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      4 Reasons You Need AHAs Today ! 

      4 Reasons You Need AHAs Today ! 

      4 Reasons You Need AHA Today !  

      Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) have become increasingly popular in the world of skincare, and for good reason. These organic acids have been found to have a number of benefits for the skin, including improving texture, reducing the visible signs of aging, and fading dark spots. 

      Here are some of the key benefits of AHAs in cosmetics and how they can help women achieve their skincare goals:

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      4 Facts of Vegan and Cruelty Free Cosmetics You Might Not Know About

      4 Facts of Vegan and Cruelty Free Cosmetics You Might Not Know About

      Vegan cosmetics contain natural ingredients and fewer synthetic chemicals, reducing the release of potentially toxic substances into the environment. Animal testing is both cruel and wasteful, and using vegan cosmetics can avoid subjecting lab animals to painful experiments. Cosmetics containing synthetic chemicals are more likely to cause skin irritation and are usually discarded when not meeting a consumer's needs, resulting in a waste of energy and resources. Non-vegan cosmetics may contain animal-derived ingredients, which can lead to deforestation and climate change.

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      5 Biggest Benefits of Using Alpha Hydroxy Acids AHA Products from Nonie of Beverly Hills!

      5 Biggest Benefits of Using Alpha Hydroxy Acids AHA Products from Nonie of Beverly Hills!

      Cosmetics containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. AHA is a group of acids commonly derived from fruits, milk, and sugar cane. When used in cosmetic formulations, AHA can provide a wide range of benefits to the skin, making it a popular ingredient in many skincare products. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top 5 benefits of using cosmetics containing AHA.

      1. Exfoliation

      One of the primary benefits of AHA is its ability to exfoliate the skin. AHA works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be easily sloughed off. Regular use of AHA can result in smoother, more even-toned skin with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

      1. Brightening

      Another benefit of AHA is its ability to brighten the skin. AHA can help to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation by increasing cell turnover, which promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This can result in a brighter, more radiant complexion.

      1. Increased Hydration for Dry Skin 

      AHA can also help to increase skin hydration by improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture. This is achieved by promoting the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are natural moisturizing factors found in the skin. This can be particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

      1. Reduction of Acne

      AHA can also be effective in the treatment of acne-prone skin. By exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores, AHA can help to reduce the occurrence of breakouts. Additionally, AHA can help to regulate sebum production, which can be beneficial for those with oily skin.

      1. Anti-Aging

      Finally, AHA can also have anti-aging benefits. As we age, our skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells and a dull, lackluster complexion. AHA can help to address this by promoting cell turnover and stimulating collagen production, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

      In conclusion, AHA is a highly versatile ingredient that can provide a range of benefits to the skin. By promoting exfoliation, brightening the complexion, increasing hydration, reducing acne, and combating the signs of aging, AHA is a valuable addition to any skincare routine. If you’re considering incorporating AHA into your skincare routine, be sure to start slowly and patch test first to avoid any adverse reactions.

      Skincare Routine Tips For The Fall Season

      Skincare Routine Tips For The Fall Season

      Just like that, the frocking fun in the sun and winds of summer have calmed down. The leaves have started to change colors, and sadly, it is time to put away our fab summer clothes. 

      But with the change in seasons comes excellent sweater weather, fluffy scarfs, boots, and hoodies. To top that off, drinking pumpkin spiced lattes, I don’t know about you, but I think that sounds like a piece of heaven. 

      Now is the time to start changing up your skincare routine from summer to fall.   

      The dry air from fall’s crisp temps will wreak havoc on your skin, and you want to be ready. Read on to learn more Fantastic Fall Tips to Change Up Your Skin Routine. 

      Why Change Your Routine?

      Seasons change, and so does your skin.  As the temps start to dip and humidity decreases, our skincare routines should help our skin compensate for and cope with these fluctuations. This is your chance to lavish yourself in emollient oils and lipid-rich balms. Fall is the season for leave-on treatments, like moisturizing masks and thicker creams. Your skin will significantly benefit from products loaded with humectants that will help bind moisture to the skin and restore your lipid barrier that can be compromised thanks to a colder climate and less humidity.

      But before you make any product swaps, assess the state of your skin and take inventory of your #skincaregoals.  

      Fall Congestion & Blemish Alert!

      Fall skincare can get overlooked as "a thing," but as a transition season between summer and winter, fall can give our skin a tough time adjusting without the proper support.

      While most think of summer as the season that brings on breakouts the heaviest, fall isn't far behind! And for some, it can be even worse than the summer!

      Why? Because all the extra oil pumping action our skin experiences during the summer months hasn't slowed down. Yet, there's an added twist that we don't see during the summer – the cooler weather and drier air have our skin developing a buildup of dead skin cells.

      This buildup interferes with the oil getting to the surface of our skin unobstructed. Obstructed oil means oil that either it doesn't reach the surface at all (gets trapped in our pores!) or it's seriously slowed down, creating congestion.  All more reason to adjust your skincare rouinte from summer to fall. Besides acne, “fall skin,” also can include sallow skin tone, sun spots, and flare-ups.

      What Do I Need To Do To Change Up My Fall Skincare Routine?

      Switch to Gentler and Soothing Cleansers

      Understandably, during summer, one may opt for a clarifying cleanser as it can remove sweat. However, when it gets colder, such cleansers become slightly too hard on the skin. When fall sets in, you should switch to gentler and soothing cleansers because you won't be sweating like you would in summer. Hydrating cream cleansers are also an excellent choice for a fall skincare regimen.

      Nonie of Beverly Hills has the perfect cleanser for your fall skincare.  Our AHA Cleanser is gentle yet effective in getting the job done. The best part, our products are created with all-natural ingredients that your skin will drink up immediately, removing dirt, oil, and other impurities. 

      Boost Hydration Through the Use of a Toner

      So many people overlook the use of toner. They think toners are unnecessary, believing they don't provide any real benefits to the skin when, in reality, they give essential benefits to your skin. If you're not already using one, fall is a great time to start. That's because the air is getting cooler, but it's not very dry yet, so your skin is likely in need of extra hydration. Using a toner is the perfect way to give your skin that extra hydration.

      Start by cleansing your skin. Then, immediately follow up by wiping an alcohol-free toner over your skin (you only have 60 seconds to apply your following product after cleansing before water loss occurs, which is why it's essential to complete this step quickly. Once you've used your toner, leave it damp on your skin and apply your following product, whether that's a serum or moisturizer, to seal in the hydration and active ingredients.

      Not sure if a toner or a tonic is righ for you? Read more about them in our blog. The Difference Between Toners & Tonics.”  

      We have a fantastic AHA Skin Tonic that will refresh and tighten your pores while leaving your skin with a smooth and polished texture. 

      Start Using a Heavier Moisturizer

      A lightweight moisturizer is enough for most skin types throughout the summer. However, consider using something a little heavier to prevent moisture loss when the weather changes and temperatures drop. If you're using a gel moisturizer, consider switching to a lotion and if you're already using a cream, consider switching to something with a thicker consistency with ingredients like ceramides or lipid-rich oils. 

      We know that drier skin occurs with fall’s cooler temps, therefore, what is the best moisturizer for dry skin? It’s recommend to use a rich oil-based cream.  This can help lock in the moisture your skin needs and keep you hydrated better than water-infused moisturizers. Remember to choose organic, and all-natural ingredients  which are top-notch for your skincare routine.

      Not sure where to start to look for that perfert fall moisturizer for your skin type? Check out the section of our website that has the 411 on everything you need to know on how to determine your skin type. Here at Nonie's, we got an array for you to choose from. We sell moisturizers based on all skin types.

      Don't forget about your dry hands and dry feet this fall. Check out our AHA! Body Lotion, suitable for all skin types. Besides being infused and AHAs ingredients from fruits and other all-natural components, moisturizers at Nonie's contain Vitamins A, B, C & E. needed to revitalize and moisturize your dry skin this fall.

      Are Facial Oils An Option for Fall Skincare?

      Another option is to use facial oils. The benefit of this is that you can add a few drops into the palm of your hand and pat it over your moisturizer as needed. This allows you to customize your moisturizer on days when you're feeling drier than usual. When you're not feeling dry, don't use it! It's that simple. Just make sure you're using face oil the correct way and for your skin type. 

      Feel Free to Use Chemical Exfoliants to Have Glowing Skin

      Summer goes away with the heat and excess UV exposure. Along with fall welcomes cooler temperatures which are ideal for chemical exfoliants. One category is alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), the most popular type of chemical exfoliant. AHA exfoliants include multiple types of acids with varying strengths.  These ingredients don't work well when it gets too hot. And if you have got patches of hyperpigmentation, fall is the perfect time for you to amp up your Alpha Hydroxy Acid Skincare prouducts usage.

      While we are still using active ingredients during fall, we must emphasize the advantages of AHA skincare products. These do an excellent job of getting rid of dead skin cells. As a result, you can reveal the brighter and healthier skin hiding beneath. This season is ideal for individuals with uneven skin tones because you can use acid exfoliants to minimize the above.

      Certain skin types are prone to increased sensitivity in the summer from heat, chlorine, and sun exposure. These skin types should exfoliate minimally during this time to help avoid unwanted irritation. Come fall, however, exfoliation is imperative to brighten the complexion and help reduce the appearance of discoloration brought out by the summer sun and heat.

      One more thing to point out, exfoliating is essential for helping to reduce breakout activity, and it does so by removing dead skin cells that trap oil. It can also encourage cellular turnover, replacing dull, tired-looking cells with fresher, plumper ones.

      At Nonie of Beverly Hills, we produce the best organic and vegan Alpha Hydroxy-based skincare products with all natural ingredients.

      Generally, people use AHAs for anti-aging skincare regimes and products. The most popular and commonly known AHAs are lactic and glycolic acid.

      Both AHAs are extraordinarily delicate and soothing on your skin and will not cause dryness, irritation, or redness.

      Fall is the Perfect Season for Retinol Use

      We all know that retinol has tons of skin benefits, such as treating uneven skin texture, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne. But, using retinol when it's hot can lead to sunburns and discomfort, especially if you have sensitive skin. During fall, it gets cloudy, and therefore there is minimal UV exposure. You can consequently use retinol without having to worry about the harmful side effects of UV rays.

      Please note that retinol is a skincare product that should be used appropriately. It can easily irritate the skin when you overdose or use the wrong type, and it should be used cautiously

      Continue to Protect Your Skin With SPF

      The following fall skincare should not come as a surprise since we mention it every chance we get.  Yes, even in fall is a season during which a tremendous amount of UV damage is incurred. We often think that when the temperatures are dropping, the sun isn't as harmful, but this is false.

      Sunscreen is the most crucial skincare product of all and needs to be worn every day, year-round. Are you looking for an SPF with all-natural ingredients? Here at Nonie's, we got that too. Our AHA 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizer is nourishing and not sticky like others in the market.  Our formulation contains ingredients like Coconut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Orange & Lemon Oils, Coconut Emulsifier, Orchid Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. All of these ingredients are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.

      Use Vitamin C

      To maintain a skin glow into the colder months, vitamin C will help brighten and boost skin, stimulating collagen production so skin can better retain moisture and helping to protect it from external aggressors. What's more, it will also help the skin to repair any potential long-term damage. During the summer months, our skin is exposed to a higher concentration of harmful UV rays, resulting in photodamage and premature aging of the skin. The use of vitamin C will help correct and reverse the damage and assist with maintaining an even skin tone and texture and enhance the skin's natural glow during fall.

      Always Pay Attention to Your Skin

       Every season needs a specific skincare routine. Because we have just started fall, the above tips can be used to up your skincare game for this season. Remember, our bodies are constantly changing depending on our surroundings. That's why you should be attentive to what your skin is telling you. The skin talks through signs such as dryness or tightness. Being able to identify what your skin needs will always put you a step ahead. Before using any product, always go through the ingredients, and it's advisable to seek professional help when you are not sure about a skincare regimen.

      Shop at Nonie of Beverly Hills to Take Care of All Your Fall Skincare Needs

      Now that you know the necessary Tips on Changing Over from Summer to Fall Skincare, you will be able to squash that flakey, scaly skin in its tracks due to fall's crisp air. If you're still having trouble selecting the perfect skincare products to help your dry skin, we at Nonie of Beverly Hills have the answer for you. 

      Check out our excellent assortment of AHA skincare products and different types of moisturizers that you can select. Our AHA! Protein Moisturizer for Dry/Mature Skin may be the perfect solution for your dry skin, and the formulation is the perfect skin food for your dry skin you may experience this fall due to the colder air.  This light formulation contains soothing vitamins A, B, C, & E, which also moisturizes and exfoliates dead cells and increases cell renewal for soft and healthier-looking skin.

      We have everything your skin needs to change over from summer to fall.  We are sure you will love our products so much that we have a subscription option now available. Take a peek at our website for more information.