Why We Love Dr. Alkaitis

We have shared a lot about some of our favorite skincare brands on our blog, we've touched on indulging in May Lindstrom products, the biodynamic and carefully grown ingredients in Laurel Skin and many more. Today we want to share why we (and our clients!) have an undying obsession with Dr. Alkaitis. 

The story of how Dr. Alkaitis became the phenomenal skincare brand that it is today is quite unique. Dr. Alkaitis worked as a chemist for 25 years before beginning to develop skincare products. He began experimenting with creating skincare products after being appalled at the questionable ingredients in a moisturizer his wife brought home from the health food store that was labeled as 'natural'. Later on, his daughter, Trish, developed severe cystic acne and found relief from her acne through a formula that is now known as the Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel. From here, Dr. Alkaitis focused on creating products that would bring balance to all skin types - including the most acne prone.  

The Soothing Gel is an aloe based hydrator that is ideal for calming the skin. While all of the Dr. Alkaitis products are anti viral, anti bacterial, and anti inflammatory, the Soothing Gel delivers the most of those properties. 

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The Dr. Alkaitis Herbal Toner is quite similar to the Soothing Gel, however the ingredients do vary slightly. The toner actually has an approximate SPF of 6 just from the plant based ingredients in the product! Trish says that the Herbal Toner is best for normal skin and that the Soothing Gel is ideal for problem skin.

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Trish recommends mixing two pumps of the Herbal Toner with one pump of the Nourishing Treatment Oil to create a lightweight serum. We also love mixing two pumps of the Soothing Gel with one pump of the Nourishing Treatment Oil. 

The Nourishing Treatment Oil is another product from the line that Trish swears helped in curing her acne and in healing and fading her acne scars. It also smells amazing an makes a fantastic body oil!

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Not a fan of oil moisturizers? Dr. Alkaitis also formulated a Day Creme and a Night Creme. Like the Herbal Toner, the Day Creme also has an approximate SPF of 6. While both cremes were formulated to nourish the skin (as all Dr. Alkaitis products are!) the Night Creme is a bit heavier than the Day Creme and is specially formulated to hep repair the skin at the day's end. 

Feeling smitten with Dr. Alkaits already? Welcome to our world! These aren't even all of the products that this ultra calming and nourishing skincare line offers. There is also the Organic Facial Cleanser (an Echo staff favorite!) that contains gentle enzymes that offer light exfoliation that is perfect for everyday. Dr. Alkaitis also has the underye area covered with the Organic Eye Creme, formulated with green tea and caffeine to stimulate the under eye area. 

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Book a facial with one our fabulous estheticians to experience all of the ultra calming and nourishing benefits that the Dr. Alkaitis skincare line has to offer! 

An Interview With Sara Of Alima Pure

Being Portland natives AND green beauty lovers, it's no surprise that we have been crazy about Alima Pure for years! It is truly one of our go to make up brands for ourselves and to recommend to our clients. 

We love being in the same city as Alima Pure and are so grateful that we have been able to work so closely with them. Recently we had the opportunity to interview Sara, brand director of Alima Pure and daughter of Alima Pure's founder, Kate. Below we're sharing all of her thoughts on the questions that we asked!

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What has been your favorite experience with Alima Pure since it has launched as a business?

I have two tied for first: working so closely with my mom and traveling to meet our customers around the world.

What have you enjoyed most about working with your mom at Alima Pure?

I learn so much from her example. She expertly balances strength and kindness.

What is your vision for Alima Pure for the next 5 years?

I just had a flash-forward and realized that in five years I will have been working at Alima Pure for 17 years! Without revealing too much, there is an initiative that is close to my heart that I would love to see launched and flourishing in 5 years time.

What was your vision for Alima Pure today, 5 years ago?

Five years ago we only had loose powder products and a tinted lip balm. Our goal was to grow and expand the product offering to include refillable compacts, mascara, pencils, and liquid products.

How has Alima Pure changed as a brand since the business was first launched?

The look and feel of the brand has evolved, but our goals and values have remained the same.

What is your favorite part about living in Portland?

The food! We have such an abundance of good food. And Forest Park.

Are you and your mom Portland natives?

Neither of us is actually; we moved here when I was a toddler.

What is your biggest dream for Alima Pure?

My wish for Alima Pure is to provide people with a tool that can be used to help them feel confident and comfortable in their own beautiful skin.

What are some of the reasons that you and your mom decided to do a rebrand for Alima Pure?

We wanted the external representation of the brand to mirror how we viewed it as a team. We were SO excited to tackle that project and to finally see her vision fully articulated.

What was included in the rebrand and how did it change the company and the brand?

The brand update included all of our primary (jars, tubes, etc) and secondary packing (boxes), our brand colors, our brand fonts, and a subtle refresh for our logo. It was a holistic update to the visual representation of our brand. For me, it also felt like the moment we really came into our own.

What are your favorite hangouts in Portland?

I have so many. Accanto, Noraneko, Nongs, Wilder, Good Coffee, Santa Cruz in St Johns for tacos, Coopers Hall for wine, Laurelhurst Theater, Rontom’s Sunday Sessions, Forest Park, Powell’s, and any and every grocery store as I have yet to find one that doesn’t fascinate me.

What is your favorite Alima product?

Like choosing a favorite child! I love Satin Matte Foundation and recommend it to everyone. I find myself reaching for our Lip Tints most frequently (I love Calla and Currant). There is also a new product I’ve been working on that I can’t stop wearing, but it’s still top secret.

What is your role at Alima?

I’m the Brand Director. We’re still a small, indie company, so in practice that can look like a lot of different things. We all wear a lot of different hats, sometimes simultaneously. For me that looks like a healthy mix of marketing, product development, graphic design, photo editing, and travel.

Come on in to Echo next time you are in The Pearl District to try on some of Alima Pure's natural and game changing make up products! 

Father's Day Special | Includes Head, Neck, & Shoulder Massage + Gift With Purchase

Father's Day is just around the corner and we have come up with the perfect gift for all of the dads out there. 

June 10th through June 24th we will be offering 60 minute Arcona Men's Performance Facials for $125. The special includes a head, neck, and shoulder massage and an Arcona Tea Tree Mask as a gift. 

Call (503)805-4074 to book or book via our website.

Be sure to check out our last blog post to read about some of our other favorite skincare products for men!

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Skincare For Men At Echo!

Back in February we had a Valentine's Day package that consisted of two 75 minute Echo Custom Facials. We had a couple of gals bring in the special man in their life - each male that came into the shop that day came in not quite sure if they would really find value in a facial. After the facial though, they were all amazed at what an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating experience it was!

Just goes to show though, although many of the men in our lives refuse to adopt a skincare routine - it just might give them the added rejuvenation that they need!

An entire skincare line that we think many men would enjoy if they gave it a chance is the Dr. Alkaitis skincare line.

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Created by a male chemist, the Dr. Alkaitis line is incredible for all skin types - it is cleansing, healing, and made of incredible ingredients that mesh together to create refreshing scents that men and women would both enjoy. 

Two more products that we know most men would enjoy are May Lindstrom's Pendulum Potion and Berlin Skin's Black Spruce Body Oil. 

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Both of these products are phenomenal oils for the face and body with lovely unisex scents. In addition to adding hydration to the face and body, they also work phenomenally as beard oils! 

Ask any fella with a beard who has tried a beard oil, they will tell you that it is a product that is worth the hype. 

Next up, lets talk about deodorant. We all wear it and here at Echo we have two different scents that we think will appeal to all of the men out there. 

Agent Nateur's Holi(Man) and Holi(Stick) are great deodorants that absorb odor and leave fresh unisex scents on the skin. 

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Lastly is Arcona's Tea Tree Mask. This product will be the gift with purchase in our upcoming Father's Day Special this year!

Tea Tree Essential Oil is another great cleansing and invigorating ingredient. This mask is perfect for quickly and effectively cleaning out those pores!

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So the next time one of the men in your life says that adopting a skincare routine would cost them their "man card" (actual quote from an Echo Client's husband!) send them our way and we will show them just how much funtionality some good skincare products can add to their lives!

10% off When You Buy 4 Of the same service | Microneedling, Sugaring, & Portland's Best facial

We celebrated our 3rd birthday back in January. We have been busier than ever and are so excited for what the future holds for Echo Natural Beauty. 

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We are so lucky to have so many returning clients for facials, sugaring, massages, make up applications, and the newest addition to the services we offer, MICRONEEDLING - (a natural and lasting alternative to botox, more on this service on the blog coming soon, to learn more about microneedling call the shop and ask for Kimmer; our advanced esthetician)

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Since we have so many clients returning every month, we would like to offer the opportunity to those clients that we see so frequently to receive 10% off of their services when they purchase a package of 4 of the same service. 

We highly recommend coming in for a facial monthly. It is such a lovely act of self care and is so beneficial to the over health and look of the skin! 

Our amazing estheticians are so passionate and knowledgable about skincare - an Echo Custom Facial is an amazing way to get recommendations for a personalized skin care regimen that fits your skin's needs, your budget, and your lifestyle. 

Everyone who comes out of our treatment rooms after a facial is always glowing and feeling light as a feather. We recommend scheduling yourself an ultra relaxing day after an Echo Custom Facial. 

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Along with being busier than ever, and being so grateful for the amazing regular clientel that we have, we have also been so excited to hear that people have been calling Echo's Custom Facial, the 'Best Facial In Portland'. 

I’ve been getting facials at Echo Natural Beauty since the shop first opened (and from the owner of the shop, Jami, for 15 years!) I’ve had facials all over Portland and the facials at Echo are the best. I just turned 55 this year and my skin looks amazing thanks to the Echo estheticians.
— Echo Client, Colleen Sacks
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Not only do we use all natural products that feed, nourish, and heal the skin, we also incorporate quite a bit of massage into our facials (hello relaxation!), use steamed towels that are infused with locally grown lavender, embrace the benefits of aromatherapy, and our estheticians will hand pick beneficial masks and peels that cater to your skins needs. 

Visit our website, give us a call, or stop on in to purchase your facial, sugaring, or microneedling package today!

Green Beauty On A Budget - All Of Our Favorite Products Under $20

We all love treating ourselves to fabulous green beauty products, but I'm sure that we are all in agreement that we don't want to break the bank either. 

Here are some of the Echo staff's favorite green beauty products all under $20!

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara

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This mascara lasts all day, rain or shine, through thick or thin. It's hands down our favorite mascara in shop. We reccomend it to all of our clients and, honestly, have a hard time staying stocked up on it. It flies off of the shelves! This one comes in at exactly $20 even. 

Next up is one of my personal favorites, the Alima Pure Lip Tints.

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Don't be fooled by the word 'tint' these lovelies pack a fabulous punch of color that wears incredibly through out the day. They are super comfortable to wear and Alima Pure offers a gorgeous range of colors  in this product.

This favorite of mine comes in at $14.

Below, we have a couple of other Alima Pure products that also retail for less than $20. Alima Pure's Loose Eye Shadows ($14) and Alima's Natural Definition Eye Pencils ($18).

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The Natural Definition Eye Pencil's go on so smoothly and effortlesslly and the the Loose Eyeshadows blend out like a dream. 

We have Kimmer to thank for bringing this next product to fame - One Love Organics trial sized Brand New Day. 

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Kimmer shares this with almost all of her facial clients and they almost always leave with the trial sized Brand New Day which retails at an amazing $12! The Brand New Day provides gentle enzyme exfoliation with pineapple extract and contains pea flower which is a gentle and effective physical exfoliant. Can't go wrong with gentle exfoliation + a yummy pineapple scent!

Also pictured above are the One Love Organics Cleansing Sponges, these are great to use with any all natural cleanser - they gently massage the skin, while helping buff away dirt and make up. 

Another make up product that is under $20 that we absolutely love is the Lily Lolo Brow Duo. 

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The Lily Lolo Brow Duo includes a brow powder to define and fill in the brows and a wax to keep the brows in place. The Lily Lolo Brow Pencils have a colored shade to fill in and define the brows and a highlihgt shade to use to highlight underneath the brow. 

Next time you want to treat yourself without going over budget, be sure to come on into Echo (or hop on our online store!) and grab one of these budget friendly beauties. 

Thanks for reading!

Laurel Skin Launch Party! Leading Brand In Organic & Sustainable Beauty.

I see myself as a connector of people and plants and that purpose fills my heart
— Laurel

We are so thrilled to announce that we are now carrying Laurel Skin in shop! 

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Laurel Whole Plant Organics crafts all of their skincare products from certified organic, biodynamic, and locally sourced ingredients. 

On Saturday, April 14th we will be hosting a Laurel Skin Launch Party. We will be giving 30 minute facials using exclusively Laurel Skin products for $75, furthermore, the $75 may be applied to a Laurel Skin retail purchase. Click here to reserve your Laurel facial!

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The founder and creator of the holisitic skin care line, Laurel, worked as a sommelier and learned a great deal about how to tell if an ingredient is pure and of the highest possible quality during this work.

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While working as a sommelier she realized her passion was working with plants and then went on to pursue an education in herbal medicine. During her time working as a sommelier and studying herbal medicine, she began creating her own skin care formulations that were made of organic, biodynamic, and sustainably sourced ingredients, and thus the beautiful Laurel Skin was born!

I made it my life’s mission to create products that I wanted for myself: products that harnessed the efficacy of authentic vibrant plant medicine, that were made thoughtfully by hand by real farmed ingredients, and that only elevated the sacred ritual spa experience of each unique destination.
— Laurel
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The practice of biodynamic farming is an incredibly unique practice. According to Laurel's website, it is a holistic approach to farming; it focuses on strengthening and sustaining the health of the earth and its eco systems. It is a fascinating concept, I highly reccomend reading more about it on Laurel's website.

Along with using using certified organic ingredients and practicing biodynamic farming, Laurel Skin also sources all of their ingredients within 100 miles of their Northern California based lab. Laurel Skin uses whole plants, picked at their peak to ensure the best quality - their ingredients are food grade, and 100% raw and unrefined. Their oils are cold pressed and are always pressed by farms or artisan pressers. 

All of the intricate and thoughtful processes behind the Laurel skincare line are all a part of the brands commitment to the concept of SLOW BEAUTY.

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Our commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients we select. This is the foundation of Slow Beauty. We then follow each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow our plants, to the months our handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours we spend bottling each batch, we practice Slow Beauty with patience and intention.

Althought it would be faster (and most likely less expensive) to order their ingredients from an external source, Laurel chooses to have her creations made with not only organically and locally grown ingredients, but also, thoughtfully and carefully grown ingredients. They choose to grow their ingredients in the most sustainable way possible and work to make sure that their farming practices benefit the earth, the land, and the local eco systems that are a part of the land that is allowing them to grow their sacred ingredients. 

After learning all of the amazing information disccussed above, we could not wait to get Laurel's products on our shelves to share with our clients. Hope to see you at our launch party and we are so excited to be offering Laurels unique and truly holistic products in our shop!

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April Facial Special: Celebrate Your Skin & The End Of Tax Season!

Got your taxes done? Consider treating yourself to a facial with that tax return. 

As the front desk at Echo Natural Beauty, I see all of our clients after all of their appointments, and let me tell you, everyone who comes out of a facial from Jami or Kimmer is always glowing, feeling their best, and NEVER carrying stress. I truly believe that a facial is the key to de-stressing after any event, even TAX SEASON. Bold statement, I know. 

This year, in honor or tax season being behind us, we are offering 17% off any facial appointment between April 17th and April 24th. Call to book your facial at Echo now!

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Gressa Skin | Make Up That Feeds Your Skin

Recently we had the pleasure of taking part in a one on one training with Svetlana Zakharevich, the founder of Gressa Skin. 

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We have been carrying a selection of Gressa Skin's products for some time now. The Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is one of my personal favorite complexion products. 

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Svetlana taught us that the key to using the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is that,

LESS IS MORE

She also mentioned that it is incredibly important that the skin is hydrated and exfoliated. One method of hydration and daily gentle exfoliation that she reccomended was cleansing with an oil in the morning (May Lindstrom Skin's Pendulum Potion and One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil are some of our favorite oil cleansers!) and gently removing the oil from the skin with a steamy wash cloth. Furthermore, Svetlana and the Echo team are in agreement that a deep exfoliation once a week (or so, can vary person to person) is a great weekly ritual that yields beautiful skin. 

Gressa Skin's Purifying Oil is the perfect product to prep the skin for the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation. Svetlana recommends gently pressing/patting the oil into the skin and letting the oil penetrate the skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute before applying the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation. 

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This unique facial oil is infused with chamomile to calm the skin and will not clog the pores. Being a Minimalist brand (and just like the Corrective Serum Foundation), less is more when using the Purifying Oil. 

When applying the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation with Gressa's Air Focus Foundation Brush, Svetlana stressed to us that it is very important to apply the product in a tapping motion over any areas of the face where there is texture or dryness; on areas of the face that are not dry or textured she recommends buffing the product into the skin with the Air Focus Brush. 

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The Minimalist Illuminating Serum is a beautiful iridescent serum formula that can be used to highlight the tops of the cheeks bones, cupids bow, and brow bone. It can also be applied on its own or be mixed with the Purifying Oil or the Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation to add an all over glow to the face or body. 

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The Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer is another beautiful product by Gressa Skin that we carry here at Echo Natural Beauty. 

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Svetlana reccomends putting a drop of product on the back of the hand and picking up the product from the back of the hand with a brush and buffing the serum bronzer into the skin. Alternatively, this product can be applied with the fingers as well. 

This bronzing serum can also be mixed with a moiturizer to create a tinted moisturizer. Svetlana says that she actaully uses the product almost like a body oil when she wants to give her skin a sunkissed look. 

The last Gressa Skin product that we carry at Echo is the Night Repair Elixir. This one is a true treat to the skin and when used consistantly, yields amazing results. It is rich in omega 9, omega 6, and omega 7 and contains seabuckthorn oil which is incredible for repairing the skin from the many environmental factors and stressors that the skin is exposed to everyday. Furthermore it is also rich in essential oils of ylang ylang and clary sage which are incredibly balancing to the skin and body. 

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Gressa's Night Repair Elixir is incredibly regenerative to the skin and also contains rosehip seed oil, a beautiful ingredient that is a natural form of vitamin A.

The Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is my current favorite liquid foundation. It offers amazing coverage and sits beautifully on the skin when using the right techniques. 

Stop in and say hi anytime between Thursdays and Mondays to get a lesson from me on how to use the Gressa Skin color products to get an amazing skin like finish with a lovely dew and contour or bronze. You can also book an appointment with me over the phone or on our website. 

Hope to see you soon in shop to introduce you to all of the goodness that Gressa Skin has to offer!

&  A huge thank you to Svetlana for taking the time to educate us on Gressa's products. 

 

Travel Sized Hair & Skincare For Your Next Getaway

In our last post we talked about the chance to receive a free One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser with any $25 sugaring service during the week of March 19th through March 26th in honor of spring break. 

There's still time to book an appointment to receive the complimentary Easy Does It Cleanser, but if you can't make it in before the 26th, rest assured we still have plenty of our staff's favorite travel sized skincare products for sale for your upcoming getaway, or if you just want to do a trial run of some of our phenomenal skincare products before purchasing the full size here at Echo. 

The Dr. Alkaitis Trial & Travel Kit Essentials retails for $65 and gives you the chance to try out four of Dr. Alkaitis's star skincare products, the Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser, the Organic Herbal Toner, the Organic Soothing Gel, and the Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil.

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We also have trial/travel sizes of the Organic Shampoo and Organic Body Wash by Dr. Alkaitis. 

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Next up we have a couple more goodies in trial and travel sizes from One Love Organics! In addition to the Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, we also carry sample sizes in the Skin Savior and Brand New Day (a staff holy grail exfoliant!) by One Love Organics. 

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Berlin Skin, a Portland made skincare brand, also has a great little trial sized skincare goodie bag that we carry in shop. The goodie bag includes the Berlin Skin Coconut+Aloe Cleanser, the Geranium+Rose Toner, and the Sandalwood Cream. The entire Berlin Skin trial/travel sized goodie bag retails for $15 in shop!

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Moving in to another west coast based natural skincare brand, we have some trial/travel sized Josh Rosebrook products. Fun fact, although Josh's hair and skincare brand is based out of California, Josh is actually originally from Portland. Here at Echo we have travel sizes of Josh Rosebrooks's Hydrating Accelorator (another staff favorite, it's perfect for refreshing the skin or refreshing make up through out the day), Nutrient Day Cream (tinted and un tinted - both have SPF 30), the Complete Moisture Cleanser, and the Vital Balm Cream.

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We also have travel sizes in Josh's Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner, Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, Styling Creme, and the Firm Hold Hairspray.

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So which travel size natural and non toxic beauty product do you need for your next vacation? 

SUGARING, SPRING BREAK, & A TRAVEL SIZED GIFT

Love was in the air a couple of posts back; and now, spring is in the air! With spring, comes SPRING BREAK and lots of warm VACATIONS, bikinis, and sitting pool side or beach side. 

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What better way to prepare for lots of swimsuit-wearing than with a Bikini Sugaring or a Brazilian Sugaring here at Echo Natural Beauty? 

 Sugaring is a natural form of waxing, we use a blend of room temperature sugar, honey, and lemon juice to remove hair instead of hot wax. We believe (and have experienced ourselves) that it is much less traumatizing and irritating  to the skin.

Sugaring is a natural form of waxing, we use a blend of room temperature sugar, honey, and lemon juice to remove hair instead of hot wax. We believe (and have experienced ourselves) that it is much less traumatizing and irritating  to the skin.

We've also have you covered for all of your travel sized skincare needs. For any sugaring appointments of $25 or more between Monday, March 19th and Monday, March 26th we will gift a free travel sized One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, one our favorite gentle cleansers!

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We also have tons of travel sized skincare prdoucts for sale in shop from Dr. Alkaitis, Josh Rosebrook, Laguna Herbals, Berlin Skin, and One Love Organics to fill all of your carry on needs. 

 

get into your skin & indulge with May Lindstrom

Here at Echo we are all about making time for self care. We believe that a little pampering (especially skincare-related pampering) is always a good idea. As estheticians, make up artists, and self proclaimed green beauty enthusiasts, we have found that simply taking the time to relax and take care of one’s self is one of the greatest weekly ‘pick me ups' there is.

One of our favorite brands to incorporate into our facials here at Echo and our personal skincare rituals is May Lindstrom.

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May Lindstrom Skin is the epitome of indulgent, handcrafted, and natural skin care.

 

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The maker and creator of the brand, May, says on the brands website,

These are my delectable treats, made for me, by me and shared with you.
This is my journey exposed, my dreams launched, my passion spilling from my hands to the bottle you take home.
I am on a quest to inspire loving self care rituals, reveal radiant skin and ignite recognition of our individual beauty.

Beautifully said in our opinion.

One of our favorite oil based cleansers is the Pendulum Potion by May Lindstrom. The Pendulum Potion effortlessly cleanses the skin of make up and dirt, decongests pores, and leaves the skin feeling soft and clean. 

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While in use, the Pendulum Potion creates a woodsy aroma with hints of spice. May herself says, 

The aromas of spice, earth, trees, and fire in this unique formula ground me like no other!

To experience the Pendulum Potion and all of its luxury, warm the product up in the hands, allow yourself to breathe in the beautiful aroma created, and gently massage onto dry skin. After the beautiful oils are smoothed across the whole face and neck, wet hands and continue to massage the skin with the potion. Lastly, place a soft and steamy, warm face cloth on to the face to gently wipe away any residue. 

To follow up a relaxing oil cleanse, we reccomend doing a little masking. May Lindstrom's stunning Honey Mud is the bees knees. It is a lovely cocktail of raw honey, silver, delightful and uplifting plant oils, and white halloysite clay.

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As a mask, the Honey Mud is best applied to clean and dry skin. The Honey Mud should be left to treat and nourish the skin for anywhere form ten minutes to one hour. 

The beautiful blend of white clay, honey, and aromatic oils can also be used as a cleanser when massaged into wet skin.

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The Honey Mud, whether used as a daily cleanser or as a pampering mask, was made to feed and nourish the skin and to bring balance and ease to stressed out skin. 

A true pampering skincare session is not complete without a nourishing moisturizer. May Lindstrom's Youth Dew is the perfect last step after cleansing with the Pendulum Potion and masking with the Honey Mud. 

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The Youth Dew is packed with antioxidants and is May's first choice for treating sensitive skin, mature skin, and acne prone skin. It was made to pentrate dry skin and to balance the skin's sebum production. 

 The Youth Dew is a true treat to the skin and includes 20 different nourishing botanical oils. 

The Youth Dew is a true treat to the skin and includes 20 different nourishing botanical oils. 

So which gorgeous May Lindstrom product are you most excited about treating your skin to? 

I've personally been obsessed with cleansing with the Pendulum Potion. 

Aside from loving using May's products in our own skincare rituals, we have been so happy with the response that we have gotten from our clients and customers who have experienced May Lindstrom products through us; whether it be through our indulgent May Lindstrom facial or through purchasing May's products at Echo. 

We are also the only retailer in Oregon who has the pleasure of sharing May Lindstrom's delightful skincare products with our region's green beauty community.

Stop in anytime at Echo Natural Beauty for a facial with exclusively May Lindstrom products, to pick up your Honey Mud, Youth Dew, or Pendulum Potion, or to learn more about May's other beautiful products. 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Be sure to check back soon, 

Paige

VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

Well lovelies, it’s officially February and we are ready for Valentine’s Day here at Echo Natural Beauty.

This year we’ve got a super fun special going on for all of the lovebirds celebrating Valentine’s Day.

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Our fabulous estheticians, Jami and Tanya, will be taking couples appointments at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm on February 11th, the Sunday right before Valentine’s Day!

 True beauties right here 

True beauties right here 

The package is $250 and includes a choice of either two - 75 minute facials (one for each half of the pair) or one - 75 minute facial for one lovebird and one -  75 minute massage for the other lovebird.

Like all of the facials and therapeutic massages available here at Echo, the facial and massage available in our Valentine’s Day package will be enhanced with the use of our beautiful selection of natural products from brands such as One Love Organics, Josh Rosebrook, Arcona, Berlin Skin, and May Lindstrom.

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In addition to either a luxurious and relaxing facial or massage, the package also includes a foot soak with Laguna Herbal Salts, and of course there will be champagne and chocolate.

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Tanya and Jami will be using Laguna Herbals LOVE Bath Salts for the foot soak. The LOVE herbal blend includes pink himalayan salt and epsom salt to soothe and detoxify the skin and an essential oil blend that consists of lavender essential oil and ylang ylang essential oil to encourage relaxation and feelings of affection.

To book an appointment with Jami and Tanya for you and your significant other (or friend - Galentine’s Day anyone?) give us a call at (503) 805 - 4074 or email hello@echonaturalbeauty.com  or book your appointment on Eventbrite. 

Hope everyone’s new year is off to a fabulous start and that everyone enjoys their Valentine’s Day this year.

WELCOME TO OUR BLOG!

It has been a busy new year here at Echo Natural Beauty. We’ve just celebrated our third birthday (super exciting), we’re working on getting some more green beauty makeup and skincare brands in store, setting up some staff training sessions with a couple of different brands, and have been plenty busy doing lots of sugaring, facials and makeovers.

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Oh, and also, today, we are launching our BLOG!

Really quickly, I want to introduce myself. My name is Paige. I am a new makeup artist here at Echo Natural Beauty but have been a long time shopper at Echo and am a fellow green beauty enthusiast. I am so excited to get to work alongside such a lovely group of ladies here at Echo! Currently, I am working the front desk, helping our amazing customers find products in our shop, and taking makeup appointments. Along with running into me at Echo, you can also find me here, on the blog.

I would just like to say on behalf of all of the estheticians and makeup artists here at Echo, we are so grateful for the amazing community of green beauty enthusiasts that fill our little green beauty shop here at the corner of 9th and Everett in the Pearl. We love being able to provide natural beauty services and helping individuals just like ourselves find natural and non-toxic products that fit their lifestyle and make them feel beautiful. 

So, cheers to another amazing year full of beautiful, natural, and non-toxic fun.

 Some of our staff favorites!

Some of our staff favorites!

We hope you’ll come in and visit us in store, on Instagram, and here on our blog for makeup and skincare tips, green beauty product reviews, information on specials and events we have going on, and more natural beauty and wellness related content.