Lavender Cleansing Oil
Although the idea of using an oil-based cleanser is currently becoming more popular it is not a modern concept. In fact many ancient cultures used the oil cleansing technique long before it’s current popularity today. The most important thing to keep in mind when using an oil-based cleanser is that oil dissolves oil (and dirt) more effectively than harsh chemicals that strip away all oil from the skin. Although it may sound (and feel!)
counter-intuitive the best way to rid skin of excess oil and dirt whilst also caring for it is by using an oil-based cleanser. This is because this type of cleanser will dissolve the excess sebum, dirt and grime without stripping away the beneficial oils that protect our skin.
Whether you choose to use a lotion, gel or oil based cleanser is, of course, a matter of personal preference however Lavender Cleansing Oil takes its strength from the inclusion of Hazelnut Oil in its formulation. This ingredient allows an oil based product to deliver an astringent, toning action whilst also nourishing the skin with essential fatty acids! Check out the beneficial ingredients descriptions for more information on this powerhouse ingredient.
Lavender Cleansing Oil is so gentle that it can be used on the eye area making it an effective stand-alone makeup remover! When combined with fresh water it has a milk-like consistency that deeply cleanses, dissolves makeup and is easily wiped away.
Beneficial ingredients used to formulate this product include:
Lavender Oil – this ingredient has a host of benefits including helping the skin to heal itself by stimulating cell growth, reducing inflammation, preventing scarring and balancing the production of oil. All of these benefits are perfect when fighting acne and nourishing problem skin. It also smells delicious!
Chamomile Roma Oil – this product has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds and is well known for being particularly appropriate for use on sensitive skin and other delicate skin conditions.
Hazelnut Oil – this ingredient is gentle enough for use on all skin types and penetrates deeply into the epidermis while also toning and tightening the skin. High in oleic acid (second only to sunflower oil in content) and flavonoid concentrations, hazelnut oil mimics the skins own pH levels so closely that it helps to balance oil production making it appropriate for use on both oily and dry skin types. In addition to this its high concentration of catechins and tannins make it feel dry on the skin. This one of the reasons why it's considered an astringent oil despite delivering much needed moisture.
Seabuckthorn - originating in Russia and China this ingredient contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B5 and K making it a potent anti-ageing product that rebalances and hydrates while helping to protect skin elasticity. Seabuckthorn is also useful for fading stretch marks, treating wounds (including keloid scarring), soothing skin ulcers and repairing sun damage.
Also containing Sunflower Oil and Rosehip Oil this cleanser is high in quality emollient oils that help to balance the skins natural sebum. It also assists in nourishing and rejuvenating skin while it cleanses providing powerful antioxidant action to encourage epidermal renewal giving skin a fresh, vibrant appearance.
Whether you’re planning to treat your skin to a deep cleanse or need to get that makeup off quickly after a fantastic night out, consider trying Lavender Cleansing Oil as a versatile solution to both.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Pump a generous amount of cleansing oil (around the size of a 10c piece) onto the palm of your hand and rub the product between both hands. Massage thoroughly into the skin allowing time for the cleanser to dissolve built up grime, dirt and/or makeup. Remove cleanser with a cotton pad that has been soaked in fresh, warm water or by splashing water onto the face. Follow with a standard cleanser if required.
INGREDIENTS: Lavender Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Chamomile Roman Oil, Soya Bean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Ricinus Communis, Glycerine, Grape Seed Oil, Calendula Essential Oil, Vegetable Squalane, Wheat Germ Virgin Oil, Borage Oil, Sorbitol, Apricot Kernel Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Seabuckthorn, Lime Cold Pressed Essential Oil, Lemon Cold Pressed Essential Oil, Avocado Oil, White Mineral Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 85.
Healthy, vibrant skin is something that everyone desires as beautiful skin is synonymous with a fresh and youthful appearance. Beauty therapists and dieticians alike advise us to take care of our skin by shielding it from the sun, eating nutritious food and cleansing it on a daily basis by drinking lots of fresh clean water. Working as hard as we are to take care of our skin, it makes sense to cleanse it each day too. Cleansing leaves skin looking clean, soft and renewed and aids in removing the dirt and bacteria that builds up on the face over time.
Neglecting to cleanse daily can result in the skin's delicate pores becoming blocked. This can lead to skin appearing dull and blotchy not to mention potential blackheads, whiteheads and acne.
To keep your skin looking its best, consider starting and finishing your day using Grape Cleansing Gel. A versatile and gentle product formulated for use on all skin types, it will reinvigorate and refresh skin while it washes dirt away. Imbued with natural antibacterial properties to keep your skin germ free, Grape Cleansing Gel also has moisturizing properties that help to keep your skin from drying out. It also has a mild exfoliating effect acting to slough away dead skin cells from the top layer of the epidermis to reveal fresh, new cells.
The beneficial ingredients used to formulate Grape Cleansing Gel include:
Australian Balm Mint Oil- a product especially unique to Jessica Dominique Cosmetics. Normally used during aromatherapy I discovered that this distinctive ingredient is vital for stimulating circulation while thoroughly cleansing skin of bacteria, excess sebum and dead cells so that it can appear it's most radiant.
Red Grape Extract- this ingredient is a powerful antioxidant that serves to fight free-radical damage brought on by environmental stressors and pollutants. It also improves circulation leaving skin looking fresh and revitalized.
Grape Cleansing Gel also includes other quality ingredients such as Amaranth, Grape Seed Oil and Lemon Essential Oil. The Grape Seed and Lemon Essential Oils provide a potent antibacterial, anti fungal and antiseptic action to strip dead skin cells and bacteria from the face. Amaranth (which is rich in Vitamin E) then acts to balance this antimicrobial action by softening and moisturizing the skin. This leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh and revived.
This is why I recommend Grape Cleansing Gel as a must for any daily cleansing routine.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Squeeze a small amount of cleanser (around the size of a ten cent piece) onto the tips of your fingers. Rub between both hands then slowly and thoroughly work the cleanser into the skin moving in small, gentle circles around the face. Wash off with fresh, warm water
INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Vegetable Glycerine, Cocoamide DEA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Grape Red Liquid Extract, Grape Seed Oil, Salicylic Acid, Melissa Officinalis, Lemon Essential Oil, Grape Flavour Oil, EDTA Disodium, Amaranth, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.
Grape Cleansing Gel
The idea that we should care for our skin by keeping it clean and healthy is not a new one. In fact cleansing and caring for skin has been an important part of human culture throughout history. Recorded history tells us that as early as 600BC people were already making and using soap regularly. Even earlier than this there is evidence that some ‘soap-like’ substances were used by the ancient Egyptians! It’s not surprising that people have always cared about keeping their skin clear of dirt, grime and bacteria as this is essential for healthy skin and healthy skin is arguably where beauty begins.
Today a modern understanding of skincare tells us that soap can actually be too harsh on the skin (particularly facial skin) as it strips away protective layers of beneficial oils. Instead it’s a better idea to use a specially formulated gel, lotion or oil cleanser that is astringent yet gentle to keep skin looking refreshed and vital.
Failing to cleanse your skin on a daily basis can result in a build-up of dead skin, dirt and bacteria that leads to your skin appearing dull and oily. Leaving grime on the skin can also encourage the development of blackheads, whiteheads and acne.
To keep your skin feeling clean and looking vibrant consider using Lemon, Lime and Kiwi Cleansing Lotion as a way to start your day with fresh, sparkling skin. High in natural, nourishing oils combined with quality fruit extracts this cleanser is soft and gentle whilst providing the antimicrobial action needed to keep skin free of bacteria and excess sebum. While gentle enough for use on all skin Lemon, Lime and Kiwi Cleansing Lotion is particularly appropriate for oily and combination skin types.
The beneficial ingredients used to formulate this cleanser include:
Kiwi Fruit Liquid Extract – this product contains Actinidin which is a protease (or protein digesting) enzyme that dissolves the build-up of keratin, otherwise known as dead skin cells. This leaves the skin deeply cleansed and refreshed allowing for greater surface penetration of other products such as moisturizers. Also containing powerful antioxidants and omega-3 oils this ingredient improves and repairs the skin’s radiance.
Avocado Oil – containing vitamins A, D and E this ingredient provides a soothing action on the skin and is especially good for dry or ageing skin. Avocado oil is also high in sterolins which have been shown to reduce the occurrence of age spots and to soften skin.
Also containing the goodness of Cold Pressed Essential Oils (Lemon and Lime), Vitamin E and Carrageenan Extract this deliciously citrusy lotion cleanser will provide an astringent and antiseptic action that balances oiliness while stimulating circulation and promoting renewal.
Lemon, Lime and Kiwi Cleansing Lotion is a great product to treat yourself with! Its delicious scent is stimulating and invigorating while its gentle cleansing properties leave skin feeling clean, balanced and looking radiant.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Shake bottle thoroughly and apply a small amount of cleanser (around the size of a 10c piece) to damp skin. Massage gently into the face for approximately two minutes (including eye area). Rinse off using fresh, warm water. Alternatively you can apply a small amount of cleanser to a cotton pad and wipe over the face as a quick and easy method to remove dirt. Use morning and night, followed by a toner and moisturizer.
INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Avocado Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Natural Vitamin E, Butylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerine, Potassium Stearate, Kiwi Fruit Liquid Fruit Extract, Lime Cold Pressed Essential Oil, Lemon Cold Pressed Essential Oil, Kiwi Fruit Fragrant Oil, Disodium EDTA, Lactic Acid, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol & Diazolidinyl Urea & MethylParaben & Propyl Paraben, Chlorophyll Plant Derived Colour.
Lemon, Lime & Kiwi
Black Cherry Exfoliating Sorbet has a light, refreshing gel texture containing a natural bamboo exfoliant to gently and effectively loosen and remove rough, dead skin cells. A carefully selected blend of essential oils assists in repairing and toning the skins texture as it helps to eliminate impurities and soothe the skin. Not to mention it also smells fantastic.
This exfoliant is much lighter then Pineapple Facial Scrub (below).
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Remove a small amount of product (around the size of a 10c piece) and rub between the fingers. Apply gently and evenly across the face working in small circular motions to remove skin cells. Rinse with warm, fresh water.
INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine, Bamboo Powder, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth 20, Decyl Glucoside, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin B5, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Vitamin E, Cedarwood Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Orange Blood Oil, Bergamot Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Soya Bean Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Fragrant Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Acetate, Butyl Phenyl Methyl Propional, Methyl Ionone.
Black Cherry Exfoliating