Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to apply REFRESH?
Because REFRESH improves product absorption, REFRESH is best used prior to treatment products, such as serums and oils. It can be applied morning and night, throughout the day to hydrate and invigorate the skin, on air travel, after a workout or anywhere you’d like a refreshing spritz - such as at the beach or by the pool. REFRESH is wonderful for the skin head to toe.
Is REFRESH a good way to receive magnesium into our body?
Magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It is essential to energy and protein production, it helps to maintain a steady heartbeat, supports normal nerve and muscle function, promotes a healthy immune system, adjusts blood glucose levels, and helps bones remain strong. Unfortunately, most American diets are deficient in magnesium. While misting yourself daily should not be your only source of magnesium, REFRESH can serve as a topical supplement to support healthy cellular functioning within the skin.
What are the benefits of the minerals in REFRESH?
Minerals are essential for healthy cellular functioning. Rather than using synthesized minerals in our REFRESH Mineral Mist, we source ethically mined gemstones that provide a synergy of supplemental trace minerals. Malachite, olivine, and smithsonite provide our formula with copper, magnesium, and zinc respectively. Together, they have proven to stimulate, oxygenate, and protect cell health, while inhibiting free radical damage and glycation. Less proven but just as fascinating are the metaphysical properties of the three stones.
Olivine is one of the most common minerals found on the earth. It is a general healer. It strengthens the immune system, metabolism, and benefits the skin. It is often used as an anti-aging stone. Olivine is a dominant sterilizer, releasing and neutralizing toxins at all levels. The fresh olive green color has uplifting properties, lightening resentment, spite, bitterness, and irritation. Olivine enhances self reliance and brings a sense of peace to the body.
Malachite signifies transformation and positive change. It enables one to feel centered, calm, and able to approach emotional decisions at ease. It is known for its ability to absorb negative energy and pollutants including radiation. It is associated predominantly with the heart chakra and helps the heart experience unconditional love. It also strengthens the solar plexus chakra allowing one to feel both grounded and lively.
Smithsonite is an energy healer. It fortifies the immune system and its restorative properties clear the sinuses, improve digestion, restore the muscles and balance the reproductive organs and endocrine system. Smithsonite is a valuable emotional healer. It soothes and calms the mind and assists one in being more expressive of kindness, compassion, and support. It also soothes the body and relieves it of stress, anxiety, depression while improving one’s self confidence and self esteem.particular combination of smithsonite (zinc), malachite (copper) and olivine (magnesium) has clinically proven to stimulate, oxygenate & protect cell health, while inhibiting free radical damage and glycation.
Is REFRESH an appropriate product for acne prone skin?
It is a perfect product for acne prone skin thanks to pore-clearing MSM, exfoliating white willow bark and a variety of wound healing, anti-inflammatory plant hydrosols.
How does REFRESH help other subsequent products penetrate deeper into the skin?
Generally speaking, hydrated skin allows better penetration than dehydrated skin, and without this humectant step, many products applied directly to dry skin may only settle on the stratum corneum instead of fully penetrating into the deeper layers of the dermis. Beyond hydrating and preparing the cell to receive further nutriment, methylsulfonylmethane utilizes its unique penetrability properties to alter physiological effects at the cellular and tissue levels. Furthermore, MSM has the ability to act as a carrier or co-transporter for other therapeutic agents, helping other ingredients better penetrate the skin.
Where is REFRESH in the order of products?
Our mist can be used throughout the day to refresh skin and are best applied prior to serums and oils. LINNÉ products are marked with Roman Numerals as a nod to our namesake, the botanist Carl Von LINNÉ who laid the foundations for the taxonomical classification system. We borrowed this system to create our easy step protocol. Mists are STEP III.