| A Thera-Skin Update on Monica
As our Thera-Skin Contest draws to a close this weekend, we thought it was a great time to check in with our skin care tester, Monica. You first met Monica
back in June, when we recommended a skin care regime to address her specific skin issues and she bravely let us post a picture of her naked face as a "before" to any Thera-Skin use.
Here's what she reported to us: My two month (and counting) relationship with Escents... Ok, I have to admit I never really believed in the value of "quality skin care products" as evidenced by my collection of crappy creams and lotions picked out of the clearance bin from the drug store. But I confess I am now a convert to Thera-Skin. Two months ago I started out with a whole crop of stress-related blemishes, oily skin and enlarged pores. Now, I am happy to report that my skin is less oily and my pores have shrunk and I haven't seen a blemish since. There has been a threat of one or two since but I have just applied a little extra toner and/or Instant Calm Ultra Complex and poof! Gone!! The product feels great on the skin, very light and natural. I love the Visibly Moist Toner - it truly does feel like it's adding moisture - not drying my skin like the old Bonne Bell 10-0-6 - remember that stuff? The Multi-Vitamin Purifying Face Wash and Moisture Replenishing Cream are the perfect weight - light but effective. And I love the Crystal Clarity Microdermabrasion Creme - makes me feel like I have a new face! The best part - these Escents products do cost more than my 99c bin stuff but they last for ages! Well over two months and I've only used half the face wash, same with the moisturizer and the toner has barely moved! I'm now a devoted Escents-aholic.
Monica reported that after using the products for only a few weeks, she was told that she looked radiant and that her skin looked more firm and taut - and the person remarking didn't know she was involved in our little test!
Here again, is Monica before using Thera-Skin:
And here she is later on:
Because we'll be too busy enjoying the sun to pick a winner for our Thera-Skin contest
, we've extended the deadline to enter until Monday, August 1st at midnight. To enter, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply log into our site and leave a review of a Thera-Skin product - tell us how it's made a difference in your skin and what compliments you've heard about how amazing you look! If you have photos of your radiance, we'd love to see them!
Good luck! We'll be choosing our winners next week - stay tuned!
Introducing Our New Natural Deodorants
Posted by Jacqui MacNeill on 7/20/2011
I'm pleased to announce the introduction of our new natural deodorants
to Escents' product collection. We've put a lot of thought into the development of this product and are very proud of the formula we've created, one that relies on vegetable protein in combination with pure essential oils rather than aluminum chlorhydrate or other aluminum compounds.
Vegetable Protein Deodorant Formula vs. Aluminum Formulas
A number of medical studies suggest that if aluminum enters your blood, it can be absorbed and accumulated in the body. According to some research there may be an association between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. For this reason many people are choosing to avoid formulas that contain aluminum.
The vegetable protein base used in Escents' deodorant formula is based on a bio-fermentation technology from yeast, and contains enzymes such as hydrolases, de-Esterases, reductiveases, and oxidases, which are said to promote the conversion of a wide range of malodorous substances to their heavier molecule weight, non-odourous salt forms. It neutralizes odours caused by perspiration, human waste, vomit, cigarette smoke, food, mildew, pets and depilatories.
Essential Oil Blends in Our Deodorants
How to Use Our Natural Deodorants
Our natural deodorants can not only be used under your arms. They can also be used on your feet or anywhere else you want to fight odour naturally. One day after walking around in sandals all day I found that both my feet and sandals stank. I tried the new formula on my feet and noticed that not only did my feet stop smelling, the sandals I was wearing also stopped smelling. At that moment, I knew we had developed something great!
Our natural deodorants coming in a standard size and a travel size for when you're on the go. Give either one a try and let us know how it works out for you! :)
Introducing Summer, Our Newest Essential Oil Blend
Posted by Jacqui MacNeill on 7/6/2011
We all love our new Summer blend here at Escents, so much so that we have gone ahead and launched it in our newest creation, a totally natural Enzyme Deodorant, in addition to a Hand & Body Lotion, Wash & Bubble, and Handmade Soap. I am thrilled to finally share this incredibly fresh, engaging unisex blend with all our fans. One thing is for certain: Summer is Mother Nature in all her glory, vibrant and alive. Summer is a blissful escape from our daily stresses that warms and comforts our souls. This is the inspiration behind my latest creation, our Summer Essential Oil Blend, with top notes of Rosemary and Lemon.
The Rosemary, with its fresh, natural herb scent, entrances and revitalizes the mind. Cleansing, refreshing Lemon adds an element of clarity and energy to the blend. And who doesn't love a tall, glass of cool lemonade on a hot summer day?
I was curious what other people said summer smells like to them and looked to Yahoo Answers for inspiration and found these replies:
"Fresh mowed green grass. French Fries at the Fair. Cotton Candy. Puppy Breath. Sand and the beach."
"The fresh smell of the morning dew. The sweet smell of flowers blooming in the fresh hot summer air. Hearing and smelling the fresh pollening of the Honey suck's growing across the fence and seeing Hummingbirds sucking the sweet nectar out of the Honey sucks. Animal dancing with the joy of summer and new Born's being born."
"The smell of homework being ripped apart, the clean aroma of a mowed lawn, the yummy flavor of Caprisun juice (and popsicles), the beach, hotdogs, sweaty friends suggesting crazy ideas, and FREEDOM."
"Being a cattle man, I love the smell of a newborn calf... the smell of fresh cut hay..the smell of the sun as it hits the wild grass in the field."
"Freshly mowed grass, food on the barbeque, apple blossoms, the fragrance after a rain."
"It smells like happiness even though people are still in war, and fighting. Just watch the clouds and let everything around you drift away.
"Lilacs, strawberries, and sweaty sex."
"Banana scented suntan lotion...peace."
Now over to you; What does summer smell like to you? Please share your thoughts in the comments.