Universal: All skin types

To the degree possible, all our formulations are constructed to maximize benef…

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Universal: All skin types

To the degree possible, all our formulations are constructed to maximize benefits to the skin’s infrastructure, maintain yin-yang (acid-base, moisture-movement) balance.  Universal formulas do all this and more.  They can be used alone as the basis for a daily skin care routine, and layered with other products as the need arises.  The skin is dynamic, alive, always changing.  We take this into account.

Protecting/Regenerating: very dry, damaged, or tired skin

Skin that is depleted, either from the inside or by exposure to outside stressors…

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Protecting/Regenerating: very dry, damaged, or tired skin

Skin that is depleted, either from the inside or by exposure to outside stressors, needs first to seal in the reserves it has, and second to regenerate what has been lost.  Qi (vitality, brightness), moisture (tone, suppleness), yin (plump, glowing substance) – when the skin is deficient the treatment principle is to supplement.  When it has been damaged, the principle is to regenerate. Formulations in this category are designed to do just that.

At Qi Formularie

The skin is a living organ, dynamic, protective, revealing.  In TCM it is an…

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organ of discernment, charged with the function of sorting what to preserve, and what to defend against.  At Qi Formularie we hold to a simple precept:  good in/bad out.

Our proprietary formulations are constructed by a fully-certified and practicing TCM/Classical Oriental Medicine Practitioner with a Western biology/healthcare background and a lifetime passion for natural skincare formula creation.

Categorized in terms of action, based on treatment principles intended to target identified disharmonies, our proprietary formulations are presented via the TCM paradigm.  Their actions can be correlated to the needs of the following skin types:

Clearing/Harmonizing – acneic or combination skins

Combination skin has an essential problem of balance.  Balance of yin…

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Clearing/Harmonizing – acneic or combination skins

Combination skin has an essential problem of balance.  Balance of yin and yang (oiliness and dryness; coolness and heat ie redness), balance of excess and depletion (inflamed or enlarged pores against rough, dry unprotected skin), evenness of tone.  The solution is to clear heat and harmonize.  This category of formulas is made to be cooling and purifying; but also gentle in a way that harmonizes, or balances the complexion back to optimal radiant health.

Nourishing/Tonifying – Normal skin

This category addresses the need for optimal maintenance in skin that has…

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Nourishing/Tonifying – Normal skin

This category addresses the need for optimal maintenance in skin that has no outstanding disharmony.  Daily stressors and imbalances from both inside the body and outside constantly challenge its reserves.  Qi needs constantly to be replenished, even in the best of circumstances.  The products with the primary action of nourishing/tonifying are concerned both with supporting this process in the deeper levels of the dermis, and maintaining its strength overall.

Cooling/Calming – sensitive skin or that which is irritated or flushed

Some skin is just constitutionally reactive and delicate…..

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Cooling/calming – sensitive skin or that which is irritated or flushed

Some skin is just constitutionally reactive and delicate. Its easy redness and itching/irritation require particular care.  Cooling is the treatment principle that counteracts warmth, or excess rosiness.  Dryness if present can be the result of either heat or loss of moisture. The action of ‘calming’ soothes the itchy, tight or irritated sensations that signify imbalance.   Sometimes, the need for cooling/calming action is transient, such as flushing on a hot day.  Formulations in this category address heat (redness) and irritation while maintaining skin’s integrity.

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