Meet Tamanu, Helichrysum and Cotton Thistle. These 3 beautiful blooms are getting a lot of attention these days and are being used in the hottest new skin-care products. Here is more about these powerful flowers, why they are all the rage and why we use them in our award-winning scar cream:
Tamanu The Tamanu tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia, where natives deemed it to be a scared gift of nature and used it to protect their skin from the humidity, hot sun and ocean wind. Tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched and has been shown to have a powerful ability to heal damaged skin. In addition to its skin healing properties, tamanu oil is also a potent...
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the time when most people start racking their brain for gift ideas. Want to honor Mom with something natural, organic and healthy this year? Look no further! Wev’e racked our brains (so you don’t have to) for natural and healthy Mother’s Day gift ideas and here are our top picks:
1. Potted Plants: Forget the bouquet of flowers (those usually only last a week or so). Gift Mom a little piece of nature that she can admire for years to come. Health Bonus: Plants are natural air purifiers, so when you give Mom a pretty plant, you are also giving her health a boost. Go the extra mile: buy a pretty pot and some soil and re-pot the plant before giving it to Mom. It’s thoughtful little “extras” (like this) that help Mom feel special.
2. A basket full of the things she loves: We are big fans of DIY gift baskets! Grab an empty basket...
What Is Acne?
Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by pimples on the face, neck, back and chest. In severe cases, pimples are cystic and can lead to scarring.
What Are the Causes of Acne?
There are several contributors to this condition. One of the most common causes of acne is a change in hormones. During puberty this manifests as an increase in testosterone. In adulthood, there could be a number of catalysts for hormonal changes including birth controls pills, prescription medications and stress. Other causes of acne include diets high in sugar and processed foods, pimple-causing ingredients in mainstream beauty products as well as hidden causes such as touching your face too much or using a cell phone.
Factors That Can Make You More Prone to Acne Scars
While its widely known...
A conscientious skin care routine means treating yourself to natural, nourishing products. For those of us attempting to reduce the visibility of a hard-earned scar or unanticipated stretch mark, it’s important to find a product that fulfills its promise of banishing the blemish while also supporting the overall health of our skin. What many of us don’t know is that potentially harmful chemical compounds hide in the inactive ingredients in many mainstream products.
Producers of cosmetics are proud to promote their primary active ingredients, but what about the rest of the stuff listed on the back of the box? Inactive ingredients are often used to give skin care products a longer shelf life or a better consistency, but these synthetics are in no way “natural.”
“Because your skin is porous, you actually absorb 60 to 80 percent of what you put on it, depending on the compound,” said Pieter Oosthuizen, creator of CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream. “That means you shouldn’t put anything onto your skin that you wouldn’t put into your mouth.”