Mindful Skincare With Skinesiology
I've always loved doing my skincare routine and I often try and make the time to really enjoy it, not just on "Selfcare Sundays" but rather everyday. It might not be a whole 7 step routine but at least it's time spent on me. When I came across Skinesiology I was immediately drawn to the fact that they are totally outside of the box, based on the principles of Kinesiology and modern scientific research. They focus on using rhythmical extraction and energetic processes allowing the botanical ingredients to give of their highest quality. Totally obsessed!
What is Kinesiology?
If you not too sure what Kinesiology is, it is a holistic therapy that works on every aspect of health including physical health, psychological, emotional, nutrition and spiritual. It uses muscle testing techniques to monitor the flow of energy in the body. What Dorita can then identify factors which may be disrupting the natural flow and causing health problems.
My Kinesiology experience with Dorita
I jumped at the opportunity when the team at Skinesiology offered me an energy session. I had no perceived intentions or thoughts going in to it and I didn't realise how personal it can be. Dorita discovered block energy in my chest area as well as along my spine. We worked on releasing this energy through the session through reflexology and vibrational movements on the chest. Dorita also mentioned that I find it hard to eliminate my emotions and this she linked to my kidneys. I found this incredibly interesting as the kidneys for a vital part in our elimination process but little did I know ones emotional feelings or anxiety. I left feeling like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders as I realised I really need to learn to become more accepting of myself. It's so important to be in tune with your body, mind and soul as at the end of the day it's just you. You need to harvest your energy and wellbeing. It starts with you and from within...
I have had the wonderful opportunity to test out their skincare range and their four auric mists. I started using these products over a month ago, so they are well used, tested & loved! Let's dive into it!
Earthing Gentle Cleanser
The earthing gentle cleanser is all about releasing tiredness and connecting with the pulsation of the earth's energy. The idea with this cleanser is that you set your intention to release tiredness and tension. It is a gorgeous smooth textured milk cleanser that contains apple amino acids that create a beautiful silky micro-foam on the skin. It contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile, yet balancing oil secretion with the well-known South African leaf extract Buchu. If you one who isn't a massive fan of Buchu, as it can be slightly over whelming, you might find this intense at first. However I myself got used to it and really started enjoying it. You'll also pick up scents of lemon and sugarcane, which provides you with a gentle exfoliation due to the alpha hydroxy acids.
Texture: Smooth & runny. Little goes a long way. Turns into a beautiful white micro-foaming cleanser.
Skin Types: Normal to Combination
Sensitive Soul Day Cream
This soothing facial day cream is super light weight. It brings colour and life back into your skin as it contains Seabuckthorn which contains incredible amount of vitamin C (12 times more than an orange).
I have noticed a huge improvement in my skin with regards to brighten skin spots and pigmentation. It also has boosts collagen for a firmer skin.
As you know I am a HUGE fan of using Vitamin C or anti-oxidants in my morning routine, so this is an added bonus. Not only do you have the powerful antioxidant effects from the Seabuckthorn but you also get an extra kick with Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C).
Scent: Buchu, Pansy, Chammomile & Pink Watsonia
Texture: Light & silky
Skin Type: Normal, Combo, Dehydrated, Oil-Dry
Dream State Night Cream
This night cream has a gorgeous combination of oils and potentised botanicals have been specifically prepared to protect the skin and promote cell regrowth, leaving your skin plump and full of life. It is a silky rich cream, with a caramel colour. It contains glycerin a wonderful humectant which locks in moisture as well as evening primrose oil which is a fantastic, being a powerful anti-inflammatory and is even known to assist with healing acne lesions. It is a Gamma Linoleic acid which is your topical omega. Brilliant for anyone suffering from eczema, peri-oral dermatitis as well as your normal to dry skin types.
It also contains lactic acid which is going to promote health cell renewal as well as brighten and provide hydration. Again, the scent is very natural, earthy and embraces flower essences of crab apple and lotus. it took me a few applications to really embrace this smell, but its wonderful!
Scent: Earthy & Natural with Crab Apple and Lotus
Texture: Caramel in colour & silky-smooth slightly more on the rich side.
Skin Types: Normal to Combo, Dehydrated, Mature
Shin Purifying Deep Cleansing Mask
First off what a beautiful deep cleansing mask. I have added this to my favourites list... If you someone who loves a deep cleanse now and again, really struggles with excessive oiliness, black heads or just want a clean slate for the week, this is it! It contains your Kalahari Red clay, Cape white clay which are both kaolin clay. They absorb, lifts and draws out impurities and minimises the appearance of enlarged pores #win! You can also find fruit enzymes like papaya (papain) and pineapple (Bromelain) which exfoliate, rebuild collagen and reveal a younger and more even layer of skin. It also has Malachite which is a stone extract with exceptional skin protecting and anti oxidants qualities that offer a solid defence mechanism for the skin. (too be honest i think this is a first for me, but i love it!) Not to mention the gorgeous smell!
Texture: Smooth with a slight grain (think this could be from the malachite)
Scent: Crab Apple & Orange
" This cleansing remedy comforts and heals the emotional heart and releases deep emotional tension, thereby uplifting and reconnecting you with your true spirit and beauty. It lightens your crown, helping to appreciate and integrate the wisdom of your past."
How do you use the Auric Mists?
Step 1: Observe
Take a mindful moment for yourself and sigh out. Invite your senses in for the experience. Focus and become aware of your pulsation of your heart.
Step 2: Apply
Spray the mist over your head and body. Feel each unique awakening, uplifting, peace or playful smells, according to your mist chosen.
Step 3: Sense
Finish by signing out, letting your breath go out deeply and say to yourself the mantra on the bottle.
What Do they smell like & which ones for you?
Blossom Auric Mist
Scent: The most subtle sweet floral mist. One of my favourites!
Balance: Blossom helps you reconnect with the energies of life. It lifts and expands your energy field, increasing your vibrancy. The state of balance allows you to experience the unfolding of clear thought; ideal for focussing on living your dream and opening up to discover your true self.
Main Ingredients: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang
Bliss Auric Mist
Scent: Freshly squeezed citrus & super fresh!
Balance: Such a playful scent & one of my absolute favourites! It brings familiar smells of fresh naartjie and mandarin, leaving you grounded and anchored in the fullness of life.
Main ingredients: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Mandarin, Myrrh, Naartjie, Rose Geranium
Peace Mind Auric Mist
Scent: Rose and Cedarwood. Contains Benzoin which is one of my favourite aroma oils... (Yes, I love all of these mists!)
Balance: Provides peaceful stillness of rose and cedarwood falling into your deeper being, merging heart and mind.
Main Ingredients: Benzoin, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Myrrh, Rose Geranium
Female Warrior Auric Mist
Scent: This is a really beautiful combination of all the Auric Mists, citrusy, earthy, sweet but not too sweet, just perfect!
Balance: Feel the softness of the mist restoring your feminine spirit, igniting creative inspiration.
Main Ingredients: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Naartjie, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sweet Orange
Things you like to know about brands:
What are the ingriendents like? Are there any nasties? Price range?
For a person that loves to look at the ingredients list and how things are manufactured I was amazed with the extraction methods used to extract some of their flower essences. Starting from the beginning the essence is extracted and the plant is put through various methods to enhance the energetic and nutritional content creating the optimum potency of the botanicals. Including rhythmical extraction, thereby honouring seasonal rhythms of the earth and the astrological calendar, the spagyric method (making use of the entire plant), the three-fold process honouring the life force of the plant and flower essences, mirroring the characters of the plant. Skinesiology uses organic cultivation ingredients where possible. If that sounded like gibberish don't worry, trust me it's a great way of extracting ;)
You'll be happy to know Skinesiology products are free from Mineral oil, petrolatum, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulphates (SLES), Parabens, Synthetic fragrance, GMO’S, and gluten. SLS and SLEs are ingredients that create serious soapy foam (often found in shampoos for example.)
Skinesiology skincare ranges from R390-R575 which I think is rather affordable for skincare that natures your skin, body and mind. You need to understand you aren't investing in your skins health as well as nurturing your mind.
Overall, Skinesiology is a fantastic brand for anyone wanting to great a little bit more balance in their lifestyle. I have found that through mindful skincare I am able to become aware of myself, self-acceptance and truly taking that extra minute to breathe. We all have gone through a lot of stress lately and so I find reconnecting with yourself through self-care is extremely important.
If skincare isn't what you looking for at the moment, look into their gorgeous body care for hand to body creams - which are soo luxurious!
If you unsure of what product to purchase have a look at their online matching quiz.
If you would like to connect more or have any questions pop on over to Skinesiology or Amanda from Africa on Instagram!
Sending you lots of love,