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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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