Frequently Asked Question!
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.
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.
Yes, Vitamin C can prevent the enzyme, Tyrosinase, from producing melanin around the hair follicle which surfaces as sun spots/liver spots/brown spots.
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.
There are many ingredients that can improve skin quality, but most only at the surface level. The ONLY anti-aging ingredient that has the ability to enter a skin cell and improve this, is Vitamin A. The problem is, many people use the harshest forms of Vitamin A (Retinol, the alcohol form or Retinoic Acid, the acid form that comes in Prescription only). These cause damage to the outside layer of the skin, called the Stratum Corneum, and are never recommended. The best forms of Vitamin A are the fatty forms. Retinyl Acetate (the form jodiLee labs uses) and Retinyl Palmitiate (the form that our liver stores Vitamin A in)
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the biggest myths in the skincare industry. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is naturally found in our bone marrow and is responsible for holding onto moisture in our joints, our muscles and our skin. The problem with this being a topical ingredient, it will not absorb. The molecules are so large, it does’t get into the skin behind the surface and therefore a waste of money to buy a Hyaluronic Acid skincare product. It is commonly injected (derma fillers) due to it’s ability to hold a significant amount of water, once it’s cross-linked. When active, it is injected into an area that requires “plumping” and will steal water from surrounding tissue. Plumping your lips might look nice for some, but it will come with consequences whereby surrounding tissue is robbed of hydration. If you really want to benefit from HA, always cook meats with bone-in, as it pulls the HA from the bone marrow. Another method is to consume bone broth.
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.
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.
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.
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