When it comes to your skin, preservation should be taken seriously. People have been using oils for ages now to help restore and maintain a luminous complexion. In fact, that “healthy glow” we hear so much about is directly linked to the oil levels found in your skin. When we are younger, our skin produces more oil thus giving a luminous appearance, however, as we age we produce less making it that much more important add it to your regimen.
Essential oils are extracted from flower and fruit: peels, seeds, woods, barks and roots, and are often distilled by steam. The concentrated liquid produced by this process contains powerful all-natural elements that have mega healing properties. There are also oils that are combined with beneficial chemicals; these would be known more as serums, specializing in age reversal effects.
All this is to say, we love luxurious oils and have consulted the TSG network of experts to help us navigate this ever-growing world of skincare. The following is our guide to essential oils and serums that we’ve tried and vouch for being worth the investment.
Back in November of last year, Be Belle Beauty announced on facebook that they would be carrying Monoi Oil from Moana Beauty. Made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias in a semi-wax coconut oil, Monoi oil has long been popular for its incredible aroma. Based in Austin, TX, Be Belle Beauty combines the expertise of makeup artists with retail—offering a wide array of skincare lines personally chosen by their professional skin experts. And according to them, the benefits of Monoi oil are immense. Put a few drops in your hair before shampooing to revitalize dry roots or coat your body and face with the oil post bath.
You can purchase Moana Beauty’s Monoi Oil through Be Belle Beauty directly: 512.327.2507.
We obviously can’t say enough about Rodin products. Neither can the cult following of this luxurious, beautifully packaged line of natural oils. An amazing blend of jasmine, almond, jojoba and evening primrose oils bring extreme comfort to the mind and skin, soothing irritations, improving elasticity and leaving the skin supple and soft. It’s an indulgence for your skin that will fend off premature aging, even skin tone and aid in regenerating the skin. There is an illuminating, healthy appearance once applied, yet no trace of an undesired greasy residue. Treat your skin to Rodin.
The full line of Rodin products are also available through TSG Chicago store Space 519. Check out their photo of the fully stocked shelf! Call them to find out what they’re selling of Rodin today: 312.751.1519.
You an also buy DUDE No.1 Beard Oil from Space 519 in Chicago. Yep, something for the men! From fragrance line MCMC, this rich product will make hipsters weak at the knees… Space 519: 312.751.1519.
We’re so lucky to have skin care expert Tammy Fender in our Palm Beach TSG network. She has recently enlightened us on the benefits of natural oils when it comes to preserving skin and repairing old damage. One pearl she’s given: think of your skin as a reflective organ and if the body is out of balance, the skin will portray those imbalances. Her personal line of serums, tonics and oils are quite potent, all-natural concoctions guaranteed to revitalize the skin. Check out her interview with Mary, our Palm Beach editor, for her in-depth skincare philosophy.
In addition to being available online for purchase via Tammy’s website, Pure Living Energy products are sold exclusively at C&A Camp in Charlottesville, which is fitting considering the collection of high-quality wares owner Carlin Stargell Camp pulls together. Call her for more information on buying this line of essential oils: 434.973.5555.
Based in Charlotte, NC, the health and fitness experts at Hilliard Studio Method write a really informative blog that covers a wide range of topics. It’s worth a read, as is looking into their amazing workout programs, which are custom Pilates based workouts that incorporate resistance. Started by mother/daughter team Liz Hilliard and Clary Hilliard Gray, these dynamic duo have a cult following in Charlotte because of the results their healthy lifestyle tips provide for the customers.
Case in point: They have a totally holistic approach to dry skin, suggesting the use of natural oils that you would even cook with as moisturizers. “I keep Emu oil in my shower to rub into my skin just before I get out. Olive oil was Sofia Loren’s go-to face and body moisturizer for years.” Upon their suggestion, we tried Emu Oil and can say that it works wonders, more so than you’d expect! Be sure to investigate their entire approach to exercise and intentional living via their website or call them to get first hand information:
Located in Phoenix, AZ, the experts at Salon Estique know a thing or two about the damage dry environments can cause to your skin. Their pick? Rejuvenating Serum from PCA Skin. Said to instantly restore moisture to your skin, investing in this serum is highly suggested. Check out their facebook page or call Salon Estique to find out more: 602.248.0077.