Can Bergamot Oil Help Acne?

Can bergamot oil help acne? For those of us with blemish-prone skin, facial products containing oil tend to send us running in the opposite direction. My skin is already oily, and I don’t want to clog my pores with a greasy product.

Bergamot Dry Oil Combats Oily Skin

HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil is different. It is not heavy oil that sits on top of your skin. It is actually a dry oil, meaning it sinks directly into the skin to heal and balance from below the surface. This lightweight moisturizer is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores (and we all know clogged pores can lead to more pimples!).  A powerful combination of grape seed, jojoba, calendula, and bergamot oil help acne, heal scars, and cure minor skin irritations while gently moisturizing and balancing the skin.

Lightweight Moisturizer

Not only is Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil a great anti-acne defense, it is also a lightweight moisturizer. On clean, dry skin, gently massage a small amount on your face and neck (a little goes a long way). Your skin will be soothed and hydrated – it is the perfect daily moisturizer for normal to oily skin.

I have to admit, I was a skeptic myself when I first looked into using bergamot oil, but I gave it a try and found it to be one of the best solutions for my blemish-prone skin. I even use it at night to help prevent future breakouts! This stuff is liquid anti-acne gold.

Spring Skincare Products We Love

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On Sale in Honor of Spring!

 

Spring is in the Air

Time to break out your spring skincare products! Now that the sun is out and nature is in bloom, cold winter nights wrapped up inside by the fire are replaced by outside adventures and lighthearted evenings on a patio. Life is in full bloom, and it is time to celebrate.

Spring is a Big Bouquet of Flowers

Bright colors and rich greens rejuvenate sleepy landscapes, and nature fills the air with the budding aroma of flowers, trees, and fruits. Inspired by spring’s natural bounty, HollyBeth created her signature Flourish Perfume, a delightful combination of jasmine and rose mixed with hints of lavender and bergamot. Soft scents of floral and earth perfectly combine to evoke the blooming flavors of a new beginning. It is the perfect perfume to add to your spring skincare products.

Spring is an Orchard of Fresh Fruit

Crisp citrus flavors of orange and lemon energize the spirits and uplift the soul. One of my favorite HollyBeth Organics spring skincare products is her Citrus All Over Cream. A refreshing blend of camellia, jojoba, and sweet almond oil adorned with lemon, lime, and orange essential oils create this delicious moisturizing cream that nourishes the skin and tantalizes the senses. And as an added bonus, the citrus-based cream naturally repels pesky bugs! Looking for a spring skincare shea butter? Try HollyBeth’s Lemon Lime Shea Butter Cream. This southern-inspired cream infused with invigorating lime and lemon enlivens the skin with happy hydration. And in honor of spring, HollyBeth Organics’ Lemon Lime Shea Butter is on sale! Click here to add this zesty moisturizing cream to your spring skincare routine.

Spring has arrived! Time to let your skin enjoy it, too.

The Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair

The benefits of argan oil for hair are widely touted by many beauty products. Shampoos, hair treatments, and styling products all praise argan oil as a defining ingredient.

What is Argan Oil?

Argan oil is a plant oil that comes from argan trees that are native to Morocco. The oil is extracted from the kernels in the nuts that are within an argan tree’s fruit. The extraction process is done by hand, including the pealing of the fruit, the cracking of the nut, and the pressing of the kernels for oil – quite an arduous task!

The Benefits of Argan Oil

So why all the fuss? Argan oil is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that hydrate, rejuvenate, and protect. Vitamin E and A promote new cell production while minerals and antioxidants nourish and calm inflammation. It is a multi-miracle serum straight from Mother Nature, perfect for pampering your skin and hair.

Argan Oil for Hair

Argan oil is great for keeping hair shiny and healthy. This non-greasy oil protects from heat damage (perfect for those of us attached to our blow dryers and flat irons) as well harmful UV rays from the sun.  It is also a great leave-in conditioner and split-end tamer! The benefits of argan oil apply to the body as well! It hydrates the skin and locks in moisture with just a few drops.

Go Organic

With so many products on the beauty market boasting argan oil as an ingredient, how do you know which one is the best? To keep your skin and hair free of unwanted toxins and parabens, it is always best to go organic. HollyBeth Organics’ Hair & Body Silk is 100% USDA Certified Organic, made with pure, organic argan oil. Use it all over your body for healthy, radiant skin and all good hair days.

The Best Organic Face Moisturizer

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The Best Organic Face Moisturizer

Looking for the best organic face moisturizer? Look no further than HollyBeth Organics’ Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer. This nourishing blend of camellia, rosehip, and sea buckthorn oils combine with antioxidant-packed Vitamin E to balance and protect your skin while antiseptic properties help reduce the signs of scars and aging. This velvety do-all is great for every skin type, even sensitive and rosacea-prone.

Fan Favorite

This silky face cream is one of HollyBeth Organics’ most popular products. Not only is our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer a customer favorite, it is also a must have face making tool for professional makeup artist Fiona Stiles, and even in the travel bag of actress Nikki Reed! Definitely the best organic face moisturizer in our book ;).

Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer is available in a 2 oz. or sample size.

Know Your Skin Type

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Many factors play a role in the condition of your skin, including hormones, climate, and age. It is important to recognize the state of your skin in order to find the right products to restore balance.

Dry Skin

Skin feeling dehydrated, tight, and flakey? You are experiencing dry skin, which indicates a lack of moisture. Overexposure to cold or heat, excess use of cleansing products, or a natural result of aging can leave your skin dehydrated. Go for hydrating cleansers and thicker moisturizers, while avoiding heavy toners and chemical-based products that zap oil production and dry out the skin.

Check out HollyBeth Organics’ Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer, the perfect face hydrator for those in need of extra moisture.

Oily Skin

Prone to a shiny t-zone area? Your body is over-producing sebum, on oily substance made by your sebaceous glands to protect against dryness. Hormone changes or exposure to heat may be responsible for oily skin. Go for lightweight products that won’t clog pores and natural ingredients like grapeseed that help regulate oil production. Try to avoid over-cleansing, as this can dry out the skin, encouraging your sebaceous glands to secrete more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture.

Try HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil, a lightweight dry oil that quickly absorbs into the skin to restore balance and reduce oiliness – its antiseptic properties help fight acne as well!

Sensitive Skin

Notice your skin gets splotchy, irritated, or itchy when you change your beauty routine or experience a new environment? You may have sensitive skin, which can be caused by an allergy or reaction to extreme weather. Keep track of what irritates you and steer clear of products with foreign ingredients. Go for organic products with natural ingredients and keep it simple.

Use a cleanser like HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Foaming Cleanser. It is gentle on skin while combating oil and removing makeup (and like all HollyBeth Organics products, it is 100% USDA Certified Organic!).

Most of us will experience all of these skin conditions, so make sure to maintain balance with the help of the right products.

Winter All Over the World

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Atlanta, GA

Cold and rainy with a chance of snow.  A winter forecast that can scare any Atlantan straight into the grocery store, then hidden away at home until it passes. Work lets out early, kids stay home from school, and the streets are empty. The city shuts down while we enjoy a surprise day off.

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Winter in Scandinavia is quite a different story. In the Northern half of the region, snow is on the ground from December to April, and winters are dark due to limited hours of sunlight. There is no hiding from the weather here, only embracing it! Snow is always on the forecast, so it is business as usual (thanks to multiple layers of warm clothing).

Macau

In Macau, the winter season tends to be mild and dry. The weather is cool and clear with very little rain, and temperatures tend to average in the 50s. There is no threat of snow in this sub-tropical climate; however, cold is cold, so warm clothing and cozy layers are a part of Macau’s winter season.

Canada

Now on to Canada, where snow is on the ground as early as October! Heavy snow, freezing rain, and bone-chilling temperatures are a part of everyday winter living. But there is no shutting down – outdoor sports and activities are in peak season for these born-and-raised snow dwellers.

Winter Skin Solutions

Snow or no snow, winter is a season of fluctuating cold temperatures and unpredictable days. Make sure to stay warm and protect your skin. Chilly winter days can strip your body of moisture, leaving dry, cracked skin that is more susceptible to germs and viruses. It is so important to have a good moisturizer and stay hydrated! HollyBeth Organics has a variety of nourishing skincare solutions perfect for thirsty winter skin.

Try our Citrus All Over Cream. This fan-favorite moisturizes, calms, and heals, quickly absorbing into the skin, keeping it hydrated and protected. Dry skin will be a thing of the past!

Have dry, patchy areas that need extra attention? Our Skin Therapy is the ultimate skin saver, packed with the healing powers of prickly pear, Vitamin E and camellia oils. Keep it in your purse to use throughout the day!

HollyBeth Organics has a solution for all of your skincare needs. Go to HollyBethOrganics.com or one of our online retailers to discover more of our 100% organic, luxury skincare products:

Canada: TheTruthBeautyCompany.com

Sweden: Mjukhud.se

 

Three Must-Have Skincare Products for Men

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Every time my husband opens the bathroom mirror, he marvels at how many beauty products I have. “Why do you have so many face creams and body lotions? What the heck is body oil? And why on earth does washing your face involve three different steps with multiple products?” All understandable questions coming from a guy who is used to relying on bar soap for all of his skincare needs.

I get it. Most men like to keep it simple – maybe a little too simple. It’s time to let go of the bar soap and discover the benefits of using quality, organic products.

Here are three HollyBeth Organics’ products that every guy should have in his bathroom:

1)      Geranium Foaming Body Wash

All-natural aloe vera castile soap mixed with geranium and clary sage oils combine to deep clean and sooth the skin. Use it to cleanse the body, face, and beard. You can even use the suds to shave! It’s everything you need to get clean in one luxurious product.

2)      Hair & Body Silk

A well-groomed man always turns heads. Keep your beard and hair on point with HollyBeth Organics’ Hair & Body Silk. A mixture of camellia and argan oil moisturizes and protects while chocolate peppermint and vetiver oils cool and calm with invigorating fragrances. Run a dab through your hair to keep it healthy and hydrated, rub a little on your beard to give it moisture and keep it in place. Fingernails and cuticles need some extra attention? Apply a couple drops to heal dry, cracking nailbeds. The Hair & Body Silk pretty much conquers it all.

3)      Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil

Face moisturizer plays a major role in taking care of your skin. Delicate facial skin needs a little extra TLC. Why not use a product that hydrates, protects, and fights acne? Another all-in-one must have! Just a small amount of this lightweight dry oil made from calendula and bergamot will moisturize while combating oil and acne throughout your busy day.

Quality is key if you want to minimize your skincare routine while getting maximum benefits. Get ahold of these HollyBeth Organics’ products and you’re covered, head to toe!

 

Body Scrub vs Body Polish

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It’s been a long week, and you haven’t had any time to relax. Now that the weekend is upon us, it’s time to indulge in some much needed “me” time. Catch up on your favorite television shows, dive into that book you’ve been reading, reconnect with friends and family – but while you’re busy with mind and soul, don’t forget to take care of your body!

Pamper Yourself This Weekend

Pamper yourself with a skin-sloughing body scrub or body polish to rid yourself of dry, flaking skin. Both products tend to be a grainy mixture of ingredients used to exfoliate and moisturize; however, there is a difference.

You’re probably most familiar with a body scrub, which is normally used to exfoliate and cleanse. The product is rubbed on the body then washed away leaving fresh, clean skin. But what about delicate facial skin? Try HollyBeth Organics’ Grits & Honey Scrub. Made from cornmeal and a mixture of honey, Vitamin E, and sweet almond oil, this scrub is specially formulated to gently exfoliate the face, neck, and hands (an excellent way to keep blackheads away!).

Looking For an Exfoliating, Moisturizing Treatment?

Try HollyBeth Organics’ Body Polish. A  powerful blend of Dead Sea salt and sugar buff away dead skin, while a luxurious combination of Cardamom, Frankincense, and orange essential oils pack in moisture and antioxidants. Wipe out dead skin cells while packing in the moisture.

So which one is right for you? Both! HollyBeth Organics’ scrub and polish will take away the dull and bring in the radiant!