Hi everyone! Hope you are all happy and healthy and looking forward to the holidays Today we thought we’d feature a gorgeous review we found on our Raw Gaia Living Facial Cleanser. This cleanser is a bit different – in …
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will undoubtedly have seen the word ‘Acai’ somewhere recently.
Acai berries are the fruit of the Palm Acai, native to the Amazon region of South America. High in energy, they have been used as a food source for the peoples of this region for hundreds of years.. but a recent appearance on Oprah thrust them into the spotlight, and into public consciousness. And with good reason! Acai berries truly are a superfood, and are fantastic for the complexion as well. Read on to see what they can do for you and your skin!
What’s so special about Acai?
- Brimming with antioxidants
Alongside cacao, acai berries are the highest known source of antioxidants in the world.Antioxidants combat free radicals in the body, which contribute to the signs of ageing.
A 2006 study conducted at the University of Florida showed that acai extract prompted a self-destructive response in up to 86% of leukaemia cells tested in-vitro.
- High in essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9) and amino acids (the building blocks of proteins).
- High in vitamins (particularly A and E – making it an extremely beneficial ingredient in skin care), minerals and fibre.
How can Acai help my skin?
Flavanoids – great for inflammation caused by acne
Phytosterols – promote collagen production
Essential fatty acids and amino acids – help to facilitate skin cell regeneration and repair
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Our 100% Pure range just keeps growing – and we’re so excited to introduce the newest range of products from this beautiful line. Welcome to our new and gorgeous 100% Pure products – there’s something for every skin type!
Decongests and detoxifies with seaweed, vitamin C and peppermint. A cooling, soothing treat for irritated skin.
Rich in the protective antioxidant lycopene, this restorative moisturiser is a pick-me-up for lacklustre skin. Contains carrot seed oil, pomegranate seed extract, oregano, thyme and avocado butter to pack a vitamin-rich punch!
Acai berry is rich in anthocyanins and flavonoids, powerful antioxidants. This beautiful range aims to correct environmental damage and help reduce the signs of ageing, with ingredients like acai berry fruit and fruit oil, calendula extract and vitamins C & E. Delicious!
This antioxidant and nutrient-rich facial oil is light but nourishing. Contains grape seed, lavender, rosemary and blackcurrant oils to heal and protect against ageing.
Restore moisture, softness and elasticity with this healing and protective balm. Enriched with avocado, shea and almond butters. Perfect for dry skin in need of extra hydration.
These beautifully simple, 100% natural face cleansers foam when dispensed, making skin care a breeze. Use the Cucumber Juice cleanser for irritated or sensitive skin and the Lavender Honey version for dehydrated skin in need of some TLC.
You’ve heard of the nourishing cream and antioxidant serum – introducing the Eye Cream in the Red Wine Resveratrol age protective range. Turns out wine is good for things other than drinking!
Have you tried any products from our 100% Pure line? What’s your favourite? Share your thoughts!
..Until next time xx
It’s already toted as a miracle for hair health – but what can this golden ingredient do for your complexion?
Actually, quite a lot!
Argan oil, produced from the kernels of the Argan tree (native to Morocco) is rich in essential fatty acids; in particular, lineolic acid, which is a precursor to vitamin E. This makes it twice as rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) as olive oil, giving it incredible moisturising, regenerating and antioxidant properties.
Argan oil boasts a multitude of skin care benefits, including:
- Reducing the signs of premature ageing
- Soothing dry skin with its superior hydrating qualities
- Improving skin’s elasticity with its high protein content
- Reducing scarring and pigmentation
- Regulating the production of sebum (great for combination skin types)
- Preventing stretch marks
- Reducing inflammation
So how can you make the most of these incredible skin-loving properties?
Well, you can buy Argan oil from most health food stores and chemists – but be careful – a lot of commercial ‘pure Argan oil’ products actually contain a plethora of other, not-so-pure ingredients. Be sure to read the ingredients list before making your choice, as with everything else!
If pure Argan oil sounds like a bit much, there are a multitude of natural skin care products that contain this miracle ingredient. One such product is our new 100% Pure Argan Oil Hydration moisturiser. This light, hydrating formula contains SPF 30 to block out the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and is infused with both Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil, as well as nutrient-rich Green Tea and Herbal Extracts to soften and nourish skin.
Yum! Read more about it here.
Have you tried our Argan Oil Hydration moisturiser? What did you think? Do you use Argan oil in any other way, internally or externally? Share your thoughts – we’d love to hear from you!
…Until next time! xx
This week, we stumbled across this sparkling review of the hugely popular 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – a cult favourite! Read what Chic & Green had to say about one of our best-loved products below.
(Note – some measurements and prices been converted to make this review easier to understand for our non-US readers.)
Review: 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Thoughts: Since I decided to begin eliminating all products made with synthetic fragrances, I needed to find a new eye cream. I opted to buy one from 100% Pure. I like several products from 100% Pure. This one may just be my favorite. It is all natural, vegan and gluten free, as well as free of artificial fragrances. When I apply this, my undereye area feels so soothed. The number one ingredient in this is green tea, and I love that about this treatment.
I also love the fact that calendula hydrosol is high up on the ingredients list. I used to use calendula to make a soothing cucumber & calendula facial mist for those with sensitive skin and it really is so soothing and beneficial to those with skin that is easily irritated.
The coffee in this really helps to brighten the undereye area and boost circulation. I have the tendency to get dark circles and while this hasn’t removed them, the area is brighter.
I also want to mention the aroma. I have eliminated artificial fragrances from my beauty routine, but there is pure and natural vanilla absolute in this. Combined with the coffee, it’s like a very comforting and soothing vanilla mocha. It absorbs right in so it won’t bother the senses, but it is lovely while applying.
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Calendula Hydrosol, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Green Coffee, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extracts of Coffee Cherry, Organic Rosemary, Organic Oregano, Organic Thyme, Organic Grapefruit Seed and Organic Goldenseal, Organic Vanilla Absolute, Candelilla Wax
Price: This product is $32.95 for 1 ounce (29ml) from eveorganics.com.au. This, per ounce, is more affordable than many name brand drugstore creams. Keep in mind that most eye creams on the market range from 0.25 to 0.5 ounces. For example, my past favorites (which I no longer use because of the synthetic fragrance) from Burt’s Bees retail for $18 and $25 each for a half ounce jar.
Other eye cream prices for the sake of comparison:
L’Oreal Youth Code (0.5 ounces) $38.65
Olay Definity Eye Treatment (0.5 ounces), $29.99
Philosophy The Miracle Worker Eye Cream (0.45 ounces), $86.70
Lancome Absolue Premium (0.5 ounces), $86.50
Really? $86.70??? No way!
My Grade: a well deserved A+
Note: This product is not one that was sent to me for review. I purchased it on my own.
We hope you found this review helpful! Have you tried our 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream? What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
…Until next time xx