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​Which is Better? Eye Serum vs. Eye Cream

There are so many products for the delicate skin around the eye. And it is easy to become confused. Do you need an eye cream? Do you need a serum? Do you need both an eye serum and an eye cream? I’ve done the research and am ready to demystify the properties of both by describing the key differences - to reveal which one is truly better - and why. What Is An Eye Serum? An eye se…

​Fall Essentials that We Love!

It’s that time again - when Southern Californians declare that it is Fall, and leap into boots and snuggly blankets... even though it is only 68 degrees outside! Wherever you are, Fall and Winter are definitely times to take it a little slower, and to find ways to be warm and snuggly. Here are some of our favorite cozy and seasonal finds. Fuzziest Blanket Ev…

​How Does Yoga Help Your Body as You Age?

It can start suddenly. You bend down to tie your shoes and feel something lock up, or snap. Everyone tells you it is because you are getting older, but that is not necessarily the truth. Whether you are middle aged, or just out of shape, you may not be stretching enough. Maybe you have spent years at a desk job, or maybe you have found yourself scrolling through Facebook more than usual. Si…

Southern California Inspired Skincare

We Have a Different Attitude in Southern California – You Might Say It’s All In The “Ayr.” And, it’s the secret for how Ayr Skin Care was born. A Vacation That Changed My Mother’s Life Pastel pink and yellow painted houses. Clear blue skies, puffy white clouds and swaying palm trees. Tan and muscular men lifting weights on the sandy beach of…

Fall is here! Time for a Skin Care Checkup!

I felt it in the air this morning …a slight coolness. In Southern California that can only mean one thing….Fall is here! I know that in other areas of the country there are more dramatic signs like colored falling leaves and kids going off to school with jackets on, but here in Orange County we have very subtle seasons. When my husband first moved here from Scotland, he didn’t even notic…

Incorporating Oils into your Routine: Argan Oil vs. Jojoba Oil for the Skin

With so many brands on the marketplace, some proclaiming jojoba, for example, as the only oil to use, others raise argan oil on a pedestal, why do we choose to use both in our skin creams? Today we will examine two of the most popular oils, jojoba oil and argan oil, and the properties of each oil for the skin. Many natural skin care lines use these individual oils as their star performer…