Essance Blogs & Articles

The History Behind Our Aloe Therapy Creme

The History Behind Our Aloe Therapy Creme

"Breast cancer made me stronger." Kris In August 2017, Kris had her tumors removed and became breast cancer-free. Many women and men go through a difficult breast cancer treatment journey every day. We know that self-care is essential for cancer patients. Essance skincare takes pride in being able to assist in healthy self-care through our organic skincare line. A significant part of our skincare line is creating skincare products that are natural and organic so that anyone can use them.  Jasmine began to research on the Aloe Therapy Body Creme in early 2013 when a Portland Radiologist who was seeking a product to...

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What Is Arnica Cream

What Is Arnica Cream

Arnica cream is a topical ointment made of an extract of the arnica plant. Arnica cream has been around since the early 1500s. Europeans used Arnica to help stomach complaints and skin rashes, but it was the Native Americans who began using it to relieve pain associated with the muscles. Today, it is commonly applied to sprains, bruises, and strains. The active ingredients in arnica cream promote tissue healing, reduce swelling and inflammation, and ease the pain. It's also frequently used to soothe joint pain related to arthritis and to relieve tired, sore, overworked muscles.   Active Ingredients The significant...

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Everything You Need To Know About Serum

Everything You Need To Know About Serum

The unsung hero of skincare comes in a small bottle. Serums are expensive small bottles that promise the world to you. Why am I required to use another product in this already drawn-out skincare routine? At Essance, we get many questions about why we need serums and how I use them. Today we’re going to talk about it! What Is A Serum? We have to start this post by answering the number of questions we get about this topic. What the heck even is a serum?! It seems this is a product not many people know much about. Sure we...

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Let's Celebrate Our Mama Earth: Six Conventional Skincare Products to Swap First

Let's Celebrate Our Mama Earth: Six Conventional Skincare Products to Swap First

In this day in age; clean and green beauty products can be incredibly difficult to decipher the difference between.  There are plenty of beauty products that claim to be “clean” or “green” and when you look closely at their ingredients you will see that they are in fact not filed under the right category of “clean” or “green”. Why Clean Beauty? The skin is the largest organ of the body and it absorbs what is put on it too. Many beauty products are formulated with ingredients that are known as endocrine disruptors which have the potential to interfere with our...

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The Gua Sha Hype: Helpful or Harmful?

The Gua Sha Hype: Helpful or Harmful?

Without understanding the skin structure, more damage than good can come from adding a Gua Sha tool into your skincare routine. Which can lead to more injuries due to a heavy force applied or even scraping in the wrong direction (meridians).

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