Vitamin C gets a lot of attention in the skincare industry, and today we re going to take some time to demystify this awesome phytochemical!
In case you didn't notice, we're going a little crazy for rose hips this week! Today we are taking a little time to introduce you to our rose hip-packed skincare treats... and boy, do we have a line up for you!
Today is all about the hips! Rose hips, that is! The fruit of the dog rose, or Rosa canina, rose hip has become one of the darling botanicals of the skincare industry, and for good reason!
Green Tea is pretty much universally loved and hailed as the best thing since sliced bread. It's even older than the concept of sliced bread, making it a serious contender in the global commodities market. Considering that entire countries have waged wars all over the world to get this simple herb, we thought we'd take a second to steep in what makes Green Tea such a hot topic.
Flax is your friend! In fact there is no reason why flax shouldn't be your best friend! The plant is a pretty affair topped with gentle blue flowers though it's not afraid to change it up and appear in white, yellow, or red. Let's get to know a bit more about our fine fibered friend.
If you have it, you probably hate it- it makes your skin shine like a disco ball, and all that excess oily that your skin insists on producing can lead to black heads and break outs. But when it comes to oily skin, you do have to be a little careful with how you handle it.
One of my favorite drinks is a big soup-sized mug of turmeric chai, but I don't often have an excuse to binge on it. As far as chai's go, it's warm, it's invigorating, and it doesn't came loaded with caffeine like traditional chai made with black tea, so I can drink it before bed without worrying that I'll be wide awake for a few extra hours. Big bonus. Plus, the strained spice blend makes a nice face wash for my seriously sad looking skin.
I thought I'd take a minute to talk about skin. We all have it. And yet somehow, taking care of our skin seems so much more complicated than keeping your heart healthy (Easy. Eat Cheerios. The TV told me so.).
Turmeric is what the layman would describe as an 'exotic spice'. It doesn't help that it's a widely used ingredient in several Indian dishes, and a well known component in Ayurvedic medicine. But before you go raiding your spice cabinet, let's get some facts for your cerebral curry!
There are A LOT of formulas in my Raw Spa arsenal, and sadly, many of my favorite products are just for house use, like this creamy cleanser. So why not share a little love while we all wait impatiently for spring to swing into gear, am I right?