We have a craving, and it's time to feed it.Some cravings are hard to beat.
This little super fruit is one of them.
Cranberries ~ brought to the table in November for a family feast, dried and savored as a snack, and grown in the largest quantities right in our home state of Wisconsin. Did you know that it's a powerhouse fruit that is not only healthy to eat, but is a beneficial skin food as well?
Our body uses what we feed it. So does our skin - up to 70% is absorbed, and toxins and synthetics are not useful to our skin or body. Let's give the complexion a boost of healthy nutrients it can use ~ our skin craves healthy ingredients! Cranberry seed oil is the only oil that naturally contains high levels of Omegas 3, 6, and 9 in a perfect ratio. Guess why our skin loves it ~ the natural forms of Omegas and Vitamin E help protect the skin from stress brought on by the elements and our environment.
Cranberry seed oil is beneficial for all skin conditions and offers the highest antioxidant protection to help prevent photo damage and premature aging. Such lovely little berries, they are!Some Insight on the Inside
A little more about this little friend, the cranberry.
In and of itself, the cranberry contains such a variety of health benefits when consumed, we had to share it with you.
In this recent Medical News Today article, highlighted are some of the ways that cranberries can enhance health ~ urinary tract infections, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and even dental health.
By the way, as mentioned in the article, drinking processed and over-sugared cranberry juice is most likely not going to contain the benefits for our bodies. The actives are more than likely washed out in the juice process. Read the ingredients and try reaching for the organic berry in a supplement form, or adding it whole to your green drink. Give your skin and body a boost directly from the source.
We get it. We want to feed the cravings, and it's why we make our small batch serums and treatments by hand like we do. We select our raw ingredients and materials before gently blending them with their counterparts... daily small batches, freshly made, and by hand before sharing them with you. It's fresh. It's clean. It makes a big difference when it comes to effectiveness and purity. Mmmmwwwwaaah ~ it's like a fresh botanical kiss in each drop!
The Pursuit of Beauty
We're firm believers that yes, it's important to stay as clean and organic internally as it is externally. What we consume and what we apply on the face and body every day adds up. But it is very important to get clean on the inside first and foremost. Even more medical professionals are prescribing healthy eating plans. It's setting-up our bodies and skin for a great foundation ~ so maybe we won't need to use one!
Gut inflammation, high sugar intake, and a lack of micronutrients can add stress, fatigue, and take a toll on our insides, which leads to exterior changes that are visible and sometimes painful.
The pursuit of health and beauty, any way that you look at it, starts with lifestyle changes on the inside first. Clean eating is at the top of the list ~ the very top! Feeding your skin with only safe and healthy ingredients follows. We're here for you for this one.
We want to heal and reveal glowing skin that needs only a little makeup and a little enhancement here and there. We don't want to smother and hide our skin. It's why our focus is on skincare, hair, and body treatments. We're not in the makeup and cosmetic business. We have skin, we care for our skin, and we're in the care-for-our-skin business. Period. External remedies will help, but remember to look inside and clean it up there as well.Made in the USA
We are thrilled to learn that our Restoring Night Serum made "The List" of the best oils to use and love that are made in the USA.
Carefully tested, researched, and it has to be clean and loved, our Restoring Night Serum has made the curated list of the best nontoxic facial oils made in the USA. USA Love List is an online magazine dedicated to celebrating the very best of American made products. Gift ideas, shopping areas, and a variety of goods from home to heart, for guys and gals, make their list.
We're among wonderful, beautiful company, and we're happy to be able to bring you our fresh treatments from a neighboring state, either near or far, and from within the US. For more on the article, click here.
Your November Special
In November, SAVE 10% on our treatments that include cranberry. The list is long, and it's a lovely one ~
- Balancing Day Serum
- Hydrating Day Serum
- Restoring Day Serum
- Balancing Night Serum
- Hydrating Night Serum
- Restoring Night Serum
- Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
- Honey Cream Mask with Active Manuka UMF 16+
- Antioxidant Mask with Cranberry
- Eye Makeup Remover
- Lavish Serum Salve
- Lip Gloss with Olive & Avocado
Enter the code CRANBERRYCRAVING at checkout.
These products fit into the EWG Verified® program and have been whole-heartedly Verified. Safe for you. Safe for our environment. Lovely to indulge in.
An Intentional Getaway
Our friends at Retreats Unlimited not only find the best places to dive into, restart, and revitalize your self in beautiful locations across the globe, but they offer all the beauty and relaxation, with the best intention in mind.
Health ambassadors, specialists in their field of exercise and/or nutrition, and the like... all come together with intention. We're talking about intentional retreats and vacations. It's an intentional time to unwind, relax, and really get something out of your time away. Everything we do is with intent... we get up to get our day started with it, we commute to work to get there with it, and we plan a menu to eat healthy and not worry about what's for dinner (well, at least we almost always plan a menu ahead of time).
Why not set an intention for your getaway? It's the hottest thing because it's making a difference. Guys and gals are eating it up, and not only are they getting to reset themselves visually, physically, and mentally, but they come back with a clear head and a heart full of va-va-voom to stay healthy and in that feel-good mode even when returning to the every day routine.
Click here to see what Retreats Unlimited has up their sleeves to finish out this year and start in with the new. If you're lucky enough, while you're at one of the getaways, you may get to indulge in some of our skin treatments. We're happily the designated skincare provider for some of these fabulous retreats.
Image via Harbour Village Beach Club in Bonaire ~ yes, it's one of their retreats!
Hello, San Clemente ~ we're open!
It was another sunny day in Southern California. People were walking up and down the street outside the Skin Studio, either quickly or at the dog's pace that was walking them. Without a sound, not even as much as a creak in the door, we quietly opened our doors to our second lab and Skin Studio. Hoooorrraaaaayy!
We don't get the chance to meet as many of you as we'd like... most of you get to know us from our website (and our products, because we pour love into each and every one of them). But darn it, it's important for us to be connected in the communities we live in.
Our Cross Plains, WI location, continues to keep its door open with music playing, lovely scents lingering in the lobby and in the next door coffee shop. Now our San Clemente, CA location can do the same. We're located in the heart of the shopping district nestled among some of the best restaurants and both national and independent boutiques in this part of Orange County.
Take a peek at our shop from the point of view of the camera. If you're already in the area, feel free to pop in! Here are more pics for a quick peek.
We'll be celebrating our Grand Opening on December 2nd, in unison with the San Clemente annual "Puttin' on the Glitz" event. Santa Claus will be in town, holiday carolers will be singing, chestnuts will be roasting, and all will have a chance to experience the village character and reconnect with neighbors and friends.
It's Women's Expo Time!
And we'll be there with bells on.
If you're in and around the Madison area, then you know what we're talking about, you know how fun it is, and you know that you can find so many gift ideas, unique things, health related discoveries, and Qet!
The Madison Women's Expo is November 18th and 19th from 10 to 4 at the Alliant Energy Center. It's a day that all women can get out, have fun, and experience all of the things that we love.
In addition to our pop-up boutique, we'll have stage time to answer some of the most common questions we hear. We'll chat about why and how our skin changes with time and how to address those changes. Come join us at the Thrive Stage on Saturday at 11:45 to find your best botanical and clean beauty remedies for any condition of skin.
Every day there is much to be thankful for. Without your support, continued friendship, and understanding, we wouldn't be able to do what we love to do, share what we love to use, and help so many that need to make a change in their everyday routines. It's just a small part of the big picture of health, but it is important nonetheless. And as a girl that's gone through it, when there is a health concern or skin upset, it can be everything.
The Qet team, which is a finely edited and savvy bunch, thank YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~ French Novelist, Marcel Proust
Thank you for making us happy, and thank you for helping us blossom.