Category Archives: HOT Ingredients

Oh For the Love of Shea…Butter That Is!

Shea Butter Shea butter is a well-known cosmetic and skin care ingredient that comes from the nuts of the African karite tree (also known as the shea tree).

This amazing ingredient is chock full of vitamins like A, E, and F and it has unparalled moisturizing and healing properties.  For thousands of years, shea butter has been used to treat a variety of skin ailments and conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.  It's also been used to fortify the skin, fade scars, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.  It also offers a natural SPF protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.  Believe it or not, shea butter has also been reported to help with sinus problems!

Shea butter has a low melting point which makes it penetrate into the skin quickly upon contact and doesn't leave a greasy residue behind.  Only a silky feeling is left on the skin after application.  To this day, shea butter remains one of the world's most effective and potent cosmetic ingredients.

At PRIIA Cosmetics, you can find luxurious shea butter in the following products: About 2 Pout Natural Lip Gloss, Pucker Upz Lip Infusions, Lip Linez Natural Lip Liners and Eye Linez Natural Eye Liners.

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Interesting Shea Butter Fact: It takes 15 to 30 years for the shea tree to bear high quality nuts in order to later obtain the yellowish-colored fatty extract.

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The Exotic Oil Cleanse…SUPERCHARGED!

For those of you who are already in love with PRIIA's Exotic Oil Cleanse, you'll be thrilled to know that we've recently supercharged the formula with 3x's the amount of Organic Green Tea Extract!

Tn__MG_1290 Exotic Oil 2 Yep, we've added more of this super-potent antioxidant to help your skin even more in the fight against free radical damage.  You'll notice our new formula is slightly deeper in color than the original.

The Exotic Oil Cleanse is an amazing skin care precleanser as well as a skin care treatment.  It's non-comedogenic as well as non-acnegenic.  The Exotic Oil Cleanse whisks away all traces of makeup, dirt and debris and helps to unclog pores as well!  The clean, natural citrus-infused aroma will leave your senses invigorated.

If your not familiar with the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), I highly recommend looking into it.  You can read more about it here: http://www.priia.com/oil_cleanse_method.html 

Not sure is this is the right cleanser for you?  No worries- sample sizes of The Exotic Oil Cleanse are also available at www.priia.com

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The Skin Care Benefits of Jojoba Oil

In my last post, I discussed the fact that mineral oil was not comedogenic (won't clog pores) and can actually help dissolve sebum plugs within the pores.  However, I also stated that jojoba oil is a MUCH BETTER choice, especially if you prefer to use an 'oil' that ISN'T a petroleum derivative. 

Jojoba oil really isn't an oil at all.  It's a naturally occurring ester that is actually a wax.  Jojoba oil comes from a shrub that grows in the arid regions of southern California, Arizona and northwest Mexico. The plant will begin bearing seeds only after reaching 5 years of maturity.  It actually takes 1200 of these shrubs to produce one pound of jojoba nuts, which then will only yield approximately 50% oil! 

Fabulous Benefits!

Jojoba oil is similar to the skin's own sebum and aids in balancing the sebaceous glands.  It contains vitamins, protein and minerals, as well as waxy substance similar to collagen.  Jojoba oil has an almost indefinite shelf life, is hypo-allergenic and perfect for ALL skin types; even the oiliest.  It's non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and non-acnegenic (won't cause breakouts).

Jojoba oil For those who suffer from breakouts, jojoba oil can help aid in the reduction of acne by inhibiting certain types of bacteria from the epidermis while also dissolving hardened sebum plugs (comedones).  Jojoba oil brings the skin back into balance by restoring it to a natural pH level.

Jojoba oil easily penetrates the pores to reduce water loss.  It acts as a humectant by creating a protective barrier over the skin's surface that seals in moisture.  Unlike other oils, it doesn't leave a greasy-feeling.  Instead, the skin is left feeling soft and smooth.  Also,it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and helps to lighten and heal scars.  Due to these cosmetic properties, Native Americans highly regard jojoba oil as almost having mystical powers.

At PRIIA Cosmetics, we love to use golden jojoba oil in many of our formulas because of the incredible benefits stated above.  Here are a few of our products where you'll find this amazing skin care ingredient:  Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation, BEHAVE Finishing Powder, Exotic Oil Cleanse, About 2 Pout Natural Lip Gloss and Double Duty Firming Face & Eye Gel.

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The Power of Acai Berry Extract

A potent little berry hailing from the tropical regions of Central and South America is being termed as today's hottest SUPERFOOD.  It called the ACAI BERRY.

Acaiberry What makes acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry a superfood?  Well, researchers have analyzed its nutritional profile and it's simply off the charts.  The acai berry is literally loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C, key amino acids and many other beneficial nutrients.  Not only does this mean internal benefits for the body, but it also has amazing skin care properties as well. 

The acai berry (when ripe) looks like a blueberry but tastes more like a blend of berries and chocolate…YUMMO!  It contains 10x's the amount of antioxidants of red grapes and up to 30x's the amount of anthocyanins (antioxidant flavonoids that protect the body systems) of red wine grapes.  A study published in 2006 found that the "antioxidants in acai are able to enter human cells in a fully functional form and to perform an oxygen quenching function at very low doses."  Quenching oxygen is extremely important within skin care because it prevents free radical damage- a key component to cellular damage and fine lines/wrinkles.

All of the nutritional components of the acai berry make it an integral part of a daily skin care regimine.  You'll be excited to know that PRIIA Cosmetics will be offering a facial masque that contains all the goodness of the acai berry.  Our Enzyme & Acai Berry Revitalizing Masque will help remove dead skin cells while imparting vital nutrients into the skin.  It's perfect for all skin types, even those with acne, because it provides powerful and nourishing skin-balancing properties.  Be on the lookout for this amazing product when PRIIA Cosmetics debuts in March.

Question: Do you currently use any products (internal or external) that contain acai berry extract?  If so, what has your experience been so far?  Please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

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