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Simply Put

None of your Beeswax

Amber Frase

What do you think of when you hear the word bee? Most people right off the bat would say honey. Maybe others would think about flowers and crops, and how bees are responsible for pollinating our favorite ones. At Co-Pur, the first thing that comes to mind is beeswax!

Beeswax has been used for many centuries, whether it was to create lifelike paintings in ancient Egypt or create candles in the 6th and 7th century in Germany. Nowadays beeswax still has many uses, from making candles and cosmetics, to wood fillers and polishes.

Beeswax is made by honey bees to form honeycomb cells. There they store a surplus of honey that they have produced for the winter or use it to raise their young. People who raise bees, take these honeycombs, drain the honey, and then melt down the beeswax and refine it. 

Beeswax has many benefits for attaining healthy skin. First off, when applied to skin beeswax creates a protective boundary, which helps retain moisture. Beeswax also can be very soothing for those with extremely dry itchy skin. For example, this past winter I had a severe case of dry skin on the back of my calf. I was applying a water based lotion and it was doing nothing to relieve it. Then I started using one of Co-Pur's Body Balms that contains beeswax, and within three days the dry itchy patch had completely cleared up.

If that wasn't enough to convince you of beeswax's goodness, did I forget to mention that it is also a good source of vitamin A and that it's antibacterial?

We currently use beeswax in our Hand Balms, Body Balms and Lip Balms. 

 

 

 

 

Cut this, Add that

Amber Frase

If there is one thing you need to know about me, it's that I love food. A deep passionate love. I really enjoy discovering new cuisines! Who doesn't love a good dish? However, there have been numerous studies on how our diet can affect our skin, both in good and bad ways!  So if your skin needs a little pick me up, consider adding or cutting out these foods.

Oily Skin Types:

Consider cutting out refined grains such as white bread or instant rice. Refined grains tend to lose fiber and other nutrients during processing and have a high glycemic index. 

Instead, try adding whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice.

Dry Skin Types:

Try adding fatty fishes such as trout, salmon and tuna. They contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps your skin keep in moisture. Don't like fish? Try some yummy avocados!

Acne Prone Skin Types:

Consider cutting back on refined sugars. Notice the phrase "cutting back" was used and not "cutting out", because let's be real, sometimes all we want is a slice of chocolate cake. However, depending on your intake of sugar, you could be spiking up your blood sugar levels. Which has been linked to breakouts.

So try skipping that sugary beverage and substituting for some good ole fashioned H2O. Or even skip the morning breakfast pastry for some fresh fruit

Banishing Wrinkles:

Consider cutting down on alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates your skin, so it will appear to look less fresh and plump.

Instead, try adding more antioxidants into your system, such as blueberries. Antioxidants help fight free radicals that damage your skin and cause visible signs of aging. Blueberries are chalk full  of antioxidants, so go on and pop those suckers in!

For All Skin Types:

Drink more water!!! 

Hope this was helpful to everyone. If you liked this post be sure to share it with your friends or comment with your own skin boosting foods!

 

 

A Co-Pur Experiment

Amber Frase

A while back I wrote an article called "Summer 'Must Haves'" and made a list of our Co-Pur products that really stood out in performance. One in particular was the Co-Pur, Makeup Remover & Moisturizer. I love this product.  I love this product so much that I decided to dedicate a whole post to it and share some of my recent experiences with it. Some that I think you would find interesting.

I'll start with a personal story. I struggle with acne, acne scars, oily skin, dry skin, you name it, my skin probably suffers from it. For this reason I have tried many different skin care systems to help alleviate, well, any of it. One night I was doing my nightly skin routine, when I ran out of my face lotion. Which was a pretty big dilemma since my skin felt so dry, I thought if I made any facial movements my whole face would crack in two. That dry. I began to search through my medicine cabinet and my eyes fell upon Pure Moisture. A product that I used regularly to take off my make-up. Desperate, and as crazy as it seemed to put pure oil on my face especially since I have terrible acne, I applied it on my face. I went to bed and woke up the next morning not thinking anything about it.

However, something really magical had happened overnight. When I looked in the mirror the next day, my skin looked nothing less than of amazing. My skin was hydrated, it had great color to it, and my face looked like it was glowing. My acne hadn't necessarily cleared up but it was visibly less irritated and seemed to have dulled. My skin felt soft and smooth.

This was so surprising, until I did some research on what was in it.

Pure Moisture contains a formula blend of grape seed oil and vitamin E. Grape seed oil actually contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and explains the change in my skin! It can also help tighten skin and close up pores, which again explains why my skin looked smoother. Vitamin E, I discovered, helps to block free radicals that cause skin damage. So my acne scars that have accumulated in those trouble spots appeared to have dulled in redness.

So the next night, I did it again, and same results the next morning.  (Keep in mind that I used this in very small doses.)

I made no dietary changes, I didn't change my skin care routine, and I was having normal sleeping patterns. It would be interesting to see if I made some better lifestyle changes while still using Pure Moisture like I have to see what results I would get.

While Co-Pur hasn't advertised Pure Moisture in this light, I thought it was worth mentioning my experience with it, and it will definitely be something I will look further into.

Until again,

Amber

 

Summer "Must Haves"

Amber Frase

We know that as the consumer you want to get the most bang for your buck, we get it! Our company motto is to help our customers have a great experience and to help them feel great with refreshed looking skin! We at Co-Pur, believe in all of our products and each product has helped us out personally! We have been asked many times on which ones are our favorites and it's hard to choose just one. 

However, there is a couple products that we and our customers love for summer!

 

 Co-Pur Makeup Remover
& Moisturizer

I personally love and use this product every single day.  Do you know what makes it so great? It's all natural. You don't have to worry about any funky oils you're putting on your face, like you might with other removers. It has Grapeseed Oil and Vitamin E which are amazing for your skin! All 100% natural. Once you try it, you'll never go back, trust me. Here's  the link to check it out!

 

 

Tea Tree Soap

Our second Co-Pur favorite is our  Cool Tea Tree Soap. This product is great because after every use it leaves your skin feeling clean, tingly, refreshed and moisturized.

Facial Scrub and Mask

That's right folks this is a two-in-one product. If you are looking for a light exfoliation this is the ideal product for you. It leaves your skin softer, brighter andlooking radiant. Check it out here!

 

 

Lip Balm

Our Lip Balm is amazing! Not that we are tooting our own horn, but we at Co-Pur believe this to be true. We refer our Lip Balm to "cooling soft moisture" because it does just that. It soothes dry lips and leaves just a hint of peppermint behind. Perfect to carry on your person and, again, it's all natural. 

So there you have it! We do love each and every one of our products. Do you have any Co-Pur must haves? If so, we would love to hear your thoughts, so let us know by leaving a comment!

Four Ways to Fight Winter Dryness

Amber Frase

Here in cold Colorado there are two things that our weather does well: snow and snow a lot. As much as us Coloradans love our snow, there is no doubt that it drastically affects our daily lives. We go from being carefree summer dwellers, to having an arsenal of varying winter coats on hand and planning ahead so we can stay cooped up during outrageous blizzards. We're talking major changes! There is one change, however, that may not be so obvious or that you have just been downright ignoring. That is, that your skin takes a heavy toll from the dry winter air! It's no doubt that your skin can use some help during these harsh months, so here are four ways to fight winter dryness!

Avoid products with alcohol in them!

I think this one is pretty straightforward, especially if any of you have used germ-x during the winter! It drys out already dry skin! I recommend searching for substitutes or just using plenty of extra butters and/or alcohol free lotion!

Use a toothbrush to "brush" off chapped lips!

Your lips need periodic exfoliating too! When I first heard this it seemed so simple that it should have been obvious!  Of course it’s the simple things that we never think of on our own! Follow up with a Lip Balm  afterwards and you will have awesomely soft lips!

Exfoliate, moisturize, repeat.

We're talking about a really nice exfoliant paired up with an equally as nice lotion.  I personally love our Sea Salt Body Scrub  because it uses sea salts to exfoliate the skin and it has natural and essential oils to re-hydrate! Plus, I love the smell of our Pink Grapefruit! 

Then when it comes to choosing a lotion, find one that is not water based!  Some great substitutes are anything with coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, or shea butter! These things will really penetrate into dry skin and leave a great protective layer. Luckily for you, we have a body balm with all of those things packed into one, here!

Cut back on the shaving!

Ladies, I know some of you out there love to shave. One of my friends told me she shaves her legs everyday! Why? She told me “just in case” if she is ever put in the situation that she has to show them off unexpectedly! I know that there are more of you out there then just my girl here, so let’s be real. It’s winter and it’s okay to say no to the “what if’s” of showing off those legs. No one will know if you have a jungle growing under those uber cute skinnies!


Well, there you have it! I hope this helps you get through these next few months. Lots of love and GO BRONCOS!