Falling into a new skincare routine: post-summer skin woes solved

Rather than letting the summer season get the best of your complexion, nurse it back to health with these solutions for post-summer skin woes – the results will leave your skin looking brighter, feeling smoother, and infused with hydration.     Continue reading

Do you really need a toner?

As an Esthetician, one of the things I hear most frequently is, “Do I really need a toner?”.  I believe this question stems from the misunderstanding of what toners truly are and the multitude of benefits they can offer the skin.

Too often, the word “toner” is associated with alcohol-based astringents of the past and this mindset feeds the misconception that they are only suited for oily or acne-prone skin.  Perhaps this explains why many skin care brands are moving away from the use of the word toner and are instead using product names like facial mists, toning lotions or, in the case of Luzern, toning essences. Continue reading

Cultivating and Maintaining a Blooming Complexion

As any avid gardener knows, marigolds are a vegetable garden’s protector, doing an excellent job at keeping most pests away. They are also beautiful, bloom forever, and many species are edible. Continue reading

The Effects of Pollution on our Skin

Skin is our outermost barrier, designed to protect us from external elements, but unfortunately it is your largest target for pollution. We are continuously exposed to common pollutants such as smog, dirt, UV rays, ozone, heavy metals, and even blue-light, emitted from smart phones or computer screens. Continue reading

Get Even: how to treat hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, caused by an increase in the skin’s melanin content, has been called brown spots, age spots, liver spots, post-breakout spots. It is not an adorable dot, but a spot; which sounds a lot like “splotch” …a blemish, stain, imperfection, mark, discoloration. A spot we can do without, but how? Continue reading

Winter Skincare Woes Solved

For much of the country, winter is in full swing and wreaking havoc on complexions everywhere. Harsh cold, dry air and wind reduce the ability of your skin to protect itself and it cracks, resulting in loss of hydration, irritation and inflammation. A change in your regular skin care routine and a few simple lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference. We’d like to share some of our tried and true methods for soothing winter-stressed skin.

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