Every day we receive skin care queries from natural beauties looking for savvy skin care advice. We share them on our blog so that you, too, can benefit from other customers’ questions – because we’re all in this together! If …
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We’re no strangers to breaking new ground at Eve Organics – we were the first 100% natural online skin care boutique in Australia, and we remain one of the only truly natural skin care stores in the world.
We’ve introduced a number of new brands to Australian shores, including Gourmet Body Treats and the 100% Pure facial range; with more in the pipeline.
Now, we’re excited to introduce the world’s first 100% natural and organic skin lightener.
Beyond Organic’s Lite & Brite is a skin care revolution. Extremely popular across Asia, skin lighteners are often laden with dangerous chemicals – and until now, a natural alternative hasn’t existed. Lite & Brite works by naturally decreasing the production of Tyrosinase in the skin, which is the enzyme responsible for pigmentation.
Lite & Brite‘s lightening properties have been demonstrated by biological tests (in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo). After daily use for 28 days it shows measurable results, with further results at 56 days. Beautifully scented and hydrating enough to function as a moisturiser, the cream gradually and gently fades skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, freckles, melasma and age spots.
Lite & Brite has won a host of natural skin care awards, including earning a ‘Highly Commended’ in the prestigious 2012 Natural Beauty Awards.
Click here to view the entire Beyond Organic range at Eve Organics.
…Until next time xx
Luckily for us, we come into contact with a huge range of beautiful, gourmet skin care products every day working at Eve Organics – but every now and then, a product comes along that sticks with you. This miracle-in-a-glass-jar is one of them.
In their Face Cleansing Powder & Mask, Mokosh have created a product that truly transforms the complexion. Granular in texture, the powder adopts a deliciously ‘mushy’ consistency when mixed with water, and can be immediately washed off or left on as a mask once or twice a week. The powder contains Argiletz green clay to withdraw impurities – so it offers a deeper clean than most cleansers.
Like all of the Mokosh products, the Face Cleansing Powder & Mask is beautifully simple. With ingredients like organic oatmeal; neem, coconut and wheatgrass powders; and rose petals, the powder refines, renews and is excellent at balancing oily, combination or over-active skin types. It has an ‘earthy’ aroma and feels soft but oh-so-slightly exfoliating on contact. Skin is left feeling clearer, softer and brighter.
Customers have told us that the Face Cleansing Powder & Mask helps to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and combat dullness.
To make the most of your Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder & Mask, keep it outside of the shower and pour just enough product into your dry hand before mixing it with water outside the jar. Allowing moisture into the jar can cause the product to spoil, so store it in a dry place – remember, it’s 100% natural and preservative-free.
Have you tried our Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder & Mask? What did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
...Until next time xx
Every week we receive dozens of queries about our products, their ingredients, and natural skin care in general. So we thought, why not share the answers around so that all our readers can benefit?
Here’s our pick of this week’s customer queries – and a special thank you to Waleska from our 100% vegan range, Gourmet Body Treats, for her contribution to this blog post. Remember – you can contact us any time by clicking here, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – we offer free skin care consultations and are always happy to answer your questions.
Q: Why do some of your face creams come in jars? Doesn’t this mean the product is exposed to air each time it’s opened?
It’s true that jars do make the product exposed to elements after each use, but since many of our face creams don’t contain any ‘filler’ ingredients such as water or emulsifiers, they’re often too thick to be housed in a pump-type container. Some of our suppliers such as Gourmet Body Treats have looked into aluminum tubes, but many skin care users have allergies to various metals. Gourmet Body Treats feel that glass containers are the most environmentally friendly choice and they don’t react with their product, keeping the products pure, safe and natural. Keeping the lid on and washing your hands prior to use or using a cosmetic spatula to apply the product will keep your cream germ free. Most of our products have a shelf life of 8-12 months after opening and we always encourage customers to use the products ritually to ensure no product gets wasted.
Q – Does your Gourmet Body Treats Gingko Biloba Toner contain any alcohol?
The Gourmet Body Treats Gingko Biloba Toner has a 1% alcohol content left over from distilling the witchhazel plant in organic alcohol, from Californian grapes unsuitable for wine production.
Gourmet Body Treats did originally try to distill their witchhazel extract using water, but they found that this left the witchhazel weak and diminished its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, mainly due to a reduced amount of tannins in the extract.
Q – What’s the difference between floral waters and essential oils? Do floral waters still contain essential oils?
The flower waters we used in many of our products do come from the plant – they are derived through steam distillation. The essential oil separates from the water during
distillation and, if the floral water is filtered into a separate container, then no essential oils are present in the floral water that ends up in the product. However, some of the plants’ natural healing properties are present in the final products such as alpha-Bisabolol, an anti–inflammatory. If you’re pregnant or suffer from allergies and you’re concerned about particular essential oils in a product containing floral waters, please ask us and we can advise you accordingly.
Q – How does the Vitamin C in your Gourmet Body Treats Vitamin C Booster work? Does it matter if the product is left open?
The vitamin C Gourmet Body Treats use is encapsulated in a stable plant based lipid. The product is housed in a dropper; but the vitamin C is released only after the surrounding plant based lipids melt after after application, releasing the vitamin C onto the skin. The plant based lipids are a combination of olive and coconut oils.
We hope you found these Q&As helpful – and if you have any other queries for us, we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us here.
…Until next time! xx
Evening Primrose Oil is quite an amazing ingredient, with incredible healing properties. It’s well known for its effect on hormone regulation, and is used in the treatment of pre/post-menstrual syndrome, menopause and endometriosis. Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of gamma-linoleic acid or GLA, a fatty acid. GLA interferes with the production of prostaglandins during menstruation, lessening menstrual cramps and potentially decreasing other menstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness and cravings.
Evening Primrose Oil has has an equally healing effect on various skin conditions, including acne, eczema and rosacea. Some studies have indicated Evening Primrose Oil to have a significantly greater effect than a placebo on inflammation in eczema sufferers. Its ability to reduce inflammation also makes it effective against rosacea. The fatty acids in the oil work to dilute sebum, which is over-secreted in many acne sufferers.
… in our Gourmet Body Treats Herbal Makeup Remover
(arriving on the website soon!)
Packed with powerful antioxidant oils high in vitamins and minerals. Can remove all kinds of makeup, from mascara to mineral powders.
… in our Mokosh Face Oil for Normal Skin
Great for combination skin types, this beautiful blend of unrefined and organic/biodynamic oils balances and rejuvenates. Also contains jojoba, lavender and frankincense oils.
… in our Oz Goddess Eye & Fine Line Cream
Packed with natural anti-agers, this regenerating cream smoothes fine lines and lightens dark circles with active ingredients such as Australian chia oil, kakadu plum and wattle seed extracts.
Have you used Evening Primrose Oil as a treatment for any of the above ailments? What was your experience? We’d love to hear from you!
..Until next time xx