What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. […]
I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural […]
SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).
Founder, Amanda Beisel R.Ac spent several years at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver and is knowledgeable in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. She also created a skincare line focused on repairing, restoring and replenishing the skin and body.
One of today’s prevalent skin concern is dry and dehydrated skin. Dull, dry skin and fine lines are also what I worry about in my 30’s. I am a skincare junkie. I love trying new products: some are formulated better than others, some products are not able to penetrate the deeper skin layer (dermis) giving skin only temporary relief, some are packed with hyaluronic acids, antioxidant and nutrients to help rebuild your lipid skin barriers.
I was invited for an Advanced HydraFacial Treatment targeting my skin concerns: dehydration and preventing fine lines. This treatment includes the VERY Popular HydraFacial MD Treatment plus the addition of an enzyme, mask and extra antioxidants and nutrients to further support the skin and boost the results. This treatment is exclusive to SKN Clinic.
Specific to my skin’s needs aesthetician also added were the DermaPeel Enzyme by Rhonda Allison, The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty, The Nourishing Milk Mask by Rhonda Allison.
What is a HydraFacial Treatment?
HydraFacial MD® is a transformational skin experience that takes the traditional facial and peel to a whole new level. It is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a mild chemical peel, automated painless extractions and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides. This treatment delivers immediate results without downtime or irritation.
The extraction has no pinching and you can actually see what has been removed from your skin. Gross but also really satisfying!
What is the Hydrafacial Process?
- Cleanse and Exfoliate: dead skin cells are removed, new healthy skin revealed
- Gentle Acid Peel: Loosens impurities from pores without irritation
- Extract: Vortex suction extracts and cleans out pores in a painless procedure
- Hydrate: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are Vortex-Fused to protect and nourish skin
After my facial at SKN, my feels subtle, hydrated and very clean. To maintain and rebuild my lipid layers I started using Forget Beauty’s 3 Layers of Hydration system exclusively for three months and absolutely love the suppleness it brought to my face. To read my review of The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty and to enter an amazing giveaway – read more here.
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TATCHA Skincare is one of my FAVORITE skincare line as of late. I love that it is based on ancient Geisha skincare traditions which is ideal for my fair Asian skin. The company is based in San Francisco, USA. Everything from their ingredients to their beautiful […]
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here for another week! If you are late to the game like me, there’s still time! Nordstrom Sale on until August 8th. This is one of my favorite times of the year! It’s kind of like Christmas in July! I found so many great fall fashion essentials like this jacket, the perfect floral print dress for wedding season, stocking up on skincare products and kitchen ware…
Here are some of my picks to help you get ready to shop!
Home and Kitchen
Sales are great to stock up on essentials like sheets, towels, stemware and pretty things to fill the bar cart with. I hope you can find some find what you are looking for (or have been eyeing for some time) and save some money too!
TATCHA Skincare is a beauty company that is inspired by the ancient Geisha skincare traditions. It is a company based in San Francisco, USA. The beauty line selling points to Geisha beauty secrets, rituals and ultimately flawless skin. I was drawn to all the good […]
Can you believe it is February already? That means that Valentine’s Day is just 14 days away (you still have lots of time today). If you haven’t quite thought about Where To Eat On Valentine’s Day, Where To Get the Best Chocolates, what to get your sweetheart… we can help with the following Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
This February 14th, don’t skip the roses. Even a single flower can be meaningful! They will remember it for years to come just how thoughtful and considerate you are!
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Narciso Rodriguez: This sensual, feminine, elegant, pure and modern ‘For Her’ eau de parfum. It is the perfect seduction fragrance with notes of orange blossom, pink floral accord, chypre, amber, soft musk, vanilla, woods, musk.
Charlotte Tilbury: Re-create The Golden Goddess look with ease thanks to a fabulous set of products by Charlotte Tilbury. This luxurious makeup line has us girls craze over its glowing, dreamy skin and pretty pink pout. I love this line and rose gold packaging!
Case Mate Iphone Case: Protect your phone with the #1 best selling clear case. This clearly protective, dual-layered case for iPhone 6 Plus offers a smooth transparent finish and ultra slim design. Its lightweight, minimalist design delivers a stylish profile, while the impact resistant hard shell and coordinating bumper protects against impacts and falls.
Swarvoski Rings: Minimalist essential piece for any jewelry box! With a slim silhouette, this delicate rhodium-plated ring is refined and easy to wear. One half is adorned with sparkling crystals. Combine it with jewelry in silver tones or wear it together with the gold-plated Rare ring for a trendy stacked look.
Aesop Hand Cream: Soft hands with this deeply moisturizing, careful blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening emollients hand cream. It deliver rich hydration to hands and cuticles with pleasant fragrances of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and Cedarwood atlas.
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It’s getting festive here! To celebrate we are hosting 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Each day there will be an INCREDIBLE giveaway between December 7th to 18th. We will be announcing a NEW prizes each day! Yup! That’s right – there are at least 12 prizes in total! And […]
[image_with_animation image_url=”14274″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”] This excites me. I am a skincare junkie. Aesop products responses to my skin’s genuine needs without over-stripping (tho my wallet can not attest to this!) It’s products is gentle but thoroughly meets the needs of my skin […]
WithinUs is a premium natural health company based in Vancouver, BC, selling premium Tru Marine Collagen to individuals across North America. WithinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a natural health supplement of collagen that focuses on beauty from within. Beauty is perceived nourishing from the inside out. While topical creams aid in overall hydration, moisturizing the epidermis is only temporary. Collagen lies beneath the dermis.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is one of the most important structural components in our bodies, representing 1/15th of our total body weight. It is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is the substance that holds the entire body together and can be found in bones, muscles, skin and tendons. Collagen is extremely important to ensure the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, bones, tendons, ligaments and skeletal muscles. It would be shameful to focus only on the beauty on our faces.
Aging is a bi*tch!
The unwanted side affect of losing of collagen over time causes wrinkles, dry and sagging skin. Your skin is not the same in its 30’s compared to your 20’s. Your skin is not the same in its 40’s compared to your 30’s… so forth. It is the lose of elasticity that causes these changes. This change of hormonal aging occurs for both men and women. Although men seems to have a gradual decline in testosterone as their gonads do not have a ticking clock when compared to women.
Either way, it is important to take care of your body naturally.
How to Naturally Boost Collagen?
There is a long history of use in food and natural products in Asia. Drinking bone broth helps boost. So does eating fish like tuna and salmon that are loaded with omega-3 fatty acid, Vitamin C rich dark green vegetables like spinach and kale which increases collagen production and stabilizes enzymes that break down collagen, and carrots rich in beta carotene / Vitamin A which restores and regenerates damaged collagen.
Ultra Pure TruMarine™ Collagen is produced from fish collagen peptides. It is derived exclusively from fish scales. Within Us TruMarine Collagen is non-GMO and free from any risk of pathogens causing diseases such as BSE, avian flu or PEDV.
WithinUs TruMarine Collagen is chemical free, natural, safe, organic and is the only Non-GMO Project Verified collagen on the market. Sourced from safe waters in South Pacific Ocean, the fish is sustainable and wild.
Not all collagen are equal. Fish collagen is consided superior to Bovine and Porcine collagens for skin rejuvenation. Alternatively, Bovine collagen originates from cows, while porcine collagen originates from pigs. The collagen is taken from the skin or tendons of these animals and approximately 3% of people is allergic to bovine collagen.
TruMarine™ is a type 1 collagen (the most abundant form) which is found in bones, tendons, skin and tissues that can has superior bio-availability and digestibility compared with other collagen products.
Health Canada also approved specific product claims related to skin, joint and bone health.
TruMarine™ Collagen is tasteless and odorless. It is an easy supplement to add to food and beverages. Over the past month, I have added TruMarine Collagen as part of my morning ritual. I like to add a scoop of it to warm lemon water or to my Vega One Nutritional Shake for a complete breakfast.
Although I haven’t noticed dramatic improvements yet (my skin has always been quite healthy. Thank You Mom!); I have noticed improved evenness and glow. I’m sure continued use merit better results. I’m looking forward to baby soft skin and looking like I’m 30 when I’m 50.
If you have any health concerns, consult with your doctor first.
TruMarine™ Collagen Supplement Facts
Ingredients: 100% Hydrolyzed (Fish) Collagen (Ultra Pure TruMarine™ Collagen)
|Serving Size: 1 scoop (5000 mg)||Servings per box 50|
|Amount per serving||% daily value|
|Hydrolyzed TruMarine™ Collagen||5,000 mg||–|
How to use:
Purpose: To help with the formation of collagen and the overall maintenance of good health. Helps reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.*
Adults: 1-2 scoops daily (i.e. 5-10 grams per day) mixed with beverage or food.
Notes: Store in area protected from heat and moisture.
Caution: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use. If you have liver or kidney disease or if you have been instructed to follow a low-protein diet, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use.
$79.95 per box. Each box contains 2 x 125g (250g) | 4.4oz (8.8 oz)
10% of sales in support of Breast Cancer Research.
Withinus TruMarine™ Collagen