Today, your gentle Examiner talks to Logan Lezell, the daughter of the mother-daughter power duo that is Bello Moi. The team has a passion for beauty, longevity and life. They also have a consistent standard of quality for the products that they design, make and sell.
So whats next?
It is never a dull day with us. We are always in the works of improving and creating new products. We have to stay on top of the latest technology and information. From the beginning of Bello Moi we have always incorporated the philosophy of “inside and out”. We added the Anti-Oxidant Tea to our line to supplement skin care, but we have always wanted to share some of our food recipes too. Our cookbook of yummy, easy, natural dishes that all have wonderful skin benefits is almost completed. The skin benefit of each ingredient in all the recipes is analyzed and explained. We have even incorporated gluten free substitutes for each recipe.
What is the latest trend in skincare?
There are some very exciting plant stem cells being used in beauty products. We use apple stem cells. You will be seeing more and more different types of stem cells being used in the beauty industry. Stem cells help with the growth of new cells and the production of collagen, elastin and protein, which prevent and smooth wrinkles. The great thing is they can come from a natural organic source.
As we have known all along, the natural way is always the road to follow. Too many harsh chemicals surround our daily lives, so why introduce more to our bodies? Bello Moi has always kept the "natural way" as a priority in our products, but in equal importance is : it has to work.......it has to solve the problem......whether it be sun damage, rosacea , or those pesky crows feet.
What do you think of new beauty trends as they occur? I mean, are you all tempted to create a Dead Sea Mud line, for example?
An amazing discovery is to protect telomeres. A telomere is the repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration. When the telomeres become too short, the chromosomes can no longer replicate. This means the cell becomes old and dies. When this happens to skin cells, it causes dryness, wrinkles and sagging—the signs of aging.
Tell us about your most recent discovery.
We are obsessed with juicing! We have our recipe down: two carrots, one beet, handful of spinach, piece of ginger, and strawberries. Your skin will thank you afterwards, your whole body will
Do you have a favorite beauty ingredient?
Retinol! It’s the miracle ingredient. Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients to boost your natural collagen and has multiple benefits for your skin.
Are there any ingredients that people should avoid in skincare?
Yes, fragrance. Using fragrance in a skin product is almost always a problem . It causes irritation and some amount of inflammation. If it serves no functional purpose, why is fragrance added to products at all? We made Bello Moi products free of fragrances, parabens,, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosans because we didn't want to cause irritation or inflammation.
What is your best advise on the war with the battle on aging?
Prevention! Age-prevention is not just for baby boomers anymore. More and more people in their 20s and 30s are beginning to understand that great skin care can never start too early. Sun protection and hydration.
You also have to eat right to have great skin. Think: why am I putting this on my skin and why am I putting this in my mouth? If it is not beneficial, don't do it. Everyday we are aging, but why not make Bello Moi the company you want to age with?
Thank you for your time! It's always a pleasure!