According to the theory of Chinese medicine beauty actually is more than skin deep. Good skin care hasn’t really changed much since the time of Hippocrates: get enough sleep, stay hydrated, eat a proper diet, don’t expose your skin to the sun, and stay calm are still good advice when you want to have fresh, youthful skin. But it is also a fact that there are ingredients that can help your skin maintain some of its youthfulness and there are herbs that help the body rest and remain calm. At Mei Zen Skin Care we wanted to create a small-batched holistic skin care line that effectively treats your skin and whose ingredients possess energetics based on the theory of Chinese medicine. The energetics may make people “feel” something as they use our products and can energetically address some of the internal causes of aging, like stress. Remember, our skin is an organ with a metabolism and ingredients that we put on our skin may affect the whole system. Another way to think about it is that you can’t treat the skin as a separate entiyy from the whole body. Your skin reflects your inner health. This is why it is important to use natural, safe ingredients. Not only is it healthier but natural ingredients feel luxurious and soothing. We like to call it “Om in a bottle”.
Our ingredients are natural, sustainably grown or wildcrafted raw materials, and our products are people tested; we never test on animals. Plus, sustainability is not just a buzzword for us; we are committed to keeping the environment safe. We use herbs, plant extracts, phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential oils, and more holistic, safe preservatives than things like parabens and phthalates. Our ingredient choices are fact based, not fear based, and allow us to create natural, healthy, and effective products.
Mei Zen Skin Care offers you a holistic, energy balancing way to treat age spots, acne, aging skin, etc. that is better than using the mainstream chemical solutions. Our products will never contain parabens, ammonia, aluminum chlorohydrate, phthalates, formaldehyde, mercury, or other harmful ingredients.
Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Lucas is uniquely qualified in the field of Chinese Medicine because she holds a Ph.D. in Research Psychology a well as her certification and licensing to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lucas has more than 20 years of teaching and speaking experience and is described as "a dynamic speaker who keeps her classes engaged and who can explain complex information in an understandable form." She is internationally known for teaching and training Practitioners the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System. As well as teaching that Mei Zen system she teaches practitioners how to properly take care of their patients’ skin using Mei Zen Skin Care products. Her private practice is based in Denver, Colorado where she specializes in internal medicine: diagnosis and treatment of serious chronic illness and, of course, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Dr. Lucas has been interviewed about Cosmetic Acupuncture and skin care by many publications including The NewYork Times and USA Today and is the author of several books: Pulse Diagnosis: Beyond Slippery and Wiry, Vanity Calamity - Your guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for anti-aging, The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture workbook included with course registration, and You don’t need Botox (out of print). Her latest book projects are Sex Sucks: What we can do about it, and for children The Skeleton in a Tutu gets Acupuncture.
Jennifer has been Dr. Lucas’ rock star Administrative Assistant in Denver for more than 10 years. She is a key figure in keeping business running smoothly and is your primary customer service contact. Not only does she help run Mei Zen Skin Care with her skills and common sense, she is an adept communicator who can answer most, if not all, of your questions. Very often she will be your first point of contact with us at Mei Zen Skin Care. In our busy offices she is our attention-to-details person who expertly organizes everything.