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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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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
The beauty of switching to 100% natural skin care is that you no longer have to think about all the nasties you’re depositing onto your face and body on a daily basis – but this comes with a caveat.
Although the natural skin care on the market today is extremely advanced in terms of performance and the look and feel of the products, the fact remains that without synthetic preservatives, they usually don’t last as long as their mass-produced synthetic counterparts.
Most of the time, the shelf life of a natural skin care product is longer than it would take you to use up the product – but there are still a few rules you should follow to make sure your products stay as fresh and effective as possible for as long as possible.
1. Keep it cool.
Many natural skin care products lack the ingredients found in synthetic products that ‘hold’ the product together. A good example of this is our Raw Gaia range of products. All the Raw Gaia moisturisers are made with a beautiful blend of essential oils, teamed with cocoa butter.
Ideally, they should be solid but malleable – so that you can scoop some out and warm it in your fingers before applying. But if left in a warm environment, they can ‘liquify’ – that is, turn to liquid. Cooling the product again can cause it to become separated, so that the ingredients are not mixed as they should be.
For the product to perform in the way it was designed, it needs to be kept cool – and this is the same for many natural skin products.
2. Keep it dry.
This applies especially to those products that come in powder form; for example, our Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder or Raw Gaia Face Packs. Designed to be mixed with water before applying, it’s tempting to keep these products in the shower – but be careful here.
One of the reasons natural facial masks are created this way (in powder form) is to avoid the need for preservatives. Bacteria need water – so removing the water from a product removes the need to add preservatives. So, once you get water (even a drop!) in your jar of powder mask, it’s only a matter of time before the product begins to go off.
Our tip is to apply such products before you get in the shower. Take a heaped teaspoon-full of powdered mask and mix it in a bowl with equal parts water. Apply to your face, then jump in the shower.
3. Make sure your products are working together.
Most natural skin care products say something on the label like, ‘follow with our *insert brand name* toner and moisturiser’ – or, ‘for best results, team with our other *insert brand name* skin care products’.
Skin care doesn’t have to be this regimental – you can mix and match, and use a cleanser, toner and moisturiser from three different natural skin care ranges. However, you need to be sure that the products you’re using compliment each other.
It’s no use using three different products all designed for dry skin if the end result is an oil-slick complexion! It may be that you only need to address dryness with one product, and target other skin care issues during the rest of your regime.
The key here is to ask questions. Here at Eve Organics, we provide free personalised skin care consultations – no catches! Simply send us an email and tell us what your skin type is, your current skin care routine, and what specific issues you wish to address – and we’ll send you a complete, comprehensive skin care regime, complete with personalised advice and recommendations.
This way, you’ll know that the combination of products you choose will achieve the desired results. We know our skin care ranges like the back of our hands – so use us to your advantage!
Do you have any tried & tested tricks to help you get the most out of your natural skin care products? Let us know – we’d love to hear them!
…. 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
Introducing our NEW Mokosh Nourishing Face Treatment!