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Tropic smoothing cleanser review

Honest review of Tropic cleanser

General election & plant politics

bored of general election already, check out colourful natural skincare

Natural emulsifiers & PEG’s (how oil and water are mixed together for skincare)

I've spent a bit of time recently looking at the way 'non natural' brands mix oil into water. You probably already know that a lot of skincare products contain mostly water as their bulk ingredient with their 'star' ingredient comprising a much, much smaller percentage e.g. rosehip oil, safflower oil, jojoba oil etc.  So, what is … Continue reading Natural emulsifiers & PEG’s (how oil and water are mixed together for skincare)

Beautiful balm bars & playing with photography

This weekend I had great fun making body balm bars.  This one, in the main picture, looks like white chocolate and smells like chocolate orange, so I had to stop various household members from attempting to steal a nibble. It's not chocolate but it is made with a mix of organic cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, … Continue reading Beautiful balm bars & playing with photography

Dairy, egg and soya intolerance – what has that got to do with skincare?

Imagine a diet where you can only drink milk? Imagine drinking it results in burning inside of your stomach & the acid creeps up your throat. Imagine you can't speak and tell anyone exactly what the problem is and how to stop it.  So you scream, cry, kick your legs & your skin is scaly … Continue reading Dairy, egg and soya intolerance – what has that got to do with skincare?

L’oreal botanics – sounds good eh!?

I won't do too many of these kinds of posts, but had to cover this one. So, L'oreal have entered the natural market, or have they? Check them out here, looks ever so artisan and natural.  So it must be good right? Perhaps not when you look at the ingredients - note the position on this … Continue reading L’oreal botanics – sounds good eh!?