October Monthly Archives

Shouldn’t We Be Aware of Breast Cancer Every Month?

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October is drawing to a close and so is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as per usual, we’ve seen the pink ribbons pinned on people, products and websites. But shouldn’t we be more aware of cancer, not just breast cancer, every month? Every day even? A little bit about Breast Cancer… All types of cancer are on the rise, with 1 in 2 of us …

Body Scrubs: Ingredients to Avoid

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Using a body scrub is great to polish your skin when the cold winter weather transformed your arms and legs into flaky sticks, or when summer is around the corner and you fancy showing a bit of smooth skin. Still, besides the commonly found plastic microbeads added as physical exfoliating agents (we wrote about them in our blog post about facial exfoliators), body products often contain …

The Launch of Equazen- an Omega 3 Product

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Earlier in the year I was invited me along to learn more about Equazen, an Omega 3 supplement brand, – at the launch of the brand in the UK. We all know that we should be eating, ideally, a couple of portions of fish a week to get Omega 3 into our diets, one of which should be oily fish. I for one aim for at …

Six of the Best Natural & Organic Exfoliators

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Exfoliators are an essential part of healthy-looking, smooth and soft skin, but be warned you can overdo it! If your skin is dry, look for a gentle scrub and indulge once or twice a week. Oily or combination skin can generally be exfoliated twice or thrice a week. Now, there are some products (such as Green Energy Organics Facial Gommage) which are gentle enough to be …

Soley Organics: Organic Beauty All the Way from Iceland

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I’d been Skyping with Soley Eliasdottir for a while, but it was a pleasure to meet her back in April, when she came to UK to launch her brand, Soley Organics, an organic beauty brand from Iceland. Soley is a long­standing iconic figure both on the stage and screen in the Icelandic Thespian world. But the skill she has turned her hand to in recent …

My First Foray into the World of Foreo

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I must admit, when I first heard the hype about FOREO, I very much doubted that the product could live up to its reputation. I thought some very clever marketing people had waved their wands and created the spell of the century. I believe this because every person I know who tried it, and every single online review by the public and press alike was …

Why You Should Switch to Natural & Organic Bath Products!

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No matter if you prefer to shower in the morning or at night, having a nicely scented and nourishing body wash waiting for you in the shower caddy is always something to look forward to for each pamper session. However, I’d like to draw attention to the fact that most bath products are laden with ingredients you may want to avoid if you are trying to …

Royal Jelly:Time to Bolster YOUR Immunity with Bee Products!

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The weather’s changing and so I decided to add a new product into my lifestyle, Royal Jelly, a bee product that can help with allergies and all those pollen-y things that are flying around the atmosphere right now. This is the first time I have ever taken royal jelly as a supplement. With I have used bee products before, my only previous experience of royal …

Four of the Best Natural & Organic Shower Gels

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Did you know that mainstream shower gels and body washes can contain chemicals potentially hazardous to our health? You can read more about that here. Switching to natural and organic products means your bath or shower can be even cleaner! Here are four of our favourite bath and shower gels we’ve been using of late. Dr Bronner’s Organic Shikakai Lavender Soap We are huge Dr …

Tropic Skincare Review – Skin Review Nourishing Cream Concentrate

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Well this reivew of Tropic’s Skin Review Nourishing Cream Concentrate has been a long time coming – so long in fact that I think Tropic Skincare line may have undergone not one but two redesigns! Oops!  The product I reviewed looked like this –  But I can see on the website that Tropic Skincare packaging now looks like this And here you can see a middle time …