Boswelia (Frankincense) oil, essence from gum, ruled by the Sun, is a yang oil and boasts very many healing properties and applications! 

Literature suggests its first use, approximately 5,000 years ago, was as incense to drive away evil spirits that were believed to the cause of people’s sickness.  The english word derives from the french “franc encens”.

Frankincense was a highly prized substance of the ancient world, regarded as equally valuable as gems or precious metals.  We all know of the offering of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Christ. 

Egyptians used it in rejuvenating face masks; maybe this was its first usage in skin care!  Today, we still use and blend it together with compatible oils, such as Rose, Lavender and Neroli in skin care. One can create their own effective blends, with a little intuition and working knowledge of the properties of this oil!

In cases of illness and infections, it is blended with oils that create a synergistic effect; eg. in bronchitis, coughs, ulcers, laryngitis, digestive issues and many other conditions.  Being astringent, it is useful for haemorrhages, both uterine and pulmonary. 

In skin care, we use it as part of an anti-aging, rejuvenating formula.  In 20 years of creating organic, vegan skin care products, I haven’t met one person who is allergic to it or who finds it unpleasant to smell or apply to their skin. 

We use it in our #1 product, Naturose Face Cream, as it contributes to a youthful complexion and helps to prevent wrinkles.   It is truly one of Nature’s beautiful gifts! 

Collagen and Elastin are the two main components of the connective tissue of the skin.  They have a synergistic anti-wrinkle action! 

Collagen production begins to decline at 25 years by about 1% per year so it’s a good idea to start your anti-aging skin care routine early on 🙂  Along with that, it is wise to keep a wholesome diet to feed and regenerate your body and skin! 

Elastin fibers form a matrix with collagen, giving the skin flexibility and movement.  Following menopause, skin elasticity begins to decline by about  0.50% per year. 

With age, stress, sun damage to the skin, exposure to environmental toxins and unhealthy lifestyle choices, the skin’s renewal rate slows down!  However, there are things you can do to reverse some of this damage and loss to your skin’s matrix. 

Beaulance Col-HA-gen Serum, in both 25ml and 55ml sizes, offers a tried and true remedy.  It is a trusted ally in your efforts to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s integrity.  Use together with Naturose Face Cream and/or one of our wholesome oil blends to seal it in!  Love your skin!

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Please have a quick look  and learn a little more about Beaulance Natural Skin Care and all that we have to offer 🙂   Thank you!

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Women frequently ask about exfoliation, what kind is best for their skin and how often they should exfoliate?  A very effective and affordable way is to combine a natural cleanser with a clay that is suitable for your skin type.  If you have dry, sensitive or mature skin, use a fine clay.  If you cleanse every day using a cotton pad or cloth to remove accumulated particles, dead skin cells, oils or makeup, then once/week is sufficient to exfoliate.  Simply moisten your skin first with warm, clean water to open your pores.  Then add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of clay to a dollop of cleanser, such as Beaulance Sea Rose Cleanse Lotion.  Work in upwards and leave on for several minutes, then rinse with tepid water. 

This is great for stimulating circulation and strengthening your skin. Many other benefits to exfoliating are: sloughing off dead skin, increasing the skin’s radiance, clarity and youthfulness, unclogging pores, removing both inner and outer pollution to restore your skin to a healthy balance, helping to prevent acne, helping your skin care products to absorb more deeply and working more efficiently, helping to even skin tone, boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, stimulating oxygen rich blood to feed and nourish the skin’s surface, helping to increase cell turnover and leading to a more glowing skin, stimulating collagen synthesis which improves skin’s  integrity and texture and finally keeping your skin looking plump, tight and young!  So it turns out that exfoliating is actually an anti-aging and simple practice! Affordable too 🙂

Follow with a healthy moisturizer such as Naturose Face Cream, our #1 product for more than 20 years and/or Golde Serum!

A new season requires shifting your skin care routine and adapting to the change in climate!  The practice of cleansing and moisturizing should continue. 

As such, Beaulance Sea Rose Cleanse Lotion and Naturose Face Cream are your staples, unparalleled as your top 2 skin loving products. 

Remember to include Col-HA-gen Serum (comes in 2 sizes) if you are over 30 years young and wish to retain your high levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid, so abundant during youth! 

Use a Gua Sha stone, available here, to stimulate circulation, toning and tightening of your precious throat and facial skin. 

If your skin is dry all year round, please try Golde Serum or GLAmor Serum, both of which will easily address dry and wrinkling skin, regardless of your age and skin type!

 

 

The good ole days…the feel good ways….natural then…..remember when? 

Ready for Spring, to dance and sing, to laugh and smile, hang out a while! 

Nurture yourself in simple ways, like gazing at this stunning blue heron on the beach yesterday, just hanging out…both me and the bird 🙂

 

Going thru the daze, navigating the maze.  Life’s generous in many ways!  Clear the fog, lift the haze…Let Spirit amaze! 

As we enter Spring, let’s plant organic seeds of love and beauty, allowing new vibrant life to emerge.  Let them replace weeds of despair, darkness and death.  Collectively we can grow our heart filled crops into fruition and (then) harvest the abundance of who we are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gua Sha is a tradition in TCM (traditional chinese medicine)! 

There are many ways to use Gua Sha tools/stones and one is Self-Massage on the face and throat areas.  There many benefits, including lymphatic drainage – so important for maintaining healthy circulation and detoxing.

Another excellent and time honored application involves self massage on the face and throat areas.  It’s important to first apply high quality oils and/or creams to lubricate the skin so that when you use your preferred stone, it will easily glide across your skin.  With the grooved part of the stone, one starts at the mid line of the face and sweeps upwards and outwards toward the ear.  Doing this for about 30 to 60 seconds per day brings circulation, toning, smoothing and strengthening of your skin, as well as helping to rejuvenate your skin.  Your cheeks will appear pink and toned afterwards.  It’s a wonderful feeling and great to know that we can practice this form of self care…. at such a low cost!  Please send us a message if you have any questions about this: beaulance@telus.net

The Image in this Blog shows two of our best sellers that are used in Gua Sha self massage.  Give them a try!  You’ll be very glad you did 🙂

It bears repeating that pure water is the big missing link when it comes to optimizing your health, including that of your largest organ………your skin!

It is a fact that our cellular absorption from the nutrients we consume, including water, diminishes as we get older.  To compensate, one can apply it topically in various forms to restore our skin to a healthy level of hydration and nourishment.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is equally important when it comes to skin rejuvenation!  When combined with other wholesome and organic ingredients, as featured in the products of this blog, one can restore suppleness, plumpness and volume to the skin.  HA is known to bind water to collagen and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it retains water.  Hence, one can experience a more youthful appearance and younger looking skin……….something that most of us want as we get older!

Your skin’s best hydration can be found in the featured products here!

 

 

 

There are many benefits to using this lovely oil, both on its own and within a synergistic blend.  Here are the main ones:

Helps regenerate new cell tissue, has anti-wrinkle properties, essential fatty acids (EFA’s), Vitamins, Carotenoids, Tocopherols, Anti-oxdants and natural UV protection!

In its organic, unrefined state, or at least its semi-refined state, it offers more benefits than in its refined state.  The latter is what you’re more likely to find commercially, unless you can find an organic, unrefined supply of it.

Using a high quality, synergistic blend is a great idea when your skin requires a little or a lot more help, for example; being over 40, aging/mature skin, special needs and in colder weather are examples.

Beaulance Golde Serum and Naturose Face Cream are blends which offer many significant benefits in skin care!  Both are tried and true formulas for many years now 🙂