Your masterclass in mineral skincare

For thousands of years we’ve mined natural salts and minerals for their beautifying properties. So, what are the benefits?… Image: Shutterstock When it comes to mineral intake, chances are you don’t automatically reach for a bottle of lotion to top up any deficiencies – and …

The healthy awards 2020: beauty

You voted in your thousands for the health, beauty and wellbeing products that you just can’t live without. Now we can reveal the winners… Image: iStock From the healthy snacks you love to your favourite supplements, clean beauty buys and more, the annual healthy awards – voted …

Healthy Uses for Beeswax

Studies show that beeswax contains long-chain fatty alcohols. This is important because these “long chains” are used to bind molecules together. The alcohol, combined with the long chains of beeswax, may be used by the body to eliminate cholesterol from blood plasma. High plasma cholesterol …

Beauty balms, decoded

Struggling with dry skin? Time to call in the rescue balms. Aesthetics and dermatology nurse Emma Coleman shares the ingredients worth looking out for Image: iStock FACE The colder months can leave even the hardiest of skin sensitive and crying out for moisture.  THE FIX: …

What Essential Oils for Dandruff Will Prevent Flaking

If you deal with dandruff, or a scalp that’s prone to flaking, you may have found yourself wondering what essential oils will help to prevent flaking, itchiness, and other similar pesky dry scalp problems. Thankfully, when it comes to essential oils for dandruff, there are …

Does your hair need an anti-pollution solution?

We know about anti-pollution skincare – now protective haircare is set to be the next big trend. But what can it do, and is it really necessary? Image: iStock Air pollution – it’s not exactly a promising story. Millions of us are breathing illegal levels …

What is farm to face beauty?

Image: iStock Following in the footsteps of field-to-fork – the culinary movement where consumer consciousness has driven greater transparency about the origins of our food – clean beauty brands are putting ingredient provenance front and centre, removing the middle man and growing their own. ‘Transparency …

Supplements for Aging Skin

When it comes to caring for aging skin, there are several nutrients and supplements worth paying attention to. Every scar and wrinkle on your skin is a part of your life’s journey, telling the story of a cooking mishap, or too many summer days spent …