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25 Apr '17

Saving Face: Treating Your Acne

Posted by Bree Bruce

First, it's important for us to tell you that acne can be the result of so many different things, such as dehydration, eating fatty foods, hormones, stress, dirty hair and/or pillow cases, it can be cystic or genetic. Acne can even be a signal that something more serious is going on with your body, like kidney or digestive issues. There's no real one reason for acne. And we can't tell you how to cure yours. If you're a long time sufferer of acne you might want to consider seeking advice from a dermatologist.

If you've seen a dermatologist and/or you know for a fact that your acne is due to your habits and environment then we can help! Sometimes, the solution is as simple as establishing a solid skin care routine and sticking to it. Skin can be very particular and the slightest change in routine can trigger a break out.

It's important to have a solid skin care foundation: a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. These items you will use twice a day, every day. Often times these items will be described as "Suitable for all skin types", "for normal to oily skin", "for dry skin", well you get the picture. It's important to pay attention to this when picking your products. For instance, if you have dry, sensitive skin you don't want to use a cleanser that states it's for oily skin, this will only further dry out and irritate your skin - potentially causing more break outs!

After you have a good routine in place, and you've given your skin time to adjust to the new products, it's time to introduce your acne treatment products. These can also be skin type specific, and "acneic" is not the only way to describe your skin type. Dry and oil skin alike can be acneic. We carry several gentle yet effective acne products, so keep reading for a detailed break down of each one!

Kypris Clearing Serum - Made to balance & soothe fussy, oily, or blemished prone skin and to calm shaved, threaded, or waxed areas. Clearing Serum enlists help from zinc, fruit derived AHAs, supportive Centella asiatica, soothing lilac leaf stem cells, inflammation taming green tea, lavender and chaparral, and an array of sustainably procured botanicals, for a calm, happy, and balanced complexion. This serum can be used alone as a sport treatment or all over the face or mixed in to your favorite moisturizer.

Pai Skincare Copaiba & Zinc Blemish Serum - This effective overnight treatment has been expertly formulated to treat breakouts without the irritating effects of traditional acne treatments. Copaiba's unique triple-action complex has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to target both the causes and effects of persistent blemishes. Whether used as an all-over Serum, or on-the-spot treatment - the gentle formula works with your skin to visibly improve blemishes, redness and an oily t-zone. By regulating oil production, Zinc helps reduce skin shine, blackheads and congestion and supports the skin's natural healing processes. Additional, Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates skin to maintain skin tone and suppleness. By protecting the skin's natural mositure barrier, Pai Perfect Balance Serum effectively targets blemishes without causing dry or flakey patches - leaving behind just clear, comfortable skin.

  • Calms inflamed blemishes in the gentlest possible way.
  • Reduces sebum production by up to 65%.
  • Protects skin's moisture barrier to prevent dry or flakey patches.

Indie Lee Blemish LotionThis talc-free drying lotion treats acne and blemishes, reducing redness, irritation, and inflammation. Ideal as an overnight spot treatment. This treament really sucks out toxins inside the pimple, and because it is just a spot treatment you don't need to worry about it over drying or irritating your face.

Indie Lee Blemish Stick - Banish blemishes on-the-go with this fast acting, acne spot treatment. A discreet, clear formula quickly helps to shrink the size of spots, reduce redness, and heal pores. 

Indie Lee Clearing MaskPurify clogged pores and congested skin with this gentle yet effective detoxifying mask. Fruit acids help eliminate dead skin cells while plant extracts nourish and protect. For anyone suffering from occasional to severe break outs this is an excellent product to add to your weekly skincare routine. Deep cleansing your pore not only helps clear and prevent break outs it also helps your pore appear smaller and skin texture to appear smoother.

18 Apr '17

Most Wanted List: Spring Edition

Posted by Bree Bruce

We can't get enough of these perfect spring hues. And we're not the only ones, our customers are going gaga for neutral pastels. So, for your viewing pleasure we've rounded up our top selling spring products!

1. Sex Kitten palette from 100% Pure - this palette is a gorgeous mix of neutral violet shades, with a pinky coral blush and petal pink highlighter. This creamy powder is the perfet texture for blending and building color.

2. Rituel de Fille lipstick in Hex and PreyAn intensely saturated, rich and luxuriant lipstick carefully crafted to reveal bold, daring color and impart enduring moisture. In the perfect soft pink and soft lilac.

3. Joy Juice by LotusWei - Spray it on yourself, on your clothes, in the air, on your office chair, on your pillow, spray it everywhere! EXPERIENCE: Joy, laughter, euphoria, contentment, simplicity, playful, letting your inner child come out, enjoying life more DISSOLVES: Seriousness, feeling the weight of responsibilities, worry, overcomplicating things, repressing your inner child AROMA: Jasmine, Sweet Orange, Davana (strawberry-like), Rosewood

4. Polka Dots & Moon Beams cream highlighter from Ilia Beauty - The secret to younger looking skin is all in the Illuminators. Polka Dots & Moonbeams works as a subtle highlighter, adding dimension and vitality to the skin. Organic ingredients are combined with healing properties of Rose Hip Oil to bring out your best features. Apply to cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and pout of lower lip for a fresh, dewy glow.

5. Body Blur by Vita Liberata - as the temperature rises so will your hem line, so keep your legs looking picture perfect with this instant HD skin finisher. 

BodyBlur technology minimises blemishes, covers imperfections and smooths skin for a HD-ready finish on limbs, decollete and the face. Contains certified organic extracts that care for your skin. It's a perfect body skin finish that can also be used on the face alone, as make-up prep or mixed with foundation.

  • Reflects light for a photo-ready finish
  • Gives a natural-looking tint for the body that washes off
  • Can also be used as a makeup primer on the face Hydrates skin with certified organic extracts
  • Water resistant

6. Lip & Cheek tint in Shimmery Strawberry from 100% Pure100% Natural formula was designed to be used as a cream blush and a lip tint. Pure fruit pigments in a base of skin and lip softening and moisturizing shea and cocoa butters. Highly concentrated with anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants.

7. Aila nail polish in Wheez - described as cotton candy pink, this shade is really more of a dusty rose, but we still feel it's perfect for this flowery season. And as always, it's made with the highest of standards

  • 8-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
  • Made WITHOUT Parabens, TPHP, and Sulfates
  • Cruelty-free
  • Chip-resistant, super shiny, long-lasting
  • Made in the USA

8. 100% Pure nail polish in Innocence - this perfect pastel pink works as a girly alternative to a neutral. Free of the common carcinogens in most nail polish: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, and formaldehyde resin.

You can shop all of these products in store or online now, just click the links above!



11 Apr '17

Pack Your Bags, It's Festival Season

Posted by Bree Bruce

The funnest part of spring, Festival Season. When even shut-in workaholics can let their boho flags fly high. Most, if not all, of all these festivals take place outside in a desert somewhere, so it's important to be properly prepared.

Check out our list of must have festival items to make sure you have everything you need!

1. Sunblock! You've just spent all fall and winter bundled up avoiding the sun, which means your skin is at it's most vulnerable right now. Avoid painful sun burns by applying liberally and often. Some of our favorites are:

2. bkr Bottles! Staying hydrated is just as, if not more, important as sunblock. We can't stress this enough, staying hydrated is essential to staying safe and healthy during all festival (and desert) outings! So stay hydrated in style with these adorable and chemical free bottles from bkr. (available in 32 ounce and 16 ounce sizes, in store only)

3. Dry Shampoo! During Festival outings you may find yourself without access to or time for a shower, but that's ok because One Love Organics has got your hair covered with their Healthy Locks Dry ShampooWith a unique blend of highly absorbent Georgia Kaolin Clay, hyularonic acid, and silica rich bamboo extract, Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder softens, strengthens and nourishes hair between shampoos, during travel, or for an anytime pick-me-up.

4. Deodorant. Ok, so this is a given and something you should be using everyday anyway. But might we suggest the uber effect benefits of our favorite charcoal cream deodorant, PiperWayFree of harmful chemicals, parabens, and aluminum compounds, PiperWai Natural Deodorant forms an invisible, absorbent, pH-balanced shield that neutralizes odor and protects your clothes from perspiration. It's perfect for those with sensitive skin (even right after shaving!) and anyone who's ready to make the switch from conventional antiperspirant. This charcoal creme is so effective, you'll never want to use anything else on your underarms again. Trust us!

5. Wipes. We love Kaia Natural Juicy Bamboo Wipes for removing makeup, cleansing our face, and -in a pinch- cleansing and refreshing any part of our body. Available in a box or single use packs, these wipes should always be in your to-go bag. Cleansing with oils, humectants or balms (non mineral oil) will eliminate skin issues overnight. Juicy bamboo natural cleansing oil cloths are soaked in honey, jojoba oil sunflower oil and eight essential oils… they may be called a wipe but on the contrary… they are a cleansing oil cloth. Soaked in vitamins B12, C, E.

Grab all of these essentials and more in store before your next festival outing!

04 Apr '17

Extend Your Tan

Posted by Bree Bruce

Don't you feel just a little bit prettier when your skin has a nice glowing tan? We certainly do. Which is why we love getting our nontoxic spray tan, but we have always wished it lasted longer than a week. Well, now we know exactly which products to use to extend the life of our spray tan, and to get more bronze for our buck! Keep reading to find out for yourself.

Depending on how much of a tan you want to maintain you have some options. If you'd like to keep your tan for going 2-3 weeks past it's typical fade date we strongly recommend the pHenomenal 2-3 Tan Mousse from Vita LiberataFor a long lasting, completely odourless natural-looking tan that dries instantly and fades perfectly. Super fast drying fair tanning mousse with pHenO2 Technology for the longest lasting, natural-looking tan result with instant colour and a tan that develops over 4-8 hours that lasts up to 2-3 weeks.

  • Odour Remove™ Technology for zero self-tan smell
  • Moisture Locking System for 72 hour skin hydration
  • Certified organic botanicals
  • Cucumber - keeps the body hydrated and helps eliminate toxins
  • Witch Hazel - renowned for its antioxidant and healing properties
  • Papaya - improves the tone and texture of the skin

At $54 this might seem like a bit of a splurge, but when you break it down you're getting about 9 tans out of this bottle, that makes it just $6 a tan! That's a small price to pay to keep your spray tan going strong for 3-4 weeks. If you were to get just two spray tans you've already paid over $100 and they won't keep you tan nearly as long as one spray tan plus the pHenomenal mousse will.

As your spray tan starts to fade you may not be ready to say good-bye to your glow, because really, who would be?! That's when you grab your BodyBlur. BodyBlur technology minimises blemishes, covers imperfections and smooths skin for a HD-ready finish on limbs, decollete and the face. Contains certified organic extracts that care for your skin. It's a perfect body skin finish that can also be used on the face alone, as make-up prep or mixed with foundation.

  • Reflects light for a photo-ready finish
  • Gives a natural-looking tint for the body that washes off
  • Can also be used as a makeup primer on the face Hydrates skin with certified organic extracts
  • Water resistant

To kick of festival season we're currently offering a $15 savings on our NONTOXIC Vita Liberata Spray Tan! So book your appointment today for just $40! Spots are filling up fast, so don't wait!

28 Mar '17

Spring in to Action!

Posted by Bree Bruce

We know, spring literally JUST started. But it's the perfect time to start thinking about your summer plans, and more specifically, how you want to look doing those summer plans! At Enkel we have a variety of clean nutritional products to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Starting with daily supplements:

A great place to start is by doing a cleanse, to help remove excess bloat and toxins from your body. For this we love Cleanse to the Rescue from HUM Nutrition. This cleane consists of two supplements:

  1. Flatter Me (a digestive enzyme) - Your secret to a flatter stomach! Designed around your diet, we developed a comprehensive proprietary enzyme blend that supports all major phases of nutrient digestion. Flatter Me is formulated to optimize protein, carb, fiber, and fat breakdown and to help with nutrient absorption, relief from indigestion and bloating.
  2. Daily Cleanse Daily (a detox supplement) - Several studies have shown a link between the accumulation of toxins and skin health. Daily Cleanse is designed to support your body's detoxification process to help clear breakouts and promote healthy, clear-looking skin.

We do prefer to use this in conjunction with Skinny Bird - Pounds come and go like lovers! Skinny Bird has a unique SMAC formula that helps keep unwanted pounds in check. SMAC - for Stress eating (5-HTP), to help boost Metabolism (green tea), to help curb Appetite (caralluma) and Chromium to help support healthy blood sugar levels already within normal range.

And when we need a little pick me up midday we love to use Raw Beauty (green superfood powder) in a delicious smoothie!

Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 scoop raw beauty
  • 1C spinach
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1C almond Milk

If you're looking for a delicious way to add a little more protein to your diet, we strongly recommend you check out the protein powders from Moon Juice.

And for an awesome preworkout mix a little Power Dust in with your proten or with your coffee!

  • Power Dust: an elite edible formula alchemized to support success and harmony in accomplishing physical or entrepreneurial feats

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