How to choose the best products for your skin?

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I’d like to share a quandary I’ve been plagued with for a long time, and only recently feel I have the answer for.

When I started formulating my products, I was advised to make only a few to begin with. That was difficult to do. Too many formulas poured out of me, whether in response to people’s expressed skincare needs or in reaction to new and old ingredients that inspired new formulations. My line grew quickly. I’ve repeatedly been advised by marketing and merchendizing experts to pare down my line of products. I understand the logic—it’s easier for a small company like Rosemira to maintain a limited ingredient inventory. Manufacturing, packaging, marketing, website design and maintenance are all easier when done with fewer products. I’ve tried to narrow my line several times, and each time, be it in creams or serums, I experienced internal resistance, not so much because I was attached to the products (though I do have a relationship with each of the recipes I’ve nurtured), but because I felt I couldn’t recommend the Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream for two clients, knowing one would benefit more from the Rich Moisturizing Cleanser & Night Cream, which, had I discontinued, would be a recommendation I couldn’t offer. Would both creams offer good results? Yes, and for some companies that’s good enough, but not for me. Offering several choices is key to better skincare.

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As a holistic doctor, primarily within the realm of Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, I don’t treat the condition, I treat the person who comes with a set of symptoms that may be diagnosed one way, but when diagnosed in someone else, can require a different set of herbs or acupuncture treatment points. I may call both set of symptoms Arthritis, but one could be Damp-Heat Arthritis while another could be Arthritis due to Toxic Heat or Deficient Heat.

Let me offer an example:

55 year old Lisa has dry, maturing skin, mild Rosacea and age spots. My recommendation for her would be the Pineapples & Cream Cleansing Milk, Spring Flowers Calming Toner, Melodic Skin – Rosacea Recovery Serum to be alternated with Gorgeous Gold Stem Cell Serum for the age spots and maturing skin. Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream for the day and Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream at night. The Green Clay & Rose de Mai Gentle Masque used once a week will optimize the results.  We also have peels, exfoliating scrubs and other berry or fruit masks, most of which are not on my website but are provided to my consultation clients. I’d continue Lisa’s basic regimen for a few months and, as her skin improves and the seasons change, I’d alternate some of the products to fit the changing conditions until we reach a happy plateau.

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Joan, who’s 55 and has dry and “experienced” skin, has spent much time in the sun and has sustained sun damage with relatively deep wrinkles. She’ll benefit from any combination of Cleansers and Toners, the Rich Moisturizing Cleanser & Night Cream would be best and could double as her night Cream, while the Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream would be used in daytime. The Toner- Roses in Bloom Hydrating toner. The serum of choice Skin Sonata Argan Oil infusion for the dry skin and sun damage, alternating with Skin Lullaby Anti-Wrinkle Serum at night. I’d probably suggest a peel or Fruit Masque rather than a Clay Masque or a Scrub. As her skin improves adjustments will be made.

Most people don’t ask for my recommendations. They may look at the Serum page, which right now has 11 Serums, and I can see why they sometimes find it difficult to choose.

For that purpose, I’ve been offering my Skin Consultations. Those who’ve taken advantage of the offer have seen miraculous changes in their skin. Send me an e-mail about the skin challenges you face, previous products used, pictures if available, and the desired form of consultation, be it by phone or email. I’ll analyze the data, come up with a plan, and we then narrow down the best options. I then provide samples of the products I recommend, which you’ll try and then place your retail size order of products you now feel certain are the best choice for you. I offer the consultations for $75.00. The samples alone are worth the $75.00, let alone the 2 hours I spend in contemplation, analysis, conversations or emails. I’m keeping the cost at $75.00 for the rest of the year. I highly recommend to anyone with product/skincare routine questions to take advantage of this offer. Your skin will rejoice.

For those of you who aren’t regular customers yet, or if you aren’t sure you’re ready for a skin consultation, I’m currently working on a form, either a questionnaire or a chart that will narrow the products by skin type as well as by skin challenge. I hope it’ll simplify the process of choosing the best products for you. If you have products you’re already using but feel you need an adjustment, write me an e-mail and I’ll respond at no extra charge. I want my products to be agents of positive change for your skin, offering you the optimal results and the healthiest, most radiant skin you can have. This is my commitment to you.

In conclusion of my initial quandary, I’ve chosen to have a variety of options/products available rather than fewer selections. The latter would be easier, but I prefer to control my own destiny when it comes to formulating and treating your skin. It’s hard work but my clients benefit, and isn’t that what good skincare is all about?

I’m a trained chiropractor, acupuncturist, herbalist and nutritionist, and use my extensive knowledge in formulating the perfect combination of products for individual and effective skincare. My knowledge base is available to you; please take advantage of it. I want my skincare to be used as medicine, as an exchange of energy and knowledge, as the sharing of love and values.

Browse our website. And please email us with any questions you have about the best products for you.

Take care,

Dr. Mira

   

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Ingredients are not final products Rosehip Seed Oil

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The latest trend in luxury skincare hails newly discovered oils or time-tested ones. It’s sometimes over-hype but also holds true for oils of Rosehip Seed, Argan, Coconut, Marula, Prickly Pear, Sacha Inchi, and other fine oils.  The more exotic the oil, the higher the allure.  There’s magic in the story of an oil hailing from deep in the rainforest, used for thousands of years and benefiting health & beauty. And there are are also oils closer to home that are just as rich and nutritious.

I’m not saying we should not embrace those remarkable oils from all over the world, we definitely should, and for good reason—all of these oils are indeed rich in nutrients highly beneficial for healthy skin and hair. What’s also true is that these oils are also often times ingredients used as part of a formula, where the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts.

Aromatherapy defines these oils as carrier oils—a good base for mixing in other ingredients. Marula or Argan oils are excellent oils, and applying them alone is beneficial, but not as much as when they’re part of a formula—like when Marula oil, an anti-oxidant is combined with Pomegranate Seed Oil – another highly anti-oxidant oil, and then infused with herbal botanical extracts or essential oils. You now have a highly nourishing formula – See Me C Repair Serum, where Marula Oil is only one of the players.

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A legitimate herbal formula needs to have at least three ingredients. Peppermint is a good herb on its own, but when combined with Ginger or another herb, depending on the desired synergistic results, the combination of herbs is what makes the formula effective, while combining Peppermint with another set of herbs will have a different effect.

Another oil lately touted as the new miracle oil is Rosehip Seed Oil. Rosemira has been using this oil for ten years. Rather than purchase Rosehip Seed Oil in bulk, then pouring it into 1 oz. bottles and advertising the oil as the next best moisturizer, we take our time, research the interactions between Rosehip Seed Oil and other beneficial oils, and then choose the right oils and the rest of the ingredients to partner it with. What oils you use, and in what manner, is the key to effective formulas.

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Our popular Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream reaps the full benefits Rosehip Seed Oil and Pulp can deliver when combined with oils of Borage Seed, Olive, Jojoba, Neroli and Rose Hydrosol. These ingredients mix to enhance Rosehip Seed Oil within a final product.

Skin Lullaby Anti-Wrinkle Serum has high concentrations of Rose Hip Seed Oil and Pulp, but here we chose to partner it with a potent Carrot Seed CO2 Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Extract, Immortelle  Flowers, Blue Malva Flowers and other herbal infusions, then adding the Anti-Aging essential oils of Myrrh and Frankincense to formulate a superb night serum which treats wrinkles and scars.

Gorgeous Gold Stem Cell Serum has a high concentration of Rose Hip Seed Oil and Pulp as well, however here it is joined with Pomegranate Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Grapeseed Oil,  then we’ve added Stem Cell Botanical Extract of Alpine Flower and many anti-aging essentials oils like: Calendula Select C02, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Frankincense and more.

We hear about the next best oil and wonder: will Tamanu Oil be the next panacea for youthful skin, or could it perhaps be Dragon’s blood?

As a formulator, my mission is to research, share, inform and educate, and then formulate and manufacture products using the best ingredients that will deliver the results you expect. I want to relieve you of the burden of wondering whether you’re up on all the best ingredients for youthful, healthy skin.  This is my job, so you can relax and know that your skin needs are covered.

I’m always available to answer your questions and concerns. If there’s an ingredient you’re concerned or curious about, if there’s something you think you may need in your skin care products, write me an e-mail and I’ll respond.

To your health, with love,

Mira