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Sustainability & Skincare - A Breakdown Of Beauty Jargon

As seen previously, a growing number of Australians are adopting a more natural lifestyle, while also becoming more aware of how our decisions affect the environment in which we live. From beauty to menstrual products, sustainability seems to pave the way ahead. Natural beauty products are preferred by around half of Australia’s female beauty consumers. The beauty industry, however, is rife with jargon. So, to assist you in navigating some of it, here's a breakdown of the most regularly used terms: Free radicals Free radicals are ions or molecules that react chemically with our skin cells. They attach and bind to other molecules, causing the chemical structure to change, in turn damaging them. Thankfully, we've evolved vital defences such as...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes (Part 1)

Municipalities were the only ones debating the phrase “Zero Waste” a decade ago. But in today’s age of sustainable living, "zero waste" is a popular buzzword. Let’s look at what exactly it implies, and how it can be achieved at home.  Adopting ‘Earth Happy’ Habits It takes some getting used to the idea of living completely waste-free, because our modern lifestyles continuously demand that we focus our attention on consuming for the sake of consuming. We have forgotten many of the vital responsibilities in life because of this continuous cycle of consumerism. Living without waste does not require you to forego life's comforts; it simply necessitates a more conscientious approach to your purchasing decisions. You'll be doing yourself a favour...

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Vaginal discharge (Part 1) ~ True Colours

Vaginal discharge can occur at any age, but it becomes more prevalent during puberty. Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle - the amount, consistency, colour, and odour will change. Ovulation aside, it also fluctuates depending on whether you're pregnant, or just sexually stimulated. But what happens when the colour is completely different to the colour of your usual discharge is or is just something that you were not expecting? In this 2 part series, we will talk about the different colours in the period pallet. What do they mean? Are they normal? And, in reality, can you just treat yourself at home & focus on self care, or is it time to ditch that idea and go...

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Sustainability & Skincare - 4 Important Questions You Need To Ask Yourself About Natural Skincare

Every day, we are exposed to over 130 chemicals across a wide range of personal care items we utilize. Choosing more natural, sustainable products for cosmetics, period care, and around the house, in general,  will drastically minimise your chemical exposure and environmental effect. As we gain a better understanding of the advantages of reducing our exposure to synthetics, chemicals, and plastics, it's crucial to remember that what we put inside our bodies is just as significant as what we put on our skin. The 4 most important questions you should ask yourself while selecting natural skin care products are: Going Natural – What’s The Big Deal In The First Place? Parabens are commonly found in cosmetic products because they mimic...

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