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What's So Great About Broccoli Seed Oil?

It’s cropping up in hair care, skin care, and even makeup products. The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database lists 63 products using broccoli seed oil (Brassica oleracea) as an ingredient. (The potent veggie oil scores a low hazard score of 1 on the EWG Skin Deep database.) Broccoli seed oil is gaining recognition as a natural alternative to silicone in cosmetics where high sheen and luster drive demand. But why? What’s so magical about broccoli seed oil?Broccoli seed oil is comprised of 80-85 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids including erucic acid (omega-9), oleic acid (omega-9), and linoleic acid (omega-6). Approximately 50 percent is erucic acid, an omega-fatty acid that imparts a silicone-like sheen and luster to hair and skin...

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What Is Shea Butter?

Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) that is native to Africa, shea butter is a fatty oil that exists as a solid at room temperature.The Karite tree bears the fruits, and the nuts inside the fruits are of prime importance. These nuts are crushed, boiled, and manipulated to extract a light-colored fat, which is commonly referred to as shea butter.The main components of shea butter include oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, etc. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin as it melts at body temperature. Its moisturizing and healing properties prove beneficial for many skin issues. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties (to a certain extent) that can be utilized to treat many ailments....

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What's Your Skin Care Routine for Younger-Looking Skin?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. With age, our skin gets thinner, drier and we lose collagen which promotes elasticity. The ability of our skin to protect itself is reduced as we age and it is our job to protect it with the best products. The key to preventing wrinkles is all about starting early. Ma’na Organix has 3 tips for you that in a few years you will appreciate having followed them! 1. Wash your face daily using gentle but effective products. Choose products that are work best for you skin type. All Ma'na Organix products are formulated for all skin types and are non-comedogenic (won't clog pores!) 2. Moisturize. Facial Serums are divinely smooth thin...

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Why Using All Natural Soap Is Simply Better for Your Skin

People these days are more inclined to maintain a healthy and sustainable lifestyle trying to minimize the amount of toxins that enter their body, eating good food, drinking purified water, breathing purified air, and some even take added measures to detoxify their body. When it comes to your skin nothing is more important than choosing the correct skincare products to keep it healthy, and given the industrious process used to produce many of the commonly known soaps, it's not a surprise that most contain questionable chemicals, dyes, and fragrances, being “casual toxins” that you and your family are exposed to.Many soaps that you purchase from the supermarket or pharmacy are too rough for the skin and contain synthetic fragrance and...

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The Newest Skin Care Trend: Cleansing Balm

A cleansing balm is an oil-based cleanser effective at removing makeup, sunscreen, and impurities, without irritating the skin or making it feel uncomfortable.A fantastic alternative to regular cleansers, cleansing balms tend to have a creamier texture and are usually oil-based. Because of this, they can give your pores a deep clean while allowing your skin to retain plenty of moisture to keep it feeling soft and smooth.The cleansing balm is fast becoming many people’s favorite skincare product! And here are the reasons why:It will keep your skin moisturizedIt will cleanse your face and remove makeupIt will give your pores a deep cleanThere are so many different ways to wash your face, but there are lots of reasons why you might...

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