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Ingredient Focus: Olive Wax

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Ingredient Focus: Olive Wax

Latin Name: Olea Europa - Tocopherol As a vegan skincare company, and big environmentalists (you may have guessed from one of our last blog posts, on saving our bees!) we were always going to look for and use alternatives in our products to the traditional beeswax. Olive Wax was the perfect (and almost very obvious) substitute: it hardens and gives a similar feel to beeswax, and is highly compatible with the skin, having emollient (softening and soothing) and antioxidant properties.  To produce the hard wax (usually in flakes), a process of blending different olive oil fractions is undertaken, during which no chemicals...

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Product Focus: Olive & Avocado Serum

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Product Focus: Olive & Avocado Serum

The topic of serums is somewhat of a grey area, metaphorically speaking, as they are often another product that people wonder if they really need.  Plus there is often confusion as to what a serum actually IS - is it an extra moisturiser (which leads to the question as to whether they are really necessary, if you already use another day/night cream), or is it a facial oil...the questions continue!  In a nutshell however, a serum delivers powerful ingredients to the skin through very small quantities - each drop you use contains densely packed molecules which are absorbed deeper and faster...

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Humble Bumble...saving our bees

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Humble Bumble...saving our bees

Ok so you might ask what have Bees got to do with skincare, but in actual fact, they have a lot to do with nearly EVERYTHING on our planet!  Bees play an incredibly important part in pollination, particularly in agriculture. Cereal crops are wind pollinated, but virtually all fruit and vegetables are pollinated by insects; nearly entirely by bees. It has been estimated that one third of ALL the food we eat relies on pollination by bees, or 70 out of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the population. If there were no bees, in the immediate short term...

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Ingredient Focus: Coconut Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Coconut Oil

  Latin name: Cocos nucifera People started using coconut oil around mid 19th century and still use it to this day - indeed it is currently proving very popular to use not just topically but also to eat and drink.  The most common method of extracting coconut oil is by removing the “flesh” of the coconut away from the shell. It is then boiled in water allowing it to soften and therefore allow the oil to seep through the flesh and culminate on top of the water. Once the majority of the oil has settled on top of the water it is...

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Product Focus: Orange & Aloe Toner

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Product Focus: Orange & Aloe Toner

To tone or not to tone, that is the question (or it least it would be in Shakespeare's skincare regime) For the longest time toners have been a bit of a grey area: they have been dismissed as an 'optional' or even unnecessary step in your skincare regime by many, but for us here at White Rabbit Skincare, we believe that a well-formulated toner can bring amazing benefits to your skin, and even boost the benefits of the other products you use.  In a nutshell, toners are meant to be used after cleansing and before moisturising, to remove all traces...

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