Botanicals for pretty, “ageless” skin

Darlings, if you read DolceDolce, you know that I believe the prettiest, healthiest and youngest-looking skin comes from combining dermatologist products such as retinol, Vitamin C, glycolic, and peptides, with high-grade botanical products. 

One of my favourite things to put on my skin is pure botanical oil. I like to use it before or after treatment products to keep my skin smooth and dewy looking. During the winter, it is essential to fight the dryness from heating. In summer, it saves my skin from air conditioning. I even pat it over make-up and often after misting my skin, to seal in moisture.

Recently, I tried Kahina Argan oil and Kahina Toning Mist, and loved them both. The toning mist contains “Argan leaf extract,” which is high in anti-oxidants. The light and refreshing mist is full of anti-oxidant-rich botanicals.
I do not use toners after washing my face; I don’t see the point. I like to apply products to my still-damp face to seal in moisture. But I do like to mist my face through the day to replenish moisture. Kahina Toning Mist is perfect for this.
The Kahina Toning mist contains aloe vera leaf juice, rose flower water, willow bark extract, aspen bark extract, argan leaf extract, and other ingredients to soothe and hydrate the skin. It sells for $36.
Kahina Argan oil leaves skin dewy and glowing. Argan oil is one of the many pure botanical oils that are beneficial when applied directly to skin. Kahina makes a full line of beauty products using pure organic Argan oil. My favourite is the pure Argan oil, but the Kahina eye serum is also delicious if you are looking for a light soothing eye product. Kahina eye serum has lupine protein to firm the eye area, and botanicals to reduce dark circles and puffiness. It’s $78.
The company’s owner Katherine L’Heureux gives 25 percent of the profits from Kahina back to the Berber women who harvest the oil. And if you were wondering, Kahina means “female seer,” or wise woman in Arabic. Isn’t that lovely? Kahina Argan oil is $89.