Vitamin E: Benefits in Skincare

Barbara Solis

What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is an antioxidant naturally occurring in many foods including nuts, spinach, whole grains, olive oil, and sunflower oil. Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It is also available as a dietary supplement and in topical products. Why is Vitamin E good for skin? Vitamin E is an important ingredient in cosmetic formulations because it can prevent oxidative damage to cells by helping to remove free radicals offering many benefits for the skin: Protects the skin from UV damage; Supports healing for scars or burns; Strengthens the skin barrier...

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5 Benefits of Bath Fizz & Salts You Must Know Now

Barbara Solis

One of the best effects of taking a warm bath is the feeling of peace and tranquillity that invades us. As if that weren't enough, it also offers many wonderful benefits such as improving heart health, reducing anxiety and stress levels, relieving muscle pain and discomfort, and of course, cleansing and moisturising the skin. Bath additives, such as fizzers and salts, can take your bath time from enjoyable to life-changing thanks to the following benefits: 1. Bath fizz ingredients can rejuvenate and make your skin healthier Sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in bath fizz and bombs combine to create that...

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Panthenol: Key to Amazing Hair

Barbara Solis

Panthenol, also known as Pro-Vitamin B5 or Vitamin B5, is a key ingredient used in our top range hair care bars. Why is Panthenol good in hair care? Panthenol has been used for years in hair care products primarily as a humectant ingredient, however it offers many wonderful benefits: Adds shine and softness without added oil or greasiness; Locks in moisture, which is great for dry hair or to prevent dry hair and scalp; Helps detangle and improves elasticity; Swells the hair shaft giving more volume to hair; It can help protect the hair from styling; It can protect against...

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Rice Protein: Benefits in Hair Care

Barbara Solis

What is Hydrolysed Rice Protein? Hydrolysed Rice Protein is a water-soluble, cosmetic grade vegetable protein that is rich in amino acids beneficial to hair and skin. We absolutely love using this ingredient in our products! What are the benefits of Rice Protein in Hair Care? Rice protein is proven to be a brilliant natural ingredient in hair care formulations for its many benefits: Volume is increased significantly thanks to its protein content with both cationic (positive) and anionic (negative) charges. These opposing charges repel each other helping add volume to hair. Repairs damaged hair and improves elasticity, making hair more...

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Arrowroot Powder: Uses and Benefits in the Kitchen and Cosmetics

Barbara Solis

What is Arrowroot? Arrowroot is a starchy root vegetable native to Indonesia. This tropical tuber is similar to cassava, sweet potato and taro and is usually processed in powder form like flour. Uses and Benefits of Arrowroot Powder In the Kitchen Arrowroot powder is used as an alternative in gluten-free and paleo recipes. It is also a great replacement for cornstarch to thicken gravies, stews and sauces, but unlike cornstarch, it has no taste and leaves food clear and glossy. Arrowroot powder offers multiple health benefits. It is easily digested and contains a good amount of potassium, iron, vitamin B...

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Patchouli Oil: Uses and Benefits for Hair and Skin

Barbara Solis

What is Patchouli? Patchouli is an aromatic flowering plant of the mint family. Patchouli is native to tropical regions of Asia, where it is widely cultivated and has been used for centuries for its essential oil. Patchouli oil is obtained from the plant's leaves and stems, which are shade-dried and distilled by steam. Sometimes referred to as "the scent of the sixties" due to its popularity with the hippy generation, Patchouli oil started to be used hundreds of years earlier, in fact, its high value inspired early European traders to exchange Patchouli for gold and it is also believed that...

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