Benefits of Almond Oil

Almonds are rich in antioxidant vitamin E, which may help protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, caused by pollution, UV rays from the sun, cigarette smoke and other environmental and intrinsic factors. One serving of 23 almonds (about an ounce) provides 50% of your daily recommended vitamin E needs.

You’ll find 8% of the Daily Value for zinc. Zinc contributes to the integrity of healthy skin. 

Two B vitamins contribute to the maintenance of normal skin. Almonds offer 25% of the Daily Value for riboflavin and 6% of the Daily value for niacin.

Almonds are a good source of copper, which plays a role in skin and hair pigmentation.

Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, helps prevent skin dryness. A one ounce serving of almonds has 3.5 grams of linoleic acid.

Allison Dooley
Skin care products evaluator
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The skin around the eyes is thin and fragile; with fewer oil glands, it is more prone to dryness, showing signs of age and fatigue. Squinting, sun exposure, air pollution, dehydration, fluid retention, allergies, and genetics, as well as daily habits such as sleeping on one’s side, rubbing the eyes, smoking and facial expressions, hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Fluid that collects under the eyes causes puffiness and dark circles.

Prevention, through proper hydration and SPF use, is always the best approach to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The active ingredients in eye creams, intended for the delicate area around the eyes, are specifically formulated to be thicker with a higher oil content.  These anti-aging products that reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles provide moisture to the skin and decrease trans-epidermal water loss.  The recommended application is to gently pat the cream above and below the eyes (patting technique). 

Exquis Beautiful Eyes Cream, comprised of all-natural ingredients and paraben-free, is delivered through a proprietary liposomes delivery technology to the inner layers of the skin, a deep conditioning cream specifically formulated for the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes.  The barrier repairs itself using Ayurvedic natural actives Aloe vera, basil, neem, turmeric, and sandalwood.  The appearance of dark circles, puffiness, surface discoloration and unevenness is dramatically reduced to reveal visibly healthier, smoother and more luminous skin.  Fast absorbing, pleasant scent, non-sticky, soothing and silky to the touch, Exquis Beautiful Eyes Cream is an affordable, premium quality product, made in the USA and perfected for all genders and ethnicities.

Author: Allison Dooley, Skincare Evaluator

Prevention is the key for healthy skin and overall health.  Our daily habits have a cumulative effect in the anti-aging process.

Ayurvedic Skincare: A wholesome approach to maintain healthy, younger looking skin

Ayurveda is the oldest, continually practiced form of natural medicine in the world. Originating over 5, 000 years ago, this concept focuses on body-mind wholeness and wellness of the individual, created through balancing three biological energies (doshas).  Lifestyle choices that include proper diet, nutrition and hydration, physical activity and self-care, optimize digestion to maintain balance. The goal of products containing Ayurvedic ingredients is to maintain overall wellness through prevention and healing and  to develop an attractive external appearance.  Ayurveda establishes the highest standards in the theory of a natural, plant-based skincare routine that can restore a clear and beautiful complexion.

The Three Doshas of Ayurveda:

  1. Vata dosha is expressed in all motion and communication.  Vata rules the flow of the breath and communication throughout the mind and nervous system. Characteristics of vata imbalance include frequent hunger, irregular sleep patterns, fast-paced gait, and emotional outburst
  2. Pitta dosha is expressed in understanding, metabolism, heat production, digestion and energy production. Characteristics of pitta imbalance include dominating and self-determined, punctuality and fitful sleep.
  3. Kapha dosha provides stability and structure and balances fluid by hydrating cells and systems, lubricating joints, moisturizing skin, and protecting tissues. Characteristics of kapha imbalance include empathy, emotional eating, sleep inertia and passivity.

Imbalances of the doshas may be caused by inadequate diet, acid reflux, anxiety, headaches, stress and/or trauma, as well as lifestyle choices that can affect skin appearance, overall health and cause disease.

How do imbalanced doshas affect skin health and how can they be corrected with Exquis Ayurvedic skincare products?

Exquis moisturizers effectively hydrate dry or rough skin associated with Vata imbalance, restoring softness.

Exquis moisturizers calm, cool and neutralize inflamed skin and rashes attributed to Pitta imbalance.

Exquis moisturizers restore oily skin, seen in Kapha imbalance, to its normal state.

Exquis Skincare products combine traditional Ayurvedic actives including turmeric, neem, aloe vera, basil, and sandalwood.  These ingredients are well known and traditionally used for their extensive soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial healing properties.  The potent, plant-based actives calm breakouts soothe painful skin irritations and hydrate dry skin to achieve balanced, brighter-looking and healthier skin.The wide-ranged effects of Exquis Skincare products are derived from a specific, formulated blend of antioxidants, moisturizers and vitamins that are beneficial to even the most sensitive skin.  In Ayurveda, skin is considered a manifestation of inner health.  Exquis Skincare products balance and support skin health to prevent signs of premature aging and achieve the appearance of vibrant, healthy, and supple skin.  

Author:  Allison Dooley, Skincare evaluator

A daily skincare routine and a clean diet are two of the most important tips for achieving beautiful skin.


Skin is constantly under construction; developing good nutritional habits will keep it repaired and healthy. Many of the best foods for healthy skin are also beneficial to overall health and should include a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein foods, whole grain carbohydrates, low fat dairy products and all plant-based foods.

The main function of the skin is to act as a barrier to infection and disease. The skin works hard to protect our bodies,Although external factors can negatively impact the skin’s condition and impair its ability to defend against harmful substances. Skin changes are often the first visible manifestation of the aging process, defect, or disease. Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors associated with reducing the occurrence of skin disease and promoting healing. Micro-nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, are essential components of skin structure and function for daily maintenance. An impaired nutritional status alters structural integrity and biology, resulting in an abnormal skin barrier.

A primary cause of skin aging is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight.  Other lifestyle factors such as dehydration, malnutrition, smoking, stress, poor sleep habits and excessive alcohol consumption also contribute to aging skin.  These repetitive, deficient lifestyle choices cause cellular damage.  Oxidative stress occurs when an oxygen molecule splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons, known as free radicals.  This damage weakens living cells and tissues leaving skin and overall health vulnerable to premature aging.  Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production.  The impact of poor nutrition on skin health is demonstrated by the incidence of skin disorders associated with nutritional deficiencies.

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Author: Allison is deeply passionate about her work in clinical dentistry. She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people. Her other interests include evaluating skincare products.

Eczema Therapy: Highly Effective skincare

Eczema is the most common type of inflammatory skin disease (dermatitis), often appearing as a rash on the face or in the bend of elbows and/or knees. Until now Eczema can be treated to manage symptoms but cannot be cured; Now Exquis Skincare has developed highly effective treatment for eczema.  Now eczema can be cured by using Exquis Eczema Therapy

The outermost skin layer (epidermis) functions as a protective barrier that regulates moisture and prevents harmful substances (pathogens) from penetrating the skin. Eczema-prone skin retains less moisture than healthy skin, resulting in dryness due to poor skin barrier function. When moisture loss occurs, skin is more vulnerable to irritants, triggering an overactive immune response that results in clinical symptoms of eczema.     it is not contagious or easily transmitted.

Symptoms of Eczema:

  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Itchy, red and  inflamed skin
  • Dark colored patches
  • Rough, scaly and thickened skin
  • Scabbed patches

Scratching itchy skin worsens eczema, resulting in skin oozing and scabbing. The goal of eczema treatment is to manage symptoms of flare-ups and to relieve and/or prevent itchy skin. A good skin care regimen is important in maintaining healthy skin and preventing eczema flares.

For best results, I recommend using Eczema Therapy followed by Ultra Rich Moisturizer.  Exquis Skincare has developed Eczema Therapy that relieves the symptoms of eczema including dryness, itchiness, irritation, and rough patches. Exquis highly effective skincare products are available online at

Author: Allison is deeply passionate about her work in clinical dentistry.  She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people. Her other interests include evaluating skincare products.


Acne is a common, chronic skin disease caused by overproduction of oil (sebum) in the sebaceous follicles of the skin.  Acne presents as inflammatory and/or non-inflammatory lesions on the face, chest and back areas.  

Factors leading to developing acne are:

  • Natural body oils that clog pores; hair follicles become blocked with dead skin cells.
  • Excess oil in the skin.  In adolescence, sebaceous glands enlarge and oil production increases, causing inflammation and narrowing of the lining of the hair follicles. This results in the formation of plugs at the skin surface.           
  • An increase in skin bacteria, seen as redness, swelling, and including pus formation, that occurs as a result of Cutibacterium overgrowth.
  • Strong family history.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Diets high in sugars and carbohydrates.

Acne treatment depends upon severity of symptoms.  Moderate to severe acne may require topical and/or oral prescription medication to prevent recurrence of lesions. The goal of treatment is to reduce or eliminate inflammation caused by bacteria, oil production and dead skin cells, and to decrease the appearance of scarring or hyper-pigmentation. 

Exquis Skincare has developed Acne Clear Complexion treatment for moderate to severe acne, which I highly recommend from proven personal results. The advanced Ayurvedic plant-based treatment for acne works by targeting pores to reduce excessive oil production.  It contains natural antibacterial herbs, Turmeric and Neem, known to clear skin, to prevent future outbreaks and to even skin tone- for all ethnicities, skin types and genders! Exquis highly effective skincare products are available online at

Author: Allison Dooley

Allison is very passionate about her work in clinical dentistry.  She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people.


 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that disrupts the body’s ability to process blood glucose. This disease continues to be a growing, global health concern and at least doubles the risk of early death.

Diabetes can be well-managed through diet, exercise and, if necessary, prescribed medication. However, skin complications related to this disease, such as infection, skin thickening and itching, are common. For example, diabetics may have dry, itchy skin caused by fluid loss due to high blood glucose levels.  The onset of skin problems may be more difficult to notice due to impaired circulation and decreased nerve sensitivity (diabetic neuropathy). Keen observation and good skin care are important considerations in diabetes management.

To prevent diabetic skin complications:

  • Maintain well-controlled blood glucose levels.
  • Keep skin clean and dry.
  • Avoid long, hot baths and showers; do not use bubble bath.
  • Apply lip balm to prevent chapped lips.
  • Do not scratch or itch skin vigorously.
  • Treat minor cuts and sores immediately to decrease risk of infection.

Exquis Skincare has developed an advanced Ayurvedic, Liposome based treatment with high tolerability and efficacy that relieves symptoms of skin problems associated with diabetes.  This moisturizer is quickly absorbed, feeling silky and soothing to dry and itchy skin, diabetic dermopathy, spotted dry rash and dark, scar-like blotches.  Over time, a visibly healthier, smoother and more luminous appearance is revealed.  This premium quality product is affordable and made in the USA for all ethnicities and skin types.

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Wearing a face mask every day can be harmful to your skin barrier, a thick wall that protects from irritants and microbes. The skin barrier consists of the outer layer of skin cells called the stratum corneum and the lipid matrix that holds the cells together.  

Skin irritation is a major detriment from wearing a face mask. The skin becomes sensitive, resulting in dry, itchy, acne-prone, and inflamed skin. Applying moisturizer is the best and easiest way to decrease friction between the skin and mask by creating a strong, protective barrier for your skin.

I recommend Exquis moisturizer, which I use daily. It reduces damage from harsh pollutants, providing the optimal hydration and nourishment that your skin needs.  The phospholipid liposomes rebuild the skin’s barrier level and act as a reservoir of moisture to the inner layer of the skin. Exquis moisturizer contains Ayurvedic natural actives including turmeric, basil, sandalwood, and Aloe vera, best known and proven for their extensive calming and healing anti-inflammatory properties.  This product is great for all skin types.  Wishing you great health and happiness!

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About Author,

To Allison Dooley, taking care of her health means feeling good and strong every day.  Healthy living is all about balance.  Daily juicing is one way to incorporate vitamins and nutrition into her diet.  She also enjoys walking, reading,clinical dentistry and going to all sporting events.