Tea Tree Oil: Nature’s Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of a small tree native to Australia, Melaleuca alternifolia. Although it is known as the tea tree, it is not the Chinese plant that produces black and green tea for drinking, and its oil is for external use. Tea tree oil has been used as a traditional medicine by aborigines for centuries. [...]

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Tea Tree Oil and Stem Cell Benefits in Shampoo and Conditioner

Tea tree oil’s popularity in hair-care products is rocketing, and for a good reason. Also known as Melaleuca oil, it’s a volatile essential oil derived mainly from an Australian plant with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. For centuries tea tree oil has been used to treat skin infections and today it helps treat problems of the [...]

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Natural Additives

Below are some excellent natural herbal extracts which are especially for the skin. These herbs nourish, moisturize, cleanse or revitalize, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and replenished. Free radicals and contaminants such as air pollution, chemicals, pesticides, cigarette smoke and alcohol are all around us doing damage to our cells. These natural plant botanicals, [...]

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Looking at the World Through Rose Colored Glasses

There is much to be said about the Rose. It’s fragrance. color and the like.  Of late, there is much study being done about the benefits of Rose stem cell, and its ability to aid the production of new cells in the skin, thus reducing signs of aging, and enhancing elasticity of the skin.  It [...]

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Purple Shampoos

Interestingly enough, this is kind of a misnomer, since though they may look purple and be called purple, the best of the best is actually violet! No, They’re Not Miracle Workers Let’s set your expectations in the right place: while these products are infused with purple pigments that are intended to counteract brassy tones in [...]

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Why Glutathione Could be the Next Big Cosmetic Ingredient

While it is currently in use in a number of cosmetic products around the world, glutathione has yet to truly become a household name. You may be familiar with the name of this substance from the ingredient list on anti-aging cream, or even from supplements that boost the body’s natural production of this substance. Beyond [...]

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To Exfoliate or not to Exfoliate – That is the Question

Much of the information provided in this post was gleaned from The American Academy of Dermatology, and we thank them for their contribution. One of the key contributors was Dr Mary P. Lupo, MD, FAAD, clinical professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. Overview Exfoliation is the process of removing the topmost [...]

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Part 1 – Aging beautifully, fight it or embrace it?

I’ve always looked at it this way, creating a “beautiful life” in all that I do, has gone a long way in preserving what beauty I had when I was young.  I am a grandmother and great-grandmother, and find much beauty in my life, and wish to create that for all.  I can tell you [...]

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Part 2 – Aging beautifully, changing, fighting, and creating and Embracing

Aging beautifully, changing, fighting, and creating and Embracing Since the advertising agencies and movies depict young beautiful women as the smartest, most successful and have the most wisdom, which may or may not be true, it is rare to see a movie heroine that is in her 60’s or 70’s, or a high paid model [...]

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Part 3 – Aging beautifully, changing, fighting, and creating and Embracing

Aging Beautifully part 3 The one truth in life: time and ageing cannot be stopped. And why would we want them to? Staying stuck in our twenties would rob us of major opportunities for personal growth, so we must be diligent when it comes to fighting against the forces that seek to stifle us in [...]

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