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The Power of Algae & the Sea in Skin Care

Ayr Skin Care’s lab and offices are located about three miles from Dana Point Harbor, on the coast of Southern California. We love the beach, boating and being out on the water, and the colors of the ocean were the inspiration for our packaging. Many of the ingredients that I play with regularly in the lab are from the ocean. Unfortunately, in the Beauty industry, it takes time to turn dreams…

About Probiotics for Skin Health & How Ayr Skin Care Uses Them

The skin that we live in is a living, breathing thing. Complex layers, active bacteria and skin health exist in a critical balance. When that balance is jeopardized, we see developments like rosacea, peeling and dryness and other conditions made worse by inflammation. When your Mother told you that “you are what you eat,” she was right: your gut health is reflected in your skin’s appeara…

How to Be More Positive: It’s More Than Just Words

On how the power of positive thinking impacts your mental health and yep, your skin! When most people think of positive thinking, they immediately think, “how can I be more positive when [blank] is happening right now? Or, “why has this happened to me in the past?” There is no easy answer to this. Sometimes “bad stuff” happens to good people. Sometimes you cannot control the events in life tha…

Remembering My Mother, Bunty Petersen

A Very Personal Mother’s Day Story Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and for the first year ever, many mothers who normally get to see their children, may not, because of the impact of Coronavirus and social distancing protocols. This year there will be an increase of people turning to digital platforms like Skype or Zoom to reach out to and connect with their loved ones. Mother’s day can…

Treat Mom to a Mothers’ Day Gift Set for Beautiful Skin

Not Able to Visit Mom in Person? Mail Her a Skin Care Gift! Mother’s day is just around the corner, but it is possible that you may not be able to see Mom in person and give a big hug this year. There’s no reason to let this special day go by without showing Mom that you care, which is why we have assembled the best Mother’s Day gift set that can easily be mailed by us to your Mother, or to th…

The Dark Side of Mica: Why We Say “No” in Skin Care

Mica in Skin Care & Beauty Products… Is Mica Bad for Your Skin? All that glitters… If you have ever used a blue bath bomb, a sparkly silver eyeshadow, or a hot pink shiny body wash, you have used mica in skin care. In fact, it is difficult to find any beauty products, bath & or colored makeup that does not contain it. But what is mica? There are two types of mica, and both have som…