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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 59, food of the gods and elixir of youth
Vanilla as a precious anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-blemish cosmetic, also capable of making hair softer, helps to counteract itching and dermatitis of the scalp.
The legend says that it was Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, who gave a very special drink to Hernàn Cortès, the great Spanish conqueror. This drink, called food of the gods by the Aztec people, was served in beautiful gold cups to Cortès, it was dark and emanated a celestial scent as well as having an enveloping taste, so fascinating that it aroused Cortès' curiosity. Although Montezuma did everything to protect the secret of the drink, Cortès discovered that it was chocolate flavored with a berry...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 57, a pine cone with a gold heart
Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties, useful in case of acne, skin spots, premature aging, wrinkles and dull complexion, brightens and renews the skin.
It was 14 November 1943 in Guadeloupe, Caribbean Sea. At the feet of Christopher Columbus, the local population had placed a basket containing strange fruits that resembled pine cones. In reality, they were delicious fruits, woody only on the surface but with a golden heart, juicy, sweet and at the same time with a hint of sour, the pineapples! And as travelers, passing through these lands, tried this delicious fruit, they fell in love with it. So much so that it seems that a Spanish explorer sa...
Slow cosmetique, almonds and cosmetic foods
Fatty acids and antioxidants to combat wrinkles and reduce skin blemishes, for a brighter and more youthful skin appearance.
Slow cosmetique is a movement born in Belgium with the aim of bringing the skin and its real needs to the center of attention. According to the slow cosmetique, nature offers precious and simple ingredients, such as vegetable oils, essential oils and natural extracts, to effectively take care of skin and hair, thus avoiding substances of synthetic origin that could cause damage, a worsening of acne, oily skin, dermatitis, dark skin spots and wrinkles. And what's simpler and more natural than nut...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 54, on the spices trade with cloves
Antimicrobials, antiseptics and antifungals, useful against itching, acne and pimples, prevent premature aging and protect the skin from UV damage, are anti-aging and also counteract hair loss, action against lice.
Today we talk about beauty cosmetics that take us back in time, on the spice trade. Large ships that sailed the seas, passing through the Moluccas, circumnavigating India until reaching Europe with their precious cargo of spices, especially black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and, finally, cloves. And it is precisely with these images in the eyes and exotic scents in the nostrils that today we retrace the path of spices. We will make wonderful, and beneficial, beauty cosmetics at home using cloves! L...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 51, Aphrodite's beauty mask
Antioxidant and anti-aging, it fights premature aging, mild exfoliating action and therefore helps the skin to renew itself, radiant complexion, anti-inflammatory and healing action, also helpful in case of oily and acne-prone skin.
Near what was once the mythical city of Troy stands a mountain, Mount Ida, a mountain sacred to the gods and goddesses. On this mountain the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite competed for the golden apple in a beauty contest that would then lead to the Trojan War, and always on the slopes of this mountain Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, loved walking with his son Aeneas picking juicy ruby red fruits that the goddess adored. Well, these fruits were raspberries and the scientific nam...
Glycolic acid, the anti-aging and anti-acne treatment that comes from sugar
If used carefully and without exaggerating, glycolic acid reduces wrinkles, regenerates the skin, fights blemishes but also acne, scars left by boils and inflammation.
It is obtained from sugar and is considered a precious beauty ally, both for mature and young acne-prone skin. Glycolic acid is certainly a very useful and interesting product to combat wrinkles, spots, boils and acne scars, as shown by scientific research, however it must be used carefully, as we will see better below, to avoid incurring side effects. Glycolic acid, properties against wrinkles and photo-aging - Glycolic acid is a natural substance belonging to the group of alpha hydroxy ac...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 43, the gift of the Indians
Rosehip oil is a powerful anti-aging agent, it fights skin blemishes, nourishes it and reduces scars and stretch marks, suitable for both face and body skin.
An ancient text written on a paper obtained from wild fig bark reports a legend narrated over the centuries by the Araucan Indians, a people of southern Chile. A long time ago, in the Andes mountains, lived a woman, famous for her dazzling beauty. Precisely for this reason the woman was kidnapped and enslaved by a nearby tribe. The woman's brother managed to save her. However, the woman was no longer the same and her body was covered with scars. Desperate, the brother asked the village shaman to...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 41, fragments of ancient beauty and the verses of Ovid
Young, oily and impure skin, dry skin, sensitive skin and mature skin, each skin has its own special beauty treatment.
I saw a woman crushing and spreading poppies macerated in cold water on her soft cheeks ... As frankincense appeases the wrath of the Gods, it will also soothe a reddened skin ... Small, wonderful fragments of beauty that have passed the centuries to arrive up to us. In this way, in fact, Ovid spoke, probably in the first years of the first century after Christ, in a poem, which he called libellus, entitled Medicamina faciei femineae, of which little more than a hundred verses have come down to ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 37, the legendary thyme that even the gods like
Thyme cosmetics are useful in fighting wrinkles and skin blemishes, they are antioxidants but also antimicrobials, helping in case of impure skin and acne.
It was Ariadne, the beautiful daughter of King Minos of Crete, who gave Theseus, with whom she had fallen in love, the ball of yarn that allowed the Greek hero to get out of the labyrinth. And it was always Ariadne who fled with Theseus to Athens, leaving behind her home and family. But Ariadne did not arrive in Athens, in fact, Theseus, taking advantage of a moment in which Ariadne had fallen asleep, abandoned her on the Greek island of Naxos before setting sail for Athens. According to a legen...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 36, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Scrub that nourishes the skin, fights the formation of skin spots, stimulates the renewal of the epidermis, soothes the skin.
Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Costa Rica, in the year 1820, an English brig under the command of Captain William Thompson is sailing the waters moving fast towards its destination. On board a priceless treasure, the treasure of the city of Lima, two hundred coffers of gold and precious objects, gold and silver bars, gold statues covered with diamonds and emeralds that were brought to safety, rescuing them from the fury of the civil war erupted between Chile and Peru. But such a treasure could ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 31, the garden of the Hesperides
The beauty ritual we see today comes from Morocco and is inspired by the myth of the Hesperides garden. The treatment consists of several steps but it is very simple and can be performed at home to dedicate to yourself a fantastic evening cuddle, useful against wrinkles, skin blemishes, tissue aging but also acne and irritation.
In the west, where the sun sets, there is the garden of the Hesperides. A sacred garden, a gift from Zeus to Era for their wedding. The myth tells that guarding the garden were the Hesperides, three nymphs, who had to protect a very special tree, which, instead of fruits, had golden apples. But the nymphs could do nothing against the cunning of Hercules, who, in the eleventh of his labors, had to steal three gold apples from that garden. Hercules proposed to Atlas, the titan that, not far from t...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 24, the flowers of Aphrodite
Myrtle, calendula and dittany, the plants sacred to Aphrodite are fantastic allies of beauty, useful in case of wrinkles, skin spots but also acne or irritation.
The myth tells that Aphrodite was born from the sea foam. The goddess of love and beauty emerged on a shell of mother of pearl in the waves and was carried by the spring wind, Zephyrus, to the shores of the island of Cyprus. When the goddess set foot on the ground, immediately around her, green and delicate grass, lush plants and wonderful flowers sprouted. And are precisely the flowers, symbol on the earth of beauty, and the plants that are all linked in various legends to the figure of Aphrodi...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 23, rose skin
The fragrance of the rose relaxes, counteracts anxiety but its extracts are also useful in fighting wrinkles, rashes, blemishes and skin irritations. Let's find out how to take advantage of these benefits by preparing a rose scrub.
The ancient Egyptians used rose petals to make heady scents. It is said that Cleopatra soaked the sails of Marco Antonio's ship with rose-water so that the scent could announce his return from battle. Roses have always been a symbol of beauty, their petals wrapped one in the other fascinate who stops to observe them and their scent relaxes and calms anxiety, as observed by scientific studies (Barati et al, Nephrourol Mon., 2016). So, let's try to let ourselves be inebriated by the power of the r...
Naturally beautiful Part 7, fighting wrinkles with gotu kola
Anti wrinkle, stimulates collagen production, helpful to prevent stretch marks and skin spots caused by damages of solar radiation.
Today we are talking about a powerful natural cosmetic, useful to fight wrinkles, signs of fatigue and skin damages caused by solar radiation, the centella asiatica. Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola, Indian pennywort, Asiatic pennywort or Mandookparni, is a plant of the Apiaceae family. Native to Asia, the gotu kola is widely known and also used in the West thanks to its remarkable cosmetic properties proven by scientific studies. So, why don’t we try to take advantage of the centella ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 17, Inca cosmetics, real beauty jewels
Antioxidant, counteracts skin aging, brightens the skin and reduces wrinkles, blemishes and scars, regenerates and restores tone to the tissues.
When, in July 1911, a professor from the University of Yale, Hiram Bingham, stood before the spectacular ruins of a city in the Peruvian Andes, he thought he had found the legendary lost city of the Incas, called Vilcabamba. In front of Bingham, however, there was not Vilcabamba but Machu Picchu, which still fascinates travelers with its ancient walls and the mysteries that speak of secret rooms and hidden treasures. But the Incas are not only mysterious cities that contain gold and silver, in f...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 14, at the court of Cleopatra
Here is another beauty secret of Cleopatra, the fenugreek seed mask, which helps with acne, makes the skin radiant, blemish-free, fresh and elastic, also useful for hair in case of itching or dandruff.
Around her figure myths and legends were born, about her Plutarch, a Greek biographer and writer who lived between the first and second century AD, wrote that she was famous for her irresistible charm and presence, in modern times unforgettable movies have been dedicated to her. We are talking about Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, one of the most fascinating characters that history has handed down to us and the result often of a perfect mix between reality and fantasy. One thing seems certain, Cleopa...
Slow cosmetique, the beauty of grapes
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, useful in case of wrinkles and acne both in the form of a mask prepared with the whole fruit and as a serum obtained from the oil of grape seeds, grapeseed oil can also be used against hair loss and dandruff.
Slow cosmetique is a movement born in Belgium a few years ago with the aim to help the consumers make an informed choice of cosmetic products, such as face creams, lotions, serums and shampoos, and understand what are really beneficial and respectful, both for the skin and the Planet. In our posts dedicated to this fascinating topic we propose each time recipes to realize 100% natural cosmetics, made with few, powerful and safe ingredients, which can often be found in the pantry of your home. To...
Slow cosmetique, beautiful with thyme
Thyme is a powerful anti acne, fights inflammation, is soothing and reduces skin spots thanks to its antioxidant action.
Slow food and ... slow cosmetique, we are talking about movements that are aimed at focusing the attention on the gestures that are made in everyday life to eat but also to take care of one's own beauty. In particular, slow cosmetique tries to give again importance to the skin and its needs, by preferring natural cosmetics prepared with just a few ingredients that are really beneficial to the skin. For example, did you ever think that thyme, an aromatic plant of the Lamiaceae family often used t...
Slow cosmetique, scrubs for face, body and lips
The scrub makes the lips more plumped, rosy and smooth, the skin of the body appears velvety and the treatments like moisturizing or solar creams penetrate better in depth, the face is rejuvenated, the skin spots are attenuated.
A few simple and natural ingredients to give to the skin just what it needs, this is the slow cosmetique, a movement born in Belgium but that is growing all over the world. Today we speak about scrubs, beauty treatments that are able to remove the superficial layer of dead cells. Scientific studies (Rajan et al, Dermatol Surg, May 2002) have observed that microabrasions of scrub alter the skin barrier, which then responds by increasing tissue hydration levels over the next 24 hours even though t...
Saffron oil, gold for your beauty
Against acne and blemishes, useful in case of skin aging, wrinkles and sunburn, antibacterial, soothing and antioxidant properties, helps reduce dark spots on the skin, proven by scientific studies.
Saffron is a spice obtained from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower that belongs to the Iridaceae family. We know saffron as a culinary ingredient but this spice, as taught by Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine, can also be a precious beauty ingredient. The proof is in fact the kumkumadi tailam oil, which we talked about in a previous post and whose basic ingredient is saffron. Well, we can also prepare, at home, a lotion able to capture the incredible beneficial effects of saffron ...
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