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January 2011

"Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty"

This quote by Mahlon Hoagland couldn't ring truer to me. I find it applies to all areas of my my Apple Strudel - a delicious family recipe handed down by doing, from one generation to the next. Made with simple and few ingredients, this strudel literally makes one gush with delight.
Perhaps it is my European background but I find that a can of pasta sauce just doesn't compare to vine ripened tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden -truly simple, truly delicious.
This is the same approach I take with my beauty products. I find that the skin responds to simpler, more natural ingredients. Compared to mass produced lotions and creams that contain ingredients you don't recognize and are often included to preserve the life of the product and to add filler.
For comparisons sake, I have listed the most commonly used ingredients found in "off the shelf" creams and lotions. They are: Water, Mineral Oil, Ispropyl Palmitate, Petroleum, Steric Acid, Ceresin, Glycerin, Stearate, Ceyl Alcohol, Candelillia Wax, Sorbitan Oleate, Triethanolamine, Laureth-23, Carbomer Trisodium EDTA, DMDM Hydanatoin (by the way, spell check stopped at every one of the words).
Here is a list of the most commonly used ingredients, created in small batches, with a shelf life of 1 year. Plant Water, JK Blend Complex 1 (a balanced mixture of natural antioxidants), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Witch Hazel, and my JK Blend of natural Preservatives including Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Liminum (Lemon Peel) Extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Extract.
 New This Spring :
Tinted Moisturizer:
JK Juvenessence has an all in one enhancing tinted moisturizer that gives you that sun kissed look in a sheer coverage. This unique formula offers immediate skin brightening based on natural MICA. The semi transparent coverage lets the skin shine through without a masking effect. The result is younger looking skin with a natural glow.
Just remember that a skin care product is only as good as what it contains and how those ingredients can help your skin stay in balance. 
So like my Apple Strudel, a moisturizer made from simple, fresh and honest ingredients combined in small batches by hand will make your skin gush with delight.
My apple strudel with cream
Until next week,

The Basics - Cleansing and Toning

When we sleep  stress fades away and skin cells are able to repair themselves faster. This is when healing and regeneration happens. It is best, therefore to concentrate on cleansing your skin, as well as exfoliating and lightening, in the evening just before bed.
Cleansing in the evening helps remove impurities from the pores and creates a pH balanced surface that prepares the skin for nighttime hydration. Allow the cleanser to sit on your skin a few minutes before removing. This will help dissolve make-up and dirt more effectively.
In the winter, if you live in a dry climate or have dry skin, a cream cleanser is best for its non drying effects.
Gel cleansers with fruit acids exfoliate and boost collagen and are ideal for oily skin.
Most cream cleansers are safe to use as an eye make-up remover. Apply using a firm touch in a circular motion. This is great for boosting blood flow and helps avoid puffiness and dark circles.
After cleansing rinse well with tepid water and pat dry.
Once a week use a gel cleanser-it is an ideal for deep cleaning.
Toners are really just a light cleanser. They brighten the skin and contain therapeutic ingredients essential for healthy skin. They actually target excess oil, even out blotchiness, and help correct the pH balance of your skin. They also help tighten pores making your skin smoother.
This step is as important as any but so often jumped over so make sure you integrate this important step into your morning routine. I recommend mornings only unless you have extremely oily skin or you applied a heavy amount of make-up during the day and need a little extra cleansing in the pm.
Some toners are perfect for a calming eye compress to diminish puffiness and tired looking eyes. Toners work wonders as a compress to reduce redness and rosesea acne as well.
The JK Beauty Toners contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory botanical extracts that reduce redness, swelling and provide a cooling, nourishing and strengthening element to your skin.
Use your recommended toner morning and throughout the day, especially if you have worked out. It's handy to have your toner readily available in a spritzer bottle.
In the morning, follow a light splashing of tepid water to your face with a toner recommended for your skin type.  
Men's Corner
Follow the same cleansing program as above. Make sure you use a toner after shaving as it helps calm the skin, reducing redness, and tightens pores. It is the best aftershave. This winter JK Beauty will be introducing a gentle shaving cream that will keep skin soft and help prevent ingrown hairs. We will make sure you get a sample when you are in the salon. 
Men often ask if they should shave before a facial, The answer is, if you are not prone to in grown hairs, breakouts or have other issues associated with shaving, then yes it's fine. Shaving is a form of exfoliating so the skin is ready for a wonderful hydrating, nourishing, and firming facial treatment. If you are prone to skin irritations from shaving then by all means, skip it before a facial. The irritated and sensitive skin will make your facial uncomfortable.
Teen's Corner
If acne or breakouts are problematic, use an acne medication and/or spot treatments at night and only after cleansing. Acne medication increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun so it is best to use at night.
A few additional pointers that will help with keeping your skin clean: Cleanse and disinfect your cell phones often and remember to keep your hands away from your face.
All of JK Beauty products are made fresh for the season, in small batches, based on your skin care needs. Special products for ski weekends, extended time in the desert, or travel sets are easily customized for your specific lifestyle. If you would like a consultation, please email or call Bellezza. We look forward to creating your special products designed to bring the beauty out and the years at bay!
Until next week,

Good habits

There is a good reason why your mother told you to brush your teeth every day, or why the doctor tells you to eat right, exercise, and get plenty of rest every night. Doing these simple things every day will not only make you feel better but will increase your chance of living longer.
There isn't a dentist around that would recommend brushing mornings only. The same can be said for taking care of your skin. Washing, toning and moisturizing in the morning simply isn't enough to maintain healthy, glowing skin. But, combine an evening routine then add in a monthly facial and voila - you have beautiful skin...and with beautiful skin all things are possible. Well perhaps not all things, but you will look fabulous as you tackle the possible.
Once a week
Exfoliate and treat your skin to a masque that is appropriate for your skin type.
Let's start this for one week without fail. By the time I post next week I am sure you will have this morning and evening routine down and it will be as routine as brushing after every meal!
Until next week,