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Farm to Table Beauty

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Just like farm-to-table restaurants, farm-to-body has also experienced a surge in popularity. The concept of farm-to-body has been a growing market for a few years now.   Consumers no longer want to know just what effect a formula will have on their skin, but also exactly where ingredients come from, their quality, and how they’ve been treated and created in laboratories.  While the options can sometimes be a bit pricier, you can feel good about the all-natural ingredients seeping into your hair and skin and know that the ingredients are quality. 

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We all know the benefits of exfoliating. Not only does it remove dull skin cells from the surface of the skin, giving your skin a fresh glow, but it increases the penetration and effectiveness of the products that follow. Do you use a PHYSICAL or CHEMICAL exfoliant? Here’s a breakdown of the most common ones: CHEMICAL EXFOLIANTS: ALPHA Hydroxy Acids, AHAs: water soluble acids that exfoliate the surface of the skin. AHAs also have moisturizing capabilities. Examples: Glycolic acid (small molecules that can easily penetrate the skin and remove dead skin cells) and Lactic acid (larger molecules than glycolic acid, does not penetrate as deeply into the skin, but less irritating than glycolic acid). BETA Hydroxy Acids, BHAs: Oil soluble acids, exfoliate the surface of the skin and inside pores. Dissolve dirt, oil and skin cells that clog pores. BHAs have antibacterial properties, but tend to dry out skin. Example: Salicylic acid. ENZYME exfoliators (ie. papaya enzyme or pineapple enzyme): exfoliate by breaking apart the “glue” that holds dead, dull skin cells together. More gentle than AHAs and BHAs. PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL EXFOLIANTS: Physical exfoliants, as the name implies, use the physical nature of the ingredients (beads, clay, sugar, salt, etc.) and manual action to exfoliate the skin. Depending on the physical exfoliator, these can be more abrasive than chemical ones, but it all depends on the product and the way it is being used. Examples: face scrub, muslin cloth, clarisonic.

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There is a Minnesota hair care company called Lis’n that takes their mission of farm to body very seriously.  Lis’n is a professional haircare line crafted from naturally derived “Farm to Fashion” ingredients.   Their mission is to cultivate the growth of stylists by providing clean, safe products and listening and responding to their needs.  They have made each of their products multi-purpose and they have utilized ingredients found in nature wherever possible.  A few to name of are de-ionized water for purity; proteins from sheep wool; moisturizers from soybeans, ​beeswax, macadamia seed and corn; and they scent their products with ruby-red grapefruit. Their products are sulfate, paraben and gluten free and they never test on animals.

Their number one product is their In.Credible(!) Reparative Leave In Detangler.  Because of its natural ingredients, it makes it a great product to use on children as well!  Here is the rundown of product benefits: it is sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free and color safe. This detangler will protect your hair from the elements and leaves it smooth, hydrated and healthy.  It detangles, has thermal and UV protection (so great to spray on before you blow dry), leaves a lightweight moisture, repairs split ends, helps minimize frizz and is 100% vegan.  Make sure to order your October Hello Salon Pro box, as this awesome detangler is one of the featured products!