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An Ode To Clear Skin- Brought To You By Dr. Alkaitis and Organoderm

People keep telling me it’s just my body detoxing, releasing some sort of angry toxins all over my face. Apparently, new yogi’s go through this period when beginning their journey into the yoga world. Well, I’ve been at this yoga thing for a few months now, and still, my face continually breaks out. I’ve never had flawless skin, mind you, but lately, it’s been at a whole new level of imperfect. And, who would have thought, I’m not too happy about it. In fact, I’ve turned into a little angry toxin myself, infusing my brain with nasty negative self talk and feeling much like a teenager girl all over again- constantly looking at my face for new imperfections and crying a little on the inside every time a new one pops up.

Enter Organoderm and Dr. Alkaitis– two facial products that have flown into my life like little superheros wearing capes, flexing their big muscles and fighting the big bad break out.

No, I didn’t wake up the following morning after using these products, look in the mirror and see a smooth- alabaster-pristine-fresh and flawless face (oodles of adjectives) but I can say, after a week, I’ve seen a dramatic difference.

Organoderm FacewashORGANODERM– This USDA Certified Organic face and body cleanser leaves skin feeling healthy, balanced, fresh and energized. This Fresh Foaming Cleanser will leave your skin feeling extremely clean and fresh, and is perfect for even the most sensitive complexion.

Certified Organic Apple Juice: Nutrient fruit base.

Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Juice: African plant of the Lily family known for its skin soothing, healing, and anti-irritating qualities.  Lightweight in texture and refreshing on the skin.

Certified Organic Olive Oil: Highly emollient and rich in polyphenols.  A natural and powerful anti-oxidant against UVB sun rays.

Certified Organic Shea Butter: Natural lipid keeps skin healthy and moist for a smooth, soft texture.

Certified Organic Cucumber Extract: Soothing agent for skin.

Certified Organic Watercress Extract: From the leaves of a white flowered water plant with anti-oxidant ability.

Certified Organic Sweet Orange Oil: A revitalizing and energizing natural essence.

Dr. A. TonerDR. ALKAITIS ORGANIC HERBAL TONER–  Acts as an astringent, has deep toning and soothing effects with important moisturizing properties. Anti-inflammatory, heals burns. A wonderful moisturizer for oily complexions.

Into a base of organic Aloe Vera gel*, Witch Hazel and organic grain alcohol* (from the fermentation of organically grown grains), the following organic and wild-crafted herbs are blended: Greater Nettle*, Wild Chamomile flowers**, Myrrh**, European Elder blossoms*, Marsh Mallow*, French Lavender flowers*, Curacao Orange*, Benzoin**, Rosemary*, Wild Fennel** and Balm Mint*. Grapefruit* and Lemon* extracts. Sea Oak**, Atlantic Kelp** and Pearl Moss**. Also added are natural vitamin B and vitamin C complexes and 100% pure Essential Oils.

* – Signifies certified organically grown.
** – Signifies ethically wild-crafted

How do I use these products? It’s easy! Step one: Wash face with my trusty friend, Organoderm Foaming Cleanser. Step two: Smooth Dr. Alkaitis toner over my cleansed skin. Step three: Sit back and watch my break out disappear. Seriously, it works. I’m incredibly grateful.

Images Credit: Dr. Alkaitis and Organoderm

Written by Emily Konkler

Born in a small town in southern Minnesota, which didn’t quite fit her fancy, Emily headed for New York City soon after high school. While living in New York City, Emily's keen fashion sense was harnessed, transforming from a hobby to a quintessential passion. Emily has been involved with the fashion industry in numerous aspects including modeling, styling and managing runway shows.

Emily lives with her boyfriend Matthew and her overweight cat, Sisu, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She enjoys painting without talent, reading into the wee hours of the morning, rubbing Sisu behind her ears, sewing on her new machine, eating curry and naan whenever possible, wearing boots all year round, spending good ol’ quality time with her friends, drowning in organic cotton and giggling with her boyfriend.

Currently, Emily is a fashion design student and works at The Nature of Beauty-an organic beauty oasis, where her love for everything organic has flourished and taken her heart by storm. Follow her on Twitter @thekonks.

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