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Thursday, November 22, 2012

96 Hour Black Friday Sale!!

It's a Black Friday 96 Hour Sale!! Save 30% on all items at the SkIndulgence store with the coupon code SSCSPL30PER Friday through Monday! Happy shopping!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Apple Cider Wash for Oily Skin

If you don't have much time on your hands, this wash is very effective for removing dirt and residue from face.

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons distilled water

Mix water and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and apply to face with a cotton ball. Avoid eye area. rinse with tepid water, and pat dry.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

About Our Shipping Materials

Landfill Flooded with Consumer Waste

According to the Clean Air Council, about 31% of municipal solid waste generated in the US in 2008 was containers and packaging, or 76,760 thousand tons. In our ongoing commitment to Mother Nature and reducing consumer packaging, SkIndulgence makes every effort to cut down on excess packaging, both in our product packaging and our shipments.

While we understand the desire of many companies to package every shipment like a gift for the customer to open, we are unable to reconcile this fleeting moment with the thousands and thousands of tons of unnecessary waste produced from packaging every year.

In addition to our minimal packaging and refill policy, we make every effort to minimize waste with our shipments as well.  Every package sent to you from SkIndulgence is sent in reused boxes and with reused filling/padding*.  Rest assured that while this is reused, your package is still shipped with sufficient padding and protection to ensure your products arrive safe and sound to your door.

It might not look as fancy as other, more commercial brands, but it IS saving a tree or two for future generations!

*primarily from our suppliers' shipments to us.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tips for Oily Skin

Just because skin is oily doesn't mean you should skip moisturizing.  When your skin is dehydrated, it's water, not oil that's lacking.  Oil is a sealant barrier, but not moisture itself.  When you skip moisturizer completely, skin produces more oil to try to hydrate itself - leaving you with even slicker skin than before.

The SkIndulgence Night Cream for Oily Skin is oily based, which makes a lot of people nervous at first.  However, this cream is designed to penetrate through the dermis to nourish and soothe the epidermis, and that initial oily feeling is gone within moments.  The cream is also formulated with herbs that represent astringent qualities and will definitely regulate that wayward oil!

Monday, November 5, 2012

SkIndulgence Has a New Look!

The New Look of SkIndulgence Skin Care
I am so excited to announce that SkIndulgence products have gotten a make-over!  When we first launched the line this past summer we were a little too anxious to get pics up on the Etsy store and rushed the packaging design.  After about, oh, a millisecond after the photo shoot was completed and the pics were up, I realized that this:

Ew! What is THIS?
was so totally NOT a product I would like up on my shelf...and it probably wasn't what our customers wanted either!  I immediately set to work designing something that better reflected our products: clean, simple and classy.

I absolutely love the new design, and I am thrilled to death with the way the new photos look.  Thank you so much to JD Nielsen, photographer extraordinaire, for taking such beautiful shots!

While we were at it, we added a couple of new products to the line including the Peppermint Salty and Sweet Body Scrub formulated to stimulate your senses and relieve sore muscles. We'll talk more about this, and the other new "stimulate" products later this week!

See the whole line's new look on the Etsy store!

Oatmeal, Almond & Avocado Body Scrub

Oatmeal, rich in vitamin E, is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, skin-soothing properties. Almonds are a natural emollient and, when ground, an effective exfoliant. Combined with avocado pulp, which contains vitamins A, D and E, and which possesses collagen-rebuilding properties, the oatmeal-almond mixture is ideal for irritated, tired and dry skin.  In order to avoid clogging your drain, it is best to make a small pouch or bag out of muslin cloth and fill it with dry oatmeal and the grated almonds.  Ideally, you should make the bag large enough so that you can fit your hand into it and use it as a mitt to rub the avocado on your body.  I use an old nylon, myself!

1/2 cup almonds
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed

Place almonds in a blender or coffee grinder and grind until coarse and not too fine. Mix almonds and oatmeal and place in glove or muslin mitt. Scoop up avocado and rub on body with mitt. Rinse off with warm water, pat dry and moisturize.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Refill Policy & Discount

SkIndulgence would like to announce a new refill discount offer!

In staying true to our commitment to Mother Nature and reducing consumer packaging customers can now return the empty bottles to us and receive 50%-off on a refill of that same product!

All you have to do is ship back your empty container, along with your email address to:
SkIndulgence Skin Care
PO Box 39691
Los Angeles, CA 91204

Once we receive your package we will email you a coupon code for 50%-off.  When you place your refill order through the Etsy store, order the product as usual. While in your shopping cart, click "Apply Shop Coupon Code" to redeem your discount.

Happy shopping!

Lovely Life of Leah: SkIndulgence Giveaway

Leah totally designed this button!
Hey all ya'll!  You should click on over to Lovely Life of Leah today as she has so awesomely reviewed SkIndulgence products and you can ENTER TO WIN two different SkIndulgence gift sets!

Many many thanks to Leah for reviewing myproducts and hosting a giveaway; this is so SO exciting for me :-)