SEA DRAGON COLLECTION
4 steps to glowing summer skin
When it's not summer our hearts ache for those sunny, hot, never-ending days, (at least in the Northwest ) but our skin does not. Those high temps, blistering rays of sun and fluctuating humidity can put your sebum glands into overdrive causing a host of skin issues and/or premature aging. Algae + Dragon Fruit to the rescue!
This superhero duo is just what our summer skin demands. The "Sea" of "Sea Dragon" symbolizes the algae we've formulated into this summer skincare line. Algae oil and blue spirulina, contain chlorophyll which is not only known as a UV blocker (not to be substituted for spfs) but also for it's cleansing properties. It also is known to help skin retain moisture, brighten skin, and helps with hyperpigmentation. It's rare to find 1 ingredient that both detoxifies and adds moisture, but algae does it all while also gifting you potent antioxidants that counteracts the effect of harmful free radicals.
Both Algae and Dragon Fruit, the second hero of our "Sea Dragon" line, are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that's noted for reducing redness and inflammation making it great not only for acne but for all skin types. This cactus super fruit, also known as pitaya, has been recognized to help maintain overall skin health by neutralizing those nasty free radicals, keeping our skin looking younger. Vitamin B6, which Dragon fruit has a high amount of, is known to soothe sunburns and release heat. There has also been some new and interesting research reveling that Dragon Fruit is one of few plant sources containing citamalic acid. This acid helps restore firmness, volume, and elasticity of skin. Who doesn't want that!?
This line gently and efficiently cleanses and exfoliates with natural fruit enzymes and nourishes your skin with light, antioxidant rich oils all the while protecting your skin from UV rays and canceling out free radicals.
Step 1: Exfoliate with Sea Dragon Face Polish. You don't want to over do it on exfoliating during the summer with an aggressive scrub, so we've crafted this face polish to be ever-so peaceful for your face. Pumice, ground oats, bentonite clay, and ground jasmine flowers gently cleanse, detox, and exfoliate the skin as the plum, hemp, kiwi, and cucumber oils nourish with it's omega fatty acids and protect with a powerhouse of antioxidants.
How to use: Rinse face with WARM (not hot) water, gently massage scrub all over face, being sure to be extra gentle around eye area. Don't forget those hit those luscious LIPS TOO!
Step 2: Goop it on, Mask Time! This face mask, just like a tall glass of iced tea or a dip in the lake, is so refreshing! This mask is basically a fruit cocktail for your face. Pineapple is full of bromelain which is a fruit enzyme that is known to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, sloughing off dead skin cells. Strawberry's alpha hydroxy further helps eliminate dead skin cells and cleanses while the antioxidants help treat burns and protect skin from UV rays delaying ageing. Bananas swoop in and hydrate dry skin leaving it soft and supple while strengthening the connective tissue that help maintain skin's elasticity.
How to use: Mix 1 Tablespoon of powder with enough water to get a good thick gooey consistency. Or, use your choice of liquid (the toner is lovely) and let sit for a few mins while you are exfoliating during step 1. Apply a thick layer of the good goo to your face & let sit for 10 mins or until dry. Rinse with water.
Step 3: Smile through the mist. This mist is full of the healing and soothing attributes that aloe is known for, but the jasmine is pretty darn special too! It's known to reduce redness from temperature changes while balancing moisture and ph levels of your skin. Don't let this delicate flower fool you, it throws up a shield and and protects your skin from any environmental stressors life throws at you. It also can boost elasticity, firm and tone skin too. Energetically, jasmine is said to help you deal with anxiety and depression, lifts confidence, improves motivation, helps release unwanted inhibitions and promotes feelings of optimism. Look out summer, here I come!
How to use: Hold bottle about 18 inches away from face, spritz and smile!
Step 4: Lock it in! This face oil is the secret to getting that summer goddess glow. Kiwi gives you all the vitamin c you'll need while also lending a healthy dose of vitamin e and several phytochemicals that shield the skin cells from oxidative damage caused by the sun and pollutants. Cucumber oil is rich in linoleic acid and improves the firmness and elasticity while deeply moisturizing with it's high omega 6's that protects skin from UV rays. Fun fact about plum oil, it's 8x more powerful than argan oil at protecting skin from free radicals and is known in western Asia as the fruit of life. Whoa! It also boasts 13 different kinds of omega fatty acids and help with inflammatory issues helping with puffiness, dark spots and under eye circles.
How to use: Apply a few pumps of oil to finger tips. With light pressure massage oil in circular motions all over face. Using the ring fingers to gently pat oil around the eye area. Let skin fully absorb the oil through the night or before applying makeup.
I just used this collection for the first time. The face mask and polish made my skin feel clear of any extra old skin, and full of moisture. The pumice is perfect. The toner has the best light fruity aroma, and the face oil just feels perfect; oh so hydrating. Thank you for another elegant collection to keep my skin happy and looking younger.