what TWEENS need

What happens when a Mom tries out the skincare range?

On trying out the skincare kit, this is what a Mom had to say:

“The frothy feel to the sunscreen and moisturiser is so perfect for summer days, when that hot flash hits and the last thing one feels like is oily or heavy cream on one’s face…they are so perfect”

So why would the MOISTURISER work on an older skin?

It is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that assists in reducing skin sensitivity and inflammation and it works to boost levels of hydration in the skin.

It has 3 key ingredients that can work for aging skin as well as for younger skin:

  • Hyaluronic acid – binds and retains essential moisture in the skin, reducing fine lines caused by dehydration.
  • Vitamin E – preserves the skins moisture, improving dry, rough and damaged skin. It increases enzyme activity, promoting wound healing and the prevention of premature aging.
  • Watermelon fruit extract – contains high content of Vitamin C providing anti-oxidant protection. It also works to improve sun damaged skin.

The SUNSCREEN is also good for all skin types and ages.

It has both UVA and UVB filters. The UVA rays penetrate more deeply that the UVB rays. Radiation triggers free radical and oxidation damage. It causes collagen to break down so the skin wrinkles, weakens elastin so that it sags and brings about hyperpigmentation. The UVA rays penetrate the dermis and are responsible for ageing. By blocking out these rays, aging will be prevented and therefore beneficial to skin that is already losing collagen and elastin.

The key ingredients in our sunscreen is:

  • Zinc oxide – has been used topically for centuries as a skin protectant and for wound healing. Experts say that you should wear a sunscreen factor of at least SPF30 and re-apply regularly.

“Also the cleanser leaves my skin feeling so fresh without needing to scramble for instant moisturiser to replace moisture.”

Why would a cleanser work for both young and older skin?

This cleanser is multi-functional as it delicately yet deeply cleanses the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It removes dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that can lead to dull complexions and fine lines.

The key ingredient in this cleanser is:

Mandelic acid – derived from bitter almonds, it provides skin care benefits ranging from exfoliation to increasing hydration and firmness. It is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) but it is one of the largest AHA’s, and as a result, it penetrates the skin at a slower rate. This makes it less irritating on the skin and ideal for those with sensitive skins.

AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) are primarily used to exfoliate. They can also help:

  • promote collagen and blood flow
  • correct discoloration from scars and age spots
  • improve appearance of surface lines and wrinkles
  • prevent acne breakouts
  • brighten your complexion
  • increase product absorption

 “The texture of my skin is amazing using these In-between Products…my mature skin has benefitted from the range from day one of opening the wonderfully packaged and presented array. I have since bought a second and third kit for myself!”

The masque is great for all skin types and ages.

The masque is great for all skin types and ages. Enriched, healing earth clay gel deep cleanses whilst at the same time refines skin texture. The key ingredients work to calm and regenerate skin and have anti-septic properties.

The key ingredients are:

  • Kaolin and bentonite clays – removes excessive oil
  • Tea tree and lavender – anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
  • Rosewood oil – has relaxing and calming properties
  • Roman Chamomile – regenerating

So I have to say THANK YOU to this Mom for trying out our range as it gave me the opportunity to show how it benefits skin of any age!

inBetween Skin Care

In-beTWEEN skincare and breakouts

Being a tween is fun but having breakouts is not. Tweens and teens also don’t have time to waste on lengthy skincare routines, so our aim is to make skincare fun, simple and fast – and best of all effective.

It is a good idea to get tweens and teens into good habits early on. Their self-esteem can take a knock if they are feeling conscious of breakouts on the skin. Once their skin starts to feel and look good again, it will give them a boost of confidence.

What is happening when a breakout occurs?

Breakouts develop when the body over-produces a skin oil called sebum. Excess sebum and dead skin cells get clogged in tiny hair follicles, creating a perfect environment for normal skin bacteria to multiply. There is also an increase in keratin – a protein that protects the cells of your skins upper layer – it makes skin thicker and can also cause pore blockages. When the immune system fights back, it triggers an inflammatory response that causes redness, swelling and pus-filled spots. Breakouts in tweens and teens may subside once the hormones that trigger the breakouts settle down.

How can you as a parent help?

  • Help your child to know their skin – by taking them for facials to a trained therapist, they will begin to understand the needs of their own skin.
  • Invest in products that help – our in-beTWEEN products have been specially formulated to help with tween and teen breakouts, remove excess oil and impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells, increase moisture and protect the skin.

All our products are paraben free, contain no artificial colours or ingredients, and have not been tested on animals.

  • Get them into a fun, simple and fast skincare routine.
  • Teach your tween that there are other things that contribute to a healthy skin:
  • Drink plenty of water – both to keep the skin hydrated but also to flush toxins
  • Eat a balanced diet that contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables – great for detoxing the body
  • Exercise and fresh air – Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin, as is getting the body moving.
  • Managing stress as much as possible.

inBeTWEEN Wellness

In-beTWEEN supplements and breakouts

I have so many Moms asking me at the moment what can be done about their tweens breakouts. It is also difficult for us as we watch them enter this new phase in their lives, having to deal with hormonal changes, physical changes, emotional changes and obviously we would like to do as much as possible to help them navigate through this time.

In my opinion, one of the worst to deal with is the breakouts on the skin. Very few of us survive our tween and teen years completely spot free, usually due to hormonal changes, poor diets and stress. We all know the importance of a balanced diet, including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, plenty of water, exercise and good hygiene. We need to tackle the problem taking a holistic approach that involves topical treatment with a good skincare range, managing stress and taking a better look at diet.

However, some of us battle to get enough those fruits and vegies in, and this is where good quality supplements play a vital role.

Sally-Ann Creed was so clever when she put together the In-beTWEEN supplement kit. We have 3 supplements and ALL of them help to overcome breakouts. I am going to chat about each one briefly in relation to skin health.

The first, and most obvious is the SKIN PROTECT. Every single one of the 6 ingredients contribute to skin health. But the pelargonium is antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic by nature. It averts the development of bacteria on wounds and injuries and safeguards you from infections. It also works as an immunity booster due to its antimicrobial effects.

The second supplement is the OH MY! OMEGAS. The omega 3 fish oils – DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are essential fatty acids that are vital for hormones to fully develop. So how does these fatty acids benefit your skin? The omega 3’s make your skin less prone to spots and blemishes. Not only do they benefit the skin by soothing the bodies response to excess sebum and bacteria, they also tackle the cause of the problem by regulating the acne-causing hormones.

The third supplement is the MAGIC MAGNESIUM and the name says it all. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that is required for some of the most basic functions of life including over 600 biological processes in the human body. So how can magnesium help the skin? Firstly, if magnesium is deficient, it lowers the levels of fatty acids on the skin and reduces elasticity and moisture in the skin. Secondly, and more importantly for our tweens and teens, magnesium is also known as an important chemical in immune function and plays a roll in reducing acne and breakouts, it helps with skin allergies and collagen function.

So why not try to help the skin from the inside out? Instead of masking the symptoms, treat the cause of the problem for better results.