It's ok to be a little Sensitive...
Slip, Slop, Slap
In the excitement of getting a new product from the jar to your face in less than a millisecond (yep, we totally get it!) you’ll miss an important step. Before taking a new product for spin, it’s crucial to try a patch test.
Patch testing is applying a small amount of a new product, before dousing yourself in it, to see how your skin reacts. It’s a simple step that can save you a lot of discomfort and help you pinpoint what products may be causing your skin dilemmas. It’s especially important if you have sensitive skin! Here’s how you patch test and what to look out for.
Mindfulness & Skincare
Summer in Australia = watermelon bellinis, salty days at the beach and lazy Sunday picnics in the park. But that’s not all kids, Australian summer can also mean serious skin damage. In fact, our sunny land Down Under has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. A compromised Ozone layer means Aussies are exposed to greater levels UV radiation, which can result in melanoma and non-melanocytic skin cancer as well as chronic sun damage. Yikes.
Less is More
The practice of mindfulness is grounded in ancient eastern traditions but in recent years it’s been swept into the media spotlight as a practical way to diffuse the stress of busy modern lives. We’re encouraged to be more mindful in our daily routines, to bring a new level awareness and appreciation of stuff we usually do on autopilot. We can benefit from eating, exercising, working, socialising and even applying our skincare more mindfully.
Summer Lovin' Skincare
You don’t need a swag of beauty products to rock a happy, healthy complexion. Let’s get minimalist and ditch the complicated 10 step beauty routine for a few smart, multi functional products. Cut down on products and discover what you skin really needs, what’s hurting it and how the earth and your bathroom cabinet will thank you.
The Do’s and Don’ts Of Face Oil
You might not have noticed, but Australia gets kind of hot in the summer time, just a bit. Since last summer lasted well into March, and since we’re only set to get hotter, we thought it was time to talk about it.
Something Smells Fishy...
We love face oils. A powerful natural skincare hero to wake up bright, healthy skin, face oils are packed full of essential nutrients, antioxidants and fatty acids. Exactly how and why to use oils can be a little confusing though, oil or oily skin? Huh? Sit tight, we’re gonna give you the lowdown on making the most of face oils.
Our Three Favourite Oils
If you keep an eye on your ingredient list, you’ll probably realize just how common “fragrance” is. With 10,000 products using them, scented products cover anywhere from a third to a half of the cosmetic shelves. But you probably don’t know just what type of chemical “fragrance” is. Turns out, it isn’t a single chemical, but a mixture of 5,000 different chemicals. Using anywhere from 15 to 50 ingredients, packagers have a centillion of choices they add to cosmetics.
Miracles of the Dead Sea
Delving into the world of oils can be difficult for a first-timer. Between misleading advertisements meant to sell, sell, sell, and a brand new set of terms and language you don’t understand, you’re probably worried to even try. We're intent on informing our wonderful customers to make natural skincare easy, so we thought why not start with writing a small summary of our 3 absolute favourite oils first?
The Packaging matters
Cleopatra is history’s most notorious fashionista. Spending the equivalent of billions on daily skincare, she attributed her famed beauty to the mystical healing powers of the Dead Sea, even going so far as to attempt to buy the sea. Instead, she settled on building a string of spas on its shores. Read more to find out more about this incredible white crystal!
You snooze you win
If you use natural products, you may think you’re making the smartest choice. Supercharged with nutrients, all-natural products have fewer toxins and fewer health risks. But what your product is made out of is only half of what goes on your skin. The other half is what it goes in. Read here about the package your beloved products come in, and how they affect that that you put on yourself!
Why go Natural you ask?
Between unnatural and blue light, deadlines, and stress, it’s no wonder 18 percent of people get less than 6 hours. Even worse, missing your beauty sleep can have real effects on your beauty. Read more to find out how you can grab some extra zzz's to help restore your dull, tired skin.
Did you know that, depending on where you live, the chemicals in your home don’t have to be tested before they’re put on the market? Read more to find out the scary facts behind products in your home, and why natural will always trump in the desire to live a healthier lifestyle.