I believe that all of us, in the midst of the chaos and months of confinement and seclusion, experience different emotions and feelings. Some weeks were filled with extreme worry, anxiety and sadness.
 

 
But I can say that I have also had happy, creative, productive days full of good energy. It was a privilege to be able to take a forced break, from home, and create a daily routine of yoga, cooking, eating well, reading, watching movies, taking online courses, watching “lives”, cleaning the house, taking care of my skin, hair and body.
 
With time to spare, I had fun doing several days of "home spa"! I was able to try out face mask recipes, moisturize my hair with coconut oil, use my dry brush. I drank lots of water, herbal teas and, many days, managed to get the 8 hours of sleep I deserve. Of course, as the weeks went by, I noticed some good results.
 

 
Since I like to try new experiences and it had been a month since I left home, I underwent a 7-day detoxification treatment with green smoothies, which turned out to be a wonderful experience for my body, my soul and, of course, my skin. I can tell you that spending 7 days alone with smoothies is not easy and I do not recommend it to just anyone.
 
But the "most radical" habit change, with the most surprising result, that I set out to make in this quarantine was to do away with the daily use of makeup once and for all in my life. This was unimaginable for me, since I started having acne-prone* skin at the age of 30 and I had not spent a day in my life without using at least one makeup base on my face to hide my acne.
 
And it is this liberation (or would it be a victory?) that I would like to share with you. I can say out loud and with great pride that:
 
I'm a "MAKEUP FREE" woman and I want to celebrate that! Because in the times we live in, that's not easy, it's not for just anyone. With so many impositions from society for us to be "superwomen" or "women with perfect skin and bodies", who dares or who manages not to wear makeup?
 
That doesn't mean that I don't like to wear makeup and that I'll never wear makeup again. I'm a professional actress and, many times, in plays, movies or TV, wearing makeup is part of the job.
 
How has the pandemic helped improve my acne-prone skin?
 
When I couldn't leave the house, I ended up spending days and days with a basic facial care routine: cleansing my skin with a toner and moisturizing it on some days with Per Purr's facial oil and on other days with my mixed-dry skin moisturizer.
 
After going 3 months without using a drop of makeup on my acne-prone skin (I can already say: my skin is no longer acne-prone), the result is really amazing. I never imagined getting rid of makeup (Could makeup be an addiction? A way of hiding ourselves?) Nor did I imagine the difference its daily use would make to the health of my skin.
 

 
Anyone with acne-prone skin knows what I'm talking about. Some spend years and years in the incessant struggle of fighting pimples, trying all sorts of products and treatments people recommend, going to countless different dermatologists and almost never having satisfactory results, or any hope.
 
Well, the truth is that it seems it has taken a pandemic for me to discover alone and confined to my house that the combo food + what you do or don’t put on your skin is your "secret tip" to having healthy skin and no acne.
 
Now that we are slowly returning to the rhythm of before, but with (perhaps) a change in mentality, a desire to do things better and a real thirst to stick to the new habits cultivated in lock-down, it is time to put our plans into action.
 
The truth is that everything I'm talking about is related to the notion of constancy. Experiencing doing something every day. Even if it's just a little, but sticking to it, until the action becomes a part of you and eventually it doesn't require any effort.
 
I can already tell you that for me it takes no effort to eat well, do yoga and not wear makeup every day. They are just simple, constant daily tasks.
 

 
So, I invite you to try a new habit that makes you feel good. But take your time. Don't forget that as long as a little day-to-day practice makes a difference in your mind or body, you have to embrace it and practice it.
 
*One of the causes of acne in adult women is "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome", which can also cause a hormonal imbalance. In this case, changes in diet and the use of cosmetics may not have the same effectiveness. We encourage you to consult a medical specialist.
 

Since the launch of our Orange & Ginger Facial Oil, we have talked a lot about MUFAs. But what are they, really?

To understand it better, let’s start by talking about the acid mantle of the skin.  The acid mantle is a fine, naturally protective layer of the skin with a pH of 5.5 (slightly acidic), where the conditions are too adverse for the majority of germs, bacteria, fungus and viruses to survive and propagate.

External factors of daily life such as the sun’s rays, soap, poor quality creams, makeup, stress, tension, pollution, water loss from sweating, etc., damage this delicate tissue.

MUFAs are “monounsaturated fatty acids”, and they play a structural role in the skin’s layers. These saturated fats help the skin to produce sebum and are extremely important to keep it hydrated, supple and young-looking. They also help to prevent dry and irritated skin.

Along with ceramides, MUFAs are like the “mortar between the bricks” of a structure, while corneocytes are the bricks. When part of this “mortar” is lost, the skin becomes more susceptible to infections and diseases.  So any modification it undergoes will have consequences and harmful effects, causing changes in its appearance and effectiveness as a protective barrier of the skin.

That’s why it’s so important to keep your skin well-hydrated and make sure it constantly receives “mortar,” or MUFAs.

Where do we find MUFAs?

Our facial oil is full of them! Below is a list of the MUFAs it contains:

-   Lauric acid

-   Myristic acid

-   Palmitic acid

-   Stearic acid

-   Oleic acid

-   Palmitoleic acid

-   Linoleic acid

-   Capric acid

-   Caprylic acid

-   Caproic acid

-   Linolenic acid

-   Arachidic acid

-   Eicosenoic acid

-   Gadoleic acid

-   Erucic acid

-   Nervonic acid

-   Alpha linoleic acid

-   Behenic acid

All these monounsaturated acids exist naturally in vegetable oils and, to make our formula ultra-complete, we have a very special mixture of them. Give it a try!

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We all know how important it is to consume vitamin C. Ever since we were kids, we’ve been told to eat oranges to avoid catching a cold in the winter.
You probably know that this vitamin boosts your immune system, but what you may not know is that it is also very beneficial for your skin. In order to reap the benefits, you don’t have to consume foods rich in vitamin C, you can apply it directly to your skin.
Vitamin C does wonders, it is "your best ally" in fighting wrinkles. Its antioxidant properties help your skin fight free radicals, which damage collagen and elastin your body produces.

Beneficios de la Vitamina C

Los beneficios de la Vitamina C en tu piel y cuerpo


As the years go by, the first signs of premature aging appear on our skin: the famous wrinkles! Our skin naturally has a good reserve of ascorbic acid, which is derived from vitamin C.
When our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, this reserve decreases, in turn producing less collagen. For this reason it is so important to use cosmetics containing vitamin C, which is also extremely powerful in treating sun spots.
Vitamina C

Los beneficios de la Vitamina C en tu piel y cuerpo


10 Functions of vitamin C in the body:
1- It facilitates the absorption of other vitamins and minerals;
2- It is an antioxidant and reduces inflammation caused by external agents like the sun;
3- It prevents degenerative diseases like arteriosclerosis.
4- It reduces the risk of heart disease.
5- It strengthens the immune system.
6- It supports the development of teeth and gums, bones, cartilage and iron absorption.
7- It helps repair and create cognitive tissue.
8- It is extremely important in producing collagen for scarring, hence its importance for the skin.
9- It fights against free radicals.
10- It treats sun spots.
When and how do I apply vitamin C?
Ideally, use a vitamin C serum before moisturizer and sunscreen every day in the morning. There are several brands on the market for different skin types and different prices. If you are a DIY person, we have a recipe for you to make your own serum.
Ingredients: Vitamin C powder and distilled water
Recipe: use a container, preferably glass. Dissolve 10 g of vitamin C in 100 ml of distilled water.
Store your miracle mixture in the refrigerator. Use daily for best results.

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