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Carley introduces New Contour and Highlight Makeup Sticks

Enhance your best features. Use the Contour Sculpting Stick to DEFINE and use the Shimmer Highlighting Stick to ILLUMINATE. Blend using the included makeup sponge. Lightweight. Silky. Feels like you are not wearing anything. Can be applied after foundation or by itself.7-19-2016 NEWSLETTER4

We use the finest ingredients for your safety. Castor Oil and Cocoa Butter. With real mineral colors. No dyes or animal derived colors. Cera Bellina is derived from beeswax. It’s won’t get crusty. It is much more expensive than plain beeswax.

These are not yet for sale. Buy any full size product on our website (single bars of soap or make up samples do not qualify) and just write a note you want the free make up sticks. This is a limited time special.

We’re extending this offer a few more days for the Herbal Toner as well. We made more. Just buy any two full size products and ask for a free toner. YES you will get both the 2 make up sticks and the Herbal toner if you buy 2 or more full size items. (we hope you buy more) Single bars of soap and make up samples don’t qualify.

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VIRGIN-OILS

Quality You Can See!

A short story about that Refined Rose Hip Oil on the left. 
It’s been sitting in a refrigerator for 14 years. I bought it by mistake. We tried to use it instead of our usual Virgin Rose Hip Oil. In the beginning, I just didn’t understand the difference. When the moisturizer was made I couldn’t believe the difference. It was so weak and unexciting. I noticed it first because the color was different. It seemed like we had made a moisturizer using mineral oil. Luckily, we hadn’t put it in the jars. So we tossed that batch and quickly ordered the good stuff. I still hold onto it as a reminder to always use the best ingredients.

The picture shows you why we believe our skin products are so much better. Almost all skin care companies try to save as much money as they can. Even the ones who make high priced moisturizers still cut corners. One way they cut costs, is to use highly refined oils. The deeper colors of the virgin oils, show you how many nutrients are present. They use dyes to cover this up.

What’s the difference between virgin and refined oils? 
Virgin Oils are first pressing using as little heat as possible. Refining produces a lot more oil. But refining (they use a lot of heat) strips out many, if not most of these nutrients.

So what nutrients are in these Virgin oils?
These Virgin oils are rich in nutrients such as carotenoids, tocotrienols, and tocopherols. They are loaded with antioxidants like phenols, terpenes, and glucosides; vitamins A, C, and E; beta-carotene; plant sterols; and trace elements such as copper, iron, selenium, and manganese. All important nutrients your skin can use to become healthy.

Why can’t we just apply these oils to our skin? 
Our skin is 64% water. Oils and water don’t naturally mix. Oils don’t absorb well into our skin  The way we make our true moisturizers insures these precious oils will absorb deep into your skin.

Learn More About Carley’s Ingredients at ClearandSmoothSkin.com

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ROSEHIP MIXING

We’re Always at the Mercy of Mother Nature

Whew! That was close. We were down to 3 jars of Carley’s Wild Rose Hip Moisturizer. We’re always at the mercy of mother nature. She cut it close this year.

We were waiting on the new crop of Rose Hip Virgin Organic Oil. It just came in Friday for Mondays orders. So we’re working the weekend to get it ready.

This picture doesn’t do the moisturizer justice. It is a much deeper color. The highly processed Rose Hip is clear and inferior and easy to get. We only use the good Virgin stuff.

Unfortunately the price we paid was 50% higher. Oh well, we can’t skimp.

Try Carley’s Wild Rose Anti-Aging Cream Here.

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Here’s Your Chance to Get Carley’s Shampoo or the New Tea Tree Bottle

Buy 2 or more full size items and you choose a free item.

One 8 ounce bottle of our new Sulfate Free Shampoo or this is your chance to try a different size of our Tea Tree Acne treatment. A smaller special 8 ounce bottle.

We offered this shampoo last Sunday and the response was incredible. We are still getting people to PROMO-TT-or-SHask for a bottle. So we were able to restock on the ingredients and we made more.

Our new shampoo is sulfate free, which means it is great for color treated hair. Plus avoiding sulfates helps your skin to stay clearer and healthier. Virtually all liquid shampoos have sulfates in them. Even many of the ones calling themselves natural, also use sulfates.

Cocamidopropyl betaine is an ingredient in a lot of ‘natural’ shampoos. Cocamidopropyl betaine is also a sulfate.

Our Tea Tree Acne treatment has been around for a while and a lot of people wanted to give it a try to see if it will keep them clear like our kick ass or regular strength. It’s especially good after your acne has been under control.

Occasionally we run into a customer that this is the only product that controls their acne. This is a clear path to an even more natural solution. We won’t be selling this 8 ounce size, but it is a great opportunity for you to give it a fair try.

Visit us at ClearandSmoothSkin.com to qualify for this special

Details of special:

  • Buy two or more full size items and choose either the 8 ounce shampoo or the 8 ounce Tea Tree acne treatment.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: We must get a note from you in the shipping notes WITH YOUR CHOICE or we won’t know you saw this newsletter.
  • Not qualified for this special are single bars of soap and make up samples.
  • 1 free item per household.
  • This is a limited time offer. Once we run out of these special sizes we will not be able to offer them again.

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Send Us a Video Review, Get a Free Product

We love customer reviews. We love reviews when they are posted on the website. We love reviews when they are posted on MakeupAlley and Acne.org. We love reviews sent to us by email. But we especially love video reviews. Send us a video review (instructions on how-to make a video review below) and we will send you a FREE product of your choice.

No catch. Just send us a video review of your beautiful new self telling us about your experiences with Carley’s products and email us at info@clearandsmoothskin.com with the link to the product.

Instructions on how to submit a video to YouTube can be found here. You can send us a video by a phone video or on your computer. Then send us the link to the video and which product you’d like and we will send you your free product!

AND the best video this September will win $100 of FREE products (of your choice), to be shipped at one time!

Note: Only one video per person. YES, we’ll accept more than one video per household. Email us if you have trouble uploading a video.

 

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GREEN TEA

The Newest Way to Keep your Acne Under Control is with Spot Control

Our new Green Tea Acne Spot Control allows you to naturally keep your skin health in check.

Since 1999 we’ve been producing unique, effective acne products. We see so many new customers come to us maxed out on spot treatments. Due to this addiction, some take several weeks for us to help them with our acne scrubs. So our opinion of spot treatments has always been ‘NO WAY, NO HOW!’

This is due to the majority of spot treatments using harsh acids and/or benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient. Even the so-called “natural treatments” are very acidic. Long-term contact works for a while. Then the skin eventually adapts.

This is why we’ve created a natural treatment that isn’t harsh for the skin. Containing powdered green tea leaves AND seven exciting therapeutic essential oils, this spot control helps your skin maintain and repair health.

Take a look for yourself what Green Tea can do for your skin at Carley’s Store.

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Essential Oils: Your Questions About Essential Oils Answered Here

We are going to be introducing new products in the future with an eye towards using the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to assist the health of your skin.

How many essential oils are there? There are somewhere between 400 to 600 commercially available essential oils in the world.

What is the difference between essential oils and other vegetable oils? Oils like coconut, olive and argan oils are what’s known as carrier oils. They are made by squeezing the oil from seeds. They are mother natures little miracle for our skin.

Essential Oils are made by steam distilling the fragrant portion of the plant. Often the flowers, but sometimes the bark or even the roots. They are also miracles, that aren’t being used enough or correctly.

Are Essential oils more expensive? Yes most are. Some are very expensive. Some of them takes tons of flowers to make a few liters of essential oil. Rose Otto Essential Oil(the real stuff), for example, is almost a dollar a drop. But it is so powerful, a little goes a long way.

Are all suppliers of essential oils honest and trustworthy? Sadly, no. There are no industry standards. Many are watered down. With the high prices and limited availability, we only have 5 suppliers we trust.

How powerful are essential oils? Most essential oils absolutely should NEVER be used full strength(neat). As a comparison, a tea made from a flower or leaf of the same plant as an essential oil compares to an essential oil like this: 1 drop of essential oil is comparable to 40 to 70 cups of the tea.

Are some essential oils dangerous? Yes, taken internally they can be. It’s all about the dosage. Some cause photo-toxic effects when applied to the skin before tanning. The most dangerous photo effect is with Lime Essential Oil. It’s one of the reasons we say be careful doing this on your own. Anything good can also be used the wrong way. Aspirin may take away your headache and even stop a heart attack or stroke. But swallow a whole bottle of aspirin and you might not wake up.

If not full strength, how should they be used? Well, that is the dilemma. How to get the most benefits without breaking the budget? We are working with many essential oils right now.

Can essential oils help the body? There are many who claim significant therapeutic benefits.

Why doesn’t big pharma get into these essential oils? Large pharmaceutical companies cannot patent essential oils, so they ignore them. We think this is a mistake.

Don’t all skin care products use essential oils to smell good? Most commercial products use artificial fragrances instead. Which are inexpensive and derived from petroleum by products. We believe they are not good for the skin. There have been some studies suggesting they compromise the immune system.

Why the sudden interest? We have always used essential oils for their wonderful scent. Now we are starting to see how effective certain essential oils are for the health of the skin. Our new Green Tea Acne Control, uses 7 highly prized essential oils in a therapeutic way.

If you have any questions about Carley’s line of products, email Steve at info@clearandsmoothskin.com and he’ll respond within the day!

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ONE Use and Now Thicker, Softer Hair with Carley’s Keratin Conditioner

This is a transcript provided straight from a recent customer who just used Carley’s Keratin Conditioner. They gave us permission to paste their review and photos here and haven’t been edited in anyway.

Sat, 1 Feb 2014:
“I used your keratin treatment this morning. Holy smokes! I could actually comb through it relatively easily. Here are some photos after one use. I wish I had taken a “before” picture. If I find an old one, I’ll send it to you.

I’ve been using your soap, cleanser, and moisturizers for a while now……most people don’t believe I’m almost 52. Thank you very much!

Theoretically, the more you use this stuff, the less you’ll need it? At any rate, I will write a review on your website and more than likely order!”

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Mon, 3 Feb 2014:
“Today I used just the conditioner. (more pictures) My hair feels thicker, softer, actually holds the curl better…..I LOVE this stuff!!

 

Next question….(sorry)….

 

If we’re supposed to throw out anything left after a year, and we only use the Keratin Conditioner once/month, we would either have to use a boat load of it each time, or throw out a lot at the end of the year. What’s up with that?”

Carley’s Keratin is a new product thought of after seeing all of the Keratin Treatments in stores stock full of chemicals. Women leave this in their hair often up to 30 minutes long so why not develop a product with natural ingredients that doesn’t contain so many of those terrible ingredients? Oh and this is silicone-free!

Try a natural hair keratin product:
Carley’s Hair Keratin Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shaving

Irritant-Free Shaving Tips

Many men are too proud to admit when their shaving cream irritates their face. While we are instilled that shaving with cream is an absolute must to avoid cuts there are other alternatives that are both healthier for the skin and more comfortable. Just released from Carley’s, is a new concept to shaving: Shaving Butter!
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Using a shaving butter with silicone-free ingredients that naturally lubricate (including exotic ingredients from such places India’s Butter Tree), the skin can get a closer shave that doesn’t irritate later.

  1. Do a Clear & Smooth treatment to the skin with special attention to the beard and mustache area. A hot shower with exfoliation will open the pores nicely.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the shaving butter to the areas to be shaved. a Finger full of the shaving cream should be enough.
  3. Lather with the Natural Soap and apply to the areas to be shaved.
  4. Shave with fresh razor, re-applying more butter as needed.
  5. Rinse with warm water, extracting excess water with fingers. Don’t towel dry, leave face wet!
  6. Apply moisturizer to wet face, rub into skin until fully absorbed (Kukui Nut and Regeneration are my favorites for this step).
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Another alternative to shaving with the Shaving Butter is the Daytime Moisturizer
This method never fails to give me my closest, smoothest shave ever. The extra lubrication of the moisturizer makes the blade glide smoothly, and greatly reduces the irritation that normally accompanies shaving.
*For the ultimate in smoothness, I’ll use the mask in between steps 5 and 6, give your face one more light wash with the Natural Soap to remove the mask and then moisturize. The Elder Flower Mask feels amazing post-shave, like it’s healing the micro-trauma from the razor.
Women
While we are plainly directing the use of facial shaving, women shouldn’t hesitate to the use the very same treatments. The special nature of the ingredients that go onto your skin create a smoothness in your shaving that you won’t see anywhere else.
Many use the Shaving Cream as an actual substitute for the regular moisturizer products. What kind of shaving cream can do that?
1.21.14-NL-(2)Sharpening the Blades
Another key is a sharp blade. Here’s a trick that will help you get a closer shave and save you a lot of money: Buy a razor strop.This is a strip of leather barbers use to sharpen a straight razor. Believe it or not it will also sharpen regular safety razor blades. I’m getting well over 2 months out of a blade and the blade stays very sharp.

Products Mentioned:
Carley’s Shaving Butter
Carley’s Acne Treatment
Natural Soap

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New Hope Children Charity for Africa

We’re proud to have supported New Hope Children, a wonderful charity that aims to help children in Kenya!

Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the world, Africa has some of the richest natural resources for your skin. Any ingredients that we order from Africa come straight from small-scale manufacturers often right in the villages. This goes directly into helping the local economies!

Email us if you have any questions about our cruelty-free ingredients and be sure and contact our friends at New Hope Children to lend a hand!

http://www.newhopechildren.com/

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One of the Best Skin Care Reviews I’ve Seen

From: Wendy B
Email: EMAIL WITHHELD

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I have been wanting to write to you for so long! I have had rosacea for
about 10 Years. I began exploring options for treatment by going to a
dermatologist, like most people do. I was not satisfied when one after
another, each doctor recommended oral antibiotics which I was not interested
in taking at all!I suffered through an agonizing 6 or 7 more years trying
different topical treatments, recommended by doctors. One day, while I was
at the school where I work, a parent asked me if I had rosacea. I told her
that I did and she recommended Carly’s Soap because it had worked so well
for her. I ordered it right away. From the first day I used it, I could not
believe the difference it made in my skin. This has never been more obvious
than recently when, sitting at a local restaurant, a lady complimented me on
my beautiful skin. I have never in my life been complimented on such a
thing! I almost cried. I thought about all of the years I spent covering my
face with my hands, which only made my acne worse. Thank you so much for
your products. I LOVE everything I have tried and I have my daughter’s
boyfriend using the cleanser and soap also. He is a welder and his skin
stays hot, greasy, and wet. His acne had been VERY bad until he started
using Carly’s Soap. WE hope you never stop making these products. Sincerely,
Wendy B.

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I don’t usually shamelessly plug customers reviews like this but this one really made my day!

Whether you find success in Carley’s or another company, you should know that there’s always something out there that can help you. Sometimes it takes going pH neutral or getting rid of benzoyl peroxide completely from your skin care routine.

Products Wendy mentioned:
Carley’s Natural Soap
Carley’s Clear & Smooth Acne Cleanser

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