Beautiful skin isn’t always healthy—however healthy skin is always beautiful.
That’s just one of the facts we stands by. You’ll find that our approach to health and beauty is quite different from other skin care lines, and you may well be surprised by some of the facts you discover.
1. Skip the night cream; Your skin will thank you.
While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities.
Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Use of nighttime moisturizers signals the sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin. Over time, skin becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear "normal."
What we recommend:
Balanced skin needs nothing more than cleansing, toning before bed.
During the winter months the skin may need a little extra care and protection from our dry winter conditions. Our Face Oil is great at adding a light touch of moisture. After cleansing and toning add a few drops to face and neck. (Usually only recommended during winter months.)
2. Like treats like
Why oil for oily and acne-prone skin:
Though it might seem counterintuitive to apply oil to an oily complexion, it's actually the most logical solution. The skin knows whether it’s sufficiently protected, producing more of its own oil when skin is dry and less when it's balanced.
Drying, soap-based products and oil-free acne treatments can rob the skin of its defenses, leaving it vulnerable and triggering the sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.
SEA BUCKTHORN & RASPBERRY Face Oil provides a light, clean layer of pure plant oils that are high in linoleic acid and full of omegas and botanical extracts that balance excessive oiliness while helping to soothe and minimize the appearance of blemishes and irritation. This helps to rebuild the lipid barrier, giving skin the tools it needs to find balance.
3. Stop Scrubbing — your skin is not the bathroom floor.
What cleansing should - and shouldn't - accomplish:
Cleansing is the foundation of any home care ritual. And the reason is simple: it is common knowledge that dirt and impurities can cause breakouts and clog pores.
Not so commonly understood is how easy it is to damage your skin by over-cleansing, scrubbing, or using harsh drying or exfoliating products. Soaps, scrubs and harsh exfoliants can strip your face of its natural protection, resulting in dry, irritated skin and premature signs of aging.
Like in step 2 “Like Cures Like” here “Oil cuts Oil”. Oil Cleansing effortlessly dissolves oil-soluble debris, while calling blood to the surface of the skin. The herbs and extracts work to calm irritations, keeping skin happy during the cleansing process. Removing dirt, oil and make-up without disturbing the skin's natural line of defense—the balance of oil and water on its surface layer known as the acid mantle.
4. Ingredients matter… and quality ingredients matter most.
The highest quality ingredients make for the most effective products available.
Every ingredient that goes into our natural skin care products has an important job to do. Whether delivering essential moisture, encouraging resilience, improving efficacy or adding natural aroma fragrance, each ingredient is carefully selected for its particular effects and its interaction with the whole composition.
We are working with a local farm in Wolfville NS, who grows some of our botanicals, and wild-foraging some plant materials right here in our own city, we utilize local fresh ingredients. We then imploy old-world methods of extraction, we provide an offering of skincare that speaks in a language our bodies understand. Our methods of production take time, our products are expertly formulated to deliver results, naturally. Understanding of the way certain plants mirror specific skin functions and the manner in which each plant interacts with the skin to stimulate and support a toned, balanced and radiant complexion. By using 100% active skincare we give our outermost layer the tools it needs to find balance and thrive. Pair Bare Botanicals with a natural and organic lifestyle and experience the physical health and clarity of mind you’ve always desired.
Our natural botanical preservatives help keep products fresh without the use of chemical additives. In this way, we're able to maintain the vitality of our biodynamic and organic plant ingredients, delivering their nurturing, supportive qualities directly to you.
5. Your skin is smart
How your skin is smart:
Your skin has an absolutely amazing ability to care for itself, responding constantly to changes in your internal and external environments. It needs a little help along the way, like protection from overexposure to harsh elements, or support when it gets thrown out of balance.
The key is to encourage and fortify your skin's natural processes.
How are we different from other skin care lines:
Unlike many other skin care lines that suppress the skin's functions or interfere with the skin's natural rhythms, Bare Botanical respects the skin, allowing it to cleanse, balance and renew itself.
Bare Botanical draws on centuries of herbal wisdom, to create gentle-yet-effective natural skin care products that work with the skin holistically to help it achieve a natural, self-sufficient state.
Bare Botanical knows that your skin is smart, and respects its ability to regulate, protect and renew itself with the proper care. Bare Botanical’s approach to skin care results in the undeniable glow of true and lasting beauty.
6. Not all facials are created equal.
How a holistic facial is different from other facials:
The key to our facials lies in balance and rhythm—and lots of facial massage is designed to support both.
The real and lasting change must start at the cellular level, we use massage to increase blood flow, drain lymph, improve cellular respiration and to release metabolic waste by relieving stress locked in the face, head, neck and shoulders. We also feed your skin with the purest and most potent botanicals, which contain powerful chemical compounds, antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids.
We use rhythmic, caring touch to guide you to balance and serenity, supporting skin health by calming the mind and by stimulating lymph flow to promote its self-cleansing processes.
Combining the select apothecary style back bar preparations made up of roots, clay, flowers, and herbs and the power of touch, we are able to support the skin's natural processes of self-cleansing and renewal to bring forth your own inherent radiant beauty.
7. Rebel way of looking at Happy-Aging and Rhythm is the key to health and vibrancy.
What does rhythm have to do with skin care?
All of life—all of nature—has rhythm. You experience it in the change of seasons, you see it in the changing tides of the oceans, you observe it in a flower that comes to bloom in the spring. We, as people, also have natural rhythms that keep us functioning. It's the regular beating of our hearts, it's the flow of blood through our veins—and it's in the 28-day cycle of skin renewal.
When rhythm is followed and nurtured, plants, animals and humans can live in healthy, natural balance.
Our products are instilled with ingredients that possess the vitality they had in nature, maintaining the integrity of the plants and making our products uniquely effective.
Healthy rhythms create a state of balance, encouraging a return to skin health and bringing forth a radiant beauty.
We also understand the real power of a treatment to not lie in the speed and sleight of hand but instead in the slow stillness of rhythmic motion. Sinking into that place of drift and float where our body is able to regenerate as it needs.
When I think of Bradshaw Pure Esthetics I think of rebel skincare that is forging a path as a radical change for the beauty industry, but this has slowly been coming. The fact is, the typical views of skincare are not working. In a radical move away from the mainstream, Bradshaw Pure Esthetics believes whole plants are most compatible with the skin and body. That the synergy of the plant is best recognized, received, accessed and absorbed by the body when whole and complex.
We need to ditch the idea of what big market cosmetics has made us believe about aging and our skin. There is no need for expensive high tech ingredients, nature has provided us with all we will ever need. When we discourage the idea of perfectionism, and encourage individuals to listen to their skin and embrace the body’s messages that its communicating.
The innate ability to connect the body, soul and mind by using the largest organ, which is the skin. Our entire philosophy is based upon stimulating your skin's own natural capabilities, which encourages healthy-functioning skin. This is achieved through advanced face massage and organic whole-plant skin care.