Winter Skin Care Tips !

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Winter is officially here… your skin is undoubtedly letting you know! Here are our latest tips to help keep your skin looking beautiful despite the elements.

Our cream is like a coat for you skin
When the mercury falls, we change our wardrobe… wool socks, mittens and tuques anyone? Our skin also needs TLC, so be prepared to add come extra layers of protection to your regime. With the heating in our homes, cars, and work places our skin easily becomes more dehydrated. To combat this, a richer cream is key to help create a barrier and avoid our skin from losing its natural moisture.
Our Age-Defense Cream is perfect for this time of the year! When participating in winter outdoor activities, be sure to protect your face with our Crème Divine. And, for your hands and body we recommend our amazing Skin Therapy Cream: Ultra Nourishing Hand and Body Moisturizer. This dynamic duo will protect you from the cold and wind while their scent will remind you of beautiful summer days.

Did you know you can wear your mask all night ?!
Why is it important to apply your mask more often during the winter? A mask will deeply nourish the skin with its abundance of active ingredients. During the winter our skin is extra dry and crying for these extra nutrients. Our newest Cream Mask is ideal to get this job done. And, YES! you can leave the mask on all night to get an intensive treatment. During the night, the mask will amplify the skins natural repairing and nourishing processes. In the morning, your skin will feel plumped, nourished, moisturized, and even those fine lines will feel smoother… you will feel like you spent the night at the spa!
To get the maximum effect of an overnight mask , it is important to prepare your skin… start with our Cleansing Cream: Nutri-Luminous, followed with either our 100% natural Toning Mist or Eau Divine, then delicately massage your face with a drop of our Age-Defense Serum… now you are ready for the layer of Cream Mask. After 5 minutes, sponge off any excess mask with a tissue, do not rinse and leave the mask for the night.
In the morning, complete your cleanse… remove the mask using our Toning Mist or Eau Divine before applying the final layers of Age- Defense Eye Contour Cream and Age-Defense Cream.

If your skin is extremely dry…
We suggest you check-out our latest additions in our collection, Nature Divine! You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality and richness of the ingredients found in these products. This amazing new line contains more Sea Buckthorn than ever, up to 4 times more.
The Crème Divine is rich and abundant with nutrients that will keep your skin glowing even on the coldest of cold days. Eau Divine our amplified toner, will prepare your skin to absorb the multitude of active ingredients in Crème Divine.
Elixir Divine, also know as the golden oil, can be applied anywhere on your face or body. If you are heading south this winter Elixir Divine will be your best friend. Each night, after a day in the sun, blanket your body with our elixir… it will calm your sun-drenched skin, deeply hydrate and leave your sun-kissed skin glowing. Upon your return to the land of ice and snow home continue your daily applications to your skin to adjust to the drastic temperature change. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and radiate with its healthy looking glow.

These tips will help keep you hydrated outside, it is also important to drinks lots of water to keep help with overall hydration. Also, even when it is cold outside be sure to apply sunscreen. Wishing you a fun winter and splendid skin all year-round!

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Notes from our Bio-Estheticians: Summer Skin Care

Romatic girl, beauty in natureThis summer you probably would like your skin to be looking young and healthy ! With warm weather fast approaching, we’re prepared to offer you some advice from our bio-estheticians.

 

The arrival of summer! (Early June)

About 2 weeks before exposing your skin to the sun it is important to do some preparatory treatments. First, you should exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times per week using our blend of Cleansing Cream and Seabuckthorn Facial Mask[1]. They allow you to rid your skin of dead cells and reveal healthy, glowing fresh skin. This step will ensure a uniform and healthy tan when you are out and about in the sun. For people who might have some spots, our Age-Defence Serum is the product for you. It has been clinically proven that to decrease the number of dark spots and hyperpigmentation up to 78% after 56 days of use (as part of the clinical study protocol).

 

The middle of the summer (July-August)

This is the period during which your skin will be most exposed to sunlight. It is therefore very important to moisturize. Start with the Toning Mist – your skin will soak up the moisture and the mist will soothe skin after long days in the sun. For a more calming effect you can even leave it in the refrigerator, it will be cool and help to calm redness. Use the Toning Mist in the morning to cleanse your face of impurities using cotton swabs (swap over the T-zone (chin-nose-front) to disinfect the area). Follow with the Age-Defense moisturizer which best suits your skin type (normal, dry, oily-sensitive).

Tip for the summer: our Age-Defence Gel for Oily-Senstitive skin is a fresh gel which is ideal as a moisturizer for normal skin during the summer season. It will leave your skin hydrated and silky thanks to the combination of sea buckthorn oils and jojoba.

One of the most important steps for any summer skin care routine is the application of sunscreen. Whether a full screen (which blocks all rays) or a solar filter (which allows some rays to pass through and enables the skin to tan) it is important to follow dosage and apply the cream every 90 to 120 minutes and when you exit the water. Another tip for beautiful skin: Our Sea Buckthorn Tea is makes a super iced tea, refreshing and rich in anti-oxidants that will help fight free radicals.

 

Late summer (September)

About 2 weeks after significant sun exposure, you will be able to start exfoliating. This will allow your skin to get rid of dead cells and clear the outer cell layer which is formed to protect your skin in the summer. As at the beginning of the summer, you should exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week using our mix of Cleansing Cream and Mask. It is also advisable to make a nutritious mask[2] by mixing your moisturizer and the mask. Age-Defence Serum will hydrate and nourish your skin which will be much needed in the approach of autumn. During the coldest days, our Age-Defence Cream for dry and mature skin will be your ideal companion.

Use our advice to achieve healthy and beauitful skin this summer. You can also complement your home care with professional treatments from our certified bio-estheticians (visit « Where to Buy » on www.mont-echo.com to find the nearest esthetician’s office). The bio-estheticians have access to concetrated oils that provide extraordinary results. Click here to find retail outlets and bio-estheticians in your area.

 

[1] To exfoliate: Mix the equivalent of a tablespoon of Facial Mask, the equivalent of half a tablespoon of Cleansing Cream, and 5-8 sprays Toning Mist. Apply the scrub by rubbing in small circles for about a minute and let it dry. When dry (3 to 5 minutes), remove it by rubbing off in small circles until face is clean and rinse your skin with cool water. For the most sensitive skin, do not rub the scrub – just rinse with fresh water.

[2] For the mask: mix the equivalent of a tablespoon of Facial Mask, the equivalent of a tablespoon of Age-Defence Cream for your skin type, and 5-8 sprays Toning Mist. Apply on the skin, face and neck, avoiding the eye area for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water until completely clean. Spray Toning Mist and apply your Age-Defence Cream.

Celebrate Natural Beauty this month! Meet our finalists and enjoy special offers online!

mobile_banner_10_ENMont Echo Naturels has launched our “Love Natural Beauty” campaign, which celebrates the true meaning of beauty throughout the month in honour of Valentine’s Day. The campaign features the faces of Mont Echo Natural Beauty Contest finalists selected from actual Mont Echo customers across southern Quebec with minimal makeup and no artificial styling or airbrushing.

The women will appear alongside their personal definitions of natural beauty, which are unique and powerful.

“Mont Echo is a company built on the belief that we don’t need to risk our skins for beauty,” states Creative Director Tamara Ensio. “This group of women spans an age range of over 30 years. Their backgrounds and careers are diverse; they are all at different stages of life. These are real women, real customers. We want to take the opportunity this Valentine’s Day to encourage women to embrace natural beauty and not the artificial, photoshopped version that is so prevalent in our society.”

Along with the banners and ads celebrating Mont Echo’s faces of natural beauty, the company will be making their popular Skin Care Kits available online in February and unveling new packaging for the Sea Buckthorn Cream Cleanser. Facebook fans will have a chance to win one of the Kits, and online shoppers can look forward to several specials on hair and skin care.

Mont Echo’s hair and skin care products are 100% natural and clinically-proven effective. All of their products are made in Quebec and feature 100% Canadian-grown Sea Buckthorn, one of nature’s most powerful anti-aging ingredients.

Visit http://www.mont-echo.com or http://www.facebook.com/montecho to view the campaign.