About Face

A new skin care line by two SoCal women is made for the whole body—not just the face.

The body’s largest organ is the skin. So why do we treat only 5% of it—the face? Christine Bullock and Carrington Snyder, two health and beauty experts, aim to change that with their new line, Kayo, Better Body Care.

“The skin on your body is just as important as the skin on your face and should be treated as such,” says Christine, a well-known Hermosa Beach-based fitness instructor who also appears in promotional photos for the line.

Though created for the body, the products can also be used on the face. “We personally ditched all our expensive face creams and only use Kayo now. Our skin has never looked better!” shares Carrington. She advises people to test a small area before applying on the face.

Ingredients include edibles like the super fruits goji, acai and pomegranate. “We’ve included many ingredients from nature, known for their reparative properties. But what makes Kayo unique and effective is the combination and amount of ingredients—along with innovative methods to make sure the skin actually absorbs them,” says Christine.

The Kayo line is manufactured in a Camarillo-based lab owned by Carrington’s family. The former attorney, who lives in Malibu, seems to have cosmetics in her blood. Her mother, Sari, is the founder and developer of the well-established Ayur-Medic line.

 

 

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Kayo to the Test

Musings from the VB magazine team

DAILY REMODELING SERUM – $46/4 fl. oz.

Product claims: repairs skin; builds collagen and reduces signs of skin damage.
First three ingredients listed: water, sodium hyaluronate, macadamia nut oil
Most interesting ingredient: Copper PCA (referred to as “copper peptides”), which gives the product its blue hue
Our notes: Glides on and feels good. Smells good too (not overly fragrant or perfumed).

THE BODY BEAUTIFUL CRÈME – $58/8 fl. oz.

Product claims: offers all-day hydration while renewing, smoothing and replenishing natural moisture.
First three ingredients listed: water, cetyl ricinoleate, cetereath 20 & cetearyl alcohol
Most interesting ingredient: CoQ10, an antioxidant that is made in the human body; also comes in the form of a supplement, which is typically used to promote heart and vascular health.
Our notes: Super creamy and rich. Quickly absorbed. Skin feels remarkably moist into the next day.

CELLULAR REPAIR EVENING OIL – $68/4 fl. oz.

Product claims: Infuses skin with youth for the ultimate beauty sleep.
First three ingredients listed: ethylhexyl macadamia (emollient derived from macadamia), caprylic/capric triglycerides (coconut fatty acids), linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid)
Most interesting ingredient: an anti-inflammatory blend of rosemary, barley and rice extracts
Our notes: Nice, spicy scent. Quickly absorbed and like with all great aromatherapy, you’ll feel like you’ve just had a great massage.

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For more on the sulfate- and paraben-free line, go to kayocosmetics.com.

 

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