Botanical Ingredients in Cosmetics and Their Benefits

Botanical Ingredients in Cosmetics and Their Benefits

People have used various plants as medicines for thousands of years. And the every first cosmetics were based on plant-derived ingredients, too. Although modern cosmetics can’t be more different from those very first skin and hair care products, the best of them contain botanical ingredients. What exactly do we mean by botanical ingredients and what are their benefits?
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5 Skin and Hair Benefits of Brahmi

5 Skin and Hair Benefits of Brahmi

Ayurveda (a system of traditional medicine originating in the Indian subcontinent) uses various plants to treat a wide range of conditions. Many of these plants are believed to have numerous beauty benefits in addition to medicinal ones. Let’s learn more about the skin and hair benefits of the plant named brahmi.
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6 Skin and Hair Benefits of Amla

6 Skin and Hair Benefits of Amla

For centuries and even millennia, people living in the Indian subcontinent have used various local plants for medical and cosmetic purposes. For example, amla is widely used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) because of its antioxidant properties. Alongside its medicinal properties, amla has a number of skin and hair benefits.
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5 Clay Face Mask Recipes for Clear and Glowing Skin

5 Clay Face Mask Recipes for Clear and Glowing Skin

Clay face masks are really popular because they are effective, affordable and suitable for all skin types. All these masks have cleansing, exfoliating and detoxifying ingredients; besides, each mask has extra skin benefits depending on the type of clay and additional ingredients you use. Here are 5 clay face mask recipes for clear and glowing skin you can try at home.
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5 Types of Cosmetic Clay and Their Skin Benefits

5 Types of Cosmetic Clay and Their Skin Benefits

Various types of cosmetic clay are widely used in skincare because of their absorbent, anti-inflammatory, whitening, balancing and detoxifying properties. Different cosmetic clays have different skin benefits because each of them has a unique mineral composition. Let’s learn more about the most popular types of clay used for face packs.
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How to Choose the Right Facial Serum for Your Skin

How to Choose the Right Facial Serum for Your Skin

Facial serums have become really popular lately because of their high concentration of active ingredients. Unlike moisturizers and other products for overall skincare, serums target specific problems like blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, etc. This kind of product can be really great for your skin, but it is important to pick the right serum.
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6 Beauty Benefits of Aloe Butter (and How to Make It Yourself)

6 Beauty Benefits of Aloe Butter (and How to Make It Yourself)

Both aloe vera and coconut oil are known and valued for their skin and hair benefits. And when you mix these two ingredients together, you get aloe butter that has twice the benefits! Let’s learn more about the useful properties of aloe butter and figure out how you can do it at home.
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4 Natural Beauty Recipes Inspired by Cleopatra

4 Natural Beauty Recipes Inspired by Cleopatra

Many believe that Egyptian queen Cleopatra was the most beautiful woman of her time and maybe ever. It is claimed that she had a rigorous skincare regime that included lots of natural treatments and helped preserve her natural beauty. Of course, it is hard to prove that numerous “Cleopatra’s beauty secrets” are actually hers, but they were definitely at least inspired by Cleopatra and the legends surrounding her. Here are 4 natural beauty recipes inspired by Cleopatra that actually work.
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4 DIY Body Wraps for Smooth and Supple Skin

4 DIY Body Wraps for Smooth and Supple Skin

Body wraps probably are the easiest and most affordable at-home spa treatment. They help fight cellulite, lose weight, detox the skin and make it soft, smooth and supple. A lot of beauty brands offer ready-to-use formulations, but if you’re a fan of DIY skincare products, you may want to try and make your own. Here are 4 body wraps for smooth and supple skin that you can make at home.
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3 Best Oils for Hair Growth and Strength

3 Best Oils for Hair Growth and Strength

Vegetable oils (also known as carrier oils or base oils) have long been used for hair care because of their wide range of hair benefits. They provide hair follicles with essential nutrients, promoting the growth of strong and healthy hair, as well as repair damaged hair structure and prevent dehydration. Here is a brief list of the best oils for hair growth and strength.
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6 DIY Face Masks for Teen Skin

6 DIY Face Masks for Teen Skin

The hormonal changes that happen during puberty take a toll on teen skin, leading to problems such as oily complexion, blackheads and acne breakouts. Luckily, there are different ways to keep teen skin as healthy and clear as possible. For example, you can try homemade face masks that will nourish and revitalize your skin, keep it hydrated, and combat acne.
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5 Don’ts of Teen Skincare

5 Don’ts of Teen Skincare

Teen skin is prone to a number of problems including oily complexion, blackheads, acne breakouts and increased sensitivity. To alleviate them, you need to stick to a proper skincare routine as well as avoid doing certain things. Here are five don’ts of teen skincare that you’d better keep in mind.
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5 Skin Care Tips for Teenagers

5 Skin Care Tips for Teenagers

Once we reach puberty, out body starts to produce hormones that prompt it to change. One of the many changes that happen during puberty is the increased secretion of sebum (skin oil), which often leads to oily skin, acne, blackheads, and other problems typical for teen skin. The best way to keep teen skin healthy and glowing is to maintain a proper skincare routine. Here are 5 skin care tips for teenagers that may be helpful.
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3 Popular Skincare Questions, Answered

3 Popular Skincare Questions, Answered

On the one hand, taking care of your skin seems easy: cleanse, tone, moisturize, apply sunscreen in the morning, repeat the same steps (sans sunscreen) in the evening. On the other hand, there still are so many confusing things about skincare. Like, is washing your face with soap instead of cleanser really so bad? Do you need to moisturize if you have oily skin? Let’s take 3 popular skincare questions and find out the answers to make things a little less confusing.
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4 Argan Oil Hair Masks for Strong and Healthy Hair

4 Argan Oil Hair Masks for Strong and Healthy Hair

There are a lot of oils that are beneficial for hair, but it is argan oil that is considered the best by many. This amazing oil is quite expensive, so the best way to use it on your hair is to add a tablespoon or two of oil to DIY hair masks. Here are four hair mask recipes with argan oil that will help make your hair stronger and healthier.
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6 Reasons Why You Should Try a Vinegar Hair Rinse (And How to Make It)

6 Reasons Why You Should Try a Vinegar Hair Rinse (And How to Make It)

Apple cider vinegar is a food product that is widely used in salad dressings, marinades, chutneys, and food preservatives. In addition, it can be used as a hair rinse that makes hair look silky and shiny. What are the hair benefits of vinegar hair rinses and how can you make one?
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4 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Vegan Skincare

4 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Vegan Skincare

Veganism is so much more than just a diet. For many people, it’s a whole philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals and opposes the use of animals for any purpose. For example, vegans don’t use personal care products that contain animal ingredients and/or were tested on animals. Vegan skincare has a surprising number of benefits that extend beyond the ethical aspects of veganism.
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6 Beauty Benefits of Peel-Off Face Masks

6 Beauty Benefits of Peel-Off Face Masks

Skincare trends come and go, but some stick around for a while. Peel-off face masks, for example, have remained popular for quite some time and aren’t likely to go away anytime soon. They’re a favorite among many consumers because of their amazing beauty benefits.
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3 Tips for Making Your Own Essential Oil Blends

3 Tips for Making Your Own Essential Oil Blends

Essential oils have been used for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes since ancient times. Although there is no good medical evidence that the smell of essential oils can cure diseases, it surely has a positive effect on our psycho-emotional state. To benefit more from aromatherapy, you can blend essential oils together so that they complement one another. However, it is important to know how to do this right.
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4 Homemade Chia Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

4 Homemade Chia Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Chia seeds are a very popular superfood because of their high content of unsaturated fatty acids, some vitamins, and dietary minerals. In addition to their food uses, chia seeds and chia seed oil are used as ingredients in cosmetic products, both homemade and off-the-shelf. Here are 4 DIY chia face mask recipes that you can try at home.
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5 Ingredients to Look for in a Face Serum

5 Ingredients to Look for in a Face Serum

A face serum is a great addition to your skincare routine when your skin needs some extra TLC. A serum is essentially a lightweight skin moisturizer packed with active ingredients, which allows it to deliver a visible effect quickly and efficiently. Here are 5 active ingredients to look for in a face serum.
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6 Tips for Your Spring Skincare Routine

6 Tips for Your Spring Skincare Routine

Unfortunately, it is not enough to figure out a skincare routine that works well for you and just stick to it all year round. Your skin needs different care during different seasons, so new season means new skincare regimen. Spring is the time of renewal, so the main goal of your spring skincare routine is to help your skin wake up from its winter hibernation and restore its healthy glow.
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5 Amazing Benefits of Chia Seed Oil for Your Skin and Hair

5 Amazing Benefits of Chia Seed Oil for Your Skin and Hair

Chia seeds are becoming one of the most popular superfoods because they are literally packed with nutrients, including unsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins, and a number of dietary minerals. Light oil pressed from the seeds of the chia plant is widely used as a cosmetic product because of its wide range of useful properties. What are the benefits of chia seed oil for your skin and hair?
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What Is Oxygenating Skincare and How Does It Work?

What Is Oxygenating Skincare and How Does It Work?

You can live without many things, but water and oxygen are not among them. Oxygen takes part in cellular respiration, which makes it essential for normal cell metabolism, including the cells of your skin. Normally, oxygen enters the body when we breathe and travels to the cells via the bloodstream. But what if you try to deliver oxygen directly to your skin to boost its metabolism? Well, judging by all the oxygenating skincare products offered by various brands, this is actually possible.
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