This summer I asked our friend Jane Duncan (who has the most beautiful skin and who happened to be in the skincare business for years) to point me in the direction of a good cleaner, moisturizer, eye cream – the works. I have never been into skin care and it showed. Without hesitation, she said Arcona. The next day, I found them online, bought exactly what she told me to buy and quickly fell in love (by the way, the customer service is second to none!). We’ve asked Jane to tell you what she loves about Arcona and where to begin with the line…
For a couple of years, I worked at a boutique in Chicago that carried hard to find, niche, luxury cosmetic and skincare lines. A self-proclaimed product junkie, I loved trying and learning about different products, but for years I’ve been faithful to only one……Arcona. What makes them different is their active ingredients are cold processed in small batches to maintain effectiveness. The products contain no petrochemicals, binders or fillers, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic, toxic ingredients. Basically, all the good stuff and none of the bad makes your skin GLOW.
The Basic Five is the starting point for everyone who uses the line. There are different Basic Five options for different skin types or issues. The Arcona website has a good guide to helping determine your Basic Five, but another thing I love is you can call their toll free number and speak with someone at the studio who will tell you exactly which products are best for you. After you use the Basic Five for about 4-6 weeks your skin balances out and you can incorporate A.M. serums and/or P.M. treatments to target more specific concerns. I love most every Arcona product, but here are some of my favorites:
Triad Pads - they are perfect for travel or the gym! A quick swipe of your face leaves you cleansed, toned, and moisturized with tons of antioxidants. I use them before bed when I’m too tired to wash my face.
Mandarin Brightening Peel - this mask is a facial in a tube. A little hint, put it on clean skin before you shower. Leave it on for a couple minutes in the steam, rinse and follow with moisturizer and Desert Mist.
The Solution or Gentle Solution – it’s part of the Basic Five used at night after cleansing this treatment is brightening, firming, and nourishing. It’s stimulates cell renewal and strengthens skin’s immune system.
Arcona.com or The Arcona Studio (877) 272-6620
Here’s the GREATEST news!!! The darling girls at Arcona are offering the first five people who make a purchase after reading this post a complimentary full size container of their brand new and totally FABULOUS Brightening Gommage (which retails for $52). Here’s the scoop: If you make a purchase, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will handle the rest. BUT you must make the purchase between today and October 10th. So take Jane’s advice on where to begin and call The Arcona Studio today (if you don’t know Jane, I promise, she has the most beautiful skin that glows – you want to trust her on this).