March 24, 2018

Rosehip oil is one of the best oils for skin, a rival for both coconut oil and shea butter. It contains fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E, all of which give skin a glowing vitality. Because its fatty-acids help build collagen and skin elasticity, rosehi...

October 6, 2017

In Japan shinrin yoku or ‘forest bathing’ is a form of preventative medicine. The term refers to spending time relaxing in nature. Scientific studies have shown measurable benefits to this practice, including reduced stress, improved mood and focus, increased energy an...

September 13, 2017

Antioxidants keep us balanced

The word antioxidant gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean?  Antioxidants are found in some of our favorite foods like tea, chocolate and red-wine. They can also be found in botanical cosmetic ingredients: ingredients ext...

August 4, 2017

Shea butter is extracted from a nut that grows on the African Shea Tree (vitellaria paradoxa). The nut, found in the centre of the fruit produced by this tree, is rich in oil. Shea butter is used in Africa as a skin and hair treatment, and has also been used as a cooki...

April 23, 2017

The importance of botanical ingredients when choosing skincare. Know what you're putting on your skin!

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