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Skin hyperpigmentation & lightening

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that sees darker & uneven patches of skin appearing - usually in exposed areas such as the face. It is caused by excess melanin production which can occur as a result of scarring, sun damage or even hormones.

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Teen Skin Health
At some point the transition from childhood to teens gets us thinking about how to best care for skin that is likely to face some unique challenges. Teen skin is prone to clogging, oiliness, spots and acne and for some, even the...
Read More >
The gut - the source of good mental health?

The gut has capabilities beyond all our other organs. Immune cells within the gut make up the largest component of the body’s immune system. They are the first line of defense against toxins in our food & drink, and other potentially harmful microorganisms.

Read More >
Why do I still get Acne?
Surprisingly, many adults continue to experience acne beyond their teen & young adult years. For many, it can be embarrassing and even debilitating. While a sudden onset of adult acne can signal an underlying systemic condition or disease, the causes...
Read More >
5 Myths About Collagen & Anti-ageing

Best known for its role in keeping our skin plump & youthful, collagen is an important 'scaffolding' protein made naturally in our bodies and thought to make up around 75% of our skin's dry weight. Although it plays such a critical role our collagen stores get depleted as we age.

Read More >
Can you detox your skin?

Modern lifestyle & diet has led to an increase in the number of adults and teens experiencing acne. This can sometimes cause significant anxiety & embarrassment. In many cases there are a few simple steps to detoxify and rebalance the skin, and significantly reduce the symptoms of acne.

 

Read More >
Gut health and immunity
In this time of fear & anxiety around getting sick, it is extra important to take positive steps to build your resistance & immunity. Fairly recent scientific research shows us that by far the majority of our immune cells are...
Read More >
Toxic Ingredients to avoid in your skincare
Aluminium Hydrochloride – linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; aluminium compounds are neurotoxic to humans Benzalkonium Chloride – immune system, lung and skin toxicant; can trigger asthma; restricted in China and Japan Benzyl Alcohol – strong neurotoxicant; can cause allergic reaction in lungs & itching, burning, blistering of skin; causes liver damage in animals […]
Read More >
Natural cleansing
Walking down the supermarket aisle the other day, I decided to take a look at a cleansing product marketed by a global skincare brand. It was called “Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash with Aloe”. One would assume by the presence of aloe, that this product was in some way more ‘natural’ than others. So in the interest […]
Read More >
Terrific Tea Tree
Tea Tree oil has long been used as a natural antiseptic, but is gathering interest due to some new research that highlights additional benefits. Pure tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree plant (not the tea plant…though it was used by 18th century sailors to make tea that smelled like nutmeg). […]
Read More >
Awesome Avocado
It’s been called the world’s most perfect food – the awesome avocado. Originally from Mexico, this superfruit has now been well researched, and linked with the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. We also love it for its amazing skin benefits! The Avocado fruit is high in […]
Read More >
The wonder of oats
When money’s tight, or time is short and you want a little pamper, try nourishing oats straight out of your pantry. Oats and oatmeal are soothing to all skin types, and will settle most skin irritations. The goodness penetrates deeply into pores, cleansing excessive cell build up and clogged pores. Oats contain an antioxidant called […]
Read More >
Oil Cleansing - the best cleansing
Despite what we are lead to believe about cleansing the skin, using natural vegetable and nut oils for cleansing is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Oil  cleansing has been used in many countries for centuries as a recognised face cleansing method. Natural oils, when rubbed in, dissolve impurities, environmental […]
Read More >
Spring Clean your Skin Health
  As the Winter weather gradually disappears and I start to feel the warmth of spring, I’m usually prompted to declutter my home, my wardrobe and my diet. I’m also reminded that Spring is an opportunity to re-boot my skincare...
Read More >
Exfoliation without the drying
In our journey to understanding beauty, skin, and all things natural, we have discovered many amazing things about how to optimise the beauty that nature gave us. Things about our skin, about ingredients, and many other fascinating aspects of beauty and skincare. One of the stand-outs is the impact exfoliation has on the […]
Read More >
Can stress cause acne and skin breakouts?
Over the past 10 years there have been significant breakthroughs in the understanding of acne and skin breakouts. While much is still not known, research now proves a link between acne and stress. When we are stressed our bodies release...
Read More >
The magic of aloe vera
OK so Aloe Vera is not exactly a pantry ingredient, but it commonly grows in pots and gardens, and it’s gel can be applied to the skin straight from the leaf. Aloe has been used since ancient Egyptian times as a first aid remedy for wounds and skin irritations, and as a skin rejuvenator. It […]
Read More >
Hungry for hydration
I love water! I love drinking it. I love my showers (really hot in winter!). I love swimming in it. I’ve always loved running under the sprinkler (though I did break my nose doing this when I was a kid). I love the rain…..and I know my skin loves water too. Hydration is one of […]
Read More >
Ingredients to avoid - Hydroquinone
When it comes to skin lightening, the industry ‘standard’ is an ingredient called hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent.Although the FDA had classified hydroquinone in 1982 as a safe product, additional studies under the National Toxicology Program (NTP) were...
Read More >
Why is the gut important to skin health?
Apart from the obvious role of gut health in energy and physical comfort, it plays another equally vital role – that of skin health.An effective digestive system which balances good vs bad bacteria, and efficiently processes the components of our...
Read More >
Tea for Skin Health?
Did you know that drinking tea can improve your skin health? Well maybe not any old tea, but certain types of tea can enhance your skin health from the inside, while you care for your skin on the outside. Try...
Read More >
Skin hyperpigmentation & lightening

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that sees darker & uneven patches of skin appearing - usually in exposed areas such as the face. It is caused by excess melanin production which can occur as a result of scarring, sun damage or even hormones.

Read More >
Teen Skin Health
At some point the transition from childhood to teens gets us thinking about how to best care for skin that is likely to face some unique challenges. Teen skin is prone to clogging, oiliness, spots and acne and for some, even the...
Read More >
The gut - the source of good mental health?

The gut has capabilities beyond all our other organs. Immune cells within the gut make up the largest component of the body’s immune system. They are the first line of defense against toxins in our food & drink, and other potentially harmful microorganisms.

Read More >
Why do I still get Acne?
Surprisingly, many adults continue to experience acne beyond their teen & young adult years. For many, it can be embarrassing and even debilitating. While a sudden onset of adult acne can signal an underlying systemic condition or disease, the causes...
Read More >
5 Myths About Collagen & Anti-ageing

Best known for its role in keeping our skin plump & youthful, collagen is an important 'scaffolding' protein made naturally in our bodies and thought to make up around 75% of our skin's dry weight. Although it plays such a critical role our collagen stores get depleted as we age.

Read More >
Can you detox your skin?

Modern lifestyle & diet has led to an increase in the number of adults and teens experiencing acne. This can sometimes cause significant anxiety & embarrassment. In many cases there are a few simple steps to detoxify and rebalance the skin, and significantly reduce the symptoms of acne.

 

Read More >
Gut health and immunity
In this time of fear & anxiety around getting sick, it is extra important to take positive steps to build your resistance & immunity. Fairly recent scientific research shows us that by far the majority of our immune cells are...
Read More >
Toxic Ingredients to avoid in your skincare
Aluminium Hydrochloride – linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; aluminium compounds are neurotoxic to humans Benzalkonium Chloride – immune system, lung and skin toxicant; can trigger asthma; restricted in China and Japan Benzyl Alcohol – strong neurotoxicant; can cause allergic reaction in lungs & itching, burning, blistering of skin; causes liver damage in animals […]
Read More >
Natural cleansing
Walking down the supermarket aisle the other day, I decided to take a look at a cleansing product marketed by a global skincare brand. It was called “Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash with Aloe”. One would assume by the presence of aloe, that this product was in some way more ‘natural’ than others. So in the interest […]
Read More >
Terrific Tea Tree
Tea Tree oil has long been used as a natural antiseptic, but is gathering interest due to some new research that highlights additional benefits. Pure tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree plant (not the tea plant…though it was used by 18th century sailors to make tea that smelled like nutmeg). […]
Read More >
Awesome Avocado
It’s been called the world’s most perfect food – the awesome avocado. Originally from Mexico, this superfruit has now been well researched, and linked with the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. We also love it for its amazing skin benefits! The Avocado fruit is high in […]
Read More >
The wonder of oats
When money’s tight, or time is short and you want a little pamper, try nourishing oats straight out of your pantry. Oats and oatmeal are soothing to all skin types, and will settle most skin irritations. The goodness penetrates deeply into pores, cleansing excessive cell build up and clogged pores. Oats contain an antioxidant called […]
Read More >
Oil Cleansing - the best cleansing
Despite what we are lead to believe about cleansing the skin, using natural vegetable and nut oils for cleansing is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Oil  cleansing has been used in many countries for centuries as a recognised face cleansing method. Natural oils, when rubbed in, dissolve impurities, environmental […]
Read More >
Spring Clean your Skin Health
  As the Winter weather gradually disappears and I start to feel the warmth of spring, I’m usually prompted to declutter my home, my wardrobe and my diet. I’m also reminded that Spring is an opportunity to re-boot my skincare...
Read More >
Exfoliation without the drying
In our journey to understanding beauty, skin, and all things natural, we have discovered many amazing things about how to optimise the beauty that nature gave us. Things about our skin, about ingredients, and many other fascinating aspects of beauty and skincare. One of the stand-outs is the impact exfoliation has on the […]
Read More >
Can stress cause acne and skin breakouts?
Over the past 10 years there have been significant breakthroughs in the understanding of acne and skin breakouts. While much is still not known, research now proves a link between acne and stress. When we are stressed our bodies release...
Read More >
The magic of aloe vera
OK so Aloe Vera is not exactly a pantry ingredient, but it commonly grows in pots and gardens, and it’s gel can be applied to the skin straight from the leaf. Aloe has been used since ancient Egyptian times as a first aid remedy for wounds and skin irritations, and as a skin rejuvenator. It […]
Read More >
Hungry for hydration
I love water! I love drinking it. I love my showers (really hot in winter!). I love swimming in it. I’ve always loved running under the sprinkler (though I did break my nose doing this when I was a kid). I love the rain…..and I know my skin loves water too. Hydration is one of […]
Read More >
Ingredients to avoid - Hydroquinone
When it comes to skin lightening, the industry ‘standard’ is an ingredient called hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent.Although the FDA had classified hydroquinone in 1982 as a safe product, additional studies under the National Toxicology Program (NTP) were...
Read More >
Why is the gut important to skin health?
Apart from the obvious role of gut health in energy and physical comfort, it plays another equally vital role – that of skin health.An effective digestive system which balances good vs bad bacteria, and efficiently processes the components of our...
Read More >
Tea for Skin Health?
Did you know that drinking tea can improve your skin health? Well maybe not any old tea, but certain types of tea can enhance your skin health from the inside, while you care for your skin on the outside. Try...
Read More >