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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beware Skin Karma: My top gentle products to heal my skin back.

Several months ago, my skin started reacting to products in a very unusual way: it became overly sensitive and I started having breakouts on my chin and my right cheek that wouldn't leave the surface. Skin karma is no joke, the testing sessions had worn my skin out and I was getting payback. Since nothing seemed to work, I decided to abruptly stop using any beauty products. For a few days, besides splashing water, I adopted the caveman regime (quite controversial, but it really helped regulate oil excess and reduce the redness). 
I then proceeded to stick to a specific routine, using the most gentle products I could find in my beauty cabinet. These items helped me tremendously soothe the irritation and restore some balance.

Mirror, mirror, which is the most gentle of them all? ;)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Beauty salon hair in one day! Rahua Omega 9 hair mask review

My hair love story with Rahua started with the voluminous shampoos several years ago, and carried on with the hair conditioner (so effective against knots and split ends!). Judging by the (sensationalist, much?) title of my post, it's pretty clear that the Omega 9 hair mask has blown dry me away too.

You're in for a treat with this product. Just like the whole Rahua range, the Omega 9 hair mask contains Ungurahua oil which is a fortifying oil, rich in Omega 9. Followed by Quinoa proteins (strenghthens hair follicles) sunflower (for hydration and shine) and Canola oils (anti-dandruff and anti-hair loss properties). Lavender and Eucalyptus oils can also be found, but in smaller quantities to provide a subtle herbal scent.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Little Gems #5: Skin Apotheke

I've always been fascinated by Ayurvedic principles, but so far only stayed committed to one brand, i.e Khadi (see post here). However this changed, when Ria, the fabulous founder of Skin Apotheke contacted me over on Instagram to test out her products. While Khadi opts for a simple formulation, Skin Apotheke comes up with more elaborated blends.
The products are made in small batches, to provide highly fresh products. None of Skin Apotheke products have been tested on animals.