I have oily skin. Can I use a face oil?
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I have oily skin. Can I use …

I get asked this question a lot. It does seem counterintuitive to put oil on oily skin, when all you are trying to do is reduce the amount of oil on your skin. However, the short answer is YES! And the long answer is YES, and check what type of oil is being used. If…

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Jasmine essential oil – a natural mood enhancer
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Jasmine essential oil – a natural mood enhancer

I’ve been geeking out at the science behind why jasmine essential oil is a mood enhancer. I love it when scientific studies confirm what aromatherapists and holistic practitioners have known for centuries, suffice it to say, it does give some comfort to anyone getting ready to part with their hard earned cash. I’m continuing my series…

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Pomegranates are not just for salads
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Pomegranates are not just for salads

Botanicals have been used for centuries, generations, years, to enhance the beauty routines of women and men all over the world (pomegranate seeds even made their way into Egyptian literature and Greek mythology). Everyday plants have the power to help skin regenerate so that its structure is improved and strengthened. Pomegranate seed oil comes from…

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Moringa seed oil – one of the unsung heroes of skincare
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Moringa seed oil – one of the unsung …

Moringa seed oil is an unsung hero because it cleanses whilst it moisturises – quite an unusual combination, to which I attribute the non-clogging nature of my blend of face oil. It has powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which combined with its high (over 70%) natural oleic acid content means it gets deep into the…

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Face massage for glowing skin
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Face massage for glowing skin

We all want glowing skin. And we all want the best from every skincare product we invest in, and if we can find ways to make that investment work harder for us, then we feel like it is good value. Face massage is one way to make skincare products work harder for us. It’s a…

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Our first loan to an entrepreneur has been made!
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Our first loan to an entrepreneur has …

I say ‘our’ because the loan has been made out of the profits of bottles sold to you, my customers. So, a massive thank you, thank you, thank you, because you have made it possible for our first entrepreneur in a developing country to receive a loan to support her business. Asiya lives in Pakistan and runs…

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How many products is your skin exposed to every day?
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How many products is your skin exposed …

It isn’t something I think about, however, my eyes were opened at an Allergy Certified event last September (which I attended as my alter ego Miss Lip Balm), where I was shocked to learn how many products I expose my skin, hair, and body to every day that may contain some of the known allergens that…

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Battling dry skin – could your cleanser be the culprit?
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Battling dry skin – could your cleanser be …

Dry skin happens to everyone, even when skin is oily or combination in nature. When skin is feeling oily, our natural reaction is to cleanse more vigorously, adding scrubs to the routine, a face wash or mask, and even some AHAs or BHAs (which exfoliate the skin). What I have learnt is that it doesn’t…

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Face oil as a pre-treatment in the morning
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Face oil as a pre-treatment in the …

Do you have those days where you wake and skin is feeling tight and a little bit stiff? I do, and there can be no obvious reason for it. When that happens, I tend to use some face oil as a pre-treatment before jumping in the shower. There is nothing complicated or fancy about this…

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What’s oil got to do with it?
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What’s oil got to do with …

Walk into any Space NK or Boots or department store, and you’re inundated with all the different products that can be used to lift, plump, smooth, refine, hydrate, tone, tighten… it can be a bit of a minefield, even for a beauty addict like me. It is one of the reasons I started using face…

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Spotlight on ingredients
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Spotlight on ingredients

All ingredients are 100% natural and, where possible, organic. 15 years of using these oils has led to a blend that is designed to keep skin supple and youthful. Organic sweet almond oil¹ – seals in moisture & strengthens skin Sweet almond oil is popular amongst those with sensitive and dry skin. It is high…

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From jewellery to oils – Founder journey
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From jewellery to oils – Founder journey

  Part of my time in Uganda, in 2010, was spent with a community based organisation called CLD (Come Let’s Dance). It was, and still is, a grass roots, faith-based organisation, run by local Ugandans with support from their founders in Colorado, USA. Their work started with helping street orphans and children in Katanga slum…

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