Beauty Wisdom

DNA Repair - is that a real thing?

DNA Repair - is that a real thing?

You will see that our Purslane and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner includes a claim that Purslane promotes the pro-aging enzyme Telomerase which protects the cells' DNA repair function. Really? So how, exactly does it do this? Telomeres are little caps at the very ends of chromosomes that protect the internal areas of chromosomes. Every cell in our bodies is constantly renewed every seven to ten years, some cells more frequently. So why then are we not exactly the same every seven to ten years? The problem is that with every replication of our DNA, some fragments of the genes that...

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Dealing with Dark Spots and Hyper-Pigmentation

Dealing with Dark Spots and Hyper-Pigmentation

Remember when we were young and a little bit of sun gave our skin that beautiful glowy 'sun-kissed' look? As if that were a good thing? Little did we know that for some of us, underneath that lovely, even, healthy glow were the future seeds of uneven, pigmented skin that would grow worse and worse as we grew older. Uneven pigmentation and dark spots are a very visible sign of aging, and probably one of the easiest signs to treat. Dark spots, age spots, liver spots, melasma, pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation - there are various names for pigmentation and the root causes...

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Korean 7 Skin method. Skin Care Routine. How to apply serums and oils. Australian Botanicals. Founder's Formula.

How to Apply Founder's Formula Serums and Oils - The 7- Skin Method

The Korean 7- Skin Method is a great approach to using Founder's Formula serums and oils. It is the ideal method for giving skin the best chance to soak up and benefit from the multiple phyto-actives found in our nutrient-rich Australian Botanicals. Here's how it works: Founder's Formula 7- Skin Method 1. In the mornings, do not cleanse, simply wipe face and neck with a re-usable cotton or bamboo pad soaked in Purslane and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner. In the evenings, massage face and neck with Macadamia Omega 7 Cleansing Oil and rinse away with water. Pat dry excess water....

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Yes. Men's Skin Really is Different to Women's

Yes. Men's Skin Really is Different to Women's

Have you ever wondered if marketing skin care to men is really only all about the packaging? I mean, most men start out by using their partner's or sister's skin care anyway. So are marketers really just re-packaging the exact same women's products to make them more appealing to men - or are men's skin care products truly different?  Let's start by considering the ways in which men's skin is actually quite different to women's: Wrinkles and Fine Lines. You may be surprised to learn that men actually develop wrinkles earlier in life and with a greater severity than do...

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Ten Reasons Why I Love a Good Cleansing Oil

Ten Reasons Why I Love a Good Cleansing Oil

1. Oils and water don't mix. Oils dissolve oils. 2. Oils are not bad. Oils in skin are good. We don't want to strip oils when we cleanse our face. Using an oil cleanser does not strip the skin's natural healthy oils. 3. Oils are phyto-nutrient-intense. They are not isolated, synthesized chemicals produced in a vat. Using an oil-based cleanser is yet another opportunity to deliver incidental nutrition to the skin. 4. Cleansing with Macadamia Omega 7 Cleansing Oil feels calming and soothing when my skin feels dehydrated and parched, nourishing it with essential lipids including Omega 3, 6, 7...

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Is Your Sunscreen Making You Tired?

Is Your Sunscreen Making You Tired?

Last week I started using a new sunscreen - the Australian brand Ultra Violette Extreme Screen - which I loved by the way! Creamy texture, dreamy coconut fragrance, and very high SPF. As the week wore on I became more and more tired and the dermatitis on my hands flared up. I did not at the time think that this might be related to my new sunscreen - but some desperate google research to uncover the cause of this latest skin reactivity resulted in this surprising discovery - yes, sunscreen can cause tiredness and dermatitis. I suffer from a salicylate...

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