Recently I joined Aisha and friends of The Lotus Project for a day of summer sangria and participated in a skin care workshop where we gave ourselves facials and learned techniques to use during our every day daily skin- care routine. I wanted to share with you what I learned and a few of my tried and tested favorites by the Skintelligence skin care line.
I met Aisha part time “Mompreneur”, currently working in the insurance industry, and also founder of The Lotus Project, whose admiration of the Buddhist practice provided a foundation for The Lotus project. The Lotus Project is a lifestyle brand designed to build a community for driven millennials, multi-preneurs and the like to provide a one stop online resource to support growth, inspire and connect. A lotus flower grows from murky waters, blooms out of the darkness and radiates into the world. Like the lotus, we all have the ability to grow and be successful in everything we do despite what the origin of our beginnings may be- mud and all. The Lotus encourages you to live by your own rules, be fearless, remember community over competition and always give back. With your feet planted and head to the sky: “Rise and be beautiful in everything you do.”
The workshop was lead by fellow blogger Khristine KCHEZELLE https://kchezelle.wordpress.com her blog explores fitness, knitting, skin-care, makeup and general lifestyle, she is a diverse girl and I look forward to learning more from her at upcoming workshops.
Khristine was assisted by instagramer Marigold Bandida , she is full of great tips for makeup and skincare and a makeup application teacher at workshops around the gta.
Skintelligence is a skin care line that uses natural extracts to soothe and maintain healthy skin, I found the products were not only natural but also did not irritate my sensitive skin.
I learned the following tips about skincare product application.
- Make sure to pat products into the skin and not rub them in, rubbing wastes product and causes sagging and wrinkles.
- The applicator on the eye cream was made of metal, the ladies suggested putting cold metal under the eyes to activate and stimulate the dead blood that cause our eyes to look puffy and dead.
- tFor a more radient glow, treating skin issues from the inside is recommended, we tried the twice a day liquid antioxidants which have 95 % absorption rate.
- When using a facial wash, always rub a bit of product in your hand before applying to activate and emulsify the cleanser.
- Proper pH balance is essential for your skin, the surface of human skin is acidic with a pH ~5. This low pH value is maintained through the production of free fatty acids during cell maturation and our secretion of fatty and lactic acids in sweat.
I was rather impressed with the line of products that I used in my facial mini session A Facial Cleanser, A Facial Mask, A Facial Spray and a Facial Serum.
Skintelligence Hydra Derm Deep Cleansing Emulsion cleanser activates in water and is a deep penetrating cleanser that loosens and removes dirt, makeup and oil and contains aloe vera, chamomile extract and lavender extract.
The Skintelligence Facial Firming Masque facial mask promotes circulation and improves visual signs of aging caused by stress and the environment.The amazing natural ingredients in this product include aloe leaf extract and lavender oil to help to soothe any irritated skin.
I personally loved how fast this product worked, after 12 minutes I could see a difference in my skin tone and appearance it looked radiant and more firm, the mask was different than most because it was clear.
Skintelligence pH Skin Normalizer spray assists your skin to maintain normal pH levels while helping the skin fight the effects of pollution and other environmental conditions while improving skin’s natural barrier function.
I loved that the product exfoliates dead skin cells and removes dirt, makeup and oil that clog pores while having an alcohol-free formula that supports elasticity and an even skin tone. This product is perfect for spraying on after a summer swim or when it gets hot as a freshening mist.
A drop of Skintelligence Skin Perfecting Complex serum promotes smoother skin. I loved that this product contained proteins and amino acids and natural ingredients such as dandelion, carrot, lemon grass and violet.