Why you should be exfoliating ~ and the best exfoliant just for you!
Let's say "Hello" to the Glow
It's time to get the Spring glow going.
The new season of Spring is unofficially here. March, April, and May are the months that we celebrate this blooming season. With Spring comes a time of renewal, a time of growth, and a time to enjoy these fresh new beginnings.
It's also time to shed the old and make room for the new... in many more ways than one. Just like our mind and bodies sometimes need a fresh nudge in the right direction, so does our skin.
Let's welcome this new season, and let's make the most of what nature gives us... new blooms, vitality, and wonderfully smelling skincare!
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Why you should be exfoliating ~
Every 28-30 days, our skin naturally goes through a renewal process. Old and dead skin cells are shed making way for the new skin cells.
We see this in nature every Spring. When the new leaves and flowers begin to bud on the trees and branches, it's their form of renewal. The old leaves have dried and fallen, and because of this, the new leaves are able to grow. It's a similar process with our skin cells.
If we don't rid our skin of the dead skin cells completely, the skin's pores can become clogged. Dry areas can also pop up, and sometimes flaky patches and roughness happen.
When we exfoliate, we can help to prevent these unwanted skin upsets.
Want a better, smoother, and healthier appearance of skin? Of course we do. Exfoliating can help in a variety of ways. Here's how:
We get a better application and absorption of our skincare treatments.
The complexion becomes more even and brighter.
We may get fewer breakouts by helping to prevent clogged pores.
Our collagen production is nudged to keep performing.
Let's find the right exfoliant for you.
There are two ways to exfoliate our complexions... with a physical exfoliant, and with a 'chemical' exfoliant. By 'chemical' exfoliant, we mean a safe and organic ingredient ~ that works at dissolving skin cells rather than physically sloughing them away. There are wonderful benefits to both, and we incorporate both ways in our exfoliants. 😀
Physical exfoliants can enhance our skin's appearance by physically removing dead cells and rough spots at the surface. The 'chemical' part of the exfoliant is by way of our natural glycolic acids that help to dissolve dead cells that can also offer dramatic results. We've formulated our exfoliants to address both of these benefits while still being comfortable for sensitive skin conditions.
In our clay and herbal exfoliants, we work with organic botanicals that are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, gluten-free colloidal oats, and natural enzymes and glycolic acids from cane sugars. This type of exfoliant naturally offers results but also treats sensitive skin. We feel that many of us are sensitive, and our skin can be sensitive in general, so all of our treatments cater to sensitive skin.
Rather than add synthetic beads, rough edges, artificial powders, or imitation ingredients, the real ingredients that we use in our exfoliants are an organic remedy offering a variety of benefits for various skin complexions.
Glycolic acids and enzymes that naturally occur in the botanicals and ingredients give that extra little edge with natural acids to gently help dissolve sluggish cells. Safe for a variety of skin conditions, we don't need to use harsh bristles or extra scrubbing action ~ we let the plant actives do the work for us.
Our Exfoliant Recommendations for Various Skin Conditions
Our skin can change like the weather ~ a change in seasons, sleep patterns, food habits, stress levels, and hormones can change our skin quickly.
The reason we have the three Skin Suites that we do is so we can easily address our skin's wishes and needs as they change. All of our Skin Suites are formulated for sensitive skin, and all address aging concerns.
Our Balancing Skin Suite is typically for oily complexions prone to breaking out that produce a higher amount of natural oils. Usually ages teens through the 20s or early 30s prefer this Skin Suite.
Our Hydrating Skin Suite is our most popular Skin Suite and it addresses normal and combination skin that occasionally breaks out. Skin may have an oily t-zone area and have hormonal breakouts as well. Ages 20s through 40s or 50s usually prefer this Skin Suite.
Our Restoring Skin Suite is more for dry, dehydrated and mature skin that has a low amount of natural oil production and is not prone to regular breakouts. Ages 40, 50, and beyond enjoy the benefits of this Skin Suite.
Of course, all of our Skin Suites can be mixed and matched according to our skin's needs. There are always exceptions to these recommendations as our own body's natural chemistry can affect which is best for our complexion. But no worries, we're always here to help!
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Our clay exfoliants are best for you if:
You have clogged pores in the nose, forehead, or chin areas.
You have areas with bumps under the skin.
Your complexion has occasional congestion.
You want to clear your complexion while still promoting collagen production.
Select the clay exfoliant in the best Skin Suite for your condition. Clay asks like an eraser and gently escorts impurities and dirt from the pores. Rest assured that our clay has met the EWG Verified standards and is free of high levels of heavy metals. Many clays on the market contain high levels of heavy metals that may be unsafe. We've tested our clay for chromium, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, antimony, mercury, lead and have found it to be safe. We continue to love and use our clay in our formulas with confidence ~ and you can, too!
Our herbal exfoliants are best for you if:
You're looking to smooth the surface of your complexion.
You want to help minimize fine lines.
You have little or no skin congestion, and wish to even-out your complexion.
You wish to minimize dark spots on the skin's surface.
You want to remove dead cells while stimulating collagen production.
The naturally occurring minerals in our herbal exfoliants help to gently (yes, gently!) resurface and smooth the complexion. When we regularly exfoliate and with long term use, our collagen is naturally prompted to continue to stimulate those new skin cells.
No matter which exfoliant you choose, remember that how you treat your skin after you exfoliate is also important. Adding your botanical toner and day or night serum to your complexion after you exfoliate will feed your skin with hydration, moisture, vitamins, antioxidants, ceramides, and all the food your skin requires to be its glowing best.
Here's a Quick Video about our Exfoliants
Feel free to click on the link to find out a bit more about our exfoliants.
How to Exfoliate | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEY624AmHdk
Want to learn and see more about Qēt? Our new 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.
Why We're Different
Leaping Bunny Approved
We hand select each of our ingredients and make sure they're the quality that we demand before we blend and formulate our treatments for you.
We're also a part of the EWG Verified program, which means that our manufacturing practices, levels of actives, individual ingredients, and preservation methods are safe for all of us.
We even take it one step further...
we avoid even the 'safe synthetics' that are found on many "natural" and "clean" labels.
Your March Special
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. 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, then wake it up by mixing it with water or even with one of our cleansing oils. It's up to you ~ either way is wonderful!
Enter code ExfoliateMeQet 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.
Free sample with purchase. Free U.S. shipping over $35.
The special includes these exfoliants, as well as two BONUS masks, too!
Balancing Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Thyme
Balancing Herbal Exfoliant with Tea & Thyme
Hydrating Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Lavender
Hydrating Herbal Exfoliant with Tea & Lavender
Restoring Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Roses
Restoring Herbal Exfoliant with Tea & Roses
BONUS: Green Tea Mask with Raw Cacao
BONUS: Antioxidant Mask with Cranberries
Why are we including the Green Tea with Raw Cacao, and Antioxidant Mask with Cranberries, you ask?
Because these masks offer a different kind of exfoliation in a unique, power-house antioxidant, collagen-promoting, and skin-silkening skincare treatment that not only feeds our skin with various nutrients and minerals, these masks are a completely decadent and delightful experience!
Yes, some of our customers have been known to mix our exfoliants and dry masks with their cleansing oil for an over-the-top cleansing experience. I've done it, and they're right! 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 ExfoliateMeQet.
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All of our exfoliants, as well as our two exfoliating masks, are kept in a dry formula. They're like a time capsule of vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants waiting for you to wake them up. Just like when you add a tea bag to warm water, by adding water to them, and letting the exfoliants and masks "steep" on your skin for a few minutes, you're getting the full benefits of each ingredient in its freshest and purest form.
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"At Qēt Botanicals, our perspective has always been an authentic, organic, and wholesome approach. It's caring for our skin and body with real ingredients that all of us, our hormones, and our bodies can recognize.
It's skin care.
It's body care.
It's wellness care.
It's peace of mind care."
Lisa Brill, Founder | Wife | Mom | Rosacea and Auto Immune Warrior | Sensitive Skin Gal | Clean Beauty Advocate
A New Season of Thanks
As lovers of Spring and all of the blooming and budding goodness it shares with us, it's great timing for all of us to enjoy this fresh new season.
As we think back to this time last year and all that we've been through, we can't thank you enough.
Thank you for shopping small. Thank you for reaching for clean products. Thank you for helping us to make a difference in how we care for ourselves and our environment.
From the farmers, harvesters, and vendors that share their raw materials and ingredients with us, to our Qēt team that hand makes our premium ingredients before we formulate and blend them together to share with you, we're all affected by your healthy choices.
Thank you for being there.
Happy Spring and Happy Fresh Start!
In good health and glow-getting,
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~ fresh ~ authentic ~ sumptuous ~
~ non-toxic, organic ingredients, proven, and high-performing ~
~ effective, award-winning botanical treatments made without compromises ~