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This is your skin cell…this is your skin cell on liposomes!

Are you excited yet? Well you should be! This is the fundamental core of your skin’s HEALTH! It’s Mad Science Monday and I’m going to break it down for you! Watch out Do or DIYers! We gotta go to the lab on this one because your products are only penetrating the strateum corneum (top layer of skin) 4-6%.

I hear often from bloggers and beauty gurus that “your skin absorbs everything and that is why drug patches work!” Well your skin does absorb but not in excess! I would be screwed if that were the case…I been in contact with gasoline, paint thinner, poo, etc. and thank goddess I’m ok! You ask how does that work? Well, your skin acts as a barrier to protect you from pathogens and harmful substances from getting in, but when your skin’s protective functions and skin’s barrier is wrecked you begin to see issues like rosacea, acne, pigmentation, aging, etc. This is why I practice CORNEOTHERAPY! Our mission statement is to PROTECT THE OUTER LAYER AND THE INNER LAYERS WILL BE JUST FINE! (okay i just made that up, but you get the point).

Whenever you see inflamed skin, regardless of cause, the stratum corneum is leaky and permeable. But, if you repair the stratum corneum, that tells the underlying tissues that they don’t have to keep reacting like there’s danger in the environment.” Albert Kligman, M.D., Ph.D.; 1919-2010

A keratinocyte cell (skin cell) has a double layer of lipid molecules. 45% phospholipids. The health of a cell depends on Essential Fatty Acids (phospholipids) for active and passive transfer of nutrients, oxygen and waste. Phospholipids are the main components in any cell membrane of the human body. ATTENTION: EVERYONE needs OMEGA-3 internally from flax seed oil or fish oil, especially those with ANY SKIN ISSUES. MY rant earlier on liposomes delivering active ingredients (e.g. drug patches, nicotine patches, birth control patches) increases penetration 600%. To the DIYers out there…it’s great you are making your own skincare but to be RESULTS driven you need a delivery agent and this can only be done in the lab by encasing actives into lipid molecules.

Phospholipids give the skin smoothness and elasticity. Hydrogenated phospholipids strengthen the natural skin barrier function leading to reduced moisture loss (TEWL). Natural phospholipids contain relatively high amounts of linoleic acid. The latter plays an important role in the human skin’s own synthesis of Ceramide 1, a lipid that is important for intact barrier function (keeping bacteria out.) This makes soybean-based phospholipids attractive because they are particularly rich in linoleic acid and are available in GMO-free quality. LIPOSOMES alone can help heal acne because it repairs damage to the cell’s structure and function.

LIPOSOMES ARE…
~natural and skin compatible
~biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly
~toxicologically safe

Call Me Coach!

PA-get-the-skinnyI have laughed with you, I have cried with you and I have encouraged you to give it your all! Together we will do whatever it takes to get you to the finish line, because I want you to look and feel like a winner! Coaching comes from the heart and encourages YOU to succeed no matter what. We will never give up, we will always find answers and we will do the work together!  You are never alone because your coach CARES! I have answered text messages at midnight, I have hand delivered product when in need at an instant notice and I have bundled up care packages for those moving away thousands of miles to a different country. My passion for your skin fitness is INFINITE! I will go the distance, I will rise to the challenges and I will be there for YOU when in need! Here is what you can expect from our sessions…

::SKIN FITNESS COACHING::

This is a journey and it begins with taking the first step to healthy skin! Pur Aesthetics is a holistic and organic skincare practice that serves to heal your skin from within. We will work together to get to the root cause of your skincare issues. Many times products alone do not offer immediate satisfaction until we have addressed the root cause internally. Hormonal imbalances, candida, nutritional deficiencies, poor digestive health and stress are a few major concerns to identify when creating skin care solutions.

Liz Black is an expert in the field and is excited to share with you her passion for amazing skin! You may see her in person or schedule a consultation over the phone and/or Skype. If you are suffering from that four letter word called ACNE, rosacea, aging skin, pigmented skin or scarred skin and you are looking for results that will last without damaging your skin further with lasers, acids and carcinogenic chemicals; then CALL today or Schedule Online your SKIN FITNESS COACHING SESSION.

One session will include the following to help you get on the right holistic path to healthy vibrant looking skin!

  •  In depth skin and symptoms analysis
  • detailed skin care regimen
  • supplementation recommendations
  • diet + lifestyle recommendations
  • A treatment outline that is clear and concise to keep you motivated and on track
  • Take home packet of helpful information and resources
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Practice Safe SPF

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It’s heating up out there and I dare you to go bare without your protection! A little sun is good, perhaps an hour at the most, intermittently throughout the day, but if you are going outside during peak hours from 10-3 without protection then you are bound to get infection! YES, STD’s (Sun transmitted diseases) like CANCER! 

But be careful what protection you use because NOT all sunblocks are made the same! Many are riddled with chemicals that have increased the skin cancer rate so DON’T BE CHEATED by your basic brands such as…NEUTROGENA! If I hear another person tell me their Doctor said to use Neutrogena, I will lose it! And for the love of our lungs, put the aerosol can down…The 80’s called and they want it back! Here is what The Environmental Working Group says about this brand…

HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sourcesIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)MiscellaneousOccupational hazardsPersistence and bioaccumulation; MODERATE concerns:Biochemical or cellular level changesCancerEndocrine disruption,Contamination concernsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive);LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorptionData gaps,EcotoxicologyNeurotoxicity! 

Sun protection is key to keeping your skin and body healthy. Overexposure leads to AGING=sun spots,  broken capillaries, and wrinkles. So make sure to always wear a natural protection with no chemicals, parabens, and carcinogens! We practice SAFE SPF with Osmosis shade $20 and Mineral Pressed Powders $34 to defend against the sun and to keep your skin young, beautiful and healthy!

What makes it ‘Organic?’

 

Currently the US has NO standards for ‘ORGANIC’ skin care! Can you believe it?! There is nothing that regulates the “organic” label on a product. You might have thought you bought a lotion or potion that was organic and it says USDA ORGANIC, but any company can put that on their product, even if one ingredient was organic the rest of the ingredients may be source from a pesticide laden farm!

Are you SHOCKED yet?! I know it kills me too! There are no regulating agencies for ORGANIC SKINCARE. This is why I went to Germany for a CERTIFIED COSMOS ORGANIC skin care line. Dr. Spiller is the GOLD STANDARD in ORGANIC SKINCARE! Each plant must be from a lineage of 5 generations organic. The farms and laboratory must abide by strict regulations and pass certification year after year…NOT just ONE and DONE!

I’m proud to have Dr. Spiller in my skin suite! My standards are very high and I demand the best for YOU! If you haven’t tried Dr. Spiller, I encourage you to try it because not only will you feel, smell and see a difference…it’s TRULY ORGANIC! COSMOS CERTIFICATION makes the US look like Donkeys! Don’t be fooled by advertising! Get the facts Jack! Stop buying ORGANIC DONKEYS! The industry needs to learn a lesson! So let’s pin the tail on the Donkey and shop smart!

 

WE ARE A GREEN SPA

  Art by Nuno Ferriera

We are committed to excellence and sustainability! Our practices support our precious Mother Earth and here is just 10 ways we support Her. We know we must model this to inspire and demonstrate to our children for the next 7 generations!

1. Conservation of water. We conserve every load of laundry for it’s use of water and energy. We fill the washer full with soiled laundry so we don’t do multiple loads. We wash with homemade Earth friendly soap that is safe for your skin and Her’s.

2. We only use products that are Natural, Organic and healing! All waxes, cosmetics, lotions, skincare, etc….everything we use and all the companies we work with must be EARTH CONSCIOUS!

3. We recycle PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS, CARDBOARD, ETC. We throw away 1 small grocery size bag of trash per week and that is ALL!

4. We REFILL! Save your packaging and bring back for a refill. You can save $ too! I will subtract a few dollars off your total. If we can’t refill, know that the packaging is recyclable.

5. We have NATURAL LIGHTING and have NO need to turn on the lights and waste energy that increases carbon gases!

6. We are mindful of the temperature of the Spa. Our natural lighting and windows allow the spa to stay at a nice temperature without having to run the AC/Heat much. We can open windows to allow a breeze to flow through during warm days and during cold days, our natural lighting allows the Sun to warm the rooms. We only turn on when necessary!

7. We EDUCATE other businesses and clients of our practices…how to shop local, grow your own food, conserve resources, respect Mama Earth and live in peace and harmony with Her and others!

8.   We live a mile away from the Spa! We conserve emissions!

9. We STRIVE for EARTH CONSCIOUSNESS and to improve our practices. We never settle or rest. We constantly grow and EVOLVE to do better for HER and you!

10. WE LOVE EARTH MOTHER AS A CONSCIOUS SOUL! SHE IS ALIVE, LIKE YOU AND I. SHE NEEDS US! WE ARE HER CHILDREN. TAKE CARE OF HER AND SHE WILL TAKE CARE OF US!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR PARTNER IN SKIN HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY!

REIKI

   MY REIKI MASTER ANGELA & I

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After 8 years I finally earned my second degree in Reiki from my Master Angela (Pictured above). The lovely Angela is from Cyprus and her voice is so hypnotic she put me in a trance during meditations. It was a lovely spring day to learn how to heal with my hands! We spent most of our day outside in the Sun and on the ground! (I wish I could give every facial and reiki treatment outside! It just cleanses your chakras and grounds you.) I’m very honored and excited to help you heal your body and I encourage you to schedule a treatment with me. You will feel right as rain! Add this treatment to any facial for 30 minutes extra or schedule an hour long healing. Healings can also be non-local, so if you cannot make it to my skin suite, I will gladly send a healing to you!

MY OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE!

10151173_479996672123615_1966795091_n The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the  Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided  life force energy.”A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through  and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit  creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and  wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe  method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been  effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a  beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic  techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. Dr. Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

-International Center of Reiki Training

Spring Forward Skin!

 

In preparation for the warmer weather, the trees are beginning to shake off the winter frost and welcome the arrival of spring. Just like the trees, you’ve got some winter frost to shake off, so that you can have a spring in your step!

Make healthy skin a priority and reveal a radiant YOU. Whether you want to exfoliate or brighten your skin, we can tailor our products and treatments to address your skin’s needs.

Prep your skin for spring and bolster your inner and outer beauty with our PUR skin treatments.

I HAVE CREATED A SPRING FORWARD FACIAL TO REHAB FROM WINTER JUST FOR YOU…
1. double cleanse with clarisonic brush
2. enzyme peel under steam
3. ultrasonic cleansing to clear clogged pores. you can just see the debris pop out of your pores!
4. tonic to tighten and hydrate
5. ALGAE MASK that molds to your skin and peels off for beautiful soft supple smooth skin!

My skin is singing right now as I type, because I just tried it so I know it works!

Come see me today for a PUR refreshed face!

A Radiant Read!

How exciting it was to be featured in the “Checkout” Section of the Lawrence Journal World Newspaper!!! I was asked to show off 2014’s pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. As you can see in the picture my model is wearing the color on her eyes. You will find this a refreshing spring because all you need to wear is a SPLASH of color. No need to fuss over your makeup! It’s minimalist with one color in mind and you may choose any color you like!

 Here are just a few pictures taken during the application. This spring choose a color you like best and create the look without the fuss. Create the perfect canvas by applying your favorite foundation, bronze your cheeks, choose a soft color for your lips and save all the drama for your eyes!




Winterize Your Skin!

Winterize Your Skin!

 

“Oh BABY it’s cold outside!…and DRY! My skin feels and looks so OLD! HELP!”
I hear ya! So, lets combat this together. Here are my tips to replenish your skin from home. When your environment is dry with no humidity then your skin will lose water to make the surface more hydrated. This is called TEWL (trans epidermal water loss) pronounced like one of my favorite bandsTOOL, but doesn’t rock out like it! Losing water in the skin leaves it looking wrinkled, dull, and UUUUUGGGGLY!

:::WINTERIZE ME:::

1. DRINK YOUR WATER! A GALLON A DAY IS PERFECT! I carry a gallon with me and pour into a glass so I can keep track.

2. PURCHASE A HUMIDIFIER FOR CHEAP. They make them quiet these days so put one by your bed so your skin will drink it in as it works on nightly repair.

3. MOISTURIZE DAILY AND NIGHTLY.

4. DON’T DEHYDRATE YOURSELF WITH COFFEE, ALCOHOL, AND THE LIKE…SUGAR!!!!

5. GET A HOLIDAY FACIAL AND CALL IT GOOD! BOOK NOW!

Holiday Facial

Jamie Pamer
Jamie Palmer, BSN, RN

Osmosis Medi-Infusion

Give your stomach a break this holiday season and give your skin a feast with the Osmosis Medi-Infusion for normal, aging, hormonal, or dry skin. Your dermis will be nourished from all the benefits the unique Facial Infusion offers and by adding the Hydrating Herb Mask your epidermis will feel rejuvenated. Passion flower calms while adding essential fatty acids to our epidermis for a healthy barrier. Sage and meadowsweet tone and detox while honey provides gentle antibacterial protection and reduces epidermal water loss. Hydrate, heal and provide anti-aging benefits with ivy, chaparral, olive, manuka, comfrey and yarrow. This unique combination will make your skin feel ready to take on the holiday season without any downtime!

Beauty and the Brain!

Beauty and the Brain!

  Tina Abnoosi, Electrical Engineer and Microcurrent creator of the Blue Onyx with Liz Black, Tama Trainer and esthetician

Tina Abnoosi, Electrical Engineer and Microcurrent creator of the Blue Onyx with Liz Black, Tama Trainer and Esthetician

My word! I’m so excited to share with you the beauty and the brain of the amazing company, Tama Research, INC. Tina Abnoosi is an electrical engineer by trade and a beauty by microcurrent. She has spent over 10 years researching microcurrent and it’s healing capabilities. Her research partners have a combined 75 years of experience with biomedical and electrical engineering. She has used microcurrent to help those in need with muscle paralysis, cerebral palsy, motor neuron disabilities and now her most refreshing endeavor is helping men and women achieve a youthful complexion without using harsh and toxic treatments. Look closely, Tina has been using microcurrent for years…sorry Tina but I got to tell them your age…she is in her 50’s!

I had the honor of training under Tina and her research partner Ali, whom is a genius in his own right with his biomedical engineering background. My two day training was very comprehensive. After the first day I had to soak my brain in a margarita at Aunt Chilada’s in Phoenix. On the second day I took my test and I was granted my certificate as a TAMA Trainer! This company is truly amazing! Not only are they helping individuals achieve pure beauty, but they are also helping children with muscle and neuron deficits such as cerebral palsy. Tina’s story is very touching and her vision had me tear up.  I couldn’t be happier to help serve their mission and help YOU achieve pur holistic radiant beauty!

Votre Sante,

Liz Black