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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What is Clean Skincare?

Navigating the skin care landscape can be a bumpy ride. There are choices for every skin concern you have – even some that you didn’t know you have (as though we don’t have enough to think about). Choosing the right type and brand of skincare is a personal decision and one size does not fit all. Some people only trust doctor backed brands, others want only natural or organic ingredients on their skin and some may fall in the middle or really have no idea what would be the best choice for them.
The internet can be a double edged sword when it comes to researching the choices in skin care. There are plenty of sources of unbiased, honest information, and then there is a lot of mis-information out there too.

One question we hear regularly from consumers trying to educate themselves and make informed decisions is “What is clean skincare?” Often, people think that ‘clean’ means ‘natural’ but this is not always the case in skincare. Luzern’s formulations contain mostly natural (and often organic) ingredients sourced from the pristine Valais region of Switzerland, but there are times when we don’t see effective, transformational results with 100% natural ingredients. That’s why we also use cosmeceutical grade actives at high concentrations in our formulas – to get professional results plus the beautiful, luxurious textures that natural ingredients provide. We don’t taint those formulas with chemical or toxic additives that can irritate your skin, and we process with cold temperatures to keep the integrity of the actives intact.

Similar to clean eating, the concept of clean skincare is minimally processed products without harmful additives that can cause inflammation and speed the aging process of your skin. At Luzern, we know that chemical additives can cause dryness, irritation and discoloration and ultimately defeat the purpose of anti-aging skin care, which is why we steer clear of them.
We’d be happy to tell you more about our ingredients and formulations – just get in touch with us. Full ingredient lists for all products are also found on our website because we have nothing to hide. Let us know what you think.

Toxic 12

From the very beginning, we’ve been committed to creating safe, non-toxic products for anti-aging skincare — especially important when you consider some of the alternatives that many other companies use. Those alternatives — especially the “Toxic 12” — are more hazardous than many think. They can be carcinogenic, may disrupt your hormone regulation, and in some cases can contribute to miscarriage or birth defects, and even memory loss. By applying these toxic chemicals to your skin, you’re putting them into your bloodstream, expediting their negative effects. The first step to protecting your skin and your well-being? Identifying the Toxic 12 and understanding why they’re no good.

Here they are:

  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • DEA, MEA, and TEA
  • Dioxin
  • DMDM Hydrantoin and Urea
  • FD&C Color and Pigments
  • Parabens
  • PEG
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol and Butylene
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sunscreen chemicals
  • Triclosan

We’re committed to helping you understand what you need to know about each of these ingredients, and how we make all our remarkably effective products without putting you at risk of exposure. That’s part of the Luzern story, and why we pride ourselves on delivering uncompromising purity and powerful results.

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Is anti-aging skin care aging your skin?

CHEMICAL IRRITANTS AND TOXINS FOUND IN MUCH OF TODAY’S SKIN CARE CAN TRIGGER INFLAMMATION THAT INCREASES SKIN SENSITIVITY AND EVEN ACCELERATE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING.

This inflammatory response stresses the skin’s natural repair process, damages its protective barrier and breaks down collagen hastening the appearance of lines and wrinkles and, ironically, undermining the very function of anti-aging skin care- to slow aging of the skin.

ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS LUZERN PRODUCTS GET SUCH EXCELLENT RESULTS IS THE EFFORT WE TAKE TO ELIMINATE THE CHEMICALS AND TOXINS THAT CAUSE DAMAGING IRRITATION AND INFLAMMATION.

In much the same way that a healthy diet leads to a healthier, more beautiful body, a daily regimen of Luzern products leads to a healthier, more beautiful complexion.