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Probiotics

Both probiotics and prebiotics are quite talked about topics these days. Though both of them sound similar, they have different roles to play in the maintenance of your health. Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria, which are present in certain supplements and foods. Prebiotics are a kind of fiber present naturally in certain foods such as …

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Peer Pressure Impact on Health: For Women Aged 25 to 29 & Natural Remedies

Although it is mostly experienced during the teenage years, peer pressure surrounds anything that involves influence from friends to family. Usually, the term refers to socially undesirable behaviours that we consciously or subconsciously take on. If we are not careful in the decisions we make in order to fit into society, we may be doing …

bitter orange flower oil

Bitter Orange Flower Oil

Citrus aurantium flower oil is an essential oil extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree or Citrus aurantium. The tree belongs to the Rutaceae family, and its extract has a sweet, honeyed, and somewhat metallic scent with a bitter undertone. The bitter orange tree is mainly grown in the warm regions of Tunisia …

tea tree

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil comes from the leaves of a small tree called Melaleuca alternifolia. The tree is native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The plant has remained in use for at least 100 years in its native country. Moreover, for more than seven decades, tea tree oil has been documented …

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Alcohol

Either you know or don’t – the effects alcohol has on our skin from cosmetic products. However there are different classes of alcohol for skincare that.. not all are actually that bad.

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Eczema

Eczema is a type of skin condition that is characterized by patches of red, cracked, rough, itchy, and inflamed skin. In some cases, blisters may also occur. People usually use the term ‘eczema’ to talk specifically about the most common form of eczema, i.e. atopic dermatitis. But there are other forms of eczema also, with …

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Damask Rose Oil and Rose Water

Often hailed as the “Queen of Roses”, Rosa damascena has been used for centuries in skincare and other products. Roses have long been a symbol of love and beauty, and are constantly sought after for their beneficial uses.

Silk has many uses and benefits to attires as well as skincare!

Silk

Silk is an age-old, long-time traditional ingredient for wonderful garments as well as achieving beautiful skin. Especially for skincare, we explore its benefits that are long-lasting for your youthful looks!

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Geranium Oil

Geranium oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It comes from a perennial shrub called geranium. The shrub has small, pink flowers and pointy leaves. The geranium plant is native to South Africa and is famous for its medicinal use since the times of Hottentots and Zulus of South Africa. In 1897, a …

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Borage Oil

Borage or Borago officinalis hails from the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. Also known as starflower, it is native to eastern Mediterranean region. This annual plant has edible leaves, and it is grown for this purpose in many parts of Europe, North America, Asia, and Great Britain. For hundreds of years, borage has been popular among …

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Ostrich Oil

The difference with ostriches and emus are their sizes. Also, they are found on different continents of the world, too. However they do have a similarity, where their oils are harvested for the benefit of skin health. How is that so?

Olive oil from Olea europaea is important not only in cooking, but also for your health and wellbeing!

Olive Oil

Olive oil, a well-known Mediterranean produce, enhances not only the culinary palette, but it also proves to be beneficial for your overall health! Find out what benefits are there with Olive Oil and how it works for you.

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Binchotan Charcoal

When you think about charcoal, what do you think about? Do you think about weekend barbecues? Perhaps you think it is an archaic way of cooking. Some might even shudder at the thought of the black substance touching their skin, leaving behind black streaks. But, if you are someone who cherish your skin, maybe you …

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Skin Whitening & Sunblock: How to Avoid or Reverse Darkening?

The skin forms the largest organ of the body. It performs many important functions including protecting the body from trauma, regulating body temperature, maintaining electrolyte and water balance, sensing pleasant and painful stimuli and synthesizing Vitamin D.

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Sensitive Skin : Causes & Solutions

Sensitive skin seems to be the common problem when it comes to skin issues, however many factors and reasonings contribute to having sensitive skin. So you actually have sensitive skin?

What is the Optimal Skin pH?

pH 5.5 is perceived to be the most suitable pH of skincare products. But is this value absolutely true for everyone with different skin types? Is this absolute value even “absolutely” true?

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11 Common Harmful Ingredients in Skincare

As the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold”. What are we actually using? Are our skincare products really as ‘healthy’ and ’natural’ as guaranteed?