How to Combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

Dark spots, discoloration of the skin, or hyperpigmentation refers to any darkening of the skin. Patches of the skin may become darker in color, and it can be caused by several things including acne scars, too much sun exposure, hormones due to pregnancy or even eczema and psoriasis. We have compiled a few tips to […]

Peeling Season is Here!

  As fall approaches, skincare professionals everywhere are prepping and getting ready for “peel season”. While peels can be performed year-round, peel season is when estheticians will promote a series of treatments to accelerate the results you desire in your skincare journey because of the weather during this time of year. Why do we refer […]

Retinoids – The Superhero Ingredient You Have Been Waiting For

Retinoids are one of the most studied ingredients in the skincare industry and often considered to be the gold standard for many skin concerns such as premature aging, dark spots, and uneven texture. Whether you are a skincare minimalist, essentialist, or enthusiast, a balanced retinoid formulation will more than likely be in your arsenal. What […]

The 80/20 Rule of Skincare

We have all been there, wishing there was a quick fix to all our skin concerns. It is easy to assume that you will visit an esthetician and think that after one visit your concerns will be gone, however, a professional should provide you with guidance on what you will need to do in order […]

How to Turn Back Time on Sun Exposure

  As Estheticians, we have heard it all: “I need a base tan before my vacation” or “I tan naturally, so I don’t use SPF.” While it’s tempting to get a sun-kissed glow and possibly overindulge in the sun during the summer months, this is when long-term damage can occur. Rather than trying to reverse […]

Celebrating Summer Skin

  When the seasons and temperatures change, your skincare needs to also evolve! Moving into warmer temperatures, heat and sweat naturally stimulate the skin, causing it to produce more oil and may be the perfect opportunity for breakouts to occur. For those who experience dry skin, you might enjoy some extra oil for a change! […]

Establishing Your Skincare Identity

Have you ever watched someone perform their skincare regimen and been intrigued by the number of steps and products they were using? From television commercials to skincare influencers and social media, it can be easy to lose your skincare identity. To help guide you to find your skincare identity, we have provided some key points […]

A Moment for Mothers

  As a mother, mom-to-be, or the main caregiver you have a lot on your plate and often your well-being gets put aside to care for others. As cliché as the saying is “you cannot pour from an empty cup” it rings true time and time again. Sometimes the thought of setting aside large portions […]

Why SPF is Your Best Friend

  As Estheticians, we have heard it all: “I need a base tan before my vacation” or “I tan naturally, so I don’t use SPF.” We have been there and understand the temptation to get a sun-kissed glow. However, many of us overindulge in sun exposure in the summer months and expect to reverse the […]

Why You Need an Eye Product

  In the treatment room, the eye area is most often the area of concern that comes with clients that are looking to prevent or correct signs of aging. Fine lines start to become more noticeable before the rest of the face because the skin around the eye area is physically different than the rest […]

Treating Teen Skin

During this phase of life, all genders are going through hormonal changes which can wreak havoc on the skin. Some are more affected than others, but even if breakouts are not being experienced it is also a prime time to start developing healthy skincare habits. As we always say: prevention is easier than correction. Teens […]

In What Order Should I Apply My Skincare Products?

Have you ever purchased a new product, read the directions and were confused or mislead on the best way to incorporate into your routine? You’re not alone! Order and application play a big part in maximizing the efficacy of each product to reap the full benefits each has to offer. While each product line may […]

Why Double Cleansing is Your Best Friend

Best friends have each other’s back, and in this case your face. What?Double cleansing may sound perplexing, but in reality, it is exactly what it sounds like. Step one: cleanseStep two: cleanse again Depending on your skin type you can customize your double cleansing experience. If you have dry skin you may benefit more from […]

Setting Resolutions that Serve You

It’s the time of year when you see “new year, new me” all over the place. The thought of a new year can be motivating, inspiring, and exciting, but for some it can also lead to anxiety, depression, and feelings of being overwhelmed. When looking ahead, whether it’s a new year, a new week, or […]

Glycation: Everything You Need to Know

It has been said time and time again that sugar intake should be kept to a minimum for a myriad of health reasons and it’s becoming more common to see how it can change the appearance of your skin with accelerated aging through a natural process called glycation. Glycation, by definition, is the bonding of […]

All About Vitamin C

Skincare professionals LOVE vitamin C for its ability to reduce redness, heal breakouts, even skin tone, and aid in the healthy aging journey by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. There are several different derivatives of vitamin C and they all have their time and place in a skincare formulation. Vitamin C is one of the […]

Why Smoking is a Skin Sin

Smoking can rapidly accelerate the aging process and can physically change the skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for the youthful appearance many people seek and they naturally break down over time. The chemicals found in tobacco smoke break down our precious collagen and elastin decreasing our skin’s strength and elasticity. This can lead to […]

Stress & Your Skin

Stress by definition is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. The term “fight or flight” response comes from the release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which in times of our ancestors was necessary for survival when there was a perceived threat. Nowadays there are […]

Dry Skin vs Dehydrated Skin

There is a common misconception with the terms dry and dehydrated when referring to your skin. Oftentimes these terms get used interchangeably, however, they are different and require unique approaches to how the skin is cared for. Dry skin is a “skin type” while dehydrated skin is a “skin condition”.  You are born with your skin type, it’s in your DNA […]

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

When you go to your local spa and see seasonal treatments being offered, it’s easy to forget there is more to it than the familiar smell reminiscent of the current season. Sorella Apothecary creates seasonal treatments by taking into consideration how the skin adjusts with each season. Enter fall… The weather is starting to cool […]

Sorella Mixology at Home

If you’re into skincare you probably already have a regimen where you layer your lotions and potions to achieve your skin goals. For some, sticking to that routine day in and day out is the way, and others (product junkies, we see you) will always want to try something new. Mixology with your Sorella products […]

Eating Your Hydration

Proper hydration is extremely important for your health. When you become dehydrated you can experience fatigue, muscle cramps, and headaches. You may even start to notice skin issues as it is the last organ to receive any hydration consumed and a direct indicator to how things are functioning internally. Simply put, dehydration is when the […]

All About Antioxidants

Let’s take a quick physiology lesson together… Don’t worry, we’ll keep it simple and you won’t be tested at the end. Ready? Antioxidants are naturally occurring compounds whose job is to protect and heal your cells from damage. Molecules within cells can be compromised (loss of an electron) from external sources like UV exposure, cigarette […]

Why Topical Hydration is a Key Factor in Skin Health

When you take a sip of water it takes a journey throughout the body. It starts at the brain where it is used to produce hormones and works as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord. It allows body cells to grow and reproduce. Water then helps to form saliva which aids in […]