I refuse to sell to your fears.
I don’t like the term anti-aging. I understand the desire to turn back the clock but we need to be graceful and accepting with some aspects of aging. Resist media messages and sales people that use this fear to sell. Many products simply cannot do the things they claim to be able to do! A balanced life that includes whole food nutrition, ample physical activity, and deep connections with family & friends is key to a beauty that reflects health. Intuitively we know this.
How do I decide what I will use in treatments and retail? It takes me a great deal of time.
For every hour I have spent with my hands on a client I have logged countless more reading, researching and sampling products. My collaboration with my formulator offers me extra confidence, as she also does her homework and has been at this for 16 years.
Yes, there are synthetic ingredients that I avoid but the risks of some of them have been overblown--yet another way fear is used to market to women.
“Natural” is the buzzword of the decade and it is important to know that the term isn’t regulated. I chuckle when I see advertising washed in green knowing that it consists of very commonplace ingredients, synthetics included. “Organic” is a term that is regulated, though commonly used without the proper certification. Many ingredients in my own line have met this distinction. Equally important to me is that they perform well, are affordable to many and their ingredient lists are non-manipulated and honest.
Botanicals can reduce inflammation, irritation & hyperpigmentation, improve tone, stimulate collagen, reduce cellular damage and aid in detoxification. They can address all the concerns that come with aging. They work gently for gradual, dependable, beautiful and sustainable results!
Products made for Mantle Skincare are:
Free from sodium lauryl sulfate (cleansing foaming agent that is overkill for skin, removing too much oil), petroleum (not necessarily harmful but definitely not eco-friendly and void of the wonderful nutrients you gain by using a botanical oil to hold in moisture), parabens (preservatives that have been shown to weakly mimic estrogen but more research is needed) and animal products. Also, the products and their ingredients are not tested on animals.
1/10/2014 08:42:28 am
The products I use from Amy do not feel heavy either - which is why I like them. The oil is great, especially in this very dry winter weather.
1/11/2014 12:52:55 am
Yes! The Addressing Aging Oil has immediate hydrating and moisturizing benefits. So essential in the winter months. Glad you like it, Debbie!
1/10/2014 01:19:21 pm
I have really enjoyed Amy's products as well. I also use her oil, particularly during these harsh winter months
1/11/2014 12:56:22 am
Happy to see you enjoying the products! The moisture & hydration is only part of the story. Stick with the Addressing Aging Oil for its long-term cumulative results on elasticity, lines and excess pigment.
1/14/2014 10:14:05 am
Amy my visits with you are the best!! I totally trust my hypersensitive skin to you and it always feels terrifically soft and smooth after your wonderful facials.I love coming to Stephanie's Salon because the staff is warm and welcoming. I love the oil and makeup products I have purchased from you as well as the moisturizer. You know I will be back!! Thanks for all the makeup tips. Tracy
1/14/2014 11:51:45 am
I look forward to seeing you soon, Tracy. Thank you for the testimonial!
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Amy Linville is an artist and esthetician that believes simple, sustainable and non-rushed daily skincare and beauty rituals are the foundation for finding comfort in your skin and looks, no matter your age.
Photos used under Creative Commons from Pen Waggener, Brett Jordan