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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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Enzyme Power! Luminous skin is here with Nourish Radiance Facial Mask

Lisa Bova

Enzyme Power! Luminous skin is here with Nourish Radiance Facial Mask

We all love a good facial mask, am I right? Like serums, these formulas contain concentrated active ingredients that typically address a specific concern. In creating Arcadian Winds Beauty's first facial mask, I wanted to achieve skin radiance and luminosity. The ingredient list of this mask is chalk full of high end actives and extracts. Kakadu plum extract, used in...


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Rediscover (or discover) your LOVE for BLUSH

Lisa Bova

Rediscover (or discover) your LOVE for BLUSH

Every makeup junkie has their favorite fix, right? Some people are foundation obsessed, eternally searching for the perfect one to finally end the hunt. Some are lipstick hoarders with tubes spilling over every purse (mostly within same shade range and hardly used, am I right?) Me, I'm a blush girl. I just adore a face with a well blended cheek...


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Castor Oil and Beyond: A Skincare Expert's Tips and Tricks for Ageless Eyes

Lisa Bova

Castor Oil and Beyond: A Skincare Expert's Tips and Tricks for Ageless Eyes

Our Eyes. Such miraculous and fascinating little organs, aren't they? Our eyes are incredibly complex bundles of muscles, ligaments and blood vessels. They work so hard for us everyday, allowing us to navigate through life and do our daily work. Their biggest power lies in their ability to strongly communicate our emotions and intentions completely non-verbally. Your eyes can attract...


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Antioxidants in Skincare: Protect and Preserve Youthful Skin

Lisa Bova

Antioxidants in Skincare: Protect and Preserve Youthful Skin

I'm not kidding when I say that we are literally surrounded everyday by menacing elements that want to destroy our skin! It is truly a horror movie out there, people. If I as an Esthetician were to re-write "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" I would title it "Invasion of the Beauty Snatchers" and it would feature free radicals sucking the...


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Sea Buckthorn Oil: Why it's my All-Time Favy

Lisa Bova

Sea Buckthorn Oil: Why it's my All-Time Favy

You probably know by now that I am OBSESSED with oils. I have an arsenal of them in my possession and use a myriad of them in Arcadian Winds Beauty products. I slather myself with oils on a daily basis; in my hair, on my skin and through internal consumption. I use them on my doggos for shiny healthy coats,...


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Eyebrows and Liner: An Ode to my Mother

Lisa Bova

Eyebrows and Liner: An Ode to my Mother

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 of the...


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