Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function.
One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form. Peptides applied topically to the skin can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen, and voila, you have the appearance of more youthful, supple skin.
How to use peptides
For the most part, peptides take time to work. Peptides are best applied in serums or creams for a long period of time. You can start to see results in four to 12 weeks. Keep in mind that upkeep is so important with peptides. Once you stop using them, you will notice the difference.
Our cold process soaps are made with all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant oils and Shea butters that are blended together to create a rich lathering soap that moisturizes the skin. Unlike other soap types, cold process soap penetrate into the skin to nourish and help minimize dry itchy skin.
Natural ingredients can be lost through the heating process in hot process soap techniques; the cold process method ensures these natural ingredients are better preserved.
Natural essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, or fragrance oils are added to cold process soaps because they take a number of weeks to fully cure and the scent intensifies over time.
Cold process soaps are colorful and can be made with a level of artistry with many soaps decorated with swirls, layers of color and all sorts of interesting designs. Some are mixed with natural ingredients for texture while others have a top layer of herbs for an artistic final touch.
Our new fragrance Rose Quartz is inspired by the beautiful gem also known as the “love stone.” It is a pink quartz crystal that is commonly found in Brazil and Madagascar. With the color and locale in mind, our Rose Quartz fragrance has a traditional rose scent followed by notes of fresh rose petals, orange zest, grapefruit and light jasmine. Soft sandalwood and musk mellow out this crisp rose scent.
Dead Sea salts contain many minerals and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Soaking in a tub with Dead Sea salts on a regular basis will result in health promoting benefits.
Sea salts, when combined with warm water, help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow. Sea salts also help treat certain skin conditions such as psoriasis. Sea salts can also relieve the pain of arthritis.
Here are some known benefits of Dead Sea salt treatment:
Decrease Stress – Soaking a in warm bath with the high concentration of health promoting minerals found in the Dead Sea increases your circulation and supports detoxification in your body by removing toxic byproducts.
Improve Insomnia – From a nutritional perspective, magnesium deficiency can play a role in poor sleep. Taking a bath with magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts allows you to absorb magnesium effectively through your skin and helps support a good night’s sleep.
Relieve Arthritis Pain – Studies over the last 10 years have demonstrated that treatments with Dead Sea salts dissolved in regular bath water have a positive effect on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Improve Psoriasis – Multiple studies have shown that people who suffer from psoriasis improve with 3-4 Dead Sea salt baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement, including relief from itching and skin scaling.
Heal Eczema – Another study has found that patients with eczema/atopic dermatitis benefited greatly from bathing in a Dead Sea salt solution. Patients with active eczema soaked one arm in a Dead Sea salt solution and their other arm in tap water for 15 minutes a day for 6 weeks. Soaking in the Dead Sea salt solution significantly improved skin barrier function, hydration, and inflammation compared with the tap water-treated side.
As a friendly reminder, the deadline for Christmas delivery is Wednesday, December 13th. All orders received by the 13th will be shipped by Saturday, December 16th. Orders received after 12/13 will be processed under the normal shipping timeline of 3-7 business days.
Our holiday sale continues through Christmas Day. Enter coupon code HOLIDAY17 at checkout to apply the 15% off discount on your total order at BELLEANDBLAIRE.COM.
A quick pause in our #bestof2017 countdown to share a few outtakes from the Cloisters Castle Holiday Bazaar we attended on Friday evening and Saturday. We met a lot of wonderful new people as well as creative and talented indie artists/vendors that we hope to meet again at future events.
In addition to sharing our products with potential customers, we introduced our brand new cold process soap bars and mini soap bars to the public for the very first time! The new listings will be up on the website this upcoming week.
Spending more time out in the community has always been a challenge for us due to Tyra’s work schedule but she plans to make it a priority in 2018.
Our annual holiday sale is back! Enter coupon code HOLIDAY17 at checkout to apply the 15% off discount on your total order before taxes (if applicable). This discount code is applicable to U.S. residents only. This coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons and is valid to use on BELLEANDBLAIRE.COM only.
Take advantage of our biggest discount coupon sale of the year! This limited coupon sale is available to use now through Monday, 11/27.
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New Formula! New Label! New Name! Plant Based Mega Natural Hair Growth & Repair Serum is made for slow growth, hair shedding, dry, damaged, frizzy and color treated hair.
Yes, it’s possible with this special oil blend to obtain a Rapunzel-like mane. Not exactly like Rapunzel, but fairly close if you have the long hair gene. The good news is that you don’t need to have the long hair gene to achieve healthy beautiful hair. First thing you need to do is to apply this nutrient rich serum right before you shampoo your hair, wait an hour and then wash your hair as normal. It’s just that simple!
As a licensed cosmetologist of 20 years, I know that split ends, vitamin deficiencies and the lack of moisture or natural oil treatment can lead to dry, limp and damaged hair. So keep the following tips in mind: Trim your ends, take multivitamins and moisturize your hair on a regular basis will aid in your journey to healthy hair. In addition, a healthy diet of veggies, fruit, grains, and proteins as well as drinking plenty of water with lemons will contribute to a healthy mane. Beautiful hair starts from within and these tried and true tips are very important along with regular application this hair serum especially formulated to repair dry, damaged hair. Follow my advice and you will reap the long term benefits of having healthy hair and a healthy well being. –Tyra
As a natural antiseptic, carrots will help make your skin feeling fresh and healthy. It contains vitamins A which is an antioxidant. It also contains vitamin K and antioxidants that will protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. It can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging.
This product is made with carrot seed oil which is high in antioxidants, it’s a natural for any anti-aging skin formula. These components can help protect your skin from environmental stressors and has the ability to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin.Carrot seed oil a great anti-aging ingredient that will help firm and tone your look.
If you have dry or oily skin, you don’t have to worry—like many natural oils, carrot seed oil has the ability to balance both! It gives skin just enough moisture without clogging pores, making it perfect for all skin types.
Pumpkin Enzyme Face Mask is the perfect super food for your skin. Packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, this Glycolic mask will increase the skin cell turnover rate while giving your skin a smooth and firm appearance. Pumpkin is rich in important essential vitamins and nutrients necessary for healthy and radiant skin.
The benefits of using a pumpkin puree for skincare includes:
Rich in Vitamins: Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, but especially if your skin is damaged from overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant, that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals. A pumpkin facial mask will nourish your skin and promote the absorption of these nutrients.
Dissolves Dry Skin: Skin care products containing pumpkin such as exfoliators and moisturizers can be used on all skin types to help remove old surface skin cells and promote new cell production. Moreover pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells.
Anti-Acne: Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamins E. Pumpkin anti-acne masks promote healthier skin by fighting inflammation, reducing pore size, controlling excess oil and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.
Enter coupon code AUTUMN15 at checkout to apply the 15% off discount on your total order before taxes (if applicable). This discount code is applicable to U.S. residents only. This coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons and is valid to use on BELLEANDBLAIRE.COM only.