Calming Calendula – Nature’s Amazing Remedy for Dry/Damaged Skin

fotolia_10482333_XSThis month, we explore some of the naturally unique ingredients that make Terranova Bath & Body formulations fabulous!  This week, we explore Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, which is an annual flower known to Mediterranean countries.1

Terranova's Aire Body Lotion with Calendula helps promote skin regeneration.

Terranova’s Aire Body Lotion with Calendula helps promote skin regeneration.

The Egyptians thought Calendula to have rejuvenating properties and The Hindus have, historically used the flowers to adorn statues of gods and as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics. Calendula has traditionally been used as a food, adding flavor to cereals, rice, and soups.  About 70 years ago, American physicians started using Calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.2

From a beauty and cosmetic standpoint, Calendula is an amazing remedy for dry and damaged skin and promotes the fast healing, regeneration of skin because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.   It has natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow and can protect the skin from premature aging and thinning.3  According to YourHealth.com, applying Calendula topically may help decrease inflammation and promote the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Nourish dry, damaged skin with calendula infused Terranova Shea Blossom Shower Cream.

Nourish dry, damaged skin with Calendula infused Terranova Shea Blossom Shower Cream.

To experience the beauty and benefits of this amazing plant extract, try the following Calendula infused Terranova products:

1″Calendula,” Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula

2 “Calendula Herb Profile”  Wellnessmama.com, http://wellnessmama.com/7648/calendula-herb-profile/

3″Can Calendula Benefit Your Skin?” Livestrong.com, http://www.livestrong.com/article/120336-calendula-skin-benefits/

Extra, Extra…Read All About It! Terranova in the News (May)

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During the month of May, Terranova partnered with Sniffapalooza, The World’s Largest Fragrance Event, by providing 500+ Tuberose and Tiara Lei Luxury Bath & Body Soap Bars.

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Terranova Partners with World’s Largest Fragrance Event

In addition, Terranova was one of the proud sponsors of Peachfully Chic’s 1st Anniversary Blogger Brunch 

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Terranova sponsors Peachfully Chic’s 1st Anniversary Blogger Brunch

All attendees received a sample of our newest signature fragrance, Airewhich also celebrated  it’s 1 Year Anniversary this month!

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Terranova’s Aire 1 Year Anniversary

Terranova was also featured in the following publications…

  • Ca Fleur Bon.com “Profiles in American Perfumery:  Kathy Saunders of Terranova Natural Perfumes” – May 21, 2015
  • Mama Fashionista.com  – “Make Mom Feel Like A Star this Mother’s Day” ~ Quinn Smith, May 1, 2015

Read All About It…Terranova in The News (April)

downloadApril was a busy and exciting month here at Terranova with our Earth Day Celebration donating proceeds from bath, body, and fragrance sales to Arbor Day Foundation programs!  Check out all of our reviews and coverage in April:

*YOU BEAUTY.COM – “11 Beauty Brands that Better Our Planet” ~Amy Marturana, April 21, 2015

*LUXE SOUL.COM – “Terranova Bath & Body Celebrates Earth Month” ~ April 11,2015

*SAVORY SAVINGS.COM “Mission Date Night:  Terranova Aire Cologne Mist” ~ Krista Bainbridge, April 6, 2015

*BEAUTIFUL MOMMIES.COM – “Terranova Bath & Body Celebrates Earth Month – Proceeds From Skin Care, Fragrance, & Mother’s Day Gifts to Benefit Arbor Day Foundation.”Juliann Newton, April 22, 2015

*FIT SMALL BIZ.COM – “28 Press Release Examples from the Pros.” ~ Jacqueline Thomas, FitSmallBiz.com, April 23, 2015

*RAMBLINGS OF A TATTOOED MOM.COM“Terranova Aire Body Lotion” ~ Shannon Tucker, April 20, 2015

*EMILY REVIEWS.COM“Terranova Body Aire Cologne Mist:  Mother’s Day Gift.”  ~ Miranda Well, April 4, 2015

Show-Off Summer Skin Tips

Summer is here and along with the hotter temperatures comes shorts, tanks, dresses, and more opportunities to show some skin!  Here are our top tips to make sure you have show-off summer skin this season:

  • Slough Away Dry Skin – One of the most effective ways to exfoliate during the summer is to use a scrub on dry skin before your shower and pay special attention to areas like knees and elbows.  We recommend Terranova’s Tiare Lei Buffing Body Wash with crushed bamboo and coffee.

    Terranova's Tiare Lei 's Buffing Body Wash provides gentle exfoliation before sunless tanning

    Terranova’s Tiare Lei ‘s Buffing Body Wash Provides Gentle Exfoliation

  • 3 Minute Rule – Make sure to moisturize with a rich body cream within 3 minutes after toweling off, when pores are still open and ready to absorb moisture.  For extra rich hydration, we recommend trying a nourishing body oil with Vitamin E.

    Terranova's  Silky Body Oils  Provide fragrant, hydration.

    Terranova’s Silky Body Oils Provide Fragrant, Hydration.

  • Love Your Legs – The trick to sexy summer legs is to alter how the light reflects on the skin surface.  We recommend trying a moisturizer with light reflecting properties like Terranova’s Pikake Shea & Coco Body Butter with mica, a natural mineral that illuminates skin.

    Terranova's Body Butters are infused with a natural ingredient to add a healthy glow to your new tan

    Terranova’s Body Butters Illuminate Skin

  • Give Yourself A Hand – The thin skin on our hands wrinkles and pigments easy, so be sure to put sunblock on them and hydrate with a non-greasy cream (give Terranova’s Remedy Creams a try).

    Terranova Remedy Creams Provide Non-Greasy Moisture

    Terranova Remedy Creams Provide Non-Greasy Moisture

  • Tint Yourself Beautiful – If you want to give your blotchy or uneven skin tone the appearance of being more even, try mixing a little of your foundation with your favorite lotion for natural coverage in the summer.

Terranova wishes you a great summer full of fun and show-off summer skin! :)

Tips to Getting the Perfect Sunless Tan At Home

Looking for a little “healthy” color this summer but are uncertain on how to achieve the perfect faux tan?  Here are some of Terranova‘s top tips for flawless sunless tanner application:

  • Terranova's Tiare Lei 's Buffing Body Wash provides gentle exfoliation before sunless tanning

    Terranova’s Tiare Lei ‘s Buffing Body Wash with Bamboo & Coffee provides gentle exfoliation before sunless tanning

    Exfoliate – This important first step is necessary to remove dead skin cells from the surface.  When you don’t exfoliate, skin will have the tendency to soak up self-tanner unevenly and not fade as evenly either.  We recommend Terranova’s Tiare Lei Buffing Body Wash with crushed bamboo and coffee!

  • Terranova's nourishing lotions provide fragrant, hydration for self-tanning

    Terranova’s Lotions provide fragrant, hydration for self-tanning

    Moisturize – To make sure sunless tanners go on evenly, it’s important that skin is hydrated, particularly drier areas like feet, ankles, knees, hands, wrists and elbows.  Doing so will ensure that dry areas aren’t over-absorbing the self-tanning solution.  Moisturizer is also great for masking a undesireable self-tanner smell!  Try mixing some with your sunless tanner to mask the smell. We recommend Terranova’s Nourishing LotionsBody Butters, or Creams (for drier skin types).

  • Terranova's Body Butters are infused with a natural ingredient to add a healthy glow to your new tan

    Terranova’s Body Butters are infused with a natural ingredient to add a healthy glow to your new tan

    Enhance – When looking to enhance your sunless tan, we suggest using a moisturizer with a touch of shimmer to give you that perfect tan glow!  We recommend Terranova’s Pikake Shea & Coco Butter infused with mica for a natural luminescence!

With the official start of summer upon us, we hope you have a great fun filled summer!  In addition to the ones mentioned above, be  sure to check out our recommended essentials for summer during our Terranova Summer Essentials Event and save 15% off select products (6/18  through 6/26)!

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Deciphering Fragrance Jargon

When a perfume sales person asks me, “Do you prefer eau de parfume or eau de toilette?” My initial response is, “Please speak English!” Here are some of our tips to help familiarize you with common fragrance terms and lingo that will make your next trip to the perfume counter less intimidating.

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Terranova’s China Rain is an example of a fragrance that has a high concentration of fragrance oils and will last longer.

First off, know your fragrance types.  These are the most common fragrance types and their potencies (listed from lowest to highest).  Those listed on the top of the list have a lower concentration of fragrance oils, are subtly scented, and will vanish the fastest.  Those listed toward the bottom of the list have a higher concentration of fragrance oils, are stronger, and will last the longest:

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Terranova’s Shea Blossom Fragrance features notes of florals, green citrus and warm spice.

The second thing you’ll commonly hear perfume sales people talk about are “notes.”  “What notes are you looking for?”  This isn’t referring to love notes or music notes. Notes, as they pertain to fragrance, are the scent components that make up a fragrance and are typically divided into top notes, middle notes, and bottom notes:

  • Top Notes – Are the first fragrance you smell when applying a cologne or perfume and will fade quickly.
  • Middle Notes – Are the scent notes that develop after the top notes evaporate.
  • Base Notes – The heaviest scent that lingers the longest.

Now that you are armed with the knowledge you need to understand fragrance jargon, it’s time to find the fragrance that’s right for you!  Visit Terranova to find your perfect match!

Making Fragrance Linger Longer

We’ve all been there…spritz on a bottle of your favorite perfume or fragrance before you head out for the day, only to discover that the smell is gone before you’re even out the door!  Frustrating isn’t it?  The fact of the matter is the way you apply fragrance can have a profound effect on its longevity.

Applying an unscented or lightly scented moisturizer will prolong the scent of perfume on your skin.

Applying an unscented or lightly scented moisturizer will prolong the scent of perfume on your skin.

Forget what your mom told you about simply spraying on pulse points and rubbing your wrists together.  That technique may actually speed up the evolution of the fragrance because of the warmth of the pulse points and this technique may force top notes to “rub off” and your fragrance to disappear faster!(i)

Here are some additional tips to make fragrance last longer on your skin:

  • Dry skin doesn’t hold perfume well, so make sure your skin is hydrated!  Use an unscented lotion or a lotion or cream that has notes similar to the fragrance you’re wearing (i.e. floral, citrus, musk, etc.)
  • It’s actually hair not skin that carries the smell best!  We recommend a perfume essence that has a higher concentration of oils, but if you only have a cologne mist…that’s fine too.  Cologne mists typically have a minimal amount of alcohol and shouldn’t dry your hair out or cause damage to your tresses.

    Terranova's Patchouli is a long lasting woodsy fragrance

    Terranova’s Patchouli is a long lasting woodsy fragrance

  • Know that certain scents tend to fade faster than others.  If you want a fragrance that lasts longer, we suggest sticking with woodsy base notes like (Terranova’s Patchouli).
  • Spray on perfume right after a bath or shower, when pores are open, to allow the scent to linger longer.

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance, make sure to check out Terranova’s entire line of authentic fragrances today!  (Retailers, visit our wholesale site for our annual fragrance sale…in progress now!)

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Retailers, visit our wholesale site for great deals on Terranova Fragrances for your shelves!

(i) Daily Mail.com “Fragrance Hacks:  How to Make Expensive Perfume Last Longer.”  by Sarah Barnes 

How to Know When Your Fragrance has Gone Bad & How to Make Them Last Longer

tradition_chinaRain_600 X 600Although it’s uncommon, it is possible for perfume fragrances to go bad. Typically, the rate at which your fragrance will go bad depends on the notes.  According to experts, if a certain perfume has a lot of naturals, like citrus or other fast-evaporating ingredients, it’s more likely to turn bad much faster than a fragrance with lots of musky or woody elements.[i]

Usually the tell-tale signs that it’s time to ditch your fragrance is if smells off when making contact on your skin or if you notice a change in the appearance of the fragrance in the bottle.  Most experts say that you should consider buying a new one after a year. [ii]

If you want your fragrances to last longer, the good news is you can prolong their life through proper storage.  Here are some tips:[iii]

  • Keep air out of the bottle which can oxidize the scent
  • Store fragrances in a cool, dark area as both light and temperature will cause the scent to break down faster (particularly if the bottle is clear)
  • Store your fragrance in the fridge. Less temperature fluctuations mean less stress to the scent and, ultimately, a longer life span!

If you suspect that your fragrance has gone bad, there is no better time than the present to start anew! See our entire line of fragrances at Terranova!  :)

Retailers and Wholesalers, be sure to checkout our Annual Fragrance Event going on now through June 30th  Stock up and save!

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[i]   InStyle.com  “How to tell if your fragrance has gone bad” by Marianne Mychaskiw

[ii]  The Perfume Shoppe “Can Perfume Go Bad?” http://blog.theperfumeshoppe.com/2013/04/can-perfume-go-bad.html

[iii]   InStyle.com  “How to tell if your fragrance has gone bad” by Marianne Mychaskiw