Can’t I just use the same product I use for my face on my neck?

This is a great question – to start with, the skin on the neck ages differently than the skin on the face, and it is subjected to a unique set of stresses. Think about how we turn our heads countless times a day to engage in conversation or to look out of a window, or how we spend hours looking down at our smartphones and tablets. These unique stresses call for a completely different, targeted age-defying approach to mitigate the signs of aging. Products that have been specifically formulated for the face do not take the neck’s unique attributes into consideration, and are thus not ideal to achieve a younger-looking neck and décolletage.

What is the relationship between aromatherapy, essential oils and skin care?

Essential oils have so many beneficial healing properties that can be used for both the mind and body. They’re derived from aromatic essences of plants, trees, fruits, flowers, herbs and spices. Essential oils contain plant and organic compounds that help regenerate and oxygenate new cells, and technically, they’re not even oils at all (they lack fatty acids). Their small molecular size makes it easy for your skin to absorb and they can help people to relax, reduce stress and headaches, get more restful sleep, or even improve your skin. They can have heavenly scents, but they have a plethora of benefits beyond that.

More and more, people are learning that what you put on your skin is equally important as what you eat or how much you exercise. It’s also important to know that essential oils are not the same as perfume oils, which are typically synthetic and have been “created” to smell like a specific aroma. If you think about beauty care ingredients the way we think about food ingredients, like a strawberry, for example, compare a strawberry fruit to one of those strawberry candies. That is the difference when we use essential oils in skin care products versus just putting a few drops of fragrance to make it smell good.

How are micellar water cleansers different from regular cleansers?

Micellar water cleansers have seen a surge in popularity recently, and for good reason. These water-based products do everything that traditional cleansers are designed to do, but offer additional advantages that can benefit every skin care routine. Unlike cleansers that use lather, micellar waters contain molecules that act like magnets to attract dirt and makeup.