Calamansi is a citrus fruit, a hybrid 🤞🏻 between a mandarin and lemon, that is found in the Philippine Islands. Calamansi is gaining greater exposure in Asian markets, as it functions as a natural bleaching agent . It also contains a lot of Vitamin C (one of our personal favourites 💓). Calamansi is believed to give a shiny and silky appearance to hair as well, we love a multipurpose ingredient😏
Ghee is a clarified butter derived from cow’s milk that is rich in carbonyls, lactones, and free fatty acids. Ghee also has high amounts of linoleic acid, and less lactose than regular butter👍🏻
Avocado is a pear-shaped fruit that contains a mix of fatty acids that includes omega 3 and omega 6. Topical application of avocado itself has been found to give anti-inflammatory benefits to skin, help maintain a strong barrier function 💪🏼 , boost wound healing and also protect the skin from UV light ☀️ . Avocado oil extracted from avocado is very popular for dry skin, as it has has super nourishing properties.
Ah Hydrolats, I love hydrolats, and still remember Megan’s face when I first recommended them to one of our clients “WTF is that😱?”. Hydrolats are created during the distillation process of essential oil extraction. They contain the water soluble chemicals from the plant while essential oils contains the non water soluble chemicals . Therefore hydrolats are lower in intensity than essential oils, making them perfect for sensitive skin 👶🏼
This is the bio-retinoid that is expected to boom in the upcoming year flowers 🌸. Bakuchiol is a natural substance extracted from babchi seeds and is the only plant-based alternative to retinol that has shown similar clinically-proven results👩🏼🔬!
AHA stands for Alpha-Hydroxy Acid. Although the word ‘acid’ may seem scary 😈, AHAs are nothing to fear 💁🏻♀️. These acids are (when used correctly) more gentle than using a traditional ‘scrub’ to exfoliate.
Coconut Oil rose to fame in recent years when high profile bloggers and celebrities 👸🏻began to flood the internet praising this multi-purpose, natural, and ‘key to perfect skin’ ingredient. It seems to be the answer to all questions, but remember, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Salicylic acid is part of the BHA family. BHA stands for Beta-Hydroxy Acid. BHAs are oil-soluble and can penetrate our pores alongside working on the surface of the skin 👩🏻🚒.
Hyaluronic Acid is the second most researched product! Hyaluronic Acid is one of the main contents of the dermis’ glycosaminoglycans, which are responsible for retaining water, forming a sort of gel substance which ions, hormones, and nutrients can freely move 🏠 .
Vitamin C has gained attention over the last few years due to his countless skin’s benefits. This vitamin is a an antioxidant that helps to neutralise free radicals emitted by environmental stressors such as smoke 💨 , pollution 🚗 , UV light ☀️ etc.
As we approach September, and we have that back to school feeling, we wanted to update you with upcoming trends in the world of skincare. Touching on the products and ingredients that will have a major presence in the build up to Christmas.
Your skin’s sun tolerance depends on two things: your skin sensitivity to the sun 💪🏼 and the UV index level of your location 🌡. Click here to know how to cope and protect your skin depending on the UV index level 🙌🏼✨
Seasons change, and so does your skin. We aren’t just referring to the weather here, but also the seasons of your life. Our skin is a reflection of our environment, both externally and internally.
Going from “single” to in a “relationship” has a dramatic effect on your skincare routine. I am going to talk through the phases the skin may go through from the beginning of my relationship until now and how to cope!
Now that you are over your break-up phase, and can finally get back on Instagram without feeling sick every Sunday when engagement photos make their debut, it’s time to focus on you. I mean think of all the times you have now to give yourself a proper pamper!
I’m sure we have drilled it in to your head by now that the skin is affected by all aspects of our lives, from how much we are sleeping to what we use in our skincare regime. Our emotions, stress in particular, play a big role in skin health as do our habits that we fall into.
Low-carb, sugar-free, don’t eat fats, avoid salt blablabla. Are you also sick and tired of influencers that promote diets and fads that don’t make any sense? Yeah us too. But what really, REALLY annoys us is when I come across social accounts that encourages “skin diets”.
It has been now exactly two months that I decided to make THE skincare switch from products that are more synthetic/chemical to completely natural. I’ve done my best to give you the most honest/unbiased review of my experience.