a safe ingredient for skin that is both sensitive and wounded by pimples, discoloration caused by scars, and hyperpigmentation. Witch hazel is also a natural anti-aging elixir because it un-does damage wrinkles, fine lines, and puffy eyes.

Is the Spalina Cranberry Exfoliating Face Mask Right for My Skin?

The CranGlow MilkZyme face mask is appropriate for all skin types. Specifically, it helps rejuvenate and repair:

How to Use Your New Spalina CranGlow MilkZyme Exfoliating Face Mask

Unlike other products, this isn’t an “everyday” skin care product for your daily routine. You only need to use an exfoliating face mask one to two times a week for maximum results. (In fact, over-exfoliating is a common skin care mistake.)

Simply apply a thin layer to your face with clean hands. After letting it nourish your skin for five to ten minutes, rinse with cool water.

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Many people wonder about the correct order in which to apply their skin care products. If this is you, don’t worry – you’re not alone! That’s what we’re here for. You should use it after cleansing your face, but before applying anything else, like serums or moisturizing creams. An easy way to think about this is that exfoliation is the process of removing impurities from your skin. This makes it more receptive to ingredients from other products, allowing them to penetrate your skin more completely.

When you think about it this way, it’s easy to remember to do this as a preparation for receiving as much benefit as you can from your at-home skin care products!

The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Face Mask

Whether you’re fighting acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, or aging, the goal is still the same. You want dramatic results! Maximize the visible benefits of the CranGlow MilkZyme face mask by using complimentary products with matching caliber. I love using the Peptide Sensi Cleanse to wash my face. And my go-to anti-aging product is the Spalina Stem Cell Infusion Serum. But that’s just me! I encourage you to browse the Spalina collection to find products that speak to your skin care needs.

Another way to really bolster your at-home regimen is through monthly facials. Seeing a licensed skin care specialist face-to-face is so, so helpful when you want to target specific problems for long-term results.

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Where’s the Best Holistic Skin Care Specialist + Spa Near Me? (Southern California)

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If you live in Southern California, then consider Spela Skincare, owned by Spela Hernandez, for the best holistic skin care specialist near you. Her holistic skin care spa offers a variety of holistic acne cures and anti-aging facials. In this post, you’ll find a list of the facial treatments available. You can also book online at anytime!

Spela is the designer of Spalina, Inc., a cutting edge line of European-inspired skin care products. These range from ceramide- and antioxidant-infused mineral sunscreens to her unique retinaldehyde serum.

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Spela is 100% committed to treating the skin on a cellular level and believes that good skin health is a lifestyle.

Holistic Skin Care Facials for Your Skin Type at Spela Skincare in Lake Forest, California

Spela is a licensed holistic esthetician and healthy skin advocate based in Lake Forest, California. At her boutique studio, she uses a combination of both ancient holistic wisdom and the latest clinical technology without resorting to harsh treatments like chemical peels.

The list below includes her holistic acne/anti-aging facial services:

Now that you’ve seen a quick list, let’s discuss the treatment modalities a little more in-depth.

1. Collagen Induction Therapy (Micro Needling)

Collagen Induction Therapy, also called Micro Needling, involves the use of a pen. During your session, Spela makes microscopic cuts on the surface of your skin. These tiny cuts are like “micro-channels,” since they open your skin to fully receive vital skin care ingredients such as amino acids and antioxidants.

Micro Needling is a beneficial treatment for both acne and aging. It also helps heal hyperpigmentation, acne scars, rosacea, age spots, and enlarged pores.

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2. Microdermabrasion

Since microdermabrasion requires little downtime and causes very minimal discomfort, it’s quite a popular treatment. Spela uses a real diamond-tipped applicator with slight suction to exfoliate the skin and remove damaged, dead skin cells. This is an excellent facial for tired or dull skin, since it leads to a healthier, clearer, more glowing complexion.

3. Coolifting

No matter what type of skin type you have, you’ll likely benefit from a Coolifting facial! This is because it firms, lifts, and deeply hydrates. It’s a great add-on treatment to pair with other facials because it calms and soothes, which helps accelerate recovery time. Plus, it only takes about four minutes to complete!

During a Coolifting facial, Spela uses a patented CooLifting beauty gun to deliver a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid, carbon dioxide, and her special formula of botanical extracts to the innermost layer of your skin. The beauty gun uses thermal shock to naturally encourage your body to produce more collagen and elastin. And the results are almost instantaneous! You’ll notice healthier, less inflamed, and firmer skin soon after your first treatment.

When paired with Micro Current, Coolifting facials boost results by nearly 70%!

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CooLifting facial treatments are especially effective when paired with complimentary modalities, especially Micro Current.

4. Oxygen Infusion

The primary objective of an Oxygen Infusion Facial is to promote more natural collagen production. This involves an infusion of Spela’s unique blend of vitamins and oxygen to gently plump natural facial features. It also firms and lifts, rejuvenating skin that has lost its elasticity over time. Red or inflamed skin will also benefit from oxygen infusion, as this treatment reduces inflammation and promotes wound healing.

5. Hydro-Exfoliating Facial Treatment (Hydrodermabrasion)

Spela’s Hydro-Exfoliating facial involves the use of a hydro-exfoliating machine in order to exfoliate, remove impurities, and infuse the skin with a healing serum. Since hydrodermabrasion enhances circulation, it accelerates the growth of new skin cells and helps your lymphatic nervous system naturally remove toxins from the body. This heals dry or dehydrated skin, helps fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and encourages blemishes to heal rapidly. Additionally, it helps prevent future breakouts and promotes a healthier complexion overall.

6. RevitaPen Collagen Enhancing Treatment

The RevitaPen Collagen enhancing treatment is a nano-technology facial treatment that nourishes your skin at its core. It also conditions your epidermis for a brighter, revitalized glow. This is a great treatment option for anyone wishing to balance the texture or tone of their skin.

7. Micro Current

This is the holistic alternatives to fillers or Botox. Micro Current facials help counteract free radical damage and are one of the best-kept secrets among celebrities who have that undeniably natural, youthful glow.

Simply put, Micro Current technology mimics the body’s own biological current in order to stimulate protein synthesis, remove waste, and rapidly heal wounds. It also improves natural collagen and elastin production by working directly on the fibers and nerves in your body.

8. LED Therapy

LED therapy uses highly concentrated beams of light energy to re-ignite your body’s ability to produce collagen. This is a key part of holistic anti-aging therapy, since collagen is the connective tissue responsible for keeping your skin firm and wrinkle-free. Spela uses an LED panel that is free from UV rays. Her light panel consists of amber, infra-red, blue, and red rays that restore a more youthful complexion and heal acne.

In order to meet your own unique set of skin care goals, she custom-selects an LED based on your specific skin care needs. This is a pleasant, rejuvenating treatment that promotes both immediate and long-term results.

Book an Appointment Today!

You can schedule a holistic skin care treatment today by calling 949-500-7785 or booking online. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can always trust in Spela’s expertise to create a custom plan for your skin. A monthly facial plan will noticeably enhance the effects of your at-home regimen, and you’ll experience continual skin transformation.

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Two Healthy Skin Sunscreens That Could Change Your Complexion Forever

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One of the top skin care mistakes people make is neglecting to wear a protective sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF protection on a daily basis. Remember, the dangerous UV rays linked to premature wrinkles and skin cancer are just as powerful in winter months as they are in hot summer months. Therefore, you should always wear SPF protection on your face, neck, and all exposed skin. However, some sunscreens actually do more harm than good, which is why it’s helpful to understand basic sunscreen ingredients and terms. That way, you can make sure you’re choosing the best sunscreen to target your own unique skin care needs. In this blog post, I’ll define some important terms used in the sunscreen industry, as well as explain why and how they can benefit your specific skin care needs.

You’ll also find recommendations for two of the season’s most effective sunscreens by Spalina, Inc.:

Hydrating Mineral Zinc Oxide SPF 40

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Mineral Tinted SPF 40 with Ceremides and Antioxidants C+E

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The Best Sunscreens for Healthy Skin: Overview

  • Meet the Mastermind Behind the Serum: Licensed Holistic Esthetician & Healthy Skin Advocate
  • Healthy Skin Sunscreens 101: Understanding Zinc Oxide, Ceremides and Antioxidants C+E
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Healthy Skin Sunscreens 101

In order to understand why these sunscreens by Spalina, Inc. are so effective, it’s important to understand some basic terms. In this section, you’ll find easy-to-understand definitions of the following terms:

  • Zinc Oxide and Mineral Sunscreens
  • Antioxidants C + E
  • Ceremides

Zinc Oxide and Mineral Sunscreens

There are two main types of sunscreens. One category includes “chemical sunscreens,” and the other encompasses “mineral sunscreens.” Chemical sunscreens can actually permeate your skin’s barrier and infect your body with toxins. In contrast, mineral sunscreens are safer because they remain on the surface of your skin. Zinc oxide is one of the healthiest forms of SPF protection.

Antioxidants C + E

Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that protect your skin from free radical damage. They also promote a firmer, younger-looking, glowing complexion.

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In Spela’s mineral tinted SPF 40 sunscreen, there are two specific antioxidants:

Vitamin C helps increase collagen and elastin production. It also naturally slows down the aging process, which means less fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin E also helps prevent aging. In other words, skin care products with Vitamin E can stop pesky lines from even forming in the first place. It also heals acne scarring and provides the hydration so desperately needed by dry or dehydrated skin types.

According to researchers from the University of Illinois, sunscreens containing antioxidants are more effective than sunscreens without antioxidants. The specific antioxidants mentioned in the study are Vitamins C and E. The reason these healthy skin sunscreens are better is because, no matter how good the sunscreen, a small amount of UV radiation may still reach the skin. The antioxidants serve as “back up protection” with revitalizing effects for the skin.

Ceramides

Ceramides are lipids that compose most of the skin’s moisture barrier. They help shield your skin from free radical damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. They also help your skin stay properly hydrated. In fact, skin that lacks a sufficient amount of ceramides is frequently dry, itchy, and uncomfortable. It can even lead to a damaged skin barrier.

Products like professionally-formulated probiotic cleansers and sunscreens promote a strong skin structure that is resistant to premature aging or excessive dryness.

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Neglecting daily SPF is just one of the many common skin care mistakes. For example, another mistake is neglecting to cleanse the face in both the morning and the evening. I suggest checking out these 4 daily cleansers by Spalina, Inc. and adding one to your skin care regimen. You can also learn more amazing, transformative skin care tips from the following blog posts:

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Trust Me, You Need This: The Epidermal Repair Serum for All Skin Types

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Trust Me, You Need This: the Epidermal Repair Serum for All Skin Types

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The Trioxolane Epidermal Repair Serum by Spalina, Inc. possesses so many multi-faceted skin healing effects that it’s like the “kale superfood” of the skin care world! This is largely due to a special, patented, high-powered ingredient, trioxolane. Trioxolane is a super-charged ingredient that permanently repairs changes in skin texture, age spots, enlarged pores, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation. It also helps repair various types of wounds on the surface of the skin. So, whether you struggle with acne, rosacea, a dull complexion or visible signs of aging, this rejuvenating serum is for you! Of course, I know you’re not naive enough to simply accept these claims without some kind of evidence. Therefore, the rest of this skin care blog post revolves around the scientific evidence proving this trioxolane epidermal repair serum’s unprecedented ability to heal damaged skin and bring a lackluster complexion back to life.

It’s an amazing new product that offers rejuvenation and revitalization to all skin types!

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This serum permanently repairs inflammation, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, age spots and enlarged pores. Amazing healer of acne and rosacea.
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  • Trioxolane: The Secret Behind the Transformation
  • How Spela’s Epidermal Repair Serum Works: Strengthen Your Skin’s Immunity & Repair Protein Oxidation

Trioxolane: The Secret Behind the Transformation

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Trioxolane is the strongest ingredient in this potent new anti-aging serum, and it rejuvenates the skin for ALL types and a variety of conditions.

In order to be effective, a natural skin care product must have its own unique “superpower ingredients” that work together to achieve a specific goal.

Now it’s Spalina’s Epidermal Repair Serum’s time to shine! As mentioned above, it’s the trioxolane that’s particularly potent and effective. Trioxolane is a stable oxygen molecule that helps support immunity, repairs and prevents protein oxidation, and helps calm inflammation.

The Transformative Benefits of Spela’s Trioxolane Epidermal Repair Serum

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How This Innovative New Serum Repairs & Prevents Protein Oxidation

Put simply, protein oxidation is the natural wearing down of skin health over time. This can result in reddened, blemished, or wrinkled skin. In other words, the amino acids that make up a healthy skin structure decline. When you’re younger, your skin rapidly repairs this kind of malformation. But as you age, your body loses its ability to fight such damage. That’s where trioxolane epidermal repair serum comes in: it actively reverses damage, helping your body complete the natural repair processes.

Due to the healing powers of trioxolane, this serum promotes:

  • Wound healing
  • Reduced redness
  • Rapid relief from blemishes, blackhead, whiteheads, and acne scarring
  • Reversal of the aging process; you’ll experience visibly less lines and wrinkles
  • *Healing of hyperpigmenation, melasma, rosacea, and other amatory diseases
  • A stronger skin moisture barrier

*Often, skin care products contain toxic ingredients (such as hydroquinone) to lighten freckles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. While these may achieve desired results, they can irritate sensitive skin types and have even been linked to skin cancer.

The Epidermal Repair Serum that Strengthens Your Immune System

Since the trioxolane epidermal repair serum is anti-microbial, it strengthens your skin’s immune system by restoring its oxygen fighting power. Because of this, it helps fight internal conditions as well as topical fungal and bacterial infections. Nearly everyone can benefit from this serum.

“Immunity is a hot topic in dermatology right now,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in the Dermatology Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “Besides playing a vital role in maintaining hydration, the outer layer of skin also protects the body from free radical damage and infections,” he explains. The skin’s immune system is responsible for fighting off aging attackers like UV rays, dryness, pollution, and stress. While antioxidants (like vitamin C) prevent free radicals from stimulating chain reactions that lead to cell damage, immunity-boosters provide cells with the energy to fend off aggressors, as well as to repair damage after the fact. “When working properly, a healthy skin barrier can protect itself and resist aging,” says Zeichner.  

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Recent studies show that an unhealthy skin barrier may leave you vulnerable to asthma and allergies.

By strengthening the immunity of your skin, you can smooth over wrinkles and lines, get rid of dry skin fast, and enjoy a smoother, more dewy complexion.

How to Start Healing Your Skin’s Immunity Now

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Ideally, the first step is a personalized consultation from a licensed holistic skin care practitioner. This will help you develop an individualized at-home skin care regimen.

The next important step is to invest in well-respected, professionally formulated natural skin care products. Pair Spela’s new Epidermal Repair Serum with the Epidermal Conditioning Cream for maximum skin barrier health!

How to Repair Skin Barrier
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Flawlessly Erase Wrinkles with the Best Under Eye Treatment for Wrinkles of 2019

Still searching for that miracle under eye wrinkle remover? Tired of “anti-aging creams” that fall far short of your expectations? If so, you’re in the right place! I’m proud to introduce the new Eye Repair Cream by Spalina, Inc. This hydrating cream combines elite holistic skin care ingredients for maximum anti-aging effects. Arguably, this decadent eye cream is the best treatment for under eye wrinkles because it truly causes significant, lasting results.

In this week’s skin care blog post, I’ll provide seven reasons why this product should be a crucial new part of your natural anti-aging skin care regimen.

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The Spalina Eye Repair Cream is full of peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, nourishes dark circles, reduces puffiness and firms the delicate skin around the eyes.

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Each and every holistic skin care product in the Spalina, Inc. line is expertly designed by Spela Hernandez, a reputable holistic esthetician based in southern California. In other words, every single one of her products contains elite, botanical luxury ingredients that target and heal specific problems.

Best Treatment for Under Eye Wrinkles
Exclusive ingredients like active oxygen and peptides visibly firm the skin around the eyes. Together, these elite peptides and botanicals moisturize, tighten, and firms skin around the eyes.
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But what sets this new under eye wrinkle treatment cream apart? In the following list, you’ll see how each individual ingredient delivers proven results. Together, they form a high-powered under eye wrinkle remover.

Every single ingredient has the the same objective: complete skin rejuvenation.

1. Sodium Hyaluronate (L)

Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt version of hyaluronic acid. This soft, gentle substance has multiple functions. First, it supports your skin’s natural exfoliation. As a result, your cells turn over more quickly. These first two processes gently diminish wrinkles. The result is a striking: dewy, healthy skin.

The Sodium Hyaluronate in this anti-wrinkle cream is in High Weight Molecules. Therefore, it sends immediate relief to the outermost layers of your skin.

Best Under Eye Treatment for Wrinkles
Hyaluronic Acid helps boost collagen and elastin production. When it is “High Molecular,” it causes almost immediate and visible results on the surface of the skin.

2. Borage Officinalis Seed Oil

This is a natural seed oil that’s rich in Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that calms inflamed skin. According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, the Borage seed’s oil has a high concentration of “ω-6 series essential fatty acids,” which are an important part of skin structure and function. Multiple studies have shown that GLA has anti-inflammatory effects. In other words, it heals irritated skin of all kinds. This includes eczema, as well as psoriasis.

Better yet, none of the participants in these various studies reported adverse side effects from the oil. It’s very safe for sensitive skin.

3. Fi-Flow® BTX

Another important ingredient is Fi-Flow® BTX. This is a special blend of perflurocarbon complexes. These substances are responsible for noticeably reducing under eye wrinkles, as well as fine lines. This happens because the complexes re-ignite the skin’s natural metabolism, accelerating the removal of wrinkles.

In addition to reducing wrinkles, perflurocarbon complexes prevent new lines from forming. They do this by easing repetitive facial movement. Since repetitive facial movements may cause fine lines and/or wrinkles over time, this is a strong preventative ingredient.

Best Treatment for Under Eye Wrinkles
Fi-Flow® BTX is a powerful holistic ingredient in the Eye Repair Cream by Spalina, Inc. Its main purpose is to fight wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements.

4. Indinyl® (Cassia Anguvstifolia Seed Polysaccharide)

Another powerful ingredient is the Cassia Seeds. These healing seeds come from the native Indian Senna plant. Like hyaluronic acid, they help get rid of dry skin. They’re also amazing under eye wrinkle removers. Although simple plant seeds may not sound impressive, they’re a robust part of the Eye Repair Cream.

Again, each ingredient works together to make this the best under eye treatment for wrinkles possible.

5. ChroNOline™ (Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3)

This ingredient is a biomimetic peptide derived from growth factors. It helps increase Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) components. These are the parts of your skin tissue that connect the epidermis to the dermis. DEJ also helps increase collagen production, which encourages complete skin rejuvenation. Like the first three items on this list, this peptide gently smooths over the appearance of fine lines.

Remember, your skin produces growth factors naturally. Growth factors regulate the way your skin cells grow, which effects the overall structure and elasticity of your skin. In fact, they’re the “key players” behind healthy collagen and elastin production. Your skin also needs them for a healthy moisture barrier!

Best Under Eye Treatment for Wrinkles
As we age, our skin produces less and less growth factors. (Sun damage can also inhibit production.) In order to maintain a firm, healthy complexion, it’s essential to use natural skin care products with growth factors to compensate for this loss.

(In order to learn more about peptides in skin care, check out the Beginner’s Guide to Amino Acids in Skin Care. This is helpful because peptides are simply long chains of amino acids.)

6. Argireline® (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8)

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a neuropeptide with strong anti-wrinkle properties. In order to understand exactly why they are so strong, let’s definie SNARE and SNAP Receptors:

SNARE Proteins (also called SNAP Receptors) are big, interconnected groupings of polypeptide chains in human skin cells. One of their purposes is to release neurotransmitters between cells.

Since Argireline® contains mechanisms that regulate the SNAP Receptor complex, they enhance the release of neurotransmitters. As a result, the extra neurotransmitters encourages skin muscle tissue to relax. This is particularly useful for treating and preventing “expression wrinkles.”

7. Leuphasyl® (Pentapeptide-18)

There are multiple types of wrinkles, and they fit into three categories: static wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and wrinkle folds. Many wrinkles are the result of facial muscle contractions, and so they fit into the “dynamic wrinkles” classification.

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contraction of muscles that are attached to the overlying skin. Each muscle contraction causes the skin to bunch together, forming lines between the bulk of the muscle. 

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In order to target this specific type of wrinkle, Spela infused this innovative Eye Repair Cream with Pentapeptide-18. Put simply, Pentapeptide-18 is a type of peptide that specifically works to reduce wrinkles caused by such contractions.

Eye Repair Cream by Spalina, Inc:
is it the Best Under Eye Treatment for Wrinkles for Your Skin?

Where to Buy the Best European Skin Care Products
If you live in Southern California, consider combining the this under eye European skin care product with Spela’s elite luxury facials at Spela Skin Care and Waxing in Lake Forest, California.

This natural anti-aging skin care product is best for anyone who wants to seriously reverse wrinkles and lines around their eyes. It’s also beneficial if you suffer from puffy, red, or inflamed under eye skin.

Even if you are only just beginning to notice under eye wrinkles, the Eye Repair Cream is a good way to prevent the wrinkles from multiplying.

Of course, you can maximize results by seeking treatment from a holistic skin care specialist. Since holistic ant-aging facials amplify the results of your diligent home skin care routine, they’re worth consideration. For example, consider the following holistic skin care services:

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How to Use Manuka Honey Skin Care: The Best Natural Face Moisturizer on the Market

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Manuka Infused Lipid Cream by Spalina, Inc.

Using Manuka honey for skin care is another trendy topic in the world of advanced skin care! Currently, almost all professional skin care lines use it in at least one of their products.

Humans have been using Manuka honey for both food and medicine since the dawn of time. In fact, researchers believe that people used Manuka honey during the Stone Age.

For many years, the Western culture dismissed Manuka honey as a “folklore remedy.” But now, due to scientific evidence, it’s one of the most coveted ingredient in natural skin care products! If you’re interested in this deeply holistic ingredient, keep scrolling! You’ll learn how to choose the right kind of Manuka honey face cream that truly rejuvenates the skin.

Manuka Cream Benefits for Face
Manuka Honey heals dry skin by deeply hydrating and moisturizing. The unique Manuka Infused Lipid Cream by #Spalina is a potent face cream that heals dry skin and promotes firm, youthful-looking skin.

Manuka Honey for Skin Care: Overview

  • 5 Benefits of Using Manuka Honey in Skin Care
  • How to Get Rid of Dry Skin Fast with Manuka Infused Lipid Cream
  • Holistic Skin Care History: Where does the best Manuka Honey Come from?

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Manuka honey has a distinct set of antibacterial properties that makes it stand out from conventional honey. It’s also rich in antioxidants and wields antiviral and anti-inflammatory powers. According to the Central Asian Journal of Global Health, the scientific community now regards Manuka honey as a clinically valid treatment for dermatological problems. In the list below, you’ll find descriptions of the five best Manuka honey skin care benefits.

Manuka Honey Skin Care

1. Manuka Honey Skin Care Helps Repair a Damaged Skin Barrier

The term “skin barrier” simply refers to the outermost layer of your skin. It is also referred to as your “epidermis” or “moisture barrier.” There are two primary functions of your skin barrier:

  • To retain moisture for a hydrated, dewy complexion
  • To protect your skin from damaging elements, like acne-causing bacteria

Depending on your lifestyle, various factors can contribute to skin barrier damage. Common causes include improper skin care techniques and abrasive skin care products. If your complexion is blemished, tired-looking, dry, or dehydrated it could be due to a damaged skin barrier. But I have good news! This is a very treatable skin condition.

Research has found that Manuka honey face creams heal skin damaged moisture barriers and restores hydration to thirsty, parched skin.

Related: Damaged Skin Barrier? Here’s How to Fix It

2. Raw Honey Treats Eczema

Again, another study states that professional skin care clinicians are moving closer and closer toward holistic methods. This is because they actually work! In this particular study, scientists concluded that Manuka honey EFFECTIVELY treated a case of severe eczema.

A similar 2017 study studied 14 adults with eczema. The study participants applied Manuka honey to their face every day, for seven days in a row. At the end of the experiment, participants who followed the Manuka skin care regimen had significantly reduced signs of eczema.

Still skeptical? Check out these additional studies exploring the benefits of Manuka honey face cream for eczema:

  • A review published in the Journal of Food and Agricultural Immunology concluded that Manuka honey has healing effects on eczema, acne, and various skin wounds.
  • Medical News Today confirms these findings, stating that Manuka honey lotion can accelerate recovery from eczema while simultaneously moisturizing the skin.
Manuka Honey Eczema and Psoriasis
Specially formulated Manuka Honey Cream is a proven way to get rid of eczema!

3. Manuka Honey for Acne and Acne Scars

Manuka honey supports a strong immune system and helps kill bacteria. A healthy immune system is essential for healing almost any kind of illness or condition. Acne is no exception! Therefore, skin care products with Manuka honey may help reduce acne.

Currently, there isn’t enough evidence to say definitively that Manuka honey treats acne scars. However, the mainstream medical community is still just beginning to embrace holistic skin care. We need more studies that specifically study the relationship between Manuka honey and acne scars.

Manuka Honey Benefits for Skin
Manuka Honey Face Cream is infused with healing phospholipids, hyaluronic acid, and sphingolipids (fatty acids).
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For the time being, I find hope in the following studies that show a positive relationship between Manuka honey and healing of the skin tissue:

  • According to Frontiers in Microbiology, people have been using Manuka honey to treat a broad range of skin disease for thousands of years. These include boils, burns, and sores. Although acne isn’t mentioned specifically, I have a hunch that future studies focusing directly on acne scars and therapeutic honey will find a positive connection.
  • Another review reports that people suffering from various types of skin wounds experience enhanced healing after using Manuka honey. Again, this study points to the ancient honey’s antibacterial properties. And so, despite the lack of research about Manuka honey and acne scars specifically, it is encouraging news for the treatment of both acne and acne scars.

4. Manuka Honey for Psoriasis

An estimated 7.2 million adults in the U.S. suffer from psoriasis. Living with psoriasis isn’t easy. In fact, it may effect emotional health and personal relationships. This autoimmune skin condition is chronic, and it involves excess skin cell growth. These excess cells often become irritated and red, causing scale-like patches on the skin. They typically appear on the elbows, face, neck, and scalp.

Once again, experienced dermatologists suggest that Manuka honey has the ability to ease unwanted skin conditions. The evidence isn’t quite as strong for psoriasis treatment as it is for acne and eczema. However, the proven anti-inflammatory effects make it a viable option for psoriasis treatment. Dr. Marie Jhin of San Francisco, California and Dr. Lindsey Bordone of Columbia University both agree that patients may find relief from this holistic treatment option.

Manuka Honey for Skin
Psoriasis is a condition marked by dry, red, bumpy, “scale-like” patches on the elbows, face, neck, and scalp.

5. Manuka Honey for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Manuka is a humectant. This means that it helps your skin retain moisture and alleviates dry skin. The natural antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in Manuka honey promote a healthy, hydrated complexion. Your skin needs a steady “diet” of nutrients. You should “feed” your skin with both nutrient-rich skin care products and by eating foods that promote healthy skin. (Check out “Do Good Foods for Your Skin Actually Help?”)

Furthermore, the amino acids and peptides repair damaged skin barriers. This helps restore dry skin to a healthy, moisturized state.

The Unique Manuka Factor

There are several properties of Manuka honey that help alleviate common skin conditions. In the following list, I’ll explain the benefits of each of these properties in more detail:

How to Use Manuka Honey for Acne
  • Specifically, the main active ingredient in Manuka honey face cream is methylglyoxal (MG). MG has strong antibacterial properties. Although other kinds of honey contain MG, Manuka honey possesses it in a much more potent form. Since MG is so crucial to the outcome of honey treatment, there is a universal rating system for honey based on how much MG it contains. This is called the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). In order to be powerful enough to effectively heal skin conditions, honey must have a rating of at least 10 UMF.
  • Manuka honey also contains hydrogen peroxide. This may kill bacteria associated with blemishes.
  • Furthermore, Manuka honey has a low pH. Abnormal skin pH levels may contribute to acne, so balancing it naturally is a powerful way to treat the root cause of acne and prevent flare-ups.
  • Another beneficial ingredient in Manuka honey is its amino acids. Amino acid skin care products help fight wrinkles and acne. They also moisturize dry skin, prevent free radical damage, and help tighten the skin.
  • There are three phenolic compounds in Manuka honey that act like antioxidants. These include polyphenols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. Antioxidants tighten and lift the skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, help repair dry skin, and help prevent free radical damage.

Where it All Began: Origins of Manuka Honey & Skin Care

For centuries, honey has been recognized within certain circles of the medical community. According to my research, humans from all over the globe used honey as a traditional form of skin care. This includes the ancient Greeks, Māori, Egyptians, and Chinese populations. Until recently, there wasn’t much scientific evidence to support its healing properties. Many dermatologists called Manuka honey a “hokey” or “alternative” treatment.

But, due to the recent antibiotic-resistant bacteria epidemic, scientists have done a lot more in-depth research. This research provides ample evidence of this ancient honey’s medicinal properties.

Manuka honey is the most consistent type of honey appearing in scientific literature. And over and over again, the results are the same: Manuka honey is an incredibly effective treatment for rejuvenating damaged skin.

Bees produce Manuka honey from the nectar of the mānuka tree, which is a native bush to New Zealand and Australia. The scientific term for this tree is Leptospermum scoparium.

Get Rid of Dry Skin Fast with Manuka Infused Lipid Cream by Spalina

Shopping for skin care products can be tough, especially with all of the cheap products on the market today. I highly recommend Spalina, an emerging natural skin care line. Each product is designed by Spela Hernandez, a reputable holistic skin care practitioner based in Lake Forest, California. She is a healthy skin advocate and believes in treatments that heal and fortify the skin naturally, leading to long-term results.

Her Manuka Infused Lipid Cream is a highly effective daily moisturizer, fortified with properties from Manuka honey. It helps your skin retain moisture and soothes rough or inflamed, red skin. When you use it daily, it will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Spela has carefully crafted this Manuka honey face cream with a combination of holistic skin care ingredients.

Manuka Face Cream with Phospholipids & Hyaluronic Acid:

  • Special fatty acids called sphingolipids nourish and repair the skin barrier
  • Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture
  • Phospholipds contain linoleic acid, a substance that stabilizes your moisture barrier and reduces wrinkles and fine lines

The organic Manuka honey, alongside the ingredients listed above promote collagen growth, combat oily skin, and help prevent visible signs of aging.

This Manuka cream is appropriate for all skin types, especially dry or inflamed skin.

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Amino Acid Skin Care: Fact or Fiction?

The 5 Anti-Aging Benefits of Peptides for Skin Care

I can definitely understand skepticism about the benefits of amino acid skin care strategies! After all, there are a lot of skin care fads out there that are horrible for your skin. Just consider the whole celebrity “skipping the a.m. cleanse” trend! That’s definitely a huge skin care mistake.

However, science proves that there are several anti-aging benefits of amino acids for skin care. In this post, I’ll show you the evidence supporting amino acid skin care for skin rejuvenation. I’ll also define a lot of related terms, differentiating between amino acids, collagen and elastin, and peptides.

As a handy bonus, you’ll also find plenty of effective amino acid skin care products from 2020’s most up-and-coming natural skin care line, Spalina, Inc.

Benefits of Amino Acid Skin Care & Peptides in Skin Care: Overview
  • Definition of Amino Acid Skin Care and Peptides for Skin
    Collagen Benefits for Skin
    How to Prevent Free Radical Damage and Wrinkles
  • The 5 Anti-Aging Benefits of Amino Acids for Skin Care
  • How to Choose the Right Skin Care Products
  • Why This is the Best Natural Skin Care Blog You Can Actually Trust
Benefits of Peptides for Skin Care
Learn about amino acids vs peptides and how both help you look younger and more radiant! (Includes bonus list of the best natural skin care products.)

The Benefits of Amino Acid Skin Care vs Peptides in Skin Care

Amino acids, collagen, elastin, and peptides are all related in skin care. Understanding them can help you take better care of your skin, whether you want to fight wrinkles or slay acne breakouts. Below, I’ll differentiate between each term. Once you understand the importance of each component, you’ll be more motivated to use them in your skin care routine!

The result of using amino acids and peptides in your at-home regimen? Over time, you’ll likely notice total skin rejuvenation.

Amino Acids vs Peptides vs Collagen vs Elastin

Amino acids are simple, natural compounds compounds within your body and are the most basic “ingredients” that make up proteins. Typically, they consist of a base of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon alongside an additional chain of unique molecules. Your body as a whole requires twenty amino acids in order to be healthy. Nine of these twenty amino acids are called essential amino acids because your body doesn’t produce them on its own.

Here are a few examples of important amino acids for healthy skin:

  • Threonine is one of the amino acids that builds collagen and elastin. Therefore, it plays a big role in keeping your skin’s connective tissue and structure youthful and supple.
  • Lysine is another type of amino acid that helps your body produce collagen, keeping your dermis as wrinkle-free as possible.
  • Some more great amino acids for your skin include proline, leucine, glycine, arginine, methionine and histidine.

Peptides consist of various amino acids connected to form a chain, resulting in a complete protein unit. Since peptides are simply a collection of amino acids, I will use the “benefits of peptides” and “advantages of amino acids” in skin care interchangeably throughout this post.

Collagen and elastin are types of proteins. Both are especially important for youthful skin. Collagen is responsible for giving your skin a strong structure for a supple, firm appearance. Elastin makes up the pliable connective tissue on the outermost layer of your skin. As you age, your body naturally produces less collagen and elastin. When your body stops making as much collagen and elastin, it becomes dry, wrinkly, and dull. (Unless you counteract this with the proper anti-aging facials and skin care products!)

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Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care
It is crucial that you protect your skin cells from free radical damage!

Oxidative stress on your skin cells happen when there are uneven levels of antioxidants and free radicals in your body. Another term for this imbalance is free radical damage. Oxidative stress is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles and lines. Some common causes of oxidative stress that results in free radical damage include air pollution and sun damage.

Fortunately, you can prevent and repair your skin. There are two main steps to treating free radical skin damage:

  1. First, make sure to eat healthy skin foods rich in antioxidants.
  2. You should also use antioxidant skin care products. For example, a good antioxidant acne serum or anti-aging serum with antioxidants can protect your delicate skin cells from damage.

The 5 Rejuvenating Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care

Amino Acid Skin Care
Learn how using amino acid skin care products will increase collagen and elastin production, acting as a powerful anti-aging ingredient.

Overall, there are five benefits of peptides and amino acids for skin. They:

  1. Heal a damaged skin barrier
  2. Prevent free radical damage
  3. Make the skin’s outermost layer stronger stronger
  4. Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  5. Soothe and nourish dry skin

As you can see, amino acid skin care needs to be part of any anti-aging skin care regimen. Products with amino acids and peptides are also great for bringing dull, tired skin back to life.

5 Natural Amino Acid Skin Care Products
for Visible Results

If you’re anything like me, you want to know why something works and see real scientific evidence before investing in a product. Now that you understand how amino acids and peptides work, I hope you’re feeling inspired to use the best natural skin care products! Below, you’ll find five amino acid skin care products that help target a variety of skin care problems.

Quick List:

  1. Peptide Sensi Cleanse
  2. Botanibright Cleanse
  3. Lipid Refresh Hydrating Toner
  4. Mineral C + DNA Repair Serum
  5. Marine Biocell Collagen Mask

Lipid Refresh Hydrating Toner

Best Products for Dehydrated Skin
This deeply nourishing toner contains a naturally occurring amino acid that is an essential part of intra-cellular structure. See More Pictures>>

This is one of the best rated skin care products on the market, and for good reason. It has all of the essential ingredients for healthy skin, including fatty acids, witch hazel, and amino acids. Since it penetrates the skin barrier deeply, it offers an intense and replenishing hydration to all skin types.

Sodium Pyroglutamic Acid (PCA) is one of the most active ingredients in this toner. PCA is an amino acid that builds the skins intra-cellular structure.

Daily use of this toner leads to a powerful reduction of inflammation and less fine lines and wrinkles.

Peptide Sensi Cleanse

Best Rated Skin Care Products for Anti Aging
This milky, foamy cleanser provides a deep, pore-cleansing experience while moisturizing at the same time. See More Pictures>>

Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein is sourced from a type of grain called amaranth, and it is a highly effective natural source of amino acids. Regular use of this hydrating cleanser will increase elastin and collagen production. Another reason it’s a great anti-aging skin care product is because it helps reverse free radical damage.

If you find most popular anti-aging facial cleansers too irritating, then you will likely experience great relief from the hydrating effects of the Peptide Sensi Cleanse!

Mineral C + DNA Repair Serum

Best Anti Aging Serum
This anti-aging serum contains a patented Zinc Finger Technology, amino acids, minerals, and Vitamin C. Together, these ingredients help fight aging and rejuvenate the skin. Learn More Now>>

Spalina’s Mineral C + DNA Repair Serum is a potent anti-aging serum. It’s secret weapon is a patented formula that activates your natural zinc finger remodeling process, a critical part of DNA repair. In other words, it helps reverse free radical damage.

The unique combination of vitamin C, amino acids and minerals also increase collagen and elastin production, promoting wound healing and enhancing sun protection. If you experience especially stubborn fine lines and wrinkles, then this is the best anti-aging serum for you!

BotaniBright Cleanse

Probiotic Facial Cleanser
Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, a natural component of the amaranth grain, contains the healing power of amino acids. It speeds up elastin and collagen production and provides relief for skin that has been damaged by free radicals. Learn More Now>>

If you feel like you need to “wake up” a dull, tired complexion, then this is the anti-aging facial cleanser for you!

It brightens skin, promoting a more radiant complexion. It also hydrates deeply and is safe for all skin types. As an added bonus, it addresses pigmentation and uneven tone. This type of cleanser is a key component of any skin lightening regimen!

Marine Collagen Biocell Mask

Marine Collagen Face Mask
This serum-saturated marine collagen anti-aging face mask firms and tightens skin, correcting sagging facial contours and deep wrinkles. Learn More Now>>

Say good-bye to sagging facial contours, fine lines, and wrinkles! This marine collagen face mask harnesses the benefits of peptides in skin care in a whole new way! In fact, it integrates peptide technology in an advanced micro-encapsulation delivery system for exceptional results. Due to its two potent peptides, freeze-dried marine collagen, powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C, and eight botanical extracts, this mask is perfect for when you need a “skin reboot.”

If you crave softer, brighter, and firmer skin, then this is the anti-aging face mask for you!

Why This is a Skin Care Blog You Can Trust

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Spela performing a Coolifting Facial at her holistic skin care studio in Southern California.

When you’re looking for skin care tips related to healthy skin, it’s essential to consult blogs on skin care written by or under direct supervision of a licensed esthetician. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of half-baked information out there. But you’ve come to the right place! This blog is supervised by one of the most knowledgeable holistic estheticians in the country.

Spela Hernandez is a licensed esthetician and the go-to authority on esthetics in Southern California. She specializes in holistic facial treatments for acne, hyperpigmenation, and anti-aging. In addition to offering premium facial services, she also has her own holistic skin care line with products that actually work.

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