Where do pigment spots come from?

Dark spots are a sign of a skin pigmentation disorder. To understand the mechanism of their appearance, we must therefore be interested in the process of skin pigmentation.



Melanocytes, melanin, hyperpigmentation

Skin pigmentation is linked to the action of melanocytes, the epidermal cells that produce melanin, which is responsible for the coloring of the skin. There are two types of melanin: eumelanin (black or dark brown) and phaeomelanin (red), which are present in varying proportions in each person.

The spots are due to a dysfunction of the melanocytes which produce an excessive or insufficient quantity of melanin, causing clusters of pigments or on the contrary a depigmentation, as for example in the case of vitiligo, a skin condition which marks the disappearance of the melanocytes. Brown or white spots then appear on the skin. The parts of the body most affected by this problem are the face, décolleté and hands.

There are four main causes of dark spots on skin.

  1. Sun damage

The main factor involved is exposure to the sun. UV rays, in particular UVA rays, induce skin photoaging and disrupt the distribution of melanin which concentrates on localized areas. This phenomenon causes what are called solar lentigines or actinic lentigines, more commonly known as sunspots. The risk of pigment spots linked to the sun is more important when there is insufficient or no sun protection.



  1. Skin aging and free radicals

Another factor that promotes pigment spots is skin aging, caused by free radicals. We then speak of age spots or senile lentigines. Free radicals are produced by our bodies during the metabolism of oxygen. They destabilize cells and cause an oxidation reaction called “radical attack” or “oxidative stress”.

Free radicals are favored by many things: the sun, pollution, tobacco, anxiety and stress, an unbalanced diet. They cause an overload of the epidermal cells which results in premature aging, a degradation of collagen, imperfections as well as dark spots which dull the complexion. To counteract these negative effects, you can take antioxidant supplements throughout the year. For example Resveratrol or Astaxanthin, as well as Vitamin C

  1. Hormones

In many women, spots on the skin can also be linked to hormonal changes. Taking birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause are all factors that can cause dark spots to appear. Pregnant women are thus often confronted with melasma, a hyper melanosis better known under the term “pregnancy mask”. Spots then form on the cheekbones, forehead and top of the lips. This type of skin spot is particularly difficult to remove and can last for many years.


  1. Inflammation due to poor diet

Glycation is a kind of “spontaneous caramelization” of organic proteins. It is neither programmed nor intended by the body and occurs simply because of the presence of sugars and blood and cellular proteins.

Few people know about the phenomenon of glycation, which is nevertheless one of the fundamental mechanisms of aging and can have at least as important consequences on health. This phenomenon is natural and a healthy organism generally knows how to manage it, but it can become “out of control”, for example, if you consume too many sugars, too much grilled or charcoaled food or when we suffer from stress.




Residual scars

An insect bite, a burn or acne are all conditions that weaken the skin, leave scars, and make the epidermis more vulnerable to dark spots. Indeed, they induce an inflammatory process which will produce enzymes. These, together with UV rays, increase the risk of a brown spot.

Other causes

In some cases, brown spots on the skin can be the consequence of the use of aggressive skincare products or frequent exfoliation which sensitizes and weakens the epidermis or of genetic factors which predispose to the development of skin spots.

What is the evolution of a pigment spot?

Dermatologists distinguish three stages in the development of a brown spot. The first is the emerging spot: the excess melanin rises to the surface of the epidermis and alters the uniformity of the skin texture without the stain being visible to the naked eye.

The second stage is the spot installed: the excess pigments spread to the upper layers of the skin and the spots become visible.

The third and final step represents the recurring spots. Even if melanin clumps are eliminated on the surface, the melanocytes remain disordered and the brown spot can reappear at any time, especially with exposure to the sun.



What can you do to prevent the appearance of dark spots on the skin?

The first thing to keep in mind is Patience.  Dark spots are difficult to lighten, but it is possible.

The best way to limit the appearance of dark spots is to follow simple prevention principles every day. Skin care, sun protection and healthy lifestyle are the three elements to be favored.

Protect your skin from the sun.

To prevent the appearance of dark spots on your skin, sun protection is a must! If you want to avoid spots, use all year round, even in cloudy weather and in the city, a day cream with a high sun protection factor (at least SPF 30). We recommend using a ZINC OXIDE sunscreen, it is not irritating as other sunscreens.

At the same time, it is always best not to go out in the sun during the time of Zenith between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Complete your sun protection by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or even an anti-UV hat to cover your face and protect it from pigment spots.



Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle also plays a role in the quality of the skin and the prevention of skin spots. We recommend that you first eat a varied and balanced diet, limit the consumption of fatty and sugary foods and exercise regularly.


Stress has a significant impact on the skin because it promotes the development of free radicals that cause aging and dark spots. Several methods exist to learn to manage your stress daily. To find the one that will be the most suitable for you, consult our advice sheet: “How to manage your stress?” “.

 Brightening skincare.

Any anti-spot treatment aims to reduce the production of melanin and blur the contours, size, and color of pigment spots. To be effective, an anti-dark spot skincare routine must act on four distinct fronts:

  • exfoliation, with fruit acids (BHA) or salicylic acid.
  • inhibition of tyrosinase (enzyme controlling the production of melanin), with Resveratrol and Melanin Our Express anti dark spots is best      https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/morgannas-express/
  • anti-inflammatory action, with panthenol or vitamin B3 (niacinamide)               https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/express-concentrated-brightening-serum/
  • antioxidant action, with vitamins C and Peptides   https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/illuminate-pea-peptides-serum/

Resveratrol derived from Grape seeds: This is a polyphenol that activates what are called sirtuins. These proteins are known to be so-called longevity proteins that allow cells to extend their lifespans. This molecule is very restorative. It is specifically found in the seed film. It is a polyphenol belonging to the class of stilbenes. It can be found in over 70 species of plants, such as blackberries, pomegranate, peanuts, lingonberries, rhubarb, cocoa, blueberries and walnuts. The molecule acts both as a prevention and as a treatment with a view to rejuvenating the skin. The question is therefore to know to what extent the various properties of this molecule contribute to the prevention, even to the cure of skin aging.

caring for mature skin

Keeping Mature Skin Looking Young and Healthy

As we age, the skin naturally becomes more fragile and sensitive and the signs of cellular aging deepen our features.

We start to notice this particularly around the age of 45, which coincides with hormonal changes, particularly a drop in estrogen which is responsible for our skin’s luminosity.  Moreover, collagen fibers decrease over time, and skin cells struggle to produce them. This is when the skin appears drier, rough, wrinkles, and furrows are deeper. Moreover, it becomes more difficult to mitigate despite your efforts; and pigment spots are more numerous. What can you do to slow down the effects of time?

Your first defense against signs of aging is sticking to an effective skincare routine.



Start using a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser. With age, the epidermis becomes thinner and more fragile. It is important to clean the skin gently to get rid of its impurities without disturbing your barrier mantle.


Serums are excellent vehicles for squeezing in extra active ingredients into your routine. For dry and mature skin, serums rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and Astaxanthin can make a big difference in your skin health.


Moisturizing twice a day is a must for mature skin. Your skin needs nutrients, water, and lipids to maintain its natural barrier, prevent dehydration, and prevent further signs of aging.


Don’t underestimate the time you spend snoozing- nighttime is an excellent opportunity to repair, nourish, and improve the health of your skin. Use a rich moisturizing cream before bed and incorporate anti-aging ingredients like bakuchiol.


Micronutrients are imperative to maintaining skin health at all ages. Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, collagen, fatty acids, and other vitamins are key in supporting your skin and fighting signs of environmental damage and stress. Consider supplementing your diet with the necessary nutrients you may be lacking.


Is Your Phone Screen Aging You?

So you’ve lathered on your sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays outside, but what about the dangerous light inside?

SPF and sun protection have become hot topics in the world of consumer skincare, but there is an even more dangerous culprit undermining your skin health that’s closer than you think: blue light.

Blue light, which comes from LEDs, computer monitors, TV and phone screens penetrates the skin at a deeper level than UVA and UVB rays.

High energy visible light reaches further into the skin’s dermis and causes 50% of the free radical damage that comes from light exposure. This means that blue light can cause more damage than UVA and UVB combined.

The average American spends 9 hours of their day on a computer.

If you’re diligent with your skincare routine and still aren’t seeing results, your phone and computer may be to blame. Free radical damage and oxidative stress can weaken the elastin and collagen in your skin, causing premature photo-aging. High energy visible light affects 40 separate skin-specific genes and could be weakening your skin’s DNA without you even noticing. Premature photo-aging is different from natural bio-aging and often looks like discoloration, deep wrinkles, and rough texture. While the melanin we’re born with helps protect us from UV light, our skin is not equipped to withstand the dangers of modern technology.

So, how do we mitigate the harmful effects of Blue Light? Fractionated Melanin.

Derived from non-GMO corn, Fractionated Melanin is effective in absorbing 62.72% of blue light. Naturally derived, this novel ingredient is non-sensitizing, non-irritating, and sits on the surface of the skin to act as a barrier. Most importantly, Fractionated Melanin does not interfere with UV protection or beneficial red light absorption.

Always at the forefront of innovative skincare, Morganna’s Alchemy has incorporated this game-changing ingredient in our Express Spot Remover formula. 

When it comes to anti-aging skincare, prevention is key. Protect your skin both indoors and outside with Fractionated Melanin.  

Does Needle-Free Anti-Aging Exist?

Spilanthol, a compound derived from the Paracress Plant, is powerful wrinkle reduction for needle-phobes.

In a clinical study, 75% of users saw the smoothing effect of Spilanthol on fine lines and wrinkles immediately.

How is this possible?

Spilanthol is hardly new, in fact, it’s ancient! Also known as the “toothache plant,” Spilanthol has been used for hundreds of years in South American, African, and Asian traditional medicine due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. Thanks to modern chemistry, Spilanthol is formulated for topical use on the skin– and it may be your new favorite anti-aging ingredient!

How does it work?

Years of talking, laughing, smiling, and frowning lead to thousands of daily microcontractions within the skin, which results in fine lines. Spilanthol reduces these wrinkles by myorelaxing the skin (slowing down these muscle contractions) at a subcutaneous level. Not only does Spilanthol relax the tiny facial muscles, but it has also been shown to reorganize and tighten skin by stimulating collagen production! By reconnecting the epidermis and the dermis and restoring structural integrity, Spilanthol can firm and tighten your skin naturally. 

Spilanthol works within your skin to restore its strength and elasticity.


How effective is this natural ingredient?

83% of users saw a reduction in crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes. Clinical results also showed restoration of the cupid’s bow and lip contour, relaxing of wrinkles around the lips and mouth, and a decrease of wrinkle volume by 45%. Fine lines that begin at an early age are the most easily treatable and early prevention can lead to longevity in skin firmness. Morganna’s Alchemy only uses sustainably harvested organic Paracress that comes from the Regional Natural Park in the Ardèche Mountains in the South of France. You can discover the powerful anti-aging effects of Spilanthol in both our Paracress Oil and Morganna’s Elixir.


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How Stress Affects Skin Health

“Beauty is more than skin deep”

  We’ve all heard this age-old adage, but is there truth to this cliche?


  Psychological stress can negatively impact the health of your skin. Stress can cause unnecessary inflammatory reactions which reduces your skin’s ability to maintain its barrier.   When the body is stressed, the skin sees an increase of cytokine and keratinocyte production, which triggers inflammatory skin conditions including psoriasis, eczemaalopecia areata, acne, and dermatitis. While inflammation is vital to keeping your body healthy and free from real threats, an overreaction– like work-related stress– can lead to new or worsening skin flare-ups.   In 2001, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study that showed how different forms of stress affected skin function. Their experiment found that while physical stress from exercise didn’t impact barrier function, sleep deprivation and psychological stress resulted in delayed skin recovery, as well as an increase of cortisol and killer cell activity   As the largest organ in the body, the skin is greatly impacted by inflammation. As the primary component of skin, collagen in particular can lose its integrity from stress on the immune system.

In addition to the toll on your immune system, undue stress can lead to a lapse in self-care.

  While stress itself can compromise or degrade your skin, so can skipping out on your healthy habits.   While stress can make us feel sluggish and anxious, it’s important to continue sleeping well, maintaining personal hygiene, and eating healthy foods. Without these positive habits, the immune system can become even more compromised and lead to more health issues.   If you’ve noticed an increase in breakouts, redness, irritation, or other inflammatory conditions, consider how stress may be impacting your health. As always, any concern you have about your health should be discussed with a doctor. In light of the ongoing pandemic, Telehealth options may be useful for counseling or other mental health services.   Some tips for managing stress in your life include:


Maintaining A Firm Neck After 30

The skin on the neck is much thinner than that of the face and these regions also contain fewer sebaceous glands. Without a natural emollient to nourish and protect it, it dries up easily and becomes vulnerable to degradation.


Here are 7 ways to help keep it gorgeous

  1. Use a clay mask

Clay masks help firm the neck, as they eliminate excess sebum thanks to their absorbent properties.  In this case, do use white kaolin clay it contains Silicium which is very good for firming skin and leaving it purified and detoxified.

  1. Stimulate blood circulation

This practice inspired by yoga involves lightly and regularly pinching the skin while stimulating it, to activate blood circulation and therefore prevent premature neck aging or firming it up. This is more aimed at prevention than treatment of neck aging

  1. Try the “Kiss the Sky” method

This is an easy exercise to do every day. This exercise is perfect for firming the neck and avoiding a double chin. Sitting upright on your bed, tilt your head back and bring your lower jaw forward to put tension on the skin of the neck. Then take a deep breath and stretch your neck, puckering your lips as if you were to kiss the sky. Hold this position for ten seconds. Repeat three times releasing the tension and remember to breathe.  

  1. More exercises for firming the neck:

Step 1: Straighten and lift the neckline

  • Apply the cream from the center of the neckline to the shoulders.
  • Place the palms of your hands on the upper chest
  • Make a fan with your fingers starting with the index finger

Step 2: Smooth the neck

  • Apply the cream up the neck
  • Place the palms of your hands on either side of the neck
  • Stretch the skin for an immediate tightening effect
  1. Remember your posture: keeping a dancer’s head is a daily routine.

EXTRA TIP: Did you know? Our outfits can have an impact on wrinkles and even contribute to the premature aging of our epidermis. For example, wearing a sweater that’s too tight, which will rub against the skin all day long, is absolutely not recommended. 

  1. ADD Beta-Carotene to your diet and to your skincare

According to a recent study by the American Institutes of Health, it is enough to combine beta-carotene, found in many foods, and vitamin A, to be able to prevent and repair skin aging. This is why we often find it in the main ingredients of many anti-aging moisturizers and sunscreens. Beta-carotene has been shown to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet rays from damaging and aging the skin, while vitamin A stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers in the epidermis.

  • Beta-carotene and vitamin A are found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, melon and apricots.
  • The recommended daily allowance for vitamin A and beta-carotene is 30 milligrams
  1. Do get into the habit of properly applying to your cream

For the neck, heat the cream in our hands and apply it in small circles, from the center outwards, joining fingers behind the jaws. For the neckline, start by massaging horizontally, from the inside to the outside, keeping the hands flat. We then go vertically, from the bottom of the chest to the neck: the upward movement stimulates the cells responsible for the flexibility and support of the décolleté. Repeat the gesture until the cream has penetrated.

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Why does vaginal dryness set in during menopause? And what happens?

Unlike hot flashes and other signs of perimenopause and menopause, vulvovaginal atrophy, caused by decreased mucus production in the vagina and decreased collagen content, does not correct with time.

Consequences: itching, burning sensations and even pain during intercourse.

Why does vaginal dryness set in during menopause? And what happens?

The vagina has  receptors for ovarian hormones, Estrogens help maintain moisture, flexibility and trophicity in the vagina. After menopause, estrogenic secretions dry up; the vagina loses its flexibility and becomes dry.

At first, dryness predominates at the entrance to the vagina and thus interferes with sexual relations.

What happens if it is not treated?

If allowed to persist, vaginal dryness will spread throughout the vagina, which will tend to become narrower and atrophied later on. The time it takes to settle in varies a lot from woman to woman. Sometimes it only takes a few months for intercourse to become painful. Conversely, vaginal trophicity may remain satisfactory for several years after menopause.

Can vaginal dryness still be treated?

Yes. Regardless of the stage of vaginal dryness, you can always go back and regain the possibility of painless and pleasurable sex. It all depends on motivation and perseverance. To consolidate the bones and prevent osteoporosis, calcium + vitamin D combinations (effervescent tablets, powder to be diluted) or, in the event of risk factors, prescription drugs (bisphosphonates, SERM), taken weekly or monthly.

How to recognize oily skin or “shiny skin”

Unlike combination skin, which has areas of dry skin on the cheeks and temples, oily skin is completely covered with an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands: sebum. Designed to protect the epidermis from drying out and prevent the penetration of bacteria, sebum is normally found in small amounts on the surface of the skin, similar to a thin protective film. https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/morgannas-illuminate-serum-drops-pea-peptides-and-melanin/ In people with oily skin, the overactive sebaceous glands called hyper-seborrhea produce more natural oil, which makes it look shiny.

Here’s how to recognize oily-type skin:

  • Dilated and visible pores all over the face
  • Oily feeling to the touch
  • Thick skin when pinched
  • Lack of dry skin areas in the face
  • Prone to acne skin or blemishes
  • Dull complexion
  • Often accompanied by an oily scalp

When it comes to oily skin:

Have you tried everything: oily skin cream? homemade face mask recipe?, absorbent papers and you still get shiny during the day? Here are some external factors that are often underestimated, but which can stimulate the sebaceous glands and lead to the overproduction of sebum:

  • Climatic conditions (mainly heat and humidity)
  • Toxic agents of the environment such as tobacco and pollution
  • Neglected skin hygiene
  • The use of inappropriate or irritating cosmetic products
  • Hormonal factors: pregnancy, adolescence, and others
  • Heredity
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Fatty or very sweet foods
  • Excessive use of cosmetics
  • Excessive or abrasive cleaning of the skin
  • Certain systemic conditions such as Parkinson’s for example
Here are some tips to prevent hyper-seborrhea

Contrary to what you might think, oily skin is fragile. It reacts strongly to things that disturbe it by secreting more oil to protect itself which can create other problems such as the development of blackheads and acne.

You can avoid making the problem worsen by these simple steps

  • Do not touch your face during the day: bacteria in the hands can infect pores clogged with excess sebum secreted by the skin, promoting inflammation and acne.
  • Do not use heavy makeup or cream cosmetics: they suffocate skin and block pores, promoting the creation of comedons.
  • Do not stay in the sun: despite the fact that it dries up pimples initially, the sun is not an ally! After a few days, it accelerates the production of sebum, as the skin tries to protect itself from its assault.
  • Do not try to strip the skin: astringent products intended to “degrease” the epidermis will only irritate it and stimulate an even greater production of natural oil.
  • Do not use skin care products that contain fatty substances: for example, a face cream or a cleanser made from cream or milk contains lipids which leave an unnecessary layer of oil on your skin. This will definitely block the pores.

Oily skin care Peelings, face masks, exfoliation: what do you think is the best solution for oily skin? You should know that behind his thick armor and protective shield hides sensitive skin, which requires appropriate care at home. https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/double-cleansing-duo/ Oily skin in both men and women is a condition that can be brought under control quickly with the right daily care!  

What a Skincare Routine Should Look Like For Brown and Black Skin

Well-groomed black skin is soft like silk, smooth like velvet. Its beauty is in your hands. Learn to respect her and she will give it back to you!


Black skin has a slightly acidic pH, around 5.7. The cleanser should make it possible to eliminate excess sebum, traces of pollution and possible makeup, to free the pores, to purify without stripping. The skin must return to its normal pH, synonymous with good functioning.

  1. Specific purifying anti-blemish formulas incorporate a gentle washing agent (SLS and other sulfates are reserved for our dishwashing liquid ) https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/prickly-pear-infused-deep-cleansing-oil/
  2. One or more natural antiseptic active ingredients (Tea Tree, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Bisabolol, salicylic acid)
  3. Regulators of sebaceous secretion (Zinc …), softeners, anti-inflammatories and natural moisturizers (Cucumber, Blueberry, Mango butter, Shea, Honey …)  https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/morgannas-mango-butter/
  4. Recognized in Japan since time immemorial, the natural Konjac sponge effectively combines its fibers which gently scrub with the purifying action of activated charcoal, all at neutral pH to respect the delicate balance of skin with imperfection. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z2C932P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  5. Floral waters will bring skin back to its Ph quickly. Use them right after the shower to neutralize your skin Ph
  6. Enzymatic peels are the better choice for exfoliation
  7. plant active ingredients, such as papaya or sugar cane, perform a daily biological micro-scrub thanks to their enzymes. Other cleansers use vegetable microbeads (bamboo extracts ) or salicylic acid, extracted from Willow, keratotic and purifying. The goal is to refine the epidermis delicately and help to regulate the production of sebum without any abrasive effect   

b. Water constitutes 70% of our body, which is to say its important! So, no healthy skin without good hydration, and this is especially true for acne-prone skin, which is very often oily but dehydrated. Your skin is like a wall, the bricks of which are the cells and the mortar made up of ceramides and triglycerides.  

  1. Moisturizers allows skin to regain its role as a protective barrier by preventing water from the skin from evaporating, but by allowing external water and certain elements to penetrate. So, in the morning as in the evening, it’s never without my cream.
  2. Vegetable oils and butters (Mango butter, Paracress flower oil, Nigell oil, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Desert Date, Hazelnut, Shea butter) reinforce the natural protective film to prevent water loss and provide vitamins and minerals to improve skin function.
  3. Hydrators: Hyaluronic acid, lactic acid
  4. And don’t forget to drink enough ..1 and a half liters a day.

      Brown and Black skin is best suited to defend itself against the sun but this natural protection is compromised because we are displaced. Brown, black and Asian skins are more resistant to the onslaught of the sun, however they also have their own fragilities and sun protection should be added to the routine. 1.The sun causes darkening of recent scars and spots. It worsens acne, which itself causes spots. 2. This is even truer on skin sensitized by a unifying anti-dark spot or pimple treatment, the treated areas are then particularly sensitive to the action of the sun’s rays.

  1. Choose a day cream with a minimum sun protection index of 15 (IPF = Sun Protection Factor – SPF = Sun Protection Factor) to use daily. It is a real weapon against the darkening of the skin and the appearance of spots.
  2. Do not forget our favorite, the BB Cream Unifying complexion, it moisturizes sublime, smooths and protects from the first rays of the sun in a single gesture.

What makes a plant an adaptogen?

To qualify as adaptogens, plants must meet the following three criteria:

  1. To have no toxicity, even in long-term use.
  2. To produce a non-specific response, i.e. a general increase in resistance and adaptation of the body to stress of physical, biological and emotional origin.
  3.  To have a normalizing effect at different levels, whether nervous, immune or endocrine, thus helping to maintain the homeostasis of the body, (too often precarious) balance.

At the moment, there are close to twenty plants can take advantage of the glorious title of adaptogens .The majority of them come from the Chinese pharmacopoeia, such as Astragalus, Codonopsis, Reishi and Schisandra, as well as from the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia, such as holy basil (also called tulsi), Ashwagandha, Shatavari and the Shilajit. This is because these two systems of medicine have similar concepts and work.

However, more and more discoveries are being made and plants such as Moringa and Mushrooms such as Djondjon (originally from Haiti) can also be qualified as adaptogens.

Djondjon contains many vitamins B’s and protein and calcium that help to relax the body as Reishi Mushrooms.

The many uses of CBD on skin

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids, CBD products have the advantage of preventing inflammation-related irritation.

Cannabinoid effectiveness studies against skin irritation confirm the promising role of CBD, especially topical CBD oil, in skin inflammation


  1. Skin prone to pimples, clogged pores and blackheads:

2.  Rashes and extremely dry skin conditions

3.  Flaccid and uneven skin

4.   Insect bites and itchy skin

5.   Skin prone to pimples, clogged pores and blackheads

Developing our business internationally

Morganna’s Alchemy was among a lucky group of companies that participated and worked with Global Tampa and the US commercial service on a trade mission to Mexico City this past April.

The purpose of this trip was for local companies to go and meet with possible distributors in order to extend and export into Mexico

With international business being such an important component of the global economy and our local economic development efforts, our goals for the mission is to not only open doors for new trade and investment, but builds and strengthen relationships between Tampa Bay and Mexico.

The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) is a cooperative effort between the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Pinellas County Economic Development and the Pasco Economic Development Council to increase international business opportunities for companies within the region and to market the Tampa Bay region globally as a top business destination. TBEA supports the international development initiatives of our regional economic partners such as the Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay and works closely with other federal, state and local entities to deliver integrated international strategy.

In attendance on the trip was Mayor Bill Buckhorn, who was there to meet with his Mexican counterpart.

How to recognize Dry skin












Dry skin is a fairly common symptom, especially in the elderly. dry skin is due to several factors, internal and external. It can also be caused by certain skin diseases or conditions of other organs.

Dry skin is characterized by very fine pores and a feeling of “parchment” to the touch: it is rough, and slightly chapped. Often, dry skin appears tense and itchy.

Dry skin often reacts to changes in temperature.
There can be many levels of dry skin:
Dry skin: temporary discomfort, slight tugging, slight peeling.
Very dry skin: discomfort and marked tightness, intense desquamation, cracks.
Pre-atopic xerosis: rough skin (scabs), slight irritation.

Healthy skin is naturally protected on the surface by the hydro-lipid film, formed mainly of water and lipids (the sebum). It is waterproof, protects the skin from external aggression and prevents water loss. When the upper layer of the epidermis is not balanced in water and lipids, it can no longer effectively play its role of barrier and becomes uncomfortable to varying degrees, as explained above.

There are also states of cutaneous dryness triggered by external factors, climatic, environmental, caused by cutaneous pathologies (atopic eczema, psoriasis …), general diseases (thyroid, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies …) and / or medical treatments.

Morganna’s Instant lift is a wrinkle smoothing cream perfectly adapted for dry skin.
Its proprietary blend and combination of Sorghum, Tara and Chicory extracts, are particularly well suited, to both reduce the look of wrinkles almost immediately, but to also provide deep hydration.

⦁ superficial tightening action and anti-aging treatment with pleasant sensory properties >

⦁ Sorghum actually binds to skin by its Polyols=> forming a coherent film, which gives the texturing and tightening effect of interest

⦁ Our Clinical testing show up to 82% wrinkle reduction with just one use


We Also polled 30 women to see how the liked the effects of our Instant lift

Here are some before and after 10 minutes of Instant lift application


Firming and tightening your jawline with Powerful Paracress flower oil Extract

As we age the extracellular matrix of our jawline which consist of dermal water made with protein fibers and fibroblasts which is the skin support tissue starts to become dis-organized and loses firmness.The accentuation of wrinkles and double chin ensues.

Often times we start to think of surgery and injections as the only way to fix these issues.

Nature has many answers to help us at least delay these invasive methods.

Spilanthes flower (Spilanthesoleracea and Spilanthesacmella) is also known as the ‘Toothache plant’. It is a flowering native plant found in Brazil. This small and erect plant has broad leaves which grow rather quickly and that has delicate gold and red flowers that are commonly used in herbal preparations.

The Spilanthes flower is mainly ornamental but the flower heads contain a great amount of an analgesic agent known as Spilanthol. This is specially used to numb toothaches and gum aches as well.

In Madagascar and other African countries, this flower is added to vegetables during cooking. It adds flavor to stews and salads and very often used to douse the intense heat and taste of chili and different types of peppers.

However, this precious flower’ properties do not stop at just being a condiment.  In skin care, thanks to it very high alkalymide content the oil of the flower is a powerful aid in the fight against aging.

This active has a unique mode of action: it strengthens the architecture of the dermis by placing the network of protein fibers under tension for a fast and lasting redensifying effectThis helps to restructure the jawline with rapid effectAt Morganna’s Alchemy we particularly like this flower’ extract

When applied to the skin the light yellow liquid give a slight tingling or buzzing sensation, that’s how fast it starts to work.

As in any Morganna product, manual harvesting and strict harvesting of this floral part does not destroy the plant and ensures its preservation. In addition, the clean extraction process used allows recycling of plant residues, used as compost for agriculture.

#paracressfloweroil #collagenbuilder

The road to even-toned and radiant skin!

The desire for uniform complexion without irregularities is wanted everywhere around the world, from  West to East, and especially in Africa and South-East Asia, where the pigmentation defects show up not only on faces but also on décolleté and hands.

These spots increase with aging, according to a genetically dependent intensity, these pigmentary punctuations are the result of sun damage sustained for years on uncovered parts of the body, but are also dependent on other factors such as climatic hazards, physical aggression, or internal factors: nervous stress, hormonal impacts (progesterone and androgens stimulate #melanogenesis)

Hyperpigmentation happens in a few different ways.

1. It can be over a time period due to over exposure to the sun.  It is invisible initially but end up generating hyperactivity of melanocytes, which amplify melanin synthesis.
2. Hyperpigmentation can also happen due to hormonal changes, stress etc.

The great news is that with science ever evolving, we know the difference in these types of hyperpigmentation.  Knowing the different mechanics of hyperpigmentation means we can treat them accordingly.

Today we know a whole arsenal of substances that can mitigate the spots by inhibition of tyrosinase, and primarily botanical extracts.

The importance of combining several actives that will come together in synergy is primordial more than ever.

Some of the best performers are:

  1. Vitamin C, in particular the stabilized derivatives
  2. Resveratrol very powerful with no depigmentation effect
  3. Kiwi which also has hydrating properties
  4. Barley Extract

In general taking a 360 degree approach where we treat both the dermis and epidermis will give us some extraordinary results

PS: make sure to always your sunscreen, sunglasses and hats when going out into the sun.

Always use your Morganna’sExpress spot remover or your Morganna’s Even skin tone formula with Lingonberry Extract




The Sun: how it behaves on various skin types with sunburn

This fire star envelops us with a soft cocoon of heat, and is infused with vitality to all living organisms. As soon as it floods us with its light, we feel propelled by new energies, which is why we are always galvanized by it.

Here is how the sun affects various skin types

To each his own genetic sensitivity to the sun:  This is what is referred to as capacity of resistance. Irremediably begins at infancy to every solar attack undergone. In general darker skin types are better protected against photo carcinogenesis and aging induced than clear skins. In fact, milky-skinned redheads or blond and light brown with very light skin, have a reduced “sun-capacity”. Such is the case of the Irish, the Celts: their tanning will always be laborious – at the cost of serious erythema, sometimes it may be impossible to get a suntan. They are also most at risk of cutaneous melanoma at a late age. Australia remains the country with the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, despite awareness-raising campaigns.

Brown skinned people with matte skin tone, tan more easily, without really getting sunburn. Hispanics, Indians, Asians, for example, burn little, and still tan. The sun loves to leave its imprint on these seemingly more resistant faces: whether Korean, Japanese or Chinese. The solar light received every day during childhood and adolescence is enough for the mark early lentigo actinic (hyperpigmentation spots), their carnation evolving towards a darker tone. On the other hand, Asian populations are apparently far less prone to skin cancer than Caucasians. This suggests a good ability to self-repair their skin against the onslaught of UV. Black skin, for its part, has a high filtering power: it protects from the sun’s rays five times more than white skin. Africans with black or dark brown skin never burn, tan intensively. Caribbeans can count over 35 different skin tones. They vary from very light to ebony black skin tones. Sun intolerance in not uncommon, it does cause them to suffer from sunburns, which are main causes of pigment spots, darkening, acne marks and scars.

Pasco EDC 31st Annual Awards & Trade Show


Cosmoprof 2017 Las Vegas








Facial Fitness

We spend hours each week in the gym trying to tighten and tone our legs, arms, glutes, and abs. Why not do exercises to tighten and tone the muscles in our face?


According to many dermatologists, it is important to regularly massage, stretch, and stimulate the muscles in your face, keeping them active and engaged. Facial fitness has an extremely beneficial impact on the aging process and overall appearance of the skin.

Facial exercises are very easy and can be done wherever, whenever (just be careful, you may look silly if in public!) A simple routine can take less than 2 minutes, and leave your face feeling tighter and more engaged throughout the day.

Before you begin, always remember to hydrate your face. You don’t want to stretch and flex rough, dry skin. This could lead to further cracks and roughness. The perfect product to use for instant hydration is Bellatox from Morganna’s Alchemy. Bellatox plumps dehydrated skin and contains four actives to visibly reduce wrinkles in a flash.


Bellatox contains:

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: envelops the skin, instantly smoothing visible surface wrinkles and imperfections, forms coherent films on the surface of the skin, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother looking appearance.

Spilanthol, a local anaesthetic extracted from Acmella oleracea, reduces muscle contractions and relaxes your features. This reduces fine lines, particularly around the eyes and between the eyebrows. Your skin becomes noticeably smoother.

Imperata cylindrica, also known as blady grass. This plant grows in the very driest of South America’s desert regions and is able to survive even on saline soils. This extract supplies the skin with moisture up to 4 hours.

Hyaluron. One of the natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) found in the skin. Together with lipids, NMFs keep skin from losing water, maintaining skin’s young, smooth, non-flaky appearance. It creates a slight swelling of the skin that reduces the appearance of wrinkles. NMFs in skincare products also help to temporarily stabilize and maintain the complex intercellular-skin matrix, which is the “glue” that holds the skin together.


This thin serum will hydrate and prep your skin for your exercises, think of it as your favorite pre-workout shake.


Begin your workout with a few neck and face stretches.

Tilt your head from side to side holding the pose for a few seconds. Then stretch your jaw, expanding your mouth and lowering your chin towards the neck. Next, close your mouth and expand your cheeks as much as you can. Finally raise and lower your eyebrows a few times to complete your facial stretching.


Next, engage your muscles by applying gentle pressure across your cheekbones.

Begin by applying pressure to the bridge of your nose, tapping outward across the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones, all the way out to the sides of your forehead. Repeat this motion 4 or 5 times.


Cheek lifter

Begin by sucking your cheeks together to make a fish face. Then lift your cheeks, trying to smile. Repeat this 10 times.


Instant Eye Lifter

Place the knuckles of your index finger on your brow bones. Place your thumbs under your cheeks, giving yourself a “thumb mustache.” Hold this pose while squinting your eyes 10 times. Make sure you are squinting hard enough to feel tension.


Neck Tightener

Purse your lips together into a “duckface” while at the same time gritting and flexing your jaw. Tilt your chin up towards the ceiling for 10 seconds while flexing your jaw.


Angry Brow Wrinkle smoother

Furrow your brows into an angry face while holding the skin above your eyebrow to not allow it to wrinkle. Repeat this 10 times.


Facial draining effect

Brush your right thumb across your left cheek, gently pulling the skin. Repeat this process on your right cheek using your left thumb. This exercise can also be applied to the forehead. This will enhance the drainage of your skin and activate circulation.


Your facial muscles should feel tighter even after one workout! Continue to exercise your face weekly and you will build firm and tones muscles which will reduce or eliminate the look of sagging, droopy skin.

Other products to try while practicing facial fitness are Morganna’s Alchemy Instant Lift, Elixir, Neck Colleté, or Step 4: Defy Age.


Nomination for the Pasco Economic Development Council Awards


Morganna’s Alchemy is honored to be nominated for yet another award!

This year we have been nominated and selected as a finalist for the Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards.

Every year, the EDC evaluates and nominates top companies and businesses in the Pasco County area based on technology, innovation, job creation, growth and capital investment in the area. It also measures companies’ community involvement.

We were happy to be interviewed by committee members who toured our laboratories. We displayed our product line and explained how and why we do what we do. We further discussed a range of topics, explaining our company growth, market and technology innovation, as well as leadership and involvement in industry and community organizations.

The committee members seemed to be very interested and impressed with our company and were happy to take home samples of some of our best sellers.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the Pasco County EDC’s 31st Annual Awards and Trade Show later this month. This prestigious event is attended by over 600 business and community leaders in the Tampa Bay and Pasco County area.

We appreciate this recognition as Morganna’s Alchemy continues to grow as a company and in our community.

Fresh Effects – Immediate Luminous Complexion!

Vitamin C is very popular for its immune system building properties and is a go-to cure for the common cold. What many people are unaware of are its NUMEROUS benefits, specifically to the skin. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is essential in the development and repair of the body’s tissues. It protects and hydrates the skin on the outside. From within it builds collagen and elastin to firm, thicken and rejuvenate skin cells.

Viatimin C’s properties act as a protecting layer on the skin. It shields the skin from harmful exposures from harmful ultraviolet radiations from the sun, environmental chemicals and pollutions, and smoke. Vitamin C also can reduce sun burns, and helps prevent long term effects of ultraviolet rays.

Vitamin C is a key component for the body’s production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine. Together they bind the molecules that produce collagen. Collagen firms and tones the appearance of the skin. When the skin is lacking collagen, it looks and feels dull, sags, and wrinkles form. Healthy collagen is essential in reversing the signs of aging and reviving the skin to look young, firm, and beautiful.

Collagen does this by providing structure for the blood vessels. The skin is kept healthy by very small blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Skin that is lacking or deficient of the proper amount of nutrients will have a rough, cracked and dry texture.

Vitamin C also increases the formation of elastin. Elastin thickens the walls of skin cells. This protects and heals the cells. Thicker skin cells will retain moisture, hydrating and plumping the skin.

Beeswax is another incredible ingredient found in nature that hydrates the skin. Beeswax naturally attracts water molecules. It works to instantly hydrate your skin, while retaining moisture for long term effects.  It is packed with vitamin A and supports the rejuvenation, and reconstruction of skin cells.

Our newest product Fresh Effects uses a specially researched formula with a high concentration of Vitamin C and beewax to give you an instant glow. Fresh Effects instantly blurs wrinkles and pores making your skin appear flawless and smooth. The vitamin C and beeswax will hydrate your skin cells from within and restore your skin’s collagen for long term effects. This thin serum can be worn under makeup as a primer or on a fresh face to give you a luminous glow. With Fresh Effects you will be ready for your selfie with beautiful, fresh skin!

Cosmoprof 2017!

This year was Morganna’s Alchemy’s first year as an exhibitor at Cosmoprof North America, the largest international professional beauty tradeshow in Las Vegas. This 3-day show was an action-packed experience. We not only had the chance to introduce our brand to thousands of new people in the beauty industry, we met with top executives, online beauty influencers, and learned important incites about current trends in the beauty and skincare market.

We met with potential clients from all over the world! We were very pleased to speak with buyers and distributors from the United Kingdom, Korea, China, several countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, and all over the United States. In the coming weeks, we hope to further develop these relationships and expand our market reach!

Our booth was located in the Tones of Beauty pavilion, a specialized section for multi-cultural products. This gave us direct access to buyers and distributors looking specifically for unique products that are suitable for women of multi-cultural backgrounds. We’ve seen an astronomical growth in interest and need for products that cater to this specific market. Many women find themselves unable to use skincare products made for whiter skin tones which leave gray, or white residue on richly pigmented skin. We pride ourselves in being an eco-certified skincare line that is suitable for ALL women, especially multi-cultural women. Our products leave no dry, white residue and address ethnic skincare concerns such as hyper-pigmentation and age spotting.


On Monday night, we were invited to an exclusive networking event— Beauty After Dark. We introduced and sampled our products to dozens of press outlets and beauty bloggers. One of our best sellers, Bella Tox, was an instant hit. After explaining how this serum plumps dehydrated skin and visibly reduces wrinkles in a flash with long and short-term hydration, everyone wanted a sample! The instant results were received incredibly well and we hope to gain media attention and publicity.

On Monday night, we were invited to an exclusive networking event— Beauty After Dark. We introduced and sampled our products to dozens of press outlets and beauty bloggers. One of our best sellers, Bella Tox, was an instant hit. After explaining how this serum plumps dehydrated skin and visibly reduces wrinkles in a flash with long and short-term hydration, everyone wanted a sample! The instant results were received incredibly well and we hope to gain media attention and publicity.

While at Beauty After Dark we were featured on live television. A camera crew briefly interviewed us, spotlighting two of our products, Express and Bella Tox.  The reporter seemed very interested in Morganna products and shared it to her viewers. We love opportunities like this where we can showcase and share our natural and eco-certified product line!

At the Beauty E-Review booth we individually met with several beauty media influencers and social media marketers. This exciting opportunity allowed us to sit down one-on-one to introduce and explain some of our best sellers to Beauty Gurus such as Bessy Dressy and Dana Oliver, the beauty director of Yahoo.

Overall, we had an incredible time at Cosmoprof. Although exhausting, the trip was a very rewarding and worth all of our hard efforts. We hope that in the coming weeks our company will continue to grow brand awareness and sales in our newly found markets because of our labors at Cosmoprof!

Sponsoring the Society of Haitian Dermatologist annual event!

On Thursday July 13, Morganna’s Alchemy was very happy to sponsor the 36th annual celebration of the Society of Haitian Dermatologist.  This joyous celebration was a great time for dermatologist and medical professionals from all over the country to meet together in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

As the official sponsor of this prestigious event, Morganna’s Alchemy was delighted to present 2 awards to the founding doctors of this society. Both Dr. Gislhaine Auguste and Dr. Bernard Liutaud received plaques honoring their work and commemorating their hard efforts.

Marie Denise gave an insightful presentation on Morganna’s Alchemy, our scientific research, natural and safe ingredients, proven clinical results, and ever advancing product line. We have amazingly grown over the years to now offer 26 unique products that address and fix every skincare need or concern.

Morganna’s Alchemy products are available and prescribed to patients in all dermatology offices throughout Haiti. One of our best sellers in this region is our Express spot remover and skin brightening cream. This smart cream safely targets acne scars, age spots, discoloration, and hyper-pigmentation. Express is well respected by these dermatologists because it is a safe alternative to harsh, harmful, and toxic skin bleaching products that are commonly used by many Haitian and Caribbean women.

We are very proud to be held in such high regards by all of the dermatologist of this society. Due to our stellar results from clinical trials, medical professionals love the results we accomplish while using natural, organic, or pure extracts. Our clients appreciate the instant gratification of smoother, hydrated skin, while the doctors appreciate the long-term hydration, replenishing, and reversing the signs of aging.

Morganna’s Alchemy will continue to grow our wonderful relationship with the Society of Haitian Dermatologists.  A very special thank you to the president of the organization, Dr. Edwige Auguste and Dr. Yolene Bijoux Paultre. And always a special thanks to Dr. Claudie Leveille, who was the pioneer in launching Morganna Products in Haiti.

Are you still using soap instead of cleansers for your face?

Using regular soap for cleansing the face is one of the most common mistakes, that we observe, and our advice is for you to quit! “Oh, but it is the only thing that makes my face feel clean!” has become a common response…really? Does that feeling of incredible dryness that follows make you feel good?

As a rule of thumb: if you feel the need to immediately apply a moisturizer after cleaning, it means you are damaging your skin.

In its natural state our skin is perfectly well equilibrated. Trouble starts when we take that away by using the wrong products.

There is a kind of film in the natural state on the skin, the hydro-lipid film. This film is made of water (perspiration) and fat (sebum). It is intended to keep the skin supple and protect it.Soap will strip this film.What needs to be understood is that soap, just like dishwashing detergent has a very high pH, It’s an alkaline.It will therefore made your skin alkaline. This translate into the next 30 minutes to an hour of exposing your skin to all types of bacteria and irritants, especially for those with acne. There is a such a wide variety of cleansers available to us…I highly recommend using one of the following methods depending on your skin type


  1. Pour a generous amount of your selected oil
  2. Massage your face with the oil for a minute or longer.
  3. Hold a face cloth under pouring hot water and squeeze until damp but steaming.
  4. Put cloth over your face and hold until it has cooled.
  5. Rinse off with water (YOU WILL NOT HAVE A GREASY AFTERFEEL)
  6. Moisturize face.

My secret is to avoid tap water which is very hard and limestone and which weakens and dries up the skin


 The double layering or double cleansing is very popular (all skin types) 

  1. Massage your cleansing oil into skin for 30 seconds
  2. The goal is nourish dry skin
  3. It will remove any excess sebum on mix or oily skin types
  4. Once you apply water it will emulsify and you can then rinse off
  5. Apply a Water based cleanser
  6. Favor circular motions on face and neck.
  7. Rinse and moisturize
















Step one allows you to remove make up and other impurities thanks to oil

Step two allows you pamper your skin and treat problems like dehydration and redness

PS: Once a week: Deep Exfoliation

Gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is a process of gently rubbing the skin to remove dirt and dead skin cells. By exfoliating your skin in this way, you will prevent the pores from getting clogged and you will help the skin of your face to look cooler and lighter

Are you using the correct Instant face lifting cream?

We all want it; that elixir of youth that will make us look instantaneously 10 years younger before we are done brushing our teeth.  When you see the disclaimer “ Results may vary” particularly in the world of skin care, that is partially because there are factors such as type and condition of your skin that cannot be controlled by anyone.

It is really up to the consumer to know and find out the small details that can make all of the difference in the type of results that you obtain.

Sometimes it can simply be confusing dry skin VS Dehydrated skin. Yes, there are major differences between the two, starting with the fact that dry is a skin type and dehydrated skin is a condition.

Skin care formulators and science have been able to develop many ways to give us what we want; Instant, Instant, and Instant….but do we ignore the basic principles behind taking care of one’s skin.

Knowing your exact skin type or condition can help you obtain those Instant and rapid face lifting results we all want.


If you have a dry skin type, it means you’re lacking oil. You were born this way, and you’re dry everywhere else on your body including hands, scalp, legs.

  1. Lacks Sebum (Oil)
  2. Is a natural skin condition from birth
  3. Feels dry all over, including hands and on scalp
  4. is more susceptible to aging
  5. Always needs moisture

Dehydrated skin

It’s hard to describe dehydrated skin, since feel it can present itself differently in many people. However, it’s generally skin that appears lackluster and dull, “tired,” and when pulled taut, it almost seems to wrinkle a bit. Dehydrated skin doesn’t “bounce back” easily and is more prone to congestion (bumps, blackheads) and acne.

  1. Lacks water
  2. Any skin type can be dehydrated
  3. Can feel oily and dry at the same time
  4. May experience breakout
  5. Needs Water giving products
  6. Is influenced by diet, environment

Simply described, if you feel your skin is dry underneath under an oily layer on top, most likely you have dehydrated skin.

The fact remains that: For many people, the type of skincare products they’re using can make all the difference

We highly suggest Morganna’s Instant lift serum for dry skin.  The Sorghum has molecules that will actually bind to your skin, within minutes it will smooth out the wrinkles while keeping it protected all day long.

If you have a dehydrated skin condition, your skin is lacking water. This can be caused by lots of factors such as makeup, diet, incorrect product use, weather; it goes on. But here’s where it gets tricky: When skin is dehydrated, it creates more oil to make up for the missing water. This can cause breakouts, irritation and dry patches. Skin can even feel oily and dry at the same time.

Using Morganna’s Bellatox for Dehydrated skin will not plump your skin within an hour; it will also keep it hydrated for the next 24 hours until you reapply. As with all dehydrated skin we suggest layering, by applying your moisturizer on top of the Bellatox.