All posts filed under: Ingredients

our non-gmo promise

The issue of genetically modified food has people concerned for many reasons. GMO, “genetically modified organisms”, basically means that they have been created scientifically in a laboratory using genetic-modification techniques. Scientists, consumer and environmental groups have lobbied against genetic interference of our food for health and environmental reasons. While there are regulations about GMO foods in many countries, they don’t apply to cosmetics and skin care products. We are aware of people’s concern regarding GMO ingredients cosmetics affecting human health. Even if cosmetics are only applied to our body, we all know that skin is the largest organ in the body. To date, there is no scientific evidence that GMO ingredients used in cosmetics are unsafe, but still we want to give peace of mind to our customers.

treat your eyes

We all want shiny bright eyes, whites that are super white and not a touch of redness. Tiredness, too much time staring at screens and pollution or wind can make our eyes red and scratchy. As women, another big factor is what we put on our eyes. It can all look okay in the mirror – but who knows the feeling of checking your reflection later in a mirror and seeing those puffy, sore eyes staring back? Luckily – in 2019, there’s a solution! People talk a lot about detoxing from toxins and chemicals, and makeup is so important. Especially the eyes. If you feel your eyes reacting to eyeshadow and stinging when you wear your favourite mascara, it’s a sign that you need to switch to natural makeup. Our eyes tell a lot about our body, so let’s listen to what the information we are giving us…

goddess nectar

The in-between seasons can affect skin just as much as winter and summer. The only difference is, sometimes we forget this! When it’s not icy cold of blazing hot, we can feel like our skin is taken care of as its not assaulted by the elements in extreme ways. We can relax a little in our skin routine and beauty rituals. We are all about a fuss-free lifestyle, but our skin needs our attention all year round. In spring and autumn/fall, we still need to nourish our skin as it recovers from what has just been and gets ready for the season ahead. In fact, often the prep work we do at these times can see our skin through a snowy winter or a humid summer. You may not need an intensive night cream or lip treatment in these months, but an all-purpose facial oil is perfect for lighter weather.

antioxidants in skincare

Our skin is our largest organ, we really need to take care of it! An easy way to do so is by using products with antioxidants. We often hear the word antioxidants in our skincare products, but what does it actually mean? Here is a brief article about them and why to include them in your daily skincare routine. Let’s start from our inner body, our molecules. All living things contain molecules, which contain atoms each one with a proton (positive charge), neutron (neutral charge) and electron (negative charge). When an electron is lost then we have a Free Radical hanging around. Free Radicals can be caused by stress, non-balanced diet, lack of sleep, or environmental causes like pollution, alcohol, smoke, pesticides etc. This is not something you want as they immediately look for another electron to pair up with, usually taking it from a healthy stable molecule and causing oxidation. This oxidation is what accelerates the ageing process, but this is where antioxidants step in, they stabilise a free radical and stop its search …

love your foundation

Foundation, if you think about it, is a really interesting word we use for a makeup product! In the beauty bizz, it means the first layer of makeup you apply to your face, which you then layer with colour, powders, mascaras – all the fun thing! But foundation is the beginning… Celebrating mothers, women, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts this month, got us thinking about the foundations of these relationships. And mainly – it is love! In many ways, love is the bond we share in our relationships. This doesn’t mean however, that relationships aren’t also: challenging, upsetting, frustrating, disappointing, hard and sometimes – just really too much. The ups and downs we go through in our lives as we grow are all part of the process of being human. With family (the ones we are born into and the ones we find for ourselves), love brings us back. To gratitude, forgiveness, healing, second chances, care, hope and renewal. Above all else, if we can remember love as our foundation, it can get us through …

fun & joy: colour therapy

What we eat, drink, how we exercise, who we spend time with, the work we do, families we were born into and the ones we create, where we live – contributes to how we feel every day. Even weather can lift or sink our mood! We all know the feeling of a grey day, when its gloomy outside and harder to get out of bed. Or sometimes relationships can make us feel glum. We have a fight with a friend, a partner, or suffer loss in our lives. Or simply – we are too busy or stressed to smile. While there are many ways to help us feel better, COLOUR is a tool that’s always available.

lipstick love

February is the month of love. Why? Ask St. Valentine! We are celebrating love in all forms. Lips are a very sensual part of our bodies, especially because we use them for kissing! We are reminding ourselves – and all of you – that your lips deserve love, regardless of who is/isn’t kissing them. Sometimes we can get into the habit of saving lipstick only for date night. Or putting it on as a way of impressing someone, or grabbing a certain person’s attention. What if, in February, we love our lips, just for us? Lips are our smile, part of our enjoyment of delicious drinks and yummy food. They show our emotions and help us talk and sing! There are many ways to show your lips some love: use a lip sugar scrub to remove dead skin, apply our cranberry lip & eye cream at night to hydrate, remember your lip balm when you leave the house! The more you look after your lips, the better they will be when you apply lipstick. Most …

all about this beauty: vanilla highlighter

A cream highlighter to celebrate what’s best about you, now in limited edition packaging! Deliciously smooth formulation to use with our eco vegan brushes on cheekbones, eyelids, brow bones and lips. Star ingredient vanilla is calming and relaxing, perfect for stressed skin. Can be applied to a fresh clean face for a natural daytime look or over foundation. The final touch for a daytime look, or some extra glamour for the night. Special occasions love this highlighter – so do cameras. Available in 2 shades

clever beauty products

Erin is an experienced and passionate Chiropractor, based in Sydney, Australia. In over 12 years of clinical practice, she has been driven by a passion for helping people realise their innate potential and get more out of life. Together with Floor Hendricks, she created Nourished Nederland, a one-stop online shop for natural health & beauty products for the people of Netherlands.  ‘It would appear that in this fast-paced time not only are our lives becoming busier and more complicated, our bathroom cabinets and makeup bags are too! I have definitely been guilty of making my beauty routine way more complicated than it needs to be. Lured in by the beautiful design and packaging of a myriad of products that all claim to do something wonderful yet unique for my look. That is until l discovered the joy of multi-functional beauty products! I have since found that choosing products that fulfil multiple purposes have many benefits beyond simplifying my daily ritual.

good keywords

There are so many products to choose from these days. We want it all: performance, longevity, the right price. If you’re conscious of the environment, you want your purchases to make as little impact as possible. So what does this mean? When we start to be aware of the huge amount of energy it takes to product a single item – in terms of electricity, water, human hands and other resources, it changes the way we view the world. You only have to watch one video of all the rubbish in the ocean to feel a little overwhelmed. We live in this beautiful world, but it seems so much of what we do is having a negative impact!