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Why Skin Wrinkles

Friday, July 17, 2015 11:47:35 AM Asia/Singapore

WHY SKIN WRINKLES

Young and Old SkinHealthy young skin maintains and appropriate moisture levels through the sealing and protective properties of the moisture barrier. The moisture barrier is made up of keratinocytes (keratin filled skin cells) surrounded and sealed by ceramides, lipids and fatty acids. As we age, the skin produces fewer ceramides, lipids and fatty acids. This weakened moisture barrier results in water loss and dryness.

Loss of smoothness and suppleness is due to the break-down of collogen and elastin. Collagen is a structural protein found in the dermis provides a mesh like framework of support and strength for the skin. As we age, collagen production decreases and collagen fibres degrade at a faster rate than earlier years. The result is an overall decrease in the amount of collagen in the dermis. Areas with less support cave in and wrinkles form. Another skin structural protein found in the dermis is elastin. This coil like protein has the ability to snap back into place after stretching, giving skin its elastic quality.

Vitamin E provides protection against free radicals and premature aging caused by sun damage and pollutants. It also works with Vitamin C to help reconstruct collagen, help retain moisture and skin firmness.  Vitamin thus, helps scars fade faster, helps repair from UV damage, improves elasticity, reduce itchiness due to eczema and psoriasis.

One of the best sources of vitamin E is Saadia Organics Hand extracted Argan Oil. Where the full benefits of the nutrients can be experienced as it is not subjected to heat. Grab a Bottle and see the difference.

 

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The Power of African Black Soap

Monday, May 11, 2015 11:50:20 AM Asia/Singapore

Black SoapPURE AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

First and foremost, African Black Soap is NOT BLACK. It is brown/black in colour. It is most used in Ghana and Nigeria and is soft with an organic shape. It has a delicate texture with a  natural earthy smell. It is not oily or scented. Black Soap has been used for hair care & skin care for centuries. Today people from all walks of life are benefiting from this amazing African soap. It is made of plantain skins, palm kernel oil, palm oil, cocoa pod, coconut oil, and natural sodium. It is a natural source of vitamin A and E and Iron.
 It is very mild and gentle and does not contain lye.

 

Uses of black soap:

  • Acne control
  • Reduce blemishes
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Shampoo

 

Is black soap worth all the hype? You bet. On our skin, it is absolutely magic. African Black Soap aka ABS  is worth all the hype.

While the recipe varies, ABS is handmade from the ashes of cocoa pods, shea tree bark and plaintain leaves and mixed with various soothing and healing oils such as shea butter, cocoa butter, palm oil and coconut oil, creating its deliciously distinct aroma and amazing properties.  And don’t let it’s appearance fool you — although dark brown and crumbly in texture, this African-born skin miracle will become a staple in your cleansing routine. And remember, African African Black Soap is NOT BLACK. It looks like fruit cake.

It’s benefits are awesome and severely underrated, so we’re shouting them from the rooftops.  Here’s why ABS is so amazing:

It’s suitable for all skin types.  Dry, oily or perfectly in between. If  you have oily skin, regular use will help remove additional oils from the skin thus preventing the formation of pimples. Absolutely brilliant for teens.

It’s a super cleanser.  Well of course, it’s soap (DUH!) . …I mean really really clean. Without dryness.  There’s more.  The charcoal in ABS can help absorb body odors and bacteria, while its formula is gentle enough for makeup removal.

It’s soothing & healing.  This double whammy is perhaps the most notable.  If you suffer with rashes or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, the ashes in black soap helps reduce irritation and can even be used by people with sensitive skin.  While ABS cannot remove acne, since that is caused by the release of excessive oils within the skin rather than dirt buildup, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars.

It’s a fountain of youth. (Clap clap clap clap) Yes, ABS may help you turn back the hands of time.  This gentle exfoliant may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin discolorations that indicate the early signs of aging skin.

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Argan Oil for Face and Skin

Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:42:51 PM Asia/Singapore

ARGAN OIL FOR FACE AND SKIN

Argan_FaceArgan Oil is known as nature's ultimate anti-aging product. It is extremely high in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, sterols, polyphenols, and carotenoids. Argan Oil also contains squalene, which has been promoted as having anti-cancer properties.

Argan Oil is good for both dry and oily skin types. Because it helps to regulate the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands), oil on the skin will reduce and issues such as acne are greatly improved. 

For basic skin care, Argan Oil can be used as a daily moisturiser and as a makeup base. It is also useful for skin conditions such as: psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, contact dermatitis, inflammation, acne, wrinkles, scarring, minor burns and cracked heels.

Argan Oil also produces excellent results on new tattoos by soothing the area, decreasing itchiness and helping the skin to heal quickly.  In addition, it is ideal to use after waxing, laser treatments and even chemical peels. 

Argan oil absorbs quickly into the skin, thus, it does not leave a sticky afterfeel. Very importantly, argan oil does not block pores, allowing the skin to breathe freely, and, allowing the skin to naturally discharge waste by sweating.

Usage: Apply in a circular motion to clean skin morning and night until absorbed. Be sure to include the area around your eyes. You will be able to see a difference within a few days of consistent use. Those with dry skin like to use it morning and night, while some with oilier skin like to just use once per day. It it recommended to allow the argan oil to absorb fully into the skin before going into the sun as argan oil is light sensitive. Let it absorb, and do it's magic.

 

side note : always use a sunblock to protect your skin from UVa, UVb & UVc when going out into the sun.

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Face Cleansing for Men

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:02:49 PM Asia/Singapore

FACE CLEANSING FOR MEN

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Step 1 – Cleansing
Clean your face at least twice a day using a mild facial soap like our African Black Soap or, Goat's Milk Soap with Neem, if you have very sensitive skin. These are
very pure soaps and do not contain harsh detergents and chemicals. A wash in the morning and then again in the evening is good.

The skin on your face is far more sensitive than the rest of your body, so choosing the correct products for the job are essential. Regular soap is usually too harsh for your face, especially if its detergent based (contains sulphates), can harm the skin as they contain harsh chemicals.

A mud mask used twice a week will benefit the skin greatly. Bomb Cosmetics mud masks help by sucking out dirt and grime from the pores thus helping prevent blocked pores and acne etc.

Step 2 - Exfoliation
Exfoliating (removing dead skin) is an important step for proper skin care. Use a proper facial scrub, because body exfoliators are often too rough for use on your face. Our Bomb Cosmetics scrubs with moisturiser are ideal for this.

To apply, wet your face with water, dab the scrub on the face and use your finger tips to massage the entire surface of your face in small circles. Do not massage your eyelids, or under your eyes as this skin is far more sensitive. Exfoliation twice a week should suffice. We do recommend exfoliating before shaving.

Step 3 - Moisturising
Toners are aftershaves without alcohol. Nothing beats our pure hand-pressed argan oil from Saadia Organics. Alcohol only dries out the skin, so applying an alcohol based tonic after a shave will merely damage your skin more. A toner will usually contain helpful nutrients such as vitamin E, and should be applied after shaving to help with the damage caused by the razor.

Moisturising is an extremely important daily process that will help keep your skin young, supple and striking.

There. 3 simple steps. Thats it!

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