The mega-moisturising components of sweet almond oil have made it a powerhouse ingredient in many natural and organic skincare products today. One of almond oil’s most attractive qualities is due to is its ability to leave the skin with a warm glow as it improves complexion and skin tone.
Food as Medicine is a term Hippocrates coined over two thousand years ago and is still as valid today, if not more. The way we produce, package and process our food since the agricultural revolution in the nineteenth century as well as the golden age of pesticides in the sixties has drastically changed the way our food looks and behaves in our bodies. By developing a new relationship between our bodies and the foods it needs, we need can make a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Our in-house naturopath, Karen Saunders, shares 6 practical ways to optimise your wellbeing through food, Ayurveda and mindfulness.
Glycerin is a natural component of healthy skin, and one of the most common ingredients found in cosmetics, particularly in hydrating products such as moisturisers. For anyone that suffers from dry or dehydrated skin, you’d have bought hydration products containing Glycerin – and I bet your skin felt like silk afterward. Glycerin is found in all-natural fats from vegetable or animal sources, and the process of extraction is through hydrolysis of fats and fermentation of sugars.
We need to talk about plastic. Look around the space you’re sitting. We’re more than willing to bet that you can spot something made from plastic. From water bottles and plastic bags, to car parts and building materials, plastic is everywhere. Frankly, it’s unavoidable.
Plastics are the consumer go-to for just about any product and packaging because the material is incredibly versatile. So how can we halt and overcome this mammoth issue? First let’s learn the basics…
For all the health-conscious consumers that have made the switch over from the nasty chemical-packed products to naturally-derived, organic products, one common roadblock on the path to natural beauty is efficiency. Whether it be haircare, skincare, or body care, if you’ve ever tried to hold onto your natural beauty regime for dear life and failed, you’re not alone.
We share what to expect when making the big move from chemical products to an all natural skincare routine.
Your favourite skincare products may be significant contributors to your body’s overall toxic load, or ongoing health conditions. Most commercially produced beauty products today contain a cocktail of toxins and chemicals, artificial colours and fragrances, stabilisers and preservatives.
Ingredients in your skincare, body care, hair care and household cleaning products are readily absorbed into the skin via the pores and can cause long-term health issues.
The human body is incredible. We live our lives in a complicated and delicate ecosystem of cells, hormones, and glands that are constantly dancing and communicating with each other to regulate the bodies functions and keep our chemicals in balance. This regulatory system is known as the ‘endocrine’ system and plays an integral part of keeping the body working at its best. A disrupted endocrine system can lead to disease, development issues, stress, weight gain, weak bones or a lack of energy.
So what does the endocrine system have to do with beauty and household products?
From lines that taut the benefits of superfood infused moisturisers to chic brands like A’Kin, there is no shortage of Australian products that claim to be organic, naturally derived, or natural. So, ask yourself. Do you know what each term means? It’s time to break down those labels.