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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 […]

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: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) was called “the plant of immortality” and given as funeral gifts to ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. The queens of that age also incorporated aloe vera into their baths and beauty rituals- what did they know that we don’t? Today most would say that aloe’s greatest use is after sun care to treat burned […]