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Sinking In: What’s Sitting on Your Skin?

March 15, 2019 Mediterra Skin Care

It’s a well-known fact that the skin is the largest organ in the body, but what does that mean in regard to skin care products? Studies have taught us that chemicals applied to the skin are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. As a matter of fact, medical researchers have leveraged this very phenomena to create supplements like caffeine and nicotine patches. With all of this new information, it’s a wonder that there hasn’t been a movement in the beauty community to take a deep look at the chemicals we swipe on our skin every day. They may shrink your pores...

Fair Trade Products: Good for Your Wallet, Great for the World

March 03, 2017 Mediterra Skin Care

You may have seen or heard about Fair Trade products, but many of us don’t know quite what that means. Purchasing products that tout fair trade practices and ingredients sounds like a smart, socially conscious investment, but who really benefits from Fair Trade? The short answer is everyone, but there entire picture is a bit more involved. Fair Trade products are made with the ultimate goal of social consciousness and respect in mind. Certain commitments to ethical standards of environmental, socio- economical, and human rights practices must be met in order to be considered Fair Trade. These commitments include, but...

Demystifying Facial Toners

January 23, 2017 Mediterra Skin Care

What goes around comes around rings true even in the world of skincare. Once upon a time toner was woven into strict skincare regimens pushed by house moms and magazines everywhere, but it seemed that no one knew quite what the toner did. The landscape of skincare has changed dramatically since the days of witch hazel doused facial toners. Today's toners are formulated to tackle a number of our most pressing facial cleansing concerns. From oily skin to lasting hydration, there’s a toner out there for you. Dermatologists and leading makeup artists alike boast the restorative and protective power of...

Impure vs Pure Argan Oil Important Tips Everyone Must Read

March 02, 2016 Mediterra Skin Care

Argan oil is really causing a buzz in the beauty world, and it's easy to understand why. There really isn't another natural hair treatment or natural skin care treatment on the market quite like argan oil because the pure oil has such a unique mix of nutrients. Because of the popularity of argan skin and hair treatment oil, many fly-by-night brands out there are carrying what they claim is 100% pure organic argan oil but really isn't. We get a lot of questions from prospective customers wanting to know why we say Mediterra is the best 100% pure organic argan...

Prickly Pear Seed Oil benefits

October 27, 2015 Mediterra Skin Care

Prickly Pear is a miracle plant as it can survive long periods of drought. The oil is extracted from fruits of prickly pear plants that grow naturally in open fields without any fertilizers or chemicals and is 100% organic. The prickly pear seed oil contains high amounts of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and many essential fatty acids. It is a premium beauty oil that has a high concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants. 1. It is Quickly Absorbed by the Skin The essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear oil – namely it’s high (60 %) Linoleic Acid content make it absorb...