Beauty Blog

Essential Fatty Acids for Skin: The Preservation of Youth with Facial Oils

Lisa Bova

Essential Fatty Acids for Skin: The Preservation of Youth with Facial Oils

When I was dreaming up the concept for my skincare line Arcadian Winds Beauty, I knew I wanted Essential Fatty Acids and rich oils to take center stage in the formulations. In my years as a practicing licensed Esthetician, I have used many professional skincare lines in the treatment room. So much of the time "technology" and "science" headlined the...


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Nourish LUXE Replenish: Your Spring and summer moisturizer

Lisa Bova

Nourish LUXE Replenish: Your Spring and summer moisturizer

Discover the Black Label Collection's best selling moisturizer! This Hydrocharged powerhouse is a gel-cream facial moisturizer for ALL SKIN TYPES! I call this hydrocharged because it is an oil-free formula that drenches your skin with water and water soluble super humectants. Housed in super sturdy European Violet Glass that is leakproof, airproof and UV resistant. Oh, and REUSABLE! Now, you guys...


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Eyebrows and Liner: An Ode to my Mother

Lisa Bova

Eyebrows and Liner: An Ode to my Mother

May 2019 There are no early childhood memories more vivid to me than those of watching my mother putting on her makeup in the morning. Putting on “my face”, she called it. It was a daily ritual that included several cups of coffee, an unbroken chain of cigarettes, and an arsenal of makeup sprawled out on the far left side...


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Preventative Aging: The Three Essential products

Lisa Bova

Preventative Aging:  The Three Essential products

It’s easy to get totally lost in the sea of beauty and skin care products. We are constantly bombarded with new technology and cutting edge science that claims to give us our best skin.  There is always some new “miracle” ingredient, like ancient kelp, found in undiscovered taverns off the coast of some island or the age defying eggs of...


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Peek into an Esthetician's At-Home Beauty Arsenal: It's simpler (and cheaper) than you might think

Lisa Bova

Peek into an Esthetician's At-Home Beauty Arsenal: It's simpler (and cheaper) than you might think

With the arrival of spring comes the re-evaluation of our skin. Warmer temperatures mean less makeup as we allow our natural beauty to expose itself along with our ankles. This time of year is the true test of our skin health. Do you feel pretty without makeup? Does your skin look smooth and clear without heavy foundation and concealer? Can...


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Opaque Foundations: Is this makeup trend on it's way out?

Lisa Bova

Opaque Foundations: Is this makeup trend on it's way out?

Makeup trends are a constant and critical element in the beauty industry. An integral part of being a good makeup artist is being up on trends, since they are regularly requested by clients. I absorbed many trends over my years as a makeup artist and witnessed matte formulas morph into high shines and shimmers that looked like dripping honey on...


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An Esthetician's Secrets to Flawless Skin

Lisa Bova

An Esthetician's Secrets to Flawless Skin

We all love a good juicy secret, and oh boy do I have skincare secrets in spades! Problem with secrets is that if they aren't put into action they are just wasted insider knowledge, right? Over many years in the treatment room I've offered up the following secrets to clients willing to put in the work with incredible results. I've...


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Double Cleansing: The Gateway to Perfect Skin

Lisa Bova

Double Cleansing: The Gateway to Perfect Skin

Lisa Bova, Founder Arcadian Winds Beauty  February 2020 Have you ever tried to apply a decorative decal to your wall? Instructions typically call for "washing the wall with mild soap and water for a clean surface before applying". So you get up on your ladder with a soapy concoction and a sponge and upon close inspection of said wall, you...


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Autumn Skincare Shakeup: Layers for the Win

Lisa Bova

Autumn Skincare Shakeup: Layers for the Win

Ahhh September. Temperatures begin to drop and our favorite hoodies and light jackets re-emerge from the far corners of the closet. We know that late night dinner out will be a touch more comfortable with an extra layer close at hand. The onset of Fall is a transitional time for your skin, too. UV index is changing and humidity levels...


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The Beauty in Simplicity: Letting go of Skincare products that don't serve you

Lisa Bova

The Beauty in Simplicity: Letting go of Skincare products that don't serve you

Minimalism is a philosophy that I have practiced for years. I have very few possessions, and you won't find many knick knacks strewn about my home. As frivolities disappear, there is a clear sense of just how few things are actually needed to thrive and live richly. Naturally, I approach skincare formulation for Arcadian Winds Beauty with this same stripped down philosophy,...


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