The Alchemy of Aesthetics

The Alchemy of Aesthetics

A transformative, integrative, whole body approach to beautiful healthy skin. By appointment only. The Alchemy of Aesthetics is about beauty, from the inside out we become more radiant as our bodies become better nourished, conscious and balanced.

The skin reflects the culmination of our inner alchemy.

Operating as usual

harpersbazaar.com 05/24/2019

Women Are Giving Up Botox for Facial Massage

Yessss do itttt!!!!!

harpersbazaar.com Gua sha is a natural alternative to the injectable neurotoxin—but is it as effective in erasing wrinkles?


04/29/2019
04/29/2019

Hybrid colored lashes

04/28/2019

Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance

Holistic insight into potential causes (and treatments) for body acne.

huffpost.com 02/24/2019

Plastic Surgeons Reveal The Serious Repercussions Of Plumping Your Lips

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/filler-fatigue-too-much-filler_us_5ad628d8e4b077c89ced3966

huffpost.com Plumped lips and a youthful face might look beautiful now, but they only last for so long.

nytimes.com 02/13/2019

Opinion | Do You Know What’s in Your Cosmetics?

The unfortunate truth is that we can not and should not assume that any cosmetic is safe. Get familiar with ingredients and read labels.

nytimes.com Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollars worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven’t been updated in decades.

dermatologytimes.com 01/25/2019

Natural extracts outweigh synthetic antibiotics for acne treatment

dermatologytimes.com Combined plant-based therapy is more effective for treating mild-to-moderate acne than a synthetic antibiotic

01/22/2019

Gua Sha: How to Do This Facial at Home! | The SASS with Susan and Sharzad

Gua Sha is simple easy and effective way to get great glowing skin at home! You can come see me for a professional certified Nefeli method Gua Sha facial!

https://youtu.be/8jmDy1wixFo

Gua sha is growing in popularity because it has some pretty great beauty benefits (anti-aging, contouring, etc). That's why we went to see celebrity aestheti...

holistichealthherbalist.com 01/16/2019

Barrier Repair, The Secret to Beautifully Clear Skin - Holistic Health Herbalist

Take care of your barrier!

holistichealthherbalist.com Sometimes, overhauling your lifestyle isn't enough to beat acne breakouts. Something as simple as skin hydration can be the key to healthy barrier repair!

premiumbeautynews.com 12/22/2018

“Tomorrow’s skin care will be based on a holistic approach,” Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel, Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins of Lyon

http://www.premiumbeautynews.com/en/tomorrow-s-skin-care-will-be-based,5682#.XB2iZ-m4KBY.facebook

premiumbeautynews.com Mrs Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel, a researcher at the Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins of Lyon, has been studying for several years the biomechanical response of the skin tissue to (...)

12/21/2018

Empowered Sustenance

This was not a surprise. What's next?

thezoereport.com 12/14/2018

Here’s What To Use Instead Of A Jade Roller For Brighter, Clearer Skin

https://www.thezoereport.com/p/9-jade-roller-alternatives-that-are-just-as-pretty-just-as-effective-15507104

thezoereport.com Google “jade roller” and you'll find more than 20 million articles on how the tool is a a must-have for any skincare routine — but I beg to differ. The real skincare essential here is facial massage, and jade rolling is merely one way to do that.…

iflscience.com 12/14/2018

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Get Severe Acne, And The Key Is In Your Hair

iflscience.com Acne is one of those conditions that seemingly has no perfect treatment, with expensive creams, ointments, and pills providing some benefit but not often c

theeverygirl.com 12/14/2018

Gua Sha Is the New It Skincare Tool of 2019

Come see me for a certified Nefeli gua sha facial!

http://theeverygirl.com/gua-sha/?utm_source=thezoereport&utm_medium=syndication

theeverygirl.com this takes contouring to a new level

holistichealthherbalist.com 12/13/2018

Is Manuka Honey Better Than Benzoyl Peroxide? - Holistic Health Herbalist

holistichealthherbalist.com Manuka honey is one of the best all-natural alternatives to benzoyl peroxide - without all the side effects! It kills acne-causing bacteria, hydrates the skin instead of drying it out, is non-irritating, and heals and repairs acne spots to help prevent hyperpigmentation and scarring.

12/02/2018

Blue highlights 👁

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theecohub.ca 11/08/2018

Is Bacteria The Next Big Thing In Beauty

This!!!!

theecohub.ca new research is showing that the skin's very own microbiome is super important to its health as well. Is Bacteria The Next Big Thing In Beauty?

11/06/2018
10/18/2018

HolisticHealthHerbalist

Helichrysum essential oil is one of those special essential oils that has unparalleled healing, regenerative, and rejuvenating properties. But did you know that there are at least five different types of helichrysum oil to choose from? Find out which helichrysum suits your specific needs and how to use it!

08/02/2018

HolisticHealthHerbalist

Great information for anyone with a compromised barrier/persistent skin problems!

Sometimes, overhauling your lifestyle isn't enough to beat acne breakouts. Something as simple as skin hydration can be the key to beautiful clear skin!

dermascope.com 06/27/2018

Is Gua Sha Replacing the Facelift?

Gua Sha facials are amazing!! Come and get it❣️

dermascope.com Anti-Aging Expert and Inventor of Gua Sha Facial, Dr. Ping Zhang Says Yes Men and women searching for the proverbial fountain of youth may not have to...

holistichealthherbalist.com 06/18/2018

The Benefits of Rose Water - Holistic Health Herbalist

My all time daily use favorite!

holistichealthherbalist.com Rose water has been used throughout history by women around the world. Cleopatra used it to keep her skin dewy and supple during her reign as queen of Egypt. Learn about how rose water benefits the skin and my simple rose water recipe that helps balance the skin's PH, reduce redness, and clear stubb...

holistichealthherbalist.com 06/11/2018

Natural Acne Solutions - The Manuka Honey Secret - Holistic Health Herbalist

Yeessssss!!! Love love love Manuka honey for all kinds of inflammatory skin conditions ❣️

holistichealthherbalist.com Manuka Honey is the best natural face wash, spot treatment, and blemish remedy for acne prone skin. It's highly potent since Manuka is related to the fabled tea tree of New Zealand and is known to get rid of acne within days with consistent treatment.

06/06/2018

HolisticHealthHerbalist

Clay masks are awesome!

By far one of my most treasured types of clay, Morrocan Red Clay takes the cake when it comes to diminishing and preventing blackheads. It's hands-down one of my go-to clays for all things acne related.

thenakedchemist.com 06/03/2018

Barrier Repair, the key to outrageously healthy skin

https://thenakedchemist.com/barrier-repair-the-key-healthy-skin/

thenakedchemist.com Dry, Scaly inflamed skin These are all symptoms your skins barrier is not intact Barrier repair it's an ambiguous phrase. But it's super important, because it's quite literally what stands between you and the outside world. Yet rarely do we give our skins barrier much attention, but if we really con...

holistichealthherbalist.com 06/03/2018

Barrier Repair, The Secret to Beautifully Clear Skin - Holistic Health Herbalist

https://www.holistichealthherbalist.com/barrier-repair-the-secret-to-beautifully-clear-skin/

holistichealthherbalist.com Sometimes, overhauling your lifestyle isn't enough to beat acne breakouts. Something as simple as skin hydration can be the key to beautiful clear skin!


06/01/2018

I Love Cats

Spa time 😍😘

05/28/2018

Actual information on natural oils for sun protection! Wonderful!!

UPDATE:
This article shares what spectral analyses studies reveal about the photo protective properties of the oils tested in my home experiment, in the UVA and UVB range.
http://wholesomeliving.co/natural-sun-protection/the-sunscreening-properties-of-plants/

ORIGINAL POST:
If you are looking for an effective and 100% natural sun protection for you and your children, one that is not only non toxic, but actually nourishing for your skin and body, this is a post for you.

Number of plants produce oils with sun protective properties and I have been using them exclusively for the past 3 summers here on Mallorca, including on the skin of my now 20 month old daughter, who has never been touched by commercial sun screen.

Few days ago I decide to test a bunch of them on my husband who agreed for me to use his completely pale skin as a test subject and you can see the results on the attached pictures. This is from 1 hour exposure 15:00 to 16:00 on Mallorca, Spain.

Here are the brands and oils tested:

1. Carrot oil - Fushi 100ml - 9.65GBP (edited to correct that I in fact used Carrot Oil and not Carrot Seed oil, My apologies for the mistake)
2. Organic Wheatgerm Oil - Naissance Convive 500ml - 16.99GBP
3. Wheatgerm Oil - Belenos Therapy 100ml 8 GBP
4. Raspberry Seed Oil Cold Pressed - Naissance 100ml - 9.99GBP
5. Nothing - bare skin
6. Coconut Oil Bio - Natursoy 200g - 7 Euros

Nutritional Content and my experience of using the oils:

Carrot Oil
Rich in Carotene and Vitamin-A, both of which are powerful anti-oxidants, it helps promote youthful and supple skin.

Fushi - organic, cold pressed Carrot Oil
Orange in colour with a delicate smell of beta carotene (you know it if you ever took beta carotene supplements).
This oil requires little care in handling because of its colour, which can rub onto your clothing.
The good news is, in my experience it does not stain permanently and washes off without a problem and it also gives your skin a nice sun kissed glow.
I've used it on its on to maximize the sun protective factor or diluted with coconut or wheatgerm oil.
I use it on my skin during the mid day sun, without ever getting burned.

Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil contains high levels of Vitamin E as well as other vitamins, minerals, protein, linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic fatty acids. This oil helps dry and cracked skin, Eczema, stretch marks, dull complexion, scars and sun burns.

Organic Wheatgerm Oil - Naissance Convive
Light brown in colour with a nice and fresh smell of unripened wheat grain if you ever had the pleasure of smelling it. It give the skin nice glow. Based on the result of my test, this brand seems to be more sun protective than the oil produced by Balenos Therapy.

Balenos Therapy - Wheat Germ Oil
This oil is light brown/orangy in colour and has a slightly toasted smell, similar to the smell of crushed mature wheat grain.
It strains a little when not rubber in entirely thus you may want to be careful when wearing light colour clothing.
The bottles are plastic and have a convenient applicator which makes using it easier, however the slightly toasted smell may not be to everyones liking. It also seems less protective to the other brand.

Raspberry seed oil
This oil is a very rich source of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. The polyphenols help improve skin tone and elasticity and aid skin regeneration. It also helps maintain moisture while offering anti-inflammatory properties.

Raspberry seed oil cold pressed Neissance
Light gold in colour and with an appealing, fresh and leafy smell similar to the aroma of freshly dried hey.
This one is ideal to use on the face and on areas that tent to get burned easiest such as nose and shoulders. It undoubtedly has a very highly sun protective properties and I would recommend it to anyone with pale and sensitive skin, including babies.

As we all have different skin color and sensitivity to sun, I would encourage you to start with the oil with higher factor like Carrot Seed Oil or Raspberry Seed Oil and observe your skins tolerance and reaction to find what works for you. Re-applying is also essential.

Most importantly what I would like you to get out of this is that, there are safe and natural alternatives to commercial sun screens, which can be purchased in health food stores or online (I get mine from Amazon.co.uk).

Also, it is estimated that between 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen end up in the oceans worldwide, resulting in 10 percent of coral reefs being threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching.

Last year Hawaii went as far as trying to ban sunscreen all together to protect their coral reefs. By adopting new practice of using natural oils over commercial sunscreen and by sharing this information with our family and friends we can help protect the oceans and ourselves from unnecessary toxins.


05/26/2018

Hashem Al-Ghaili

The Lymphatic System drains toxins from your body and protects you against diseases.

04/21/2018

HolisticHealthHerbalist

Great volume of valuable information for anyone suffering from Rosacea!

Finally got around to posting this highly requested article! How to Treat Rosacea Naturally!

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