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Where does Natural Beauty STEM from? (Part 2)

In part two of our series on STEM education in skincare, we look at another batch of all natural ingredients from the Zandra beauty lab and discuss their benefits for teen skin.

We now know that the science of combining science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to create natural beauty products that nourish and heal the skin is the best and most nutrient rich way to effectively treat skin for the long-term without using harmful chemicals. In PART TWO we take a look at the different types and effectiveness of Body Oils.

Why Body Oils?

Body oils have many benefits for the skin. Surprisingly both dry skin and acne prone skin types may find nutrients in oils that help to heal, reduce inflammation, and fade discolorations. Natural oils are full of antioxidants and anti-bacterial elements that help to detoxify skin without clogging the skin. And they don’t contain the nasty chemicals in commercially produced moisturizers, which means you can create a healthy skin care routine that will not aggravate or irritate your skin.

Zandra’s Core Ingredients – Our Body Oils

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The Zandra lab team carefully selects its oils for their effective skin-clearing properties and their ability to moisturize even the driest skin types. By combining oils with other ingredients, the team creates formulas that are made specifically for your skin type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Olive oil – contains vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to fade away acne scars, brightens the skin and helps to prevent future breakouts. It is also perfect for moisturizing sensitive skin!
  • Sunflower oil- loaded with essential fatty acids, including omega-6, which are known to eliminate skin infections,  alleviate dryness and renew skin for a natural healthy glow.
  • Rice bran oil- The many vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants in rice bran oil is great for your skin and hair. Like above, vitamin E and natural fatty acids feature in this oil which makes it great for hydration and smoothing your skin. Plus, it is easily absorbed into the skin and hair and helps to normalize the oiliness in the scalp, strengthens the hair shaft.
  • Castor oil – Much like olive oil, castor oil is another great cleansing and a moisturizing agent for acne prone skin.
  • Jojoba oil – makes a great scalp cleanser for the hair, and is equally wonderful for the skin
    because it has absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum.
  • Avocado oil – for healthy smooth looking skin avocado oil is a great option and chosen by many eczema suffers.

Today, body oils are all natural and easily accessible. These simple, clean and nourishing oils are used across the complete Zandra product line.
Natural product making is very important to the creativity of Zandra products. There is so much more to learn about how our products are made. Join us at a Zandra Beauty Workshop Today and explore how we use science, technology, engineering, and math to make the best natural products for your skin.
Click HERE to read the first part in our blog series on STEM skincare.

Click here to view our products.

 

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Where does Natural Beauty STEM from?

STEM education in skincare is the art of combining science, technology, engineering, and math to create natural beauty products from the best ingredients that nature has to offer. At Zandra, we love creating skincare products that are naturally proven to nourish, heal and improve the condition of your skin. And because our products are created especially for teens we’re committed to long-term good skincare.

We know that the science of great skin doesn’t lie behind harsh chemicals and expensive short-term results. That’s why we’re sharing a two-part series on how the science of nutrient rich, natural ingredients are the bedrock of Zandra beauty skincare.  Here we take a closer look at our core ingredients, their benefits and what makes them the best option for common teen skin issues.   We begin with PART ONE – Body Butters.

Why Body Butters?

Body butters aren’t just for those of us with sensitive skin seeking a deeper yet gentle moisturizer. Once we hit our teenage years, some of us suffer from patches of dry, scaly and even red skin which looks in desperate need of rehydration.

Check out the ingredients! Shea and Cocoa Butters are included in this light moisturizer.

In some cases, that dry skin may be more severe and require specialist treatment such as teen eczema. But in general, a combination of hormones, stress and bad eating habits all contribute to negative changes to our skin.

This is also the case in the development of acne and then the aftermath of acne marks that often form into embarrassing and long-lasting scars. This type of ‘hyper-pigmentation’ can take months or even years to heal and fade. So, if any of the above sounds familiar your skin may be crying out for a rich emollient that can deeply hydrate and restore its naturally beautiful complexion. If so, a natural body butter may be what you are looking for!

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We love what we do and we love sharing how we make our products. After all, each product is made with you in mind it’s important that they work just the way nature intends them to. On their own, natural body butters offer a multitude of healing nutrients that soothe, nourish and protect the skin. We believe in the natural healing and nutrient rich abilities of body butters, for hydration and repair which makes them a key component of many Zandra beauty products.

 

Zandra’s Core Ingredients – A Body Butter Snapshot

  • Unrefined Shea butter – Shea butter is super moisturizing, and a good source of vitamins A and E, which strengthen and soften your skin and help it repair damage without clogging pores.
  • Cocoa butter – Cocoa butter has antioxidants and beneficial organic molecules that protect the skin from environmental, internal, and external factors that can cause irritation or damage to the skin. Cocoa also makes an excellent hair conditioner.
  • Mango butter – Mango has high levels of vitamins A and C and is known for its antioxidant properties. These rich body butters can heal irritated and cracked skin.

 

A good skincare routine is essential!

Moisturizing the skin is only one part of a good skincare routine, especially when it comes to the face. For example, cleansing away dirt and oil build-up, toning skin in preparation for moisturization are all good practices – helping you to clear rather than conceal your skin with make-up and powders that actually block pores (!). In fact, when it comes to the neck down, a good skincare routine shouldn’t be ignored. Ensuring that you have the right moisturizer for your skin care is important to maintaining a healthy, bacteria-free and smooth look.

Zandra beauty products are designed with you in mind. So, whether you are suffering from skin sensitivity, dehydration or simply dry skin think about your skin needs and head to our product range to sample any of the above core ingredients.

Don’t forget! Over time our skin changes. Keep that in mind and try different products when you need to. Stick to a regular routine that cleanses (tones the face) and moisturizes all over.

Want to learn more? Get your STEM on at a Zandra DIY Beauty sesh…

Zandra DIY Natural Beauty Workshops

Zandra DIY Natural Beauty Workshops

We want to introduce our readers, customers and our DIY-er’s to a behind-the-scenes look at Zandra’s core ingredients. Natural product making involves multiple chemical principles and is an effective hands-on method to develop critical thinking skills. Zandra DIY Beauty Workshops help and challenge its students to create the same product they see commercially with natural products that are safer for the environment. Kitchen chemistry encourages kids to use many aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). It’s fun and inspiring! Find out how to book a session HERE

Natural skin care stems from nature’s finest ingredients and Zandra has a range of products ideal for healthy, growing skin!

READ MORE about Zandra STEM skincare in Part Two of this blog series.

Zandra DIY Natural Beauty Workshops

Welcome to the new Zandra DIY Natural Beauty Workshops!

The entire Zandra team has moved to bigger and better premises! Our new production facility seals our commitment to delivering cleaner and greener products for teen-sensitive skin. With improved facilities, we are relaunching the same great quality skincare products, with more production capability for DIY Natural Beauty Workshops and this month you’re invited to join us!

New DIY classes for Teens and Tweens!

This isn’t your usual learning environment. At Zandra’s DIY Natural Beauty Workshops we have fun interactive workshops especially for teens and tweens to get hands-on with their skincare products. Would you like to learn how to combine good-for-you ingredients with great-for-you skincare? Then this is the class for you and your girls! Book a party session and have the best night out!

Learn to do DIY Like a Teen-Boss!

If you’re a girl scout on the hunt for the next troop badge, then join us for Zandra’s DIY Natural Beauty Workshop. You’ll get hands-on instruction, learn how to read skincare labels and identify the ‘not-so-good’ ingredients, and you’ll be able to perfectly craft products with great fragrance. That will certainly earn you a badge worthy of a boss!

Family Fresh!

Come one, Come All! We believe that Zandra’s DIY Natural Beauty Workshops are perfect for everyone in the family. After all, everyone loves great skin. And if you are looking for a little special time with Mom or Dad, then check out our uber cool Mommy and Me or Daddy and Daughter sessions. These are no ordinary classes. This is your chance to explore some quality time together. Bond over bubble bath bombs and share special moments while making soaps and salts! These really are unique experiences that will help you both to discover your favorite scents and products and maybe even find a solution to a skincare problem that you both share!

 

See the full range of our DIY workshops HERE 

 

We’ve got you covered! We will provide you with all of the natural ingredients, essential oils, packaging supplies, wrapping, aprons, gloves and even some recipes for inspiration! So, whether you are looking for lip balms, body-butters, soaps, scrubs or soothing bath salts, you will find a workshop just right for you or maybe an awesome gift for someone special.

Smart girls with big dreams need to take care of themselves and make smart decisions about what they put on their bodies. Our DIY Natural Beauty Workshops are the perfect introduction to learning everything you need to get started on your journey towards better products and healthier skin. No experience is needed and our professional team of technicians is excited to welcome everyone.

Check out class availability for all DIY sessions by contacting us HERE

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Zandra Holiday 2016 Beauty Gifts are Here!

I love this time of year! The excitement of preparing holiday gifts is just awesome. Over the last month, team Zandra has been busy preparing for the season of giving. We have hand-crafted a fantastic new line of deodorants, lip scrubs and toiletries bags that we just know you are going to love as much as we do!

Gifts with you in mind

One of our favorite products this year is our handmade, eco-friendly, washable toiletries bags and pouches. These useful little numbers are the perfect all round handy-helpers. They come in two fun looking shapes and sizes. Ideal for make-up and toiletries, for taking on sleepovers and definitely perfect for gifting to your girlfriends:

Pack a pouch – Small and perfect for your makeup, toothbrush, toothpaste and
other small personal care items.

 

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Bag it All – Our larger fold over bags hold an assortment of your favorite Zandra products and even a mini tablet!
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What do we love most about them? Our toiletry bags and pouches are named with you in mind and feature a custom Zandra tag. Check out these five awesome prints and inspiring messages:

Dare To Fly – A delicate feather print that will inspire your inner bird

Always Positive – Check out the cool swiss cross sign of positivity

Wonderland – Cheeky animal prints in a simple design will inspire your imagination

Choose Your Path – Pick your arrow and aim for the stars!

Encourage Mint – A play on words but positively everything we believe in

See the full collection HERE

You asked and we listened

Like me, teen beauties all over America already have their wish list of things that they want for the holidays. What’s on your list? A gorgeous new scent? Or maybe you’re looking for refreshing new toiletries specifically for young skin? Whatever you are wishing for, we have you covered. This holiday, Zandra launches two new products just in time for the holidays and perfect for gorgeous skin all year-long.

Oh-So-Good for you!

New to our skincare line is the Zandra range of natural probiotic deodorants. We know that you’ve been waiting for these and we are so happy to be able to deliver! Our deodorants are refreshing, natural and full of healthy probiotics (usually known as the good bacteria found in yogurts). Each one is infused with four amazing scents: Mint, Kumquat, Lavender, and Lemongrass. All are free of aluminium-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free. This is a game changer.

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Scrub Up!

We are just days away from launching Zandra lip scrubs. Gorgeous, healthy looking skin is just as important on your lips as anywhere else on your body. Easy to use and a great way to shed dead layers of skin before you put on your favorite Zandra lip balm. We can’t wait for you to try these out!

This holiday, feel inspired, empowered and healthy. Our seasonal holiday beauty gift bags and the new range of deodorants and lip scrubs are available online now!

16-Year-Old’s Beauty Business is Booming

Business is Booming! And this month, Zandra was ecstatic to share that news on the Harry Connick Jr show. With 36 beauty products in our range, five wonderful scents and a message of empowerment, fun, and dedication, we think she did a pretty good job too!

Teenpreneur on TV…

Zandra is a beacon of girl empowerment, inspiration and giving back to the local community. Harry certainly seemed impressed with Zandra’s ‘incredible drive and intelligence’ which she puts down to:

  • Research
  • Hard work
  • Dedication
  • … and being involved in the community

And as we all know, Zandra has a hard and fast rule for teenpreneurs – ‘Do your research and don’t give up!’ We know it, and the proof of her success is evident in an amazing line of products!

Click HERE or on the image below to view the segment!