The Skin Microbiome

The Skin Microbiome 1

Did you know that along with our gut microbiome our skin has a microbiome of its own?  What role does it play in our wellbeing and beauty? The microbiome is the genetic material of all the microbes – bacteria, fungi, mites and viruses – that live on and inside the human body. These invisible little […]

Short history of oils

Short history of oils 2

The use of botanical oils in beauty and vitality has been known for thousands of years. The oils and essential oils were used for rituals, meditation, therapeutic purposes, as well as for caring and beauty and perfume purposes, both physically and mentally. Plants have all the power that humans need. Plant oils and extracts, infusions, […]

Do oils hydrate the skin?

Do oils hydrate the skin? 3

Oils bring the moisture to the skin, but not the water itself! Like other anhydrous lipids (substances that don’t contain water, like butters, waxes). Oils are highly beneficial to the skin as they are great natural emollients and occlusive as they nourish, lubricate and form a protective lipid barrier on the surface of the skin […]