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  • 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 […]

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  • “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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • An important message about Melanoma.

    On Thursday, my friend was told something any Australian dreads: one of the moles on her shoulder was cancerous. Melanoma. With melanoma, you don’t mess around. It can be fast and deadly. The key to beating it is early detection and action. My friend was smart. She monitored her skin and didn’t delay when something […]

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  • Happy New Year & Important News!

    Happy New Year! We hope Sweet 2016 has got off to a magnificent start for you and yours. It is my great pleasure to announce on behalf of the Y natural team, that we will soon be launching our brand new Y natural Member’s Lounge. This is a private Facebook group that will serve as […]

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  • 2015’s Last Hurrah!

    Crazy how this year has flown, with all sorts of highs and lows along the way. For Y natural it marked ten years since the three founders since  we created our brand and held our initial focus groups before settling upon what would be in the range that we would take to the world. In […]

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  • Something to think about during the Boxing Day craziness…

    Y natural has made some awesome specials available this week for all the fans of Boxing Day sales who like their choices to support ethical brands. When you choose Y natural, you’re supporting a brand that is Certified Organic, Certified Cruelty Free, passionately pro-environment and 100% Australian made. Plus Y natural is 100% Australian owned […]

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