In our midst at IO is a chocolatier. And not just any chocolate. This is some of the most beautiful, hand-crafted chocolate we’ve ever enjoyed: the highest quality, fair-trade cacao blended exquisitely with hand-crafted Ghee. Our blog this month is the result of our discussions with Ryan, the creator and co-founder of Night of the Sun. We discuss his journey from spreadsheets to chocolate, his inspirations, working with friends, and what might be next. And it wouldn’t be the IO blog without singing its wellness praises!
Get your Travel Glow On With Natalie This month at IO, we focus on your travel wellness. In this two-part blog, IO esthetician Natalie and IO massage therapist Kelly (both travel pros) share their favorite strategies for travel skin and body.
We dive into summer with Melissa Ferst, founder of International Orange, and her 2019 Summer Skin picks and suggestions. Juggling three kids, International Orange, and crazy summer schedules means quick and nourishing routines that protect her skin all season long.
As a little girl spending summers in France, I remember my aunties and grandma lubricating this area thoroughly with sweet smelling oils before heading out to bask in the sun. A taut, firm lusciously glowing décolleté was coveted as a sign of health and youth.
Natalie B (SAN FRANCISCO)
In the perfect partnership, IO brings the power of the Luzern oxygenation and hydration to this 75-minute specialty treatment. Whether you’re already a cult-like follower of the Luzern luxury brand or looking for a facial that achieves supple, dewy and bright skin, it’s all about the oxygen.
In this final installment of three winter skin strategies, we propose an assessment of your skin care routine. And it’s more than just your face and neck – you’ll want even your toes to glow! In December, Founder Melissa shared her top picks for winter skin care (see her blog). But this month, we want to go a little deeper. From cleansing to serums and balms, there are small adjustments to your skin care routine that can pack a glowing punch all season long.
In this second of three winter skin strategies, we tackle an often-overlooked component: body work and massage therapy. While massage therapy is important for relieving certain stresses, muscle aches, nerve pain, and general relaxation throughout the year, stepping up your routine in the winter months will help you achieve healthier, younger skin during the driest of months.
Wintertime. If you’re like us, just the word conjures up the sense of dryness, dehydration and dullness. But it’s time to rethink your routine and maintain – or bring back – your glow. Making winter adjustments to your nutrition, body work and skin care routines are just the trick to glowing skin (and of course the pampering might help banish winter blues!). In this three-part blog, we break down three strategies that will make a huge impact on your skin (and mental) health this season.
Winter is an important time to take a close look at our home skincare rituals and make some adjustments. Cold weather combined with indoor heating systems can dry out our skin and when it’s cold we tend to drink less water. I keep my daily homecare ritual simple with a gentle but effective cleanser and mild exfoliation to prepare my skin for the deep hydration I need and almost always find in a face oil. And I make sure to hydrate inside and out, drinking lots of water and herbal (and yes, some caffeinated) teas all day long.
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Summer Skin Goddess
Summertime is well underway, and we at IO are fielding the seasonal questions from clients about sunscreen usage, summer skin care, antioxidants, and travel-friendly regimens! Whether you are headed for a quick getaway or the extended [and coveted] summer vacation, we’ve got great ideas for you.
Diving right in--let's first discuss the free radicals that are wreaking havoc on our skin on a cellular level, and how, through use of key antioxidants we can combat their damage to our skin... Read More...