Wednesday, 04 December 2013
The award winning Oil Arganic – the perfect solution to soft, deeply moisturised and healthy looking skin
We all know how important it is to moisturise our skin to keep it soft and healthy, especially in these harsh winter months which leaves our skin dry, cracked and dehydrated. Recently voted ‘BEST TAN PREPARATION’ by the Sunday Independent panel review, Oil Arganic is a unique cocktail of eight plant oils with a subtle fragrance of roses for velvety smooth skin, silky hair, healthy nails, and an can give an improved overall appearance to scars and stretch marks. Oil Arganic is a vital multi-purpose addition to your beauty routine. Applying Oil Arganic will not only help prolong your Tan Organic tan and ensure a perfect fade but keep your skin supple and smooth and is the perfect organic oil for mothers-to-be to help prevent stretch marks.
When the dry oil is applied on to the body, it dries instantly, leaving the skin feeling silky smooth without any oily residue unlike traditional lotions. Body oils also contain no water, which means it is absorbed into the skin leaving it moisturised for longer. If you’re used to piling on lotion, but you don’t seem to get the moisturising results then you need to look at something that’s completely natural. A lot of people are not aware that moisturisers often contain the most amounts of synthetic chemicals and petroleum by-products. Seeing as moisturisers work by deeply penetrating skin, it’s smart to consider using natural products, which contain fewer synthetic chemicals that may enter your bloodstream. Oil Arganic is Eco-certified which means it has gone through the most stringent accreditation process in the World and the end result is a natural, safe product.
Oil Arganic consists of eight plant oils such as argan oil, macadamia, rosehip, sweet almond, orange peel, avocado, jojoba seed and hemp seed. These oils help provide the much needed hydration that the skin needs to help prolong your tan and ensure a perfect tan fade. Now everyone can enjoy a healthy skin without worrying about the appearance of dryness and prolong that all important tan with OilArganic, the multi-use moisturising dry oil.
Tips on how to get the best from your Oil Arganic:
This product is quite universal and can be used in a number of ways
- MOISTURISE every day with OilArganic after your shower to prolong your TanOrganic Tan.
- To ensure a perfect finish to foundation MIX a drop of OilArganic with your foundation, it will glide smoothly on your skin and give a lovely dewy finish.
- Sprinkle some OilArganic in the palm of your hand and gently ruffle your hair for a natural effect and help protect from environmental damage.
- Pour a few drops of OilArganic into your bath for a blissful moment & hydrating treat for your skin.
- OilArganic can be used on the hands and nails and can also be used as a non-greasy cuticle oil.
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Tis’ the season to be busy! It really takes a toll on your beauty regime. Is it really possible to look and feel great inside and out as your to-do list seems ceaseless as the year begins to come to a close?
Well, you should probably make sure you are seated as you read this as you may be in a slight state of disbelief… It is possible! And I am going to fill you in on how to stay radiant this Christmas season. TanOrganic is the ultimate sunless tan for the girl on the move. Apply it today and reap in the benefits for seven whole days. All you have to do is follow the golden rules of tanning such as exfoliation and hydration as the key to achieving a flawless faux tan is all in the preparation!
Exfoliation of the skin is crucial in achieving optimal skin tone and radiance. The award winning TanErase exfoliates the skin gently so not only does it create a closer shave while removing dead skin layers, it ensures a perfect fade and more even tan leaving skin smooth and soft to touch.
Hydration is vital in these dry, cold winter months. There is nothing more moisture consuming to the skin than this cold climate, and the blasting fake heat of central heating. While you may be feeling the fatigue of this busy season your skin is feeling it too as it may be losing its natural brightness and becoming dull and washed out in appearance. Oil Arganic is the ideal solution made from the golden oil of Morocco, Argan. It is body oil that does not contain water so the moisture is absorbed immediately into the skin. With its subtle rose fragrance it will work wonders in prolonging your fake tan.
Often when you’re put up against the endless demands life can bring, looking your best can become last priority and this is very common especially amongst working mums. It is important to pamper yourself so you can look and feel your best as how you look on the outside reflects how you feel on the inside. You can feel confident seven days a week while continuing to check off your to-do list.
TanOrganic is an Aloe Vera based self tan with no drying agents so it will not dry out your skin. Instead it achieves a beautiful, smooth professional looking finish when used alongside exfoliating and hydrating your skin. It is a purely organic tan so you will be satisfied in knowing you are doing your part for the environment. There is no awful biscuit smell that is often associated with other tanning products and while used with Oil Arganic it will ensure a perfect fade. So no need to worry about patchy streaks as the week goes on.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Everyday Minerals is an innovative mineral-based beauty and skincare product line, that is driven by the urge to help women feel beautiful by creating 100% vegan and organic products that contain only the finest essential ingredients. Sustainability is our priority, as we are firmly committed to the goal of protecting and nurturing our natural resources. With a passionate diligence to positively impacting our environment, our high quality makeup and skincare is a reflection of our ideals.
The Everyday Minerals brand contains a diverse portfolio of all natural eye, cheek, and lip colors, as well as a large assortment of unique foundation base shades to match virtually every skin type, and bronzers, lucent face powders, anti-shine powders, concealers, color correctors, custom kits, and a revolutionary line of bamboo makeup brushes with ultra-luxurious and super soft synthetic bristles. Whether for face or eye, Everyday Minerals brushes are created to be super sustainable, all of our brushes are 100% vegan and cruelty free. Each brush will bring out your inner makeup artisan! Simply pick a brush, and have fun creating a memorable makeup look. Everyday Minerals brushes are the ultimate balance of luxury and craftsmanship, and are designed to last from season to season.
With Everyday Minerals, women all around the world can access premium quality mineral makeup at an extremely affordable price. Born with an organic spirit, founder Carina Menzies believes that all-natural makeup products should not cost a fortune. Carina's goal is to empower every woman's inner beauty to shine by focusing on what women love most about makeup: effortless application, long lasting qualities, versatile shades, and most importantly, fun!
One of our signature products is the magical Finishing Dust. This is super helpful for setting your makeup and banishing shine and oil. A translucent powder that is suitable for all skin types, its sheer coverage provides the perfect canvas to minimize dulling effects and kiss shine goodbye.
At Everyday Minerals, we are driven by the urge to help women feel beautiful by creating products that contain only the finest essential ingredients. Sustainability is our priority, as we are firmly committed to the goal of protecting and nurturing our natural resources. With a passionate diligence to positively impacting our environment, our high quality makeup and skincare is a reflection of our ideals. We practice local love, and source the finest natural ingredients from local farms while dreaming up our newest ultra-feminine shades. Our philosophy is that homemade gifts are always best – their personal touch brings that extra something special. This is why each and every one of our products is lovingly hand crafted, with a glamorous loyalty to preserving our beautiful planet.
Raw plant-based oils are hugely beneficial in keeping skin youthful and fresh, and we go to great lengths to bring these wild harvested oils to you! Another ethically sourced ingredient that we love is Argan Oil. We source this magical element from women’s cooperatives in Morocco to support and improve the economic status of the Berber women. By treating our sources with the respect and dignity they deserve, this mutually beneficial relationship allows us to bring you the finest ingredients while nurturing the way of life of these incredible women. By being able to help these women sustain their dreams, we are in turn preserving our Earth by ensuring sustainable farming practices for generations to come. Argan Oil is so luxuriously hydrating - it is one of the world’s rarest oils and is prized for it’s unique moisturizing and nourishing qualities. Naturally rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants, Argan Oil has a slightly sweet natural scent that is fresh and light. We use Argan Oil in Everyday Hydrate, a product that I am so in love with for so many reasons.
We are constantly evolving as new ideas blossom, and invite you to come along on this naturally beautiful journey with us!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013
The power of OIL ARGANIC! A unique multi purpose dry oil that is packed with a powerful cocktail of 8 skin healing Plant Oils that regenerate and heal damaged skin from ageing, sun damage, scars , stretch marks, wounds, spots, psoriasis and acne. This wonder oil can be used on skin, hair, and nails, to tackle very effectively a multitude of skin problems and concerns. Promotes rapid healing, noticeable skin rejuvenation, repairing skin damage from the sun and incredibly effective at tackling stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Fragranced with a subtle smell of Roses.
The main ingredient is the Moroccan miracle oil - ARGAN OIL. The Argan tree known as the “Tree of Life” offers amazing skin protection and healing benefits. These sun-protective, free radical scavenging and disinfectant properties are incredibly effective at reversing signs of skin ageing, healing minor wounds, spots, acne and other irritating skin conditions such as psoriasis eczema and dermatitis. Light enough to be used on the face, around the eyes to give an excellent overnight anti ageing facial skin treatment.
HOW TO USE:
Spray OilArganic dry oil onto the body for an all over hydrating and moisturising effect on the skin. It dries in instantly leaving no oily residue only a silky smooth look & feel to the skin. It can also be used as a pre cleanser to remove makeup - gently rub some of the oil over your face and wipe off with a wet facial wipe or cotton pads - feels gorgeous!
Moisturise every day with OilArganic after your shower to prolong your TanOrganic. To ensure a perfect finish to foundation mix a drop of OilArganic with your foundation. It will glide smoothly on your skin and give a lovely dewy finish. Spray some OilArganic in the palm of your hand and put through the ends of your hair to smooth out dry flyaway hair and help protect it from environmental damage or rub into your scalp and leave overnight to treat psoriasis or dry scalp. POUR a few drops of OilArganic into your bath for a blissful moment & hydrating treat for your skin.
OilArganic can be used on the hands to moisturise and on the nails as a non-greasy cuticle oil which will also strengthen weak and brittle nails.
Such a versatile product to have in your vanity arsenal
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Organic Science. Natural Beauty. Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Anti-Aging Skincare.
Inspired by nature and backed by science, SOPHYTO® is a breakthrough line of professional anti-aging, organic based, gluten-free skincare products previously only available through professionals.
All SOPHYTO® products are based in the advanced science of phytotherapy. This holistic approach to skincare harnesses the healing power of botanicals and other powerful bioactive ingredients to naturally
nourish and restore skin's youthful glow. Every SOPHYTO® anti-aging product delivers professional results, yet is formulated with pure, natural ingredients.
By working with your skin to naturally optimize pH levels and moisture content, SOPHYTO® helps all skin types to look and feel healthier and more radiant. Every eco-friendly product has been developed by green chemists to contain optimal levels of certified organic botanical ingredients. And the entire SOPHYTO® line is guaranteed to be free from artificial fragrance, colors and fillers, including parabens and processed nutrients.
UK Soil Association (Organic), NSF/ANSI 305 (Organic), Gluten-Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free.
||Purifying Silken Cleanser
Natural Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Marine Peptide Brightening Treatment
Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
pH Optimizing Restorative Toner
Anti-Aging Antioxidant Serum
Multivitamin Facial Serum
Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate
Balancing Daily Moisturizer
Omega Daily Moisturizer
Anti Aging Care Kit
Daily Renewal Collection
Thursday, 21 June 2012
If your body is feeling a little dry and worse for wear, try our fabulous cheap homemade body scrub. Remove all those old dead skin cells while moisturising and hydrating with your favourite oil at the same time.
Your skin will feel so great … careful you will become addicted!
All you need is:
1 Cup of White or Raw Sugar
Your favourite Body Oil or Olive Oil
•Place your sugar in a bowl, place just outside of your shower & hop in the shower, clean your body with soap or a body wash.
•Grab your sugar while aiming shower away from you or turn the water off. Put the Body Oil or Olive Oil in your hand with a liberal amount of the sugar and start to scrub your body in circular movements starting from your feet and working up to your arms & décolletage.
• Rinse off the scrub under the water and hop out of the shower to dry off
Once you have dried off completely your skin will feel Fabulous!
This scrub is also perfect if you get a lot of ingrown hairs.
If you need to exfoliate before a tan just use a body soap or scrub with the sugar, as the oil will stop the tanning solution from working effectively.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Getting too far under your skin, that is…?
In esthetics, when we talk about penetration, it is important to specify the level at which a particular substance can penetrate. The level of penetration of a cosmetic formula is directly related to its depth of action as well as the purpose/goal/aim of that formula.
Levels of Percutaneous Penetration:
- Contact: Where cosmetic formulas make contact with the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, but do not penetrate. Their main action is cleansing the skin and are easily wiped clean. All facial cleansers are considered contact cosmetics. Products from the Sophyto range with contact properties: Purifying Silken Cleanser; Natural Glycolic Foaming Cleanser; Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment.
- Impregnation: Where cosmetic formulas stay on the surface of the skin to protect them and/or provide color. These formulas should be easily removed and they do not penetrate the skin. Sunscreens and color cosmetics are some examples of impregnation cosmetics.
- Absorption: Where some active ingredients can make their way down into the 12th layer of the stratum corneumto protect them against the environmental aggressors. Day and night moisturizers fall into this category. Products from the Sophyto range with absorption properties: Omega Daily Moisturizer; Balancing Daily Moisturizer; Marine Peptide Brightening Treatment.
- Penetration: Where formulas of small molecular size, such as those containing fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids, can penetrate into the spinous and basal layers of the epidermis. Products from the Sophyto range with penetration properties: pH Optimizing Restorative Toner; Anti Aging Antioxidant Serum; Multivitamin Facial Serum and Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate.
- Reabsorption: Where a formula crosses the epidermis and reaches the blood vessels located at the dermal andsubcutaneous level in order to be distributed throughout the body. Substances with such characteristics are considered drugs and not cosmetics.
What’s the difference between a topical drug and a cosmetic?
- A cosmetic is a product that is applied locally and has a local effect.
- A drug (topical) is a product that is applied locally but has a systemic (further reaching) effect.
What’s the deal with penetration enhancers?
A penetration enhancer is, as its name indicates, an agent that improves percutaneous penetration of ingredients to provide fast and long-lasting results. While not all penetration enhancers are toxic per se, it is a fact that they make penetration of toxic/harsh chemicals even easier.
Commonly used penetration enhancers:
- Aloe Vera
- Anionic Surfactants such as SLS (toxic)
- Fat-soluble vitamins (Synthetic vitamin A is toxic – if Vitamin A is required, it should ALWAYS be applied in whole food form)
- AHAs & BHAs (pH disruptor)
- Micronized particles (toxic)
- Nanoparticles (toxic)
If a penetration enhancer is to be used, it is important to take two aspects into consideration:
- The penetration enhancer MUST NOT be toxic.
- Toxic/harsh ingredients MUST NOT be added to the formula.
As we said before, the so-called ‘selective permeability’ of the skin is not fail-safe. It is important to remember that several commonly used chemicals in skin care do end up in our bloodstream and are carcinogenic, genotoxic, immunotoxicants, endocrine disruptors, etc.
Facilitating the penetration of noxious substances would be a humongous mistake – one that could potentially be extremely detrimental to our health.
Via Sophyto Blog
Monday, 18 June 2012
Why you might need it:
as skin matures, cell turnover slows down. Exfoliants shift the dead surface cells, which can interfere with the absorption of moisturizers and make foundation look patchy. Blood circulation is stimulated and cell renewal accelerated.
Where, when and how:
if your current products contain a natural exfoliant such as Vitamin A , or, fruit acids for example, then an additional exfoliant may not be necessary. If the products you are using do not contain these active ingredients, or, if you suffer from particularly dull skin, exfoliate 2 - 3 times per week using gentle exfoliants such as Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
which contains micro-fine amethyst powder.
DO NOT EVER use any of those nasty apricot or ground walnut shell products. Harsh exfoliants like these will make tiny scratches on your skin surface and compromise the natural barrier of the skin, thus inviting bacteria and infection.
try Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
, it will successfully remove grease, debris and micro-wastes from the epidermis and improve circulation. Epidermis sloughing is achieved through the combination of finely ground silky amethyst powder, organic pineapple and cherry juice. Removal of this layer stimulates the lower skin levels to produce healthy, normal levels of skin growth.