Posted on 12th Apr 2015
5 Health & Beauty Trends for Winter 2015
What is it: Activated charcoal is an extremely porous substance that is capable of binding to and removing a number of harmful substances. It has recently become popular for its purported ability to naturally improve teeth whiteness over time by binding to tannins which cause stains and yellowing of the teeth.
Try it: Enviro Toothbrush Medium Bristle $2.95
What is it: Kate Middleton has declared rosehip oil to be one of her skincare essentials and its not surprising...whilst previously rosehip oil was thought to be so effective because of its nourishing and anti-oxidant properties, but newer research has revealed that it has an extremely high level of vitamin A, which can help reduce wrinkles and improve skin quality from the deepest levels of the skin.
Try it: Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm $73.95: With rosehip oil as its main ingredient it can be used as a cleanser, moisturiser, mask, and a number of other ways
What is it: This chlorophyll rich green tea is made from tea leaves which are hand-picked, steamed, dried, and ground into a fine green powder. Just one cup of matcha contains the anti-oxidants of 10 cups of regular green tea. It also contains high levels of L-Theanine, which has a calming effect, giving matcha the incredible effect of energising and calming at the same time...creating sustainable energy without a caffeine crash in the afternoon!
Try it: Kenko Matcha Tea 30g $37.99
What is it: Rich and deeply flavoured this honey has potent antibacterial and anti-microbial properties. This is because it comes from bees that pollinate the Manuka tree, also known as tea tree, and they pass on these incredible benefits through their honey
Try it: Pukka Chamomile, Vanilla and Manuka Honey Tea $6.95
What is it: Plant stem cells are about to have a big moment in natural skincare; the perfect intersection of high science and natural remedies. Gardenia stem cells, like in Frankincense Intense Concentrate product effective antioxidants, including feruloyl-6-glucoside. They can also stimulate the production of new collagen, reduce collagen degradation, and inhibit collagenase synthese (enzymes that break the peptite bonds in collagen)
Try it: Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Concenrate $130
This cult favourite by pioneers in organic skin care, Neal's Yard Remedies, might leave the un-initiated a little lost with its plethora of potential uses. Here we outline 7 of the best ways to put your Wild Rose Beauty Balm to use.1. CleanserA great way to remove the days dirt and grime without stripping your skin [...]
Tea is really a wonderful thing, isn't it? As well as reducing your risk of heart attack, delivering your body a hefty dose of antioxidants, and providing a healthy alternative to sugary, milky, bloat-inducing lattes (and whatever's passing for coffee in the office kitchen these days) it also has a number of potential uses around [...]
Herbs and spices have been used since ancient times for their healing properties. Basil, turmeric, cinnamon, oregano, garlic, chili peppers, rosemary and others support optimal health and ward off diseases. Some are just as powerful as traditional drugs, but without the risks. Spices often come from the roots, seeds, and bark of plants. They contain [...]
Want to stay fit and healthy all year round? Found that your current diet leaves you less than full and satiated? If so, you might want to check out the paleo diet. According to health experts, this is the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to keep you strong and full of energy. [...]