Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I don't care what kind of skin you have, you need to be wearing a moisturizer. One of the most important elements in healthy skin is to keep it balanced! I always tell this to my clients. Whatever we do in our facial the goal is to keep our skin balanced. In order to do that we have to keep our PH at a steady, healthy level. Now, There are lots of different kind of moisturizers out there for all our skin needs. Even oily skin needs a moisturizer. A lot of people think that they don't need to moisturize because they're oily! WRONG! Using something light will actually help prevent you from being more oily. If you try to dry your skin out it's going to irritate it and cause it to produce more oil and more breakouts. Just use something light, and you'll be good to go! Here are a few options for different skin types.

Dry: I love this stuff. It's been getting me through these cold winter days! I actually couldn't believe how dry my skin got this season. Emulsion came to my rescue!!! It's loaded with shea butter, anti oxidants, rich emollients, and  jojoba oil! (my favorite oil). It's extremely healing to dry, cracked irritated skin. I love this stuff. It's also purple!! 

Normal: This stuff smells like vanilla ice cream. Don't worry, the smell doesn't linger. 
It's got an spf of 17 and will keep your skin balanced. Anyone can wear Hydrate Plus. It's pretty basic,  it protects your skin without it feeling greasy. Great for daily A.M. wear!!

Oily: If you are oily and acne prone, this will help balance your skin out! It dries with a matte feeling on your skin. With 0.5 salicylic acid in it, it will also keep your pores clean and bacteria free! It smells fresh and clean and you only need the tiniest amount. 

Now y'all don't have an excuses not to wear a moisturizer! There's one out there for you, you just need to make sure you have the right formula. In the long run your skin will thank you for it. Enjoy!

ginny lee



  1. i need the moisturizer that goes with the wash i got from you

  2. Do you know of a good body moisturizer? I feel like I cant put enough on! My skin feels so dry. Also, I just started Clinique for my face. What do you think about their products? I'm looking for an affordable product if all possible. Thanks for any suggestions! Deb

  3. Hey Deb!
    Here are some good options for you. For a body lotion, I like the Shea Body Butter from the Body Shop. It has lots of natural oils in it, so it will absorb better in your skin.
    Look the in back of the ingredient list to see if you see some of those more natural oils. You always known it's good when you can read the words on the back!

    As far as Clinique goes, I'm not a huge fan of them. I've found that a lot of their face products contain mineral oil. This oil is not going to do anything for your skin. The molecular structure of it is to too large so it cannot penetrate through your pores. It's like putting saran wrap on your skin. They also use a lot of synthetic preservatives to add a longer shelf life for their products. Lastly, they use animal bi products. To me, it's not a good option for my skin and I would not recommend it to anyone. A few good lines that I like for skin are Aveda, Bocia, and Cosmedix. I think you would Ike Aveda. They have very gentle products and stick a good natural system with sustainable ingredients. Hope this is helpful!

  4. Brandi- you need hydrate plus. You'll love it:)