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Welcome to Innovative Skin Care With Zero Compromise

What does zero compromise mean in luxury skin care? We’re Not Like Everyone Else When most cosmetic chemists create a cream for a skin care company, they are under strict budgets and accountability to their owners or board of directors. They are told that they have X amount of money to create something that the public will perceive as silky smooth, easy to apply, and will make the…

Handmade Skin Care: Made With Love | Our Love Story With Sensitive Skin Care Products

How Ayr Skin Care Began Ayr Skin Care started around 2001 in my laundry room. In an effort to reduce the amount of toxic ingredients in my beauty regimen and address my allergies, I started by making detergent. Soon, I was making all of my makeup and personal care items in my kitchen. There were many failures, like an attempt at a natural mascara that ended in smeared raccoon-like e…

Petroleum Jelly for Skin: The (not so) Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

What Is Petroleum Jelly, and Is It Bad For You? Petroleum jelly, or “petrolatum”, is a semi-soft jelly-like substance that is derived from refined crude oil. It was discovered by oil drillers in Pennsylvania in 1860 at the bottom of oil rigs as a byproduct of refined crude oil. While there are those that might argue that it is “natural” because it came from the Earth, not everything natural…

​Natural Skin Care Routines for Aging Skin: What Are Age Spots?

As we age and mature, so does our skin. The way we take care of our skin at 18 should not be the same way we do it when we are older. Adapting to the changes is part of the process of aging gracefully, and remaining open, and flexible to changing our skin care routines is a big part of that process. Skin care for aging skin may revolve around noticing the shifts in pigmentation, or dark spots, tha…

Benefits & Uses of Lemon for Skin Care

Glowing, Healthy Skin with Lemons Lemons have been used around the world for years for overall health and skin care. Full of vitamin C, lemons also have a high antioxidant level. Used as part of juice cleansing programs and diets for cleansing the skin, benefits of lemon have also been shown to brighten and even out skin tone. Those sailing ships of olde had it right when they served l…

Self-Care Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day again. That time when couples get mushy and those without a significant other may be feeling a little down in the dumps. No matter your current relationship status or if you even want to be in one, here are some self-care ideas for re-imagining what Valentine’s Day self-care means, and why it can be your most important day ever. The Value of Your Journey…