Blog

  • A quick refresher on reading ingredients labels…

    With all this talk about beating the Big Winter Dry, it seems a good time to revisit a piece I wrote on Sorbolene a while back. Sorbolene is a common recommendation, for example in the context of applying a lotion after radiation therapy, or to address skin irritations. It’s a really basic product and one […]

    Read more

  • Avoiding a Dry Spell – another tip for winter skin :-)

    This is a super-quick easy tip. The easiest. So if you’re like me, and in winter you need a little extra something to keep your skin looking and feeling smooth, healthy and resilient, read on! Use Y natural 603 BALANCE Certified Organic Jojoba on the areas most prone to dryness… It’s magic, with healing properties […]

    Read more

  • Worried about the Winter Dry?

    Winter is around the corner… For many of us that means dry, irritated, dehydrated, flaky skin. Time for pre-emptive action! So here’s Tip #1 on how to keep our skin not only looking dewy and fresh, but being genuinely hydrated and healthy. First, a little background. If you’ve wondered why your face feels like it’s […]

    Read more

  • Gorgeous Goddess Special Offer…

    Y natural’s beautiful organic haircare is part of our Goddess special offer until June 30 2016 or until sold out … The Goddess pack includes 1000 RADICAL Shampoo, 1100 RESPOND Conditioner and our amazing 700 SOFT Hand & Body Lotion and is just $99 (usually RRP $133). If by chance you need to stock up […]

    Read more

  • Skin looking a tad scaly?

    Great photo, eh? That’s my rather stunning colleague, Celia, looking a little scaly in a good way. If you’re looking scaly in a not-good way, this post is for you! QUESTION: I’m trying to be sensible about my budget. If I invest in good products for my face, is it ok to use a cheap […]

    Read more

  • “French told to avoid 185 cosmetic products” – Part 1

    This article “French told to avoid 185 cosmetic products” caught my eye a few days ago. I promised some of our customers that I would go over the information, but there is too much for one article. So here’s the first – hope you find it useful! Endocrine Disruptors seemed a good place to start, […]

    Read more

  • If Sitting is the New Smoking, then…

    I just read an article claiming that Sitting is the new Smoking. It got me thinking about the new Passive Smoking… Every day we breathe in chemicals or absorb them through our skin without thinking about it. They might do us harm. Might not. Either way, it doesn’t hurt to think about it – eliminate […]

    Read more

  • Y Loves Long Distance Skin Fitness…

    Did you know your body is approximately 60% water and 6% collagen? Exact proportions vary with age, gender and state of health, but still… Between water and collagen, we’re talking about roughly two thirds of your body. Your largest organ – your skin, which weighs about three or four kilograms – is about 75% collagen. […]

    Read more

  • The Ultimate End of Summer Dream Sequence…

    Ah Fabulous February. Mad March. The Tour Down Under being done and dusted marks the start of the transition from Sensational Summer to Amazing Autumn. This is the best time to be in Adelaide… There’s our brilliant Festival of Arts, Writers Week, the Fringe, Womad and so much more. We’ll still have a few scorchers […]

    Read more

  • A Free Radical Walks Into a Bar, and…

    I was asked today about free radicals. The circumstances meant that a complicated heavy-science answer wouldn’t really be right, so I responded along the lines of what I’ve written here. It’s simplifying a bit – or a lot, really –  but hopefully makes it seem a little clearer. A free radical is a molecule with […]

    Read more

  • First look at ingredients lists for 2016… Ready, set… GO!

    This time, let’s check out a handwash…  On the front label, key branding words on the front label include: nature, organics, fruit, soap-free, vitamins, glycerin, cruelty free. There are pictures of three fruits (apple, orange and lemon) and a rabbit logo, though not the one we usually see in Australia. The back label thanks the […]

    Read more

  • Australia Day Reflections…

    On the weekend I had a conversation with Sam Gollan, the talented Indigenous artist whose works we’ve been featuring at Y natural for the past six months. We were reflecting on the meaning this Australia Day celebration holds for Australians now, and what meaning it could hold in our future. Sam noted: Australian people should […]

    Read more

  • Page 5 of 9