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Slow cosmetique, remove dark spots on the skin with licorice
How to fight dark spots on the skin with licorice, for a fresher and brighter complexion.
Nature already offers us everything we need to take care of our skin. Flowers, plants, herbs and spices can be precious beauty allies, helping to combat acne, delay the formation of wrinkles, but also soothe irritation and sunburn. There are also valuable and powerful natural remedies against the formation of dark spots on the face, caused by premature aging, inflammation and the action of UV rays. In this case, a help comes from licorice, as we will see. Licorice, cosmetic properties - Lic...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 50, edelweiss, the queen of the mountains
Edelweiss contains active ingredients with a powerful antioxidant action, useful in combating photo-aging, wrinkles, dry, dehydrated skin and skin blemishes. Its constant use on the skin makes it more elastic, toned and rejuvenated.
Legend has it that long ago, at the beginning of days, the mountains of the Dolomites, in the north of Italy, were impressive, but completely bare. The meadows and hills around had beautiful colored flowers while in the Dolomites nothing cheered the rocks and the steep slopes. The mountain then tried to grab some stars of the sky to decorate itself, but the stars were too high. The cry of the sad and lonely mountain was carried by the North Wind to the ear of a fairy, the most beautiful of all f...
Slow cosmetique, soy as a beauty cosmetic
Anti-aging, anti-dark spot and plumping action, the skin appears brighter, helps to counteract wrinkles.
Have you tried to read an INCI of a cream or shampoo? There are often so many ingredients that you really don't know where to start. That's why for some years now we have dedicated various articles to the principles of slow cosmetique, the movement born in Belgium with the purpose of bringing awareness to consumers about the real needs of the skin, often not taken into consideration by traditional cosmetics. Few ingredients but simple and beneficial for the skin, this is the basis of the slow co...
Kojic acid, cosmetic use against skin spots
Exfoliating action, able to mitigate or fight the skin spots caused by acne, age, sun and hormonal imbalances, at the concentrations tested is a safe substance.
Kojic acid is a substance produced by fungi belonging to the species Aspergillus oryzae, koji in Japanese. In particular, this species of fungi is responsible for the fermentation of malting rice for the production of sakè. A by-product of this process is, in fact, the kojic acid. Kojic acid is considered a healthful substance since it acts as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antidiabetic, but it is also an important cosmetic ingredient included in the formulas of face...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 4, rice water
Rice water has been used for centuries by Oriental women for the beauty of skin and hair.
The skin is our interface with the outside world, it helps us feel consistency and temperature of what is surrounding us and it also protects us. And we must protect it, too. In the posts dedicated to the INCI of cosmetics we are learning that, unfortunately, creams, serums and lotions often contain too many ingredients and not all beneficial. Indeed, some of them are harmful, irritating and sometimes even carcinogenic as the famous formaldehyde, we dedicated a post about the topic last week. Th...
Healing and regenerating action on the skin, fights wrinkles, scars, skin spots and stretch marks.
Rosa canina, also known as rosehip, belongs to the Rosaceae family, it is a very common wild rose used in bushes and on the edges of the garden for its ornamental role. But rosehip isn’t just pleasant to see but it is also an essential ingredient for our beauty, as ancient Egyptians and Greeks well knew and appreciated. From this rose a very versatile oil is obtained, this oil is useful for all types of skin, is rich in vitamin A, C and E, antioxidants, anti inflammatory substances and fatty ac...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 2, Sissi’s face mask
A little secret inspired by Princess Sissi's beauty habits in order to have a luminous and youthful facial skin, able to fight excess of sebum and skin spots.
We often stress our skin with aggressive cosmetic products that really contain more ingredients than necessary, sometimes even irritating and comedogenic, as we explained in the posts dedicated to the INCI of cosmetics. In contact with some substances that can be found in creams, serums, shampoos and other lotions the skin reacts by producing more sebum or becoming sensitive. So why not prepare by yourself some cosmetics and feel kings and queens thanks to the secrets of beauty inspired by the h...
Figs, beauty remedy
The fig pulp fights wrinkles, as proven by scientific studies, counteracts acne and hyperpigmentation, it is antioxidant, nourishing and rejuvenating, the fig latex is a remedy in case of warts.
The fig, scientific name Ficus carica, is a fruit tree of the Moraceae family. It produces figs that are considered improperly its fruits, the real fruits are actually the seeds inside the edible pulp, sweet and succulent. In a previous post, we have already analyzed the nutritional and healthy properties of the fig, but today we will see its external use as a beauty remedy. The fig pulp, when applied on the face, acts with antioxidant, moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. It is able to fig...
Antioxidant, able to protect the microcirculation and fight capillary fragility, hemorrhoids and venous insufficiency, protects the skin from aging caused by photo exposure, reduces skin spots and strengthens the defensive barrier of the skin, a help in menopause since it reduces hot flashes, cholesterol, sugars and pressure.
The Maritime Pine, scientific name Pinus pinaster, also known as cluster pine, is an evergreen tree of the Pinaceae family. The extract of its bark contains pycnogenol, an antioxidant with protective effects on the microcirculation and the cardiovascular system (Iravani et al, Res Pharm Sci, 2011). But pycnogenol is also able to fight free radicals and to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson ( Voss et al, Free Radic Res, 2006). Thanks to these characteristics,...
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