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3 Benefits Of Helichrysum

Helichrysum, the oil known as “everlasting” and “immortal” essential oil, is a European herb native to France, Italy, and a few neighboring countries. However, it is illegal to harvest Helichrysum in France. It is a very costly oil and scarcely available, Helichrysum flowers were first distilled only 40 years ago and remained quite elusive within the essential oil community until just 10 years ago. The extract of the flower was originally utilized by physicians of ancient Europe and Africa for both physical and emotional conditions. Though helichrysum is now grown in many parts of the world, the highest quality oils are produced along the Icelandic coast of Croatia. With an aroma that is a bit earthy and a bit herby, helichrysum...

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The 10 Benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a highly-moisturizing, skin-softening oil derived from a cactus. Prickly Pear Oil benefits the skin with it’s exceptional hydrating and anti-aging properties. The prickly pear is known as "the miracle plant" because of its many medicinal uses throughout the centuries. Rich in protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins E and K this precious, organic oil transforms the skin by refining and tightening pores, reducing redness and inflammation, brightening under the eyes, lightening dark spots, brightening skin tone and restoring skins elasticity. Deeply moisturizing because of its high linoleic acid content, prickly pear seed oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin and deeply penetrates the layers to nourish and soften. Prickly pear seed oil is non-comedogenic, you can use it...

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Let's Talk about the Restorative Power of Facial Oils

Advising women to avoid facial oils and oil-based products for fear of acne is perhaps one of the most widespread and damaging myths the cosmetics industry has ever perpetuated. When applied to the skin, botanical oils are absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, where they instantly go to work to improve the lipid barrier function. By replenishing the oils you’ve lost due to the natural aging process and exposure, you enable your skin to do what it does naturally—retain moisture and repel assaults from sun and wind. In addition to maintaining the integrity of your skin’s lipid barrier, oils also help inhibit what is known as peroxidative skin damage. Lipids will undergo what is known as peroxidation...

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Which Mineral Clay is best for your Skin?

Mineral Clay is a naturally occurring substance rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, silica, and potassium and it can be found in volcanic ash, sediment, and soil. The benefits of mineral clays are vast for your skin, however, each clay has it's on wonderful attributes for your skin. Let's examine these clays:     French Green Clay Found in France,  French green clay is great for pore-tightening on top of oil-absorption, it is both detoxifying and healing. can be called Illite Clay or Sea Clay, it is known to remove metals and it gets its green color from kelp and algae -  should never be gray or white. Detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties - No. 35 Detox Activated Charcoal mask w/Bentonite...

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Why you will love cleansing your face with Oil!

Like many, I grew up using harsh and chemical-filled soaps and cleansers to clean my face, leaving my skin dry and raw. When I went to college, I met many of my friends from Europe that washed or cleaned their face differently; with oil. Since Facial Oil Cleansing is a new concept here and some have tried the method with not so favorable results, many are perplexed as to why. First, you must understand the purpose and the benefits of the oils that you are using for your skin type.  All oils have a ratio of Linoleic acid and Oleic acid, however, the ratio of one to another varies greatly by each individual oil.   Oils that have a higher...

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