This book was born from the idea of how to help women (and men) have honest and open conversations around the way we view our skin and our skincare routines. Working as a small team, we spent time going out and interviewing everyone who was open to talking about their skin. For some, it was painful to share their experiences and for others it was a gift to hear their insights and expert opinions.
We encourage you to read the stories and conversations that have taken place in this book. Skin issues should never be a taboo subject and we should never have to feel ashamed about the way our skin looks. If we buy into the hype of only finding the best, most expensive product before our skin looks good then we sell ourselves short. We fall prey to the marketing hype of the beauty industry.
The more conversations we have the more we realize that it's a combination of many different items in the self care movement that help to enhance your skin’s natural beauty.
Many of our friends found relief in the natural movement, others in diet and exercise, others in staying out of the sun. It’s a unique mix based on conversations with friends that shows us there is not a one size fits all approach to skin care. We should never believe the companies that tell us otherwise. 1oz of prevention is worth more than 1 pound of treatment!
But for now friends, grab a tea, sit back and indulge yourself in The Skincare Collective, Book 1. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Some names may have been altered at the request of the person being interviewed. Not all materials here have been transcribed from interviews and have been edited for readers pleasure. Should you find any further questions, find typo’s please email us below.
Formule De Soin is a group of people and focused on building a brand around the self education of skincare health. The mission is to provide objective and honest information about skincare that doesn’t fall prey to advertisers and big cosmetic firms who often mispresent what they write or sell.
To have your story potentially featured in one of our next Skincare Collectives, please email our team at email@example.com
Terrain Publishing, in partnership with the Formule De Soin Team
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronate, HA, glycosaminoglycan, hyaluran, hyaluronate sodium, hylan, and sodium hyaluronate is touted as the “fountain of youth” by the beauty industry. Hyaluronic acid helps to retain over 1000 times its weight in water within the cell of the skin, making it an excellent moisturizer. No other biological substance can retain as much water as HA resulting in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles.
Conversations Inside Naked Actives, with our Friends, About Women’s History Month (March)
From our Friend Sarah, in Niagara Falls, Canada
When poised with the question, "What females have been influential in your life?"
We must not forget that the sun's UV rays, which touch our skin, do not bring only pleasant emotions. Experts recommend to wear sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses in the sun.
In the summer we should focus mainly on the prevention of dehydration, through moisturizing products and cosmetics that support the barrier function of the skin. Combine the active ingredients of Naked Actives products to keep your skin hydrated and healthy under the sun.
Wear a mask during covid can be problematic as it can lead to more moisture and oil accumulating on your face and more acne, also know as mascne. Here are some practical tips on how to better handle the situation!
Darker skin often contains more melanin than lighter skin. Melanin producing cells may be more susceptible to the effects of inflammation and injury, which may be more noticeable in dark skin than in light skin. It’s not to say that darker skin is more difficult to treat, but there are certain concerns that are more frequent and more severe on darker skin and should be considered.
Establishing a good skin care routine can help keep darker skin bright, supple, and clear.
As well as performing a gentle daily routine and adopting a healthful diet, people with dark skin should aim to avoid using products that contain harsh chemicals and fragrances.
Specific skin issues, such as acne and dark spots, benefit from swift treatment and preventative techniques.
To prevent the formation and worsening of dark spots and more serious health concerns such as skin cancer, experts recommend that people of all skin complexions use sunblock with at least an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
Naked Actives is looking for new guest writers to join our dynamic team to contribute fresh content with the goal of providing reliable and original information. By becoming a guest writer, you will be able to share your ideas, advice, and experiences on all things beauty and skincare that would be beneficial to our readers!