Entries by Katherine Maslen

Coconut oil for skin health

Coconut oil has 101 uses. It is well known for its health benefits when used in cooking or taken internally on its own. Let us introduce you to a few more ways that you can use this beautiful oil for beauty purposes and its benefits. Protects skin from microbial infections: Coconut oil is known for […]

Exfoliation

Exfoliation Exfoliation is a process that removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin- the epidermis. It has been used for many years to help maintain healthy skin. Why we need to? Exfoliating the face and body helps to regenerate our skin. Your skin is constantly producing new cells at a rate of […]

Ingredient Watch: Parabens

Parabens are several distinct chemicals with a similar molecular structure. Four of these are used frequently in cosmetics: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. These chemicals are used in beauty products and cosmetics to prevent the product from spoiling or developing microbes. They are most common in personal care products that contain significant amounts of water, however they may […]

Lead in your lipstick?

We all know about lead – it was famously removed from petrol and house paint, as well as pipes and other building materials due to it’s toxic effect on the nervous system. Lead can cause endocrine problems, memory loss and can contribute to cancer development. Knowing this, you wouldn’t want to eat it, would you? […]

Ingredient Watch: Fragrance

What is fragrance? ‘Fragrance’ is an ingredient that you’ll see commonly on the ingredient list of skin care, cosmetics and of course perfume, where it can be the only ingredient. But what is fragrance? Although it may sound ambiguous, the term fragrance actually can encompass up to 200 individual chemicals. Because of the current legislation, […]

Rosehip Oil for Glowing Skin

Rosehip oil is a wonderful adjuvant to any skin routine. Rosehip oil is unique due to the natural topical trans-retinoic acid (vitamin A) it contains.  Trans-retinoic acid is a natural alternative to synthetic vitamin A creams like Retin-A, without the harmful side effects. Rosehip oil has been clinically proven to help improve skin tone, assist healing […]

Antiaging Bone Broth

Although it’s not the most glamorous solution, bone broth is the perfect antiaging food. Bone broth is rich gelatin which boosts collagen production. More collagen = firmer skin and less chance of wrinkles. Collagen not only keeps your skin elastic, supple and plump, it also helps to prevent scarring and improves skin appearance. As well […]