Years ago, when I was a single mom and too poor to buy a traditional hot oil hair treatment, I warmed some olive oil in a saucepan and poured it over my head. Olive oil has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. Ancient Greeks not only cooked with it, they knew of its healing and beautifying properties.
To make the oil – called nature’s gold – olives are gathered and cleaned, then washed to remove pesticides and ground into paste. The paste is heated and the oil is separated from the water in a centrifuge and stored for use in cooking or commercial products. Here’s a roundup of beauty items made with this all-natural product.
Hello, little ball of goodness. The first time I met an Evolution Of Smooth Lip Balm it was beckoning to me from an end-cap in my neighborhood drugstore. The cute and colorful spheres grabbed my attention and the product description sealed the deal. The 95% organic, 100% natural lippie contains vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil and is free of parabens, petrolatum, phthalates and gluten.
EOS Lip Balm comes in great flavors with brightly colored packaging to match. Pick from summer fruit, lemon drop SPF 15, strawberry sorbet, honeysuckle honeydew, medicated tangerine (boosted with zinc and vitamins) and sweet mint. EOS is easy to find at the bottom of a bag and easy to apply.
Meet the Natural Products Advocate
With a hair styling pedigree to beat the band, Peter Lamas is an internationally recognized beauty expert who now helms a brand of natural hair and beauty products sold at specialty boutiques, natural health stores and Duane Reade in New York City. Peter’s career began at the renowned Vidal Sassoon salon in New York, where he worked under the tutelage of Paul Mitchell. From there he moved on to the celebrity-favored Kenneth Salon and ultimately to the Henri Bendel Salon, working again with Paul Mitchell. in the 70s, he branched out on his own and launched The Reapers salon, which eventually had three Manhattan locations. Peter’s clients have in
Excerpted from www.mypureco.uk
Organic skin care trend ‘here to stay’
“Organic skin care is growing in popularity and “there is no question” that it is here to stay, according to one beauty expert.
Wendy Lewis, founder and editor-in-chief of Beauty In The Bag, said “organic, all natural [and] paraben-free claims” are increasingly being made by beauty brands as consumers take note of what is in the products they use every day. Rather than making suggestions about which organic skin care products ladies should use, Ms Lewis said “when it comes to green beauty it’s a matter of what should not be in your beauty drawer – parabens, preservatives and other chemicals, dyes, and synt