Why I chose natural and organic products for the CFFormulas™ skin care line


Carolyn Cleaves, Founder of Carolyn's Facial Fitness and Carolyn's Facial Formulas
by Carolyn Cleaves

Just as I did when designing the CFF™  facial exercises, I researched everything I could in order to develop a good skin care line that would enhance the beauty of the skin and be compatible with the CFF™ facial exercises. Although I’d purchased lots of different skin care products over the years, I needed to now test all those “high end” products that claimed so much, as well. This was rather easy with the Internet at hand. I went “wild” purchasing all kinds of facial creams and masques. Every woman’s fantasy and I could make all those purchases a tax write-off! I did not hold back. More than four years in the making and in the end, I’m so very happy to say, I have been able to formulate a skin care line that helps to diminish fine lines, reduce age/sun spots, nourish, rejuvenate and firm-up the skin. No matter how great a formula “looked” nothing but the freshest, most natural and organic products stood the test of time. I can now offer skin care products that provide all this and at reasonable prices so I can pass the savings onto my customers as well.

Carolyn’s Facial Formulas™ ingredients are either “natural sourced”, meaning their starting place is either in part or whole from a natural or organic source and they are not artificially processed; or the ingredients are organic, meaning they are organically certified.  As well, all of CFFormulas™ skin care products are certified vegan and that means that all our skin care products contain no animal products and are not tested on animals. Read more here…

A good skin care line does make the skin look better

As I researched the skin care products offered on the market today I kept in mind what a cosmetic surgeon from Canada had to say about over-the-counter skin care products. You can read what Dr. Gore, MD says here. Realizing that non-prescriptive skin care products are literally only by law on the top layers of the skin, I became well aware many of the claims made by the cosmetic companies were exaggerated to say the least. I was determined to develop a natural and organic skin care line. That is, one containing products that nourish the upper layers of the skin.   After all, I do notice that the skin care products I put on my skin make a difference in how my skin looks. I wanted products that not only feel good and are healthy for my skin when consistently used over the years but I also wanted products that are effective in giving the skin that radiant, even and youthful glow, as well. Since age spots get lighter with every sloughing off of the skin, I also wanted to address this issue of even skin-tone color. How to go about preventing and getting rid of those dreaded sun/brown spots, too?

I tried all the products I thought would give good results

I decided to start my search by trying all of the very expensive lotions and potions offered on the market today, sometimes paying as much as $175 for a “firming” serum, alone. I also tried the less expensive creams … the “good” ones you can purchase in your local drug store. All these products were nice, but to tell the truth, I didn’t see much difference in my skin when using any of them. And ohhhhhhhh … the expense!

Then I tried the specialty creams from Retinol A that eased the lines in my face, but thinned my skin. Yikes! To copper peptides that dried my skin … to wrinkle serums that almost damaged my skin. Two of the so-called “natural” products actually caused blisters on my lips and the other made my eyes tear-up. I also tried products from famous people who seemed to have gorgeous skin well into their forties and fifties. After awhile I always found that I didn’t like the chemical feel any of these products left on my face and neck. I also tried lots of organic skin care lines that were outrageously expensive and still … I did not see a justification for paying all that money for something that didn’t seem to make much difference.

Now, I do know that it’s important to moisturize my skin as well as using a sun block. I think a good eye cream is also important. I also like the way my skin looks when I use a scrub and then a mask. I trust my eyes and the feeling I get so I do think this kind of skin care regime is important for looking my best and feeling first-class. So, I continued with my search. I used to make my own cosmetics years ago and I always loved those products the best, but if I didn’t use them in a timely manner, they would grow bacteria on them. What a waste. What to do?

I gave the finalist products to my team of 6 to try for themselves

Over the last year my team of 6 people who also test my facial exercises, now tested the skin care products.  I chose those final products from my comprehensive research. First of all, I made a schedule for them to follow. This way we could establish the most efficient routine that would give the best results using the products in the least amount of time spent. After some “tweaking” around to get it right, we were astonished to see how well these products worked following this regime.  Everyone developed a healthy, dewy-looking skin, a more even skin-tone color, wrinkles that appeared to be less, brown spots that were greatly diminished and a definite freshness that came into all of the participants’ faces, men and women alike.

It’s the combination of products that gives you the results you want

This skin care line I finally developed is a little different than anything you may have seen. The routine you follow gives you the best possible results in the shortest amount of time and therefore eliminates waste (and money spent). I have also chosen only those products that I love and use, as well. You will be using masques that literally feed the skin and slough off those dead cells (along with the brown spots), cleansers that won’t dry out your skin and a moisturizer that you can even use around the eyes. We also found that layering the products was a key factor in giving you incredible results. For example, DMAE is one ingredient used in many of the Carolyn’s Facial Formulas™ skin care products. Since DMAE helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines in the skin, and is known to “instantly” tighten” the skin as well, layering skin care products with DMAE in them will give you a firmer, smoother and therefore younger-looking skin over time. In other words, DMAE becomes more effective with use. It’s this carefully thought out combination of products that will give you great looking skin in only one month.

The lab we use for making our skin care line offers everything that the best companies use in their skin care lines. That is, CFFormulas™ products contain the latest antioxidants, vitamins and purest ingredients, but without all the filler and fluff.  CFFormulas™ products leave my skin feeling smooth, evenly-toned, hydrated and glowing.  They have a long enough shelf life to make them a good purchase, as well.  They are very affordable.  I just have to share these favorite products of mine with my client base and anyone else, men and women who might be interested.

Furthermore, I also give away with every purchase a few free facial exercises that will help the product to better penetrate into the skin while toning the face a little bit at the same time.  You perform these exercises when applying the products. They can be implemented in front of the mirror.

Here they are, the Carolyn’s Facial Formulas™ Skin Care Products:

Balancing Facial Cleanser will help your skin reap the benefits from the overwhelming concentration of Super Anti-Oxidants in this cleanser. I use it every day and my skin feels clean, smooth and nourished. NOT dry or over-washed. It is a perfectly balanced pH formula for the skin so you do not need to follow with a toner.

Botanical Masque is simply fabulous. This remarkable masque comes packed with its own set of nutrient-rich properties that are designed to be enhanced by your choice of liquid used to activate the masque. Only used once or twice a week, it diminishes lines and gives a very youthful, firm look to the face and neck.

Cleansing Scrub is a rich crème combined with gentle jojoba beads that exfoliates without stripping or harming the skin. It imparts smoothness to my face that looks and feels healthy. It helps to slough away those sun spots and leaves an even-looking skin tone. I always follow it with the Hydrating Masque and then Moisturizer Plus for the perfect look.

Crystal Serum C helps to even out your skin -tone variations and lighten your age spots and blemishes within a very short period of time. It’s also very effective on top of the hands. It’s always fresh as you add the crystal vitamin C into the base before using it. I use this twice a day to help lighten those age spots, but using it once a day may be enough for many to give a wonderful texture to the skin. Used in conjunction with Total Therapy Serum my skin has never looked so good!

Hydrating Crème Masque is an incredibly moisturizing and nourishing masque that helps to soothe, hydrate, heal and promote cell regeneration. Since using this mask, I don’t need as much moisturizing cream as I once did. I use it every day I perform my facial exercises.

Moisturizer Plus is for the face, the neck and the eyes. It keeps your skin feeling balanced and hydrated – not dry or blotchy but smooth and fresh. It is the best moisturizer I’ve ever experienced. It’s so rich and fine that I can use it around my eyes. In fact, it was originally developed as an eye cream.   It actually helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines on your face. An amazing crème!

Total Therapy Serum
nourishes your skin with high quality ingredients from antioxidants to vitamins so your skin looks younger, brighter, fresher and tighter-looking. It’s literally “food for the skin”. I layer it onto my skin every day, on top of the Crystal Serum C.

When you buy the CFFormulas™ skin care line you also receive a daily “therapy schedule” especially formulated for using these products along with specially designed, easy to use facial exercises to help the product penetrate better into the skin and give the face a little toning at the same time.  The outcome is a younger, smoother more nourished-looking skin at the end of those thirty days. You will be astounded at the results! After your initial 30 day therapy month, you can then adjust your use of the products to keep this gorgeous skin in shape. Just be sure to carry out this schedule twice a year and adjust the daily routine the other ten months to fit your particular needs.


What Dr. Gore, M.D., Director, Lipidoctor Medical Clinics, says about Anti Aging Cosmetics

Admit it! We’ve all tried countless products, promoted by scientific types in white coats, touting impressive statistics and fabulous photos, only to discover over and over again that nothing made much difference – except to our bank account! If you actually read or listen to the ‘fine print’ you’ll discover that the ‘claims’ made by cosmetic manufacturers are very carefully worded, limited to “temporary improvement in the appearance of…” the problem you’re trying to fix. This wording is specifically required by Health Canada and U.S. FDA for cosmetic products in order to differentiate them from pharmaceuticals. Cosmetics by definition can only modify the appearance of the problem, but cannot correct the problem itself. So “reducing the appearance of wrinkles by 70%” has a very different meaning from “reducing the depth of wrinkles by 70%”. In fact, the wording is meaningless! An equally deceptive aspect of cosmetic product claims is that the “science” behind their claims is based on the effects that ingredients have on living cells in test tubes in the lab. However, by law, cosmetics cannot penetrate through your skin (or else they’d be classified as drugs). . .