How to keep lips soft and luscious
We paint them, gloss them, balm them, and lick them—but sometimes, we forget that our lips are also a part of our skin, and are susceptible to the same issues as, say, our elbows and knees.
“Cold weather and dehydration can cause lips to become dry, chapped and cracked,” says Nichole Hester, director of spa and Business Development at Chuan Spa at[...]
Simple recipes for soft, shiny, healthy hair
In her new book, Forgotten Ways for Modern Days, Rachelle Blondel, an expert in all things homespun and hand-done, shares wisdom and natural practices from the past that remind us how to live simply and take care of ourselves in the now.
She offers DIY recipes and natural solutions for house-cleaning, crafting, composting, skin- and [...]
You do not need luck in the gene lottery to have an enviable complexion.
Dedicating yourself to this simple regimen guarantees fewer blemishes, less-noticeable fine lines and wrinkles, and a glow like no other.
A bar of soap doesn't cut it—it's too drying for your delicate facial skin. Instead, wash with a gentle cleanser to remove the day's accumulation of dirt. Look [...]
Pretty much since the dawn of civilization, we’ve been painting our lips to be more attractive. Or at least, trying to be more attractive. The truth is that as much as lipstick can totally make a look, it can also break one – I mean, how many times have you seen someone whose lip liner doesn’t match their lippy shade, or worse: whose lipstick has transferred onto their teeth? The [...]
What is this stuff? And what are the dangers of glitter?
After doing some quick research on the trusty internet, it seems the answer is: it depends.
Little kid glitter – the stuff used in crafts, on clothing, in fake jewels and tiaras and such – is simply teeny tiny particles of plastic. Which doesn’t sound so bad until you think of the hideous impact made by microbeads, which led [...]
As Hair Stylists, we – as well as our clients – are exposed to an alarming amount of chemicals. Some of these chemicals come with links to allergies, irritants, and carcinogens. And worse, these toxins don’t just attack the body, they also cause severe damage and harm to the planet.
While there isn’t 100% organic hair color available to us yet, Oway has managed to create the [...]
Finally, people are starting to question the safety of chemicals on hair products, wondering if they actually do more harm than good.
This is especially true for hair conditioners, which we tend to leave on for ages, thus allowing them to penetrate into the skin on our scalp for longer.
Since chemicals in deep conditioners are rubbed into our scalp and usually left on for several minutes[...]
Hair loss is a sensitive issue for both men and women alike. It can be a blow to one’s self-esteem, especially for those whose careers are in fields that demand constant social interaction.
A receding hairline, a few bald spots here and there, a tuft of hair waiting to fall off at any second—all these can make you want to die every time you look into the mirror.
Because hair loss has[...]
Cezanne's unique blend of ingredients is non-toxic, naturally safe, and effective.
There are no vapors or fumes, so no need for masks, gloves, or ventilation during the treatment—it's nature’s way of smoothing.
Our smoothing treatment is 100% formaldehyde-free. It’s also free from any other kinds of aldehydes and harmful toxins, for that matter, and it’s as long-lasting as the [...]
Have you been put off the idea of putting oil on your face because you think you’re going to have a massive breakout? Think again! This ancient beauty secret dates back to over 5,000 years ago when the Egyptians used oils on their face and body to fight wrinkles and preserve their youth (including the Queen of Beauty, Cleopatra!). Beauty oils have had a major resurgence back into the beauty [...]