Bagno di Vita Foaming Gel - 8.4oz
Fango Active Mud for Face & Body - 17.6oz
Sali Esfoliante - 2.5oz
Tono Body Crème - 6oz
Botanico Eye Compresses - 30 compresses
HOW TO USE:
Bagno di Vita Foaming Gel:
Use daily in bath or shower. Apply all over body with hands, sponge or washcloth. As a special treatment, pour under tap to create a rich, foaming bubble bath to de-stress and relax.
Fango Active Mud for Face & Body:
Apply generously (about one quarter inch thick) to clean skin (face, neck and/or body), avoiding the lip and eye areas. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly using sponge or washcloth. It is important to remove the mud while it is still wet.
Generously apply to wet skin. Lightly massage using circular motions. Rinse off.
Tono Body Crème:
Smooth over entire body daily after bath or shower or whenever skin feels dry. Concentrate on driest areas, like the elbows and knees.
Botanico Eye Compresses:
Use on clean skin. Lie down and relax with eyes closed. Place one pad over each eye. Remove after 5-10 minutes, keeping eyes closed, pat excess gel around eye area. Dispose of pads after each use.
Foaming Gel, Sali Esfoliante, Eye Compresses and Fango Mask are made in the USA; Basket made in China.
Please view the above Ingredients tab for ingredient information.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately help delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that can lead to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your fingertips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
When you cleanse your face, you can help control the clarity, suppleness and condition of your skin. Cleansing rids your skin of excess facial oil, dust, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells. This process helps keep the pores unclogged, improves circulation, and prepares your skin for the next step in your cleansing ritual. Quite possibly the most fundamental step in the beauty routine, cleansing is integral to maintaining a balanced complexion.
Cleansing is recommended twice per day for most skin types, once in the morning and once in the evening. Any more than that, the natural oils become stripped, while any less and your skin can become susceptible to congestion and eruptions.
How to Choose a Cleanser
Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin and is specifically formulated for the face. Dry skin types will need to use a creamy based cleanser, while oilier types will need a gel based or foaming type cleanser. Sensitive skin needs a fragrance-free formulation, most likely labeled as gentle and non-irritating.
How to Cleanse
Tie your hair back with a headband or ponytail holder. Make sure to start with clean hands. Splash your face with warm or tepid water to open up your pores. Never use too hot or too cold water. Too hot and your skin can dry out, while water that is too cold will not remove the surface oils sufficiently. You can use a washcloth, sponge, exfoliation puff, facial brush or your fingers for cleansing - It all depends on your preference.
Use approximately a dime to nickel sized amount of cleanser, follow product packaging instructions. You can apply the cleanser with your fingertips or washcloth. Depending on the cleanser type, you might want to work up a lather in your hands first.
Use gentle upward circular strokes moving around the face, paying attention to the crevices of the nose area and hair line while extending down your neck and around the ear area. Take extra care to use a gentle touch around the eyes. Do not over-scrub or scrub too hard, as your facial skin is susceptible to become easily irritated.
Once the cleansing is completed, rinse liberally with tepid water. Make sure all areas are rinsed including the neck, hairline and eye area. Cool water may be used, as it helps to close the pores. Finish by blotting your face gently with a towel using a patting technique.
When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.
The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.
Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).
Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.
You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.
Oily skin is identified as skin with oily areas, pronounced shininess in the T-zone, breakouts, and pores that may be clogged and enlarged. The oiliness can cause makeup to fade prematurely. Finding the right balance is key to this skincare routine.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have acne or oily skin, you want to look for products that absorb oil, hydrate without added oil, and moisturize your skin without oil.
Cleanse skin both day and night with a mild sudsy or gel cleanser. Use a toner to wipe of residual dirt and soap, and finally follow with a light moisturizer with SPF for the day. Use a product that is mild and light; many times the packaging will indicate that it is non-comedegenic. Products formulated specifically for oily skin condition should be suitable for almost any use. You will want to purchase a skincare line that fits the level of your skin's needs.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Exfoliate once or twice per week. This will assist with cell turnover and will expose the healthy skin underneath. Over-exfoliating or exfoliating with harsh ingredients can irritate skin and possibly cause further breakouts, so stick with a product that has micro beads or exfoliating ingredients.
Use a weekly mask to help cleanse and tighten pores. Masks made with clay effectively absorb excess oil and are highly recommended and essential to controlling an oily complexion. Finally use a spot treatment as needed during the day or night. If skin becomes flaky or irritated, decrease the frequency of use. One final note: Choose your cosmetics and hair care products wisely. Many can be contributors of skin sensitivity or flare-ups.
Key Ingredients for Acne/Oily Skin:
Alphahydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxyl Acid, Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Vitamin A, Retinol (a form of Vitamin A), Vitamin C, Clay
Bagno di Vita Foaming Gel: Water (Aqua), Myristamide Dea, Cocoyl Sarcosine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Corylus Americana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Adenosine Triphosphate, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Polyquarternium-10, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Peg-150 Distearate, Glycol Stearate, Stearamide Amp, Disodium Edta, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Yellow 5 (Cl 19140), Red 33 (Cl 17200), Green 3 (Cl 42053), Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Linalool.
Fango Active Mud for Face & Body: Water (Aqua), Bentonite, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen Amino Acids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Trisodium Edta, Fuller's Earth (Solum Fullonum), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Edta, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Talc, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288).
Sali Esfoliante: Water (Aqua), Polyethylene, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pumice, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus, Bentonite, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985).
Tono Body Crème: Water (Aqua), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Octyl Palmitate, Isocetyl Behenate, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Mineral Salts, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Glycosaminoglycans, Adenosine Triphosphate, Collagen Amino Acids, Maleated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soy Glyceride, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Oil, Marshmallow (Althea Officinalis) Extract, Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) Extract, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract, Horsetail (Equisetum Hiemale) Extract, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) Extract, Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) Extract, Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract, Hops (Humulus Lupulus) Extract, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Extract, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) Extract, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Ivy (Hedera Helix) Extract, Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Extract, Ceteareth-20, Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Guanine (CI 75170).
Botanico Eye Compresses: Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Propylene Glycol, Ppg-24-Glycereth-24, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen Amino Acids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Mineral Salts, Trisodium Edta, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Edta, Quaternium-15, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Blue No. 1 (ci 42090).