Winter Skin, Essentially Yours

November 15th, 2013

We are well into the throws of the ‘Help! My skin is getting out of control dry!’ weather, and every skin type is susceptible to it- yes, even oily!  Sensitive skin has the added discomfort of redness and irritation- NOT the joy of the season!

The best approach is finding the right kind of hydration for your skin type, and 3000BC has something for everyone!

  • The Ultimate in Natural Anti-Aging Hydration... The Ultimate in Natural Anti-Aging Hydration... A nourishing treat for the Purple Category, this is the most luxurious night cream available. This deeply penetrating moisture restores resilience and softens cellular tissue, accelerates new cell growth, & prevents wrinkle formation
  • Winter...the Perfect Time to Heal too Many Hours in the Sun! Winter...the Perfect Time to Heal too Many Hours in the Sun! This nourishing hydration in the Brown Category provides a perfect level of moisture for all skin types, especially for sun damaged and aged skin. It also protects facial collegen fibers and replenishes devitalized skin cells.
  • Light as a Feather, Superpowered Hydration! Light as a Feather, Superpowered Hydration! This ultra-light yet intense nourishment is a superlative skin rejuvenator for the Yellow Category. Skin will feel replenished with a touch of vital moisture.
  • A Double Hitter... A Double Hitter... 3000BC Vital Cream Cleanser doubles as both a cleanser and a moisturizing mask. This mild, paraben free cleanser will hydrate the skin while removing excess oils, cellular debris, impurities and bacteria.
  • Soft Lips...The Final Touch! Soft Lips...The Final Touch! This smooth textured product containing organic herbal extracts, nourishing vegetable oils and lip plumping peptides will condition and soothe the lip area and protect lips from harsh environmental conditions.
     

Whether you’re hitting the city streets or the great outdoors this winter, 3000BC has just what your skin needs to stay soft and glowing this season!

Best,
Korin.

A Positive Message from Cindy Ratzlaff & Kathy Kinney!

December 1st, 2013

Hello readers!
Cindy Ratzlaff & Kathy Kinney wrote the following post for our 3000BC Beauty Coaches to enjoy, but I do believe anyone and everyone can benefit from these uplifting and empowering thoughts.  Be sure to share with your girlfriends!

Perfectionism: the Leading Fatal Disease among Women 18 to 100:  3 Tips to a Healthy, Fun, and Imperfectly Perfect Life by Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney

Do you avoid getting together with friends because you’ve put on a few pounds?  Do your knees shake as you obsess about the placement of every glass, dish, fork and morsel of food for holiday meals? Does a last-minute call from a friend stopping by send you dashing around the house cleaning and straightening up – even in the rooms they won’t see? Are you convinced that everyone else is leading a happier life than you? If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you may have a case of the number one disease affecting women 18 to 100: perfectionism.

Perfectionism kills. It kills hope, fun, motivation and most of all it destroys self-esteem. Without intervention, perfectionism can rob you of time spent with people you love, any new skills that require a learning curve, the kind of adventures gained only through a leap of faith. When you spend a great deal of time worrying about what other people think of you, you waste the opportunity to live you were meant to live.

Life doesn’t have to be so hard. Happiness doesn’t have to be out of reach. A joy-filled life is your right, even if you are leading that life “imperfectly.” These three perfectionism combat strategies can help you shake off the invisible shackles of self-defeating thinking and reclaim happiness in your divinely imperfect life.

1.    Stop the “I’ll be Happy When’s”. We tell ourselves we’ll be happy when we’re thinner, more educated, better connected, married (or divorced) or in possession of a bigger bank account. Reality TV alone should disavow us of that notion. We fear that being ourselves is just enough. But the truth is we’ll never be perfect. No one will be. There is never a perfect time or a perfect situation to be happy. There will always be something that could be more ideal or add to our chances of success. Waiting for the perfect time is essentially saying “no” to ourselves over and over again. Having the courage to be yourself and celebrate who you are will set you free. Let’s replace “I’ll be happy when” with “permission granted.”

2.    Banish the Would’ve, Should’ve, Could’ve’s. It’s time to hit the reset button on regret. Many perfectionism addicts are hooked into a cycle we call the “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve” syndrome. Do these thoughts sound familiar?

  • I would’ve been happier if I’d gotten a better education.
  • I should’ve been much farther along in my career.
  • I could’ve owned my own business if I’d dared.

We are supposed to learn from our missteps and be guided by our experiences. But when we turn hindsight into regret and create myths about our worthiness, we build thought patterns that become roadblocks to our current and future happiness. You are exactly where you are need to be, doing exactly what you are suppose to be doing to get where you want to go.

3.    Retrain Your Brain to Understand the True Meaning of Beauty. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room for a moment. Many perfectionists harbor a fear that they are not beautiful, physically, mentally or emotionally. The things we do to cover up for our perceived lack of beauty are the very things that keep us from revealing our beauty to the world.

Beauty is a mighty loaded word, isn’t it?  Beauty is something we crave, are ashamed of wanting and it is a concept with both a negative and a positive connotation. We want others to see us as beautiful. We believe it’s vain to think we’re beautiful. We fear others are more beautiful than we are. We think that if we were beautiful, life would be easier. The idea of beauty and our love-hate relationship with beauty can occupy so much of our conscious and unconscious thought patterns that it’s time to retrain our brains and reclaim the concept of beauty.

The dictionary definition of beauty is “a combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses; a combination of qualities that please the intellect or moral sense.” The word perfect does not appear in the definition of beauty. We are all beautiful. Our unique combination of qualities, intellect and moral sense combine and present themselves in our beautiful and imperfect selves. Let’s vow to retrain our brains to recognize our pleasing combination of qualities and admit that we are beautiful.

Perfectionism is so insidious because it’s a habit. Habits are hard to break. Breaking a habit requires identifying the problem and committing to a solution. Breaking free of the grip of perfectionist thinking frees your creative mind to create real joy in your life. But breaking a habit takes practice. We think these three steps can aid you in “the practice of happiness” and loving your imperfectly perfect life.

3000BC Gets Your Nails Cold Weather Ready!

November 5th, 2013
3000BC Cuticle Softener And Strengthening Oil
It’s always at this time of year that my nails and hands become a hot mess from the cold, dry weather. Red hands, splitting nails, and rough patches seem to take over with abandon.
But there’s hope!
3000BC Cuticle Softener and Strengthening Nail Oil is formulated with the purest essential oils found throughout the world. This formulation will help to soften and rejuvenate cuticles, stimulate nail growth, strengthen weak and damaged nails, and restore vitality to hands and feet. Featured ingredients include sesame, kukui nut oil, carrot seed, cypress, lavender, lemon, rosemary, vitamins A, C, E.
And the best part? This sweet-smelling soothing oil only costs $10, making it the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift! Shop for this and all 3000BC products HERE.

Best, Korin.

Makeup that loves your skin.

October 18th, 2013

It’s the AM, and you’re getting ready to head out the door to work. You’ve just applied the last dab of powder to your nose and you think- perfect! Then, a full work day happens, plus errands, making dinner and boom! you’re in front of that mirror again, washing off whatever’s left of the makeup that’s clogged your pores and slid halfway down your face.

I never liked that feeling of finally getting my skin looking the way I want, and then worrying that my makeup would take away from all of that hard work. When I developed the 3000BC Mineral Makeup line, it was for the specific intent of complimenting a great skincare routine, while still offering great coverage and a glowing finish!

  • Makeup that enhances your beautiful skin- priceless! Makeup that enhances your beautiful skin- priceless!
  • Start with a strong foundation... Start with a strong foundation... 3000BC mineral foundation contains ingredients taken directly from the earth. 3000BC Essential Minerals are triple milled so they provide a lightweight, long-lasting, flawless finish. Proven to naturally improve the health of the skin!
  • Nobody is perfect. Nobody is perfect. But nobody has to know that you’re not! Our creamy weightless minerals with a 20 SPF is the perfect solution to your “less than perfect” problems, such as imperfections, under eye circles, redness, and blemishes. The convenient wand applicator is perfect for travel and on-the-go!
  • Yes, that's my 'natural' blush... Yes, that's my 'natural' blush... Lightweight and pure, the 3000BC Mineral Blush will give your complexion just the right amount of silky and glowing minerals for a vibrancy that lasts all day. Look and feel natural with 3000BC Mineral Blush!
  • A touch of fabulous! A touch of fabulous! Enriched with Vitamin E, this gloss will leave lips smooth and delicious! Non-sticky, glossy, weightless formula stays shiny & fresh!
     

For more on 3000BC Mineral Makeup and how it loves your skin, click HERE.

Enjoy!
Korin.

Product Tip of the Week: Ylang Ylang

October 4th, 2013

One of my favorite essential oils is Ylang Ylang (sounds like e’lang-e’lang).  This essential oil smells quite exotic, sweet and floral!  We source the oil from Comores which is located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar.

Some of the physical benefits include:
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, lowers blood pressure and balances the hormonal system.

Some of the emotional attributes include:
Aphrodisiac, euphoric, sedative. Alleviates anger, stress, insomnia, hypertension, depression, anxiety, shock, panic and fear. Helps with impotence and frigidity (hmmm-interesting).

Here are the effects on the skin:
Balancing effect on the production of sebum. Excellent for oily and acne conditions, yet also is beneficial for dry skin. A scalp stimulant and tonic.

Many of the 3000BC Botanical products contain Ylang Ylang including:
Pomegranate Replenisher, Vital Cream Cleanser, Enriched Nourishing Cream, Calming Phyto-Nutrient Toner, Delicate Make-Up Remover, Isis Deep Repair Hand Cream, Lotus Body Lotion and Saqqara Body Polish.  See these and all of 3000BC’s amazing Botanical Line at 3000BC.com.

Stay tuned for more great skincare info!
Korin.