Monday, August 16, 2010

Acid Wash

By Laura Medina

Arcona Raspberry Resurfacing Peel

Your pores must be suffocating from the sweat and the grime of August’s Dog Days of Summer.

These holistic scrubs, toner, and facial wash are as natural as they are efficiently high tech.
Age-old remedies revamped in new age formulations versatile for multi-use.
The pioneer of holistic skincare or actually reintroducing ancient skincare knowledge then reformulating it for the fast-paced but more stressed-out twenty-century and the twenty-first century is Arcona by chemist, Arcona Devin.

She started this line twenty-one years ago in the Valley of Los Angeles, over the hill. Even though she passed away six years ago, her all-natural philosophy revolutionized the skincare and the cosmetic industry through endorsing antioxidant, vitamins, amino acids, and enzyme foundation, improving and repairing skin problems without the use of artificial chemicals. Ironically, these fruit-based toners, scrubs, and washes are just as industrial-strength as their manufactured counterparts.

Knowing folks back then weren’t convinced that organic ingredients aren’t as efficient and effective as industrial chemicals, Arcona made them “active-oriented result.” Proving they are not passive or slow, she used and formulated fruit acids and enzymes, demonstrating they are effective and quick but better for the skin. No drying alcohol or synthetic chemicals which she saw ruined complexions, not making them better, worsening existing blemishes, or other complexion problems.

Her whole philosophy was not using moisturizers but using natural ingredients that turn over skin cells faster. Moisturizers weigh down the skin but serums that the skin automatically drink in to nourish the cells. This is where fruit enzymes and plant lipids come in.

As women-and men mature, they tend to use increasingly heavy moisturizers, choking the skin. Most aren’t aware of using active-oriented ingredients to renew and strengthen the cells. After years of slathering on heavy moisturizers, they weigh down the skin, blocking the pores, blocking the penetration of vitamins and essential oils to feed the cells.
Since the average moisturizer chokes the pores, the skin isn’t feed or breathing, the pores get clogged with gunk, oxidizing into blackheads or pimples and they get larger. If the dead skin cells build up, a dry, ashy, and bumpy complexion appears.

Her Raspberry Resurfacing Peel resurfaces, hydrate, and oxygenate the skin for better circulation and repair sun damage and irregular pigmentation while smoothing fine lines and tightening pores.

Arcona Cranberry Gommage

The Cranberry Gommage or Scrub decongests the pores with cranberry and raspberry enzymes while the cranberry kills the bacteria and fortifies the skin with antioxidants.

Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads

The raspberry enzymes further dissolve pores and residual grime.

Arcona Magic White Ice

The Magic White Ice is a gel hydrating the skin with even more cranberry complex, clearing out the pores while imparting hyaluronic acid into the skin while killing the bacteria causing acne.

Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash

There is another acid that is strong enough to clean up the skin so effectively that most regard this as sans toner, alcohol-free, yet it is so gentle, it is meant for pregnant women, lactic acid.

Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash is an exfoliating wash; rich in powerful pore-cleansing ingredients that leaves skin clear and refined, without over-drying. If used as a mask for the five minutes, the skin is left so smooth and refined, people swear you are using toner when you're not. In other words, it's effective enough that most don't use toner.

Lactic acid is naturally found in the body. Safe enough for expecting mothers. Strong enough for stressed out, non-expected women. Simple enough for fast scrub. Sleath enough as an intense facial mask eating up the dirt and dead skin cells.

Clientele Pumpkin Facial Scrub
Clientele Pumpkin Facial Scrub brings an extra flush thanks to the cinnamon while the pumpkin acids, like most acids, eat away at the dead cells and oil.
Now, you can take care of your skin without drying it out or clogging it up.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

swallow's nest in an edible gel form is supposed be good for the skin too. it gives that clear and pasty skin that we all love.

it's mad expensive. my brother and i bought some for my mom for her birthday. it was like 400 bucks for like a 6-8 oz jar. Luckily we finally found the one of popular brand online ( and

dad said it's really popular in indonesia. that a guy has to climb a high mountain to get the nest. that's why it's so expensive.

i mean why doesn't the dude just look for the fabled korean swallow king, capture it and let it lay eggs full of gold! then, he wouldn't have to work so hard and climb them high mountains.