So on this day I just needed a facial. My face has suffered a lot as I felt stressed, had been eating unhealthy, drinking and all that. I had a mini break out, and a few black heads but that was enough to
The skin is evidently the largest organ of the body. Amongst other functions, it prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL). As good as the skin is at preventing dehydration through TEWL, it is even better at keeping things out. Things like water too. This sounds a little strange but imagine you absorb water everytime you take a bath or got rained on, think about the myriad of substances that get on the skin by accident or on purpose, what about bacteria and other grimy things that touch us from time to time. Our skin is highly resilient and resistant to external forces.
With this said, the skin does allow some compounds through based on:
In order to make the best skin care products, it is very important to understand how it operates. The skin being the largest organ of the body (16% of total body weight), protects the body from physical, chemical, and infectious attacks and plays a role in several biological and biochemical processes like excretion and temperature regulation.
As a realist and scientist, certain truths or doubts make themselves known in the quest to look at things as they really are. I question my beliefs from time to time and even though during these supposed down times, I do not see the benefits, in hindsight, I see how far challenging these ideologies has brought me. I may as well, still remain oblivious to some more of the benefits and drawbacks. For you to love a thing or person, you have to learn about everything, the good, bad and neither, in order to make an informed decision.
When it comes to natural cosmetics,
I remember it ‘just like it was yesterday’. I had been to a quite a few massage parlors and was a frequent mall massage receiver by the time I found an offer on UK Groupon for a couple’s (they didn’t specify genders) spa day at only £12 pounds. My birthday was coming up (March 20) and I wanted to have a spa day with my friends so I bought 5 of the tickets (birthday giveaway, I guess). I invited 6 friends on the 19th day of March, 2013, using only 3 of the tickets.
I should mention that the spa is Continue reading My luxury day spa experience – Spa Naturel.
So in the spirit of naturalness (is that even a word?), some people are opposed to including preservatives in their formulations. I am all for the good cause, swear down, and will definitely not include it in formulations that do not require any preservation i. e. Anhydrous products.
With that said, for all formulations that incorporate water and other hydrophilic ingredients, preservation is Continue reading When you cannot do without preservatives.
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In order to encourage you to try making your own products, I’m challenging you to a formulation task. This will also get you used to my formulation method. I’m not really a fan of following recipes to the letter so feel free to Continue reading Anhydrous body butter formulation challenge
When I started out a few years ago, I followed a lip balm recipe that I found online. It turned out OK but just OK. I wanted to tweak it to become more moisturizing and less greasy. I wanted to include Continue reading Why I do not follow recipes (and why you should not either).