Toned + Clear! Your Skin Toolkit

Hours spent at the gym or getting sweaty out in nature's playground ensures that our body and mind stays strong, toned and healthy.  We stock our bathroom vanities with lotionsserumsscrubs and more to keep our skin vital, too. Our coveted products clean, smooth, moisturize and brighten…but what about boosting our skin's elasticity and tone? Don’t you want your skin to look just as firm and perky as the rest of your gorgeous body? There’s plenty to choose from when you look down the aisles, and on Copal — products that promise to bring your skin back to your youthful years, reduce fine lines and puffiness — but sometimes, you need a little extra (natural) help. 



We’ve done the research for you, and have shared our love of some of the latest trends in skin — from dry brushing to gau sha —  and here we gathered up a little Toned and Clear Skin “toolkit” for you to keep on the ready for those days you need a little extra pick me up.  These tools and products are gentle on the skin, but have a powerful impact. Read on. 

Dry Brushing 

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Why we love it: 

Dry brushing stimulates your lymphatic system and your lymphatic system is responsible for collecting and transporting waste to the blood. So while you're making your skin more vibrant, you're also aiding your body's own detoxing process removing toxins and improving your digestion.

How to do it: 

Start at your feet and work your way towards your heart. When you move on to your arm, follow the same pattern moving from your fingertips to your heart again. Use firm, small strokes upward or in a circular motion. When brushing your stomach, following a counterclockwise pattern is best. Harsh exfoliation is definitely not the goal. So make sure you're using gentle brush strokes. 

Product to try: 

Try this Copal-approved dry brush here.

Gua Sha

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Why we love it: 

Maximize your skincare routine by incorporating this facial tool to massage your skin. Gua Sha, also known as the "Eastern Face Lift", is an ancient facial massage technique that promotes detoxification and healthy-looking skin.  Gua sha can also be used to relieve muscle and joint pain as well as relieve nearly many skin conditions from rosacea to dryness and adult acne! 

How to do it: 

Work from your neck the center of the chin outwards, from the nose to the sides of the cheeks, between the brows and across the forehead in a slow upward motion.  “Gua sha is best done after both cleansing the face and applying a moisturizer or facial oil,” says professional Ana Lam “as the gua massage not only gives your skin a ‘workout,’ but also helps products’ nutrients absorb better into skin.”

Product to try: 

Try this Copal-approved gua sha stone here

Take Your (Indie Lee) Daily Vitamins 

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Why we love it: 

Indie Lee's Ceramide-enriched daily facial oil will soothe and brighten complexion. This rich blend of oils help rejuvenate skin while Vitamin C promotes a more even skin tone. After application skin will appear noticeably supple, smooth and beautifully nourished. Daily Vitamin Infusion pairs well with Daily Skin Nutrition. Reduced brown spots, pigmentation and redness = youthful, even skin tone.  

How to use it: 

Apply to freshly cleansed skin, morning and evening. Use alone or layer under your favorite moisturizer for enhanced environmental protection.

Product to try: 

Try this copal-approved Vitamin C serum here

 

Tone It Up: Botnia Toner 

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Why we love it: 

Extracts of arnica, goldenseal, and witch-hazel soothe and help to fight surface bacteria after cleansing when your skin is most vulnerable. A low concentration of glycolic acid balances, helps unclog pores and gently exfoliates for smooth, firm looking skin.

How to use it: 

For daily use whenever you wash your face or need a boost of hydration. Botanical extracts nourish and balance your skin and help protect you from redness and inflammation.

Try it: 

Shop for Botnia Toner here

Eye Achiever: Multi Correctional Eye Serum

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Why we love it: 

Maya Chia’s eye serum is a highly concentrated, multi-correctional serum expressly created to treat the delicate skin around the contour. It is a fast-absorbing, yet potent, infusion of the most nutrient-dense ingredients including five macro and micro marine extracts (astaxanthin, sea fennel, sea lavender, wakame, algae extract), as well as the most nutrient dense plant oils, including supercritical chia seed oil, raspberry, black cumin seed oil, rooibos tea extract, pomegranate, and cranberry. This serum will revitalize, brighten, and restore firmness and resiliency while intensely moisturizing and protecting the delicate skin around the eyes.

How to use it: 

Apply to clean skin around the eye area in the morning and evening. Pat the oil serum gently into your eye after applying with the roller ball.

Try it: 

Shop for Maya Chia Eye Achiever here

Lip (re)Treat! Indie Lee’s Lip Treat 

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Why we love it: 

This antioxidant-rich conditioning balm not only soothes and protects, it keeps lips feeling smooth and supple. Pucker up! 

How to use it: 

Apply generously to soothe, nurture and protect dry or chapped lips.

Try it: 

Shop for Indie Lee’s Lip Treat here.  

Stay Smooth and Fresh with Agent Nateur Deodorant

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Why we love it: 

The underarm skin has been reported to absorb up to 100% of what you put on it. Because the deodorant is not an antiperspirant, the body is allowed to function properly and the lymph system remains unclogged. All the while, Agent Nateur effectively keeps the body fresh and smelling great!   h o l i ( s t i c k ) deodorant will keep you smelling lovely well into the evening hours with a light trace of honey, lavender and eucalyptus. The ingredients of Agent Nateur are the absolute purest- all organic and non-gmo food based, so definitely no aluminum, parabens, or other toxic chemicals. 

How to use it: 

Swipe on underarms. 

Try it: 

Shop for Agent Nateur Holi Stick here.  

Calm Skin, Peaceful Mind

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Why we love it: 

Upstate Elevator Supply Company’s uplifting, creamy dreamy Super Rich Body Crème contains an exceptionally potent 500 mg of premium American grown CBD oil. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, and lavender calms and relaxes as it restores and replenishes the skin with medicinal botanicals. Excellent to use daily and all over, our fast penetrating body moisturizer delivers comfort and relief from sunburns, insect bites, poison ivy, new tattoos, cuts, and abrasions. And yes, it’s gentle to use on face and neck!  This high dosage CBD formula helps soothe inflammation and redness that accompanies skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

How to use it: 

As with any body lotion, apply generously after a fresh shower or bath.  

Try it: 

Shop for Upstate Elevator Supply Co. 500mg Super Rich Body Crème here.

katherine bellando