Let’s Talk About Maskne

As we navigate the current global pandemic and all of the uncertainty that’s come with it, there’s
one important step we all can take to help keep ourselves and others safe: wearing a face mask
whenever we go out in public. But as masks become our new norm, unfortunately so does
“maskne” –the zits, blemishes, and acne we crop up in areas around the mouth, nose, and chin.

What causes maskne?

Face masks tend to trap dirt and oil in our pores, causing everything from single zits to full-on
acne breakouts. The friction caused by wearing these fabrics tight against our delicate skin can
also compromise the skin barrier, resulting in dryness and irritation and can potentially trigger
other issues such as rashes, rosacea and eczema. Add on all of the emotional stress we’re
dealing with due to COVID-19, and you have the perfect recipe for problematic skin.

Although maskne was common during the summer since the heat caused sweat, bacteria, and
dirt to get trapped underneath your mask, you can still expect maskne throughout the cooler
months, as well, as a result of friction clogging up your pilosebaceous (acne-forming) glands.

The good news is there are a few similar ways you can prevent maskne this fall and winter.

How can we prevent maskne?

At Lunalis, our goal is to create powerful plant-based products that leave you with your
healthiest, most radiant skin ever–and that includes preventing and fighting maskne. Below, we
put together an easy guide to keeping breakouts at bay.

Cleanse: First things first, it’s important to gently wash your face with a natural, fragrance-free
cleanser both morning and night to rinse away any surface oils and impurities. You want your
skin to be clean before you put on your mask, as well as after you’ve been wearing it all day.

Detox: In order to keep your skin maskne-free and in its healthiest state, opt for using a
detoxifying treatment twice a week, such as our Skin Revival Clay Mask. This powerhouse
treatment works its way deep into the pores, washing away buildup of oil, dead skin cells and
other skin-irritating debris without ever drying you out. Kaolin and Montmorillonite Clay cleanse,
exfoliate, and polish the skin while absorbing excess oil and unclogging pores, and our medley
of plant-based oils and Saffron simultaneously hydrate and refresh. The skin is left soft, clean
and radiant–and, more importantly, healthy and balanced.

Hydrate: After cleansing and masking, it’s important to keep the skin hydrated and protected
while also repairing any damage to the skin barrier. Apply a lightweight moisturizer packed with
nourishing ingredients, such as our Gold Extreme Facial Oil. This luxe antioxidant-rich facial oil
deeply moisturizes, softens, and balances the skin with its blend of pomegranate and jojoba,
while 24k gold flakes induce a heavenly glow and reduce inflammation. This radiance-boosting
formula is luscious and creates a protective barrier between your skin and mask without
clogging pores.

Final Thoughts

Caring for your mask is just as important as caring for your skin in order to prevent maskne. You
can use cotton masks which produce the least friction, but make sure to wash your reusable
mask after each wear.
Maskne may be the major skin threat we face right now, but as long as you cleanse, detox, and
hydrate with Lunalis, you’ll be your most radiant self – even underneath your mask!

Extreme Face Oil 100% natural elixir infused with a blend of pure, nutrient-dense botanical oils

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Our Extreme Face Oil is 100% natural elixir infused with a blend of pure, nutrient-dense botanical oils that work lessen the appearance of fine lines while promoting a brighter looking complexion.

Boosted with Rose Geranium oil to help soothe and balance the skin.

Geranium Oil is reputed to effectively eliminate dead cells, tighten the skin and promote the regeneration of new skin, and diminish signs of aging.

When used medicinally, Geranium Essential Oil works as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and is suitable for acne-prone skin, Additionally It is often used holistically to help treat eczema and dermatitis.

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Water helps to keep your skin clean

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Adequate hydration is crucial for all aspects of health.

Water can help promote proper natural detoxification, which can help prevent your pores from becoming clogged, Drinking water helps to flush your system of toxins.

Water helps to keep your skin clean, pushing out bacteria and reducing the risk of acne and other skin problems, If your skin is oily, then your pores will clog up, eventually leading to acne breakouts, Upping your water intake can help really have that big of an impact on your skin!

Saffron is the “sunshine” spice, discover its health benefits

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Saffron has been known for its magical healing properties, Let’s talk tea! The health benefits of Saffron tea are uncountable, Saffron is the “sunshine” spice.

As the world is battling the deadliest pandemic Covid-19, the need to stay fit and healthy has become even more important than ever, Hence, adding immunity boosting foods to the your daily diet can help in improving health.

Saffron contains an impressive variety of plant compounds that act as antioxidants molecules which protect your cells against free radicals and oxidative, All you need is hot water and saffron threads to indulge in this magical drink, Perk up your wellbeing by pairing it with our Lunalis skin revival clay mask to achieve a healthy glowing skin.
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Prickly Pear is the hero ingredient and the most expensive beauty oil in the world

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The Prickly Pear ingredient in our skincare products.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world! But why?
The method of extraction and the large quantity of seeds it takes to make even one ounce of the oil. In fact, approximately one ton of fruit is needed to produce a liter of Prickly Pear Seed Oil. The extraction is done using cold-press process of the Prickly Pear Seeds.
The result is a precious oil that is extremely high in Antioxidants, Essential Fatty Acids, Linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), Vitamin E and K, Omega 6 fatty acids.

3 Tips to Take Your Skin From Stressed to Blessed

Has the pandemic turned your skin into a freakfest? You know the signs. The breakouts. The
dry, rough patches. The inability to get your glow on. If you typically don’t experience these
kinds of skin issues, but have been battling them over the last few months, stress could be the

How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?
To put it simply, stress leads to inflammation, which is your body’s response to a perceived
threat to your health. Sometimes, in response to a threat, your body will release an
inappropriate amount of inflammatory chemicals, leading to flare-ups on your face. A flare-up
can be quite common if you’re already prone to certain skin conditions, like eczema for
example. But too much stress also can cause even the most balanced skin to overreact.
If your stress response to the fear and uncertainty of COVID19 has been high, you might see
the unfortunate effects, like congested pores and irritation, on your face. Now is not the time to
experiment with iffy formulas that may upset your skin even more. Instead, here are three
natural ways to help calm and comfort stressed skin with every soothing application (just
remember to breathe deeply!).

Purify Those Pores
A cloth mask, something that most of us have been wearing in public for the last year, is a
hotbed for bacteria buildup and growth. Just the act of breathing into a tight face covering can
create a warm, moist environment, which is a breeding ground for blemish-causing bacteria.
Sadly, the emergence of acne and congested pores can cause us to stress out even
more…resulting in inflammation…resulting in more breakouts! You see the vicious cycle?

To prevent bacteria buildup, wash your mask after each use with hot soapy water. To rid your
pores of the dirt that’s already present, apply a purifying facial mask containing a gentle yet
effective clay like kaolin or montmorillonite. A clay mask offers a one-two punch against
irritation, as well as acne, excess sebum and enlarged pores. Here are two versatile clays that
can be used on all skin types with little to no risk:

  • Kaolin is a mild clay that cleanses and purifies the skin by removing debris and dead
    skin cells. This type of natural clay is especially beneficial for those with dry or sensitive
  • Montmorillonite (bentonite) clay is supremely purifying and highly absorbent, helping
    to draw out excessive oil, toxins and dirt trapped within the skin.

Soften and Protect
Now is not the time to let your anti-aging guard down. In the quest to purge your skin of
impurities, don’t overlook the need to keep it hydrated and looking plump. When your skin is
overly dry, those fine lines and wrinkles become more pronounced and skin looks more tired
overall. To counteract excessive dryness, add a few drops of a botanical oil to your daily
moisturizer. For sensitive skin, these two oils are tops:

  • Sweet almond oil: Sweet Almond Oil gently removes debris from pores, while keeping
    skin soft and supple. It treats all dry skin conditions and may help protect skin from the
    sun’s damaging rays.
  • Prickly pear seed oil: Vitamin-rich Prickly Pear Seed Oil softens dry and mature skin,
    while helping to improve skin’s elasticity, stimulate new cell growth, guard against
    damage-causing free radicals (like UV rays and pollution) and calm inflammation.

Reverse the Redness
A splotchy, inflamed skin tone can be a major downer. To counteract red spots and irritation,
there are three super-natural ingredients that have “anti-inflammatory” listed at the top of their

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Aloe leaves contain many antioxidants that help firm up skin,
    keep it hydrated and give it a natural glow. Aloe also contains wound healing and
    anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the calming of acne, redness and skin rashes.
  • Sandalwood oil: An excellent skin soother, Sandalwood oil holds significant
    anti-inflammatory properties. It hydrates skin, heals spots and relieves irritation, leaving
    skin feeling calm and looking refreshed.
  • Saffron: An extraordinary skin purifier, Saffron helps to eliminate blackheads and
    dislodge debris from clogged pores, while working against inflammation and

A Blessing in Disguise
The thing is, no matter how many serums you slather on or acne masks you apply, topical
treatments can’t calm a stressed out mind. The real beauty takeaway: take your breakouts and
flare-ups as a blessing in disguise. Your body is sending you a signal that you need to relax and
take time for yourself. So before you follow the tips in this article, inhale and exhale slowly.
Know that what you’re going through right now — whether it’s red spots or breakouts — is only
temporary. However, a proper skincare routine, followed consistently, can put your skin back in
the glow zone and keep it there.

Always perform a patch test before trying any new skincare ingredient or product.
All of these ingredients are featured in Lunalis Cosmetics’ signature facial mask, Skin Revival.
Skin Revival can be purchased at lunalis-cosmetics.com and on Amazon.

Jennifer Cobb Named as Spokesperson for Lunalis Cosmetics

Charlotte, NC (May 16, 2019) – Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing announces that Jennifer Jo Cobb has been chosen as a spokesperson for Lunalis Cosmetics, makers of natural skin care products.  “I have been using the Lunalis Gold Extreme Face Oil since I first received it just before our first race in Texas.  I literally woke up each morning and used the Amethyst Crystal Facial Roller to distribute the Extreme Face Oil and had glowing skin all day,” gushed Cobb.  “Now I won’t travel without it and my skin is better than it’s ever been.”
Lunalis Cosmetics was founded by sisters Laila Quiroga, Charlotte, NC and Najat Benyahia, New York, NY.  Their flagship product, the Extreme Face Oil uses prickly pear seed oil from their native homeland, Morocco.  The entrepreneurial sisters have a vision to manufacture the prickly pear seed oil through a cooperative partnership that helps empower women in Morocco.  “Jennifer embodies so many of the values we hold dear at Lunalis,” said Quiroga, “she is a driven woman who loves beauty and shares our vision to help empower women worldwide.  We are proud to add her to our spokesperson portfolio.”


The new year is here and there’s no better time to talk about the future of beauty than right now. What will the beauty frontier look like in 2020? What changes will we see? What current trends will grow stronger? What are skincare’s mainstays? President and Founder of Lunalis Cosmetics, Laila Quiroga, spoke with me about her beauty predictions for 2020 and beyond.

Skincare as an Experience

Q1: In the past, skincare has been so serious, with its talk of medical-grade this-and-that, and multi-step skincare “systems.” Then, we see the rise in popularity of sheet masks, do-it-all creations, and simple skincare. The result: Women are actually having fun with beauty products and looking forward to their routines. How will that trend of “skincare as an experience” continue to make an impact in 2020?

LQ:  Time (and earth) is our most precious gift. The desire for simpler skincare is really a sign of the times. Busy, modern lifestyles demand it. Women don’t want skincare to be a chore. When they can just relax and apply a once-weekly mask at home, or a nature-based facial oil that takes care of multiple concerns, women not only look differently, but they carry themselves differently. It’s really empowering. There’s effortless style…why not effortless beauty?

The use of natural, bio-available plant ingredients will continue to spur this trend. We know that plant-based extracts can “do more.” They have antioxidants, minerals, and other compounds that can fight environmental threats, while hydrating, exfoliating, and brightening the skin. With pleasing scents and sumptuous textures, these extracts can be combined into beauty-boosting elixirs that far surpass synthetic-based products in regard to creating an experience and sparking an emotion.

Powerful Pears and Gorge-ous Minerals

Q2: Yes, that’s one trend we know is here to stay: “green” beauty and the use of plant-derived ingredients. What are the natural beauty boosters that will take center stage in the new year?

LQ: Derived from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, prickly pear seed oil contains minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and over 150 percent more vitamin E than argan oilThis beauty booster defends skin against free radicals and UV damage and stimulates new cell growth, while softening dry skin and fortifying skin’s elasticity. As an anti-ager, hydrator, and glow-promoter, prickly pear seed oil can’t be beat, but the ingredient remains relatively unknown in the US. As a company, our goal is to continue to educate the public about its many extraordinary benefits for all skin types.

At Lunalis, we also believe in the magic of minerals. Real gold flakes feature prominently in our Extreme Face Oil. Women will always want skin that imparts a prismatic luster, and 24-karat gold offers a significant glow-promoting effect.

Look Better in a Snap

Q3: We love makeup — we just want to look like we’re not wearing any! Heavy highlighting is making way for subtle strobing, minimalism, and even the occasional #makeupfreeselfie. How can we use skincare to support this more flattering, natural, and healthier look?

LQ: For flawless makeup application, a smooth and even base is a must. A lightweight facial oil can act as the perfect primer, while smoothing out any roughness. Or for a really quick fix, you can transform your favorite foundation by mixing in two drops of face oil.  

When you’ve finished applying all of your makeup, put facial oil on your fingertips and lightly tap the areas of your face and neck that you want to highlight. You’ll typically want the light to pick up your cheekbones, jaw, Cupid’s bow, and décolletage. It’s the perfect finishing touch right before you head out the door or snap a selfie.

Beauty Mainstays

Q4: Of course, there are some beauty staples that have stood the test of time and aren’t going anywhere. What ingredients, routines, and tools are worth sticking with for the long haul?

LQ: A good cleanser is a beauty icon that’s here to stay. But I’d like to encourage women to use a facial oil to remove makeup before they lather up. Otherwise, they’re just swishing around all that foundation and dirt without actually targeting the skin and pores.

Every woman should have a facial roller for morning skin prep. This small tool can pay big beauty dividends, if used consistently. It acts as a massager to really get blood flow going, which helps oxygenate the cells. You’ll also drain away any puffs and tiredness.

Also, for an ultra smooth complexion, I love dermaplaning, which removes the top layers of skin. Find an expert aesthetician and get the procedure performed regularly (about every 3 to 4 weeks). You won’t be sorry!

Au Naturel

Q5: And, last but not least, what does Lunalis have planned for customers in 2020?

LQ: As a company, we’ll continue to look to nature to inform our vision of elevated, ethereal beauty. We’ll continue to blend the earth’s most exotic, yet results-producing extracts into creations that exude dreamy elegance. And our products-to-come will be able to complement and accelerate the work that our other products, like Extreme Face Oil and Hydra Renewal Cream, are already doing. For example, a trio of hydroquinone-free solutions that ease the look of hyperpigmentation is currently in development. We also have an antioxidant-intensive mask combining prickly pear seed oil and Vitamin C. This facial can give skin a quick refresh, while improving its brightness with every use. Finally, we’ll soon release an eye rejuvenator that can be used under the eyes, brow furrows, and brow bone for an energizing jolt of freshness and contour. All products will be derived from botanicals — a beauty source that more and more women are turning to for serious skin results without the risk.