Posts tagged with "skin care"

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Seven Mistakes in Your Skin Exfoliation Routine

A good exfoliation routine removes dead skin cells and makes your skin look brighter and smoother. While it is good to exfoliate regularly, many people make mistakes in their routines. Here are seven errors you need to avoid.

  1. You’re Using Products That Aren’t Suitable for Your Skin Type

Everyone has different skin, which means you need to find exfoliating products that work for you. It is a common mistake for people to buy either the least expensive skincare products or the ones that they have seen advertised the most. If you want to get the most out of your exfoliating routine, it is recommended that you seek advice from a professional dermatologist and get products that have been specifically formulated for your skin type. Every person’s complexion is highly unique according to Nava MD, which provides customized treatments for skincare. So, you need to have the right products for your skin type and condition if you want your exfoliation routine to help your skin stay healthy and radiant.

  1. You’re Using Products That Don’t Scrub Well

You need to use products that scrub well and know how to apply them. For instance, too many people press too hard or for too long, which can cause more harm than good. Whether you are using a combination of exfoliation products with loofahs, sonic brushes, or sugar scrubs, you need to ensure they scrub well. So, shop around to find the right combination of products for you or seek advice from a dermatologist.

  1. You’re Using Products That Are Not Properly Balanced

When people make the mistake of not taking their own skin type into account when choosing products for their exfoliation routines, they end up with products that are not balanced properly. The ingredients should be the right ones for your skin and be in the right proportions for your skin’s needs. For instance, alpha hydroxy acids are used in products to improve skin tone and mild areas of discoloration while beta hydroxy acids are best for oily or acne-prone skin. The best option is to go with dermatologically designed products that are customized just for you.

  1. You’re Using Exfoliators That Cause Dryness, Irritation and/or Peeling

This mistake speaks for itself. If you are using exfoliators that cause dryness or irritation, or make your skin peel, it is time to change the exfoliators you use. Exfoliation products are supposed to help you maintain healthy skin and a smooth and bright complexion, so if you find they are always causing irritation, there is little point in using those items. Instead, find the best exfoliators for your skin type.

  1. You’re Using a Product That Doesn’t Properly Target the Root of Your Problem

If you have something like dry skin, oily skin, or acne, you need to find the right exfoliation products and routine for your specific problem. If you are using a product that does not properly target the root of your problem, you will not be able to solve the issue.

  1. You’re Using Exfoliators and Toners in the Wrong Order

There are better exfoliators to go after your problem areas before focusing on the epidermis. It is always best to exfoliate right after a double cleanse to remove debris from pores and help cell turnover. Then follow up with a toner to help balance your skin’s pH levels. Do not make the mistake of using exfoliators and toners in the wrong order.

  1. You’re Not Leaving Enough Time for the Product to Fully Absorb into Your Skin Before You Work on Your Problem Areas

Exfoliation products take time to become fully absorbed by your skin. So, do not make the mistake of rushing your exfoliation routine. Let the product soak into your skin before you work on your problem areas.

Medical illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

The Hot Trend of Personalized Vitamins

THE HOT TREND OF PERSONALIZED VITAMINS

Based on an online survey of Influence Central’s Consumer Insights Panel, with responses from 500 consumers, May 2021. 

COVID HAS USHERED IN AN ERA OF PROACTIVE WELLNESS

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, nutritional supplement sales grew at unprecedented levels. Largely driven by vitamin, minerals and supplements (VMS) and products aimed at boosting immunity, 88% of consumers share that they now take at least one vitamin or supplement daily. 47% of consumers take two to three vitamins/supplements each day, while 36% take four or more as part of their daily regimen.

The vitamin industry has thus begun rapidly shifted from filling nutrient gaps to proactively enabling consumers to optimize their health and wellness. 83% of VMS users say that they embrace a proactive approach to health and wellness: in addition to focusing on fitness and diet, they take preventative products to help them to stay healthy.

BRAND DIS-LOYALTY

Despite increased use of vitamins and supplements, brand affinity has yet to develop in the market. Only 10% of consumers purchase from one vitamin brand to which they stay loyal. More than 50% of consumers will turn to at least two or more vitamin brands for their regular purchases. When it comes to selecting a product, all-natural ingredients (63%) and cost (62%) most impact purchasing decisions. 46% seek out multiple products combined as one, such as a multivitamin or a vitamin pack addressing multiple deficits.

MOVE TO E-COMMERCE FOR VITAMINS

When it comes to e-commerce growth categories, health leads as an industry where consumers have been moving their purchases online. As we head into the rest of 2021, 50% of consumers plan to increase their frequency of online shopping for vitamins and supplements during the remainder of this year.

THE NEW PERSONALIZATION: BESPOKE VITAMINS

The millennial preference for customizable and personalized products is allowing new and innovative brands to create services that tailor to wellness goals and deliver to your front door. Only 10% of consumers have ever subscribed to a subscription vitamin brand and only 8% are currently using one. The key reasons that lead them to initially start: Their own research (39%), a discount offer (33%), a sponsored ad from the vitamin brand on social media (28%) and a personal recommendation from friend or family (19%).  82% of subscribers took an online quiz to help personalize their recommendations.

For those who have not tried a personal vitamin subscription service, 56% share that they are interested in considering using one.  The key factors that would drive subscription are a discount offer (62%), their own online research (51%), doctor recommendation (35%), recommendation from friends or family (31%), and a trial period (30%). 96% of consumers share they would be willing to complete an online quiz to personalize their vitamin and supplement recommendations, and 55% would share results of a DNA test or blood test.

CONSUMERS KNOW THE VMS SPACE, BUT NOT THE VMS BRANDS  

Surprisingly, most consumers are not very familiar with the top five brands currently leading in the personalized vitamin market:

This leaves a vast untapped market within the realm of vitamin/supplement shoppers. It’s a space where consumers need a lot of education and every brand has a chance to become the go-to personalized subscription-based vitamin/supplement destination.

MARKETING PERSONALIZED SUBSCRIPTIONS

In order to best recommend a personalized regimen to consumers, these wellness brands are utilizing various tactics to tailor offerings to the individual’s health needs and goals. Of consumers already utilizing personalized vitamin subscriptions already, 82% did so by submitting an online quiz to best curate their shipment. 96% of overall vitamin users are willing to participate in an online questionnaire to ascertain the right regimen for them should they go the subscription route in the future. Less consumers are willing to submit a DNA sample such as a blood test to reach this optimal point of personalization, however more than half would do so to find the products right for them. 24% of consumers currently subscribe personalized product subscriptions. This is very telling in how far consumers are willing to go to find truly personalized products, especially in the food and beauty categories. The top categories for these subscriptions include:

  • Skin-care or make-up(e. Curology, Mask ID) 50%
  • Food (e. Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, Thrive Market) 44%
  • Fashion (i.e. StitchFix, FabFitFun) 38%
  • Haircare (i.e. Prose) 28%
  • Household (i.e. Glove Collaborative) 26%
  • Fitness (i.e. Peloton, The Mirror) 14%
  • Alcohol (i.e. wine clubs, such as Winc) 13%

Consumers will consider subscribing the below categories in the future:

  • Food (e. Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, Thrive Market) 45%
  • Skin care or make-up(e. Curology, Mask ID) 32%
  • Household (i.e. Glove Collaborative) 28%
  • Haircare (i.e. Prose) 28%
  • Fashion (i.e. StitchFix, FabFitFun) 25%
  • Fitness (i.e. Peloton, The Mirror) 24%
  • Alcohol (i.e. wine clubs, such as Winc) 14%

When it comes reasons that personalized products appeal to consumers, 60% want products to address a particular issue or ailment they’re experiencing, while 40% feel that are unique and thus want products unique to them.

DRIVING NEW SALES

Aligned with the trend in personalization, a discount offer is the most likely tool to motivate consumers to try a subscription vitamin service (62%). 51% trust their own research, which also means getting your brand name and information out there is more important than ever. 31% would trust a friend or family’s recommendation and 35% their doctor’s recommendation. 30% would prefer a trial period before committing to a vitamin service. Activating discounts and trial period promotion is most organic through partnerships with influencers actually using the products and providing authentic feedback. Unlike other categories, people are likely more hesitant to experiment when it comes to products that will impact their overall health.

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How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home

Tips from board-certified dermatologists to help clear tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the arms and thighs

The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and harmless skin condition affects people of all ages and races and occurs when dead skin cells clog the pores. 

“Some people say the bumps look like goosebumps, chicken skin or strawberry skin, while others mistake the bumps for acne,” says board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, FAAD. “While treatment isn’t necessary for keratosis pilaris, if the itch, dryness or appearance is bothersome, there are things you can do at home to help.”

To ease the symptoms and help you see clearer skin, Dr. Gohara recommends the following tips:

Keep baths and showers short. Spending too much time in the water can dry your skin and cause keratosis pilaris to flare. Limit baths and showers to five to 10 minutes and use lukewarm water.

Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser. This will help avoid irritation when washing your skin.

Gently exfoliate skin with keratosis pilaris once a week. You can exfoliate using a skin care product called a keratolytic — a type of chemical exfoliator. Look for one that contains one of the following ingredients: alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, a retinoid, salicylic acid, or urea. Take care to use the exfoliator exactly as described in the directions, as applying too much or using it more often than indicated can cause raw, irritated skin. In addition, avoid scrubbing your skin, which can make keratosis pilaris worse.

Moisturize your skin. Apply a thick, oil-free moisturizing cream or ointment immediately after bathing — when your skin is still damp — or whenever your skin feels dry. Look for one that contains urea or lactic acid. You can also use a humidifier to prevent dry skin. However, make sure to clean and disinfect your humidifier weekly to prevent the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.

Avoid shaving or waxing skin with keratosis pilaris. This can cause more bumps to appear. However, if you must shave the area, use a single-blade razor instead of a multi-blade razor.

“For many people, keratosis pilaris goes away with time,” says Dr. Gohara. “However, clearing tends to happen gradually over many years. If the bumps still bother you after trying these tips, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist for a treatment plan that addresses your concerns.”

These tips are demonstrated in “How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home,” a video posted to the AAD website and YouTube channel. This video is part of the AAD’s “Video of the Month” series, which offers tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails.

To find a board-certified dermatologist in your area, visit the American Academy of Dermatology’s website here.

Nicole Kidman illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Seratopical Revolution

Nicole Kidman and Sera Labs Inc., a CURE Pharmaceutical Company, Launch Seratopical Revolution and New Ad Campaign

The plant based, alcohol-free, non-CBD, anti-aging beauty line is available Wednesday, June 9  

Sera Labs, a subsidiary of CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp. (OTC: CURR), announced today a new ad campaign and launch of Seratopical Revolution, a new clean, plant-based, technologically advanced, anti-aging, ‘revolutionary,’ beauty line.

The line touts 11 luxurious products which are all are made in the U.S., available at accessible pricing, and are designed to make you feel more youthful and hydrated from head to toe. Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, Sera Labs’ strategic business partner and global brand ambassador, collaborated with Sera Labs to design the Loving Hands Essential Oil, Indulgence Brown Sugar Scrub, Harmony Face & Neck Toner, and Gleaming for the ultimate brightening glow. The full line of products can be seen at Seratopical Revolution

“I really wanted to create something that was meaningful to me and that I knew people would genuinely enjoy,” states Kidman, Seratopical strategic business partner and global brand ambassador. “These products are personal to me from the scent to the texture. I am so excited to share them with the world and hope everyone loves them as much as we do.”

Seratopical Revolution marries nature and science into one clean and nourishing line of beauty products. The line’s PꝫP complex, developed by CURE Pharmaceutical, drives natural, plant-based ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin by utilizing a proprietary tri-peptide delivery system. Unlike other companies that use alcohol as a delivery system, which is incredibly drying to the skin, Seratopical Revolution’s natural oil and surfactant delivery systems are efficacious and offer almost immediate results.

“It’s been an incredible ride creating this line with Nicole,” said Nancy Duitch, Sera Labs CEO and CURE Pharmaceutical Chief Strategic Officer. “There are a lot of beauty companies, but the problem is that most of them don’t understand that without an effective delivery system, the products are sitting on top of your skin and clogging your pores. Our proprietary formulators have developed a high-tech delivery system which allows the ingredients to go deep into the skin. Our loyal customers will benefit from scientifically backed ingredients that are designed to enhance hydration and rejuvenate collagen. Revolution offers a full-body line packed with natural plant extracts and peptide blends.”

Seratopical Revolution products can be purchased online at Seratopical Revolution.  

For more information visit: Seratopical, Sera labs health and follow us on Instagram at @seratopical, as well as Twitter, and Facebook.

About Sera Labs

Sera Labs is a trusted leader in the health, wellness, and beauty sectors of innovative products with cutting edge technology and superior ingredients such as CBD and clean plant-based products. Sera Labs creates high quality products that use science-backed, proprietary formulations. Its more than 20 products are sold under the brand names Seratopical, SeraLabs, and Gordon’s Herbals. Sera Labs sells its products at affordable prices, making them easily accessible on a global scale. Strategically positioned in the growth market categories of beauty, health & wellness.  Sera Labs products are sold in major national drug, grocery chains and mass retailers. The company also sells products under private label to major retailers and multi-level marketers, as well as direct-to-consumer (DTC), via online website orders, including opt-in subscriptions. For more information visit: Seratopical, Seralabshealth and follow us on Instagram at @seratopical, as well as Twitter, and Facebook.

About CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp.

CURE Pharmaceutical is the pioneering developer of CUREform, a patented drug delivery platform that offers a number of unique immediate- and controlled-release drug delivery vehicles designed to improve drug efficacy, safety, and patient experience for a wide range of active ingredients. As a vertically integrated company, CURE’s 25,000 square foot, FDA-registered, NSF cGMP-certified manufacturing facility enables it to partner with pharmaceutical and wellness companies worldwide for private and white-labeled production. CURE has partnerships in the U.S., China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, and other markets in Europe.

Forward Looking Statement

Statements CURE makes in this press release may include statements which are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), which are usually identified by the use of words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “will,” and variations of such words or similar expressions. CURE intends these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act and is making this statement for purposes of complying with those safe harbor provisions.

These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the ability to successfully market the partnered products, the difficulty in predicting the timing or outcome of related research and development efforts, partnered product characteristics and indications, marketing approvals and launches of other products, the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the acceptance and demand of new pharmaceutical products, the impact of patents and other proprietary rights held by competitors and other third parties and the ability to obtain financing on favorable terms. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect CURE’s judgment as of the date of this press release. CURE disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of our securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine

RESPiRE by DESiGN

In 2015, veteran Nyja M. Grant’s health was drastically declining. Her doctor informed her that she was going to have to make a decision. She saw several specialists, and they all agreed. To ensure that she was making the right decision, Nyja began researching her condition, less evasive treatment options and what had possibly caused it. 

Nyja’s research led her to alarming data. She learned that by age fifty, 80 percent of African American women of African descent are diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Nyja was astounded. Digging a little deeper, she found out that fibroids are the number one cause of hysterectomies and other reproductive issues. Several studies have linked the ingredients in African American beauty products to infertility, fibroids, and ovarian cysts. Many hair products on the market for Black women contain chemicals that affect hormones and can cause these bodily issues. These harmful ingredients contribute to the higher mortality rate concerning neo-natal deaths for Black women. With Nyja’s failing health, thinning hair and continuous alopecia flare ups, she decided to make a change. 

Nyja chose to use this time to heal from the inside out. She promised to give herself a two-year grace period. During this time, she would not relax, cut, or dye her hair. She began to research alternative natural hair care and body products. Nyja searched for products that were safe, good quality and didn’t break her spending plan. To Nyja’s dismay, she was not able to find any products that she loved. 

In formulating her product, Nyja chose to use ingredients that were free from parabens and mineral oils, with no dyes or unnatural fragrances. She instead only opts for necessary and natural components, such as avocado, argan and jojoba oil. Not only are her products FDA-approved, but they are also cold-pressed and organic. As such, her skin and hair care easily penetrates hair shafts and absorbs into the body. Nyja’s focus on clean integrants also reflects her simplistic approach to branding. 

RESPiRE by DESiGN (RbD) products work for all hair types, no matter one’s ethnicity or gender. These unisex formulations can be also used for the face and skin to provide hydration, exfoliation, and moisturizing properties. R&D’s “Restore” neem oil is has anti-inflammatory attributes, which are great for rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. For those who struggle with pigmentation and dark spots, “Lots of Love” can be used directly on the skin or infused into bath water. The company’s oil can also be used for cuticle care and massages. A little bit of this product goes a long way, and because of its many uses, it is wonderful for travel. Nyja helps heal her customers from the inside out, and they continue to repurchase her trustworthy, versatile hair and skin care. 

RESPiRE by DESiGN is geared towards 30–40-year-old women. However, Nyja’s demographic is expanding now more than ever as Black hair is becoming more protected by HR agencies. Whereas Black hair has wrongfully been seen as unprofessional– and children have been banned from school for sporting their natural styles– this antiquated attitude is beginning to shift. Now, celebrities like Justin Beiber are sporting dreads, and the politics of Black hair are being brought into the cultural conversation by change-makers like Gabrielle Union 

As the years passed, Nyja started to give out her butters as gifts. People loved her healthy, safe, affordable product and wanted more. One day, Nyja’s son told her that she should sell her product. He even provided her with a whole business plan. Nyja launched RESPiRE by DESiGN as a birthday gift to herself, while living in the United Kingdom. 

RESPiRE by DESiGN Mission Statement

“’Respire:’ to build hope and strength, despite difficulty. I understand that life is not all about looks, but let’s be honest – people feel better if they are comfortable in their own bodies. Something as simple as a good hair day and glowing skin can do wonders for self-esteem. ‘RESPiRE by DESiGN’ was birthed from a difficult situation, and evolved beyond being just a business. For founder Nyja, ‘RESPiRE by DESiGN’ is personal. The lowercase ‘i’ stands for inner beauty, insight, inspiration, and intention. ”

  • Nyja M. Grant, Founder & CEO, Analyst, Database Manager, Anthropologist, Epidemiologist, Veteran

Questions for RESPiRE by DESiGN by 360 Magazine:

How did your diagnosis affect your outlook on life?

When I was diagnosed, I felt vindicated. I had been seeing doctors and specialists for nine years, only for them to insinuate that I was a hypochondriac. While I was elated to have a diagnosis, my new reality hit me hard.  I would no longer be able to bear children. My hope for a little Nyja was not going to happen. The pain made me go into research mode. I wanted to identify ways to help myself, what caused fibroids, and how to prevent this from happening to others. I couldn’t change the damage that was done, but I can prevent further by using healthier products. When I could not find healthier products, I decided to make them.

What type of ingredients do you use in your body butter?

Each of my products are formulated with ingredients that are cold pressed, vegan-friendly, and do not contain preservatives, chemicals, and dyes. Each product is safe if ingested, making it safe for our skin and hair to absorb.

The oils I use are: Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argon, Vitamin E and Neem Oil

For scents I use the following essential oils: Lavender, Tangerine, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, and Peppermint

The butters I use are: Mango Butter & Cocoa Butter.

Whether you choose RbD products or not, please keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ on your body. Everything you put on your body will eventually be absorbed into your body.

What is the difference between a body butter and lotion?

To be honest, not much. Several soap recipes use similar ingredients. I just haven’t had a large enough demand from my customers to add soaps to my product line. However, my plan is to add hand-crafted soaps to my line in 2022.

The key difference between a lotion and a butter is in their ingredients. Body butter contains shea butter, and various oils like coconut, or jojoba. Body lotion is often a combination of water and oils. Body butter is often thicker, heavier, and has an oilier finish to it. However, RbD products are uniquely formulated to absorb quickly into the skin and hair to prevent leaving an oily finish.

In what ways does hair butter help hair?

RbD’s ReNew Hair Butter is naturally formulated using oils similar to those produced by our body. This makes it easier for these oils to penetrate quickly to soften hair, minimize tangles, smooth hair follicles, provides moisture, prevent split ends and breakage, improve retention, nourish the scalp, provide protection from sun damage, and promote hair growth.

Would you recommend your hair butter for all types of hair?

Yes, I would recommend ReNew for all hair types. However, I would suggest the product be used as described below:

For thin or straight hair– Use ReNew Hair Butter as a hair mask. Let the mask remain on your hair for 10-20 minutes. Wash your hair as normal with lukewarm water.

For thick, coiled, kinky, or curly hair– Use ReNew Hair Butter when pre-shampooing. Apply a generous amount to your hair, then add your conditioner of choice. If you are going to use a plastic cap, allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. If you are using a steamer, allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse out the conditioner using lukewarm water.

Does RESPiRE by DESiGN have any new products coming out in 2021?

Yes, I have two products coming out in 2021–ReStore Hair Oil and Bath Bombs.

ReStore Hair Oil was formulated for individuals who have a temperamental scalp. The key ingredient is Neem Oil. Research has shown that Neem Oil has the following benefits: promotes hair growth, prevents boldness, conditions hair, helps with dandruff and itching, treats head lice, treats scalp infections, and prevents premature graying.

If used as a body oil ReStore will: moisturize, sooth inflamed and itchy skin, repel insects, treat acne and pimples, treat hyperpigmentation, treat scars and blackheads, act as a layer of protection against environmental damage.

Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine

Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine

Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine
Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine
Respire by Design image via Nyla M Grant for use by 360 magazine
Cannabis illustration by Rita Azar for 360 Magazine

Holistic CBD Beauty Therapy

When OLIVEDA founder, Thomas Lommel, discovered the active ingredient cannabidiol/CBD, he researched the great synergy effects that arise in connection with the legendary cell elixir from the olive leaf and developed a new beauty line for inside and outside:

LA DOPE is a holistic, highly active cosmetic based on the power of the two oldest cultivated plants in the world. It combines the legendary active ingredient cannabidiol from the hemp plant with the highly active antioxidants oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol from the olive leaf to create powerful beauty grenades.

LA DOPE­ provides protection and care with 100 percent pure effectiveness because all products contain the precious cell elixir from the olive leaf, instead of water. Due to the globally unique composition of the emulsions, LA DOPE works with the intelligence of nature, which intuitively recognizes the individual texture of the skin and its current needs. LA DOPE actively regenerates and balances skin’s texture on this basis.

True to the OLIVEDA tradition, LA DOPE is also holistically oriented, starting with products for internal use, and then devoting itself to the skin with various serums, oils and creams.

The synergy effect from the transforming energy of cannabidiol with the extraordinarily protective and regenerative effects of the cell elixir from the olive leaf makes LA DOPE the perfect CBD, holistic beauty therapy. For beauty that comes from within and radiates outwards. Dope your wrinkles from within with Oliveda and LA DOPE.

 

Tattoo Illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Illustration

Do’s × Don’ts of Tattoo Aftercare

In honor of International Women’s Day, NYC based tattoo artist Monikka Velvet, and owner of the queer, female owned, High Hopes Tattoo shop, talked tattoo aftercare with 360 Magazine. She offered some of the best tips on healing tattoos that she’s learned throughout her successful tattooing career. While there is controversy in the tattooing world about the best aftercare for a new piece– suggestions ranging from using water, to petroleum jelly, to special creams and ointments– Monikka provides expertise on the subject. When it comes to caring for a new tat, it’s important to take precaution as to best handle your new, permanent ink. 

Do’s:

Keeping a new tattoo sanitary is of the utmost importance. Monikka suggests that clients always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. This way, you aren’t transferring bacteria and germs that your hands have come into contact with onto the area in which you’ve been tattooed. Since tattoos can be easily infected, Monikka also suggests cleaning your tattoo twice a day with antibacterial liquid soap. She continues, explaining that clients should apply a thin layer of Mad Rabbit tattoo after care gel twice a day after cleaning.

Don’ts:

After getting a tattoo, making sure it’s clean is just as important as letting to breathe. Avoiding tight clothing and vigorous exercise (such as going to the gym) allows for your tattoo to heal comfortably. Monikka cautions to not over-apply aftercare on a healing tattoo. This can clog your pores and slow down the healing process. There is a fine balance between caring for your new tattoo, and allowing for your new tattoo to just be. Do not use bar soap when cleaning, as bacteria sits on the surface of bar soap and can clog skin, too. Always use liquid soap.

Further, make sure not to pick or scratch at your fresh tattoo while it’s healing. While it’s likely that your skin will feel itchy and irritated, it’s important to not scratch as it could lead to scabbing and damaging your new ink. Monikka continues, adding some of the lesser known “don’ts” of tattoo aftercare. When you have new ink, don’t submerge your tattoo in water or expose it to direct sunlight. Sunlight can fade the ink away, and since your tattooed skin is more vulnerable, it can lead to skin burning and sun damage. Since the tattooed area of your body is essentially an open wound, it’s important to keep it out of water as well, which can contain chemicals, chlorine, and other irritants. Tattoos need to be able to breathe and stay air-dry to heal correctly.

 

 

 

Allison Christensen Illustrates a Skin Care Article for 360 MAGAZINE

COCOOIL

While on a trip to Fafa Island in 2011, the creators of COCOOIL had an idea. They wanted to create a a luxury skincare product made with certified fair trade cold-pressed organic coconut oil. Here in 2020, they have it in COCOOIL, which only uses sustainably produced coconut oil from the Pacific Islands.

COCOOIL can guard against UV rays using their protective products like COCOOIL Tanning Oil SPF6COCOOIL Beach’n’Body Oil SPF15 and COCOOIL Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30.

COCOOIL Tanning Oil SPF6 protects from harmful UV rays and delivers a beautiful tan while laying on the beach or next to the pool. COCOOIL Beach’n’Body Oil SPF15 and COCOOIL Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30 offer even more protection against UV rays and come in packages that fit just right in your purse or travel pack.

They also have the COCOOIL SPF50 Broad Spectrum, which is made with natural botanical oils to hydrate and nourish skin.

The protective products are complimented by COCOOIL Face Oil with RosehipCOCOOIL Body OilCOCOOIL Baby Oil with Lavender and COCOOIL Ocean Spray.

COCOOIL Face Oil with Roseship leaves your face feeling luxurious and non-greasy. COCOOIL Body Oil is the perfect daily moisturizer while COCOOIL Baby Oil with Lavender will nourish your little one’s skin and provide a calming scent. COCOOIL Ocean Spray gives your hair waves, volume and texture.

Products come in regular size 200 mL bottles or in mini 100 mL bottles. They even have bundles that come with a COCOOIL tote, perfect for your next trip to the beach.

COCOOIL also has a cruelty free policy, meaning that they don’t buy any products or ingredients that have been tested on animals. In place of animal testing, they test all of their products on human volunteers in Australia.

They say they will not use any sources who are not just as committed as they are to their code of ethics, morals and standards.

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Elyptol Sanitizers Clean × Heal

Elyptol is the first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer. It harnesses the healing properties of eucalyptus oil and naturally-sourced pure ethanol to bring you a product that sanitizes in a healthy and eco-friendly way. Despite its gentle feel, make no mistake that this hand sanitizer is FDA listed and hospital grade.

To Kill Germs Gently, Think Naturally with Elyptol

The sanitizer kills 99.99997% of germs with 70% alcohol. It contains eucalyptus oil and pure ethanol derived from sugar cane to eliminate germs gently and safely. And, it uses botanical food grade ethanol and eucalyptus ingredients that are known for soothing and healing aching bones and irritated skin.

Not only is Elyptol antibacterial, but it is antimicrobial as well. For this reason, it kills a wider range of germs.

“The perfect synergy of science and nature,” notes the company on their front page. “Elyptol harnesses nature’s strengths to create skincare and hard surface hygiene products that effectively kill germs harmful to your health.”

About Elyptol:

The USA/Australian company takes its natural inspiration from those putting their lives on the line for us every day. Elyptol founder Tim O’Connor recognized just how much health care workers used sanitizers when his daughter was born. These hospital grade formulas wreaked havoc on their hands. With years of extensive research and development using green chemistry, Elyptol became the first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer. It expertly pairs eucalyptus oil, known for its healing properties, and natural sanitizing ingredient pure ethanol, derived from sugarcane and corn. The result is an efficient formula that eliminates germs, yet it’s gentle enough on skin and safe for the environment.

The Salon Project

The Salon Project by Joel Warren
Opens Innovative
New Beauty Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue Long Island

  • Debut location of innovative new retail and beauty salon concept at Saks Fifth Avenue Long Island.
  • Premium beauty creation and destination where artistry integrates technology, with leading technicians and unique products.

  • Bespoke beauty experiences in a unique setting, customized around the client, where specialized services are seamlessly connected to the vastly trusted experience of industry veteran Warren.


The Salon Project by Joel Warren is an updated original. A new concept in retail, beauty, and service. The combination of a curated assortment of hair care, skin care, nail care and makeup has never before been offered in such a highly customized way. We created our business model to help the consumer enjoy a bespoke experience, turning the client’s journey in a typical salon and beauty retailer into a thoroughly personalized, turnkey beauty service and shopping experience. Joel Warren, a veteran in the salon business, had a revelation that there is a far better way to primp and shop than what is offered by the current salon model. What was once thought of as an enjoyable day at the salon now truly is, along with expert guidance and incredibly curated retail, Warren has the solution.
The Salon Project offers an innovative approach to the client journey by eliminating the typical front desk for check-in. Instead, guests are greeted by iPad-equipped concierges who direct them to their designated station where the client remains and relaxes for the duration of their services.

Joel Warren said, “I noticed the way that many salons operate is not efficient or as client-focused as it could be. Our approach improves operations, and the client experience, by using our knowledge and technology to bring everything to the client. Saks Fifth Avenue has a focus on luxury, making it the perfect environment for the first location of The Salon Project.”

The first Salon Project location will open its doors in February 2018 at Saks Fifth Avenue Long Island. The plan is to have an additional ten locations opening at Saks Fifth Avenue stores throughout the United States over the next 24 months. Houston and Boca Raton are next on deck to open in 2018, with the second wave of locations in 2019. The highlight of 2019 will be the highly anticipated opening of The Salon Project at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City.

RPG designed the interiors under the leadership of CEO Bruce E. Teitelbaum in partnership with Joel Warren. Two beauty and retail veterans joined forces to create a compelling, unforgettable space that melds unexpected touches and contemporary twists with 20th-century retro and modern, casual glamour. The salon and spa environment have the technological edge to create excitement and ultimate client convenience. Augmented and virtual reality features drive engagement and allow for seamless check-out in your chair with no trip to the front desk. The Salon Project is truly a stand-out in its category; it is the store of the future.

Bruce E. Teitelbaum commented, “We are thrilled to bring our global, diversified design and build experience to The Salon Project, a pioneer in its category. Joel’s incredible talent and knowledge along with the prestige and allure of Saks and RPG’s creative and manufacturing expertise should prove to be a winning combination.”

To that end, each Beauty Expert from The Salon Project has the opportunity to engage in multi-services training, allowing them to play a key role in facilitating sales through trusted stylist-client relationships. While seated, clients can play with augmented reality technology to try on products available among The Salon Project’s inventory. They test lipsticks and other beauty items from a try-on bar cart, all while receiving recommendations from the Beauty Expert / Hairstylist who seamlessly completes product purchases directly from an iPad.

Sean Paul Campbell, General Manager of The Salon Project, said, “I am thrilled to be supporting Joel Warren, as well as the many talented team members at The Salon Project. This innovative and unique new approach to beauty represents a giant leap forward in service and technology, and means that our clients will be able to expect the most current trends and products every time they walk through our door.”

ABOUT THE SALON PROJECT BY JOEL WARREN

The Salon Project by Joel Warren is a unique beauty retail concept created by Joel Warren. Warren is a globally recognized colorist, product developer, TV personality and salon owner who is moving forward into his new venture with iconic retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. Warren has selected everything from the product labels to the lighting. Warren will be developing the staff to his liking, creating a new category, which will combine high-end services with prestige retail in a unique environment. Services include hair care, skin care, makeup and medical spa.

For more information or to book an appointment, please go to thesalonproject.com, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter.

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, andgifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

For more information, kindly visit saks.com, Instagram.com/saks, Facebook.com/saks, Snapchat.com/saks_official, and Twitter.com/saks.