From Keith J Latimer Regarding Scent from Heaven!

Written by Jennifer Cramer — April 24, 2014

Happy Easter!

We at Organic Skincare U.S. would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Easter, and to thank you for being loyal customers by offering 30% and FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders. No minimums, no gimmicks. Have beautiful skin this spring courtesy of Organic Skincare U.S. and Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell and Karora Sunless Tanning. Please use the code "Easter" at checkout.

 

Also, we have special gifts for anyone who shares their secret to better skin (have your referral write your name in the "notes" section when checking out), and if you successfully refer your favorite spa or boutique, you will be very happy! You will win free products and the chance to win up to 12 FREE Bee Sting Facials***. Please email jen@organicskincareus.com for more details.

Happy Easter, and "THANK YOU" for helping this small business make a difference in people's lives.

 

Warmest Regards,
Jen Cramer

Organic Skincare U.S.

 

***prizes vary and restrictions apply

Written by Jennifer Cramer — April 19, 2014

Shop Small Saturday and Heaven

So much to talk about since my last blog waaaay back when! We've brought on quite a few new spas, in new areas (California I'm looking at you). Heaven has patented it's secret ingredient so I can tell you what it is now. It's called #abeetoxin and is found in any of our #beevenommaks and #formulab products.

 

I've done numerous shows, a big HELLO! to everyone who has come out to meet me. I thank you for the most common compliment, that I am a great face for Heaven. Well know I'm a botanically, beautifully bronzed body to go with that face. As you know, I do not represent a brand that I do not have a passion for. This means that every product on this website (aside from some of the His Heaven products), I use myself. The botanical skin wear (tanning) line Karora was a company suggested to me from another Heaven distributor, and being ever skeptical of spray tans, I decided to try them out, already with a "no thanks" on my lips. I am so glad I gave Karora a shot as not only do I have great color in the cold winters of North Pole, Alaska, but it's actually good for my skin. The products are hydrating, anti-aging, and ever so important, PARABEN FREE.

 

Heaven's big introduction this year were the EllaJane face wipes, and what a hit they are! Traveling as much as I do, I get my certified organic skincare routine in one large, durable cotton wipe. I can remove make up and mascara, cleanse and tone my skin, prevent blemishes, and calm my skin for an anti-aging effect. The wipes themselves are huge, and just keep going and going. They contain Apple Pectin, Peppermint and Honey, and what an experience. Ella Jane is a real person, she's Deborah's daughter, and she has definitely inherited the intuitive skincare gene.

 

I have returned this week from a Heaven's distributor meeting in Englad, where it was great to meet distributors from other countries. Deborah gave us a ton of information on the past, present, and future of Heaven, we were able to put some of our input in, and on the second day I was in for a treat!!!! We have a new treatment coming out called #afternoontearitual, and it is hands down my favorite Heaven treatment (tied closely with the Bee Sting Facial). Deborah did a demonstration of the facial and picked yours truly! I did not say no, and I was up on the massage table fast enough for her to not change her mind. Her fingers are truly magic!

 

For those who do not subscribe to our Facebook page, we will be migrating Heaven products over to Heavenskincareamerica.com in order to have continuity within the company. Heaven is in the the names of most of the distributors (not all) for the company, and this will make life much less confusing for people who are trying to find legitimate distributors of Heaven Skincare UK as copycats show up.

 

This Saturday is Shop Small Saturday, and I'm proud to say that we are still a small business run by a military family. Therefore, you do qualify for discounts on Saturday, in addition to a $10 statement credit from American Express if you shop on either of our sites that day. There are rules, and I haven't read them, but please know it's a great way to stock up on your Heaven and Karora needs.

 

Finally, don't forget the man in your life. If you want to touch a softer, smoother, younger face...we have an entire His Heaven line for you!! 

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime at jen@organicskincareus.com. 

 

Happy Holidays!

Jen 

Written by Jennifer Cramer — November 28, 2013

"The people behind the Duchess of Cornwall's stunning transformation"

I love that this article brings up an often overlooked product, our Heaven candles. 

Contained in a beautiful Waterford Crystal glass, these wonderful candles contain no paraffin (or parabens), and are massage oil, so they make wonderful skin treatments!

Candles are available in Breath, Dream, Scent, and my personal favorite, Affection!

 

An excerpt from the article:

 

"Camilla's natural attitude to beauty extends to the products she favours. 


Shortly before her wedding to Prince Charles in 2005 she discreetly began using an organic alternative to Botox - a face mask containing bee-sting venom pioneered by beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell that claims to be a needle-free shortcut to youthful, linefree skin. 

She also recommended her beauty secret to Kate Middleton when they dined together at Pierre Koffmann's restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge shortly before Kate and William's wedding. 

She later encouraged Kate to have her first £165 bee-venom facial with Mitchell herself, who has been a regular visitor to Clarence House and Highgrove since she first started working with Camilla in 2005.

She looked after the Duchess when she broke a leg while hill-walking at Birkhall and it was one of Deborah's Heaven Scent candles that helped revive Camilla after she was caught up in the London riots of 2010. 

"Once I shifted around some of my other clients to fit her in but she was most upset anybody would be put out on her behalf," says Deborah. 

"She said to me, 'Please don't do that again'."

On one occasion when Deborah admired a brown cowl-neck sweater the Duchess was wearing Camilla gave her an identical one in her size."

 

To read the full article, please click here.

Written by Jennifer Cramer — May 12, 2013

Karora tips for common Sunless Tanning questions

Please click here to view video how-tos and interviews with Karen Brown from Karora. This product has had an incredible reception here in the United States, and we are extremely excited to watch it grow and change skincare, one day at a time!

Written by Jennifer Cramer — April 26, 2013

Beyonce the lastest fan of Heaven Skincare!

With the essential oils of patchouli, cedarwood, orange blossom and orange, it's understandable why Beyonce is a fan of Heaven's Heaven Scent. This amazing product from Deborah Mitchell lifts your spirits, while helping to hydrate and maintain moisture levels in your skin.  Available on our website, or use our locator tool to find a retail location near you. Also available at Clyde's on Madison in NYC.

 

Written by Jennifer Cramer — April 24, 2013

Organic Skincare for the Summer Months

It’s never too early to start to begin preparing for the hot summer months in order to have the best possible plan for keeping your skin fresh and clean. The hot, humid, icky summer weather can be harmful to your skin if you aren’t careful. During the summer months, it’s easy to lounge around in the sun and forget what the UV rays from the sun are doing as they penetrate you skin. Some of the negative effects of the sunlight may not even show themselves until years later and you will begin to look older beyond your years without even having a clear understanding as to why. In order to prevent that from happening, we’d like to offer you a few simple helps to help you protect your skin in the summer.

The first and most important thing to do in order to protect you skin during the hot summer months is to have a moisturizer with an SPF that you trust. Many moisturizers that claim to have an SPF do not really do the job when it comes to being an effective moisturizer or vice versa. If you do not know where to start when it comes to picking out a great moisturizer for your skin, there are some really great effective and organic skincare options on the market. Moisturizer and SPF protective act as a suit of armor when it comes to making sure that your skin isn’t harmed by the sun. Also remember that it’s not about the SPF number but more about the amount of times that you re-apply the sunscreen to your skin. The more often you reapply, the less likely you are to have any accumulative damage due to sun exposure.

Another great way to protect your skin during the hot summer months is to avoid any hair care products that contain panthenol. Panthenol is an ingredient in a number of conditioners and it has been known to clog the pores. If this product gets onto your back while you are washing your hair, and then you are exposed to the sun, you may find yourself with annoying and embarrassing break outs. Instead, opt for organic hair care products that won’t harm the skin on your back if you decide to spend some time in the sun. This same logic should be applied when using nearly any type of beaut or skincare product. The more natural the product, the better results it will have and the less it will be to clog your pores and cause break outs.

The final thing you can do in order to keep your skin looking great over the summer months is to drink plenty of water. Water is great for your skin, and really helps to keep it hydrating and looking fresh. 

Written by Jennifer Cramer — March 21, 2013

Why Should You Chose Organic Skincare Products

                                                               

In the beauty industry, any beauty expert or cosmetologist will tell you the same thing about what is most important when it comes to being beautiful- your skin. Healthy skin is an essential foundation to beauty.  Taking care of your skin has many directions, but because of modern technology and fancy marketing campaign ads; consumers taken the wrong approach towards beautiful healthy skin. But with a little research and knowledge, you can make the right choice for your skin and choose organic skincare.  First I will give the bad news, so that later you’ll know better when it comes to picking the products for your skin.  Then I will explain the wonderful benefits of natural organic skincare.

 

The Bad

 

 Regular cosmetics are made up heavy mineral oils, Parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, synthetic chemicals that have horrible adverse reactions. Oils can clog your skin and demote oxygen intake. Skin needs to breath in order to promote skin cell rejuvenation and help your body shed toxins. And it comes to no surprise that when you pores are clogged, you skin gets stressed and the inevitable occurs, blemishes and pimples. Having such reactions effect you’re overall health and self-esteem and can lead you to using even harsher ingredients making the condition even worse! You can ask any dermatologist that fragrances and artificial colors are terrible for your skin. The only benefits they have is pretty packaging and leaving your skin dry and possibly irritated.   Some scientific studies have shown that typical non organic mainstream cosmetics contain Parabens (a chemical preservative in cosmetics) which are considered as carcinogenic agents. Research shows that Parabens mimic the hormone estrogen which can eventually can cause cell mutation and lead to certain breast cancers. The last thing you want on your skin is something that promotes cancer. You already live in a toxic filled environment and have to battle with the sun’s damaging UV rays.

 

The Good

 

Now that you’re aware of the negatives when it comes to mainstream skin care products, you’ll want to get a good idea about why organic skin care is the best choice, consider this: your body is made up of natural organic materials, so why would you want harsh synthetized chemicals all over you? Allow me to enlighten you with a breath of fresh air that is organic skincare.  Products that are genuinely organic will have positive natural effects on your skin. Meaning that they not are made to do such things, it is simply the nature of their being. Natural and organic skincare helps promote skin turnover; meaning that, your skin is constantly sloughing off dead cells to make way for new ones. Since, organic products are plant based, they will provide your skin will essential nutrients and antioxidants that keeps your skin healthy and body' and help your body’s natural defensive system fight off free radicals; the main culprits for damaging cells and weakening your skin and body’s cells.  Genuine and effective skincare products will contain protein enzymes known as keratin. Keratin promotes skin cell rejuvenation, elasticity, and collagen. You want your skin to be soft, hydrated and bouncy and organic skincare is the perfect choice to help your skin stay healthy. Organic skincare has an array of positive attributes that aid, protect and keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Remember that the integrity and wholeness in certified plant ingredients--the high level of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, phytosterols, enzymes, natural sugars, and more--provide a vital spectrum of benefits for the health of your skin, mind, body , and soul.

Written by Jennifer Cramer — March 21, 2013

Facials Are a Great Way to Maintain Healthy Skin

                                                                   

Facials are a great way to help take care of your skin. Each person has their own personal reason for getting a facial but some of these include getting a deep clean of the pores, improving either oily or dry skin and rejuvenating the skin. Some people get a facial just to escape stress and feel relax and get pampered. What most people are unaware of are just how many different types of facials there are. There is a wide range of facials from ones that are meant to just be relaxing to ones that are specifically to treat skin problems including acne, dryness or wrinkles.

 

Simple facials are probably the ones that most of the public is privy to. When you hear the term facial you most likely imagine a small dark room, peaceful music, massage, and creams and masks on your face. Special facials can be characterized by a variety specific to your type of skin for example; hypoallergenic products could be used for a sensitive skin type. A bio-lift facial could be used if you feel your eyes are looking tired. The bio-lift facial tunes into treating the unwanted baggage. Alpha hydroxy acid facials are supposed to fight against aging and should give your skin a more revitalized look like that of a collagen or clogged pores, and revitalize sun damaged skin. The process of a facial really is to clear away the dead cells and to reveal underlying healthier newer skin cells. You can get to these cells by using exfoliates, astringents, masks or peels; they reach deep into the upper layers of the skin and strip away dead cells. Some temporary fixes for getting a firmer look include using electric micro currents and stimulants to paraffin facial. You could also try an aroma therapy facial if you are looking to calm your body and spirit.

 

It is customary belief that facials can help heal problems such as rid of dead cells on the face, clear facial muscles.Like all things, facials are not magical cures. In order to completely benefit from having a facial conducted, you must also have proper skin care regiments at your home in your personal time. In case you haven’t guessed, your diet does play a role in how you look and feel. For example, consuming tons of food with lots of grease on a daily basis may make you feel lazy and lethargic and not want to exercise. Lack of exercise leads to a lack of energy, which may make you not want to get up and take care of yourself. By eating right and exercising you can help your skin get rid of the naturally dead cells by sweating them out in a healthy manner. 

The advantages of facials are tremendous. Not only is a facial a relaxing and rejuvenating way to pamper yourself, it is also beneficial to your skin. Facials help to remove impurities, relieve clogged pores, shrink large pores, calm your body and also get rid of dead cells on your face that block your youthful glow.

Written by Jennifer Cramer — March 19, 2013

How Does the Weather Affect Your Skin?

 

                                                                 

Did you know that where you live might be impacting your skin, positively or negatively? Whether or not you live in a normal, dry or oily moisturizing is vital. dry or cool climate there is a common fact: you should always moisturize your skin. Regardless if your skin type is.

 

Some people think that just because you have oily skin, you should not moisturize this is false. It simply means you should choose your moisturizer differently then a person with dry or normal skin. An important skin care regiment includes moisturizing daily but also tailoring your choice of moisture relative to the type of climate you reside in. The purpose of the moisturizer is to help your skin to retain water. As humans, we are made up mostly of water and we lose a lot of that water daily!

 

Moisturizers generally include ingredients such as humectants and emollients. For those of you who don’t know, humectants are urea, alpha hydroxy acids, and glycerin. The humectants absorb water from the air around you. Emollients on the other hand include petrolatum, mineral oil, and lanolin, and the emollients help lubricate your skin to improve your skins appearance. Keeping your skin looking young and smooth is a direct result of keeping it moisturized.

 

For those of you who live in a dry climate, you may be adapted to living with warm and humid conditions, which makes your skin especially dry. Living in such a dry climate can definitely leave some damaging effects on your skin. With proper moisturizing techniques you can reverse these damages. While inside you may want to try using a humidifier, this will help add moisture to the air, which prevents dryness. In order to pick a moisturizer compatible with a dry climate, you may want to try an oil-based product to help you retain more water in your skin’s outer layer. Try to find ointments with a content of 80 percent oil and 20 percent water, however where the skin is likely to sweat or is more acne-prone, do not apply the oil-based moisturizer there; this may cause breakouts. Oil, such as baby oil, is most effective because it prevents the water from evaporating from the skin’s surface.

 

If you live in a colder climate, you have probably suffered from dry skin or cracks or even peeling. Spending more time indoors as well may even further dry out your skin. Just as using a humidifier in a dry climate you may want to try the same in the cool climate. Maternal skin care products are incredibly beneficial. Maternal skin care products are extremely hydrating; this is especially good if your skin is very dry; you can use them even if you are not pregnant. Because they are designed to be baby-friendly, there are generally less chemicals in these products, which is great for you! Even though it may be cold outside, a hot shower can be very dehydrating to your skin. Take short warm showers instead and always apply the moisturizer or oil directly after you get out of the shower to help retain your skin’s moisture.

Written by Jennifer Cramer — March 19, 2013

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