frequently asked questions I’ve always used Oil-Free products for my acne but it never went away. Why? The Oil-Free industry has duped us all. Basic Science class taught us that Oil and Water don’t mix. We are constantly producing Sebaceous oils that come to the surface to protect our skin. Bacteria can get trapped in this oil. Using a water-based product will only create an immediate barrier to this as only Oil dissolves Oil! Therefore, everyone should clean their skin with an Oil cleanser like Whipped Clean, a soufflé of oils that removes all makeup AND the bacteria that sits on our skin. The feeling on our skin will be noticeably different since most of us are used to a squeaky clean, dry-to-the-touch surface. Only takes a short time of usage to realize that this is the secret to deep cleaning our skin. What Does Vitamin C do for our skin? Vitamin C (in the right combination, in the right formula) is crucial for preventing skin damage. It neutralizes free-radicals, which are the harmful molecules produced mostly by the sun and chemicals the skincare industry has used to preserve products and allow them to sit for many years without discolouring or changing it’s consistency. Can Vitamin C lighten my brown spots? Yes, Vitamin C can prevent the enzyme, Tyrosinase, from producing melanin around the hair follicle which surfaces as sun spots/liver spots/brown spots. What form of Vitamin C is best? There are several types of Vitamin C but most are difficult to use because it’s an unstable Vitamin and oxidizes very quickly. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is shown to have great effects on the skin as long as this is fresh and not combined with other harmful chemicals that are used to try and sustain the activity. HINT: If a Vitamin C product has orange colouring added, it’s to mask the oxidization of the Vitamin C. Never use a product with colouring added. Is plant collagen is good for your skin? THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PLANT COLLAGEN, and if a product claims to contain this, don’t buy it. Only animals produce Collagen. However, there are many ingredients that can help your own body, produce collagen. What is the best anti-oxidant? There are literally thousands of ingredients that work well for the skin as an anti-oxidant. jodiLee favourites are Vitamin C and Pommegrante, Lycopene, and Beta-Carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. What are the best ingredients to keep my skin hydrated? We use only the best performing oils. jodiLee faves are Rosehip, Argon and Hemp. Not only are they rich in fatty acids, but also help carry anti-oxidants through the bi-lipid layers of the skin. What is skin needling? The official term for skin needling is “Percutaneous Collagen Production” which is a great way to produce our own collagen, which happens at a faster speed when our bodies are responding to an injury. ie: bleeding Tiny needles rolled over the skin (.3mm in length) can make the body think it requires “healing” and will send collagen to the affected area. Does Needling hurt? The shortest needle rollers (.2mm) are said to feel like a cat’s tongue, without any pain whatsoever. Longer needles, (.3mm and up) will be felt by some and others are not as sensitive. Why has my medical aesthetician, never suggested skin needling if it is such a great anti-aging tool? The industry does not support this beauty tool because it is inexpensive. It does exactly what expensive laser treatments do, without the harmful heat element but does not support the revenues that clinics and medspas need to reach.