You can barely open a magazine or beauty blog without being hit with full page mentions of aloe vera nowadays. Whether it's A-listers like Victoria Beckham and the Kardashians endorsing the benefits of this spiky-leaved plant; or behemoth brands such as Clinique and Kiehl's touting its benefits ... Read More about 22 ways to use aloe vera as a beauty product!
It's skincare's latest buzzword: Chronic inflammation. Everyone from dermatologists and endocrinologists to physical trainers and nutritionists are reaching out for this term to explain (and treat) skin problems like acne, eczema, wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and sagging. And that's not all: ... Read More about What is chronic inflammation? And why is it giving me acne? Or wrinkles?
My first blog was called Sandalwood & Jasmine, in honor of my two favorite beauty ingredients. A few years back, I even had the good people over at L'Artisan Parfumeur make me a fragrance with only these two luscious notes, and the bottle still sits on my table – rare and precious, brought out ... Read More about Secrets of sandalwood: 11 health and beauty benefits of this luscious oil
Do you suffer from acne, a drab complexion, rashes, under eye circles, sensitive skin, dryness, or allergies? Your bedroom may be to blame. How? And why? We know that a good night's sleep is essential for a glowing complexion, crystal clear eyes and supple skin. That's because it's only at ... Read More about 23 reasons why your bedroom is bad for your skin (and health!)
Sometimes, in skincare, you really need to pare down to the very basics. Because when your skin is super-reactive or seriously dry and flaky or plagued with a chronic overload of acne, the worst thing you can do is burden it with lotions and potions, whether homemade or store bought. And I speak ... Read More about Hello, honey: How a simple, single ingredient DIY face mask healed my skin overnight