Why Vitamin C is Essential for Healthy Skin

Vitamin C serum is beneficial for every skin type, regardless of age or skin condition. While it’s one of the most critical vitamins for healthy skin, our bodies unfortunately do not produce it or store it, so adding it to our beauty routine is the only way to boost our intake. From boosting collagen to protecting our skin, it has a long list of benefits that make it an essential product for everyday use.

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1.     Eliminates Wrinkles. Collagen production declines with age – this is one of the reasons why wrinkles and fine lines appear. As production declines in the mid layers of the skin, tearing and scars form and begin to appear on the surface. Keeping collagen production up ensures that the skin stays firm and is able to repair any existing damage that occurred. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and in turn elastin production, which are essential proteins needed to generate new skin. The result: Firm, hydrated and healthy looking skin.

2.     Brightens Dark Spots. Exposure to free radicals can also cause signs of aging, including dark spots and wrinkles. Antioxidants from a good source help to protect the skin from free radicals and repair any damage that occurred. Because Vitamin C is also a natural bleaching agent, it aids in brightening the skin, including any dark spots and dark circles that form around the eyes. The result: A bright and healthy skin tone.

 

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3.     Repairs Redness and Irritation. Vitamin C is used to treat red and inflamed skin, caused by sun damage, or conditions like Psoriasis and Eczema. As a natural skin-strengthening agent, it boosts the immune system so that the skin acts as a barrier, attacking damaged cells as they repair and grow again. The result: Reduced redness and quick healing of any damage that already occurred.

4.     Treats Acne and Diminishes Scars. Vitamin C boosts the immune system in order to help fight bacteria growing in the pores, and prevents it from destroying healthy skin.  While the antioxidants and extra collagen production works to quickly and effectively heal any scars caused from acne. The result: A clear and healthy complexion.

 

While Vitamin C alone is a wonderful addition to any skin care routine, boosting it with antioxidants, Vitamin E and other essential nutrients increases its effectiveness and makes it do wonders for your skin.

Our VIT-C serum is boosted with organic cranberry, red raspberry and blueberry extracts for their nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Vitamin E is also added to block free radicals and lighten dark patches in order to treat discoloration. Another great additive to our VIT-C is Neem oil, which has been used for centuries to cure acne. Its high fatty acids content helps rid the skin of bacteria causing acne and prevent scars from forming. 

Have you tried our Clearly VIT-C yet? Tell us the amazing things it did for your skin!

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Monthly Giveaway

Time to announce the winner of our Monthly Giveaway.
And the lucky winner is Tiffany from Vancouver, Canada.

She has won Clearly BUGS - which is all natural and very pleasantly smelling bug repellent. That's a perfect pick, as summer is not far off, and we all want to spend more time out in the nature without worrying about Insects.

What would you choose from Isabella's Clearly product selection?
You can test good luck by submitting an entry by clicking to the link here.

Isabella's Clearly BUGS

Congratulations to the winner in our Monthly Giveaway!

Isabella's Clearly SOFT Sensitive

March has come to an end what means - It's time to announce our Monthly Giveaway results! The winner - gorgeous Lan N. has won Isabella's Clearly SOFT Sensitive product - Face&Body moisturizing oil for Sensitive skin.

If you want to have a chance to win any of our products, let us know by submitting an entry here. And if you have already tried our products, we would love it, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

Good luck!

Isabella's Clearly Team

 

Happy International Women's Day!

Women's Day Giveaway

Happy International Women's Day!

With that said we want to announce Giveaway, where you can win one of the following products:
- Clearly GLOW
- Clearly LIFT
- Clearly NAIL
- Clearly VEIN

If you want to win the prize - LIKE Isabella's Clearly page on Facebook, SHARE this post and write in the comments which of our products would you like to win and why.

Good luck!

With Love,

Isabella's Clearly Team

February Giveaway!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Monthly Giveaway!
And a special congratulation to Evgeniya Romanova, the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly SOFT in our Monthly Giveaway!

The winner was chosen by random selection.

You can enter future contests by submitting an entry at http://eepurl.com/ceC9Yr and if you have already tried our products, we would love it, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

How to use Clearly LONG

Natural beauty products have different effect on different people and it is normal!
Incorporating them, especially oils, in your daily beauty routine is an interesting process, that sometimes requires time as well as trial and error.

Despite that there are directions written on the label of the product, customers usually make some adjustments in the way they use Clearly LONG or any other product.

I often get questions about how to use certain products, and today I wanted to share one customer’s review on Clearly LONG, that I find helpful. 

You can find the review by clicking on the link.

Congratulations to the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly Monthly Giveaway!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Monthly Giveaway!

And a special congratulation to Laura, the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly GAIN+ in our Monthly Giveaway.

The winner of our Monthly Giveaway was chosen by random selection as always.

If you want to enter future contests, submit an entry at http://eepurl.com/ceC9Yr and if you have already tried our products, we would love it, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

Congratulations to the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly Monthly Giveaway!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Monthly Giveaway!

And a special congratulation to Katrina Rimmer, the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly GAIN in our giveaway.

The winner was chosen by random selection.

You can enter future contests by submitting an entry at http://eepurl.com/ceC9Yr and if you have already tried our products, we would love it, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

Congratulations to the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly Monthly Giveaway!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Monthly Giveaway!

Special congratulation to Darja D., the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly LONG in our Monthly Giveaway.

The winner of our Monthly Giveaway was chosen by random selection.
You can enter future contests by submitting an entry at http://eepurl.com/ceC9Yr and if you have already tried our products, we would love it, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

8 Benefits of Rosewater

Today’s blogpost will be dedicated to Rosewater – undoubtedly beauty magic weapon as it is extraordinarily versatile and can be used in so many different beneficial ways in your daily beauty routine!
Rosewater has been used by women for thousands of years, starting from Ancient times. Cleopatra used the natural product in her skincare regime. Also, it was and is widely used in India today.

Here are 8 Benefits of Rosewater:

  • Rosewater is helpful in maintaining the skin’s pH balance and sebum production.
  • Rose water helps hydrate, revitalize and moisturize the skin.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Rosewater helps to reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema. It is a great cleanser and aids unclogging pores from dirt and oils.
  • Rosewater has antibacterial properties – it can be used to treat acne and acne prone skin.
  • Rosewater is a great skin toner that tightens capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
  • Rosewater can be used in aromatherapy as its delicate scent can enhance your mood, get rid of anxiety, promoting emotional well-being. Also by spraying some Rosewater you will have better, calmer and deeper sleep.
  • Rosewater is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens skin cells and regenerates skin tissues.
  • Its anti-aging properties reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Why you should start using oils in your daily beauty routine

Essential oils

Are you still doubting whether you should use oils in you daily beauty routine?
Here are some facts, that may help you make this decision.

  • Oils are completely natural.
    They have no chemicals or toxins, that usual beauty products contain. I highly suggest you to read this article about some dangerous components in mass market beauty products.
  • Effective remedy proven with time.
    Oils had been used by people for thousands of years for different health and beauty properties. It’s not without the reason we still continue using them, right?
  • Oils are rich in essential fatty acids that are necessary to keep your skin & hair healthy.
  • Prevention of skin and hair degydration.
    Our cell membrane consists of lipid chains. A healthy lipid barrier prevents dehydration by helping skin retain moisture. As we age, the production of oils in our bodies decreases and the regeneration of cells slows down as well. So we should help our bodyregenerate by adding oils into our daily beauty routine.
  • Oils do not clogg your pores, in comparison, for example, to waxes, that is the base for most of skin and hair care products.
  • Oils help deliver essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals directly into cells.
    For oils it is easier to penetrate through the cell membrane, because they have the same structure.
  • Oils have anti-anflammatory properties.
    By balancing out the production of excess skin sebum oils help get rid of inflammation, acne and more serious conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

Not sure yet? ;)

TOP 7 Essential Oils for better mood

During the fall not only our skin and hair suffer from climate changes, but we may also experience lower levels of energy, bad mood and sometimes even depression.
There are a lot of natural ways to boost the mood and help live through tough times. Essential oils and aromatherapy are effective natural remedies, that have been used for thousands of years to heal our bodies.

How Essential Oils work?

When you smell an Essential Oil, receptors in the nose react to aroma molecules and send signals to the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system rules your emotions, which is why smelling certain scents can trigger positive emotions including a sense of peace, joy, contentment or excitement.
Besides triggering emotions, the limbic system is connected to certain parts [HJA1] of our brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. This way smelling Essential oils with certain properties will affect your body on both physiological and psychological levels.

How to use Essential oils?

  • Diffuse oils using special diffuser in your room.
  • Rub topically a few drops of essential oils behind your ears, on the back of the neck, stomach and bottoms of the feet. Here I highly recommend to test how your body reacts to certain Essential oil on small part of skin (usually on wrist), before main application.
  • Dilute Essential oils with a carrier oil and use the mixture as body moisturizer or therapeutic massage oil.

Here are some Essential oils that will help you feel better:

  • Lavender helps alleviate anxiety and depression.
  • Jasmine essential oil has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind and actively fights depression. It is also an aphrodisiac that makes you feel in love, enhances your libido and feelings of sexual desire. Jasmine Essential oil induces long, restful, and undisturbed sleep. It has sedative properties meaning it calms down the body, mind and soul.
  • Mandarin oil is a common sedative, that helps relax and calm nervous afflictions and disturbances, removes stress and anxiety. It can even calm attacks of epilepsy, hysteria and convulsions.
  • Petitgrain essential Oil helps overcome depression, anxiety, stress, anger, and fear. It uplifts the mood and induces positive thinking.
  • Rue essential oil also acts as a sedative for the nerves and calms down nervous disturbances and afflictions, convulsions, and nervous hyper-activity.

Other mood increasing Essential oils:

  • Geranium
  • Neroli
  • Rose
  • Cassia
  • Myrrh
  • Bergamot
  • Ylang Ylang

Essential oils such as Jasmine, Mandarin, Rue, Geranium, Petitgrain, Rose, Cassia, Neroli and Myrrh are included in Clearly MOOD - body oil, that I use in the days, when I feel more stressed out.

I like to apply MOOD after I take relaxing warm bath before going to sleep, or as a body moisturizer after shower when I am at the wellness club.

Must-have product for nails & cuticle

Since the weather is getting colder every day, skin on my hands suffers a lot, but the worst condition has been the skin around my fingernails and cuticles. It is very dry, cracked, irritated, and I also have a hangnail on my cuticle! Without a doubt the reason of my struggle is the strong winds, humid cold air and of course lower temperatures.

In my battle with dry skin I use all sort of different natural hand creams, lotions, masks and treatments. Also I make sure to consume a lot of food rich in healthy fats, like avocados, nuts and seeds.

But there is one particular product, I cannot live without, it is Clearly NAIL.

Every morning I make 100% sure, that I have put a bottle of this magical remedy in my bag, so I can use it whenever I need it throughout the day, while running errands around the city.

Clearly NAIL contains a wide array of natural oils with moisturizing, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties to heal my poor nails and cuticles. Some of the ingredients like Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Olive oil provide a full spectrum of nutrients that moisturize the skin and soften the cuticles. Tea Tree, Tansy and Lavender essential oils are natural anti-inflammatory agents that give relief from inflammation and calm my irritated skin. There is also a Peppermint essential oil that is known for increasing the circulation.

Not only this product has an amazing and effective formula, but it is easy to use and carry around. I really love that the bottle is only 0.3 Oz and fits perfectly even into small handbags.

It smells great, works well and 100% natural, so what more can I ask for?

What is your favorite hand care product? 

TOP 5 essential oils for hair growth

Usually during the Autumn, we lack energy and some nutrients because the transition between seasons is not easy on our body. We can experience bad moods and low energy levels, sometimes breakouts may appear on our skin and hair loss can also be a symptom. However, there is always a way to help your body function at the highest level possible during this complicated period.

The right natural remedies will take care of your hair and scalp needs, balance and nutrients. They will also help you look great. And if you look great, you will also feel great.

TOP 5 Essential Oils for Hair growth

So here are TOP 5 essential oils for thicker hair and healthier scalp.

  1. Rosemary Essential Oil
    Rosemary is one of the most commonly used oils for accelerating hair growth. Rosemary increases cellular metabolism that stimulates hair growth and thickens the hair. Full of antioxidants, Rosemary essential oil help prevent hair loss and contribute to faster hair growth. It is a strong antimicrobial remedy with anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help prevent and treat dandruff, flaky scalp and other infections on the scalp that lead to hair fall. Rosemary essential oil balances sebum secretion on the excessively oily scalp as well as cleaning up the skin, promoting a healthy scalp that fosters the formation of new hairs.
  2. Cedar wood Essential Oil
    Cedar wood essential oil as well as Rosemary stimulates the hair follicles by increasing blood flow to the scalp.  It helps fix thinning hair problem and various types of alopecia. Cedar wood oil, used for treating dandruff, is an efficient tonic for overall hair health. It has a great reputation for preventing hair loss and promoting the growth of new hair. Cedar wood essential oil protects the scalp from fungal infections, that cause hair to fall out.
  3. Clary Sage Essential Oil
    Clary Sage essential oil has some similar properties as Rosemary and Cedar wood essential oils due its ability to increase cellular metabolism & balance scalp oils. Clary sage provides hormone balancing, relaxing qualities. It works well for promoting hair growth, eliminating dandruff and limiting oil buildup, that clogs hair follicles, by reducing sebum production. It is medically beneficial due to its richness in nutrients such as vitamins B, A and C and the minerals Potassium and Calcium.
  4. Lavender Essential Oil
    Lavender essential oil is an excellent source of nutriment for our hair and scalp.  Its healing properties keep the scalp clean and free from irritations, such as dandruff and itchiness. Using Lavender essential on your scalp and hair may also become be a therapeutic process, that helps to relieve some of the psychological stress and helps to prevent hair loss related to your sensitive mental condition.  As all previously mentioned essential oils it increases blood circulation, providing more oxygen to the cells, as a result causing hair grow faster.
  5. Cypress Essential Oil
    Cypress is often a part of the content in many hair treatment products, because of its property to increase circulation and capillary strength. As well as many other above mentioned essential oils it balances sebum secretion of the scalp.
  6. Peppermint Essential Oil
    As a little bonus we decided to add Peppermint Essential Oil to this list. You can read a very well-written and informative article on the benefits of Peppermint Essential oil for hair here. On this website you will find many other good articles about natural ways to prevent hair loss, so go check it out.

Here are some ways how to use essential oils on your scalp:

  • Mix a few drops of essential oil with a carrier oil like Jojoba or Grape seed oil. Then massage the mixture into your scalp and hair. Leave for 10-15 minutes as a pre-wash mask or overnight. Wash your hair. Dry and style as usual.
  • Another convenient way to use essential oils for hair fall problem is along with your regular shampoo. You can add 1 drop of any preferred essential oil to 4 ounce of shampoo. If you want to get maximum benefit you can add 1 drop of all essential oils to your shampoo, but do not forget to increase the amount of shampoo as well! You will achieve even better results if you switch from usual drugstore shampoo to the one, that doesn’t contain SLS, Parabens and Silicones.

Summary

As you have already noticed, to have healthy and thicker hair it is essential that circulation in the tissues, sebum secretion in the scalp tissues and hormones are in order. Other than that being calm and relaxed, you will also enjoy gorgeous and healthy hair and scalp.

Those Isabella's Clearly contain following oils:

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly Monthly Giveaway!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Monthly Giveaway!

And a special congratulation to Cherita C., the winner of the Isabella’s Clearly FREE in our Monthly Giveaway.

The winner of our Monthly Giveaway was chosen by random selection.

You can enter future contests by submitting an entry at http://eepurl.com/ceC9Yr. And if you have already tried our products, we would love, if you tell us more about what you like in this survey.

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FACTS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ALMOND OIL

Sweet Almond

About 2 weeks ago I have written a blog post about benefits of Jojoba oil, and there I have mentioned that it is a part of content in a lot of our products.
Another important ingredient, that we use in 14 Isabella’s Clearly products is Sweet Almond oil. So in today’s blog post I want to cover everything you need to know about Sweet Almond oil.
Almond oil comes in two different types: bitter and sweet. The bitter almond oil contains a toxic hydrocyanic acid – amygdalin, when processed. The Sweet Almond oil, on the contrary, had been used for centuries as beauty aid for its health benefits and useful properties.
It is rich in B-complex vitamins, Vitamin E and A, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, essential minerals such as: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium and Zinc.

Why you should use Sweet Almond Oil as a part of your skin and hair care routine:

  • Almond oil is hypoallergenic oil. It is safe to use even for babies.
  • Because of Vitamin E – powerful antioxidant, regular use of Almond oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage.
  • Penetrating deeply into the skin, Almond oil softens and takes dirt away from skin pores. This is why it's great for oil cleansing.
  • Because of Vitamin A content in the oil, it may help reduce acne.
  • Almond oil helps to reduce dark circles under your eyes.
  • Almond oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce itching and dryness on broken skin. Being mild and gentle it will prevent your skin from further damage and will not cause irritation.
  • As I have previously mentioned, Vitamin E in Almond oil is a very powerful antioxidant. It helps to repair damage of the collagen layer in the skin tissues, as a result reducing fine lines and other signs of aging.
  • It is also rich in proteins, containing essential amino acids that are required for the formation of collagen. It helps with reducing pain associated with sore muscles and provide nourishment and rejuvenation to the tissues.
  • Naturally rich in Zinc, B-complex vitamins and Iron, Almond oil also helps improve nail health and soften cuticles.
  • Environmental pollution, nutrient-poor and imbalanced diet, hormonal imbalance and stress cause major hair loss. Rich in Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium, that are important minerals for healthy hair, Almond oil helps restore strength and stimulates growth.
  • Applying it to your hair will help to restore protective coating around the glands on each strand of hair.
  • If you mix Almond oil with Tea tree or Neem oil and massage it into the scalp, as a result you will get increased circulation and less dandruff.

You can find Sweet Almond oil in following Isabella’s Clearly products:

HOW TO USE OILS FOR SKIN?

Nowadays many people use oils as a moisturizer in their daily skin care routine. But not all of them know how to apply oil right to maximize the effect and see outstanding results.

First things first you should know is to apply oil on damp skin. Applying oil before you towel off your skin is very important! By doing so you will increase the absorption and moisture.

When oil is applied on the skin it becomes like a barrier  to keep moisture in your skin, and if the skin was dry before, it will remain as an additional coat on the face and will not work. But if it is applied on a slightly damp skin it will lock in the water on the skin. Water will gradually absorb into the skin along with soaking oil into it. As a result you will end up having hydrated and soft skin.

The result will be even better, if instead of tap water you will use Rose water, which is naturally higher in antioxidants and minerals. It will tone your skin and provide better nutrition.

 Also applying oil on the damp skin will help to spread the product evenly and use smaller amount of the product.

FACTS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT JOJOBA OIL.

Jojoba

While I was processing the information about our new products and listing them on all the selling platforms, I caught myself noticing (maybe because of its’ interesting name), that Jojoba oil is included in most of them.
And it is not without the reason.
Today I wanted to bring to the stage Jojoba oil and tell you about what oil it is, why it is so beneficial for your health and where to use it.

Here are some facts about Jojoba Oil:

  • Jojoba oil is extracted from seeds of the jojoba plant.
  • Jojoba plants are endemic to southern United States and northern Mexico.
  • The raw version of the Jojoba oil has a bright, golden color, however the processed version is clear and transparent.
  • It has a high shelf life and can be stored for long periods as it is a relatively stable liquid.
  • Jojoba oil doesn’t contain triglycerides, as a reason it doesn’t oxidize easily and will not have unpleasant smell with the time.

Here are some of the properties of Jojoba oil, that make it so beneficial for your health:

  • Jojoba oil is chemically and structurally very similar to the human sebum.
  • Jojoba oil doesn’t clog pores or cause any allergic reactions.
  • It is not an irritant and can be safely used around the eye area and on sensitive skin.
  • It doesn’t leave a greasy coat on your skin like some other oils do.
  • Jojoba oil is rich in A, D and E vitamins as well as in other minerals like Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Iodine and Chromium.
  • Jojoba oil is a powerful antioxidant which protects from the harmful effects of free radicals, which may cause various chronic diseases and cancer.
  • Jojoba oil is antibacterial and common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus or the fungus Candida albicans cannot reproduce and die when they are contacting with Jojoba oil.

Jojoba oil benefits for hair:

  • It can be used as a conditioner for dry and frizzy hair, replenishing moisture and improving texture.
  • Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help to maintain the scalp healthy and clean.
  • Jojoba oil locks in the moisture in the hair shaft, giving shine to your hair.
  • Jojoba oil stimulates hair growth giving an additional nourishment to the follicles.

Jojoba oil benefits for skin:

  • Jojoba oil can be used as a face and body moisturizer.
  • It is a great and natural make-up remover and face cleanser.
  • Jojoba oil can be used instead of chemical and irritating shaving gel, for both men and women.
  • It is safe to use for children and babies.
  • Jojoba oil has anti-aging properties: helps soothe fine lines and wrinkles, evens out the skin tone.
  • Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties jojoba oil is used in treating  sunburns, acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

You can find Jojoba oil in following Isabella’s Clearly products: