A former high school chemistry teacher and self-confessed "skin care junkie," Marie Veronique Nadeau started Marie Veronique Organics after becoming frustrated with the lack of decent sunscreen options in stores. So she decided to make some of her own, and the rest is history. From DIY mask ideas to advice on when to start using antiaging products to the reasoning behind why oil on the face is a good thing, Marie is a wealth of skin care knowledge. To find out the rest of her advice on how to keep your skin in check, just keep reading.
After recently experiencing a Marie Veronique Organics facial at the Spa Solage in Calistoga, CA, I became an oil-on-the-face convert. Even though various oils were massaged over my face and body throughout the 50-minute long service, I left with soft, grease- and pimple-free skin.
While slathering a fatty, viscous substance on the face might seem counterintuitive, it can actually be rather beneficial. "The reason is, the top layer of our skin, our stratum corneum, is our environmental protection barrier. That is made up of lipids — that is oils," says Marie Veronique Nadeau, creator of her namesake line. "It's kind of like the roof on a building. And if lipids are depleted by sun exposure, by wind, by climate, or age, they need replenishment," she adds.
To get your oil on, Marie has several oil blends ($70 to $80) available, but if you're looking to save a few bucks, keep it simple by using a coconut oil. Customize it by adding good-for-you ingredients like vitamins E and A and omega-3s like flax seed oil.
Every skin care expert you ask, from dermatologists to estheticians to product development specialists, will likely have varying opinions on when antiaging skin care should enter your daily regimen. But according to Marie Veronique Nadeau, esthetician and founder of Marie Veronique Organics, an ecofriendly skin care line, "Your skin is going to tell you when." Of course, sunscreen is a must at any age, but to find out more about what Marie had to say about the topic, just read more.
Marie Veronique Nadeau is the kind of woman you want to chat up for hours. Not only is the former chemistry teacher practically (and naturally) wrinkle-free in her early 60s, but she's also a licensed esthetician and founder of Marie Veronique Organics, an eco-friendly line free of toxins, nanoparticles, and petroleum-based ingredients. And when I asked Marie for a few quick, easy, and natural masks to do at home, she delivered. Find out two great recipes when you read more.
You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating: wearing sunblock every day is the best investment you can make in the future health of your skin. In doing so, you'll prevent photoaging — think sun spots, uneven pigmentation, and fine lines — and help protect your skin from cancer-causing UV rays.
I am a freak when it comes to SPF. Unless it's dark outside, it's on my face. Always. So it's important for me to find a non-greasy formula that doesn't pill or leave white streaks. Moreover, I want to be able to wear foundation if necessary, so the right sunblock needs to sink into skin. Finding something that fits the bill is a bigger challenge than you might think, but I tracked down two that do the job. For the scoop, keep reading.