Moisturize Your Winter Skin

JenSan Patchouli Anise Body Butter

 

 

 

 

Perfect for winter skin, our body butters are made with certified organic shea butter and the organic oils of jojoba and coconut. 

PROTEINS IN NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS- WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Image credit: michaeljung / 123RF Stock Photo

Image credit: michaeljung / 123RF Stock Photo

Each time you shampoo your hair, you loose a small percentage of it's natural protein.  The protein in your hair helps it to maintain moisture while working to prevent breakage—keeping it strong and healthy.  To help replenish the loss caused by shampooing, a protein-based deep conditioner should be part of your regular hair maintenance. According to an article by Tonya McKay on popular natural hair blog Curly Nikki,

Proteins have been used in cosmetics applications probably since the development of vanity in the human race. The beneficial properties of these natural substances were readily recognized and utilized, as illustrated in the tales of Cleopatra and her infamous milk baths.

Proteins adsorb readily onto the surface of skin and hair, forming moisture-retentive films. The films act to smooth and flatten the hair cuticle, which makes the hair shiny and more-easily detangled. These films can also provide some protection from the environment and pollutants. Proteins are generally hygroscopic, meaning they attract water molecules from the air, so they also act as humectants. Proteins added to bleaching or perming solutions have been found to significantly reduce damage to the cuticle, and their addition to dyeing solutions has been found to improve dye uptake into the hair while minimizing damage as well.

Most proteins used in personal care products have been hydrolyzed, a chemical method of breaking down the large structure of the protein into a smaller fragment of the primary structure (either a polypeptide or in some cases the amino acids themselves). These smaller polypeptides are more water soluble and thus more easily mixed into a formulation and also more readily absorb into the cortex of the hair.

Read up more on the benefits of protein in hair products on curlynikki.com.

Iconic Natural Hairstyles

Iconic Natural Hairstyles: Erykah Badu, 2013

Beautify Your Summer Skin with a JenSan Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

The benefits of Dead Sea Salt are well documented. It is known for its therapeutic value to the health of your skin. Salts gathered from the Dead Sea contain over 80 minerals that are essential for your skin’s health. And these minerals are present in Dead Sea Salt at over 10 times the rate of any other sea salts.  JenSan enhances the benefits of Dead Sea Salts in their scrubs with the addition of organic sweet almond, olive, soybean and macadamia nut oils. [caption id="attachment_2407" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Copyright: bds / 123RF Stock Photo Copyright: bds / 123RF Stock Photo[/caption]  Sweet almond oil is a wonderful emollient that helps restore the moisture in your skin. Olive oil helps the skin regain its natural oil balance and its antioxidant properties helps protect from harmful free radicals. Soybean oil is filled with vitamins and minerals that help to restore luster and glow to your skin, and macadamia nut oil helps the skin to retain its youthful appearance. [caption id="attachment_2262" align="aligncenter" width="300"]JenSan Citron Splash Dead Sea Salt Organic Body Scrub JenSan Citron Splash Dead Sea Salt Organic Body Scrub[/caption]   The addition of yogurt powder is another reason our body scrub is so special. High in protein and calcium, yogurt soothes, softens and rejuvenates the skin.  Combined with Vitamin E, these ingredients create a scrub that will leave your skin feeling so silky soft you won’t need much lotion after use. JenSan Home and Body Tranquility Body Scrub JenSan Home and Body Citrus Splash Body Scrub Find more organic body scrubs here.

Beauty Tip: How to Get Smooth Skin, Frizz-Free Hair, and Flawless Feet All Summer

image Between the humidity causing your hair  to frizz like an electrified cotton ball and all the skin-baring  clothes you’ve been slipping into, smoothness has undoubtedly shimmied up to the top of your beauty priority list. But don’t worry—we’re here to smooth over everything, including your fears. Just use these tips from hairstylists, dermatologists, and other skin care experts to get—and stay—smooth from head to toe.  Read more at Glamour.com

Beauty Tip: Get Smoky and Dramatic Eyes like Halle Berry

Add some smoky drama to your eyes like Revlon’s brand ambassador Halle Berry with their new PhotoReady™ Primer, Shadow + Sparkle.  Everything you need in one versatile palette to easily create whatever eye your in the mood for .  From evening drama to subtle daytime chic, this new collection has it all. image image

Beauty Tip: 5 Tricks For Applying Eye Liner From Harper's Bazaar

Chanel make artist Rachel Goodwin gives Harper’s Bazaar readers five tricks for achieving those stunning eye seen on celebrity clients like Emma Stone and January Jones.

Beauty Tip: Homemade Mask Recipe For Tightening Pores

image We love this natural beauty tip from Troy Thompson we discovered on The Huffington Post.  A natural beauty with flawless skin, Ms. Thompson, an aspiring fashion designer, daily regiment includes cleaning her face with a handmade mask made with turmeric, avocado and a little yogurt.  She explains, “it doesn’t have preservatives in it because they’re ‘live’ foods. You want to make sure you do it on a weekly basis and keep it as fresh as possible because this is going on your face and into your skin."

Christmas in July at JenSan

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="200,201,202,203,204,205"] Christmas comes early to JenSan this year!  From Thursday 7/11 - 7/18 save 15% storewide at JenSan Home and Body!  Save on products for home and body including candles, organic soaps, body butters and more.  Here is a sampling!