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Seaweed Salad

Sep 24, 2013

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We all know how important it is to take care of our skin from the outside with great skin care. By now you may also know that Bonne Foi uses seaweed extracts in our skin care formulations.  It has long been part of our blogging theme to post about what good things food does for us on the inside, which also reflects in our complexions. How about this:  Seaweed has become a revitalizing ingredient in skin care, so why not “feed” your complexion to a great culinary treat from the inside! 

Here is a salad recipe made from seaweed that will bring its rejuvenating powers to you! 

Seaweed Salad 

¾ oz. Dried (Wakame) Seaweed (whole or cut) 3 tbsp. Rice Vinegar 3 tbsp. Light Soy Sauce 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil  1 tsp. sugar Red Pepper Flakes 1 tsp. Finely Grated Ginger ½ tsp. Fresh Minced Garlic 2 Scallions (Sliced) ¼ cup Shredded Carrots 2 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Cilantro 1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds (Toasted Lightly)

Soak the seaweed in warm water for five minutes.  Drain and rinse and then squeeze out the excess water.  If the seaweed is whole, cut it into 1/2 “ wide strips. 

Mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper flakes, ginger and garlic in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves.  Add the cut seaweed, scallions, carrots and cilantro.  Toss all ingredients together until combined.  To finish the salad, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the top and serve.  Enjoy!

Bonne Foi

 

Facial Cleansers

Sep 16, 2013

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You see the commercials on TV, beautiful women splashing clear, sparkling water on the clear, nearly perfect skin. What you don’t see is something we have posted about before, it’s the effects of the soap, or cleanser that they used on their face over time.

There is study after study that shows cleaning your face in the morning and evening can help prevent and clear up acne, and that cleaning your face with a soap or cleanser that is too harsh, or upsets the PH blanace of your skin will cause premature aging.   Public Med.com states: “For many years, physicians have agreed that although cleansing is not effective on its own, effective cleansing is an important part of any acne treatment regimen. However, patients have not been satisfied with the types of cleansers available. In addition to containing dyes and perfumes that can irritate and exacerbate acne, these cleansers often are too harsh and can result in excessive drying of the skin, which leads to overcompensation by the oil glands and ultimately to more oil on the surface of the skin. ”

Our Bonne Foi facial cleanser is formulated to be strong enough to clean your face thoroughly but at the same time it is mild enough not to harm your skin. The formula we use in our entire skin care line is carefully blended to give your face and neck the clean, fresh feeling you want and still keep your skin soft and smooth. Bonne Foi’s Face Cleaning Gel is a safe, mild cleanser that contains seaweed polysaccharide, This water soluble cleaner won’t irritate your skin or leave your face dry or covered in residue. Although you won’t see much lather, one pump is all you need to get your face thoroughly clean and ready for the next step in your skin care system.

We have had several of our customers purchase Bonne Foi to help clear up acne in their son’s and daughter’s faces when nothing else worked. Try our products and see if they don’t make your skin soft, smooth and younger looking in a short period of time!!

Bonne Foi.

 

Great Skin Care From Bonne Foi

Sep 12, 2013

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When some of us were children we ran around all summer without the benefits of sun screen. There really were no lotions and potions that actually had sunscreen in them, they were more tanning lotions. Because of that we are praying the price with age spots and wrinkles. Now more than ever, it is so important to take care of our skin.  It seems we all have some sort of skin damage from earlier in our lives, whether it is from being exposed to the sun without sunscreen or our lifestyle, which may have included smoking or being exposed to harsh environments.

To help erase the damage or maintain the skin we have, we need to choose the right products that fit with our skin type, as well as keep our bodies healthy.  What happens on the inside shows on the outside and what we take in from the outside has skin-altering effects.  Bonne Foi’s products are formulated to help remove the “past” from our skin and make it better.  They improve the pH balance of the skin, while lightening or reducing the appearance of age spots, wrinkles and acne scars.  What could be better?  And, even better, all of Bonne Foi’s natural skin care products contain 90% natural ingredients.  Our skin needs to be taken care of and Bonne Foi’s skin care line provides a way to rejuvenate!

Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, sunscreen and protecting ourselves when out in the elements. Eat well, exercise, get restful sleep and you will be able to provide your skin with what it needs and deserves.  And, don’t forget the most important step which is to use Bonne Foi’s amazing skin care products!

Bonne Foi

Fall Fashion Time

Sep 9, 2013

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I know it’s still warm in many parts of the country, but I still get a little excited about the new fall fashions. To me this time of the year is kind of like New Years. The new school year would begin just as the weather got a little cooler and the days shorter. As the nights turn cooler, Autumn descends and brings with it colorful leaves and it is time to bring those warmer clothes out of the closet and shop for new things that hit with the trends!  Along with the leaves, colors change in what we wear.  This year brings so many new ideas.  But, over time, all trends evolve and you may find something you already have that “fits”!

This autumn, the trends include velvet and leather, as well as tartan.  I have to admit that I have always been drawn to the beautiful plaids of far away lands.  High boots, and I mean the higher the better, are in style.  Slit skirts, oversized coats and the colors of emerald green and winter white are all on “trend”.  It reminds me of Ireland and the British Isles.  It seems that someone was inspired by them for this coming fashion season.  Pleated skirts that follow the style of the kilt are “in”.

Try pairing a cute above-the-knee “kilted” skirt with a “jumper” (jumper = sweater in theUSA) as they say in England and a pair of knee-high boots for a daytime look.  For an evening look, go with a below knee length skirt with a sexy slit, along with an oversized jacket belted at the waist.  And, don’t forget the cool boots – suede, leather or vegan!  Mix it up with a beautiful plaid scarf and, perhaps, a bit of Celtic inspired jewelry.  Have fun with the new season and make your own fashion statement with a mix of what you have and a few new or vintage items you find along the way!

Bonne Foi for Fashion!!

 

 

 

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Why Is There Seaweed Pictured On Our Website?

Sep 9, 2013

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Why are we using a photo of seaweed on our website? Because one of  the natural ingredients  we use in Bonne Foi’s formula is Seaweed Extracts.  Seaweed  is loaded with  ingredients that are good for your skin.  It contains  organic sources of  vitamins, minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 and anti-oxidants.

Our chemist knew that  seaweed and seaweed extracts are very effective in all aspects of promoting health in humans. Both in our food and in our skin and hair care. As more research was done  scientists discovered the bioactive ingredient in seaweed called FUDOIDAN has powerful anti-aging effect.  Fucoidan not only has the ability to strengthen the immune systems, it also helps to regenerate cells. Seaweed extracts absorb water and act as hydrating agents, They also work to increase overall firmness in our skin. Today, many top spas are  using skin care products rich in seaweed extracts to promote healthier skin for their clientele, either in their  facial, mask or therapeutic skin treatment.

The seaweed extracts we use in Bonne Foi products are  high in anti-bacterial properties that treat acne. That’s why so many of our clients encourage their teenagers to use Bonne Foi on their skin. We have testimonials from them telling us how they tried product after product with poor results until they used Bonne Foi’s skin care. Acne is not just something that teens struggle with. Women who’s hormones are changing can get adult onset acne. It doesn’t make any difference what age you are, a face full of angry red acne is difficult for anyone to endure. Men or women, young or old, if you are having trouble with your skin, it will affect your life.

Try our Bonne Foi products and see the results for yourself. Order a free sample today at: www.bonne-foi.com

Bonne Foi