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Vika's Essentials - USDA Certified Organic Skin Care
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I learned something rather interesting during my recent demo presentation at Whole Foods Market. I would love to share this in case you are like the woman I spoke with at my demo, making the same mistake. I asked what she uses to wash her face and she immediately replied: "With Cetaphil". Since I was not familiar with this one I did a small "investigation" to find out what's actually in it.

As appears Cetaphil is a very common facial cleanser available everywhere. It's already a red flag for me, but nothing will give a better picture on a product safety than the ingredients which go in it.

Here are listed ingredients in Cetaphil: water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. As you see 4 of the ingredients are synthetic chemicals and 3 are different kinds of alcohol! Several are actually banned in the use of cosmetics in Europe! Apparently one paraben was not harmful enough so the company added 2 more.. Alcohol as you may know is very drying for the skin. The only reason the companies use it in beauty products is preservation. Ironically water happened to be the ONLY safe ingredient in Cetaphil..

Yes, cleansing smart is very important! We do not want to strip our skin of natural oils because the oil that is causing our face to appear shiny is the oil skin is producing to hydrate itself.

When we use cleansers with detergents or alcohols (which are great cleaning agents for household, but not for your skin) ALL oils are stripped away on the surface. The skin retaliates by overproducing oil to get back to a hydrated state. This is not what we want! If you have a cleanser that foams up like soap, throw it away. Trust me, your skin will thank you! Cleanse with high quality natural and organic plant ingredients that are combined in a proper concentration. It will do wonders for your skin! Cleansing helps the skin dissolve the buildup on the surface while controlling excess oil production to maintain a healthy glow without the shine.

Consider a cleanser that provides topical cleansing ingredients like clays and essential oils. By using gentle but effective ingredients you are ridding the skin of bacteria and dead skin cells that often create the perfect home for acne. Vika's Facial Washes are perfect for this! Make sure to choose the one that suits your personal skin type.
Start and end your day with Facial Wash !

To help your skin stay hydrated all year long after using Facial Wash follow with Floral Toner and some of Vika's light facial oil serums based on your skin type. For oily skin I recommend lightweight Balancing serum, Earthly Elixir, Argan nut or Kukui nut oils). For normal to dry - "Prodigal Sun" Serum, Anti-Wrinkle Serum, Virgin Pearls Serum or Sea Buckthorn Serum .

Applying these serums is a rich multivitamin treatment which I highly recommend for dry, combination and even oily skin. Just remember all serums are very concentrated so less is better. Always apply them on damp skin, right after Floral Toner in order to lock in moisture.

Keep your skin well hydrated and always be mindful of safe ingredients in your skincare!
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Are any of your favorite Vika's Essentials products among January Specials? Check out and save!
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Place your order before January 1 and enjoy Vika's Year End Savings up to 25% on selected products! Geranium-Propolis Cream is one of them.
https://vikasessentials.com/collections/normal-to-dry-skin/products/geranium-propolis-cream?variant=28034099909
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Catherine McMahon is one of Vika’s amazing brand ambassadors. Not just a sales person but much more than that! A health & nutritional expert who uses a holistic approach to skin care issues and understands the connection of body-mind-spirit when it comes to real beauty!
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Read the ingredient labels on your beauty products! Always.
Indulge yourself with Vika’s ultra-hydrated Moroccan Queen Facial Mask made with all organic ingredients and natural Rhassoul clay mined from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. To tone your skin, absorb impurities, gently exfoliate while minimizing pores. A fresh batch of Moroccan Mask in production today!
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As the seasons change so should our skincare routine.
The cold and harsh conditions zap us of our natural oils, leaving skin dry and stressed. Add the mental stresses of the holidays, changes in routine, eating rich festive foods, and even less sunlight exposure can leave us feeling trapped in a snow globe!
WINTER FACE CARE ROUTINE
- remove makeup with Vika’s Organic Makeup Remover.

- ditch foaming cleaners -- they're too harsh. (and yes... so is tap water). Opt for Vika’s gentle Facial Wash.

- use a gentle exfoliator a couple of times a week that doesn't contain tiny plastic beads. Always use organic such as Vika’s mild exfoliating scrub. For extra exfoliation I make a quick mix using 1/2 tsp of scrub with a little Facial Wash on the palm of my hand.

- follow with a hydrating Floral Toner that matches your skin type.

- on slightly damp skin apply a thin layer of your favorite Vika's hydrating organic serums (before you apply makeup) "Prodigal Sun", Anti-Wrinkle, or Geranium-Propolis Cream. Avoid putting coconut oil on your face, especially your nose.

- if your skin is asking for more moisture at night, nourish it with a dab of Vika’s Raw Cream on top of organic night Serums such as Vika's Virgin Pearls or Earthly Elixir. Spritz with Facial Floral Toner for a final touch and feel relaxed and pampered!
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Have you tried my newest product - Body oil yet? It was inspired by a high demand for a product with no essential oils at all. More and more people are suffering from skin allergies.. I also wanted to create an organic blend that would be safe during pregnancy, nursing and even for the babies. A simple organic skin moisturizer. My goal was to formulate a blend that is light and easily absorbed. These three ingredients immediately came to mind.. Almond oil, Apricot kernel oil and Coconut oil. Now you can indulge your body in a decadent nourishing calm!
https://vikasessentials.com/collections/sensitive-skin/products/body-oil-summer-sale-15-off
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One of our best sellers - Raw Cream is on December Specials list! Don't miss a chance to stock it up for winter and check out other products on sale! Save up to 20% by ordering online today.
https://vikasessentials.com/collections/usda-certified-organic/products/raw-cream
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Do you know that hand sanitizers are mostly made of chemicals? Many of them actually help dry out your skin! Here is a DIY recipe for a safe spray hand sanitizer. It’s easy and you can make enough bottles to carry in your purse, vehicle or a baby's bag.

Recipe:
20 drops of organic essential oils of your choice
fill bottle 1/2 190 proof grain alcohol and 1/2 organic aloe vera gel

2 oz. spray or flip top bottle
OR only Aloe if you don't want alcohol

Instructions:
Pick and choose the essential oils to meet your desired result.
Drop essential oils into bottle.
Recommended options of oils: tea tree, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus.
Then add alcohol and/or aloe vera gel.
Mix thoroughly.
Enjoy! It's THAT easy!
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