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Natural Skin Care Products vs Synthetics

There are many resources on the web about the type of skincare you should be using, and they often have conflicting opinions.  It’s hard to navigate what’s true and what’s not, and what’s actually the most beneficial and safe.  We’re breaking down the top five myths about all natural versus synthetically produced products. Myth # 1 Something made with chemicals is always bad for you. Truth:  All matter is made of chemicals – water is a chemical.  Saying something is a “chemical” does not make it dangerous. Myth #2 Something made with natural ingredients is inherently good for you. Truth …

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Searching for the Ideal Sun Protection

Clearing up some confusion regarding sun protection is high on my TO DO List since 90% of the damage to the skin is from the sun. Most new clients arrive proudly announcing that they use a product containing SPF, usually it is just a part of their foundation or finishing cream.  It is important to understand that SPF (Sun Protection Factor) only relates to the tanning ray.  It will not protect your skin from the harmful UVA rays that go deep and are the primary cause of premature aging. UVA Radiation = Age UVB Radiation = Burn UVA radiation rays range…

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The Benefits of Stem Cells in Skincare

Stem cells are a huge trend in skincare. Stem cells are often called “blank” cells because they are undifferentiated, meaning they can be duplicated and made into any type of cell. Think of stem cells as blank scrabble pieces, they can fill in where there are needed because they have the ability to turn into specialized cells. They can boost collagen, protect against sun damage, brighten and repair damaged cells. The products offered at Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care use plant stem cell extracts from oranges, lilac and grapes as ingredients in several products. All plant stem cells provide…