30 Oct 2017
What are fats and lipids?
Fats and lipids are the components of the body and tissues that are not soluble in water but are soluble in organic solvents such as chloroform, methanol ethanol and ether. Some are very familiar to us, in particular the common fats and oils we all know such as vegetable oils and animal fats. Many of the other classes carry the particular assignation as lipids –... Read More »
30 Apr 2017
The use of shea butter in skincare can be traced back through millennia. The luminous beauty of Nerfertiti, Queen of ancient Egypt, was attributed to the moisturising effects of shea butter in a sunbaked climate. Nor was she the only member of Egyptian royalty to rely on its beauty enhancing properties. Cleopatra was also a fan.
Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree found dotted across the... Read More »
30 Dec 2016
Life takes on a frenetic pace during December. Many of us cover what seems like miles on our feet in our quest for the perfect Christmas gift. If we’re lucky and have the energy we may dance a few nights away celebrating the festive season too.
In the midst of all of this mayhem, it’s easy to neglect our feet as we cram them into ill-fitting shoes or slip on another pair of high heels.... Read More »
17 Nov 2016
It’s the time of year when even the most nurtured dry skin becomes parched, cracked and unresponsive to your usual moisturisers. The lack of humidity and cooler air often leads to problematic skin and the need to revamp your beauty regime.
Switching from your regular moisturiser to a body oil can offer an ideal solution to even the most inflammatory skin conditions. Body oils are often... Read More »
17 Nov 2016
It’s coming to the time of year when most of us unthinkingly flick the central heating switch to ‘on’ but do you realise the potentially damaging effects it has on your skin? Cooler weather and centrally heated houses play havoc with all skin types. If yours is naturally dry, this often means increased sensitivity, itchiness and discomfort.
We’re not suggesting that you don’t need... Read More »