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  • Time for another 10 minute tute! Here are the ingredients of a popular brand of hand and body lotion. . Water (Aqua), Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Eleis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl […]

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  • What does Mineral Oil have in common with churches in the Netherlands?

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of chemicals known to be persistent organic pollutants – they can occur naturally (eg released during bush fires and volcanoes) or as a result human activity, such as driving, steel making and constructing / using asphalt roads. A while back, some Dutch researchers at Maastricht University made a […]

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  • How to Adapt Your Skin Care Routine for Winter Dryness.

    skin care routine for dry skin

    The weather here in Adelaide has been particularly wintry this year so it seemed like an ideal opportunity to share the ideal Y natural skin care routine for dry skin with you. In the depths of winter it’s not unusual for normal skin to become dry and mature skin to feel excessively dehydrated, like you […]

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  • Handy Hint: Avoid PEG!

    PEG polyethylene glycol

    When you read the ingredients list on a ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ skincare or hair care product and  see chemicals like PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, PEG-70 Mango Glycerides or Olive Oil PEG 7 Esters then it’s pretend-natural, not authentic-natural. They contain the name of a plant, so they sound natural.  They’re often referred to as ‘plant-derived’ but it’s […]

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  • THE best anti aging skin treatment!

    best anti aging skin treatment

    Y natural’s 601 NOURISH Luxury Treatment is the ultimate luxurious, nutritive and regenerative treatment for dry, mature or dehydrated skin. It protects, nourishes, hydrates and softens while delighting the senses. The finest nutrient-rich oils absorb cleanly to promote glowing, radiant skin. 601 NOURISH is especially beneficial on skin when harsh chemicals or environmental factors have […]

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  • Up Close & Personal: 700 SOFT Hand & Body Lotion

    THE BEST HAND & BODY LOTION EVER. EVER! When we first started our company, we decided to create the best body moisturiser in the world. We were testing products and making our product decisions – I loved this one, but wanted to make it one bigger. For the first few days I was using great […]

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  • Tip: Avoid Polysorbates.

    TIP: Avoid skincare and haircare products containing any ingredients with ‘polysorbate’ as part of their name. Polysorbates are used in a variety of skincare, haircare, makeup and cleaning products. They alter surface tension and their inclusion in formulations is usually to help dissolve oils into water. These chemicals are not particularly harmful per se, however […]

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  • Skincare Ingredients 1.02

    Our Ingredients to Avoid card gives a lot of useful tips that help you to make more informed choices about the products you buy. The reasons behind our tips vary quite a lot, but can be summarised in this way: Sometimes we recommend avoiding something because it’s a known harmful substance or because there is […]

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  • Myrrh, the anti-chapping winter wonder.

    Myrrh is brimming with antioxidants and known to promote rejuvenation, making it an ideal inclusion in anti-age formulations. It’s antibacterial, antifungal and helpful for reducing swelling and inflammation. Overall, these are positive qualities for promoting tissue repair, healing and preventing infection and thus it’s perfect to use on winter skin that’s dried out, stressed, chapped […]

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  • Skincare Ingredients to Avoid 1.01…

    Have you tried reading the ingredients list on a skincare product label lately? If you haven’t, I understand why. About hundred thousand different chemicals are currently used in products around the world and that number is increasing rapidly . With a new chemical being created every few seconds, and most chemicals having multiple names, who […]

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  • By request – a lil quickie ingredients review…

    I’ve done this particular review on request as a bit of a quickie – this is the foaming cleanser of a popular Australian brand that is very well known for its design aesthetic. It’s positioned as a high quality organic brand. Walk into one of their stores and you’re offered an elegant cup of herbal […]

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  • 601 NOURISH Luxury Treatment for Wonderful Winter Skin!

    OK so right from the start I’ll be straight that 601 NOURISH is my #1 favourite product of all time. I like to be calm and objective, and my calm and objective assessment of this product is that it’s awesome. If my luggage went awol on a flight, this is what’d have me hyperventillating until […]

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