We no longer have to hold our breath! Finally … an eco-conscious skincare line is allowing us all to Exhale!

Exhale Spa’s GRN products are putting “green” into your beauty routine. The spa’s Director of Skincare Development, Red Zoe, takes us behind her cosmetic creations and how she came up with a formula to help transform the planet … and our skin.


1. TELL US ABOUT THE NEW EXHALE SPA BRAND GRN

Exhale’s philosophy behind the development of the GRN line was to create skincare products that would compliment the physiology of the skin, without accelerating inflammation or irritation. It was also equally important to consciously select formulation and manufacturing techniques that would provide efficacious results without compromising the skin or the planet. For example, the line extracts the nutrients from some of the plants by using lactobacillus fermentation rather than questionable solvents.

GRN Cleanser: gentle, plant based anti-inflammatory detergent free cleanser

GRN Avocado + Almond Scrub: Non-abrasive oat bran scrub infused with organic chocolate mint, rose geranium and avocado

GRN Hydrating Serum: Bioflavonoids are combined with a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid, konjac mannan to soothe dehydrated skin and lock in moisture

GRN Exfoliator: Ripe green apples, alpha hydroxy acids and pumpkin enzymes gently refine and brighten the skin

GRN Bearberry + Emollient clay mask: Purifies the skin without White Tea Mask over drying it while it diminishes the affects of sun damage

GRN Moisturizing Avocado and cucumber extract Cream Mask: restores the ceramide barrier while nourishing dry skin

2. FIRST ORGANIC FOODS BECAME A HUGE TREND WHY ARE COSMETICS THE LATEST FOLLOWERS OF THE CRAZE?

The advent of organic food was really a fake movement, in that organic food has always existed, but the desire for it flourished as consumers became aware of the adverse health effects of food eaten by farms employing commercial farming practices. Consumers did not want food laced with pesticides, insecticides, waxes or food that was genetically engineered. This desire to mass-produce food also compromised its quality and flavor.

[Note: I recommend that you check out Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser or Diet for a New America by John Robbins.]

Organic skin care was derived from the same premise. Why put questionable or chemically laden ingredients on your face? Why not something biodynamic and derived in its unadulterated state from nature? This is the intention behind organically produced skin care products and ingredients.

3. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOUR PRODUCTS ARE NOT 100% ORGANIC AND
MANY LINES AREN'T CAN YOU CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION?

Often, skin care lines will create infusions, decoctions or extractions of organic herbs and then claim that their products have a high percentage of organic
ingredients.

Since these decoctions are taken place in a water medium, they can include the water, so if that water comprises 90 percent of that formulation, then the formulation is now magically 90 percent “organic.” This is misleading to the consumer and it is also a way to promote your company as being “organic,” when essentially it’s water infused with organic herbal extracts. This is a very cost effective way to claim organic.

4. HOW CAN THESE BEAUTY PRODUCTS TRANSFORM OUR SKIN?

The products in GRN will brighten, hydrate and soften the skin. The products do not contain harsh detergents and have been designed to encourage healthy skin maintenance.

5. DESCRIBE THE DAILY ROUTINE ONE CAN TAKE WITH YOUR PRODUCT LINE AND WHEN WILL THEY SEE RESULTS?

The results are immediate!

Morning Regime:
• Cleanse with 1 pump of the Chamomile Cleanser
• Exfoliate with the Avocado Almond Scrub [once a week]
• Apply 1 or 2 pumps of the GRN Hydrating Serum
• Apply Moisturizer
• Apply Sunscreen

Evening Regime:
• Cleanse with 1 pump of the Chamomile Cleanser
• Apply 4 to 5 pumps of GRN Hydrating Serum [as an overnight hydrating treatment]
• Apply Avocado + Cucumber Mask as a super moisturizing overnight treatment-for
dry skin]

Weekly Regime:
• Once a week apply a thin layer [1/8 tsp] of GRN exfoliator for 10 minutes.

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