Are we alone in facing the pressures of maintaining a youthful appearance? Certainly not, if one considers the sheer size of the global beauty industry, predicted to reach the R400 billion mark within the next 5 years. This gigantic figure represents components of beauty care such as skincare products, cosmetic surgery and the latest craze, […]

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2) Plants have been used since the dawn of time for food, medicine and beauty. Some may have been good for the skin, some not so good. And while many ingredients used for skincare have received negative press at […]

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Do you suffer with really dry, chapped lips during winter. Discover natural solutions to ease your discomfort. This is a common problem for many folk during the winter months, since unlike the rest of our skin, lips do not produce sebum, which makes them vulnerable to drying out. But don’t despair – there’s plenty that […]

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Are we alone in facing the pressures of maintaining a youthful appearance? Certainly not, if one considers the sheer size of the global beauty industry, predicted to reach the R400 billion mark within the next 5 years. This gigantic figure represents components of beauty care such as skincare products, cosmetic surgery and the latest craze, […]

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– a natural and fascinating substance which is used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, amongst others. Glycerine is an extremely versatile substance which merits a light physical and chemical explanation and a discussion of its many everyday application functions. WHAT IS GLYCERINE? In short, glycerine is a transparent, odourless, viscous/thick liquid with a […]

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‘Allo Vera!’ – Joking aside – aloes are very special plants. These distinctive, robust succulents belong to an abundant botanical family, the Liliaceae. There are about 400 species of plants in the Aloe genus, with some, like the well-known Aloe vera and Aloe ferox, being indigenous to Africa. Although it may be the striking flowers […]

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