Vitamin C Cream

Laurie Lombardi’s Healthy Skincare Tips

Are you taking the right steps to care for your skin? A good skincare regimen with a healthy lifestyle is the best way to slow the signs of aging. The skin is the body’s largest organ, why not make sure you are taking good care of it?

The Truth About Skincare Products

There are growing concerns about preservatives in health, skincare, and cosmetics.
 
Parabens, synthetic preservatives found in most skincare products, may exert serious adverse health effects including hormone disruption, organ system toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and infertility. What worries public health advocates is that while individual products may contain limited amounts of Parabens within safe limits set by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cumulative exposure to the chemicals from several different products could be overloading our bodies and contributing to a wide range of health problems.

The problem with standard skincare is the FDA doesn’t need to approve what ingredients are added to personal care products. If a company says an ingredient is safe, that’s basically deemed good enough. That’s why I use all-natural essential oils and ingredients in my skincare products.

Lock in Moisture: Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

There are quite a few humectants and Hyaluronic Acid is one of them, which is why we use it in our Eye Care Cream. The reason we like to “add” humectants to our moisturizing creams is due to its ability to attract water like a magnet.

Hyaluronic Acid is one such ingredient; that locks moisture onto the surface of the skin, keeping it healthy and moist. This ingredient can hold anywhere between 600 and 1000 times its own weight in water, perfect for dry or dehydrated skin. We only use Pure Pharmaceutical Grade Hyaluronic Acid in our products.

Hyaluronic Acid

Everyday Skin Health

Because of its greasy nature, oil is the black sheep of the beauty world. But just as there are good oils for your skin the right natural oils can keep your skin moisturized, smooth, and glowing. It can even fight breakouts- without any slimy residue.

A more modern approach to skincare is to use oil to our advantage: fight oil with oil. The right combination plant, botanical & essential oils have become increasingly popular in the past decade because they provide a natural way to take care of your skin. It’s a total myth that you cannot use oil-based products to treat oily skin. In fact, oil dissolves oil and can be quite effective in treating oily skin.

Here’s another fact, they also have hydrating properties that make them appropriate for dry and sensitive skin, too!

Argan Oil

Some oils are heavier than others such as olive oil, Argan Oil when blended with the right combination of other oils, can work well. Tip: never use essential oils directly on your skin, they can be too concentrated and wind up irritating the skin.

Here’s why we use this amazing and nourishing oil in our BoTAM Moisturizer.

A lot of brands that advertise using Argan Oil (Moroccan Oil) are filled with silicone, artificial preservatives, dyes, fragrance and contain little actual Argan Oil. Argan Oil is produced from the nut of the Argan tree which only grows in Southwestern Morocco.

Argan Tree

Pure Argan Oil is an unprocessed oil and the nuts are hand-cracked between two stones, a technique they have used for centuries. Instead of being put through a machine, the raw kernels are hand-extracted from the hard shell, hand kneaded and then cold-pressed into the oil.

Argan Oil is chock full of Essential Fatty Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamins, (especially Vitamin A & E) and minerals that promote your overall health by moisturizing, softening as well as protecting your skin from sun damage free of harmful toxins and parabens.

Making Skincare the Old Apothecary Way

Message in a Bottle! L- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is not only necessary for collagen production and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin. For example, when atoms are taken away from molecules in the skin, it causes damage to our skin’s DNA that can speed along skin aging.

We use 20% pure Ascorbic Acid in our Vitamin C Cream. When added to your daily skincare routine Vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening-out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!

Look for more skincare tips next time.

 

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Laurie Lombardi’s Tips for Health and Wellness

Maintaining health and wellness is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Here are a few tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Skincare

There is something about the smell of citrus fruit that is so refreshing. Tangerines like Grapefruit Essential Oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and an antioxidant. All of these great benefits naturally! BoTAM is an emulsion if anti-oxidants- rich Cold- Pressed USDA Grade Plant Oils and Essential Oils. It’s a wonderful light Daytime Cream and for those with oily skin, this is fine to use at night.

We use this refreshing Tangerine Essential Oil in our BoTAM Day Time Moisturizer. The Organic Tangerine is extracted from the peels through mechanical expression. Tangerine is a natural astringent, it has antiseptic properties, it helps kill off germs in the skin and as a result, brightens the complexion. It smells wonderful and clean too!

Oatmeal & Lecithin Scrub. Gentle Exfoliation is very important to keep the skin youthful and dewy. Sloughing dead skin cells off daily is key when it comes to skin cell turn over and cleaning the pores. Be sure not to use anything too harsh which can irritate skin and upset the PH balance.

BoTAM
We use this refreshing Tangerine Essential Oil in our BoTAM Day Time Moisturizer

 

Digestive Health

 

Dr. Eric usually prescribes the supplement Magnesium to his patients. Magnesium is an essential mineral, it’s estimated that one-third of the population has a deficiency. There are many foods that contain Mg, but due to depleted soil nutrition and poor absorption, magnesium levels could still be low.

There are many types of mg, but Eric usually suggest either Mg Citrate or Mg Malate and he definitely has strong opinions on which Companies are superior in their absorption and how they’re made.

He recommends mg before bed, usually 2 capsules, but this will depend on the patient’s needs.

Mg Malate is a highly bioavailable mg chelate, which supports the metabolism and utilization of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats for energy. You also get the benefits of Malic Acid which can help with muscle fatigue, leg cramps, it plays a vital role in supporting overall muscle performance.

It’s very important to be sure you’re choosing a good form of mg. Other cheaper forms are poorly absorbed.

The other form of Mg is magnesium citrate. Mg citrate increases the water absorption in your intestines which may help induce defecation. Constipation is a common digestive problem that can affect anyone. The dosage will depend on the patient’s needs. Eric is trustworthy and has the knowledge to treat you properly.

Mg also has many other benefits, heart health, blood pressure management, bone density (since it works with calcium, K2, and D), muscle control, and blood sugar regulation.

Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral, it’s estimated that one-third of the population has a deficiency.

 

Healthy Diet

There’s no one right diet for everyone, so it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that helps us stay on track each day. A lot of our clients drink this daily to keep their protein intake in check and to curb their appetite.

DREAM PROTEIN: Creamy French Vanilla Flavor. This drink is yummy and helps with food cravings, especially mid-day.

8 OZ of clean water, one Full Scoop of Vanilla Dream Protein
Add some ice
Add one Teaspoon Manuka Honey
Blend it up and it’s really delish

We carry both the Manuka Honey and the Dream Protein at The Natural Pharmacy. Two great products.

Dream Protein
This drink is yummy and helps with food cravings, especially mid-day.

 

Activated Charcoal Uses & Benefits!

Not the Charcoal used in your Barbecue Grill!!
Barbecue Charcoal is loaded with toxins and, chemicals, and should never be consumed.

Activated Charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated Charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world. In addition, it’s used to reduce bloating & gas, lower cholesterol, & treat bile flow problems.
 
NOTE: take activated Charcoal 90 minutes to 2 hours before meals, prescription drugs, and supplements. It can interfere with the absorption of nutrients, supplements and RX drugs.

Here are some other great uses of Activated Charcoal:

Skin & Body, working with Charcoal can be messy, so be aware if you’re using loose Charcoal on your face & body. It will stain your washcloths!

If you suffer from acne, activated Charcoal will help clean your pores out, fighting acne-causing germs, sucking out impurities and reducing inflammation. Whiten Teeth, yes activated Charcoal really whitens teeth! It works by bonding to many of the organic substances (food) that stains the teeth like coffee, red wine, nicotine. It also scrounges off stains and plaque stuck on teeth.

Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body.

Stay tuned for more tips on Health and Wellness from Laurie Lombardi. 

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Look Who Loves Laurie Lombardi Skincare and Cosmetics!

Skylar Croft
Skylar Croft-Model, author, and natural beauty.

Looking good for a living doesn’t sound like the most difficult job in the world – but supermodels certainly work it as hard as possible. No matter how blessed they are in the genes department, keeping their skin looking flawless requires some work and great skincare products.

Spending time with the world’s best makeup artists, nutritionists and fashionistas mean that supermodels are experts on how to make themselves look as good as possible. Whether it’s something simple like getting enough sleep or a makeup tip to brighten your eyes, you can guarantee that there will be tricks and products every model swears by.

Skylar Croft, model, author, and natural beauty is in love with Laurie’s skincare and cosmetics line. When your stock in trade is your face, when your image is that well-known, you need to make sure you look flawless.

Here’s what Skylar had to say on her Instagram feed about Laurie’s Skincare and Cosmetics line:

For the last two weeks, I started experimenting with a new skincare brand by Laurie Lombardi @laurielombardinaturalskincare 👱🏻‍♀️ and I absolutely love it! 🌿✨Highly recommend especially for those who really read through the components of your creams! In the end of the day, skin is what protects our inside organs and, hence long-term health, from outside world ☝🏻‼Especially if you want to avoid cancer and other diseases you must be very careful with what creams/deodorants you use ‼What really impressed me about the brand is that it is:✅Organic RX Grade  ✅ GMO Free ✅ Dairy Free ✅ Gluten Free 🍀💯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I started out by using the Organic Oatmeal Lecithin Scrub. It is simple in its natural composition (oats, nuts/seeds, herbs, and other powered ingredients), yet so gentle that you can use it twice a day to really exfoliate your pores without destroying your PH balance, remove dead skin, and daily exfoliation prevents wrinkle forming 🥜🍯🍶 ⠀
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I was also using the Natural Eye Care Cream, which consisted of  caffeine, hyaluronic acid, Argireline and other amazing components that have an anti-aging and hydrating qualities 🙌🏻👶🏼🎯⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Finally, Laurie just launched the delicious Dual Natural Lip Stain & Gloss collection! You must try 💋💄🌎

Website: http://store.laurielombardi.com/shop/📲 IGM:

Skylar Croft

 

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