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Pomegranate, the superfood with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to keep blood sugar and blood pressure under control, makes the body more resistant to fatigue, antiviral action, protects the skin from UV damage.
A healthy and tasty way to start the day? With a glass of pomegranate juice. In fact, the juice of this ruby-colored fruit is a precious source of properties for health, protecting the body from damage of free radicals, from inflammation but also from viruses. Let's try to understand better on the basis of the most recent scientific research. Pomegranate juice and photo-aging - Oral intake of pomegranate juice has been shown to protect the skin from UV damage, increasing resistance and reduci...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 63, echoes of stories carried by the desert wind
Argan oil is an anti-aging and anti-inflammatory cosmetic, it heals and repairs the skin barrier, moisturizes the skin and leaves it softer, brighter and more elastic. Suitable for all skin types, both mature with wrinkles and young acne-prone skin.
The legend says that, a long time ago, a boy and a girl lived in two villages in Morocco. Just a look was enough for the two to fall in love, but unfortunately their love was hindered by their respective families because they belonged to two villages at war with each other. Unable to fulfill their dream, the two lovers wept all their tears that, as if by magic, were collected by the earth that used them to create two lakes. The girl and the boy immersed themselves in the lakes and so they could ...
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...
Rhododendron essential oil, the balsamic essence that protects the airways and brings a good mood
Antiviral and antibacterial, protects throat and lungs, fights asthma, anti-inflammatory and analgesic action useful in case of muscle pain, back pain and rheumatism, calms and relaxes, fights sadness and depression, cosmetic action for skin and hair, useful in case of acne and dermatitis, wrinkles and mature skin, but also dry and brittle hair.
Protect the respiratory tract, but also relax and let yourself be enveloped by a good mood thanks to the essential oil of rhododendron, scientific name rhododendron anthopogon, a type of rhododendron native to Tibet, the Himalayas and Pakistan. But this essential oil is also a valuable cosmetic for skin and hair and helps to counteract pain. Let's discover all its properties based on scientific research. Rhododendron essential oil, antiviral and beneficial for the airways - Rhododendron essen...
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...
Blueberries, the blue that cures
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, protect the immune system, eyesight and brain, counteract visceral fat, help keep blood sugar and cardiovascular risk under control, protect the skin from damage from UV rays and pollution, which can worsen acne but also dry, dehydrated and wrinkled skin.
Blueberries are delicious, juicy, colorful and incredibly healthy fruits. In fact, these tasty berries are a source of antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which give the characteristic blue color and which are concentrated mainly in the peel, but also of phenols and flavonols. These substances give blueberries precious anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties with benefits on the brain, skin, immune system and heart. But let's try to understand better. Blueberries and brain - Blueberrie...
Acerola cherry, a superfood rich in vitamin C
High content of vitamin C, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity action, counteracts weight gain, bad cholesterol and triglycerides, antidiabetic and capable of supporting the immune system against infections, especially of the respiratory tract, protects the skin from UV damage and stimulates collagen production.
Acerola cherry, scientific name Malpighia emarginata, also known as West Indian cherry, is a bush that grows in the warm climates of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Its fruits are cherry-like berries with extraordinary properties for health and the immune system. Here you can find acerola berry in the form of a supplement in pharmacies, herbalists and specialty stores. But let's try to understand the extraordinary properties of this red berry. Acerola cherry, nutrients - Acerola ...
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...
Coffee essential oil
Tonic for mood and memory, healing, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and emollient, useful to combat wrinkles, sunburn and damage caused by UV rays.
The coffee essential oil is extracted from the cold pressing of roasted coffee beans, Coffea Arabica quality. This variety of coffee is the one that contains the highest amount of oil, around 15% (Raba et al, PLoS One, 2018). So today we are talking about the properties of this very special essential oil and its uses for the well-being of the mind and for the beauty of the skin. Coffee oil for mood and memory - Inhaling the aroma of coffee helps improve cognitive function, attention and mem...
Rosemary oil, the fluid of immortality
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, useful as anti-aging, against wrinkles but also in the case of acne-prone skin, soothes itching and dermatitis, even of the scalp, protects the beauty of the hair by counteracting its fall and stimulating microcirculation, antispasmodic and calming action, helps in case of cramps, abdominal pain and stomach pain, heavy periods, soothing for the mood, the aroma improves concentration.
Legend has it that Apollo fell madly in love with Leucotoe, daughter of the king of Babylon. However, the girl was kept segregated in the palace and by order of her father she could never be left alone. Thus it was that Apollo took the form of Leucotoe's mother in order to make her handmaids go away and be able to remain alone with the girl. But Clizia, a nymph in love with Apollo, insanely jealous, decided to report everything to the king of Babylon who condemned his own daughter to be buried a...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 53, jasmine, the plant that was not to be seen by anyone
Antioxidant properties, useful against cellular degeneration and aging processes, antibacterial and soothing action, useful in case of dermatitis and itching, stimulates the body and mind, increases energy, drives away bad thoughts and improves memory.
The legend says that Cosimo I de Medici was the first who cultivated jasmine in Italy. But he became so jealous and bewitched by the intense aroma that was released from the corollas of this flower, that he ordered that no other human being laid his eyes on it. Jasmine was not supposed to come out of the Florentine Grand Ducal gardens. But one day, a gardener saw the jasmine and decided to steal a seedling to give it to his beloved. So he did, the woman took care of the plant with affection and ...
Slow Cosmetique, creams with silicones and natural creams
Properties, benefits and risks of silicones, let's shed light on a much debated cosmetic ingredients.
A little cream applied to the skin is enough to make it smoother and softer, even from the first application. This happens thanks to the silicones contained in the cosmetic product that create a kind of film on the skin and also make the cream easy to apply and with a non-greasy texture. So, all right? Are silicones in creams beneficial and safe ingredients? Not really, as we will see below. Silicones, how they work and benefits - Silicones are artificial products obtained from silicon. Sin...
Red rose, the queen of flowers
Tonic for digestion, stimulates liver purification, modulates the immune system especially as regards the airways, counteracts phlegm, cough, sore throat and cold, soothes burnt and chapped skin, counteracts wrinkles, acne and blackheads but it is also an ally for the health of the eyes, both when they appear swollen and when they are tired, irritated and red. The rose also improves mood, calms the nervous system and is a tonic for the whole organism.
It is said that when the archaeologist Howard Carter entered Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time in 1922, there was a scent of flowers in the air. And, from what is said, it seems that the thing that released this perfume was a bouquet of red roses, which Carter found on the pharaoh's sarcophagus, probably the last gift from his wife. Roses have always been a symbol of beauty and love, they are the sacred flowers of Aphrodite who gave them the wonderful red color by running once in a field of ...
Slow Cosmetique, preparing the skin for the sun
Lifestyle, cosmetics and nutrition to strengthen the skin, stimulate tanning that is the body's natural defense against the sun and counteract photo-aging.
The days become sunnier and warmer, you start thinking about summer and also about tanning. But to ensure a healthy complexion and protect the skin from the damage that UV rays can cause, you should prepare your skin in time for increased sun exposure. As we will see, there are small and simple gestures that you can put into practice right now and that will help the skin to defend itself naturally, not to dehydrate, not to have spots, discolorations or wrinkles caused by the sun's rays. In addit...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 52, aqua mirabilis or miracle water of angels
Antibacterial and sebum-regulating action, useful in case of acne and oily skin, calms and relaxes, anti-aging and illuminating properties.
Legend has it that when Aphrodite was born from the foam of the sea and set foot on the beaches of Cyprus, animals and magical creatures had gathered around her. And it seems that, in order to escape the gaze of a satyr, Aphrodite took refuge behind a bush that gladly gave its branches to the goddess to decorate and cover herself. This bush was the myrtle, which has always been a symbol of femininity and strength. Not for nothing, in ancient Greece many Amazons had a name that recalled the word ...
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...
Manuka essential oil, from New Zealand the anti-aging, antibacterial and antiviral remedy
Essential oil with antibacterial properties, useful against acne, folliculitis, cystitis, tooth decay and pyorrhea, also helps in case of candida, nail fungus and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, counteracts wrinkles and photo-aging, proven antiviral action against herpes virus.
1769, along the coast of New Zealand, the prow of the ship cut the crystal clear waters making its way into the bay. All around the luxuriant and uncontaminated nature was the setting for fairytale landscapes. But the crew could not see these wonders since they were weakened by scurvy. The Captain knew that he'd have to find quickly a place to disembark and stock up on fresh fruit. Finally, in front of them, a beach! On land, the Captain immediately became acquainted with the local population wh...
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 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, not only in salads, the properties of cucumber for skin and eyes
The cucumber counteracts puffy eyes and eye bags and decongests the area. Not only that, cucumber is useful in case of acne, regulates sebum production and soothes inflammation, but it is also helpful in case of sunburn, skin irritation and mature skin with wrinkles and blemishes.
Nature has a solution for everything! Slow cosmetique, the movement born in Belgium with the aim to focus the attention back on the skin, is well aware of this. The basic idea is that a few simple and natural ingredients can give the skin, eye area and hair what they need. Small tricks are enough, such as not throwing away the leftover piece of cucumber when you have prepared the salad. Have you ever thought that cucumber can become a real beauty treasure? Let's see all the uses to make cucumber...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 49, the white willow, poetry for the ears and for the skin
Anti-aging properties, reduces the size of pores, fights dark spots on the skin, attenuates and helps prevent wrinkles, makes the skin firmer and the facial features more toned, thanks to the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action it helps in case of acne.
For the Celts it was the tree of poets. The mythical goddess Ceridwen blew between its lithe branches that resonated in the wind and in this way her inspiration spoke to the only human beings, according to tradition, who had ears to capture it and transform it into musical notes. We are talking about the bards, the holders of knowledge and skilled singers of epic deeds, and of the willow, the plant that provided the wood to make the bard's lyres. But the willow is not only poetry for the ears, a...
Moringa, the miracle tree
Antioxidant and anticancer, protects the heart, helps to keep blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol under control, supports the liver and kidneys, tones the mind, strengthens the immune system from the attack of viruses and bacteria, useful analgesic action against migraines, anti-inflammatory, counteracts asthma and overweight, also useful for the beauty of the skin.
Few things are certain in life, but one thing was sure. Anyone who went to see Fidel Castro, whether he or she was a head of state or a celebrity from the world of sport or show business, had to go through his garden. And above all that person had to listen to him describe in detail the beneficial properties of a particular plant, his favorite, of which he had a personal cultivation, the moringa, or miracle tree. Not only that, it is also said that Fidel Castro used to chew moringa leaves like c...
Ylang ylang Essential oil, the pampering for skin, hair and mood
Relaxing, hypotensive and sedative, promotes good sleep, calms and reduces blood pressure, thanks to the antioxidant, antibacterial and sebum-regulating action helpful against wrinkles and acne, fights lice, promotes hair growth and health.
When asked by the journalist what she preferred to wear to bed, the legendary Marilyn Monroe replied with a phrase destined to be remembered, “Chanel number 5”. But what does a perfume that made history have to do with ylang ylang essential oil? Well ... the flower of flowers, as the ylang ylang is also called, loved by Coco Chanel is one of the main ingredients of Chanel number 5 perfume! But ylang ylang not only has a sweet and exotic scent, which captivates, it is also an essential oil that a...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 47, honey voice
Honey is a precious cosmetic ingredient, it is antibacterial, soothing, emollient and anti-aging, useful in case of dandruff, acne but also to delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Quid sirenes cantare sint solitae? Translated from Latin, what did the sirens sing? According to Suetonius, this question the emperor Tiberius delighted to ask the wise men of his time. But the truth is that even Tiberius didn't know the answer. All that was known was a small clue inserted in Homer's Odyssey in the chapter dedicated to the adventure of Ulysses with the sirens, whose song was the sweet voice of ... honey. Just like that, honey, since ancient times, was considered something divine...
Slow Cosmetique, face masks and fruit scrubs
Bananas, kiwis, apples and avocados, when the fruit is too ripe to be eaten it should not be thrown away, but used to prepare beneficial beauty masks and scrubs, to counteract the aging processes, signs of fatigue, acne, blackheads and greasy skin.
What to do with that overripe kiwi that nobody wants to eat? Or with that banana forgotten in the cupboard? Do not throw these fruits away, in fact, you can use them as a base ingredient for fantastic beauty masks or scrubs. Banana, revitalizing mask - Banana is a precious source of antioxidants, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, phenols and vitamin E, useful to counteract the aging processes, wrinkles and dull complexion (Khoozani et al, J Food Sci Technol, 2019). Cocoa, another ingredient in ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 45, the massage of eternal youth
Small gestures to include in our daily beauty routine to restore tone, freshness and elasticity to the skin.
It was the fifteenth century. A Japanese woman, Hino Tomiko, the wife of one of the generals who ruled Japan and under whose reign even the tea ceremony was born and spread, demanded that a powerful treatment be devised just for her beauty. Hino Tomiko wanted to remove the signs of aging and have an always young, luminous and elastic skin. Thus, a special facial massage was created from the ancient wisdom of the samurai, which, with skillful touches, was aimed at oxygenating the tissues and main...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 44, the legend of King Laurin and of the Rose Garden
Let's see some simple and effective recipes to prepare a moisturizing lip balm and a face mask at home using the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties of rose petals, useful for all skin types, young, mature or dull.
It is said that a long time ago, in the mountains, lived King Laurin. His kingdom was prosperous and his people extracted gold, silver and precious stones from the rocks. Around the castle the king could admire every day a splendid rose garden surrounded, it is said, by a golden thread. That garden was the king's pride and made all the surrounding rock glow pink. One day, a king from the neighboring kingdom threw a party for his daughter's wedding but did not invite King Laurin. Laurin, however,...
Cinnamon essential oil
Antibacterial and antiviral action, useful for respiratory health, an aid against acne and skin aging, anti-anxiety and anti-depression action, for oral health, anti-cellulite.
With its warm and spicy aroma cinnamon essential oil recalls holidays, family warmth and serenity. This essential oil is obtained from the steam distillation of the bark of the cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum of the Lauraceae family. Its main active ingredient is given by the substance called cinnamaldehyde, then followed by eugenol. These substances give the essence its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and blood flow stimulating properties (Rao et al, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med., 2...
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...
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