Women are unknowingly exposing themselves to some 100 chemicals -- many of which have been found to be toxic or carcinogenic -- every morning and night when they cleanse and treat their face with potions supposedly designed to make them look better. Unfortunately, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Handbook, which is the "bible" of regulation and standards laid down in the US for the manufacture of food and drugs, including cosmetic and skin care products, cosmetic manufacturers are not required to register with the FDA.
Even if they were required to register their skin care products with the FDA, it wouldn't make much of a difference because according to the FDA's handbook, almost any ingredient may be allowed in cosmetics and perfumes. That's bad news for you because while you think these products are creating healthier, more glowing skin, they are, in reality doing the opposite.
You can educate yourself about the ingredients in commercial skin care products by reading these articles:
Also, we carry books that identify toxic ingredients found in commercial skin care products (see below).
Now imagine . . . Natural skin care products where every single ingredient is beneficial to your skin's health. Where not only is every ingredient safe (in fact, edible) but every ingredient does something great for your skin, right down to the natural plant-based preservative and antioxidants.
Imagine . . . Certified Organic skin care products that really are the best they could be, without the hype. So full of natural goodness that not only do the ingredient lists read like something delicious, but you can actually feel their energy and vitality feeding your skin.
"It's sensational. My skin has never felt so good in all these years; it looks so healthy and glowing after only two days!" -- Yvonne M, Clardeson, W.A.
Imagine . . . Luxurious natural skin care ingredients with a guarantee of organic integrity, with no unsubstantiated claims, hype or questions about authenticity and integrity. Products with the stamp of approval of an internationally recognized independent third-party guaranteeing that the product is certified organic.
"My skin has always been extremely dry and blemished with broken capillaries. I have only been using your products for three months, however, even by four weeks of using them my skin was moist, smooth and unbelievably clear. My complexion had never been better, even my boyfriend noticed the difference!" -- Haley M., Glen Waverley, VIC
Miessence Certified Natural Skin Care products contain absolutely NO synthetic detergents, artificial preservatives, colors or fragrances, petroleum by-products, tar derivatives or genetically modified ingredients. Nor are any ingredients tested on animals.
Miessence Organic Skin Care products are energized with the vitality of clean (pesticide-free) and potent ingredients, using only certified organic cold-pressed and unrefined oils and therapeutic grade herb and flower extracts freshly pressed from certified organic fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and flowers, retaining all the vitamins, minerals and other bioactive nutrients.
People who use the Miessence Skin Care product line often attract favorable comments such as, "What are you doing to your skin? You look great!" and "Your skin tone looks so much healthier." and "You look sensational. What are you using?"
"After only six weeks of using Miessence products I am seeing a marked reduction in the sebaceous cysts and puffiness under my eye. I have had both problems for many years and was told I would need plastic surgery to correct them" -- Michelle M., Box Hill, VIC
The Miessence skin care line is designed around 4 different skin profiles:
You may find it desirable to mix-and-match different products from different profiles to perfectly suit your skin.
Cleanse - If your skin is not cleansed properly it becomes dull and flaky and the oil glands block up with dirt and cellular waste, causing breakouts and congestion. These certified organic cleansers effectively remove the top layer of dead cells, perspiration, pollution and excess oils, leaving your skin feeling soft and fresh.
Exfoliate - A build up of dead skin cells causes a rough and dull appearance. Exfoliating the top layers of dehydrated cells promotes a youthful, glowing skin.
Condition - Conditioning is a vital step in the Miessence skincare regime to Maintains a refined and supple complexion. Conditioning has a twofold purpose: firstly, to feed the skin with nutrients in the water-soluble botanicals, organic herbs, vitamins and essential oils, and secondly, to provide a hydration base for the moisturizer to lock in.
Moisturize - Moisturizing creates a protective barrier against free radicals and moisture loss (one of the main causes of wrinkles). The special ingredients in our unique organic base have lasting effects on skin hydration and smoothness.
Hydrate - Spray over make-up for a dewy complexion. Perfect for rehydrating and invigorating your skin.
Treatments - Treatments are intense concentrations of botanical extracts for special skin needs, specifically couperose skin (Rosacea) and blemished skin.
Masks (herbal & mineral) - While regular cleansing removes surface impurities, clay-based masks will actually draw toxins from within the skin so they can be washed away. Clay firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple, and clear complexion. Clay remineralizes and rebalances the skin.
Cleansing removes the top layer of dead cells, oil, perspiration and pollution and is typically done twice a day, morning and night. If your skin is not cleansed properly, it becomes dull and flaky and the oil glands lock up with dirt and cellular waste, causing breakouts and congestion. more info
Cleansers come in the following four formulas:
A build up of dead skin cells causes a rough and dull appearance. Exfoliating the top layers of dehydrated cells removes dead skin cells to promote a youthful glowing skin. Exfoliation is typically done once or twice a week. Don't forget to exfoliate your hands, too. more info
Clay-based masks draw toxins from within the skin so they can be washed away. Clay also firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple and clear complexion. Masks are typically used once a week for problem skin or once or twice a month for most other skin types. more info
Mineral Masks come in the following four formulas:
An extremely mild, lactic liquid known to restore and protect the skin's acid mantle, lighten and brighten the complexion, improve photodamaged skin, exfoliate dead skin cells for a smoother, less-wrinkled appearance, help break down impurities, while bringing moisture, clarity and vitality to the skin. Can be used daily, after cleansing and before conditioning. more info
Conditioning feeds the skin with nutrients in the water-soluble botanicals, organic herbs, vitamins and essential oils and provides a hydration base for the moisturizer to lock in. After conditioning, if you have specific skin problems, use one of the following treatment gels: Garnet for normal skin or Gentle for sensitive skin. more info
Conditioners come in the following four formulas:
Soothing couperose (rosacea) gel is ideal for people with sensitive skin who may have broken surface capillaries, redness, flaky patches, allergic reactions or appear blotchy, feel irritated, itchy and hot or get flushed and red easily. more info
Purifying Blemish Gel is ideal for people with oily or problem skin who have oily sheen, breakouts or blemishes, congestion or clogging, enlarged pores, blackheads or redness. It can also be used by other skin types when occasional breakouts occur. more info
Moisturizing creates a protective barrier against free radicals and moisture loss, which is one of the main causes of wrinkles. Before moisturizing, use the Miessence Certified Organic Skin Conditioner, which provides a hydration base that the moisturizer locks in. After moisturizing, you can add a serum that further hydrates and intensely moisturizes the skin, like the Firming Eye and Neck Serum, Rejuvenessence or Ambrosia. more info
Moisturizers come in the following four formulas:
A certified organic cream that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crepey and sagging skin and crow's feet in the eye and neck area. It softens, smoothes and deeply moisturizes with organic rosehip seed and avocado oil and tones and firms with organic nettle, horsetail, hops and olive leaf extracts. more info
A powerful blend of certified organic rosehip seed, avocado and jojoba oil with organic rose, calendula and carrot to revitalize and boost the appearance of tired, dry, aging or stressed skin. It locks in moisture and intensively nourishes the skin. Use it daily in extreme heat, cold or windy conditions to protect the skin and nightly to help regenerate and revitalize the skin. more info
An extremely potent combination of eight certified organic and highly effective herbal and flower extracts to sooth, tone and renew the skin. more info
Saturated with water-soluble certified organic botanicals present in the petals, rosewater has many uses. Spray over make-up for a dewy complexion. Perfect for rehydrating and invigorating your skin. Perfect for air-conditioned environments, such as offices and aircrafts. more info
Deep Penetrating Red and Infrared Light Therapy is the most advanced, non-invasive home wrinkle treatment system available to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows, crow's-feet and the visible signs of facial aging. Red light stimulates and activates skin cells and promotes blood circulation. Visible red light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm, and is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and isparticularly effective in treating infections. Invisible red light (infrared) is the longest wave length,and penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm, which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscles, etc. Infrared light is absorbed by the skin and used as a source of energy to stimulate fibroblast cell activity in the skin, which increases the production of collagen and elastinthe proteins responsible foryour skin's tone and elasticity. Most infrared LED lights produce both red and infrared wavelengths, and are effective for rejuvenating aging skin as well as treating acne and blemishes. This device is also approved by the FDA for minor pain relief. more info
An eye-opening expose of some of the most common ingredients used in today's personal care products. This little booklet will arm you with the knowledge to make more informed choices about buying safer beauty products. more info
A guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. more info
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