It is with great sadness that I have to announce the discontinuation of our skincare line due to a combination of factors. If you need help finding replacement products please contact me and I will do my very best to help you. This does not affect our facial oil, Au Natural Sunscreen, any of our mineral moisture tints or custom cosmetics. Sorry for any inconvenience. I absolutely loved this collection and am beyond devastated.
If you have been in to my office, you know how much I talk about water and how good it is for your skin. It does have a whole host of other great benefits for your body. My partner Sam, wrote a really fantastic post about water on the First City Wellness clinic page that you should check out here:
Cheers (with a glass of H2O),
Melissa West LAc, LE
Lactic Renewal Peel
The gentler of the two peels is called Lactic Renewal. Our L+ Lactic Acid is extracted from organic corn, because it is the natural form of this ingredient it is metabolized by the body more readily than the synthetically produced Lactic Acid. When we compare this peel to Glycolic or Citric Acid peels, Lactic shows greatly reduced irritancy while offering pronounced exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. Great on all skin including deeper tones.
Benefits of our Lactic Renewal Peel:
Exceptional Fruit Glycolic Peel
If you are ready for the real deal in natural chemical peels then our Exceptional Fruit Glycolic Peel is for you. Experience a concentrated blend of five botanical extracts: Bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, Orange, and Lemon. These extracts contain several naturally occurring alpha hydroxy Acids (AHAs).
AHAs have been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. They have been used in skin care for many years. Our Exceptional Fruit Glycolic Peel is produced by taking several species of plants and running them through an exhaustive extraction process, which naturally concentrates the active principles.
Benefits of our Exceptional Fruit Glycolic Peel:
We can't wait for you to try them! <3
9/29/2017 0 Comments
Our Ambition is Here
Thanks so much for visiting my page! This endeavor has been a long time coming passion project and it is so exciting to see everything come to life with your support. So, why did I start this journey? I will just come out and say it: It is ridiculously hard to find safe and effective skincare. As a licensed esthetician for nearly a decade, I have seen the decline in ingredient quality alongside the increase in price. I have been a representative for multiple companies that I trusted until I started digging or they changed their formulations, or their products are or became less than affordable for my clients. It got to a point where I didn't even know what to put on my own face.
According to the Associated Skincare Professionals website there an estimated 40,000-plus cosmetic and skin care products in the United States competing for your attention and dollars with more popping up every day. The choices can be truly overwhelming to even educated skincare connoisseurs. Over-the-counter products spend vast sums of money on marketing and advertising to distinguish what they offer, but none of that money goes toward the quality of the product.
This is where professional quality products come in. When you purchase a Professional grade product, you are getting more effective formulations, that means better and faster results. You will likely need less product per application since the active ingredients are more concentrated and designed to penetrate quicker. This is definitely the case with Skin Ambition. What you are able to purchase from us is the same concentration that we use in the office with a few exceptions.
A proper home care regimen will enhance the results from professional treatments and can help prepare your skin for further care. It can also greatly increase the effectiveness of certain procedures only a professional can provide. Even if you don't choose to receive professional skincare treatments (though I highly recommend it) professional quality products can make significant improvements to your skin's baseline health.
However, just because a product is professional quality, doesn't make it safe. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics "Most people assume the government regulates cosmetics the same way it does food and drugs to ensure they are safe. In reality, cosmetics are one of the least regulated consumer products on the market today." The last time the US passed a cosmetics safety law was in 1938! This $71 billion dollar industry contains thousands of chemicals of which only 11 have been banned for use in this country. The EU is worlds ahead of us in this aspect with over 13k ingredients banned. These are some really scary statistics and yet another reason I am passionate about this new project.
Skin Ambition is proud of what isn't in our products. Everything in our collection is gluten free, talc and bismuth oxychloride free, vegan and cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, with no Synthetic Fragrances, no Phtalates, no GMO’s and no Triclosan. All of our products are made here in the USA. I hope you will join us in our Ambition for better skincare.
Melissa West LAc, LE