wild in winter with Palmarosa

Wild in Winter: Intentionality with Palmarosa

The cold days of winter make our ocean swims colder. Our coffee seems hotter and our skin drier. The Wendy Christina Premium Skincare team loves chilly weather! To be wild in winter, we turn to the beautifully scented essential oil, Palmarosa. This is the season of bundling up, warm drinks, fireplaces and welcomed cuddles with loved ones. The late sunrises of winter inspire us to intentionally start our days in the first morning rays.

Awakenings of the body in the form of cold ocean swims, surfs, beach walks, grounding yoga or hitting the ski slopes all accompany our early morning reflections of the mind. So we encourage you, our lovely customers, to take advantage of these colder mornings and late sunrises. Wendy Christina Skincare is the nourishment for your skin. Mornings started off with gratitude, hope, and rejuvenation are the nourishment of our soul. We hope you enjoy the season.

Intentionality with Palmarosa

So why Palmarosa? During cold days, our skin needs protection from everyday elements. While we love winter, the cold air and lack of humidity often dries out skin leaving it dull and dehydrated. The chill in temperatures causes our natural occurring sebum levels to decrease. Sebum – in correct balance – protects our skin and locks moisture in. Without the nourishment it needs, skin is open to irritants and may become itchy due to dryness. Skin often develops minor bacterial infections due to the loss of protective layer and weakness in the skin barrier. Common problems from poorly nourished skin in winter include: itchy dry skin, cracked lips, exacerbation of pre-existing inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

Proper care is a necessity for mature or dry skin, especially during winter. This is why our highlighted essential oil ingredient of the week is Palmarosa.

Wild in Winter with Palmarosa

Palmarosa (also known as Rose Geranium) comes from a grass species native to India. The properties of Palmarosa include antiseptic, bactericide, digestive, hydrating and anti-fungal. When our skin is vulnerable in winter, using Palmarosa is the ideal tonic to protect against harmful microorganisms. This killer essential oil stimulates the regeneration of cells resulting in stronger skin on the cellular level and increased healing of scars and infections. The perfect ingredient for going wild in winter, Palmarosa is also hydrating to the skin and balances the levels of sebum.

Palmarosa is ideal for all skincare types, particularly problematic and sensitive skin. It aids conditions such as acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, malnourished and dry skin. Our recommended winter products containing Palmarosa are:

POMEGRANATE & WHITE WILLOW BARK FACIAL EXFOLIANT

This gentle exfoliation for the face is gently detoxifying and nourishing to the skin. Sweet almond, camellia and jojoba oils are rich in omega fatty acids which can aid to nourish and assist healthy cell growth, while white willow bark and lavender oil can work to draw out impurities from the pores. Rose Geranium provides hydration and added antiseptic protection.

Currently available in 100ml & 230 ml**

MEDITATION BLEND – FACIAL MASSAGE OIL

The Meditation Blend is a facial massage oil intended to soothe and relax. It targets skin, mind, and emotions for a luxury unwind. Joining Australian Jojoba oil, Palmarosa and the other key ingredients penetrate the skin to deeply hydrate and heal. Extremely effective when used just before going to sleep; you will wake up refreshed from your overnight facial.

Currently available in 100ml**

ULTRA NOURISHMENT DAY AND NIGHT CREAM

Our Ultra Nourishment day and night cream is an ideal cream to use for skin that needs intensive hydration and nourishment.  It is suitable for dry skin and cooler dryer climates.  The focus of this cream is to deeply nourish dry and damaged skin through high levels of protein & fatty acid rich ingredients.

Currently available in 100ml, 230ml, and 500ml

embrace nature's calm with chamomile

Embrace Nature’s Calm with Chamomile

Thank you to all of our customers who embrace Nature’s Calm and have supported us in these times. It is a huge blessing, and we are so very grateful! Wendy Christina Premium Skincare continues to strive for excellence in our task of developing an economical, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and effective product. But more than that, we are striving to use our resources and our influence through this brand to move our world forward in ways that honor our planet, people, and fellow creatures. You, our customer, are the power behind us in the practical sense of providing us with our resources and by sharing us with others you contribute to our influence. So thank you, sincerely and lovingly from Wendy Christina and her team.

Today we cerebrate a herb that has been known for its healing properties for centuries:

Chamomile

While Chamomile may be “outdated” meaning it is not chatted about like the “hot”, “new”, or “trendy” skincare elements out there today, do not be fooled into believing it has lost any capacity of effectivity. Chamomile has stood the test of time and still remains known for its therapeutic properties. The most potent aspect of chamomile is that it is a relaxant. This effect corrects many different ailments.

For instance, chamomile is well known as a before bed tea to aid those in their sleep. It is a potent remedy for insomnia. In addition chamomile relieves migraines, headaches, menstrual pain, PMS, stomach pain, digestive issues, colic, even being used to relieve asthma attacks. Chamomile also prevents the growth of disease causing microorganisms and kills bacteria.

Perhaps old-fashioned, yet still a powerful therapeutic substance, chamomile applies to your skincare routine as well.

Chamomile relieves stress from the skin, reduces inflammation, and calms burns and irritations. It features in many of the Wendy Christina ranges because of its anti-inflammatory properties that soothe as well as its role to increase moisture and elasticity in the skin.

Embrace natures calm with Roman Chamomile:

Both a calming and revitalising experience, the Kakadu Plum and Green Tea Toning and Hydration mist has been formulated with many different facets in mind. A toner is a great way to rebalance pH in your skin and to replenish nutrients after cleansing . While many of us have been breathing all sorts of cleaners, sanitisers, and chemicals lately, try the inverse with this vitamin powered skin tonic. Chamomile and lavender de-stress and soothe while peppermint and witch-hazel wake up and refresh. This product is very economical and versatile. Besides its beautiful aromatherapy, this anti-oxidant rich mist also provides a dose of hydration and is an excellent setting spray for make up.

Currently available in 100ml  (or a sample size of 30ml)

Green tea and Hyaluronic Acid Eye Treatment is an essential for the delicate skin around the eye. The skin around the eye area is very thin and sensitive, often the place that is first to be damaged without adequate protection and nurturing.

Hyaluronic Acid rapidly brings hydration into this area smoothing wrinkles while Green Tea, Aloe Vera, and Pomegranate implant high levels of antioxidant rich vitamin C for collagen synthesis and relieve damage caused by free-radicals. As well as brightening the under eye area.

Anti-inflammation, calming, and improved texture are attributed to the Roman Chamomile that plays an important role in this product.

Currently available in 25ml & 45ml (or sample size of 4ml)

Feminine Fresh Fiery Ylang Ylang

Feminine Fresh Ylang Ylang

Welcoming our feminine, fresh, fiery, flirty aroma and potent antibacterial ingredient: Ylang Ylang. 

Another week has come and gone and we are full of hope. Wendy Christina Premium Skincare has spent the last few weeks presenting potent, calming, and reviving ingredients and products with antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. Now waking from our meditative healing, we anticipate a passionate re-entry into the world with Ylang Ylang.

Feminine and fresh, Ylang Ylang is an essential oil that comes from the flower of a tropical tree. It has a renowned effect on the nervous system to release tension from anger, nervous depression, and anxiety. Inhaling it may reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure. 

Due to its passionate and feminine aroma and warming sense of security, Ylang Ylang is generally classified as an aphrodisiac. This essential oil creates a seemingly paradoxical reaction in that it removes frustration and relaxes yet invigorates passion and a fiery persona. Ylang Ylang leaves you feeling beautiful, assertive, and ready again to take on the world.

In the skincare realm, Ylang Ylang balances and softens. Ideal for both dry and oily complexions, it balances the flow of sebum production. As it contains antibacterial properties, it also seals and protects against daily pollutants in the skin. 

Here are some of our favourite Ylang Ylang infused products:

A pure & potent serum, the Kakadu Plum & Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing Serum contains concentrated anti-ageing ingredients to naturally draw vitamin C into the cells. Hyaluronic Acid rapidly hydrates for reduction of wrinkles providing a plumping effect. Ylang Ylang is part of both the aroma therapy and softening and balancing moisture in the skin. The high levels of kakadu plum increases hydration, smooths wrinkles, reduces pigmentation, and acts as a free radical scavenger. Kakadu plum contains the most concentrated form of natural vitamin C in the world. Due to being an active rather than passive (synthetic) vitamin C, it maintains its antioxidant capacity.

Currently available in 45ml & 100ml

The Anti-ageing Honey and Hyaluronic Acid Day and Night Cream is an active hydrating cream that is formulated to be light on the skin, absorb quickly, and contains no photosensitive ingredients. It contains high levels of active vitamin C from Kakadu plum, aloe vera, green tea, and pomegranate which act as scavengers of free radicals, reverse sun damage, and promotes collagen synthesis. The hyaluronic acid and honey hydrate and plump the skin and hydrate on the cellular level. Ylang Ylang lends its properties to soften and balance moisture in the skin. Macadamia oil adds conditioning while being light and easily absorbable. It also aids in the healing of the skin and does not clog pores.

Currently available in 90ml & 500ml

Citrus: Sweet Orange, Mandarin and Lime

Citrus: Sweet Orange Mandarin & Lime.

How are you?

Have you stopped to ask yourself this?

We are so engaged in the world around us, our homes, families, kids, fur babies, jobs, the list goes on. Sometimes we forget to slow down and check in on what our own mind, body, and spirit hunger for. So today, right now, the Wendy Christina team inquires ‘How are you?’ because maybe you have not paused to ask yourself.

We ask because Wendy Christina Skincare endeavours to nurture individuals as well as the world. To elegantly and professionally seek restoration for the wholeness of all.  Our direct contribution involves the health of the body—specifically skincare. Indirectly, Wendy Christina affects climate by uncompromisingly remaining eco-friendly. We are passionate advocates for the protection of our animals who share this earth with us. As a result, our products are cruelty free and not tested on animals

Wendy Christina focuses on harnessing plants for their natural power and energy, replenishing the body. Therefore our skincare range concentrates on cell regeneration, collagen synthesis, and effective hydration. 

This week we look at more key essential oils for healthy and glowing skin: 

Citrus: Sweet Orange, Mandarin & Lime

Citrus: Sweet Orange, Mandarin & Lime are renowned for antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Our three essential oils of the hour are no exception. Sweet orange, mandarin, and lime share the property of being a relaxant for the nervous system. Consequently, these citrus essential oils bring a sense of security. All three are natural cleansers that remove toxins from the skin. Hence Sweet orange, mandarin, and lime stimulate the lymphatic system and fortify our outer layer from harmful bacteria.  

Lime and Mandarin is recommended for congested or oily skin types. Limes have the ability to counteract overproduction of sebum and mandarins soothe the skin. Sweet orange is used for dry, irritated, or acne prone skin. Sweet orange is considered to possess regenerative and soothing properties. Additionally, the regenerative property of sweet orange makes it ideal for ageing or rough skin.

Sweet Orange as a key ingredient

The Pink Himalayan Salt body scrub is a nutrient dense, hydrating, all around skin saviour. This body scrub contains such a cornucopia of nutrients that it had to make another appearance! Sweet orange – in conjunction with pink grapefruit and green coffee seed extract – aid the skin in the lymphatic cleansing process.

Currently available in 230ml & 500ml

Mandarin as a key ingredient

The Mandarin, Basil, Black pepper hand and body lotion is ideally used with the Pink Himalayan body scrub. It leaves a luscious and exotic impact on your skin. The inclusion of Mandarin specifically impacts the aromatherapy. Mandarin brings a calm and warmth to the senses while cleansing and acting as an anti-inflammatory in the skin.

Currently available in 500ml

Uplift your Senses with Pink Grapefruit

Uplift your Senses with Pink Grapefruit

During definitive times such as these, the Wendy Christina team is committed to choosing an uplifted and joyous spirit. We invite you to join us in this mindset. Importantly, we are dedicated to being united. We ask ourselves and others to clear the mind, embrace the stillness, and engage peace. Choose this time to regroup, refresh, rejuvenate, and revive your minds, hearts, and bodies. Meditate your whole being on whatever is true; honorable; just; pure; lovely; commendable. Anything worthy of praise. Because we focus on these truths, we act our truth.

So, as our cherished customers, we want to be united with you in this time with hands full and hearts grateful. Encouraged by nature, we utilise what she offers. Our daily dose of sunshine (with appropriate protection!) uplifts us. The blessing of a nearby ocean can wash away stress and bring us to life. Fresh breezes and brisk morning walks energise us for the day ahead. The earth provides health for us. This belief sparked our founder – Wendy Christina – to create from only the most potent and superlative quality ingredients her plant-based, planet-focused skin care range.

We are all in our world’s current circumstances together. As a result, together we can choose positivity, embrace nature’s healing. We can all become strengthened physically and spiritually. This week’s key ingredient helps us to choose focus and revival, rather than staleness and stagnation.

Uplift your senses with Pink Grapefruit

Pink grapefruit stimulates an uplifted and joyous spirit. Fresh and citrusy, pink grapefruit is a stimulant for the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for moving toxins and exhaustion out of our body. When our lymphatic system slows down, we retain toxins, loose energy, and put on weight. Known as a potent antibacterial, pink grapefruit is also an excellent skin tonic. Using products with pink grapefruit can aid in building a healthy protective barrier against bacteria and infection in the skin. We’ve highlighted a couple for this week:

Pink Grapefruit as a key ingredient

Perfect for reflecting, our Meditation Blend facial massage oil combines a signature mix of extracts with a base of jojoba oil. An aromatherapy blend of the pure essential oils intended to calm, relax, and de-stress the mind and emotions leaving you revived and uplifted feeling of well-being. Jojoba oil makes an ideal base for all skin types as it helps regulate oil buildup and is does not clog pores. Pink grapefruit plays a key role in the blend to even skin tone and infuse the senses with liveliness and joy. Optimum performance when combined with our Hyaluronic Acid and Roman Chamomile facial.

*Currently available in 90ml

The Hyaluronic Acid with Roman Chamomile facial massage is all about hydration and plumping the skin. A simple serum comprised primarily of hyaluronic acid making it an intense dose of hydration and buoyancy to the skin. The facial massage medium also soothes inflammation due to the Chamomile. Fantastic for all skin types as it is not an oil based product. Indulge with the Hyaluronic Acid and Roman Chamomile in addition to the Meditation Blend for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience coupled with hydrated skin with a dewy finish.

*Currently available in 90ml

Pink grapefruit essential oil has been selected intently for our Pink Himalayan Salt body scrub. Due to the pink grapefruit’s ability to move the lymphatic system, break down fatty deposits, and cellulite. Uplift your Senses with Pink Grapefruit.

*Currently available in 230ml and 500ml

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