Choosing the right skincare products can be like finding a needle in a haystack. With thousands of products on the market it can be overwhelming. One moisturizing cream that is popular with the rich and famous costs $315 for 2 ounces and contains over 75 separate ingredients. A close look at the ingredient list shows some very unnatural substances including both toluene-based and petroleum-based ingredients. The rest of us are more likely to use skincare products that are a fraction of the cost and typically contain a few dozen ingredients. Why so many ingredients, and why are some of those ingredients artificial and potentially harmful?
This state of affairs motivated naturopathic physician Dr. Marie Santora and licensed esthetician Kristen Trimmer to do something about it. They have jointly developed a line of skincare products that contain only a small number of natural organic ingredients. To quote Kristen Trimmer,
“As a licensed esthetician one of the things that has often frustrated me is seeing skin care products with over 50 ingredients in them when most of them are unnecessary or fillers. Sometimes people call those unnecessary ingredients the yuckies. They can be yucky because they are not particularly good for you, or they really are just unnecessary. Why do companies put so many ingredients in your skin care? If you have sensitive skin the less ingredients in a product the less likely you are to have a reaction. You can still have a great quality product with less ingredients as well. Simple can often create more changes in your skin. I have been searching for a skincare line that has great quality ingredients that can also make a change in the quality of your skin. When I was struggling to find a skincare line that I liked, I decided it might be time to create one with Dr. Santora. The skin is the largest organ in the body. Many things are absorbed through your skin. It's important to pay attention to this and know what is going into your body. Not all skincare is created alike. “
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Marie Santora has been creating custom botanical formulas for over 20 years. She believes in a natural approach to health and healthcare; including the use of all natural skincare products. Her extensive knowledge of botanical formulations together with Kristen Trimmer’s 15 years of skincare experience is
combined to produce the Evolve line of skincare products. More information and product offerings can be found on their website, evolveskincareproducts.com.