historically derived from milk, more recently synthetically formed to maintain stability, lactic acid works to dissolve the glue in between cells on the surface making it good for gently exfoliating. it keeps the skin soft, acting like Pac Man on the surface of the skin, gently eating it away. #skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
this week's #wcw is American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie! her secret to her perfect skin? she may seem like a low-maintenance kind of girl but she gets treatments that use caviar skin cream, made specifically from eggs of the baerii sturgeon. why those specific fish? they're said to contain high protein and oil that are wonderful for the skin. #womancrushwednesday#skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
here's a fragrant coffee-cocoa pick-me-up mask for puffy skin! ground coffee reduces swelling and gently exfoliates, while cocoa adds a sweet scent and antioxidants to help reduce the signs of aging.
-2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee -2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder -1 tablespoon honey -3 tablespoons yogurt -1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
application: blend and spread evenly over skin and allow to sit for 10 minutes. gently massage face with lukewarm water to exfoliate. rinse thoroughly and pat dry. #tastytuesdays#skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
containing the smallest molecule in AHAs, glycolic acid is derived from sugarcane and is the most effective AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) due to its ability to penetrate deeply and stimulate fibroblast cells to aid in collagen production. it exfoliates the skin by increasing cell turnover, evens skin tone and builds the support structure in the dermal matrix reducing wrinkles. it is the only acid that makes you sun sensitive, so it's best to apply at night and wear sunscreen in the morning. #skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
heres a quick and easy mask just in time for valentines day! the antioxidants in strawberries are great at calming oily skin, while yogurt is a great base for soothing and hydrating.
ingredients: ½ cup yogurt + ½ cup strawberries
application: slather on, let sit for 20 minutes, rinse well. #tastytuesdays#skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
have you ever heard of Polyhydroxy Acid (PHAs)? the next generation of AHAs, these allow for slower and gradual penetration. the absorption is non-irritating and doesn’t sting. PHAs support the matrix around collagen, help restore skin barrier function and protect against collagen degradation. PHAs are probably the most multi-tasking of all acids. gluconolactone, lactobionic and maltobionic are examples of PHAs. its best for signs of aging and sensitive or dehydrated skin types. #skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
this week's #wcw is British actress and activist Emma Watson! this fairytale princess is a major advocate for natural, cruelty-free, and fair-trade products, and she likes to know every single ingredient that she puts on her face and body. the secret to her amazing skin? a lightweight moisturizer, that is infused with Bulgarian rose oil—a super-soothing and redness-reducing ingredient—is made with organically-grown vegetable glycerin and jojoba seed oil, making it perfect for dry, sensitive skin. #womancrushwednesday#skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
one of our favorite coconut oil beauty uses is a night cream. apply it to your face at night for maximum moisturizing benefits. the antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep and let it really soak in. #tastytuesdays#skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore
while you can apply vinegar onto your face as a toner, it's better to get a toner that contains the ingredient instead of whipping a bottle out of your kitchen cabinet. vinegar can lose water over time and become stronger, so if you use it on your skin, it can actually burn it if you don't know exactly how long it's been in your possession. #skincare#skincaretips#angelfacestore