Adult Acne · Anti Aging · Chemical Peels · Cleansing & Toning · Daily Exfoliation · hydration · Moisturizers · Skin Renewal

Products to Always Pair Together

When browsing the MUAC/ BellEvolve website, you’ll notice that we suggest companion products to many of our items on the product pages to help you select appropriate items and take away some of the guess work. But there are some rules when it comes to making perfect matches…

Here are some to keep in mind for the future!

Pair Acids with Non Acids
This may sound super obvious, but when purchasing an acid serum or a chemical peel, we always suggest a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer to use during the time you’re under “the influence” of acids. Using too many acidic products at once will cause stress and sever redness, even burning of your skin. It’s always critical to combine soothing, gentle non-acidic products during the days you’re using chemical peels or serums. Some of our suggested products are:

Sensitive Skin? Pair a Soothing Cleanser/Toner with an Enzyme Peel
Let’s face it, some acids and retinoids are just too harsh some skin, especially super sensitive skin.Thus, pairing gentle products with enzyme based products is a very good idea. That’s because enzymes offer gentle exfoliation for skin that can’t handle acids. Our MUAC Triple Enzyme Peel is an excellent choice for sensitive skin, paired up with our  Papaya Enzyme Cleanser our soothing Cucumber Toner.

Pair Acne Products with Argan Oil (or similar moisturizers)
Often times, acne sufferers are pretty harsh to their skin as they use many strong products to treat the acne (such as our MUAC TCA Peel ). But, skin also needs to be soothed and moisturized especially during acne treatments so that it doesn’t actually product MORE oil/ more breakouts. Skin can actually undergo an overdose of harsh acids and go haywire, which causes even MORE breakouts. Thus, we always suggest an oil free non-comodogenic moisturizer such as Argan Oil, coconut oil, or our MUAC Green Tea-Pomegranate Moisturizer (which is oil free) to sooth skin and protect it.

We hope you enjoyed these suggestions and learning about why certain products are fabulous companions.  If you have any questions or concerns about ANY of our products, or just need a skincare regimen, you can always write to us directly at info@makeupartistschoice.com
Adult Acne · Blackheads · Cleansing & Toning · Daily Exfoliation · New Product Launch · Pores · Skin Renewal · Sun Damaged Skin · Uncategorized · Uneven skin tones

Why You Should Add Some Charcoal to Your Skincare

Simply put, activated charcoal acts as a mega sponge for impurities and toxins including bacteria… chemicals… dirt… and poisons. It leaves your skin detoxed and refreshed.

In fact, activated charcoal powder can hold 1,000 times it’s weight in toxins. It’s no wonder charcoal has made its way into skincare products, especially masks.

All skin types can benefit from charcoal for a good detox, particularly those with oily skin to really absorb and detox all that extra oil and sebum. Normal skin types can certainly benefit as well, but shouldn’t overuse.

Here are two of our charcoal products in our MUAC line that you won’t want to miss:

Provide Your Skin with A Good Detoxing
Our MUAC Glow Mask is just the product to detox and decongest your pores. Great for ANY SKIN TYPE. The thermal charcoal formula within this mask activates with water to create a warming sensation, while helping to melt away debris.

5 Stars
The Best Face Mask for My Very Sensitive Skin
The mask effectively does what it is designed for: it unclogs the pores, without irritating the skin. I could see my face looking healthier and “glow” right from the first application of the mask. I also love the warming sensation of the activated thermal charcoal on my face. Thank you dear MUAC team for this very good product – Anissa from Mauritius
Keep Oil and Sebum at Bay
Our MUAC Blemish Busters Cleanser uses activated charcoal, along with Tea Tree oil and other fabulous ingredients, to absorb excess oil and sebum. Use it two – three times a week rotating with a gentle cleanser to maintain your skin’s natural hydration. You won’t want to over dry your skin even if it’s “oily”, as too much drying can produce more oil. A great cleanser to use in between our Blemish Busters is our Wild Oat and Honey Cleanser.  Those with oily and acneac skin should absolutely order their sample bottle asap if they haven’t tried it already.
5 Stars
WOW!!
I am an African-American woman with a chocolate brown complexion and combination skin. I have to say that I am so thankful that I found this website. I have been using the blemish buster cleanser and toner for the past few weeks and I have to say that my breakouts have been kept at a minimum especially in my t-zone area. This product leaves my skin feeling clean without feeling too dry. I will definitely be continuing to use this product. – Megan W from Washington DC
Adult Acne · Anti Aging · Body · Chemical Peels · Cleansing & Toning · hydration · Moisturizers · Pores · Uncategorized · Wrinkles

Stop Over-Dosing and Start Balancing

Opposites attract for a reason… to achieve that ying and yang of harmony between two forces. Skincare requires the same approach for optimal skin health and appearance.

Yet, it’s easy to over-treat skin within the same families of products… and that’s when balance is lost and problems occur.

For instance, with dry skin you might use multiple moisturizing products all in the same day. You believe it’s helping you fight dry skin. But instead of achieving healthy moisture, you overdosed on hydrating products… and possibly clogged your pores. Where did you go wrong? Not balancing your regime.

OR… say you’re combating oily skin. You attempt to dry it up with acid cleansers, toners and creams. You may even throw in a chemical peel to finish the job. But your end result shows very irritated skin with breakouts and dry patches all at the same time. How does that happen? By overdosing and not balancing.

So we’ve simplified balancing skincare with two rules:

Rule #1 — Balance Acids with Non Acids

Any harsh acids or retinoids should always include nourishing, non-acid partners. A gentle cleanse such as our Green Tea/Pomegranate Cleanser, along with a nourishing non-acid toner, and THEN balancing with the stronger acid product, ensures you’re not over treating.

OR… if you’re using an acid cleanser, such as our Mandelic Acid cleanser and toner, be wary of applying an acid serum on top of those products or adding a retinoid cream. Instead, balance by using an acid and retinoid-free, nourishing moisturizer. Our Green Tea and Pomegranate Moisturizer, or one that’s aloe based, are great options.

Rule #2 — Never Overdose!

Don’t apply an acid toner, followed by a retinoid cream, and then a chemical peel later in the same day. Yikes! Practice moderation with acid products. Try one at a time, and don’t attack your skin with multiple acids. Your skin will fight you back, and you will not like what you see.

The same goes for moisturizing products. Balance heavy moisture cleansers and moisture creams with a balancing toner that’s oil free. OR, a moisturizing toner with an oil free moisturizer. If you need to add deeper moisture, you can do so product by product. Just do it slowly to avoid skin congestion.

Conclusion

Learning how to balance products can take a little patience. If you practice the two rules above, you’ll be on the right path to achieving your best skin yet. Never hesitate to ask us for help if you’re not sure which products to match up. We are always happy to assist you.

Anti Aging · Cleansing & Toning · hydration · Moisturizers · Pores

Rosewater Hydrosol Mist

Rosewater Hydrosol
98% organic content
6 oz Mister Bottle


This is a super-hydrating facial product with the delicate scent of Roses.

Packaged in a Pink aluminum mister bottle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Six (6) ounces.
Super Hydrating. Mist throughout the day as moisture is needed.

OR

Mist Rosewater onto a cotton ball or cotton pad. Wipe entire face to balance the skin’s pH level, hydrate and freshening.

Suitable for all skin types, but especially for sensitive/reactive skin types and dry skin.
Soothes irritated skin and contains antiseptic values.


Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Rosa damascena (Rose) Distillate, Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/products/Rosewater_Hydrosol_Mist-548-123.html

 

Cleansing & Toning · New Product Launch

Green Tea/Pomegranate Cleanser & Toner

For years we offered a Green Tea cleansing bar. Unfortunately, our handcrafter… who is handicapped… can no longer make them for us.

So, we contacted our lab to create a liquid version and packed it with antioxidants and vitamins! This cleanser is great for your pre-peeling needs, and is suitable for all skin types. The toner is a “leave on” product that will give you all the benefits of these great ingredients.

Benefits:
Green Tea is a powerful topical antioxidant.
Green Tea calms sensitive/reactive skin.
Green Tea fights free radical damage…so vital to keeping skin young looking.
Green Tea promotes skin cell regeneration.
Green Tea is helpful in the treatment of psoriasis, rosacea and actinic keratosis.
Pomegranate is considered a “super fruit” loaded with antioxidants, both systemically and topically.
Pomegranate helps the skin retain moisture.
Pomegranate helps the skin maintain proper circulation.
Pomegranate brightens the skin and promotes collagen/elastin production which helps to strengthen the skin and aid in anti-aging.
Pomegranate aids in wound helping, acne, and has been known to help minimize the risk of skin cancer.

Interested in ordering?  Go to:
http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/products/Green_Tea_Pomegranate_Cleanser_Toner-524-113.html