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Little Known Ways Grapefruit Helps Your Skin

I have many memories of the time I would spend at my grandparents home as a child. I remember setting food out for the squirrels and watching them climb up onto the window sill, hiding under the staircase and putting coins in my grandfather’s giant green glass bottle and sitting on the laminate countertop watching […]

Three Ways Cucumber Can Heal Dry Skin

Biting into a crisp cucumber you can taste the freshness. The juicy cucumber is rich with refreshing water and can add the perfect flavor to encourage you to hydrate throughout your day! Dehydration can definitely make matters worse if you already suffer from dry skin, so let’s talk hydration first. Why is hydration important for […]

Six Skin Benefits of Green Tea

In most countries you would be offered tea as a greeting gesture. In fact, it is the most enjoyed drink worldwide, only second to water. Countries like India and China have grown and prepared tea for centuries. I grew up in a British and Chinese household, so tea was always the drink of choice. It […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant which is 50% liquid wax esters. The Simmondsia chinensis plant can endure high temperatures and is native to Southern Arizona, Southern California and Northwestern Mexico. This golden oil was popularized after the ban on whaling in 1971. Whale oil (squalene) was used in […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal that has been boiled to make an extract. This ingredient can be used for several skin care applications. Oats have been used for centuries to soothe the skin. In the 1st century AD, Greek Physician and Botanist, Dioscorides refers in length the oat as a healing agent. Things like […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Turmeric

For thousands of years people have benefited from the many medicinal and culinary uses of turmeric. New applications of turmeric have come to be known and have been recently proven by research to be beneficial. These applications can be used for skin care treatments and in home care products to improve the appearance and health […]