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Q&A: Understanding the ingredients in Batty’s mineral makeup

question for batty

Hi Batty,

In your list of ingredients for the Mineral Foundation it says it contains sericite and mica. Aren’t those the same thing? And for your Titanium dioxide, is it micronized? I’m curious about what I’m exactly putting on my skin.

Thanks!

batty's answer

Hi there!

Mineral Makeup FoundationTo answer your first question- There is a slight difference between sericite and mica. You are right in the fact that sericite is actually a type of mica. However, mica is listed separately due to the fact that the  Mineral Foundation uses two types (sericite and another mica that is use to give the foundation its colour/tone).

Sericite on the other hand, adds many additional benefits to the mix including: allowing the foundation to glide on smoothly, giving your skin a silky feel, helps with the “staying” power, and makes your skin look flawless all day by absorbing oils and preventing any creasing or smudging.

Second question- You can be rest assured that none of the ingredients we use are micronized. :)

lovebatty purple

Weekly Recap (Dec. 8 – Dec 21)

Here’s this week’s photo recap! Check out what I’ve been up to (or have at least documented ) since the last recap post!

Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week, and then recap them here on the blog once a week.

To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag.

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Little Man

Little Man says: Updating order statuses and shutting down the online shop for holidays is exhausting.
(Dec. 8)

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closed for the holidays

Hey gang! Just a reminder that the online shops are now closed for holidays. VA Karla ( @klizmay ) will be around at contact@battysbath.com if you need her, plus she’ll be whipping up some very cool things at the Facebook fan page (facebook.com/battysbath) that you won’t want to miss (seriously!). I haven’t set a return date yet but as soon as I do, it will be announced to the mailing list. To sign up to be notified by going to battysbath.ca or http://bit.ly/battysnews
(Dec. 8)

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product preview

Something new in the works.
(Dec. 9 )

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Lucy the new pup

I’d say Lucy is pretty happy to be in her forever home and settling in just fine.
(Dec. 11)

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christmas contest

VA Karla is giving away Batty’s Bath store credit over at the Facebook fan page for the next 5 days! Head over to win! Facebook.com/battysbath

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Freeway

This cutie needs a forever home! His pic has been shared over 2500 times but still no family for Freeway. He’s in Ohio but can be adopted out of state. For more information about Freeway, head over to @mercysdoorpetrescue. Please continue to share until Freeway’s wish for a family is answered! (If he was in my neck of the woods you know exactly who Little Man would be cuddling with for Christmas.
(Dec. 16)

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photoshoot

While doing a photo shoot for Batty’s Bath , Little Man walked on set and wanted his 15 min of fame. This is a preview of one of the great moments we captured. For those of you who don’t know, he’s a huge ham for the camera and so photogenic! Plus I’d never pass up the chance to score more pix of my best friends. Yesterday afternoon was well spent.
(Dec. 20)

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The extras…

I’m currently watching/listening to:

Watching….

    • The Originals – season 2
    • Grimm – season 4
    • Haven – waiting on new episodes for season 5
    • Supernatural - season 10
    • The Vampire Diaries - season 6
    • Pretty Little Liars – finished season 4
    • New Girl - rewatching lots of episodes from all seasons
    • 90210 (the new one) – season 1
    • Side Note: for those of you who don’t know, I fit in so much tv time because I watch tv while packing orders ;)

Listening to:

  • just lots of mix playlists!

What I’m reading (non-work related):

    • Extraordinary Love: 9 Enthralling Paranormal Romances - Box Set with 9 different authors. I’ve only read one or two more chapters, Of Eternal Life by Micah Persell since the I first mentioned this box set here.

Customer Review: Great Moisturizer!

primer moisturizer
It’s no secret any more! Batty’s Bath moisturizers are the ultimate multi-taskers for your skin. We have the pleasure of hearing how so many of you beauties just can’t live without your Batty’s Bath moisturizer, and they have quickly become some of our best sellers.

Want to find out which moisturizer is best suited for your skin?
Batty has created a flow chart to help you meet your match. Click here to find your skin care partner in moisture.

“I bought this around three months ago, and have been using it every day since. It’s a great, natural moisturizer. The cleanser I was using was making my skin feel tight, and a little dry, and I used this after washing my face and it works awesome. Even when I used this with a different cleanser, and had more oily skin, it didn’t make my face feel greasy at all.”

- Kelsey (Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer)

We are happy to hear you’ve found your partner in fighting skin care crimes Kelsey!

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Q&A: I’ve made a mess of my skin- Please help

question for batty

Hi Batty,

Lately I’ve had some problems with minor acne on my chin, and it seams to not be going away. I’ve become very self conscious about it, so I keep trying to get rid of it. I’ve tried mostly the natural route, but when things weren’t clearing up, I bought a tube of Clearasil. I used it for a couple days but has really dried my skin out.

On the existing acne, it was very tender so I decided to wait until the existing stuff was gone first, but I just kept picking at it. Over the past few days I couldn’t stop putting stuff on it and trying to rid my chin of it, and I ended up making a huge mess on my chin. It’s red, irritated and raw. There are scabs on it, and it’s just a big mess! I’ve even started to miss school because I’m so upset and conscious about it.

Please tell me what I can do to heal it, and at the same time, get rid of the acne. I really want to get rid of it, but I want to try the natural route because I don’t like the idea of a prescription for it. Please help me I’m running out of options.

P.S I have normal and sensitive skin

batty's answer

Hi There,

Thanks for your email. I’m sorry to hear that you’re having such a hard time with your skin. I have some suggestions after reading your email. I’ve broken them into EXTERNAL and INTERNAL actions.

cystic acne maskEXTERNAL

  • Start the Detox Skin Care Kit, and use until you run out of at least one product. The kit comes with a complete AM & PM routine for you to follow so it’s easy peasy to know exactly what to do.
  • Also start using the Hydra Healing Gel on the places of your skin that need the most healing. You’ll want to apply this gel after washing your face and before applying your moisturizer both in the AM & PM.
  • Once the scabs and broken skin have healed, start applying a thin layer of the Cystic Acne Mask to the areas that you’re experiencing breakouts. You’ll want to apply this thin layer in the PM after washing your face and before your moisturizer. Continue to use the Hydra Healing Gel in the AM.
  • Stop picking! Adopt a “hands off” approach to your skin. The only time you should be touching it is when you’re following your AM and PM skin care routine. And no picking, popping, or scratching at any time!
  • Once you’ve finished up the Detox Kit, you’ll want to move on to one of my Acne Kits. I suspect you’ll see a positive change in your skin by the time you finish the detox, so we’ll need to figure out which kit will be best for you at that time.

INTERNAL

  • Start taking a probiotic supplement (I take “ProBio SAP-90″ by NFH which I get from my Naturopath)
  • Start taking zinc (30mg daily)
  • Start taking an antioxidant supplement (I take “PhytoBerry” by Progressive)
  • Start taking a milk thistle supplement (I take “Milk Thistle Extract Formula” by Quest)
  • Consider taking EstroBlock or EstroBalance (I take EstroBalance which is availble in Canada. EstroBlock is available in the US)
    Because of where your breakouts are, I believe that EstroBlock or EstroBalance will help as it appears that one of the root causes of your acne is a hormonal imbalance.
  • If you do take EstroBlock or EstroBalance be sure to take the milk thistle supplement as well
  • Consider taking a B12 supplement
  • Drink Skin Support Tea 2x a day (or more if you’d like)

Follow these quick tips as best you can – the more you can naturally support your body’s ability to balance its hormones, the better!
This basically boils down to cleaning up your diet a little at time (so it’s manageable and something you can stick with), getting enough sleep each night, and doing activities that reduce your stress levels (as well as removing any stressors that you can, and accepting the ones you can’t). Each of these things (diet, sleep, stress) all have a major influence on our hormones and without addressing these areas, our body will never be able to naturally balance itself.

If you use the Skin Support Serum suggestion in the quick tips, apply it to other areas of your body – not your face as the skin on your face needs some major healing before you could use this serum there. Instead, apply it to any other area of your body (see the chart on this page).

ADDITIONAL READINGS + RESOURCES

Have a read though the articles, tips, and suggestions in my Letter to Acne Sufferers as I believe you’ll find them very insightful and helpful when understanding what’s going on with your skin and how to clear it up naturally. You’ll also find information about detox breakouts in case you experience them (and if you do, know that this is a GOOD thing – it means your body is purging toxins and debris!)

You may also want to check out this skin condition specific directory of articles or the bigger, broader resource directory on the side bar of my blog

I hope that helps! Please let me know if there’s anything I can clarify or help with further :)

lovebatty purple

Customer Review: Healing power!

Body and Lip Jelly

With winter underway already, the dreaded, dry skin monster comes to haunt many of us. Not only does it make your skin look flaky, but it can also cause major discomfort with itching and even sores.

Many of us have traditionally turned to products our mothers used like Vaseline. These petroleum based jellies not only cause major damage to the environment, but have also been named a leading cause of cancer.

Batty’s Bath Body & Lip Jelly is free of petro-chemicals and can lock in the moisture even better than its toxic alternatives. It can work wonders on a raw and sore nose when you have a nasty cold or suffering with allergies. Here’s what Corina had to say about it:

“This Lip and Body Jelly is AMAZING! Every fall and winter I get dry patches on my eyelids. After applying the jelly to my eyelids only 2 times in 24 hours, I started to notice that the spot was getting smaller and less raised. I’ve used it for 2 weeks 2x a day and the spot is gone. Gone!
I’ve also used it on my lips every morning right out of the shower, and I don’t need to apply lip balm again until late afternoon. ”

- Corina (Body & Lip Jelly)

Thanks for sharing Corina. We know many of our followers are looking for their winter wonder product.

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Q&A: My cystic acne is under control… now what?

question for batty

Hi Batty!

I have been reading a lot about your products, and I am super excited to start using them!! I have pretty bad cystic acne, but a few weeks ago started using a natural soap bars on my face. I have noticed a huge difference, but have noticed a lot of black heads coming up all over.

I was thinking of using the Blackheads Power Pack (plus any extra steps you suggest). Then every once in a while applying the Cystic Acne Mask and the Balance Serum. Is that a routine you would suggest?

batty's answer

Hey There!

Batty's Bath Facial Skin Care Routine Worksheet

Thanks for your message! I’m sorry to hear about your cystic acne, but happy to hear that you’ve seen an improvement from natural soap!

I have A LOT of resources for how to deal with cystic acne – both externally (i.e. skin care) and internally (i.e. diet, etc).

To answer your skin care routine first, I would suggest checking out my routine worksheet – it will guide you through picking the best products for your skin, as well as how to use them! And since you know your skin best, working through the super simple flowcharts that the worksheet directs you to, will help you get the best answers possible (plus you’ll get them a lot faster than me trying to get a complete picture of your current skin care needs via email).

After getting your facial routine sorted out, I would suggest checking out these posts from my blog (more specifically, the internal suggestions and information in these posts):

1) Hormonal Acne Tips: How To Clear It Internally

2) Q&A: I  Can’t Seem To Get My Hormonal Acne Under Control- Help Please

3) Batty’s Top Tips for Tackling Acne

4) Q&A: Discouraged By a New Type of Breakout

Also, if you haven’t read it already, I’d suggest checking out my Letter to Acne Sufferers (which includes causes + solutions):

If after checking out the above articles you want to keep reading up on acne, here’s a Directory for even more articles. I hope that helps! Please let me know if there’s anything I can clarify or help with further.

lovebatty purple




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