Silicones have been used in beauty products for many years. Silicone is an element found in silica which is the most common constituent of sand but it undergoes extensive chemical processing before it is suitable for adding to beauty products.
Healthy skin isn’t only about the products you are using on it or indeed the ingredients you might want to avoid using on your skin.
Essential oils are a beautiful gift from nature. In a previous blog post I looked at what essential oils are and here I share some practical uses for introducing essential oils into your life.
There has been a huge buzz in the media in recent months around the benefits of using coconut oil in your beauty routine.
Here are five ingredients that may sound like the basis for a recipe but are in fact items that most of us have in our kitchen cupboards that can be great as part of a natural beauty routine.
It’s Real Soap!
For a cleanser to be considered soap, it has to be made of fats and oils, or fatty acids. Non-soap cleansers, also called synthetic detergents, or syndets for short, consist either partially or entirely of synthetic ingredients instead. Syndet bars cannot be called soap and therefore you can spot them easily as they are called beauty bars, cleansing bars or similar.
You may have already read about the ingredients that I don’t include in my natural products.
Here I talk about five ingredients that I believe have no place in skincare products and why I don’t use them.
Lip care products tend to be the most frequently applied out of all your personal care products and did you know that they are ingested? Makes sense that a portion of your lip balm can end up being ‘eaten’ especially if you are a lip licker!
What are Essential Oils?
I often get asked this question. Many people are often confused by essential oils and think that they are oils such as olive oil or sweet almond oil.
Before I tried Dead Sea salts in my bath I wondered what all the fuss was about.