The weather is beautiful, nature is flourishing and the energy is high. Happy May! Over at Citrine, we’re working behind the scenes on a lot of exciting offerings for you all. On a personal level, my daughter, Willow, just turned five, I’m looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day and I’m preparing for vacations coming up next month. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, I’m taking this as an opportunity to dive into my self care rituals… maybe indulge in a beauty or wellness treatment or two. Remembering that Mothers Day is not exclusive to Mothers only, it’s a celebration of all women as we all inherently embody the energies of the ‘Mother’... qualities such as compassion, nurturing, receptivity and unconditional love. Let us celebrate all of the beautiful Mamas, the grandmothers, our daughters, and the divine feminine within all of us. This May, that’s exactly what I’m channeling… a lot of abundance and self love, both giving and receiving. I’m going to be doing a lot of self-nourishment this month, focusing on feeling vibrant and elevated and these favorites help me do just that so let’s get right into it.
This is an incredible all-in-one beauty device that gives you a true at-home-facial, extending the results of your beauty treatments and gives you incredible results. If you’re not already familiar with Theraface, it combines the power of LED light therapy, percussive facial massage and microcurrent technology, plus the option to purchase a set of Hot/Cold Ring attachments for temperature therapy as well.
This device is designed to stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and improve skin texture and tone. With this, you’re getting non-invasive treatment results with no downtime, in the comfort of your own home. I love how easy it is to incorporate this into my daily ritual. I’ve been doing the microcurrent for about 5 minutes, 3-5 times a week, and I usually follow up with a few minutes of red light therapy to combine the treatments for maximum benefit. I love the combination of red light to reduce inflammation and induce collagen production, along with the electrical stimulation of microcurrent to tone, lift and tighten the skin. I can see a substantial difference in my skin. The microcurrent alone gives your skin a really vibrant glow.
The Theraface is a tool that every single person can benefit from, whether you’re looking to target fine lines, help maintain crystal clear skin, tone or tighten the skin… honestly, it does it all and can help achieve almost any skincare goal with consistent use.
Another product that I’ve been using consistently since it launched and I have seen such incredible results. Since I turned 40 last year, I’ve been taking my beauty rituals seriously with adding really targeted & potent treatments. I personally notice the skin on my neck and jawline experiencing the effects of aging the most, so this has been a game changer for me to really tighten and tone that area. Holi (lift) is essentially a youth elixir that delivers exceptional results in skin tightening, toning & hydrating. It’s a powerful serum-like formula that contains 12 trademarked & patented actives that deliver a radiant complexion and REAL results when it comes to achieving ageless skin. It works to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin or crepey-texture.
It has a very high percentage of lactic acid, which is a powerful yet gentle exfoliant & brightening agent that stimulates collagen production, while infusing the skin with moisture. One of the incredible ingredients is Leucojum aestivum, also known as the ‘Summer Snowflake Plant’ and this is the ingredient that actually inhibits muscle contraction in the face, reducing facial movement, giving botox-like results.
We recently sent out a campaign that was focused on how to cure jowls. This serum, used in tandem as a conductive gel with the Theraface microcurrent setting, is the perfect at-home facial treatment. I use these two products together and have truly seen amazing results. Together, you’re going to rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level to contour the neck area & eradicate jowls with consistent use.
This is an exciting new arrival that I am absolutely obsessed with. This is one of two new aromatic Eau De Toilet room sprays in the Heretic Interior Alchemy collection. This smells insane, I cannot get enough of it. It’s the perfect balance of a masculine, woodsy fragrance that’s still light, really Earthy and just beautiful. I carry this on me at all times to revitalize whatever space I’m in, whether it’s my office, car or home. You can even use this as a bathroom refresh. It’s just the perfect multi-use way to elevate a space and bring gorgeous botanicals in to uplift the energy. It also activates and opens the crown chakra so you're able to strengthen that connection to your higher self, the cosmos & source… stimulating your consciousness in new ways. If you guys know me, you know I’m very much into spirituality and over the past few years I’ve gotten more into Kundalini, really deep diving into my practice, so I really resonate with the concepts of chakra attunement. I would love to start sharing more about this kind of thing with all of you, so it feels so good to carry brands and products that are aligned with this same energy and mission.
Another fairly new arrival is the long awaited Eye Serum from Ayuna. I was waiting for the day they would launch an eye product and wow, this does not disappoint. This is the perfect day time eye product that I’ve been loving to target under eye darkness and prime my eye area for makeup. It’s a smooth, fairly thin, gel-like texture that absorbs really quickly, so it’s perfect for under concealer. As with all Ayuna products, it’s formulated with an innovative and unique blend of ingredients, including caffeine for stimulation and firming effects, b Escin (Horse Chestnut) to activate microcirculation, and Fucoidans from brown algae kelp, which is actually the star ingredient that strengthens skin and gives you a lymphatic drainage effect to improve skin elasticity. It really helps break up stagnation under the eye and give you a really fresh, bright-eyed look.
I’m loving scent this month... scent and chakra stimulation! This new essential oil blend is sooo juicy and delicious, you guys. It’s really floral with neroli and ylang ylang, two of my favorites, but still woodsy with sandalwood and hiba wood. It’s a really sensual and activating scent so it’s perfect for stimulating creativity, productivity and pleasure. It’s associated with awakening the sacral chakra, which is the chakra that governs our creativity, abundance codes and ability to manifest, create, express emotions, as well as houses our sensuality and sexuality. I highly suggest setting up your diffuser in your office or work space and trying this new blend, it really gets things going and feels so high vibrational. I’m all about creating sacred spaces this month! Write to us on Instagram and tell us what scents and fragrances you’re working with this month to create your own ambiance, I’m curious!