Appalled by the tubes of toothpastes lying around these days, my hubby asked me “why in the world do you need to use so many of them?” Well, the answer is I don’t need to but I just want to. Heh. Yes, I’ve gone quite mad over toothpastes all of a sudden after I wrote about herbal toothpastes last month and decided to take on the recommendations given by some of you seriously. So I went out to buy myself not one, but four natural toothpastes which are all SLS and fluoride-free.
Going by the comments and the activity on Viva Woman Facebook page on my post about 5 ways to drink your green tea last week, I’m probably not too far off saying that green tea is a favorite with many of you. That’s no surprise considering that green tea is such a wonderful and versatile ingredient. I’ve shared various DIY beauty recipes using green tea in the past and today, I’ll share them all once again, along with one new one.
Earlier in the week, I was invited by Bud Cosmetics to try out their new facial service using products from the multi-award winning British skincare brand, OSKIA, which is said to be a high performance nutritional skincare range that combines bio-science with natural formulations. This premium skincare range should excite many of you as it did for me because it is one that contains cutting edge bio-actives such as MSM, Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Niacinamide, Milk Peptides and Prebiotics. So OSKIA has something more than just purity and safety to offer as it is a natural range which can deliver the results comparable to the chemical based brands.
Ginseng has been used in traditional medicine in this part of the world as a tonic and elixir. This is American ginseng, which is said to relieve heatiness, strengthen immune system, support cognitive functions, as well as improve stamina and vitality. Because I’ve come across various cosmetic products containing ginseng extract as an anti-aging ingredient and so out of fun and curiosity, I’ve been trying to use it as a sort of ‘energizing tonic’ for the face. Okay, nice choice of word there but it’s really nothing more than a toner. Heh.