All posts tagged: natural skincare

smoothie for healthy hair

Christophe Robin is a celebrity colorist & Founder of “Christophe Robin haircare“,  dedicated to sensitive and color-treated hair, using natural ingredients. To boost the external action of hair hydration, Christophe Robin shares his recipe gorged in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to strengthen the hair and add shine. “Why is my hair dull, lifeless and lacking elasticity?”, “Why is my hair static?” “Why does it inflate at the slightest sign of humidity?”. These are all signs of the same underlying cause: hair dehydration. Hair needs hydration, just like skin does. Wind, cold weather, sun and friction caused by hats or scarves are all factors contributing to hair’s dryness on a daily basis.

moringa mornings

For busy mornings, shared mirrors & skin that’s in need of a little lovin’… If you start the day with exercise, a swim, a surf, road-running or wake-up with dry skin, our moringa all-beauty crème will give your skin the pep it needs. This moisturising cream is versatile and designed to care for all skins, men included. Men’s skin can tend to be thicker and in need of a real boost of vitamins and hydration. We’re glad it’s 2019 and men can take care of their skin, spend a little money on products that make them look and feel good, and also – prevent damage from sun exposure, pollution and the weather. Switching to natural skin products can alleviate many common skin complaints, including dryness, redness and breakouts. And we all know that limiting our consumption of chemicals – both internally and externally – is a good thing.

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 …

urban detox

Two of the biggest stressors for our skin are the sun, and pollution. We can wear hats and apply SPF for sun protection – protecting against pollution is more complicated. The urban areas we live & work in are usually polluted. Smog from cars, congestion, lack of green spaces all contribute to an environment that is not always skin-friendly. Invisible particles in the air can clog pores, affect skin health and contribute to lines developing. You know when you haven’t binged on junk food or alcohol, you’ve exercised nearly every day and still – you wake up on a Sunday morning with redness or a breakout? Sometimes, pollution is the villain… We can’t do much about the pollution that gets on our skin as we wait for the bus, catch the subway or take a stroll to the neighbourhood park, we can do a lot about getting it off. This is our best defence… remove remove remove!

all about this beauty: moringa all-beauty crème

Classic all-round beauty cream with a light and dreamy texture that moisturises while promoting radiance. A synergy of uniquely nutritious ingredients melts deeply into skin, gently soothing dryness, tired skin & sensitivities. When applied to skin, this hydrating cream leaves a satiny, glowing complexion. It’s the perfect prep for natural skin or makeup. Featuring moringa, known to accelerate cell renewal with potent vitamins A and amino acids. Boosting youthfulness with apricot kernel oil to firm and tone. Lemon balm offers powerful antioxidants, and prickly pear’s famously high vitamin E content encourages healthy skin. Welcome to your next beauty staple.

all about this beauty: australian blue cypress face nectar

Find your way to beautiful skin with a few drops of this fast absorbing, lightweight, balancing nectar. Nourishing botanicals give a dewy glow while deeply revitalising skin. Infused with Australian blue cypress, camellia, jasmine flower, jojoba, cedar wood & rice for a visibly youthful dewy complexion. Natural antioxidants, non-oily radical hydration, anti-inflammatory properties & omegas combine to help smooth your skin and reduce the signs of tiredness and sun damage.

trending now: hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid sounds a little intimidating. In fact, if might sound like something you don’t want to put on your face! Especially if you are into natural skincare. But you can be reassured, this ingredient, when included in a natural formula will do wonders for your skin. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body. We are born with large amounts of it in our skin and it decreases as we age. Skin starts to wrinkle and lose its bounce and elasticity as time passes, but applying hyaluronic acid to your skin can help reduce these signs of stressed/aging skin.

all about this beauty: ginkgo micellar water

Ginkgo & aloe for cleansing and hydration! A natural micellar water to gently remove face and eye makeup and cleanse skin. Featuring hydrating aloe vera and antioxidant-rich ginkgo biloba. Supports a balanced complexion and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. An all-in-one that’s brilliant for travel or your everyday beauty routine. Gentle and soothing for sensitive skin types. Alcohol-free with 100% natural fragrance.

hydrate or moisturise?

To achieve healthy and smooth skin, it is essential to moisturise and hydrate. However, not many of us know that moisturising and hydrating, although often used interchangeably, are actually not the same thing. Hydration comes from within, it refers to the amount of water in the skin. The purpose of hydration is to build moisture from the deepest layers of the skin to keep it radiant, firm and healthy. The same as when we drink water, we do this to hydrate, not moisturise our bodies, right?