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ALL NEW FACIAL KIT! You ASKED, we LISTENED!

ALL NEW FACIAL KIT! You ASKED, we LISTENED!

Our brand new BALANCE kit has launched! This kit is an amazing collection of products and tools to help you achieve balance for your skin. What are we tackling with this collection?

  • Balance oily skin
  • Helps combat breakouts and "maskne"
  • Brightens and Hydrates

BALANCE kit features our brand new mask RENEW watermelon mask and my clients are raving about it! 

A must have

This whole kit is not only amazing value, but it contains one of my new favorites - the watermelon mask. It is incredible! Leaves your skin even-toned, bright and so, so fresh! Truly a must-have. When used regularly, it hugely improves your skin. I have super-sensitive skin and this does not irritate it in the least. My pores look smaller. It also smells so good! Love, love! Keep coming out with new wonderful products, Simply Jess ♥

WHATS INSIDE:

This is a 6 piece collection inside of an adorable bag! 

  • BOOST vitamin c complex
  • REPAIR toner
  • RENEW watermelon mask (BRAND NEW)
  • Mask Brush
  • Wooden scoop
  • Bowl to mix and activate mask

WHO IS IT FOR:

Skin Types and Concerns-Oily, Combination, Dehydrated, Acne-prone, Hyperpigmentation, Dull Looking Skin, Fine Lines Concerns

 

This kit is a LIMITED edition! When they sell out it will not be coming back. 

It makes a perfect gift as well, if you are looking for a Mother's Day gift for your loved ones or yourself, this is it! 

 

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SkinCare Basics! Most FAQ Edition!

SkinCare Basics! Most FAQ Edition!

Today I am covering skincare 101! Over the years these questions pop up the most and I want to break this down to make it easy to understand!

In What Order Do I Apply Products?

The easy way to remember this is lightest weight to heaviest. Think of products like serums getting deeper than a product like an SPF where we want it to stay on the surface.

For SIMPLY JESS products apply in the following order: 

  • REPAIR toner
  • BOOST vitamin c complex
  • UNDO serum
  • REBOOT restorative oil 
  • GUA SHA tool (this should be used with cleansed skin and an oil)

For Products For Weekly Use-like Exfoliation and Masks:

  1. Use on cleansed skin
  2. Apply Exfoliation and THEN do you masking
  3. Make sure to follow the product directions for how often to use and how long to wear. 
  4. SPF is especially important after exfoliating even it you exfoliate at night.

SO How Much should I use?

Serums- use 2-3 Pumps for the face, neck and décolleté.

REBOOT- About 10 drops for the face, neck and décolleté.

REPAIR toner- Spray 3-5 times

Skincare Regimen by Skin Type! 

Our Skincare products can be totally customized by skin type, PREFERENCE, and conditions. 

When I say preference, I mean you could be oily AND still like an oil for example.

  • Dull skin/pigmentation - REPAIR toner, BOOST vitamin c complex, REBOOT restorative oil
  • Acne prone/Oily skin-TREATMENT kit at home facial, BOOST vitamin c complex
  • Sensitive/RED/Dry- REPAIR toner, UNDO serum, REBOOT oil

*If you have a skin concern we have not mentioned please leave a comment below and I will address this! 

I hope this post helps break down skincare products and application. Skincare doesn't have to be complicated to achieve amazing results! We hope this helps! 

 

 

 

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Beauty Trends in 2021!

Beauty Trends in 2021!

I have been doing some research about some of the hottest beauty trends this year and I am so happy to report I am on board with this years hot trends! 

I thought I would share what is trending this year and how it aligns with Simply Jess, our practices and values! 

Below I will highlight a trend and then recommend a treatment or product that helps you get each result! 

  • DEWY Skin - Have plumped up hydrated skin is my favorite skin look! A dewy skin is a moisturized and healthy skin. 

Our secret weapon for DEWY skin is our UNDO serum with Hyaluronic Acid. HA helps bind moisture to the skin and helps achieve that glowing skin that is so beautiful and healthy. 

  • CLEAN Skincare- This is what Simply Jess skincare is all about! From day 1 we have used all natural, non-toxic skincare to achieve results. We take the complications out of skincare while keeping it pure and natural at the same time.

Every product is derived using all natural ingredients. You can feel good about using each and every one.

  • 'MASKNE' Products- Due to Covid, our daily lives include wearing a mask, for some all day in their job and others here and there like going to the store. Using a mask can definitely add to problematic skin such as breakouts and irritation. Addressing this problem is very on brand for 2021

Our TREATMENT at home facial kit is the perfect way to treat 'maskne' while giving your skin a pampering facial at home. Not only does it promote clearer skin but also self-care. 

  • NATURAL looking makeup- Maybe its because our social activities have been on hold or limited but a light looking makeup trend is one I am here for! 

While we don't have makeup in our line, we do have REPAIR toner! This is the perfect solution to a CLEAN makeup setting spray that is not just a setting spray but is loaded with antioxidants to help hydrate and soothe the skin. From redness, to dryness, this toner spritzed on top of makeup helps it last longer and give you that beautiful glow. 

Are there any beauty trends we have missed? Share below some of the beauty trends you are loving this year! 

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Top Tips for Oily Skin Types!

Top Tips for Oily Skin Types!

Having oily skin can be a challenge. Makeup doesn't stay on properly, I've heard clients describe it as makeup sliding off. Also breakouts and clogged pores can be an issue with oily skin.

A few things to note about oily skin:

  • Oily Skin is a Skin TYPE- although there are things we can do to manage the oil, it is genetic. 
  • Hormones and our age play a roll in how much oil our skin produces.

So what can we do about this? 

    1. Avoid harsh/drying products- its seems like a great idea! Because yes, it works, but only for a while. Soon the skin will start to overproduce oil and you'll have dehydration as well.
    2. Using hydrating products- this doesn't sound like an important step for oily skin! However oily skin needs hydration (water) to keep the skin barrier healthy. 
    3. Regular Exfoliation-This is key to help the skin stay balanced and keeping the oil in check. 
    4. Many people have to use blotting papers to help manage the huge amount of oil that is produced throughout the day.

 

Favorite Products for OILY SKIN

REPAIR toner-

A toner makes a world of difference when treating oily skin! I like to use a cotton pad with REPAIR toner after removing makeup.

RENEW watermelon mask
This clay based mask is amazing for drawing out impurities and balancing oil in the skin. It also has an exfoliating effect making it dual acting. 
BOOST vitamin c complex
Vitamin c has help promote cellular turnover and encourage balance. One of our favorite ingredients niacinamide helps with oil reduction, pore size and acne, a win win! 
The most amazing part of having oily skin? Younger looking skin! People with oily skin tend to show less wrinkles and visible signs of aging, so thats a major plus! 
What tools have you used for oily skin? I would love to hear below in the comments! 

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Makeup and Skin- Tips for Glowing Skin!

Makeup and Skin- Tips for Glowing Skin!

I began my career in beauty in the cosmetics world. I worked for Chanel cosmetics and Prescriptives (*anyone remember that brand??).

I quickly learned I was much more interested in how we treat the skin under the makeup than the makeup!

When I was working in cosmetics we were concerned with covering up, applying heavy makeup and had little thought to what we used underneath. The cosmetic skin care we sold was heavily fragranced and had artificial coloring. Many of my clients were having terrible breakouts and reactions. 

After getting into professional skincare, I learned that we can treat the skin and keep it healthy. That is the first step in helping our makeup look its best!

Today we are going to talk about

  1. what helps our makeup look its best
  2. tricks to prevent breakouts with makeup use
  3. what skin care products work best with makeup application

Our makeup looks the best when we have hydrated skin without dry patches. The key to this is using hydrating products to help smooth and nourish the skin.  

 

UNDO serum 

  • Hyaluronic Acid helps deeply hydrate and plump out fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Smoothes the skin and helps foundation application look amazing. 
  • Anti-inflammatory ingredients soothe and minimize redness  
REBOOT restorative oil
  • Gives the skin a glowy appearance and looks beautiful under makeup.
  • Rosehip seed oil helps brighten the skin tone
  • Medium weight formula is not too heavy underneath foundation or powder.

Washing your skin:

  1. Skin doesn't need to breathe, this is a myth. Not wearing makeup for this reason isn't necessary, but making sure you wash it off at the end of the day is!
  2. It's best to use a cleanser to remove makeup and not a facial cleansing wipe. Although it won't hurt once in a while,  it just doesn't fully remove makeup. We don't want to leave any makeup on the skin that could cause clogged pores or breakouts.
  3. Washing your skin before you apply your nightly serums helps you get the most out of your products. If you have a hard time right before bed getting washing your skin, try washing it in the evening before you get too tired. 

Makeup brushes

Don't forget to wash your makeup brushes to avoid problems such as clogged pores on the skin.

Best practices are a once a week deep clean and some recommend a spray to clean them after each use. This is especially helpful if you are acne prone.

SPF in Makeup, is this enough protection? 

While I love the idea of wearing a foundation with an SPF, it is NOT enough protection. Using your SPF under makeup will ensure you are protected and if your makeup has a SPF too, even better!

After Makeup is applied use REPAIR toner to set it! 

 

 Setting your makeup ensures: 

  • Longer lasting application
  • Hydrated looking skin
  • Extra protection from the environment

I hope these tips and tricks when it comes to helping your makeup application look its best are helpful! Let me know if you still have questions! 

 

 

 

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Vitamin C, the Ultimate Super Hero Ingredient!

Vitamin C, the Ultimate Super Hero Ingredient!

Vitamin C is a tried and true ingredient we LOVE in the skincare world! We are going to discuss why we love it, who it's for and how to use it! Let's go! 

  • Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect AND repair damage from free radicals such as sun, pollution etc.
  • This ingredient helps inhibit melanin production in the skin, helping the prevent hyperpigmentation. While also help lighten and brighten damage. 
  • Collagen Producer! With the help of vitamin c we can boost collagen production in the skin

What makes this Ingredient even more effective?

Combining vitamin c together with other antioxidants, especially VITAMIN E, boosts the overall efficacy of the product without adding irritation. Vitamin c does not have to be at a super high percentage to be effective and this can lead to irritation and sensitivity.

Who is Vitamin C for? Anyone with the following concerns:

  1. Aging Concerns
  2. Loss of Firmness
  3. Exposure to Sun
  4. Dull Looking Skin

How do we use it? 

The more consistent we are with Vitamin c the better! For best results use a serum that can be used am and pm. Applying where you are exposed, face neck and chest. 

Our BOOST vitamin C complex 

Our complex is a hydrating complex filled with all natural ingredients. The most important piece of this product is our stable vitamin c along with our high level of  antioxidant ingredients. This combination works synergistically together to deliver great results! 

I am loving your feedback with BOOST vitamin c! Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback about vitamin c, I am here to help! 

 

 

 

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Looking for a Firmer Neck?

Looking for a Firmer Neck?

I have had many clients reach out to me and wonder how they can improve the appearance of the neck area. Some notice that the skin on their neck is sagging, has lines or dark spots and want to know how to treat this area. 

The skin on the neck is more delicate and thin than the skin on the face so it can become damaged more easily. Also a lot of clients I have worked with forget to bring their products down to the chest area leaving this delicate area untreated.

Many people are dealing with a new issue called "tech neck" where we see lines and sagging due to neck positioning while looking down at devices. 

I am going to share tips on what to avoid and also actions we can take to keep our neck area looking its best! 

What to AVOID:

  • Fragrance! Although we have been taught to spray our perfume on the neck area this is not recommended. Fragrance causes photosensitivity which is a reaction to sunlight. This can accelerate conditions like hyperpigmentation and collagen breakdown. 
  • Not applying SPF to the neck. Using SPF on the face AND the neck/chest is important if you are exposed to sun. We want to treat the neck the same as we treat the face, that goes for your serums and oils too.
  • Not being aware of our posture Whether it's looking at a computer or phone, try to be aware of your positioning and notice if your neck is folded while looking down. 

Treatments

    1. My FAVORITE treatment is using the GUA SHA. Consistency with this amazing tool does wonders for the neck area. You can check out my instagram for a quick and easy tutorial! 
    2. Ultrasound and lasers can be helpful if you want to look into professional treatments without being too invasive. Non invasive treatments such as these have been helpful in tightening the skin and promoting collagen production, firming the neck area.

What Products Will Help?

SPF! This is the number one product we need to use to help prevent collagen breakdown and pigmentation.

Hylauranic Acid- great for plumping up the fine lines and wrinkles 

Niacinamide and Vitamin C- Niacinamide is wonderful for helping protect the skins barrier. Together with Vitamin C these ingredients are super for collagen production and firming.

I hope this helps for those of you who have reached out on this topic! If you haven't tried the Gua Sha I always recommend starting here because of how wonderful the result with no side effects. 

 

 

 

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Got DRY Skin? We Got You.

Got DRY Skin? We Got You.

This time of year I hear my clients (and MYSELF ) talking about how dry their skin is. The weather is cold and dry, our heaters are running non-stop and these factors affect the moisture levels in our skin. 

We can help improve the skins hydration levels and protect dry skin, don't you worry! I am going to share tips to keep your dry skin looking and feeling its best.

What is dry skin? 

It is a skin type that we are born with, where the sebaceous glands produce less oil. And hey it's not all bad! People with dry skin tend to have smaller pores, less breakouts and clearer skin. 

Dry skin can be negative because us dry skin folks tend to see our fine lines and wrinkles early. We need to make sure we hydrate to plump out our skin.

***Dehydration is different than dry skin, although you can be dehydrated and dry. Dehydration is the lack of water and dry skin is the lack of oil.

What can we do to help our Dry Skin?

  • Exfoliate! We need to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells which helps our hydrating products penetrate into the skin!
  • Use Hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid. This ingredient binds moisture to the skin so not only does it hydrate it helps protect the moisture you have locking it in the skin.
  • Use a facial oil! Oils can be nourishing and rich to help protect and deeply moisturize. 

A few other tips you may not have thought about that can help your dry skin:

  1. Wash your skin at night! That was we can treat with our hydrating products
  2. Wash your makeup brushes. This build up can be irritating to the skin and add to dry skin problems. 
  3. Use a hydrating toner! This is step is important! Applying your products to damp skin is so important for making sure the products are absorbed. So use your toner before you apply your other products! 

Are you experiencing dry skin right now? What has helped you? 

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Want to Ditch Dull Looking Skin? It is Time to talk Facial Treatments!

Want to Ditch Dull Looking Skin? It is Time to talk Facial Treatments!

Let's talk facial treatments! I get the questions: "how can I improve my skin and get rid of my clogged pores" often. I always recommend being consistent with skin care at home because it is key to keeping the skin looking its best. 

Another tool for your healthy skin toolbox is to get a facial treatment!

Professional skin care therapists can treat your skin at a deeper level and help extract impacted skin. So let's start with the basics. 

What is a Facial?

A facial is usually performed by an esthetician who can analyze your skin under a magnifying lamp, feel what conditions you are dealing with and help treat the skin. Typically the following steps take place:

  1. Cleanse (sometimes with steam)
  2. Analyze/Exfoliate (extractions if needed)
  3. Massage
  4. Mask/treat
  5. Finish with products and SPF (if day time)

Where do you get them? 

Facials can be performed in salons, spas, resort spas and medical centers. 

  • Spa vs medical spa/center- Medical centers may or may not offer traditional facial treatments, some have estheticians on staff. A medical center will offer treatments such as lasers, injections/fillers and those treatments are performed by a doctor or nurse. 

How often do I get a facial?

In a perfect world we can receive a facial every 4-6 weeks. Not everyone has the luxury to do this so I recommend treating your skin at home in between getting treatments. 

In this era of COVID life, we not able to get out for our regular treatments and even if the spas have opened, many clients are not feeling comfortable getting a treatment.

This is why our TREATMENT at home facial was created! Not only does it help you keep your skin looking its best, it also gives you the feel of being pampered and brining that spa experience to your home.  

What does it come with?

  1. REBOOT restorative oil 
  2. REPAIR toner travel size
  3. NEW Watermelon Mask
  4. Facial Mask Bruch
  5. Facial Spa Sponge
  6. Step by step directions and pressure point massage

Because of the beautiful presentation of this kit it also makes a great gift.

Any questions about facials? Do you have a favorite spa treatment? Let us know below!  

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Why is everyone talking about Niacinamide?

Why is everyone talking about Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a form of B3 vitamin used in skin care with a plethora of amazing benefits. Because this ingredient is able to help protect the skins barrier it helps protect against free radical damage we receive through environmental exposure. It helps with moisture loss and dehydration. 

What are the benefits for the skin?

What makes this ingredient stand out in the skin care industry is its ability to benefit essentially every skin type and concern! With Niacinamide we are able to treat acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, dry, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties it helps with redness in the skin, even eczema and rosacea.

It is truly a super star ingredient! 

 

 

Key Benefits:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of pore size
  • Improves dull skin tone
  • Protects skin barrier
  • Helps acne breakouts 
  • Calms inflamed skin
  • Reduces oil production

No wonder this ingredient has gained so much attention and popularity! One of the reasons we love it is because of the brightening and hydrating effect it has on the skin. When paired with Vitamin C it works wonders on boosting the natural glow in the skin which is why we use it in BOOST vitamin c complex. 

I have had many clients report that while they were not using BOOST to treat breakouts, they saw a decrease in acne breakouts while using it, one of the benefits of Niacinamide! Have you tried a product with Niacinamide? Did you see an improvement in your skin? 

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