Updated: Mar 27, 2020
We are thrilled to introduce our new blog designed to help you understand proper skincare without all the fluff. In today's world of social media, it's difficult to know what products are useful and what products are just "hype". Here at Oasis Face Bar, we believe that your skin goals can be attained with a simple, thoughtful, and straightforward routine! In future blog posts, we will cover more in depth topics such as products, skin types and regimens. However, for our very first blog post, we wanted to do a deep dive into our newly launched facial boxes.
UNPACKING OUR BOXES
We launched our facial boxes when we had to temporarily close our doors on March 16, 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19 in our country. Our wonderful and selfless owner, Molly Bowers, wanted to give our clients the opportunity to experience our signature facials at home, while also providing for us estheticians in this difficult time. All of the money made from these boxes go directly to us estheticians to keep us afloat until we open our doors again. If you are reading this and have purchased a facial box, we want give you a big THANK YOU! If you have not purchased one but would like to, click here. We have five total boxes to choose from: Enlighten, Clear, Soothe, Shorty (for kids and teens), and Gent (let's hear it for the boys!). Below is a breakdown of our most popular boxes and what's inside so you can learn how to get your skin right!
Do you have dull and tired looking skin? Do you have hyperpigmentation like melasma or dark spots? Have you gone without exfoliation for a hot minute? Then this box is definitely for you. The star of this facial is pumpkin! You eat it as a pie at Thanksgiving, you drink it in a latte, you smell it in your candles....now you put it on your face. Is there anything pumpkin can't do? Probably not. After this facial, you're glow is gonna be so bright, the sun will be jealous.
The first step in this facial is a deep cleanse with the AHA Carrot Tomato Cleanser (gotta have your veggies before desert). This is a luxurious alpha-hydroxy cleanser meaning it's going to gently slough off all the dead skin to get it prepped for that pumpkin magic.
Key ingredients: carrot oil, tomato extract, rice bran oil, and evening primrose.
Skin benefits: Unclogs the pores, lightens and brightens the complexion, promotes new cell growth, and improves cell structure and elasticity.
Next up is where the magic comes in, the Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. Think about the enzymes in your saliva- they start breaking down the food you eat while you're chewing so you can digest it. Gross, but that's science. The pumpkin works in a similar way: it has special enzymes in it that break down the dead skin cells and give you that dewy, healthy glow.
Key ingredients: coconut milk, wild yam, witch hazel, chamomile, a blend of fruit peels and organic herbs, and of course, pumpkin!
Skin benefits: Refines, smooths, and exfoliates that dry winter skin. Also, it smells like fall.
After you rinse off the pumpkin, next is the Lemon Bearberry mask. Trust me when I say it smells like a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day. (Disclaimer: this mask is acidic, so it may irritate some of you with more sensitive skin. It is supposed to tingle, not burn, so just be cautious with this one!). Think of this mask as an impurity magnet.
Key ingredients: Bearberry, licorice root, turmeric, lemon peel and grapefruit peel.
Skin benefits: Lightens dark spots, evens out skin tone, deep cleans pores, and refines for a more youthful appearance.
Again, if it is too much for your skin, just stick to the pumpkin! Products shouldn't have to hurt to work.
The last step in this facial is to massage in the Radiant Rose Oil. It's as lovely as it sounds. Picture a rose garden fit for a queen. You're the queen. It's your garden. On your face.