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acne-safe extras

anything that touches your skin can, and will, clog your pores if it has comedogenic ingredients in it. that's why it is important to make sure everything you use (from toothpaste to eye cream) is acne-safe.
  • alima blushes and bronzers
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    makeup is one of the primary comedogenic offenders, so it's important that your makeup is acne-safe. blushes and bronzers, especially, often use red pigments that are highly comedogenic, so sticking with high-quality mineral makeup is your best bet.

    while we only stock alima's blushes and bronzers at sS, their entire line is acne-safe, and they have over 50 foundation colors! you can purchase makeup from them directly on their website.

    please note that not all of alima pure's products are acne-safe. as a general rule, their loose powder products (foundation, powder, blush) are safe, and their pressed/liquid versions are not. 

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  • makeup removing sponges
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    removing your makeup at the end of the day (even acne-safe makeup) is one of the most important parts of keeping clear. while mineral makeup is great for staying put all day, it can be difficult to wash off -- especially if you are using a more gentle, moisturizing face wash, like our green tea cleanser. 

    each cloth measures 6"x6", and comes in packs of 5. we recommend that you use each sponge no more than 2-3 times to ensure that acne-aggravating bacteria and makeup residues don't build up on the sponges before you get them into the laundry.

    these are also great for camping, travel, and burning man!

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    please note: the manufacturer is out of lavender, and we have them in a dark burgundy chocolate colors that is not pictured. 

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  • DISCONTINUED - kiss my face toothpaste gel
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    ANNOUNCEMENT: we are sold out of this item and will not be restocking it. kiss my face appears to have gone out of business.

    please read our latest blog post about the acne-safe alternatives we've found here

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    breakouts around the mouth and on the chin are easily exacerbated by using a comedogenic toothpaste, so if you are breaking out anywhere around your mouth (including upper lip and chin) it is important to switch to an acne-safe toothpaste. this whitening toothpaste has a refreshing, minty flavor, and leaves your breath fresh while whitening teeth. 

    4.5 oz.

    available in 2 formulas:

    with fluoride 

    without fluoride

    kiss my face - enamel xtra with fluoride 

    ingredients: sorbitol, glycerin, hydrated silica, water, xylitol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, melaleuca alternafolia (tea tree) leaf extract, ubiquinone (co-q10), stevia rebaudiana extract, flavor, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, ammonium glycyrrhizate (licorice), xanthan gum, menthol, cellulose gum, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, chlorophyllin- copper complex, potassium sorbate.

    kiss my face - triple action without fluoride 
    ingredients:
    sorbitol, glycerin, hydrated silica, water, xylitol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, melaleuca alternafolia (tea tree) leaf extract, ubiquinone (co-q10), stevia rebaudiana extract, flavor, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, ammonium glycyrrhizate (licorice), xanthan gum, menthol, cellulose gum, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, chlorophyllin- copper complex, potassium sorbate.

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  • youngblood pressed mineral foundation powder
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    minerals and rice starch work together to give this pressed powder superior concealing and oil-controlling properties. fine lines and pores are softened with a smooth, matte finish. wear alone or as a touch-up over loose foundation, liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. (.28 oz/8 g)

    use the compact's enclosed sponge to pat over t-zone. for sheerer application, use the super powder brush; for fuller coverage, use a flocked sponge.

    ingredients: mica (ci 77019), zinc stearate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, silica, oryza sativa (rice) starch, lauroyl lysine, tocopherol acetate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract. may contain: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163).

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  • lip balm + SPF 12
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    our signature, acne-safe lip balm with SPF 12 for sun protection.

    active ingredients: octinoxate 7.5%, zinc oxide 2% (non-nanoparticle).
    additional ingredients: organic calendula*, organic comfrey*, organic lavender*, organic plantain* and organic yarrow* infused in organic extra virgin olive oil* with organic beeswax*, organic essential oils* and non-gmo vitamin e.

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  • SALE : youngblood loose mineral foundation makeup
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    in an effort to streamline our inventory, we are going to stop carrying this product once we sell through all our remaining stock. please enter promo code "youngblood" at checkout to receive 40% off this product!
    (we are also discontinuing the youngblood hi-definition finishing powder, use the same promo code)
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    create the naturally flawless look you've always coveted with this ultra-fine, luxurious powder.  the lightweight formula provides buildable coverage and a soft radiance — without any glitter or shimmer. its exclusively designed container dispenses the precise amount of powder. (.35 oz/10 g)
     
    for best results: apply the rice setting powder FIRST, then the loose mineral foundation powder on top to create a smooth texture to the skin, and enhance staying power.

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    directions for use:

    remove the clear sticker from the foundation shaker top. dispense desired amount into the lid. dip the tip of the brush into foundation and tap off the excess. start on the outside area of the face, and gently buff the powder into skin using circular motions moving inward.

    as a concealer:

    pick up a small amount of foundation with a concealer brush to spot treat areas of concern.  

    to convert to a liquid:

    place your favorite daytime moisturizer or sunscreen in the palm of your hand, add your loose mineral foundation powder and mix proportionately to desired consistency.  you can use a liquid foundation brush to apply.

     

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    ingredients: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), mica (ci 77019). may contain: iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), chromium hydroxide green (ci 77289), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288).

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  • toner pads
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    toner pads

    $ 5.95

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    toner pads

    $ 5.95

    this non-woven, medical grade gauze is ideal for applying toner. most commercial cotton pads absorb toner, so it stays in the pad and not on your skin. with this cotton gauze you will use far less toner, and its smooth texture aids in the exfoliation of the skin without irritating skin.

    200 count. 

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  • hemporganics lipstick
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    hemporganics lipstick

    19.95 $ 11.97

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    hemporganics lipstick

    $ 19.95 $ 11.97

    while this product is still acne-safe, skinsalvation will discontinue carrying this (along with the hemporganics liptints) in an effort to streamline our inventory, and will NOT restock once we sell out.  these prices reflect the 40% discount!
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    finally, the first acne-safe we've found on the market.  all hemporganics products are safe, except for their lipliner, which contains coconut oil.
    benefits: delivers mineral pigments in a traditional lipstick shape, yet maintains its organic integrity. the base is usda certified organic, and uses no petro-derived fd&c dyes that can dry and crack your lips. organic beeswax combines with organic carnauba plant wax to seal in moisture and adhere pigment to your lips for kiss proof wear. 

    scent/flavor: none.

    use: apply alone for full color look; match to the natural color tone of your skin. mix together any of our 32 colors for your own unique shade. for less color and fuller moisturizing add a quick under layer of our lip tints.  

    ingredients: certified organic castor oil, certified organic beeswax, certified organic carnauba wax, certified organic hemp seed oil, certified organic jojoba oil, natural non-gmo vitamin e. may contain mica, iron oxides, carmine, titanium dioxide (non-fd&c pigments).

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  • hemporganics lip tint
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    hemporganics lip tint

    9.95 $ 5.97

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    hemporganics lip tint

    $ 9.95 $ 5.97

    while this product is still acne-safe, skinsalvation will discontinue carrying this (along with the hemporganics lipsticks) in an effort to streamline our inventory, and will NOT restock once we sell out.  these prices reflect the 40% discount!

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    lip tint that provides rich organic moisturizing with just a touch of acne-safe, mineral pigment. for full lips with minimal contrast, apply our lip tints to outside of lips then fill in with our hemp organics lipstick of similar shade. 

    benefits: adds a rich sheer tint while protecting and moisturizing your lips with organic castor oil and moisturizing organic hemp seed oil.

    scent/flavor: none.

    use: use alone for moisturizing sheer color, layer over one of our hemp organics™ lipsticks for added shine, or layer under for added moisture.

    ingredients: certified organic castor oil, certified organic beeswax, certified organic carnauba wax, certified organic hemp seed oil, certified organic jojoba oil, natural non-gmo vitamin e. may contain mica, iron oxides, carmine, titanium dioxide (non-fd&c pigments).

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  • illuminare liquid mineral makeup (concealing formula)
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    concealing mineral foundation - broad spectrum spf 20
    full size: 0.5 oz

    sample packet size: .017 oz
    active ingredients: zinc oxide-5% & titanium dioxide-4.4%

    ingredients: water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, glycerin, cetyl dimethicone, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, panthenol, magnesium sulfate, phenoxyethanol, methyl glucose sesquistearate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, potassium sorbate, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77492, ci 77491, and ci 77499)

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  • illuminare liquid mineral makeup (moisturizing formula)
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    moisturizing mineral foundation - broad spectrum spf 20
    full size: 0.5 oz
    sample packet: .017 oz 

    active ingredients: zinc oxide-7% & titanium dioxide-2.4%

    ingredients: water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, glycerin, cetyl dimethicone, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, panthenol, magnesium sulfate, phenoxyethanol, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, silica, potassium sorbate, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77492, ci 77491, and ci 77499)



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  • zyflamend
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    zyflamend

    $ 39.95

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    zyflamend

    $ 39.95

    we find this supplement to work amazingly well to control inflammation of the body and skin.  it's more expensive than optizinc, but we find that it works faster, and isn't as hard on the stomach as zinc can be. however, you can also try taking both zyflamend and optizinc.  we also find that it can help ease digestion of foods.
    for best results, take away from meals.

     

    note about the nighttime formula: the nighttime formula omits more stimulating herbs the original formula has (like green tea) and includes relaxing herbs (like valerian) for a more calming effect.  this formula can be especially beneficial if you have trouble getting inflammatory- and stress-reducing, quality sleep!

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    manufacturer info:
    new chapter's zyflamend, the premier herbal formula for whole-body healthy inflammation response.

    inflammation is a natural process that affects every cell and organ in the body.  zyflamend promotes a healthy inflammation response that helps support joint health and many other body benefits.

     

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  • DISCONTINUED : acne rx book - by dr. james fulton iii
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    WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO CARRY + RESELL THIS BOOK:

    vivant pharmaceuticals, the distributor of this book has changed the way they sell this book to estheticians. they now require licensed professionals to buy into their advanced training program to gain access to this book. for this reason, we will no longer be able to resell this book. 

    skinSALVATION founder, kimberly tan, is finishing up her own book on adult acne management, based on her findings within her san francisco clinic over the last 10+ years.  the approximate release date is mid-2019.

    make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get word of when our book becomes available to the public!

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    "ACNE RX" the newest book by the definitive expert on acne, dr. james e fulton MD Ph.D.. dr. fulton is the co-developer of retin a ® and developer of benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of acne. "ACNE RX" finally, an effective treatment for clearing acne that works. dr. fulton's research has resulted in a treatment, which is so simple, so effective that no one ever again need accept and live with acne or endure the physical and emotional scars it leaves. once you understand what acne is you'll be taught other factors that will influence the treatment schedule most suitable to your acne condition. you'll also learn the startling effect the seasons, sunlight, geography and the calendar have on acne; how stress and hormones can aggravate acne; what can be done about removing the physical scars acne causes and also how to deal with the psychological scars.  Dr. fulton continually pioneers new developments in skin care and has been an inspiration in bringing new methods and standards to physicians worldwide.

    from the author: 

    writing this book has brought me a peculiar mixture of both anguish and joy. the message is basic. while acne is a complicated, mysterious and devious disease, the treatment is remarkably simple and control is finally possible. that is the joy. the anguish lies in the personal memories i dislodged as i wrote. i traveled long journeys to come to the end of my acne. the medical establishment miserably failed me in my search for a treatment that would work. it is out of those failures that this book rises. my severe cystic acne, which began in childhood and continued unabated into my twenties, was the impetus which led me into a career as a dermatologist and biochemist specializing in the research and treatment of acne. my professional obsession has been to discover methods which though too late for me personally, would save others from the scars of acne. good luck with your program.

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  • optizinc vitamin
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    optizinc vitamin

    $ 12.95

    as recommended by our guru, dr. james e. fulton ii, taking about 100mg of optizinc a day can drastically reduce inflammation in the skin (and body), thereby facilitating faster healing of the skin, preventing scarring and improving penetration of corrective skincare products.

    at the recommended dosage of 100mg a day, 3 optizinc pills provide 90mg, and a 120-count bottle should last about 40 days.

    manufacturer's information:

    OptiZinc®
    Zinc Monomethionine Complex

    Supplement Facts for Tablet

    Serving Size: 1 Tablet Amount %DV Zinc (as zinc monomethionine [OptiZinc®]) 30 mg 200% Copper (as copper sebacate) 300 mcg 15% Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.

    Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.

    Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children. Suitable for vegetarians.

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  • aloe hand soap
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    aloe hand soap

    $ 14.00

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    aloe hand soap

    $ 14.00

    hydrate and cleanse skin at the same time with aloe very liquid soap from lily of the desert aloe 80 organics. this unique formula features aloe vera, natural shea butter, tea tree oil, chamomile, calendula and vitamins a and e along with lemon and rosemary essential oils. it leaves skin moisturized, keeping your hands feeling soft and smooth. no parabens, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. no animal testing or by-products.

    16 oz.

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    ingredients: organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, deionized
    water, sodium C12-14 olefin sulfonate, cocoamidopropyl betaine,
    butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cetyl alcohol, cocamide MEA,
    cetearyl alcohol, organic aloe barbadensis leaf polysaccharides,
    ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, panthenol, vegetable
    glycerin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, calendula
    officinalis flower extract, usnea barbata (lichen) extract, natural
    citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, natural rosmarinus
    officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)
    leaf oil, xanthan gum, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate

    • free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes and fragrances, animal by-products and testing

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  • angled blush brush
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    angled blush brush

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    angled blush brush

    $ 15.95 $ 9.57

    a synthetic hair brush for natural blush application.  suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
     
    be sure to wash your makeup brushes in warm water and acne-safe soap or shampoo and let air dry, at least once every two weeks!  charcoal wash is a great option for this.
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  • antioxidant rejuvenation serum
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    a powerful anti-aging and antioxidant healing serum that reduces redness and restores nutrients to aging, compromised, and skin depleted from long-term use of bp. spintrap works like an antioxidant, but instead of neutralizing free-radicals, it puts them to productive use regenerating collagen & elastin and aiding in tissue respiration.

     

    INGREDIENTS:

    witch hazel, water, glycerin, soybean protein, D-Boldin, Xantham gum, peach fruit extract, calcium gluconate, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, sodium PCA, alcohol denat., caprylyl glycol, phenethyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide, allantoin, aminoguanidine, fenugreek seed extract, L-carnosine, D-beta-glucosamine, cranberry fruit juice, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, aminobutyric acid, L-glutathione, L-pyroglutamic acid, L-proline, L-pipecolic acid, mannitol, D-trehalose, blueberry fruit extract, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, spin traps

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  • facial single blade razor
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    for clients that shave small areas on the face, these single blade razors work really well.  they offer great control, visibility, and a close shave. 
     
    you can use your acne-safe face wash with this for slip, and remember to shave WITH the hair growth and not against it!
     
    these are disposable, but can be used several times before replacing.
     
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  • ice pop makers
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    ice pop makers

    $ 4.95

    icing your skin is one of the simplest ways to get - and stay - clear. icing reduces inflammation, helps speed healing, and creates microfissures in your skin, allowing your active products to penetrate more deeply, and work more effectively.

    while using a plain old ice cube is effective, the coldness of the cube on your fingertips can be uncomfortable. these ice pop makers make icing your skin easier and less messy, so you're less likely to skin this crucial step.

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  • skinscript goji yogurt moisturizing mask
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    This product is for our existing skinSALVATION clinic clients. We offer a special group of clinical-grade products to customers who are directly under an esthetician's supervision. If you are interested in becoming a client in san francisco or remotely, please book your initial consultation online. To learn more about becoming a client, visit our FAQ page.

    as per the manufacturer, we are only able to sell this product over the internet to our existing in-clinic clients. 

    you can get crafty and try making your own mask: mixing full-fat organic yogurt with some honey, and a bit of safflower or sunflower oil. let us know how this goes, and if/when we find another great acne-safe substitute we will post it on our blog!

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    finally, an acne-safe treatment mask sS feels is safe enough to offer!  this is the same moisturizing mask we using in-clinic at skinSALVATION.  helpful for skins that are dehydrated from over-exfoliation, or seasonal dryness, travel, sun exposure or recovering from a treatment and/or chemical peel.   

    4 oz.

    to use: cleanse your skin, ice, apply your hydrating toner, apply a qenerous amount of mask to the skin, leave on for 10-20 minutes, and gently rinse off.  finish with hydrating cream.  you can use this as many times per week as you like. 

    for extra cooling and rejuvenating effect, store the mask in the fridge!
     

    ingredients: water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, goji berry extract, glyceryl stearate, titanium dioxide, acidophilus, yogurt extract, squalane, nonfat dry milk, honeysuckle flower extract (lonicera caprifolium), casticin extract, colostrum, honeysuckle flower extract (lonicera japonica), cucumber oil, cucumber fruit extract, tocotrienois, palm oil, hydrolyzed adansonia digitata extract, spearmint leaf oil, peppermint oil, passionflower extract, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, cyclodextrin, tocopherol (d-alpha), sodium hydroxide, lecithin, xanthan gum, alcohol, carbomer, potassium sorbate, phytic acid.

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  • concealer brush
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    concealer brush

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    concealer brush

    $ 12.95 $ 7.77

    a high quality, synthetic hair brush for applying mineral makeup as a concealer.
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  • SALE : hi-def hydrating mineral perfecting powder
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    in an effort to streamline our inventory, we are going to stop carrying this product once we sell through all our remaining stock. please enter promo code "youngblood" at checkout to receive 40% off this product!
    (we are also discontinuing the youngblood loose foundation powder, use the same promo code)
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    whether skin's under the hd spotlight or regular daylight, help it look flawlessly airbrushed and naturally radiant with this sheer finishing powder! the advanced formula absorbs excess oil to keep makeup looking fresh for hours, and locks in moisture for a hydrated feel all day. its ultra-fine, super-soft texture leaves a cooling, soothing sensation upon contact. (.35 oz/10 g)
    *this product may be too moisturizing for oily skin. we recommend using it on dry skin types ONLY. 
     
    directions: apply over face with the super powder or luxurious powder brush before or after makeup. to reduce the appearance of large pores, use a flocked sponge to press the powder into skin.
     
    ingredients: silica, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, menthol, menthyl lactate, tocopheryl acetate, smithsonite extract, rhodochrosite extract, caprylyl glycol. may contain: iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492).
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  • hydrating toner
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    hydrating toner

    $ 27.95

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    hydrating toner

    $ 27.95

    hydrating toner is a non-exfoliating toner, suitable for days when your skin is dry and cannot tolerate exfoliation (including the mandelic blend toners), like when it's healing from treatments or sunburned or windburned from the environment. 

    make sure to use this only when your skin is compromised, and go back to your exfoliating products once your skin is healed up and back to normal to continue your skin clearing progress!

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    ingredients: hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, aqua (water), alcohol, glycerin (<1%), deuterium oxide (heavy water), sodium pca, gluconolactone, fructooligosacchatides (d-beta), glucosamine hci (d), sodium benzoate

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  • rosewater + glycerin spray
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    rosewater spray for setting mineral makeup, adding hydration and smoothing makeup application out. you can also use this as a refreshing hydrating spritz throughout the day, as much as you like!

    4 oz.

    ingredients:

    vor-mag water (water that has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration that we believe to be more beneficial), natural vegetable glycerine, and rosa damascena (hydro-essential rose) flower oil

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