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3 Easy Tips To Start Treating Dry Skin August 25, 2017 12:46

People with dry skin are aware of how difficult it is to manage such skin types. Moisturizers and other facial creams can help but relying on just that will not cut it. Flaky and rough-to- the-touch textured skin can be uncomfortable and difficult to manage, below are three things you can do to help with dry skin:

  1.     Re-evaluate Your Routine.

Applying lotion daily is likely already part of your routine, but lotion is not the only product that matters in terms of moisture. For healthy, glowy skin, you will want to make sure that your entire regime is right for your skin type starting from the cleanser. Avoid ingredients like alcohol, or salicylic acid as it will dry out your skin. Follow with a toner and serum, they will help your moisturizer absorb into the skin. Aiona Alive offers a 4 Step Step For All Skin, suitable for dry skin to make things easier.

 

  1.     Load Up On Water

Our skin is the largest organ and like all other organs, it needs water to function. Many report a healthier glow to their skin when they are fully hydrated. Though some may argue that drinking lots of water will not solve all of your dry skin problems, it can’t hurt. Besides, there are tons of other reasons for health to do so including flushing toxins from your body.


  1.     DIY Mask

Looking to try a recipe you can make yourself? We hear a spoonful of olive oil, honey, rose water and an egg mixed together can help. Olive oil has been used as a natural moisturizer for decades by Mediterranean women who are known for having beautiful skin.


Skin Care Tips For Summer June 29, 2017 10:55

Here in Canada where winters are most of our year, we treasure every minute of summer we have. Below are our top four skin care tips to ensure healthy skin all throughout the next few months of blazing sun and hot weather.



1. Protect yourself from the sun



This one sounds like a no-brainer but a shocking 90 percent of skin aging is due to the sun. Protect yourself with SPF 30 sunscreen for the face and body. Re-applying often is the key to full protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a known human carcinogen. Don’t forget about your lips— pick up a natural lip balm with SPF if you don’t already own one.

2. Wash your face every night



Now that we are taking full advantage of the outdoors because of the warm weather, it is especially important to cleanse the day off your face. By now we know that sleeping with your makeup on is bad for your skin, but new experiments show that it can actually age the look of your skin as well. Wash the sweat, bacteria, and makeup off your face and go to bed with a clean face for fresh and healthy skin. Pro-tip: change your pillowcases often to ensure you are not resting your cheeks on built-up bacteria.


3. Drink LOTS of water



Your skin looks best when it’s fully hydrated— otherwise, skin can appear dull, and wrinkles could be more prominent. Although it is always important to load up on water, the risk of dehydration increases during the summer season. It’s best to always keep a bottle of water on hand to avoid these things that can happen to your body when dehydrated.

4. Exfoliate the dead skin away



Scrub the sunscreen and smell of adventure off your skin with an exfoliant. Once a week is enough— like with the skin on your face, you don’t want to overdo it. Top off your skin with our Elixir Mask for Body for guaranteed soft skin.




Featured in Think Dirty's Mother's Day Gift Guide! May 14, 2017 00:00

We're so excited that our E-ternal Leave On Mask w/ Gold Collagen for All Skin Types made it into Think Dirty's Mother's Day Gift Guide!

This product is perfect for "The Indulgent Mom." Check it out below.



"Mother’s Day is around the corner and we can’t wait to treat the special lady in our life! We’ve compiled a list of some of our recent favorite clean rated 0 products (yes, everything on the list is rated 0!) to give you some ideas on what to get mom this year.

The Indulgent Mom: Aiona Alive E-ternal Leave On Mask w/ Gold Collagen for All Skin Types


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A photo by @kristyntysire shared by Aiona Alive (@aionaalive) on March 1, 2017.

This momma knows what’s good when it comes to the latest and greatest in skin care. She has her regime but is always searching for something better. For this mom, we recommend Aiona Alive E-ternal Leave On Mask w/ Gold Collagen for All Skin Types (or you could opt for the entire 4-Step System). Aiona Alive uses live collagen which has skin healing properties."



Republished with permission from blog.thinkdirtyapp.com


Mother’s Day Activity Guide April 28, 2017 10:03

May is fast approaching and we are excited for a special day — Mother’s Day! It’s just one day of the year to show the moms in our lives some extra love and appreciation. Keep reading for some ideas on how to spend the day with your mom!

1. Spa weekend getaway



Treat mom to a weekend getaway for just the two of you. There are a million ways to indulge whether you’re going for mud masks or massages, the options are endless!


2. Breakfast in bed



Remember the days when our parents made breakfast before sending us off to school? Return the favor and make mom a breakfast to enjoy in bed. You’ll need: a tray, some fruits, homemade meal of your choice and a whole lot of love!


3. Go for a walk



You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers”. Take some time out of your busy life to appreciate the newly blossoming flowers and fresh green grass that spring has brought with the #1 lady in your life. According to Huffington Post,  taking walks in nature can help lift your mood and promote mental health!

Get started on your Mother’s Day shopping early! We recommend the Aiona Alive 4 Step All Skin Set for mom to pamper herself at home every day. Our four step regime includes a serum, cleanser, moisturizer and mask made with collagen and potent all-natural ingredients.  








Lisa Strong’s Tips For Taking Care of Your Mind, Body and Soul March 28, 2017 11:21

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Think Dirty featured our President and Founder, Lisa Strong, in their Top 3 Rituals for Self-Love series last month. We are breaking it down and taking notes from Lisa today! Here are Lisa’s top three rituals for self-love:

1. 15 min energy - alignment process (quiet your mind, feel your vibration rise and write a list of things you appreciate in your life).

We have heard that the benefits of meditation are endless! Some of our favorites that Huffington Post mentions include reduced stress, improved concentration, increased happiness and self awareness. Take 15 minutes of quiet time for yourself a day and you will notice the improvements in your health overtime. Showing your gratitude goes a long way as well— start your list of things you appreciate in life and feel uplifted instantly!

2. Chinese herbology.

Herbal therapy is widely used in the Asian culture for treating and preventing illnesses. We are not experts in Chinese herbology, but here’s a list to help you get started if you are interested. Herbology is a great way to treat the skin and body from within but for external application, our not-so-secret, go-to product is the Aiona Alive E-ternal Mask for all skin types.

3. 3 x 4 km runs per week.

Regular exercise can do wonders for your health (but that’s not new information, is it?). Outdoor runs can be refreshing but while we wait for the weather in Canada to warm up, a treadmill will have to do. Don’t like running? Maybe you can try these exercises instead.


3 Skin-Loving Foods to Eat on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2017 09:50

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Valentine’s Day is today! While you are planning your meal for this special occasion, we have come up with this list of Valentine’s Day themed foods to eat that your skin will love.

1. Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Chocolate, and chocolate dipped strawberries are a Valentine’s Day essential. Strawberries also happen to be rich in vitamin C, which helps with collagen production. This sweet berry has many nutritional benefits that you need to know about. Dip them in dark chocolate and there’s a bonus. According to mensfitness.com, dark chocolate has properties that can actually protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Now you can indulge without (too much) guilt!

2. Raw Oysters

Frequently recognized as an aphrodisiac, oysters make the perfect sensual meal for the occasion. Oysters are high in protein, a building block of collagen. Oysters are known to contain many vitamins also beneficial for health. This shellfish will be sure to set the mood while treating your skin.

3. Grass Fed Beef Steak


Steak is definitely a staple for date night, and a likely meal for most Valentine’s Day meals. Like oysters, beef steaks contain a large amount of protein. An article on Prevention.com tells us that the grass fed variety in particular has a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, which helps with inflammation. Be sure to include grass fed beef stake in your Valentine’s Day menu for many great health benefits.


3 Reasons to Avoid Microbeads January 20, 2017 10:32

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3 Reasons to Avoid Microbeads

Microbeads, in a nutshell, are tiny pieces of plastic that are found in personal care products ranging from body wash to toothpaste. They are added to these products to create an exfoliating effect, but the consequences don’t stop there.

1. Microbeads are extremely bad for the environment.

According to this Forbes article, these tiny beads are non-biodegradable and proven to contain many polluting chemicals— meaning that they will just sit at the bottom of the ocean forever while possibly releasing toxic chemicals. They are also damaging to the marine life as fish often mistaken it for food.

2. It can cause breakage in skin.

Our skin is more sensitive than you think! Daily or overuse of scrubs and washes containing microbeads can cause breakage in the skin. Exfoliating the skin, often in general, is too abrasive— breakage in the skin can allow for bacteria to enter!

3. There is no real benefit for your skin.

Lastly, the main reason you should stop using products with microbeads is because there’s only so much exfoliating can do. Light exfoliating with a cloth can perform the same task of removing dead skin cells from your skin without harming it. If you’re looking to brighten up your complexion, you are better off with looking to other options in skin care.

If it isn’t obvious by now, the best thing to do is stop purchasing microbead products and it’s especially important to stop washing them down our drains and into the ecosystem. Instead, use tools like a konjac sponge to remove dead skin or use a natural exfoliant like our E-Citrus Cleanser.

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Holiday Offer: 15% off all products! December 15, 2016 12:56

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Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got your covered. We're offering 15% off all our products! Also, receive a free gift when you purchase all skin sets.
All of our natural products are made with plant extracts, vitamins, and essential oils. 

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The Importance of Daily Cleansing November 30, 2016 07:45



The Importance of Daily Cleansing

Washing your face in the morning and evening is vital for great skin. Regular cleansing ensures your pores are not clogged and allows for your skin to properly absorb anti-aging treatments. Get in the habit of regularly cleansing your face, but do not overdo it as it can dry out your skin and strip it of its natural oils.

Always consider the ingredients in a cleanser— generally, it is good to avoid alcohol and fragrance as they can dry and irritate your skin but they are not the only offenders. Our Step 0: E-Citrus Cleanser is made with 100% natural ingredients that are effective in moisturizing skin while deep cleaning. It is fragranced with essential oils and the cleaning power is strong enough to remove waterproof mascara! Suitable for all skin types as well.

Some of the benefits of the key ingredients in our E-Citrus Cleanser include (but are not limited to):

-Bladderwrack: reduces age spots, wrinkles, and inflammation

-Gold collagen: promotes smooth skin

- Hyaluronic acid: improves skin elasticity and retains moisture

 A cleanser is the base of your regime— try our E-Citrus Cleanser today for clean, healthy skin.


Aiona Alive mentioned in House of Coco - The Freedom Issue October 24, 2016 09:52



Prep Your Skin For the Fall Season October 03, 2016 09:39

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Now that Summer is officially over, it is time to prepare our skin for the cold weather ahead of us. Take some time to relax and treat your skin to a rhythmic routine of moisturizing skin care. Light some candles and turn your home into a spa with our 
4 Step All Skin Set.


How does the 4 Step All Skin Set work?

Step 1: Start with our E-citrus Cleanser and wash away any leftover makeup and dirt from the day. A clean base is key to pampering your skin.

Step 2: Next, apply our Moisture HA Serum to plump the skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the key ingredient in this serum and is also a carrier for collagen. For this reason, following immediately with the next step is crucial for smooth skin.

Step 3: Follow up with the E-ternal Mask for all skin types. This mask is made with Silver Carp fish collagen, which is small enough to penetrate skin and help replenish our own collagen cells. The E-ternal Mask will help to heal skin conditions, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Step 4: Finish off with the E-sensual Moisturizer. This moisturizer is the perfect end to steps 1-3 as it will create a breathable, wearable moisture mask that will work to keep the skin hydrated for longer.

As a bonus to having your whole body feeling fabulous, pair the 4 Step All Skin Set with our E-lixir Mask for Body. The E-lixir Mask for Body contains live collagen derived especially for the body.


When we are busy, it is easy to neglect our skin care routine. Take some time to relax and treat your skin. Enjoy $5 on your purchase of a 4 Step All Skin Set until October 31, 2016 using promo code: FALL5OFF courtesy of us. 

Think Dirty Product of the week: Aiona Alive Moisture HA Serum September 12, 2016 13:04


Aiona Alive featured in Think Dirty's Product of the week! Read more below.

"We love a good skincare regime made with natural ingredients and that is exactly what Aiona Alive has to offer. We picked Aiona Alive’s Moisture Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Serum (rated 0) as our clean product of the week.

The key ingredient in Aiona Alive’s Moisture HA Serum is Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate in the human body and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water— for this reason it’s able to keep skin plump and smooth. You can read the full benefits of Hyalruonic Acid here.To use, apply directly onto clean skin and around the eye area. The ingredients will work it’s magic to improve elasticity in the skin while deeply moisturizing. Aiona Alive’s Moisture HA Serum is the second step to Aiona Alive’s 4 Step All Skin Set and the everyday solution for all skin types.

Aiona Alive has high standards when it comes to the ingredients used in their products. All ingredients are guaranteed to be 100% natural and formulated to produce the best results. Aiona Alive’s products are most effective when used in the step-by-step system as each key ingredient works hand in hand to improve skin.

You can find the Aiona Alive Moisture HA Serum, along with other great clean beauty finds in our August Beauty Box."

Reposted from <blog.thinkdirtyapp.com> with permission.


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Have you ever read, ""PH BALANCED"" on a product and wondered what it meant? May 28, 2016 11:46


Important Tips On PH Levels For Your Skin Featuring Exfoliating CLEANSER May 14, 2016 14:14

 Most cleansers, including bars and detergent soaps, tend to be too alkaline for the skin

 


The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid December 09, 2015 17:39