Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chemical Versus Natural

The Difference between Natural Sunscreens and Chemical Sunscreens

One complaint some people have of natural sunscreens is the film of white they can leave over your skin – a great way of seeing the spots you missed when applying but not great for the beach babe look.

But why can’t natural sunscreens get away without any film of white altogether? What is the difference between natural sunscreen alternatives and their chemical counterparts?

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays before they can do damage. Usually, single chemical ingredients protect against either UVA or UVB, not both, so for broad-spectrum protection, you need to choose a chemical sunscreen containing multiple chemicals. Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin, and are more likely to cause irritations, allergies or other health concerns, and can degrade over time.

Most natural sunscreens work by forming a physical barrier and use opaque minerals to form a layer on top of the skin that reflects or scatters UV light. These sunscreens contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredient and can offer effective broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Friday, November 19, 2010

EcoProducts Giving Back

EcoProducts Give Back to the Community
EcoProducts Organic Baobab Oil comes from the Vendaland in Limpopo Province, South Africa. EcoProducts have established a network of over 400 rural women, who collect baobab fruit from trees in their homesteads, fields and surrounding grazing lands. Many of the women head their own households, having to feed and cloth children and look after the elderly. Their relationship with EcoProducts has helped to bring in much needed additional income.

Sylvia says “EcoProducts has been a god-send. The income I get from baobab seed helps feed and clothe my children.”
Constance says “Last year I saved enough money to buy a fridge.”
Hendrik (headman) says “EcoProducts has helped my people.”

Green Pregnancy by Cherubs

Tips on how to have a “GREEN” PREGNANCY brought to you by Cherubs

Now that you’re expecting, your immediate environment is more important than ever. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your desire to keep yourself and your child as healthy as possible kicks into high gear. That means eating a balanced diet, exercising sensibly and making your surroundings safe. Whether you're already conscious of the environment, or if you're new to green, join us for a journey through what it means to be a green parent, and how to be the very greenest parent that you can be.
Being pregnant is wonderful, beautiful, magical and also downright confusing. One of the first things you can do to give your baby a good start in life is to limit the amount of chemicals and pesticides that you expose him (or her) to in-utero by making some lifestyle changes before or during your pregnancy. And you can protect your child's future by taking care of the environment at the same time.
Fathers-to-be can support and encourage pregnant mothers by making these lifestyle changes too.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

White Glo - The Teeth Stain Experts

White Glo – Because not all Teeth Stains are the Same

Coffee and Tea Drinkers Formula - Whitening Toothpaste – R39.99

Can’t live without your daily coffee or tea but worried about how it will stain your teeth over time? This revolutionary toothpaste with Micro-Polishing Particles targets discolouration and yellowing on the tooth enamel caused by consumption of coffee and tea over time. White Glo’s exclusive Micro Wax Protective Shield Formula also helps to repel new stains from forming, leaving teeth whiter, shinier and glossier. White Glo Coffee and Tea Drinkers Formula toothpaste contains fluoride to help protect against tooth decay. Suitable for use with electric toothbrush.

Evox Advanced Nutrition


Evox Advanced Nutrition is a sports Nutrition supplement company, focusing on specialized proteins, energy enhancing products, weightloss and lifestyle formulations.

Whatever you strive for in life, demand results!

From this simple truth Evox Advanced Nutrition was created. It began with a simple idea. Make the best tasting, most effective weight training supplements. With 12 years experience, and over 60 products under our belt we are still on the same quest for product excellence. Through vigorous testing at our own pharmaceutical licensed laboratories and real life trials through our sponsored athletes, we can truly offer you the tools to shape your body and your life. With our Strengths we enhance yours. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


LCN ognx stands for the use of ancient ingredients in modern care products. The undiluted power of nature without the use of chemical substances characterises the high quality of ognx products. The certified care products exclusively use natural ingredients. They do not contain any mineral oils, parabenes and silicones as well as synthetic scents and colours and are thus also suitable for sensitive skin.

Complete Woman

Powerful women’s supplement packs a punch and fights period blues

A trouble-free menstrual cycle is key to all-round good health – but every month, up to 76% of women suffer pain or discomfort both before and during their periods.
Now, in a first for South Africa, Complete Woman capsules offer a potent treatment for symptoms commonly associated with problematic periods.
Scientifically formulated for women who experience menstrual cycle difficulty, the capsules are a unique combination of three formulas specifically targeted to coincide with each phase of the menstrual process and aid general quality of life.
Menstrual difficulties include a wide range of symptoms, including severe abdominal cramps, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, excessive menstruation (which leads to loss of iron), acne, backache, food cravings, joint pain, water retention and drastic mood swings.
Around 5% of sufferers report symptoms so severe that they’re incapacitated – and between 30 – 40% say that difficult periods interfere with their day-to-day lives.
Whether you’re 12 years old and just beginning your menstrual cycle – or post-menopausal – Complete Woman capsules are a highly beneficial menstrual aid, since the cycle continues beyond menopause, even though associated problems may not be present.
Formulated as a triphasic nutritional supplement, Complete Woman is an easy one-a-day solution for regulating and preventing problems during a natural 28-day cycle.
Taking the capsules is quick, easy and effective :
Pre-menstrual :        7 medium pink capsules
Menstrual :               7 dark pink capsules
Maintenance dose : 14 light pink capsules

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kids Bath Time Fun

Bubble bath and Shampoos for Kids - The TLC Kids range has exciting products specially formulated for kids, whether they’re having fun in the bath or just being cool. The products are perfect for children’s sensitive skin and gentle hair.

All ranges use enriched natural ingredients to ensure kids’ skin stays smooth and healthy, and their hair soft, shiny & well nourished. Our exhilarating funky fruity fragrances - like strawberry & banana - just makes bath time fun time.

To keep their delicate skin well nourished why not try our Body wash range, formulated with enriched natural ingredients such as Vitamin B5 and C with an added dash of rosemary extract to ensure that their skin feels smooth, soft and healthy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Colouring Tips from Herbatint

After applying Herbatint hair colour, remember to always use the Intensive Aloe Vera Royal Cream Conditioning Treatment (sachet included in box) to lock in colour and close the hair cuticle. Using Aloe Vera Normalizing Shampoo and Aloe Vera Royal Cream in between dyes revitalizes colour and keeps hair in beautiful condition.

If you're using Herbatint to cover grey, make sure to always use a shade from the Natural range. You can still choose a colour from  one of the fashion shades - Mahogany, Copper, Ash & Copper, but make sure to mix the fashion shade eg: 4M with a natural colour eg: 4N.

Inbetween permanent colourings, use a Vegetal semi-permanent colour to maintain & boost colour.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Diffusing 101 - Tips from Marc Anthony

Diffusing your hair is simply working with its natural movement instead of against it. This can be done naturally by letting your hair dry on its own, or can be done with a diffuser attachment. A diffuser is a blow dryer attachment that stops the warm air from blowing, leaving only the heat to dry your hair.
With a good cut, all hair can lend itself to be diffused. Your results will however vary depending on your hair type.
The general misconception about diffusing is that it is strictly for the purpose of creating curls or waves in the hair. In reality, it is simply a method of drying your hair in its natural state with a bit of enhancement.
For example, if you have a slight wave to your hair, using a diffuser can enhance its natural wave while keeping its inherent movement and flow. If you have pin straight hair a diffuser may not necessarily create waves, but dry your hair in a similar manner as drying it naturally, and with more volume and less frizz.

Thursday, November 11, 2010