Product Love: Welcome Sorella Apothecary!

Happy Summer!

I am so excited today, to introduce you to a new skin care line coming to i {heart} skin. As many of you know, I am a true lover of skin care products. I came to this industry

because I love a good ingredient list and a good beauty ritual and I especially love when I find a product line that provides both. For some time now, I have been on the hunt for a product line that puts the potential for at-home treatments in the hands of the clients. My clients wanted more options for homecare masks, exfoliation, professional strength serums and more. And I wanted to deliver on their demands. Enter: Sorella Apothecary. Sorella is owned and operated by a sister team based out of Nevada. Their products are botanically-based, cruelty free, sulfate-free, gluten-free, paraben-free. They're also, in my experience, kind of amazing. So today, I thought I would take a minute to tell you about this new line and the five things I love most about it, (though I love many more than that.)

Image courtesy of Sorella Apothecary

Their Philosophy: The Best of Both

Very often, I am asked how it is that I go about choosing a product line? My answer is usually pretty much the same and my speech usually goes something like this: "I look for clean botanical ingredients but also professional strength actives. As much as possible I like products to use natural ingredients, but I also believe we still need some science for our face. So I look for the best of both worlds"

The first time I stumbled upon Sorella Apothecary's philosophy statement I was blown away by how much it resembled my own:

"Sorella Apothecary is a botanically based, professional skin care line that balances the best of both science and nature. We combine natural, old-world philosophies and a dose of modern day science to create products that will bring balance back to the skin while also building it up and providing nourishment.We believe that perfectly balanced skin is glowing, healthy skin."

I had already been hearing great things about Sorella prior, but my skin care philosophy as at the heart of everything I do and the serendipity was too coincidental to ignore. I began trying the products at home.

At Home Rituals

Now, I am a big believer in the ritual of skin care for self-care. Facials are a wonderful way to do something nice for yourself and care for your skin. But what about when you can't get in to see your esthetician for a facial?

For some time I had been looking for a way to bring the facial ritual into the homes of my clients. This was tricky. The foundation of any good facial is exfoliation and a quality mask. But many professional skin care lines prohibit retailing their exfoliants and masks, which are for professional use only.

However, Sorella has designed products that are appropriate and available for at-home use. With their products, clients are able to not only customize a facial protocol of their very own, but repeat it at home on a regular basis for maximum results! I'll also be creating seasonal ritual guides starting this fall, with a new 5-Step monthly ritual every new season! I can't wait to share all my favorite seasonal tips and protocols with you!

Treatment Room Rituals

Although the majority of the Sorella facial ritual can be replicated at home, the line also has a couple of amazing protocols that are treatment room only. And with good reason! These are powerhouse treatments that produce results.

The first is the Exfoliate & Heal Chemical Peel. Although I do not believe in aggressive chemical peeling, I do like to keep one good peel on hand in my treatment room for clients who want a gentle yet effective resurfacing. Peels like this one are a great alternative to deep peeling and infuse ingredients like vitamin C for brightening and lactic acid for hydration.

The second showstopper treatment product Sorella makes is their Marine Mermaid cooling mask. This in-spa specialty mask is designed to sooth and cool the skin. With nourishing ingredients like organic spirulina and blue-green algae, it helps hydrate the skin and increase the absorption of serums and actives. It also feels amazing at the end of a facial.

I'll be featuring these and other Sorella treatment protocols as part of a different Seasonal Glow Facial every quarter, along with my favorite face massage rituals. Bonus: my signature facial massage techniques also pair with the products very well.

Customize to Your Heart's Content

One thing I was looking for in a line, and was especially pleased to find in Sorella was an optimal level of customization. When it comes to products, this can be a delicate balance. Some lines just don't offer enough options to tackle multiple skin concerns, while others provide way too many. Sorella, I think gets it just right. The curation is in their serums which cater to a buffet of concerns - lightening, texture, aging, etc. while still including quality core ingredients for hydration and skin-soothing in every blend.

They offer creative solutions, regardless of how much time you have. Exfoliation for example. For a more luxurious weekly or monthly ritual, you can opt for their Blackberry and Lime Fruitfoliant mask. However, if you're on the go and can't be bothered with an extra step in your daily routine? Simply add a bit of their Grapefruit Polishing Powder to your regular cleanser for a power cleanse. (A trick I thought invented, but apparently Sorella and I were on the same page again.) These types of skin care hacks and solutions are an esthetician's (and a product lover's) dream.

Alllll The Active Ingredients You Need

Speaking of things I dream about... beautiful active ingredients is one of them. Another conversation I have with clients frequently is about ingredients to look for for tackling various skin care concerns. Depending on what they are looking to address, there will be some variables, but the big ones that come up a lot are hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins A, B and C.

While some of the brands I carry already incorporate the majority of these things, there were still a few gaps in the lineup. It troubled me to not have a viable option for clients looking to incorporate these beneficial actives in their routine. But I can honestly say that in Sorella, I have found an ingredient deck that I feel will be able to meet the needs of all of my clients, through their diverse range of products and attention to ingredients.


While I will still continue to carry other favorite brands at i {heart} skin, I am truly passionate for this new arrival in my facial boutique and I can't wait for you to experience the Sorella magic for yourself. Still have questions or wondering which product line is right for you? Email me questions any time to: jenny @

Until next time!

<3 Jenny

About the blog:

This is a blog about everyday skin health. As an esthetician I strive to provide comprehensive skin care advice and knowledge to anyone who wants to know more.

Read on and please don't hesitate to reach out! I love educating people about their skin and am always happy to respond to questions.

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