Skincare

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father's Day just around the corner, thinking of practical gift options to show how much you appreciate your Dad can be a challenge. Here are some practical and simple options for your Dad this Father's day to make sure he always looks his stylish best.   Skin Origin's Refresh Gel Cleanser, $78 [caption id="attachment_23440" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Refresh Gel Cleanser[/caption]   Forget soap. Skin Origin's Refresh gel doesn't strip our skin of its pH but softly and gently cleanses any impurities away. With ginger extract, the Refresh Gel can not only help keep clogs away...

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Skincare 101: Our Skin Structure

Understanding how your skin is structured can make you more aware of how to care for it. Learn about the different layers in our skin to pinpoint the root of a skin problem!   OUR SKIN STRUCTURE   Did you know our skin consists of three layers? There is the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of our skin.    The dermis is the second most outer layer of our skin, and is where important regenerative elements reside - things like collagen, elastin are all produced in our dermis! So if you're looking for results that...

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CM Beauty Insider #2: What’s in our cabin?

Curious about what products are in a salon's cabin? Here at Chez Moi, we mainly use Phyris and Skin Origin products for our in-house treatments. Let's check out some products our therapists love using in their treatments:   NICO   What's your go-to product in the cabin?   [caption id="attachment_23342" align="alignleft" width="300"] Skin Origin Cleansing Milk[/caption] My go-to product in the cabin would be the Skin Origin Cleansing Milk and Repair Mask. I love Skin Origin products as they're great for all skin types. The Cleansing Milk doesn't just cleanse well, it also provides a soothing effect...

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Caring for your Skin on a Trip

Protect Whether it's sunny, cold or if you're up in the clouds, don't forget to apply sunscreen. The sun's rays can be particularly strong when the plane is high up, so remember to apply sunscreen generously or bring a hat along - especially if you're sitting beside the windows! Bring along a facial mist for some hydration in the air as well. (But remember to blot any excess mist droplets so you don't end up dehydrating your face instead — this is because facial mists usually evaporate if applied without a...

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Blemish 101: Banish that Blemish

Nothing quite spells trouble than when you wake up with an outbreak on your face, and nothing seems to work. Try the following suggestions to control your blemishes and regain your confidence.   Find a cleanser that suits you Using high pH cleansers or harsh soaps that leave skin feeling squeaky clean may seem tempting when you're having a breakout...

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Penta Peptides – why it’s good for our skin

Have you ever heard of "Penta Peptides"? If not, get to know more about this fantastic ingredient in skin care in this post.   What are Penta Peptides? Peptides are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are used to build protein, which are essential building blocks for our skin. When these amino acids are formed in a certain chain, in this case, a chain of five, they create specific peptides. In this case, as they are formed in a chain of five, they are known as "Penta Peptides". What makes Penta Peptides so...

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Get to know: What are Cosmeceuticals?

You've probably heard of Cosmeceuticals,  but what actually are Cosmeceuticals and what do they do for our skin? The word "Cosmeceuticals" is a portmanteau of cosmetics and pharmaceutical, which also describes its effect on our skin.   Compared to regular over the counter (OTC) products, Cosmeceuticals contain active ingredients that benefit our skin and alter our skin cell function in some way. Often times, they are the most powerful you can get on the market without going to get a skin care prescription. Examples of actives include AHA, Peptides, Vitamin C, Retinol, Lash...

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Blemish 101: What causes Acne?

The causes of acne are often complex and multi-faceted. It doesn't just affect our face - it can also affect our back, neck, and chest and even buttocks. What exactly is acne? Here is a simple definition:   "Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells...

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Skin barrier: What is it and why is it so important?

Healthy skin has an acid mantle which helps protects our skin from external pollutants, irritants, bacteria and other potential contaminants. Generally, an acid mantle has a pH of around 4.5 and 5.5. A healthy acid mantle not only keeps all the bad stuff away from your skin, your skin is also able to hold moisture — leaving your skin plump instead of tight and itchy by midday. Unfortunately, our acid mantle can be damaged if not carefully managed. Leaving aside factors such as age, harsh aesthetic treatments and UV, the skin care...

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Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

It's May again, and time to show some appreciation for one of the most important women in your life! Not that you should forget to appreciate her any other time of the year ;) Check out our list of Mother's Day Gift ideas for something that will delight her on her special day.   DIY Ideas For The Crafty or Cash-Strapped: [caption id="attachment_23142" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo by Vladimir Proskurovskiy on Unsplash[/caption] Give your mother a memory to keep by giving her a scrapbook of all the memories you've made with her throughout the years....

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