Monthly Archives: May 2016


Spotlight on: Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair and nails. It’s found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bone tissue, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, gastrointestinal tract, and even in the cornea of the eye. What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells. Collagen & gelatin often get used interchangeably, but they are […]


La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser review

Tried & Tested: La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser

As I was discarding my empty bottle of La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, it suddenly hit me – I’ve been using this product for months and haven’t shared it with you all! This often happens with products I love; I get so wrapped up in using them/taking them for granted I forget to share. Well, better late than never so here goes: About La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser A balancing facial cleansing gel for oily to combination skin that effectively removes perspiration, makeup, impurities and pollutants. Formulated with Ginseng, Sugar Cane and Papaya extract to purify and exfoliate the outer […]


Spotlight on: Burt’s Bees

Many years ago, long before I got onto the natural bandwagon, I was in search of a good body moisturiser. I was already pretty clued up on mineral oil and knew to avoid products that contained it (other than being a dirty petrochemical by-product, it actually dehydrates your skin) so scanned the ingredients lists to find quality products. I came across a product by Burt’s Bees and was instantly sold by what I read. I fell in love after trying it. This was by far one of the most effective moisterisers I had used! Since then, I’ve always had a […]

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The correct way to apply your skincare

You’ve just forked out for some seriously amazing & potent skincare products; you should want to make sure you get the most out of your spend. Most of us just wing it, based on information gathered in our younger years from Dolly or Cosmopolitan magazines. Even less of us will read the product instructions. Fortunately, correct application is pretty easy and quite fast; but a lot of it simply come down to correct technique and timing. The motto, “less is more” also applies. Cleanser   Most cleansers are designed to be used with a wet face. Squirt on the required amount […]


Honey & Spice Face Mask

This is my favourite skin-clearing mask.  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s life changing. It helps moisturise, clear blemishes, even skin tone, exfoliate, brighten your complexion, & so much more! The best thing about it is it’s super easy to make and you probably have the ingredients already in your pantry.  Honey, nutmeg & cinnamon all have curative properties that help to prevent infection and reduce swelling, and may actually help new skin growth. Honey is antibacterial, which means it’s great for acne. It’s also a humectant, which is a natural moisturising agent. Use raw honey for best results as it’s full […]

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