Category: Natural & Organic

Mineral Sunscreens: 4 Essential Tips

If you’ve ever wondered if mineral sunscreens (as found in several brands like Colorescience) might be for you, now is an ideal time to try them. Remember that UVA rays are prevalent year round – don’t let freezing temperatures fool you into thinking you’re safe from sun damage. These 4 tips will help you to… Read more »

The Cosmos Standard: Why It May Be Easier To Choose Organic Cosmetics

The Cosmos Standard, an internationally recognized standard for organic and natural skin care and cosmetics, may have me re-evaluating how I feel about organic skin care products. In a previous post I’ve written about my concerns. Maybe it’s time to revisit them. Finalized earlier this year, the Cosmos Standard was set up to address the needs… Read more »

Parasols: 3 Things to Know

Parasols? Yes, those dainty 18th-century sunshades, designed to protect a lady’s skin from the scourge of sun damage, are back “in”. Here on the Pacific Rim it is quite common to see the modern parasol in action, doing its bit to offer a little old-fashioned protection against UV radiation. Why not give portable shade a try?  If… Read more »

Natural Anti Aging Ingredients

With today’s buzz surrounding “natural skin care”, it’s not surprising that there would be a focus on new and natural anti aging ingredients. Keep in mind that the term natural isn’t regulated so a cosmetics company is free to market the word as it sees fit. Despite this, if you are someone interested in pursuing… Read more »

Vitamin C In Skin Care

Definitely rating high up on my list of effective skin care ingredients, Vitamin C is one of those ingredients that comes with considerable scientific evidence to support its use. When formulated appropriately, Vitamin C delivers two significant skin benefits: It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, which forms part of the skin’s supporting network. It is… Read more »

Body Brushing or Dry Brushing – Worth It?

Body brushing or dry brushing is a technique advocated by natural health care experts for a myriad of benefits. These include: Detoxification Exfoliation Cellulite removal Strengthening the immune system Tightening skin Toning muscles amongst other things. Does it have any merit? The concept of body brushing has been around for centuries where it has been… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »