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LEMONS - The Internal Alkalizer

Lemons are high in citric acid. When applied topically the citric acid in lemons may treat acne, even hyperpigmentation, unclog pores, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Citric acid, combined with glycolic acid from sugarcane and lactic acid from bilberry, effectively exfoliate skin cells, and thus are key ingredients in our SCRUB face mask. Given the super acidic nature of citric acid, we formulate with only minimal levels of lemon extract to avoid sensitizing skin, and furthermore, we advise against applying fresh lemon directly to the skin.You must now wonder, ‘why if lemon is too acidic to apply directly to the skin, is it considered an alkalizing food?’ Well, that’s because once digested it produces a byproduct...

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IMMORTELLE

An antispasmodic, anti-allergenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant, antiseptic, emollient, fungicidal, and cytophylactic substance, Helichrysum essential oil is a highly valuable addition to skincare preparations. Evident in its common names “immortal” and “everlasting”, and owing to its exceptional content of beta diketones, the use of Helichrysum italicum will promote a youthful appearance. This essential oil promotes cell health, encourages the recycling of dead cells, and stimulates the production of new ones. This regenerative quality further helps control the appearance of skin blemishes and scarring from acneBeyond use in skincare this powerful essential oil is used to detoxify the liver, relieve congestion, neutralize the effects of nicotine and caffeine, and help to cure herpes, cystitis, arthritis, sinusitis, colitis, neuralgia and varicose veins. It is...

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SUN PROTECTION

We're loving the longer days and all these rays. But as we know, too much UV exposure can cause damage to the skin (and premature aging). Fortunately our bodies naturally produce antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and other protective compounds, but as we age and environmental exposure increases, it’s important to supplement depleted reserves with bioavailable nutriment. For a clear, glowing complexion all summer long be sure to absorb hydrating ingredients and protective fatty acids both internally and topically. Yes you’ll look better, and you’ll feel better too. We hope to launch a sunscreen before next summer and in the meantime we are happy to offer products containing UV protective ingredients such as tomato lycopene, hazelnut oil, astaxanthin algae, Kakadu plum, mountain pepper berry and...

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RADISH ROOT FERMENT - The Alternative Preservative

The goal of preservatives are to extend shelf life and inhibit mold, bacteria, fungus and yeast. Some products need preservatives others do not. Water-soluable products for example are prone to mold contamination and if they are to live out of the fridge for an extended period of time they may need something to protect them from spoilage. For our water-soluable products we use a radish root ferment as our main preservative. Rather than acting like a standard antibiotic, wiping out all bacteria, it acts more like a pro-biotic, colonizing the product with good bacteria that will keep the bad out. This radish root ferment is also known to be a pore-cleanser and skin-brightener. It is made using the microorganism Leuconostoc,...

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FACE MAPPING

    Face mapping is traced back to ancient medicinal practices as a way to diagnose and assess an individual's wellbeing. Today, the same principle goes as follows- the function of your internal health including the immune system, digestive system, gut health, respiratory system, nervous system, excretory system and endocrine system - all are reflected on the different zones of the face. Breakouts, dullness and lackluster may emulate a malfunction in one of the areas listed below.  Forehead: Digestive Organs and Liver  Could Indicate: Stress Food allergies and sensitivities Environmental toxins and stress Dehydration How to combat these issues: Stress can lead to premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, puffy eyes, dark circles and hair loss. For most of us a...

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