The Power of Prickly Pear

A member of the cactus family the large pear-shaped, prickly fruits are responsible for producing the most expensive beauty oil in the world. Also know as the miracle plant prickly pear can survive long droughts and poor weather conditions. These brightly coloured fruits contain small black seeds from where the precious prickly pear seed oil is extracted. The delicate seeds are … Continue reading

Is your Nail Polish Damaging you Health? The 4 Ingredients to Avoid!

Pretty polished nails – who doesn’t love perfectly manicured fingers and toes? But if you wear nail polish it’s important to know exactly what chemicals you are painting your nails with and what effect it may have on your health. That strong, recognisable odour of nail polish you inhale every time you paint your nails, is the smell of toxic and … Continue reading

Hyaluronic Acid – Your anti-ageing secret?

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, sugary molecule that occurs naturally in the skin and the connective tissue throughout the body. It keeps joints lubricated, skin supple and your hair soft. Around 50% of the bodies supply is found in the skin. We are born with a high level of Hyaluronic Acid which keeps skin plump and youthful but as we … Continue reading

Prep Your Skin For Summer

The warm feeling of summer is just around the corner and to help you bring winter weary skin back into bloom, we’ve got five easy steps to help you revive that summer glow and make you feel good from top to toe!   STEP 1 – Exfoliate Exfoliation is the first step in restoring life back to winter weary skin. Exfoliating … Continue reading

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte – an antioxidant powerhouse with a mega dose of nutrients in every sip. The delicious concoction of matcha, brown rice milk and coconut butter make this incredible drink beautifully smooth, creamy and frothy. The amazing health health benefits of Matcha include; One delicious cup has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. Increases energy levels and … Continue reading

Superfood Cocktails

We’ve rounded up our favourite superfood cocktails so you can sip your favourite tipple guilt free. These delicious cocktails are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to feed you skin from within and help your swerve that dreaded hangover! Pina Colada from The Uncook Book Serves 1 45ml light rum 120g ripe pineapple, peeled and chopped, reserving leaves from the … Continue reading

Facial Oils to Strengthen Sensitive Skin

Unpredictable, reactive, easily irritated, prone to allergic reactions, redness, rashes, hives, blotchy, stinging, itchy, burning and inflamed – balancing sensitive skin can feel like never ending and sometimes uncomfortable battle. Skin can become sensitive for many reasons but it occurs when the skins protective barrier is weakened. This causes the skin to become susceptible to external irritants such as allergens … Continue reading

Facial Oils to Nourish Dry Skin

When your skin loses moisture it becomes dry, dull and dehydrated. It can be prone to irritation and flaking while feeling tight, rough, itchy and uncomfortable. Dry skin is also more susceptible to the signs of premature ageing. The daily use of a facial oil could be your skins saviour. Unlike a face cream that sits on the skins surface, … Continue reading

Facial Oils for Acne and Oily Skin Types

Oily skin types should embrace facial oils. A good quality facial oil is non-comedogenic meaning they won’t clog pores and lead the further breakouts instead they work to restore balance and harmony to a stressed out complexion. Packed with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients they help banish acne causing bacteria while calming angry breakouts and easing any redness. As well … Continue reading

Facial Oils to Fight the Signs of Ageing

As we age the skin’s natural oils decrease and fine lines and wrinkles slowly begin to show. Facial oils easily penetrate the skin, preventing water loss and effectively plump ing the skin with moisture. The right Facial Oil will transform your skin leaving you with a youthful, radiant complexion. Lets take a look at the best oils to help fight the … Continue reading