Don’t recognise the name carnauba wax or copernica cerifera wax? It is actually a little known ingredient of a lot of skincare products, originating from a Brasilian palm. Though it has absolutely no relation to palm oil, quite the opposite! Carnauba wax is a great ingredient! Natural, beneficial, and ecological. Want to find out more? Here’s our guide.
When all of your worries weigh down on you and you feel stressed and exhausted, it is important to take some time for yourself. So here are our 5 top tips for dealing with stress, and get back on track to feeling good.
What’s more natural than scents? Flowers, freshly cut grass, leaves, ocean spray: nature is scented! But today our daily lives are overrun with industrial artificial fragrances, from detergent to air fresheners or even cat litter… And, of course, our perfumes and beauty products. Artificial fragrances are hard to escape, with potentially harmful consequences on our health and the environment. So here’s our guide on how to know what is really a natural fragrance.
Before, if a brand wanted to sell their products to the Chinese market, they were obliged to test these products on animals. In March 2019, China put an end to this rule for the marketing of finished beauty products in its country.
Coconut oil is EVERYWHERE. Are you addicted? No wonder! Luxurious and works wonders on our skin and hair, this new skincare star has a lot of merits. But watch out, not all coconut oils are created equal. In particular, their ecological and ethical track record isn’t always commendable…
Shocked with photos of devastated forests and slaughtered orangutans, the image we have of palm oil has, deservedly, taken a hit. Despite its known consequences, palm oil remains the most consumed fat in the world, present in half of all supermarket products. But manufacturers assure us that their palm oil is responsibly sourced. A green palm-tree logo means we can guiltlessly stuff our faces with chocolate spread, right? Something about that just doesn’t add up…
Hidden behind their obscure names, like Norm ISO 16128, there’s a respectable intention: to internationally standardise how we define organic and natural cosmetics. Something to bring more transparency to the cosmetics industry, so that the consumer is better informed and protected. Sounds too good to be true. And after 6 years of work in over 30 countries we’ve conceived of a cosmetics standard that benefits… manufacturers. A prestigious award for their greenwashing, allowing them to boast about the naturalness of their petrochemical creams… We’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Nails splitting and eyelashes thinning? Perhaps you’re tired of cutting your hair short, longing to be reunited with your luscious long locks? Think castor oil! Where does it come from? What does it do? How do you use it? We’ll tell you everything there is to know about this fabulous natural healer.