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acne-safe moisturizers & SPF

moisturizing is important for all skin types, but is especially important when using products that are designed to clear acne, as they can dry out the skin, making it more difficult for the skin to heal. most commercial moisturizers contain ingredients that will clog pores and exacerbate acne, but these sS moisturizers are guaranteed acne-safe and will provide moisture support throughout the clearing process.
  • hydrating cream
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    hydrating cream

    $ 37.95


    hydrating cream

    $ 37.95

    12/2020 heads up:
    the last batch of this cream that's now in stock is less creamy and moisturizing than batches past - however, it should still work fine for the majority of our clients. we are working with the lab to figure this out.

    for drier skin clients in the meanwhile, you may supplement moisture by applying 3 drops of safflower, sunflower or sesame oil directly to your skin before applying the cream on top. you can also boost moisture by using the hydrating cleanser (apply on dry skin!) and/or the goji berry mask.

    i hope to have a resolution soon, thanks for your patience and understanding of my small business!


    this acne-safe moisturizer is suitable for use anytime. appropriate for most all skin types, this moisturizer works particularly well in conjunction with our tizo 2 or 3 sunscreens, for a smooth, matte look throughout the day.   for nighttime, drier skins may need to layer rejuvenation serum or hydrating gel underneath this cream for additional moisture support.


    ingredients: water, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, coco-caprylate/ caprate, cetearyl glucoside, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, squalene (from sugar cane), fructooligosaccharides (d-beta), honeysuckle flower extract, japanese honeysuckle flower extract, xanthan gum, witch hazel water, alcohol denatured, citric acid, lithium magnesium sodium silicate, potassium sorbate

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    • safeguard SPF 40
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      safeguard SPF 40

      $ 48.95

      note: new label, but same formula!

      a daytime moisturizer with physical sunscreen (SPF 40) to protect against sun damage and hyperpigmentation. this moisturizing + water-resistant sunscreen is suitable for most skin types, especially those that need extra moisture support or will be spending extended periods outside.

      can also be used on the body.

      3.5 oz

      active ingredient:  20% zinc oxide

      inactive ingredients: c12-15 alkyl benzoate, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethiconol, disodium edta, glycerin, methicone, microcrystalline wax, peg-10 dimethicone, peg-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, stearyl dimethicone, tetrahexadecyl ascorbate, tocopheryl acetate, triethanolamine, triethoxycaprylylsilane, water


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    • tizo 100% physical block sunscreen
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      a broad-spectrum physical block sunscreen that mattifies skin for all-day oil control. this pure physical sunscreen offers excellent protection against hyperpigmentation and other signs of sun-damage.

      because this sunscreen does not have any moisturizing agents in it, it can be drying (as all mineral-based products inherently are).  this can be used alone on oily skins, or for drier skins, can be layered with hydrating gel or hydrating cream underneath.

      please purchase a trial size to make sure you like it! see below for instructions on how to apply this product for best results.


      HOW TO USE:
      for best results, use a small amount and ensure the product is rubbed thoroughly into the skin for maximum cosmetic blending into the skin, and protective coverage. using too much will result in the product not fully absorbing into the skin, leaving your skin  feeling greasy.

      be aware that although most all of our clients that use this product do so without any problems, a very small percentage of clients (somewhere between 1-5%) who are sensitive and reactive to silicones may experience breakouts from this and any other product that contains silicones such as dimethicones, which are prevalent physical block sunscreens that are formulated to be cosmetically elegant, and not pasty. when in doubt, do a patch test and see how it goes over the course of several weeks, or as we do, 3-6 months!


      available in tinted (tizo 3) and untinted (tizo 2) formulas.


      tizo 2
      active ingredients: titanium dioxide 8%, zinc oxide 3.8%.
      other ingredients: alumina, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethiconol, lauryl peg/ppg-18/18 methicone, methicone, peg-10 dimethicone.

      tizo 3
      active ingredients: titanium dioxide 8% zinc oxide 3.8%
      other ingredients: alumina, cyclohexasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dimothiconol, iron oxide (ci77491), lauryl peg/ppg 18/18 methicone, methicone, peg-10 dimethicone

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    • hydrating gel v3 - clear
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      this lightweight gel moisturizer is ideal for oilier skin types or for skin that needs moisture support throughout the day. it is an exceptional after-sun cooling treatment, to help soothe sensitive skin, possibly preventing heat rash-like skin irritations.


      deionized water, glycerin, aloe vera, propylene glycol, methylgluceth-20, allantoin, panthenol, hydroxyethylcellulose, carbomer, ascorbic acid, hyaluronic acid, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, chloroxylenol, triethanolamine
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      • healing + moisturizing acne-safe body lotion
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        finally, an acne-safe body lotion that really does moisturize without being greasy, for everyday or post-treatment use.

        the 2oz size is perfect to keep in your bag or at your desk as a hand cream so that you don't have to worry about cloggy lotions transferring to breakout-prone areas. 

        the 8oz size is great for daily use all over, and on the chest + back post-treatment to encourage healing without causing you to breakout. 

        enhance your self-care experience by investing in a reusable pump. this makes for an easier and more convenient regimen :)


        ingredients: aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, isononyl isononanoate, cetearyl olivate, polysorbate 60, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan olivate, globularia alypum leaf extract, bisabolol (l-alpha), allantoin, glucamine, ethylhexylglycerin, hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, carbomer, pentylene glycol, butylene glycol, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol

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      • beyond complexion daily facial moisturizer SPF 30
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        a daytime moisturizer with an SPF of 30 to protect against sun damage and hyperpigmentation. this moisturizing sunscreen is suitable for most skin types, normal, combo and normal to oily. if you need more moisture, layer some hydrating gel or hydrating cream underneath.


        active ingredients: avobenzone 2.5%, octinoxate 4% 
        inactive ingredients: aloe barbadensis leaf extract, benzyl alcohol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, c13-14 isoparratin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, citric acid, fragrance (tested by sS to be acne-safe), laureth 7, methylisothiazolinone, polyacrylamide, sodium hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, water

        please be advised:

        - this is an acne-safe chemical sunscreen. we explain the difference between chemical and physical block spf's on our blog post here

        - finding a sunscreen with this light a texture with a physical block ingredient that's also acne-safe has been a real challenge. i am looking though and if i find one that passes our stringent standards i will stock it! 

        - some chemical sunscreen ingredients, including octinoxate (that this formula contains) is banned for sale in areas (such as hawaii) due it's damaging effects to coral marine life. this should be ok to use for everyday use, but please don't wear this when swimming in the ocean. use one of our other physical block sunscreens - the moisturizing safeguard spf 40 (my favorite) or either tizo formulas - instead! 

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