The Dynamic Duo + Magic of the Micro-Emulsion- Kypris!

Hello, Everyone!  I hope you are doing well and staying cool.  We are having a little heat wave rolling in here in PDX and it is crazy because it is supposed to be 108 tomorrow.  WTF??  

Anyhoo.... Today, I wanted to share a few more of my favorite SERUMS.  I am a serum girl and think that is where you should spend the most $$$ in your skincare routine.  I have tried literally 100's of different serums and can now tell when a serum is effective or not pretty quickly!  My skin either THRIVES or breaks out into little rosacea bumps upon using serums... which I suppose is good but does not always feel that way in the moment.

Two of the serums that I adore and that I call the Dynamic Duo are Kypris' Antioxidant Dew Serum and Moonlight Catalyst.  The descriptions of them really do accurately describe what they do for you:
Kyrpis Antioxidant Dew = Quench and Glow
Kyrpis Moonlight Catalyst = Refine and Renew


THE SKINNY on the Antioxidant Dew:
Featherweight texture. Intense hydration.

Our Antioxidant Dew restores hydration, vitality, and radiance to skin. Drench your complexion with ocean extracts and herb derived antioxidants. Phospholipid encapsulated superoxide dismutase, vitamins C & E, and an array of botanicals love on your complexion. Use as a lightweight multi action moisturizer or as a potent layering piece in your skincare wardrobe.

Benefits: A long soft kiss of hydration * Reinvigorates, replenishes, and soothes skin to glowing, supple dewiness * Quenches free radicals * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin * Enhances elasticity and luminosity * Brightens dullness and calms redness * Targets inflammation and free radicals leaving skin radiant

THE SKINNY on the Moonlight Catalyst :

A more gentle, herbal alternative to retinoids.

Some things are best done under the moon and stars. Moonlight Catalyst gently revitalizes skin while you slumber. This herbal alternative to retinoid formulas employs a cocktail of renewing fermented pumpkin enzymes, conditioning biomimetic EGF, and hydrating botanical extracts to refine and renew your complexion without irritation or peeling. 

Benefits: An herbal alternative to retinoid preparations * Enhances cellular renewal * Refines texture * Helps keep pores clear * Evens skin tone * Diminishes evidence of previous blemishes * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive skin * Calms, soothes, and plumps to a radiant, 

 Kypris Dynamic Duo 

Kypris Dynamic Duo 

Now yes, I was attracted to the absolutely ADORABLE packaging and bottles.  They look so cute on your vanity BUT these little babies are also CLEAN and EFFECTIVE!  

KYPRIS is a luxurious line of holistic, high performance skin care boasting organic, wild-crafted, and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and Beauty-Full experiences.

I absolutely adore the owner, Chase Polan, and love her philosophy of skin care and aging (she hates the work anti-aging).  My philosophy of the importance of daily self-care aligns perfectly with Chase's.  

"I founded KYPRIS upon the truth that feeling Beautiful is a birthright. That Beauty is not some reductive, externalized goal, but a vital spiritual experience of Love, acceptance, and pleasure. When we take time to properly care for ourselves, the joy we feel infuses our wellbeing and days, resonates throughout our families and communities, and exponentially enhances our quality of life. I want this for myself, and I want this for you." 

AMEN SISTER!!!  

 Beauty Elixir 1 

Beauty Elixir 1 

Now, I purchased the Dynamic Duo + the Beauty Elixir 1 because I wanted to create micro-emulsions!

What pray tell is a Micro-Emulsion?
A micro-emulsion is where the MAGIC happens.  Truly!  
Chase explains that water-based products tend to evaporate off of skin, yet these are the best way to hydrate. Oil based products are made of fatty acids that are large molecules which do not penetrate. Beautiful skin requires both, so KYPRIS creates products to deliver this array of nutrients to skin. Creating a micro-emulsion of KYPRIS serums and Beauty Elixir helps to deliver essential fatty acids a little more deeply while simultaneously keeping skin’s top layer hydrated. The result is a dewy, non-greasy effect that optimally delivers actives to skin.

THUS, to create a Micro-Emulsion- you take 2-5 drops of your Serum + 2-5 drops of your Beauty Elixir Oil and mix them together before pressing them onto the skin.  
My MAGIC COMBO = 

AM:  4 drops Antioxidant Dew +  3 drops Beauty Elixir I: 1000 Roses (which is DIVINE!!!) 

PM:  2 drops Antioxidant Dew +  5 drops Moonlight Catalyst +  3 drops Beauty Elixir I: 1000 Roses

I have to pause here for a minute to share the Skinny on the Beauty Elixir 1: 1000 Roses
This is one of my all-time favorite face oils.  Oh lordy it is good and worth every penny.  I picked this one because my skin is on the dry side and tends to be hormonal as well.
THE SKINNY:
Skin Type: For most skin types, especially dull, tired, dry skin, and skin affected by hormones or pollution. 

For Rose lovers, behold the essential oil of 1,000 organic and biodynamic Bulgarian roses. This 100% active Beauty Elixir repairs signs of environmental damage to deliver dewy, glowing, rose-petal soft skin. 

Beauty Elixir I: 1,000 Roses is a 100% active, moisturizing Beauty oil formulated with holistic principles in mind. Scientificallyestablished CoQ10, Vitamin C Ester, a plethora of botanical extracts, and the essential oil of more than 1,000 organic Bulgarian roses combine to repair signs of environmental challenge to deliver dewy, glowing, rose-petal-soft skin.

The aromatherapic benefits of this stunning elixir open the heart chakra helping with grief and promoting feelings of self-love.  

Highlights:

  • 19 Active Ingredients
  • Organic Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil: Studied for its ability to uplift spirits and combat acne, this gorgeous oil is best known for its softening effect on even the most environmentally challenged complexions. 
  • CoQ10: Holistic practitioners recognize Kaneka CoQ10 as the gold standard of antioxidant care. Known for its purity and integrity and as the only CoQ10 made in the USA, Kaneka’s yeast-derived CoQ10 has shown to diminish the appearance of sun damage and to minimize the effects of UV over-exposure.
  • Vitamin C Ester: Clinically established, highly stable, pure Vitamin C works in concert with Vitamin E to support the skin’s production and protection of collagen for increased resilience and suppleness.
  • Baobab: An abundant source of phytosterols, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A & E, and phytosterols, Baobab oil reinforces skin’s barrier function by reducing loss of moisture and encouraging cellular regeneration.
  • Black Raspberry Seed Oil: Rich in anthocyanins that target the root of inflammation and challenge glycation to maintain skin's overall interity and beauty.
  • Pomegranate Seed Extract: Features more than 60% punicic acid, a prized conjugated fatty acid that strengthens the skin, tames inflammation, and diminishes signs of over-exposure to the elements especially the effects of UV overexposure.

Kypris also offers Beauty Elixir 2 Healing Bouquet for more oily, combination, and blemish prone complexions, and Beauty Elixir 3 Prismatic Array for scent-sensitive skin.  Of course, I want to try all three!  
I love the ritual of cleansing the skin each night and have had so much fun playing around with making the perfect Magic Micro-Emulsion for my skin.  
This is all I have bought so far but next on my list is this:

 Kypris Pot of Shade:  Heliotropic Primer and Sunscreen 

Kypris Pot of Shade:  Heliotropic Primer and Sunscreen 

My skin gets fussy with SPF and I am always on the HUNT for a good one.  This one sounds pretty darn amazing.  
THE SKINNY: 
A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

BENEFITS

Offers gentle, yet effective protection from UVA and UVB * Enhances skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous * Non whitening * Plays well with other KYPRIS skin care and makeup * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin * Calming, soothing, non-irritating
 Let me know if you have tried this one?  I would love to know if you skin play nice nice with it!

Where to Purchase:
I purchased my goodies directly from Kypris Beauty- www.kyprisbeauty.com  You can also purchase from Nordstrom and  Citrine Natural Beauty  (which is a fantastic site!) 

I learned A LOT about the brand from this interview with Chase Polan - click HERE to watch.
You will pick up tips and tricks that might be more appropriate for your skin type.

Would you purchase again?  Absolutely YES!  I have already cycled through these products and want to try more.  
I am currently using Osmosis but plan to purchase another round of my Dynamic Duo + Beauty Elixir and am sharing products with you that I love.   It is funny, because although I am totally loving my Osmosis, after writing about Kypris, I want to run out and get it now.  The power of suggestion!!!  

Okay, I am off to work again but I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!  Keep checking back because we have tons of more content coming your way. 

xoxo,