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For a limited time only, if you spend $50 or over at Eve Organics – on any product/s – you’ll receive a FREE Balm Balm face balm!
-Balm Balm face balms are smooth, silky and melt into the skin, containing shea butter and essential oils. Not only are they beautiful moisturisers, but they can also double as lip balms, and even hair smoothers!-
All you need to do to claim your free face balm is select from the above 3 varieties and enter your chosen one in the ‘Comments’ box at Checkout by typing “tea tree”, “rose geranium” or “fragrance free”.
So get to Eve Organics today and claim your FREE moisturiser!
Hi Everyone! We thought this week we’d share this gorgeous review of our Healing Anthropology Rejuvenating Day Cream, which we found on the natural beauty blog, ‘Beauty Undressed’ – find them at www.beautyundressed.blogspot.com – and enjoy this review! You can find this product at Eve Organics – Click here for more information on our Healing Anthropology Rejuvenating Day Cream.
Hi again beauty addicts!
Today I’d like to review one of my favourite ever products – Healing Anthropology’s Rejuvenating Day Cream.
This everyday moisturiser is SO much more than an everyday moisturiser! It’s a huge advance in natural skincare, because it has 100% natural SPF 30+ built in. Yes, 100% natural. (For those reading who aren’t aware, it’s incredibly hard to make a totally natural sunscreen product!) This cream is simply divine, being a moisturiser and a sunscreen all in one, and doing both brilliantly. That’s a big achievement!
The first thing you’ll notice is the savvy packaging. Clean and fresh, it looks great on the bathroom shelf. And after that, you’ll notice the smell. This one smells like marzipan, the yummy almond paste that’s used in cakes & sweets. That’d be because almond oil is listed in the ingredients.
Application-wise, I really, really like this one. It’s thick, as you’d expect any sunscreen to be, so when I first used it, I put lots on because I thought it wouldn’t spread very well due to the thickness.
I was wrong. It spreads beautifully – you need the tiniest bit to cover your whole face. When it first goes on, it’ll look ever-so-slightly greasy – but give it a minute or two, and it sinks right in to the skin. I wore it without any make-up on top today, and I actually thought it gave me a bit of a ‘glow’ – my skin looked really healthy and vibrant.
Okay, so down to business -
what’s in it?
The ingredients list reads:
Purified spring water, organic olive oil, aloe vera gel, orange blossom water, active sunscreen ingredients [zinc oxide, jojoba oil, African shea butter, organic hemp seed oil, neo heliopan (from cinnamon oil)], beeswax, mimosa flower wax, lecithin, vitamin E oil, grapefruit seed extract and essential oils of almond & ylang ylang.
No complaints here. Nothing remotely nasty in there at all – and some truly gorgeous ingredients – like olive oil, which is a truly wondrous skincare ingredient, aloe vera to calm and soothe, vitamin E, hemp seed oil (another winner for all skin types, particularly sensitive skins), and orange blossom water, which is balancing and great for combination skin.
So, really, not much else to say – a really beautiful product. It’s become a staple in my skin care routine. I love that I just put moisturiser on in the morning & then I don’t have to think about putting sunscreen on as well. Great for lazy girls like me.
Where to get it: I bought mine from Eve Organics = www.eveorganics.com.au.
Enjoy everyone, and good on you for being sun-safe!
Post taken from Beauty Undressed – the natural beauty blog.
Enlarged pores affect a great deal of people – and like most things, genetics are likely to be responsible. But don’t blame your folks just yet – enlarged pores can also sometimes be caused by sun damage, aging and poor hygiene. These three things all cause a thickening of the skin, resulting in the build-up of skin cells around the pores, which makes them appear larger.
In order to avoid enlarged pores to begin with, be sure to keep your face clean, and try to incorporate a toner into your routine. Toners act to ‘tone’, ‘tighten’ and ‘refine’ skin texture – combatting the enlargement of pores.
If you already suffer from enlarged pores (and you’re not alone), do not fret! There are some very effective natural ingredients and products you can use to improve your skin’s texture and appearance.
There are many natural ingredients that are effective in reducing pore-size, as well as having other benefits for the skin. These include witch hazel, vitamin A, tomato, salicylic acid, and lemon extract.
Witch hazel is a natural astringent, and is excellent at toning and refining the skin – the reason it’s an ingredient in so many toners. Witch hazel is also effective at combatting excess oil production – often a contributing factor of enlarged pores.
Vitamin A is commonly used in various forms as an acne treatment, and is very effective at this. However, it is also, if used in the right amounts, extremely good for improving skin tone and texture, and is an ingredient in a great deal of skin care products – from anti-aging creams to nutrient-rich serums.
Tomato is full of lycopenes, a type of antioxidant, and has natural toning properties. It’s also a rich source of Vitamins A and C.
Lemon is a very effective astringent and toning agent, and also has skin-brightening properties. Lemon extract can be found in a great deal of skin care products -particularly those designed for oily or acne-prone skin.
And lastly, Willowbark extract is the source of Salicylic acid, an organic beta hydroxy acid (BHA). BHAs are excellent at gently exfoliating the skin, and encouraging cell renewal. They exfoliate without using grainy or abrasive agents, so are an excellent way of exfoliating sensitive or acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid works to effectively renew and refine the skin, and to clear pores.
So, now that we’ve identified some natural ingredients that can be used to combat those enlarged pores of yours – let’s talk about where you can find them, and the best way to kick-start your journey to smaller, tighter, more refined pores.
1) Make sure your skin is kept clean as much as possible. Use a natural, gentle cleanser that will effectively cleanse without stripping your skin of its natural oils. We suggest our Healing Anthropology Rejuvenating Facial Cleanser, which contains witch hazel, aloe vera & vitamin C, or our Raw Gaia Living Facial Cleanser, which contains witch hazel, tea tree essential oil and lemon essential oil.
2) Gently exfoliate about twice a week to purify and deep-cleanse your pores, and get rid of any impurities. Our Mokosh Cleansing Powder can be used as a gentle exfoliator and also as a mask, and contains lemon peel powder and revitalizing wheatgrass powder, as well as green clay to deep-clean and detoxify.
3) Try to use a pore-refining serum or cream every day as part of your skin care routine. A beautiful one is our Healing Anthropology Rejuvenating Vitamin C solution, which contains toning witch hazel, antioxidant-rich green tea, alpha lipoic acid and balancing grapefruit seed extract. Not only is this nutraceutical-rich serum extremely effective at reducing enlarged pores, but it also helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and under-eye puffiness. It can be used twice a day under your regular moisturiser.
4) Another thing you may wish to consider is whether any of the products you are using on your skin are comedogenic. Comedogenic ingredients block pores; that is, they don’t allow the skin to ‘breathe’, and can cause clogging, and later on, enlarging, of the pores. Make sure you are using skin care (cleansers, toners and moisturisers) that do not contain any comedogenic ingredients – if you’re unsure, there are a great deal of websites around that list common comedogenic ingredients in skin care. If you’re in doubt, head to Eve Organics – our products are all 100% natural, and are sourced specifically for their effectiveness and purity of ingredients.
A great deal of make-up also contains comedogenic ingredients, such as mineral oils, and bismuth oxychloride, which is a nasty ingredient used to make face-powders more ‘silky’ – but various studies have found it to be toxic and harmful to the skin. Try and stay away from this one if you can.
We recommend choosing mineral make-up (not to be confused with mineral oils) – Look for mineral foundations and powders that contain only 100% natural ingredients. Be careful here – a lot of well-known make-up brands advertise ‘mineral’ make-up products, but if you look at the ingredients lists, they actually contain a long list of synthetic ingredients as well.
Always check your ingredients lists. A great deal of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream – so treat your skin with kindness!
A great make-up brand we use and recommend is ‘Nude by Nature’ – unfortunately we don’t stock them on the Eve Organics site as we don’t currently sell make-up lines, but you can find the brand at leading retailers.
Has this article been helpful? Do you have any questions, or comments? Drop us a line! We’d love to hear from you.