Editorial / Featured Articles / Here's What's New / Industry News / Industry Talk

Is Avocado The Organic Alternative To Retinol?

Organic antioxidants, organic exfoliation, and organic hydration are not new concepts. People have been utilizing organic fruits and vegetables to keep their skin healthy and youthful for thousands of years. In ancient times, self care included facial masks made from fresh berries, milk, and ingredients found in nature such as herbs including: lavender, chamomile, peppermint, thyme, rose, and aloe.

1 Organic Antioxidant Options 

Today, it is much easier to find products specific to your skin type that you know work and that utilize effective organic antioxidants. Many plants are great sources of vitamins A & C and acids. Organic antioxidant product formulations are as effective as some clinical ingredients because of their high potency, but they are safer for the skin. 

Some of the best sources of vitamin C are camu-camu fruit, blueberries, grapefruit, and pomegranate. In fact, camu-camu fruit has one of the highest recorded amounts of Vitamin C on Earth! In addition to being a great source of Vitamin C, blueberries help the body manufacture its own collagen, to increase skin elasticity. Pomegranates are considered a superfood meaning they are abundant in nutrients like vitamins, polyphenols, and potent antioxidants

Pomegranates are a safe and effective source of organic antioxidants to help repair and protect the skin against environmental damage.

Shira Superfood Antioxidant Booster Kit is full of superfoods including Matcha, Blueberry, and Pomegranate. Skin will be soft and supple from the Blueberry Mask, which is high in Vitamins C & E. A great source of organic antioxidants. The Pomegranate Serum helps fight signs of aging while helping with skin renewal. Plus, our new formulation is extra hydrating! Matcha contains 137 times more EGCG antioxidants than regular Green Tea so this moisturizer hydrates and lifts the skin.

Jordanna Antonoff Shira

Contribution by Jordanna Antonoff (left) + Courtney Manders (right)

Jordanna has been the lead educator for Shira skincare for over 5 years. She works closely with Shira’s estheticians and professionals to teach them Shira’s technologies, techniques, and philanthropy. Working in a medical spa for over 3 years, her expertise is within advanced clinical treatments such as chemical peels and other skin resurfacing treatments. Her goal is to make Shira’s professionals more confident in using and selling Shira in their spas.

Courtney has been with Shira skincare for over 5 years and oversees marketing campaigns, social media, sales, and more. Her goals for marketing are to constantly increase brand awareness by combining captivating photos and video alongside product information. She is passionate about helping clients that are affected by acne as she has seen a lot of improvement in her own skin with Shira!

Courtney Manders Shira

2 Organic Vitamin A Option

Stronger doesn’t always mean better! Before you turn to a strong peel or retinoid, consider a natural approach to your anti-aging regime.

Is Avocado The Organic Retinol?

Many organic products have naturally derived vitamin A including avocado, mango, apricot, and papaya. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects and repairs the skin from sun damage. Using an Avocado moisturizer will help keep your skin firm and plump.

Shira Pure Avocado Moisturizer is packed with Vitamins A, D, E, and Lecithin. The goodness of avocado is responsible to make your skin smoother, softer, and more moisturized than ever. A regular application of the avocado moisturizer combats the signs of premature skin aging like stray wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet.

3 Organic Hydration Options 

Using ingredients such as Mango Butter is an excellent choice to use in the summer because it restores hydration levels in the skin. This is particularly important because people spend more time in the sun this time of the year and the sun absorbs moisture from the skin, leaving the skin dehydrated. Pineapple Papaya Enzymes soften and heals skin and contain acids from pineapple to fight free radical damage and help dissolve dead skin cells.

The Shir-Organic Mango Butter Mask will help clients hydrate their skin! This mask contains concentrated pulps, such as Cupuacu Butter, rich in phytosterols, to intensively soothe and replenish the skin barrier. 

4 Organic Exfoliation Options 

Acids are known to be found in clinical skincare, however, there are many natural acids found in fruits that are just as effective and safer for the skin! Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits have natural citric acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid with so many skin benefits!

Pineapple and Papaya are saturated with vitamins and enzymes that soften and heal the skin. The enzymes in these fruits fight free-radical damage and are known to reduce age spots and fine lines, leaving the skin supple. They also cleanse the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface. The combination of Papain and Bromelain work synergistically to help remove dead skin cells.

All skin types can benefit from the regenerating actions of acids for smoother, clearer, brighter, and healthier skin. Using an AHA scrub with natural citric acid helps to remove dehydrated skin cells, brightens the skin tone, decongests the pores, and balances oil production.

Shir-Organic Pure Pineapple Papaya Enzyme Peel will thoroughly exfoliate the skin surface, leaving a smooth, radiant, flawless complexion. Shira Organic skin care products represent the finest all-natural and organic anti-aging formulations available today.

Another popular exfoliating peel is the organic glycolic sugarcane peel. These peels are beneficial for anti-aging due to their natural glycolic acid derived from sugarcane. These peels remove dead skin cells, produce collagen in the skin, and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Shir-Organic Pure Sugarcane Microderm Peel is effective and beneficial to your skin; it loosens and dissolves dead skin cells revealing a more youthful-looking appearance. Flower-derived acids improve barrier function and skin hydration, resulting in a more uniform skin tone. This peel is so gentle, providing very mild exfoliation suitable for sensitive skin.

5 Organic Acne Options 

For those who suffer from acne, whether it be mild or more severe, there are organic acne products that include eucalyptus and natural salicylic acid from willow bark, are highly effective for treating acne-prone skin. These are a great alternative to irritating acne treatments such as benzyl peroxide.

Shir-Organic Eucalyptus Cleanser is one of our most popular products, especially for acne prone, and helps to reduce and prevent acne breakouts, remove blackheads, and reduce acne scarring due to the combination of natural salicylic acid and eucalyptus. 

For more information on the organic acids, antioxidants, and vitamins in our Shir-Organic line, you can reach out to us at info@shiraesthetics.com or sign up for a wholesale account where one of our representatives will be in touch with you about our skin care lines! 

Leave a Comment