All posts filed under: Natural Skincare

why oat milk is the new hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid. Have you heard about it? Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and thanks to new-age skincare and cosmetics, your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels can now even be boosted. Hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This is a great feat. And for you it means this… Smooth and plump skin. Quickly resolved fine lines. Long lasting hydration. A youthful glow. Advertisements

a guide to personal care products and pregnancy

We’re always so happy to collaborate with beautiful brands, and Edible Beauty is definitely one of them. Anna Mitsios, founder of Edible Beauty, firmly believes that we can all be beautiful by nurturing our body, mind and soul. Discover here one of her most recent bog post, where she shares how to take care of yourself and your body during pregnancy. “Whilst there is an abundance of information regarding foods to avoid during pregnancy, there lot of confusion around what women should be using on their bodies. This is equally important given we can absorb approximately 60% of what we put on our skin and given the placenta is not the barrier we once thought.

get glowing smoothie bowl

Carla Oates, known as ‘The Beauty Chef’, is a naturalist who is passionate about nature and the profound synergy we share with it. Based in Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Carla has been researching, writing and teaching about organic beauty and health for the last fifteen years. Check here her recipe for “Get Glowing Smoothie Bowl”, one of the many great recipes in her best selling book “Feeding Your Skin”.

new beginnings

They say there’s a reason and a season for everything and as the year draws to a close (it’s November already!) we are celebrating the challenges, successes & learning of this year but also looking with excitement to 2017. We are always striving to find better ways to create the most beautiful natural skincare products and next year will be full of new things! We’ve been all about makeup for 13years and our evolution is not complete: we love to update, refresh, evolve our formulations, colour palettes, sustainability and packaging. We’ve made a big step for the environment this year, getting certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute to be Carbon Neutral. Now, we can happily announce we are expanding into products for the whole body and face..!

Deep clean your skin with our cocoa butter mask

There are many ways to deep cleanse your skin and moisturize with natural and healthy ingredients, but the following amazing DIY face mask, made with cocoa butter, almond and chamomile oils, does both at the same time and you’re going to love it! What you need: Cocoa butter 7 teaspoons of almond oil 1 teaspoon of chamomile oil   Preparation: Melt a few grams of cocoa butter and mix together in a pan with the 7 tablespoons of almond oil on a low heat. Add a tablespoon of chamomile oil and stir until the mixture is properly blended together. Leave to cool.   How to apply: Apply some of the mixture to the face in a circular motion with a moistened cotton pad. Leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After your face is clean, rinse it again, but now with cold tap water to help close the pores and improve circulation. That’s it! In addition to cleansing the skin, this mask works as an excellent moisturizer and it smells delicious …

Toxins we use on a daily basis

Did you know that, on average, every single day, women use 10 products containing around 120 chemical toxins? It’s easy to focus on what we eat, but we forget what we’re putting on our skin. Our skin is the biggest organ in our body; it absorbs at least 60-90% of what we put on it, in a matter of minutes. You will be surprised to know how many chemicals you’re using every day, without even knowing. Think about it: On a daily basis we use shampoo, soap, skin care, toothpaste, makeup, perfume, deodorant and even nail polish, all of which contain countless chemicals that are a risk to our health.  These chemicals are associated with allergic reactions and are known to cause not only asthma, headaches and dermatitis, but also hormone disruption, nervous system disruption, mental illness and even cancer. Now, we know this sounds daunting, but there are plenty of healthy alternatives available to you and you can find them by just reading the labels! It can be difficult to know exactly what you should be …

Inspirational Woman: Taryn Williams

Taryn Williams is a leading figure in Australia’s talent and modelling industry. She founded WINK Models in 2007, which she developed into a national business with an annual turnover over AU$3 million. She’s just launched her new venture,  theright.fit, an online agency that aims to remove bias and empower models and clients alike to make informed decisions about their next job or casting. She lives in Potts Point, Sydney and as a lover of all exercise, Taryn frequents as many different gyms, yoga or pilates studios as possible! What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? It means being radiant, from the inside out. Beauty comes from so many places, including being compassionate, loving, having confidence, laughing, loving your own skin and the way you interact with the world. What inspires you? Seeing other people succeed. It really does motivate you, especially if you’ve had a tough day, nothing inspires me more than seeing other people who have really fought their own battles and created something incredible. Top 3 inspirational women? Sheryl Sandberg – her book ‘Lean In’ was a really pivotal moment …

Awesome Agave – nature’s super sweetener

One of Mexico’s most amazing native plants and used for all sorts of purposes from medicine to making paper, cooking and brewing tea or tequila! Agave has been planted in many other tropical countries around the world. Being a great drought-resistant plant from the same family as the yucca, you’ll also find it in many Australian gardens. One of the most familiar species is Agave Tequilana or Blue Agave, which we use in our Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tints. Blue agave is thought to help reduce wrinkles and give strength, resiliency, and elasticity to hair. It’s a very good natural astringent. Agave juice is traditionally fermented into a rather potent and very popular Tequila. But on the medicinal side Agave Leaf tea can be used to treat constipation and excess gas! It is also used as a diuretic and even to treat arthritis. Agave syrup is about 1 ½ times as sweet as honey and is often used by vegans as a honey substitute. It’s great in smoothies with banana and cinnamon, as a topping for cereal and …