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Ingredient Focus: Rosehip Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Rosehip Oil

Latin Name: Rosa Mosqueta What do Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton (yes, the Duchess of Cambridge!) all have in common? They reportedly use rose hip oil to keep their skin ultra smooth and healthy! But this isn't some modern fad. Thanks to it's amazing healing properties, rose hips have been used for thousands of years by the Ancient Egyptians, Native Americans and the Mayans, and during wartime Britain the oil was made into a syrup to give to children in order to help prevent infection.  Rosehip oil comes from the fruit left behind after a rose (grown predominantly...

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New Year, New Skincare!

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Happy New Year Everybody!  With a new year often comes resolutions and goals (go to the gym more, eat less chocolate, stop smoking...any of these sound familiar?!), but have you considered a resolution relating to your skin care?  Fun Fact (we love 'em): your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs a whopping 60% of what you put onto it into your bloodstream, so a good skincare routine is not only beneficial externally, but internally - if naturally-derived products are used - too!  Skincare is not a modern phenomenon: there are documented accounts from ancient Egypt of...

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Ingredient Focus: Vegetable Glycerine

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Ingredient Focus: Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable Glycerine Historically made as a by-product of soap production from animal fats, rest assured we only use vegetable-derived glycerine - a compound of fatty acids - from coconut oil (it can also be extracted from other vegetable origin including palm oil, rapeseed and soy).  Often found in a variety of skincare products, glycerine is an excellent multi-purpose ingredient (in food, cosmetic products and more!) and makes the ideal substitute for alcohol in order to extract botanicals, stops skin drying out when used in moisturisers (as it is a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture to itself) and helps...

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Product Focus: It's All About M.E. Night Cream

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Product Focus: It's All About M.E. Night Cream

Do I really need a night cream? What's the difference? Using a specific night cream should be an integral part of your skincare routine once you reach your 30's - if not before (prevention is better than cure, after all!). Your skin begins to show the first signs of ageing around this age: fine lines, dull patches, and the skin becomes drier and less elastic, and night creams are specifically designed to nourish your skin and help combat these problems.  Moreover, it has been proven that skin loses more essential moisture at night, and it's ability to absorb key nutrients peaks...

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Ingredient Focus: Olive Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Olive Oil

Latin Name: Olea Europaea Olive Oil (also called 'liquid gold by Homer) has long been considered a staple for cooking with, but have you considered making it must-have in your skincare regime too?  Obtained by cold-pressing olives (traditionally from Italy), Olive Oil is packed full of proteins, minerals and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E,  AND fatty acids Oleic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, Omega-3, Omega-6and very high Omega 7 - phew! By containing all these amazing vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids, Olive Oil is not only richly moisturising and nourishing, but also provides antioxidant protection - antioxidants, when applied topically,...

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