Discussions, topics, research on overal skin care using natural, clean, vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, gluten-free, unisex ingredients, DIY concoctions, or treatments.

Natural Skin Care Lessons Learned from Other Cultures

From its beginning YASOU Natural Skin Care made a conscious decision to create effective skin care products for people of every ethnicity, race, skin type and skin color. Our multicultural approach influences the ingredients we select and the processes we use in creating our products. The origins of our ingredients are a history lesson in cultural Influences where cultures depend on one another. Each of our products exists because of the contributions and collaboration of multiple cultures.

 

The list of ingredients in YASOU body cream with essential oils is an example. Mandarin essential oil was originally cultivated in the 12th century in southern China. Cypress oil comes from trees in the mountains of northern Mexico and the eastern Mediterranean. Use of the Aloe Vera plant in skin care has a history in Africa, India, and China. It was the Egyptians who shared the plant’s skin care secrets with the Greeks and Romans. Clinical tests now show its ability to accelerate cellular regeneration as well as hydrate and soften the skin. Shea butter comes from the fruit nut of the Karite trees growing in the savanna grasslands of West Africa. The harvesting of the tree nuts and extraction of its butter is often done by women working in cooperatives that provide consistent employment and paychecks. An estimated three million African women work with shea butter according to the UN Development Program. Our purchasing power supports rural communities as well as women’s empowerment. Marigold flowers contain Calendula oil and are native to southwestern Asia, the Mediterranean and western Europe. This oil helps prevent acne and skin inflammation.

 

We don’t pretend to know all about these cultures, but we’re open to new ideas and learning. We’re curious about people, geographies and ingredients cultivated. More often than not business owners find common ground and respect the ingenuity of others that may be unlike ourselves. Something may seem strange to us because it doesn’t fit with our assumptions. But it’s never too late to learn. These are just some of the natural skin care lessons we’ve embraced by working with people, not stereotypes; with cultures, not systems.

 

  • You always look better wearing a smile and offering kindness.
  • We have something to learn from everyone we meet no matter their position or place of origin.
  • While skin is somewhat genetically inherited, culture is learned.
  • Skin care is dynamic, not static. New ingredients are introduced from around the world. Research studies confirm or negate myths, legends, and viral messages on social media.
  • Natural skin care is holistic and not positioned as high or low culture.
  • History and geography help shape development in the skin care industry across cultures.
  • How natural skin care products are produced, packaged and distributed depends on a country’s economy and politics.
  • Who uses natural skin care products is often a social construct. Skin care product consumption by South Korean men is huge compared with the U.S. and Europe.

 

These global lessons have helped YASOU skin care establish core values. We celebrate the histories, geographies, contributions and collaboration of multiple cultures by creating a natural skin care line that you can trust and believe in.

Why Skin Care Is The Perfect Gift For Dad

A man’s skin says a lot about his health and Father’s Day is the perfect time to introduce dad to a skin care regime.  It’s important for a man to take good care of his skin if he wants to project an image of vigor and fitness.

The best tips for skincare for men are similar to those of women, although there are some differences.  Men for example often need to take more care of their skin because they shave, have occupations and outdoor hobbies that can give their skin a real beating.  Male skin is also thicker and likely to contain more oil. They can suffer from breakouts due to larger pores than women.  We here at YASOU compiled a short list of skin care tips that we believe every man should know.

    • Cleansing- this may be the most important part of smart skin care because it helps reduce the build up of oil and the chances of breakouts. A man should cleanse his skin at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night before bedtime.
    • Before Shaving- splash warm to hot water on your face to open your pores and apply a thin layer of shaving gel before shaving. Make sure to use a sharp razor or manual blade when shaving to prevent skin damage.
    • Moisturize daily- choose a face moisturizer that contains active ingredients. A good moisturizer should have a range of active ingredients for the best results. Look for “true” moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid and glycerin which maintains the skins moisture levels.  Also look for antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E which condition the skin and provide nurturing to ensure that the skin is hydrated and looks healthy.
    • Sunscreen- apply it daily. Men who don’t use sunscreen increase their risk of getting sun damage, which can result in redness, irritation, extra blood vessels and skin cancer.
    • Exfoliate- about three times a week will help get rid of any buildup of dirt and oil below the surface of the skin. It will also keep those larger pores clean and free from dirt. Take a look at YASOU’s new day cream.
      It exfoliates and moisturizes on an inner level and contains all those great active ingredients we talk about in tip # 3.
    • Eat healthy and exercise regularly- this makes it easier for the body to naturally cleanse the skin.
    • Purchase a good body moisturizer,- focus on areas of the body where skin typically dries out like
      a. Elbows
      b. Hands
      c. Knees
      d. Shoulders
      e. Lower Legs

    Moisturizing the lower legs is particularly important and something men don’t think about.  Symptoms that can occur with aging by not moisturizing the legs are chronic dry skin or xerosis of the legs that can exacerbate eczema and cause the skin to turn a brownish woody color.  So, gentlemen moisturize your lower legs!

    YASOU hydrating body cream aroma free is the perfect Father’s Day Gift because this body treatment focuses on the areas we mention above and ladies you know: men need tender loving care (sometimes more than women) so keep an eye out for them.   YASOU!

How To Naturally Boost and Build Collagen

As we age our skin loosens its elasticity and firmness due to the loss and breakdown of collagen in the dermal layer of the skin.  The best thing we could do for ourselves is to create a natural environment that stimulates collage production for maintaining healthy, glowing, firmer skin.

Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids that are found in our bodies and exist naturally in our skin, as a structural support.  It is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin it’s elasticity and strength. Some benefits of collagen to your skin’s appearance are:

  • It helps keep your skin youthful and glowing
  • It reduces wrinkles and smoothes the skin
  • It helps prevent loose and sagging skin

Some natural solutions to boost and build collagen are to take a collagen supplement , incorporate power foods in your diet and use a topical natural skin care cream that will plump up your skin again.  Incorporating these few steps into your daily regime can effectively start promoting collagen production and de-aging from the inside out.

 

Collagen Supplements

They are tricky in results and not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As with any treatment, how soon someone can see results after taking them varies from person to person but a high quality supplement can help firm thin, loose skin.  They come in both pill and liquid form. If you decide to incorporate a collagen supplement ( can be found at your local supplement store) into your diet you should also increase your vitamin C intake.  This combo will help the body produce collagen.

 

Power Foods

Collagen production in the body thrives from a high antioxidant, omega fatty acid and mineral diet. Here are some foods you can choose from.

  • Brazil Nuts.
    Contain Selenium which is a powerful antioxidant. It works alongside vitamin E and C which are essential for the immune system.  Studies suggest that a Selenium rich diet can help protect the skin from sun damage, age spots and skin cancer.
  • Fish, Lean Red Meat, Legumes (particularly peanuts), and poultry.
    Contain Zinc which helps to reduce skin damage, keeping the skin soft and supple. Zinc also reduces inflammation and promotes skin cell growth, maintaining collagen and elastin.
  • Oily Fish, Flaxseed Oil, Almonds, Walnuts, Linseed and Avocado’s
    Contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Make sure you get enough omega 3 and omega 6 fats.  These are essential fatty acids which cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through diet. Omega 3 fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help skin, particularly inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. They also fight dry skin and provide an ideal environment for collagen production.
  • Carrots, Cantaloupe, and Sweet Potatoes.
    Contain Vitamin A which repairs the skin and acts as an antioxidant.
  • Guava, Red Fruit and Vegetables, Citrus Fruits, Papaya, Tomatoes and Dark Green Vegetables (kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli).
    Contain Vitamin C which is sensitive to heat, so foods eaten in their raw form will retain more of their vitamin C than cooked foods.  Vitamin C helps collagen formulation by changing proline into hydroxyproline and lysine into hydroxylysine. These fight free radicals produced by too much sun that leads to prematurely aging skin.
  • Leafy Greens and sunflower seeds
    Contain Vitamin E which stimulates collagen production.
  • Green Tea.
    Contains Catechins which are phytonutrients that act as antioxidants and prevent the breakdown of collagen.
  • Dark Berries (raspberries, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, black currant and Acia).
    Contain Anthocyanidins which are phytonutrients that strengthen collage by linking the fibers together.
  • Cucumbers and Horsetail Herb.
    Contain Silia which is a mineral that heals connective tissue, keeping collagen from breaking down.
  • Soymilk and Cheese.
    Contain Geinstein which stimulates collagen production and blocks enzymes that break down and age skin.
  • Red Vegetables (red peppers, beets, and tomatoes).
    Contain Lycopene, an antioxidant which increases collagen production and protects the skin from the sun.
  • Olives (green and black), Cucumbers and Celery.
    Contain Sulphur which supports collagen production.

 

Natural Skin Cream

Adding an Antioxidant rich face cream like YASOU Cellular Day Cream (which is high in antioxidants and skin firming ingredients) and the Cell Renewal Night Cream (with cell regenerating and HyadisineÒ ingredients) to your skin care routine is bound to make your skin look firmer and rejuvenated.

These face creams work on the layers of skin where new skin cells are formed and where collagen gives the skin the support and firmness it needs to appear vibrant and wrinkle-free. By increasing skin cell turnover, your body is stimulating collagen production. Antioxidant rich creams will reduce dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

While supplements, diet and creams can give your skin a healthy glow, there’s no guarantee they will make you look like you’re 20 again. But who needs that? Let’s embrace our age and look the best we can.

(Image: Daria Shertsova | Pexels)

The Power of Aloe Vera For Beautiful Skin

The Aloe Vera plant dates as far back as 6,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. It was regarded as a sacred plant the “blood” of which held the secrets to beauty, health and immortality. Aloe Vera also has a long history of use as a moisturizer, hydrating the skin of our early ancestors in Africa, Persia, Greece and Italy. Its properties are cherished for soothing the skin. Certified organic Aloe Vera, derived from the plant’s leaf, offers the purest experience.

 

In skincare, today we know that one of the secrets behind Aloe Vera’s virtues is its ability to stimulate the fibroblast cells, causing them to regenerate faster. Cells produce collagen and elastin giving our skin a smooth, firm and healthy glow. The Mayo Clinic has reported on benefits of Aloe Vera in treating wounds, burns and minor skin infections. Leaves from the Aloe Vera plant contain anti-oxidants and other nutrients including beta-carotene and vitamins C and E.

 

The gel found inside the Aloe Vera leaf contains chemicals that enhance circulation through blood vessels in the skin and can help kill bacteria. The plant’s benefits do not stop there. Aloe Vera can help relieve itching, burns (including sun burn), wounds, psoriasis and inflammation.

 

Other uses of the versatile gel from the Aloe Vera plant range from makeup remover, shaving cream, bug bite soother, to skin exfoliator. Acne, blisters, and surface sores can all be soothed with Aloe Vera.

 

Aloe Vera comes in various forms such as gel, oil or juice. It has a bitter flavor so it’s not the most pleasant tasting plant, however when blended into a smoothie with other ingredients such as berries, coconut milk and green vegetables like cucumber and spinach, it provides a nutrient-rich super drink that will cleanse your system and benefit you skin.

 

In an average day we expose our skin to pollutants, chemicals, sunlight and a variety of allergens. Natural skincare products rely on nature’s gifts and a history of benefits recorded by our early ancestors to modern day researchers. Aloe Vera is a bona fide super skin care ingredient that holds many virtues. Indulge your skin with good things from nature.

Skin-to-Skin: Mom’s First Gift

Mother’s Day is approaching and we may start thinking not just about what to give mom but what mom has given to us. Of all the gifts, her touch may be at the forefront. I discovered the power of this while reading about skin-to-skin care at the time of birth. It is then that our routines begin.

When a woman becomes a mother the practice of skin-to-skin care with baby can start a spiral of healthy bonding according to researchers in Norway and America. Placing the naked baby prone on the mother’s bare chest at birth or soon afterwards is part of what these researchers describe as optimal care.

Weeks later the newborns receiving skin-to-skin care expressed “happiness, peace and satisfaction.” This simple act can begin a lifetime of healthy, caring practices for mother and child. It makes me realize that skin-to-skin contact is a mom’s first gift to her baby. It is not just touching a baby that has this effect; it is a nurturing touch by mother.

I remember how mom touched my forehead to see if I had a fever. How her hand always reached for mine while crossing the street. Playing tug of war with our toes. Her hugs goodbye and hello.

 

Today, Moms are Stressed

Lots of moms are stressed according to a Today.com online survey of more than 7,000 mothers this week. Major stress factors reported are not having enough time to get done what they need to do, husbands, daughters, staying fit and attractive, and trying to relax. That’s right, moms are stressed about being stressed.

A good gift for mom this year may be a get away. Okay, you can’t send her to Hawaii but you can help her relax and get away from the everyday routine. A photo book of her doing the things she loves, a silky body cream (excuse the promo) and dinner at a favorite restaurant top my list.

A Pew Research report shows that 70% of the public believes it is more difficult to be a mother today than it was 20 or 30 years ago.  If you are younger than 30 be sure to give mom an extra hug.  (above photo: wayne evans | pexels)   

Natural Skin Care Through the Ages

The use of natural ingredients in skin care has an enduring history throughout the ages. Influenced by culture, geography and of course aesthetics you may be surprised at what natural skin care remedies of yesteryear have in common with today’s skin care products. Relying on natural ingredients begins with the Egyptians and has evolved to the present day. Such knowledge can take your skin care into the next decade with confidence.

 

Ancient times

Ancient Egyptians created do-it-yourself remedies consisting of sesame, castor and moringa oils to diminish wrinkles. They cleansed their skin with a soapy paste using bentonite clay and olive oil, a combination still sold today in some soaps and face mask products. The most famous of Egyptian women, Cleopatra, was said to have used these to preserve her beautiful skin.

 

The ancient Greeks looked no further than fresh berry bushes, olive trees and honeybees to mix, mash and extract surrounding bounties to create oils and pastes with anti-aging and hydration properties.

 

Middle ages

During Medieval times and the Renaissance years in Europe smooth, white skin was highly praised. Women turned to herbs, seeds, and flowers for their face masks and sported hats to shade their skin from the sun. Saunas and sweat cleansing came into vogue for both men and women.

 

Later, in the 1800s the white porcelain doll look continued to be pursued by using lemon juice to naturally lighten the shade of skin.

 

20th Century change

 

It wasn’t until the 1930s when Coco Chanel returned from a Mediterranean cruise with a glowing bronzed tan that year-round tans became the desired look for skin. Prior to that tanned skin had been associated with field work. Routines for skin care often included ten steps.

 

Cold cream, moisturizers, and sunscreen all became easily accessible in the 1940s. During the 1950s do-it-yourself skin care face masks staged a comeback. Sunbathing was seen as glamorous. Powder compacts reduced skin shine.

 

During the 1960s skin damage from UVB and UVA rays became known, but many did not heed the warnings until decades later. Following the cake mascara psychedelic sixties, the 1970s ushered in a soft, natural look with minimal makeup and organic skin care products that harkened back-to-the earth sentiments. Natural beauty reigned as represented by popular celebrities Goldie Hawn, Ali McGraw, Sissy Spacek and let’s not forget men including Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta.

 

The 1980s were the yuppy years when designer names were blazed on clothing. In skin care, anti-aging products with collagen, natural extracts and acne cleansers were introduced. Face scrubs and exfoliation became common in skin care routines. Sculpted, defined features were highlighted. Matte makeup gave skin a natural look.

 

By the 1990s escalating skin cancer concerns brought sunscreen to the forefront and became a regular accompaniment for men and women’s morning skin care routine. Herbal essence shampoo filled shower stalls; body powder and body lotions crowded bathroom cabinets. AHAs – alpha hydroxy acids – were introduced to help diminish fine lines, promote blood flow, brighten and exfoliate skin.

 

21st Century solutions

 

Let’s forget Britney Spear’s body glitter in the 2000s and Victoria Secret’s Love Spell fragrance and move onto natural body butter, cellular face creams, and vegan hand lotions that promote bright healthy skin.

 

The 2020s  will continue to embrace natural, sustainable skin care products. Global diversity has provided an influx from other cultures. The toffee-colored, healthy skin of celebrities such as Alex Rodriguez, Halle Berry and Beyonce is now admired.

 

Serums, refillable products, body and face creams, lip elixirs and other organic skin boosting, skin smoothing remedies harken back to the ages when natural bounties were relied upon. What we know is that there is no one and done process in skin care. It’s an everyday effort. Take your skin care into the next decade with convenient, effective, natural, organic, and sustainable solutions.

 

Cleopatra would be jealous.

 

(image: Saph Photography | Pexels)

Eight Components for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Healthy, beautiful skin comes from the inside out. Good nutrition promotes a healthy glow. So what we put in our bodies is as vital as what we put on our bodies. A healthy skin diet is a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Research suggests that certain antioxidants such as vitamin C, Vitamin, E, Selenium, and Vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene) nourish and protect the skin to extend it’s youthful appearance.

 

Here are some of the most important components for a healthy skin diet:

 

1)   Vitamin A. Found in low-fat dairy products, and Vitamin A found in fruits and vegetables (beta carotene).  Beta Carotene is a nutrient that is critical for skin health. It is converted to Vitamin A in the body to aid in the growth and repair of body tissue, including your skin.  Best foods for beta carotene are: Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Carrots, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Dried Herbs, Butternut Squash, Lettuce (Romaine & Red Leaf) and Collards.

 

2 )  Vitamin C. Naturally found in skin, it is involved in collagen production and protects cells from free radical damage. Vitamin C is destroyed by exposure to sunlight, even when you spend a short amount of time in the sun. It can leave the skin depleted.  That’s why it is important to replenish your skin’s Vitamin C by eating plenty of Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. Best foods for Vitamin C: Red and green hot chili peppers, guavas, bell peppers (all colors), kiwi fruit, fresh herbs (thyme and parsley), bark cauliflower, brussels sprouts, papayas, oranges, tangerines, asparagus and strawberries.

 

3)  Vitamin B3.  is one of the best forms of the B vitamins for your skin. Also known as Niacin, It is a skin-conditioning powerhouse, B3 treats a variety of skin conditions and irritations, including dermatitis, acne, rosacea, eczema, dry and sun-damaged skin, and hyperpigmentation. It’s also a strong anti-aging ingredient and as such, features prominently in skin care products targeted at fine lines and wrinkles. Best foods for Vitamin B3: Turkey, chicken, dairy products, liver, mushrooms, fish, peas, fortified breads and cereals

 

4)  Vitamin E. Protects cell membranes and guards against UV radiation damage. Some research suggests that Vitamin E may work with Vitamin C to provide an extra boost of anti-aging skin protection. Best foods for Vitamin E: Sunflower seeds, paprika & red chili powder, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, dried herbs (basil & oregano), avocados, dried apricots, pickled green olives, cooked spinach and cooked taro root.

 

5)  Selenium.  An antioxidant mineral that helps safeguard the skin from sun damage. It helps delay wrinkles by protecting the skin’s quality and elasticity. Best foods for Selenium: Nuts (brazil buts), shellfish (oysters, mussels, whelk), brown rice, liver, fish, sunflower seeds, bran (wheat, rice & oat), caviar, bacon and pork chops, mushrooms, lobster, crab, whole wheat pasta and shrimp.

 

6)  Zinc.  Your skin contains six percent of all the Zinc in your body. This mineral is necessary for protecting cell membranes and helping to maintain the collagen that keeps the skin firm. Best foods for Zinc: Oysters, toasted wheat germ, skinless chicken (dark meat), lentils, roasted pumpkins, squash seeds, dried watermelon seeds, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, lean lamb, peanuts and crab.

 

7)  Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  Healthy fats help maintain cell membranes. They are effective barriers allowing water and nutrients in and keeping toxins out. Also known to protect the skin against sun damage. Best foods for Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chinook salmon, herring, mackerel, halibut, sardines, eggs, soy milk, yogurt, oatmeal, walnuts, brussel sprouts, kale, mint rapeseed oil, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and olive oil.

 

8)  Hydration.  When hydration comes from pure clear water the skin cells rejoice. Drinking water will help your body flush away toxins and allow the smooth flow of nutrients into the cells.  Cells that are well hydrated are plump and full. This means that the skin will look firmer and clearer (but not “fat”).  Many fruits and vegetables have high water content that contribute to overall hydration. Best foods that are high in water content: Watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe, peaches, pineapple, raspberries, blueberries and plums, celery, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, tomato, zucchini, mushroom, eggplant and spinach.

 

You may already be practicing a healthy skin diet without even knowing it. This information on how a healthy diet nourishes your skin will give you some more ideas to expand your practice. (Photo: Daria Shevtosova | Pexels).

 

YASOU!

2020 Spring Awakening in Natural Skin Care

The first day of Spring is a month away but I am already seeing glimpses of plant-based beauty that lead me to think it’s time to get our skin out of hibernation, starting now. The year 2020 has brought us exciting avenues for skin care especially in the areas of technology, science and dermatology. Most importantly we are now more than ever looking at our lifestyle and making choices based on what kind of life we want to live. Such choices effect our mental and physical health and thus our skin. What’s on the inside of us effects the outside and vice versus, impacting our bodies in health and appearance.

 

In 2020 we will be looking at more personal and customized skin care practices and routines that influence our sense of well-being, as well as the sustainability of our choices and how it effects our environment.   We subscribe to a full spectrum, holistic approach that is good for us and our environment.

 

Plant Based Beauty is leading and soon to become our norm.  Plant based beauty involves:

 

  1. Vegan and cruelty free products
  2. Well-being of one’s self and our environment.
  3. Customized and personal routines with the aid of technology.
  4. Sustainability, upcycling, zero waste (Blue movement)
  5. Beauty merging with physical and mental health
  6. Old world practices merging with new technology and science

 

Upcycling is all about repurposing items to extend their life so we can avoid more over-flowing landfills. Sustainability is about streamlining packaging using recyclable and biodegradable materials. Or eliminating outside packaging altogether to make so called “naked” products. The Blue Movement is advocating zero waste and supporting environmental ethics that aim to protect the oceans and water supply.

 

We also see old world practices like Ayurveda mixed with new world science and technology. This blend of practices can balance the entire body, support digestive health (gut health) and optimize energy level. Science can help boost skin’s good bacteria, called microbiome or flora, keeping skin healthy and the skin’s barrier intact.

 

The use of technology like digital skin care journals and skin care apps will help us personalize and customize our skin care and wellness practices. Yet, we should always discuss specific skin care concerns with our skin care aestheticians and/or dermatologist for severe cases.

 

I came across two apps that I absolutely LOVE and they are FREE to download.  One is called ThinkDirty. This app identifies any risky or toxic ingredients in any product in their database.  They also offer a monthly beauty box!  You can also visit EWG’s Skin Deep database and plug in any ingredient and receive a rating on any ingredients.  The other app I found is called SunZapp. It can time your UV exposure and send you alerts and reminders when it’s time to reapply sunblock. How cool is that?

 

It’s an exciting time. We are changing our definitions and beliefs on what beauty is and what is important to us to feel happy and look good. Our lifestyle choices and where we spend our money lead that effort.  One thing we know for sure is that plant-based natural skin care is a healthy and sustainable way to always be in style!

(Image: Anna Shivets | Pexels)

 

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Greetings from Our YASOU Blog Editor

Welcome to a new decade of living and looking well! Since 2014, I have been editor of the YASOU skin care blog sharing information and advice about natural skin care that we hope you find practical and inspiring. We want to shed light on issues important to those who live and want to live a natural, luxe lifestyle. We wouldn’t exist without all of you, our customers and readers. We don’t have the limelight of big-name skin care companies, but we’re passionate about what we do and always look for ways to better serve you.

Our blog was created to educate, listen, discover and deliver the best information on natural skin care. It allows us to share with you insider knowledge and observations on what works and what doesn’t. The rally in our room always gives a nod to science and the natural world, not hearsay or gossip. Late nights and early mornings at YASOU Natural Skin Care are dedicated to making and promoting a luxe natural skin care line that is effective and sustainable.

In 2020 there’s no place like home to refresh and relax. We will be covering how to enjoy a spa experience at home, how your personality may affect your skin, and sustainable beauty. To all things there is a season including skin care. Seasonal and cultural shifts impact how we care for our skin. Should you stick with the tried and true or take a step in another direction?  Mothers and daughters have a lot to share about this. Will advances in health science work with nature to enhance our skin? How can we tidy up and simplify our skin care? We will be writing about natural skin care myths, legends, lessons and more this year. We love participating in our stories gaining first-hand knowledge and asking questions we and our readers want answers to. We are always looking for ideas that speak to your experience and your sense of beauty.

We like to think of ourselves as courageous little guys who stay fresh and independent. We’re guided by ancestral hand-me-down knowledge, aesthetic and professional integrity. Willing to take a risk, we’ve disrupted established skin care recipes for success in the beauty industry. Our customers are willing to transform, to respect nature’s gifts, to promote dignity for all while also knowing that body and soul need to be soothed whether it’s a walk in the woods or the pleasures of a natural vegan body cream.

Some of our competitors promote store-style beauty. We are not competing with a model made up for window dressing. For us beauty lies in who you are, not who you “should” be. It’s what you fill your day with, what you invest in, what you push out and pull in. Our energy seeds interaction with nature, beauty and each other. We are stewards of a sophisticated sense of wellness and enduring beauty.

We don’t work by committee. We have no trend watchers or a high ad budget. But we know what’s good and what’s not.  We are constantly looking for new chances to evolve and improve, to elevate all that is best with YASOU natural skin care products and the people who support us through their purchases.  We are mindful of all the options available. Our mission with this blog is to provide you with factual information based on science but also entertaining ideas that connect the dots between natural skin care, culture and wellness.      

Get ready. We think 2020 will be a wonderful year for you, your skin and everyone who is touched by you.

Best Regards,

Mary Klest

YASOU Skin Care Blog Topics In 2020

Happy 2020! We hope you had wonderful holidays. It’s a new year with new goals and ambitions. Here at YASOU Skin Care we are excited and energized to present skin care posts that educate and entertain.  We want to bring you the best and most current topics in natural skin care. We have a lot to talk about! Here are just some of the topics we will cover in this blog during 2020.

Sustainable, Clean Beauty. 2020 will be all about sustainability and environmental ethics, the new decade will be essential to the wellbeing of our planet, protecting our oceans and water supply.  The beauty industry will be playing a huge role!

PreBiotics: New Food For Your Skin.   We all know that good health and glowing skin starts from the inside out and then outside in, looing into what the deal is with ProBiotics and PreBiotics.  What are they? Do you need both? What are the benefits?

Skin Care Goes Global-Lessons Learned From Other Cultures.  Looking at the history of skin care from different cultures around the world, we will be bringing you our research insights on what we have learned from different cultures on how to care for your skin.

+MORE.   Take a look at our info graphic for more subjects we plan on talking about this year. Make sure you register for our e-newsletter so you can stay informed about our newest promotions, events, sales and giveaways. Looking forward to 2020 with you.

 

YASOU!