30+ Beauty Crash Course for Skin

28 is a big year when it comes to skin.  It is at this age that we stop producing our own natural collagen, a significant protein that reduces wrinkles.  By about age 30 it is not uncommon for the mirror to stare back with ever-so-slight changes. This is often when people schedule their first “anti-aging” consultation. The good news is that science has come a long way since our mother’s days of Oil of Olay.  The advances in skin care have given us many topical applications:  Stem cell growth factors which cause a proliferation of new healthy cells, retinols which stimulate the production of collagen and cause an…

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 …

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…