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We take the milk from the coconut

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We take the milk from the coconut

Coconut milk is made from coconut flesh and water. This is known as a hydrolipidic extract of the coconut or, in other words; an emulsion of fat and water. As nature would have it; your skin already has a hydrolipidic film that acts as its natural self-defence shield and coconut milk is uniquely suited to supporting and protecting this shield. This extract has a high content of fatty acids which can increase the skin’s surface lipid levels and is therefor highly recommended for its skin conditioning and moisturising activities. The carbohydrates in coconut milk help to accelerate cell renewal by...

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Why we love coconut water in our skin care products

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Why we love coconut water in our skin care products

Nature’s most perfect water contains electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and cytokinins. What can these do for your skin? Cytokinins, like kinetin and kinetin riboside, are plant hormones that actively promote cell division and cell growth. By creating new skin cells, these substances can refresh your skin’s appearance. In addition; its anti-oxidant properties protect the outer skin layer from harmful environmental effects like pollution. It has also been shown to decrease the signs of blotchy hyper-pigmentation.   Electrolytes like calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorous and magnesium, make coconut water very similar to human plasma and this makes it ideal to help...

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Beauty Sleep is not a Myth!

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Beauty Sleep is not a Myth!

The best time for your body to do its repair work and to recover from inflammation, is while you are asleep. Enough quality sleep will benefit your overall health and that includes the health and well-being of your skin. During the first few hours of sleep, your body secretes growth hormone and if you don’t get adequate sleep, you may not produce enough of it. This will negatively impact the appearance of your skin, because the formation of new collagen, and other skin building-blocks, will not be supported properly. No more rosy cheeks? Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood...

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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 3

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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 3

Have you ever wondered how many skin cells we shed daily? Or what it is that determines our different skin tones? If so; keep reading for the answer to these and other skin-related questions. Keratin is a strong protein that forms the dead outer layer of your skin. It is also the main substance that forms your hair and nails. In animals it forms hooves, feathers and horns. New skin cells are formed in your basal skin layer and move upward toward the outer most layer, where they will be shed or rubbed off. In a young person; this journey...

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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 2

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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 2

They have been with you from before you were born. You may not give them any thought, but how much do you know about your fingerprints? Fingerprints are formed in the womb. During the second trimester of pregnancy, the middle layer of skin begins to grow faster than the outer and inner layers. This causes the skin of the finger pads to fold and buckle. Other factors that are responsible for the formation of fingerprints include the movements of the foetus, their position in the womb and the density of the amniotic fluid. They will be fully formed by the...

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