Your physical body is made of matter, which contains energy (as all matter does). A ‘chakra’ (which is Sanskrit for ‘wheel’ or ‘circle’) is a spinning energy center that keeps your ‘Chi’ or ‘Prana’ – in other words, your life energy – flowing through your ‘subtle body’.
The concept of a ‘subtle body’, sometimes referred to as the ‘immortal body’ or ‘true and genuine body’, originated thousands of years ago in ancient India. What’s incredible is its widespread and lasting prevalence. It spans across multiple belief systems, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Ayurveda and Kriya Yoga, and still is practiced today around the world.
But what is it exactly? Your subtle body is your mind, intelligence and ego, which together control and regulate your physical self. Chakras are the vital energy ‘hot spots’ in our subtle bodies that connect a system of channels known as ‘nadis’ or ‘meridians’, through which our energy flows.
Every living organism needs copper to survive. It’s an essential mineral our bodies use to produce enzymes that help your organs, including your skin, to function. In fact, the body cannot build collagen and elastin without copper.
själ’s kura intuitif (intense hydration and repair cream) contains copper complexes that protect and energize the skin, as well as help it build collagen and elastin. It’s terrific for an everyday moisturizer but we also want to share how to use it for an energizing facial, with the aid of a copper wand.
You can lather on as many creams and serums as you want but how do you know they won’t just sit on your skin’s surface, washing down the drain the next time you scrub your face?
Effective skincare ingredients have a ‘targeted delivery’ system. This means they can penetrate the skin’s superficial layers, reaching and repairing cells on a deeper level.
That’s why själ uses the Platinum Matrix in its bio-regeneratif serum and kura intuitif moisturizer.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have själ founders Kristin Petrovich and her mother Karen Petrovich, sharing some of their skin care expertise.
Since they founded själ 12 years ago, Kristin and Karen have traveled the globe, exploring ways to reverse signs of aging and protect the skin from stress. Here, they share their favorite ways to achieve flawless skin.
When you first apply this pearl-white regenerative serum, it's hard to imagine that an emerald-colored, semi-precious stone – malachite – is one of its key ingredients. Luxurious and light, this lifting serum feels like spreading satin on your skin.
Malachite’s been around since 4000 B.C., and has many purposes, from eye shadow to protection. Traveling merchants wore pieces of malachite that resembled an eye, as a guardian stone.
Gemologists use it for energy transformation, to promote harmony, health and balance.
In själ serum, the malachite exists as a powerful complex that detoxes and protects the skin against the stress it incurs each day.
Yes, your skin gets stressed. We’re talking about oxidative stress, which is an imbalance in the body caused by unavoidable encounters with things like pollution, smoke and radiation.
What does Hematite and skincare have in common? More than we think. This unassuming simple grayish black stone has been used for centuries for its powerful healing benefits, specifically in the regulation of blood circulation, detoxification and skin rejuvenation. Modern science discovered the rich content of iron in Hematite, which is known to stimulate the regeneration of collagen molecules. Iron is also one of the 5 trace elements that play a significant role in the oxygenation of skin. Known as a natural blood circulator and collagen stimulator, Hematite also acts as a natural cooling and calming mediator for the skin.