- improve clarity
- diminish fine lines
- smooth texture
- help promote collagen production
- boost cellular turnover
- change the way the natural light reflects on the complexion
- help your toning waters and day/night serums penetrate
Chemical Exfoliants vs. Physical Exfoliants
Chemical Exfoliants vs. Physical Exfoliants
Clay Exfoliants vs. Herbal Exfoliants
Here's a Quick Video about our Exfoliants
Feel free to click on the link to find out a bit more about our exfoliants.
Want to learn and see more? Our YouTube channel has a handful of videos about our brand, our kits (they're the best place to discover our treatments!) and various botanical products for our skin and hair.
Heavy Metals in Skincare? Not Here!
AHAs... BHAs... What about Acids in Skincare?
- Glycolic Acid ~ Made from Sugar Cane
- Malic Acid ~ Made from Apples and Pears
- Citric Acid ~ Made from Oranges and Lemons
- Lactic Acid ~ Made from Animal Milk
- Tartaric Acid ~ Made from Grapes
It's the "Easy Celebrity Trick" ... to AVOID
If you Google this right now, you'll see thousands and thousands of people and celebrities touting their 'instantly fresh skin,' using this at home, DIY 'microdermabrasion' recipe which is said to make the skin glow.
This trick? It's exfoliating your face with 100% sodium carbonate, or good old fashioned baking soda.
Why is exfoliating your face with straight baking soda a bad idea?
Well, the texture is fine, it's somewhat soft and a little gritty, but it's also too harsh on our delicate skin and does not support the chemistry of healthy skin when used like this. The delicate acid mantle and microbiome that works so hard at protecting our skin from pollution and the day-to-day elements that we're exposed to indoors and outside can be damaged. We talked about the importance of keeping our microbiome happy in our January blog here.
I do love baking soda... I used it to clean our bathroom the other day! What I really love to do is mix it with vinegar to give it more cleaning power. I've done this with joy for over 20 years. However, some DIYers like to follow their baking soda facial scrub with vinegar. This can create a chemical reaction on the skin that can be damaging to the very structure of our skin, and it may even cause facial burns. Youch!
The slight acidity that we naturally have on our skin is helpful, and we don't want to destroy that. The pH of skin is important, because with the wrong pH on the skin, it will get red, itchy, bumpy, sensitive, and go downhill fast.
Let's keep the household cleaners as household cleaners, and let's keep reaching for proven, gentle, skin-specific ingredients to care for our complexion. Last time I checked, our skin is nothing like shower tile! 😉
This image and above images courtesy of AnilineToxic Photography ~ :)
Your March Special
We've learned enough about exfoliants... let's get to the specials!
If you haven't tried one of our exfoliants, remember we have Getting Started Facial Kits that include the full facial experience ~ a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, day serum and night serum. They're $39, come in our three different Skin Suites, and each has a sampling of the herbal exfoliant in it. The kit is about a two week supply, and they're great to refill and travel with, too!
Choose your exfoliant, decide whether or not you'd like to use it with one of our cleansing oils, or enjoy it alone after cleansing. It's up to you ~ either way is wonderful!
Enter code TIMETOGLOW at checkout while shopping online, or mention this special in one of our Skin Studios. Remember, we want you to be 100% happy with your Qēt. We offer a 30-day exchange or refund policy.
The special includes these exfoliants, as well as a BONUS product, too!
Why are we including the Green Tea & Raw Cacao Mask, you ask? Because our organic Matcha tea and raw cacao are two of the most unique, power-house antioxidant, collagen promoting, and skin silkening exfoliating elements that not only feed our skin with various nutrients and minerals that are different from our exfoliants, this mask is a completely decadent and delightful experience! And... some of our customers have been known to mix it with their cleansing oil for an over-the-top cleansing experience. I've done it, and they're right! Yes, you customers are so smart! 💗
This month, SAVE 10% on all of the above treatments that make up a beautiful part of your daily skincare routine, and our Qēt Botanicals brand. Use the code TIMETOGLOW.
This Just In ~ Qēt Botanicals has Won Two Awards!
We've just learned moments before sharing this email that we've won TWO AWARDS for two of our treatments. Hooray! 🏆
The Beauty Shortlist Awards are celebrating their 10th year in honoring "a genuine, precisely-curated edit of stand out products in a sea of sometimes fickle beauty." In their words, the awards are about "capturing the true, brightest stars. They're not easy to win, so winning one speaks volumes."
The judges are experts (not just 'testers') in beauty and include industry beauty buyers, journalists, PRs, international distributors, retailers, and industry news sources. Over six months of judging... not testing... individual products to recognize them for their objectivity, transparency and ethical focus.
This year 39 countries submitted products, and this year's global winners include products from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Asia. We're proud to say that two of our proprietary products formulated and manufactured for you from Wisconsin and California made the list.
🌟WINNER ~ Lavish Serum Salve
Best Multi-Tasking Eco Product for Face, Hands, Overnight Mask, Dry Patches, and More
🌟WINNER ~ Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
Best Eye Serum
Personally, I've kept a Lavish Serum Salve next to the bed for years as a treatment to leave on overnight. My hands, throat, décolletage, elbows, knees, and feet, as well as around my eyes and lips, love it. Our Hydra-Rose Eye Serum has been compared to eye serums that are over $300; ours is $79 and full of special plant-actives for the delicate skin around the eye areas. Both are unique, special, and loved.
We're thrilled to receive this recognition. Big thanks to not only our stellar Qēt team that works within and extends outside of our CA and WI Skin Studios, but also to you, our customer. We're a word-of-mouth brand in our seventh year of sharing what we love. Without you none of this would be possible. So thank YOU. 💗
A Proven, Age-Defying 'Medicine'
Some things are too good to be true, and sometimes it seems like the best things in life are free. This is scientifically proven, it's a good one, and it's definitely free!
What is this special 'medicine,' and why is it good for us and our skin?
- As kids, we did this without even trying about 400 times a day. As adults, we average less than 20 times a day.
- It's a natural 'beautify-er' because with this happening, there's no room for worry or stress.
- Blood pressure is lowered, and it takes stress down with it.
- Our natural immunity function is boosted.
- It triggers the release of endorphins, those 'feel-good' natural hormones that ease pain and give a feeling of happiness.
- It promotes a feeling of well-being.
- It connects all of us together.
- It's attractive on everyone.
What in the world is this? It is touted as being the "Best Medicine."
You've heard it before, and there is scientific truth to it.
Laughter is the best medicine. It's also a great SKIN medicine.
With a little laughter in the room, in a note, or in a text... it connects us all together. It can make a heavy situation a little more easier to digest, and it brightens up the space.
There is a time and a place to be serious. Let's remember to set aside a little time to relax, have fun, and laugh out loud, too!
I don't know about you, but I have smile lines. I've been smiling and laughing for all of my almost 53 years! Each line is a right of passage to my own happiness. I embrace it with a smile and, yes, even with a little laughter.
Enjoy today, do something silly, and laugh out loud. It feels good, it IS good, and it's even contagious. These days, it's something we should all feel lucky to catch! 😉
In good health and laugher,
~ fresh ~ authentic ~ sumptuous ~
~ non-toxic, organic ingredients, proven, and high-performing ~
~ effective, award-winning botanical treatments made without compromises ~