Did I mention that I don’t eat papayas? Absolutely detest the taste and the smell *yikes*. I know it’s a great beauty food but I just can’t bring myself to eat any. However, I don’t mind using some on my face because papayas make a great exfoliant. The thing is, since I don’t eat them, it’s quite hard to make a fresh papaya face mask. So the next alternative? Using papaya powder!
I realized that more and more skincare products are adopting this “free from” labeling. Even some of the big, conventional skin care brands are following suit. And it seems like the list is getting longer, with the common ones being: free from parabens, free from fragrances, free from sulfates, free from coloring, and free from animal testing. So does this naturally mean the product is safe, non-toxic, and organic? Or are some of these brands really just engaging in greenwashing?
Here are five DIY recipes I’ve shared for various hair needs: increase volume, add body, reduce oiliness, and strengthening roots. Most of them are really easy to replicate but as with most DIY recipes, you’ll need some patience with the results. In any case, they’re really fun for those who like to get their hands busy.
I was rather excited to try the Naturopathica skin care products because they sound rather promising. Another reason is because the brand reminds me of Neal’s Yard Remedies, which I’ve wanted to try but haven’t had the chance. Well, similar or not, I’ve been trying some products from Naturopathica for more than two months and I’m now ready to share my review on them.
I was so pleased with the Now Solutions European Clay Power that I decided to try a few of their other facial care products. It was a tad difficult to pick the items as the brand carries quite a number of personal care products and it doesn’t help that they all look good, especially when you consider their price points. But in the end, I decided to keep to a few facial oils, a face serum and a lip balm after reading some reviews about these products.