This post is for any green beauty product you own as we feel that it's critical that you get the biggest bang for your hard earned money. With natural products, it's normal for the color, scent or texture to change slightly, once it's been opened as it now been exposed to air and light. These changes are normal, but what you want to do is minimize the chances of it going bad before you've had the pleasure of using it!
You've made a commitment & investment into your beauty routine, so you will also want to keep your products in excellent condition. The last drop of product remaining in your bottle or jar should be as enjoyable as the first. To get the most out of your products comes down to taking care of them properly - they're made differently compared to conventional products that were designed to sit on a store shelf or medicine cabinet for a few years.
One of the great things about using a natural product is that you are getting the chance to use beautiful ingredients on your skin. Your jar or bottle also contain formulations that are concentrated. When you use products that contain cold pressed oils, essential oils, clays, botanicals & distillates, it's hard not to get excited. All the time, effort & care that goes into your products are worth it because the results you receive are stunning.
How To Care For Your Products
We recommend that you store your new and unopened skincare and beauty items away from direct sunlight, ideally somewhere dark and cool. Depending on the brand you buy, there might also be an expiry date. Making a note of that date is important. When you open a new product, look for the "Period After Opening” (PAO) date - in most cases it's that symbol that looks like a jar and has either a 6M or 12M, etc. inside it. That number indicates that amount of time you should keep it after you open the bottle. So, for example, you see the PAO symbol with 6M on it, please don't continue to use it after six months.
The efficacy of your products will weaken if they're not cared for properly; regardless if they are new & unopened. To get the very best longevity out of your products, always use clean hands & use a clean spoon or spatula instead of fingers to scoop out your clay masks and balms. Doing this prevents your products from getting contaminated. You should always store your products upright in a cool, dry place & keep them out of humid environments, direct sunlight & direct heat sources. If a product smells rancid, then it has most likely gone bad, and it should be tossed.
When it comes to water-based products like foaming cleansers, facial mists, etc. never open the bottle to add water. Adding water to extend the contents will damage the product and grow contaminants. Bacteria and mold are also natural, but you don't want that on your face. Just don't do it. It's also never a good idea to share your skincare or cosmetic products. When you share, you can't control what might happen to them.
But What About The Products I Use Everyday?
We get asked a lot about the products that are used every day. Is it really necessary to keep them out of the bathroom? To be honest, the protocol we outlined above will help you to keep your natural skincare products in excellent shape, but, if you are using a product every day, or quite frequently, and going through it at a good pace, we would recommend at the very least to keep it out of direct sunlight and to apply your products with clean hands.
Over the past year, we have added many great new products to the Pelle Beauty line up. Our Cleansing Oil+Makeup Remover, Beauty Mask & Face+Body Balm (just to name a few) have been doing very well. They're luxurious and provide excellent results.
I started off Pelle Beauty with the Facial Oils. I truly believe in them. They are absolute game changers for your skin. Facial oils are necessary & critical beauty essentials. They just are. Period. As the brand owner, I always strive for excellence, and I always like to forge ahead and see what can be done to make Pelle Beauty an even BETTER experience.
For a very long time, certain raw materials have become scarce in the green beauty industry. I saw this situation not as an obstacle, but rather as an opportunity to challenge the status quo. For the past few years, two new beauty oils have been under development. It was critical for me that they contain ingredients that are sustainable. They also had to continue or exceed giving the same beautiful results. I'm happy to report they do! They absorb beautifully into the skin, moisturizing with a velvety feel, all by using just a few drops. Your skin will look healthier and have a beautiful, natural glow. Our new essential oil blend works together to provide a calming aromatherapy experience and enhances your complexion. This new blend also smells amazing; it will be love after the very first whiff. We’ve taken the very best attributes that are provided by our current facial oils (Stellar, Balance, Nourish & Luxe) and developed two new counterparts that are absolutely amazing.
The new prices? I'm happy to report that they will remain reasonable. You can expect to see these two new beauty oils making an appearance later on this Spring. They will also be available in two sizes. I'm very proud of what will soon be launching, and I know you will enjoy them too. The bar on sustainable, Vegan & Cruelty-free beauty has just been raised. Stay tuned as we will be releasing pictures and teasers just before they make their debut.
In the meantime, we currently have our existing facial oils on sale. They will remain on sale until they're out of stock. The prices have already been marked down for you. Luxe Beauty Balm is not leaving our product line up, but we decided to add it to the sale while this transition is made.
Also, as of last week, we renegotiated our shipping and the savings have been passed directly onto you. If you live in Canada, the minimum spend is $50 for free shipping (before it was $85) and the flat shipping rate has decreased. Getting Pelle Beauty to your doorstep has just gotten easier! As always our prices are in Canadian Dollars.
In 10 minutes or less, you can reveal a radiant complexion with our brand new Beauty Mask. Aloe, green tea, licorice root & white willow bark, along with our clay's, work together to make your complexion feel smooth and have a brighter appearance.
It's in powder form as we eliminated all of the additional buffers, fillers or preservatives letting you customize your mask to your needs. It's an efficient & simple way to treat yourself to an at-home facial and reap the same benefits you would receive at the spa. You will also find your other skin care products perform better by using the mask once a week.
To make your face mask, just mix 1/2 a teaspoon of the powder with enough water to form a paste. If you are looking to boost the antioxidant power, you can replace the water and mix an herbal tea to activate your treatment (we like chamomile or green tea). If you have dry or sensitive skin, we recommend adding a few drops of one of our facial oil blends to the mixture or add a light layer of the facial oil to your skin before applying your mask to act as a buffer if your skin is in need of some extra hydration. The beautiful part is that you can choose & customize your treatment each and every time you use it, all in the privacy of your home.
If you have a few blemishes, this mask works great as a spot treatment. Simply mix a tiny amount and apply directly to your blemishes for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. You can follow up with our Blemish Serum for great results.
Our new sample packs aim to please! We get it. You see something and you would like to test it out, see what it smells & feels like on your skin. They contain enough product to try for a few uses and are a perfect way enjoy in the privacy of your home along with a discount card to save 15% on your next purchase.
Each kit has our four highly sought-after facial oils, our beauty balm, beauty mist & serum. Something for everyone. Learn more about them here.
We are happy to share with you expert skin care tips from the lovely Natacha Cole! If you are suffering from lackluster skin then this article is for you. Enjoy!
Pelle Beauty Summer Glow Tips
Summer is in full force and that means deliciously warm and sunny weather greets us (we hope) every day. As a former professional makeup artist, I understand how taking good care of your skin is very important and that is why I appreciate the passion behind Pelle Beauty skin care products. We would like to share our top five tips to prepare, protect, and pamper your skin for the best glow this summer.
Drink plenty of water to aid in a healthy looking complexion! Drinking water is essential for optimal function of the body; it helps detoxify the system, moves nutrients throughout, and much more. When there is a lack of hydration, skin will appear dry and feel tight. If you do not like the taste of plain water, add a slice of lemon or fresh mint for light flavouring and remember, other beverages you consume count as well towards your daily water intake.
- EXFOLIATE & CLEANSE
Exfoliate and cleanse skin regularly to allow new layers of skin to surface and help your complexion glow. Gently exfoliating once to twice a week, removes the top layer of dead skin cells and cleansing daily, ensures the removal of any excess oil, impurities, and makeup. The aloe packed and sulfate-free Bloom Foaming Cleanser will double as a light micro-exfoliant when used with the Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths.
Moisturize your skin and guard against moisture loss. Most moisturizers contain unnecessary fillers, synthetics, and preservatives, but Pelle Beauty’s facial oils (also known as serums) and balms do not. The facial oils and balms are 100% pure moisture for your skin and since they are highly concentrated, only a small amount is needed for each application. And do not forget to moisturize your lips the natural way! Their new Vegan Lip Balm is long-lasting, smooth, rich in raw cocoa butter, and most importantly made without synthetics.
Protect your beautiful skin from harmful sunrays. Too much sun exposure leads to skin damage, premature aging, and increases the risk of skin cancer. It is important to protect your skin with a sunscreen with at least SPF 15, ideally SPF 30. To ensure your sunscreen is from a cruelty-free brand, the lovely Sunny from Vegan Beauty Review has compiled a list of her favourite cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens. If you do overexpose your skin to the sun, the Luxe Beauty Balm works wonders to soothe skin and is one of my favourite Pelle Beauty skin care products.
5. ENJOY & RELAX
Reduce stress for overall improved health and appearance of your complexion. Stress is inevitable in today’s society and too much of it can have a negative impact on our skin. When we are stressed, cortisol is released into the bloodstream and causes inflammation. Collagen is then broken down by the inflammation which can lead to dryness and fine lines.
Being outside has a grounding and calming effect, so make it a priority to enjoy the beautiful, warm, sunny weather by spending it outdoors as much as possible. After a day outside, relax by using the Zen Aroma Oil for a little aromatherapy before bed or whenever you feel stressed. Massage the oil onto your pulse points, back of the neck, inside wrists or temples with the easy to use roll-on applicator, breathe in the tranquil scent and relax.
Great things are happening here at Pelle Beauty. One of them is our newest product called
Blemish Serum. Our Blemish Serum was designed to be applied specifically to your blemishes - at the first signs. It's concentrated, so a little goes a very long way.
This serum is a lovely combination of powerful essential oils that discourage bacteria growth and blemishes. When used at the first signs of tenderness and visibility, their appearance will be diminished. Your skin will look and feel healthy.
Who is it for? All ages. There are many reasons why we get blemishes. It can be anything from the change of seasons or hormones. A lot of women going through Menopause are often taken aback when they see a few blemishes. It happens. It's a part of life.
This blemish serum can be used 2-3 times a day. We recommend using it as the last step of your skincare routine and don't apply it to your entire face like you would your regular facial oil blend or moisturizer. Apply it directly to your blemishes. This serum is great for all skin types, except sensitive. Full size is 5 ml and we also offer a 1 ml Trial size.
We recently gave our lip balms a makeover, both inside and out! As always our lip balms are vegan. That goes without saying. However we can honestly say that if you enjoyed our original lip balms, these ones will not disappoint! Pure luxury for your lips & great for the whole family.
Traditional lip balms in the marketplace contain wax as the first ingredient, are scented with synthetic fragrances and are often sweetened with artificial flavors – all of which can be irritating. You won’t find any synthetic or petroleum based ingredients in our lip balms.
They’re rich in raw cocoa butter, Vitamin E & Tuberose floral wax to provide your lips with a delicate & luxurious layer of protection. Their natural look & heavenly scent is from all of the high quality ingredients. We make each batch of our lip balms carefully; they're hand mixed and poured.
The new label is now simple and elegant. With lip products, we prefer the traditional tube as it provides convenience, ease of use, and most importantly, it's a sanitary way to apply your lip balm (especially when you are on the go and can't wash your hands).
We are very excited for you to try them as they are one of the best lip balms you'll ever use.
I have a soft spot for perfumes. I believe they are an extension of our personality. They can lift your mood and provide a sense of joy. Applying perfume is a beautiful way to finish getting ready for the day. A ritual.
A lot of perfumes on the market are made from synthetic ingredients. Some fragrances are a hybrid of natural ingredients and synthetics, but it is rare to find a natural perfume. If your perfume smells like ocean breeze or buttercream icing, it's not a natural perfume. It just isn't. Natural perfumery ingredients don't smell like that. Once you go on the journey to incorporating more green beauty products into your routine, you won't want to go back to a traditional fragrance.
A natural perfume is more graceful than a modern fragrance. When you apply a natural perfume, the scent will gently warm up from the heat of your skin. It will compliment and enhance your body's natural scent. Simple elegance. Anyone giving you a hug will be able to enjoy your perfume. Your scarf or blouse might smell faintly of your scent. Your perfume will gently follow you unlike it's chemical counterpart loudly announcing your arrival before you enter a room.
Our artisanal perfumes were a very long time in the making. They are personally hand blended in very small batches by me. They're derived from nature and only contain precious essential oils, extracts, resins & absolutes. Each luxurious perfume is blended in a base of cold-pressed organic golden jojoba oil. They are natural and free from synthetics. They are also vegan & cruelty-free. Old world elegance for everyday living.
Huile De Parfum No. 1 is unapologetically feminine. Neroli is the heart of this gorgeous perfume. Notes of Jasmine & Ylang ylang, along with a special proprietary blend of essential oils, extracts & absolutes round out the scent making it a delight for the senses. A sparkling, sweet floral perfume oil.
Huile De Parfum No. 2 The complexity & full-bodied scent of rose & jasmine come together. They're taken to a richer level with the spicy depth black pepper has to offer and are added to a proprietary blend of essential oils, extracts & absolutes. I had originally created this perfume for myself and as a bespoke perfume for private clients, but I just couldn't hold this one back. It has to be shared. A sultry floral. Warmth and light.
I'm excited about the launch of these two perfume oils. I love using old world methods to create these beautiful aromatic gems.
Dry Skin Savior
Luxe Beauty Balm became a best seller right away when it was launched. Recently it's been gaining more attention and we're delighted!
It took us a while to formulate this truly unique & beautiful balm for a few reasons. The most important reason is that we wanted it to do more for your complexion than what the conventional balms found in the marketplace offer; only sitting on your skin as a thick coating. We created for you the most magnificent, supercharged vegan balm available. Luxe Beauty Balm does not disappoint. It's a true workhorse of a product.
What makes this balm so lovely are the ingredients. It has a dreamy soft texture and is formulated with Tuberose, Rose & Jasmine floral waxes to provide a delicate & luxurious layer of protection to aid in both soothing your skin & maintaining its natural moisture. A whole plant blend of Broccoli seed, Raspberry seed & Avocado oils are packed with complexion boosting components, nourishing the skin with vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. This jar is jam-packed with the best ingredients any skincare product can offer for severely dry skin, regardless if your skin is dry in patches or all over.
A little goes a very long way and it melts instantly when massaged into skin. Luxe Beauty Balm can be used on it's own and it can also be seamlessly incorporated into your existing beauty regime. It will boost your facial oil blends & add an extra layer of comfort. It can also be applied as a spot treatment onto drier areas of the face that require more protection, such as lips & under eyes or on top of cheeks. It's the perfect product to use after beauty treatments such as deep-exfoliation & clay masks. This is an item you will always want to have on hand.
Our Stellar Multitasking Facial Oil is very lightweight in texture, allowing it to be used in many different ways. It's a staple item in many beauty aficionados beauty kit & we think Trisha over at Stuff I Love Blog captured this beautifully.