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Hello World!

This week  we are very excited to announce the launch of the Amanda Blakley Skincare line. We cannot wait to share our story with each and every one of you.

All four skin care products are available here on our website, and also at Norris Dermatology and Lasers NW (Dr. Patricia Norris’ office) in Portland, OR.

If you are in need of a simple and quick daily skin care routine that will take only minutes, then do not look any further because these four products are what you have been searching for. This is all you need! The cleanser, moisturizer, mineral powder, and lip protectant have each been developed by Dr. Norris to be used on all skin types (normal skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, etc).  Please check out our products page for more complete information about each product and feel free to reach out to us with any questions. If you need advice before purchasing leave us a comment here or email us directly at

We are now on most social media sites so follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and check out or Facebook page! We will be updating often and posting newsletters and articles about skin care on our website. 


Also, if you have any questions or comments about our site please let us know. 

Now try out these amazing new skin care products, I promise they won’t disappoint!


Thank you,

The Amanda Blakley Skincare Team

Amanda Blakley

Lisa Blakley

Patricia Norris MD


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Physical vs Chemical Sunscreen

Sunscreen for the Face

Do not forget to wear sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy. Facial skin gets constant year-round, sun exposure and as a result of this, our facial skin is the primary area that is most prone to premature wrinkling and sun damage. Look at the sites on your skin that get constant sun exposure like your face and compare your skin to the areas that don’t get much sun.  It is easy to see that the sun is the cause of wrinkles, freckles, and thinning of the skin.

Sun protection on the face is the most important thing you can do to prevent further premature aging.  For women, a mineral based powder and foundation are very effective forms of sunscreens.

The active and main ingredient in powder or liquid foundation is zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These two ingredients are excellent broad spectrum UVA-UVB physical sunscreens. They protect skin nicely and are safe for every day use. Women who wear “makeup” have sun protection that lasts all day because they have a physical sunscreen protecting their skin.  Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens have a shorter life and need to be reapplied frequently. A chemical lotion sunscreen applied at 7:00 am is not going to protect you at 2:00 pm.

When you are going to be playing in the sun and in the water you may want to use a chemical sunscreen. But remember, RE-APPLY SUNSCREEN FREQUENTLY to be effective.  Most people put on about ½ as much sunscreen as they need to get the SPF rating on the bottle.  So, you may want to apply the sunscreen and then re-apply it right away to get closer to the SPF rating on the bottle.  Recently, the FDA has legislated that sunscreens must have full, broad-UVA/UVB-coverage or they cannot be labeled to protect the skin from cancer-causing UVA-UVB rays.

Also, sunscreens used on the face have a tendency to cause acne outbreaks even if they say they are “oil free”. Oil free does not mean acne free!


Mineral Make-up:

  • Physical Sunscreens
    • Zinc Oxide
    • Titanium Dioxide
    • For every day use



  • Chemical Sunscreens (ingredients pulled from a few of the big name sunscreens)
    • Octylcrylene
    • Avobenzone
    • Octinoxate
    • Octisalate
    • Oxybenzone
    • Homosalate
    • Helioplex
    • fragrance 

This article was brought to you by Norris Dermatology and Lasers NW. All rights are reserved by Norris Dermatology. This article was written, edited, and published by Dr. Patricia Norris.

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Rain or Shine

This Past Sunday we took our products and our team to the Pearl District in Portland for the Urban Air Market.  We wanted to share this amazing day (full of sun and plenty of rain) with all of you. 

It was so much fun getting to meet some of Portland’s own designers and craftsman as well as the people brave enough to come outside in the Portland rain. 

We had a blast talking with each and every person and sharing stories with our neighbors at the show. Here are some of the photos from last weekend and hopefully we will see you at the next one! 

AB Skincare booth

AB Skincare booth

AB Skincare booth

AB Skincare booth

AB Skincare booth

Also there are more photos up on Lisa Blakley’s Tumblr from the event, here is the link! Enjoy!

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An Article by Dr. Norris

Check out this article by Dr. Norris on the Women’s Running Magazine’s website. She shares some great advice on protecting your skin while working out in the hot summer sun.


Don’t forget your broad spectrum SPF and Enjoy the read! 


Click the Link Below:


A hike in Sun Valley

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Visiting Sun Valley, Idaho!

This past weekend two of our cofounders, Amanda and Lisa, took a trip to Sun Valley. They were there to visit a store that is carrying Amanda Blakley Skincare to check in with the sales team and talk all things skin care! Here are some photos from the recent trip as well as our great display in their store.
Brass Ranch store sign
close up of products in brass ranch in sun valley
Sun Valley Red House
Don’t forget, next time you are in Sun Valley, stop into Brass Ranch and meet the great people working there and check out our products! (ps. try a hike or adventure too, its a beautiful place!)

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We’ve Landed in Washington!

Recently we announced that our products are available in two cities (Portland, OR and Sun Valley, ID). We are excited to announce that they are now available in Kirkland, WA!!

Head to Studio 150 Salon and Boutique to check out our products and scroll down to see some of our photos from the gorgeous displays throughout the salon!


AB Skincare in Stores 

AB Skincare in Stores


AB Skincare in Stores


AB Skincare in Stores


AB Skincare in Stores


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Haunted Halloween Photo Contest!

We Invite All of You to Join Our Haunted Halloween Photo Contest Giveaway! 

What:  Submit a photo of your Amanda Blakley Skincare products in a festive fall photo OR a photo of yourself, friends, or family members in a halloween costume (with or without Amanda Blakley Skincare products in the shot)!
*See below for example*
When: Submit photo by Saturday October 31 at 11:59pm.
*Winner will be notified Sunday November 1*

Why: A Free Cleanser AND Moisturizer will be sent to the winner! We will also upload the winning photo to our website and social media accounts!
How:  Submit by emailing us the photo, your name, and contact information at
Instagram: ab.skincare
Facebook: Amanda Blakley Skincare
Twitter: ab_skincare



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Featured on Good Day Oregon, Fox 12 News!

Check Us Out!

Amanda Blakley Skincare was featured this week on a local news network. Check out the story and view the video on Fox 12’s website by clicking the link below or watch from youtube on this page.

We are so thrilled to share our passion and story with everyone. Enjoy!


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