In the last blog of our Fairtrade Fortnight ingredient series, we take a look about one of our favourite ingredients, organic virgin coconut oil…
When the snow is falling and the sky is grey, I definitely find I need some injections of colour and brightness to cheer me up, which is why I love Citrus fruit – and colours – so much. Indeed – Colour Psychologists, Beauty Therapists and Nutritionists alike highly rate the cheering scents, invigorating colour and uplifting properties of Citrus fruits.
So excited to have launched Margaret’s latest wonderful creation – the fab new mineral concealer! The reviews of our tester panel speak for themselves, so I won’t wax lyrical here about how great it is. But what I didn’t know is that concealer is about so much more than covering up spots and dark circles (much needed after my late night sporting viewing of the past 2 weeks!). We’ve posted a tutorial, written by Margaret and our makeup artist guru Kirsty as to its other uses.
A criticism or perhaps doubt sometimes levelled at organic beauty products is that they can’t compete with the ‘big brands’ on anti-ageing performance, even if they are healthier. So can natural ingredients really perform like the latest wonder ingredient from a hi-tech laboratory? Well we really believe organic skincare can be more effective! Here’s why…
Palm oil is a form of vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis Guineensis). It has recently become one of the world’s most widely-produced oils and is a key ingredient in many cosmetic products. Having been asked recently if Essential Care uses palm oil (an emphatic no!) we thought we’d explain why we don’t use it….
If you’ve overindulged during the festive season you’re probably familiar with one of the main properties of mint. Many of us start the day with a wake-up burst of mint from our toothpaste, too but there’s much more to mint than a breath freshener. Here are a few more interesting facts and tips about one of nature’s most purifying creations.
Continuing our theme of bringing some cheer and calm to your New Year, today’s blog is about lavender – one of the most popular and widely used of all essential oils, not surprising considering it has such an impressive array of applications. From inducing relaxation and aiding sleep, to soothing minor burns and grazes – this herbaceous yet sweet and floral essential oil is a must for every household!