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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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To Beard, or not to Beard?

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To Beard, or not to Beard?

Calling all Men Folk! To Beard or Not to Beard? Harry from Beardsmen.com talks all things facial fuzz... There might be moret o a beard than you first thought.  Hey, we all know they look great (and even better with a good dosage of daily beard oil  and tender loving care) and will keep your face warm for this upcoming winter.   However, did you know that it can potentially “slash your risk of infection” sort of acting like a big bushy filter system ­ and it even works to help maintain youthfulness by blocking out up to 95% of the sun's harmful UV rays? It doesn’t just help your health either it can potentially even give you a lift in your social status too. Studies show that bearded men are not only deemed more attractive and more masculine but general first impressions are deemed ‘more positive’ than beardless men too ( especially when properly cared for ).  They have even been shown to in fact boost your career, not harm it ­ like most have you believe.   Check out 15 more of these little known benefits of growing out a beard below:

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Ingredient Focus: Flaxseed Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Flaxseed Oil

Latin Name: Linum Usitatissimum Also known as Linseed Oil, Flaxseed is a cold-pressed carrier oil which - fun fact - smells like melted butter! It contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc and, when taken internally, also provides approximately 50% more omega-3 oils (which the body cannot produce itself) than in a fish oil - perfect for vegetarians/vegans! Who is it suitable for? The high Omega content of Flaxseed helps smooth wrinkles by helping repair skin cells - therefore it is ideal for those with ageing skin. Furthermore it also aids inflamed and irritated conditions -...

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Ingredient Focus: Sweet Almond Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Sweet Almond Oil

Latin Name: Prunus amygdalus var Sweet Almond Oil is one of the most popular carrier oils (which are called so because they have the purpose of 'carrying' essential oils - which if used undiluted can cause extreme irritation or reactions - onto the skin), and is incredibly rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and the naturally antioxidant Vitamin E. Because of the vitamin E content, it is one of many natural oils which can help protect from skin damaging free radicals, and is also of great benefits to those with particularly dry or eczema-prone skin. It does not clog pores,...

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Product Focus: Chocolate Orange Lipbalm

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Product Focus: Chocolate Orange Lipbalm

We were tempted to simply write 'Chocolate Orange Lipbalm - need we say more?' but that wouldn't make for a very lively blogpost now would it?  Don't be fooled though, our lip balm is so much more than those quirky flavoured (Coca Cola, anyone?) lip balms currently available, which might smell/taste nice, but make your lips dryer than the Sahara after using them (so that you then apply more, and so on...it's a long established product ploy!). With 100% natural, vegan (plant-derived ingredients), our Lipbalm does actually taste AND smell nice (although we try our best to discourage our customers...

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