It's ok to be a little Sensitive...
Talk The Talk (Part 1)
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.
Summer Lovin' Skincare
Anti...what? Hydroxi...huh? It’s an ingredient jungle out there and reading skin care labels can be hella confusing! We don’t want you to be in the dark about the products you’re using on your face, you deserve to know what skincare companies are selling you. To help you out, we’re putting together a Talk The Talk blog series. Over numerous posts, we’ll give you the lowdown on 100’s of common (and not so common) skin care terms and how they relate to your skin.
Ode to Avocados
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.
The Do’s and Don’ts Of Face Oil
Avocado is a truly remarkable fruit, well deserving of the Superfood title. Rich in vitamins A,B,D, lecithin and fatty acids, this ancient superfood was loved by the Aztecs of Mexico and it’s thick, emerald green oil is an amazing natural skin care. Both the quick acting oil of the avocado and the fresh flesh deliver hydrating, regenerating and protective results for a happy, healthy complexion. Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful ways this Superfood nourishes your skin.
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.
The PH Balancing Act
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.
Our Three Favourite Oils
Life is all about balance, right? When it comes to our skin, we need to apply the same mantra. Maintaining a healthy pH balance is super important for your complexion, as all sorts of skin issues arise when our pH balance isn’t right. Unfortunately, ifyou don’t understand how to regulate the pH level of your skin, the products you use could be doing more harm than good! Let’s unravel what the pH level is, why it’s important and how to get yourself a balanced, happy complexion.
The Importance of Toner
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?
Miracles of the Dead Sea
Think about your skincare regiment in the morning. What do you use? If you’re like most people, you probably use a cleanser, a moisturizer, and maybe some sunscreen before you start putting on your makeup. But you’re missing a vital step in there: toner. Read the article to find out more...
The Exfoliation Myth
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!
Thorn to be Wild
Everywhere we look, it seems like some helpless cosmetic greenhorn is panicking about how much they should exfoliate, or, more explicitly, not exfoliate. Dozens of ‘experts’ line up, saying it’s bad for you; it’ll dry out your skin. Admittedly, over-scrubbing can be a big problem. But exfoliation and scrubbing aren’t the same thing. In fact, you probably exfoliate every day and don’t even notice.
Did you know that there are 12,000 identified medicinal compounds created by plants? It’s true, and scientists estimate there are still about 108,000 to discover? Roses, for all their beauty and romanticism, actually falls under the medicinal plant list! Read the full article to find out more.