margarita-photos-2If you are you still looking for that one amazing beauty product which will make your skin hydrated, glowing and wrinkle free, rosehip oil could be the one.

Rosehip oil is a well-kept beauty secret among celebrities such as Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham. Cold pressed oil is enriched with the concentrated nature of Vitamins A and E and Omegas 9, 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. The oil is made up of three-quarters of essential fatty acids: oleic, linoleic, and linolenic, which help maintain healthy skin.

Rosehip oil is derived from the wild rose bushes high in the Chilean Andes, where the high altitude and pollutant-free environment produce the highest quality rosehips. The oil has been used for centuries in South America for its effective moisturising and anti-ageing qualities.

The oil is very lightweight and absorbs to your skin quickly and works as a moisturiser, serum and treatment in one. It has skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene and is also good for sensitive skin types because it’s non-greasy.

If you want to keep your skin smooth, blemish-free, fight those fine lines, hydrate your dry skin and lighten imperfections like acne scarring and sun spots regular use of rosehip oil will help you to achieve that.

After discovering the amazing benefits of rosehip oil and what wonders it can do to your skin you will want to use it on your face today!

We think that everyone deserves to have the skin they dream about and would like to offer 20% off on our cold pressed 100% organic rosehip oil. Use code: rosehip2016 at checkout, offer ends 30th of June 2016.

You can find our amazing organic rosehip oil here: http://skintailor.co.uk/shop/organic-rosehip-face-oil/


Dried lavender herb and essential aromatherapy oil

One of the most fragrant and most versatile herbs you can grow. It is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the mint family. There are more than 30 species of lavender that originate from Mediterranean region, northern and eastern parts of Africa and southwestern Asia. Skintailor is a big fan of French Lavender, which is grown and extracted in the Provence region of France. We use French lavender in some of our natural tailor made moisturisers and love our organic signature lavender floral waters.

The appreciation for lavender goes back 2500 years ago when ancient Egypt used it during the mummification process. In 13th century Europeans were wearing bracelets and necklace made of lavender to protect themselves from dangerous diseases. Lavender was even used in art during the Renaissance period when famous painters including Rubens were using lavender to improve the quality of colors in the paintings.

Today lavender is very highly rated in the world of beauty, aromatherapy, traditional herbal medicine and even in our kitchen.

Essential oils are one of the most popular forms of lavender appreciated by the consumers, aromatherapists and even perfumers.

Lavender is extremely popular in the cosmetic industry here is a list of interesting facts you should know:

  1. Name comes from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash
  2. Can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent on your skin
  3. Heals skin burns and wounds, even sunburn heals faster with little or no scarring
  4. Helps to improve eczema and psoriasis
  5. Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
  6. Has powerful antioxidants to slow aging process
  7. Stops itching and reduces swelling on bee stings and insect bites
  8. Helps to heal cold sores quicker
  9. Can effectively treat dandruff if used on the scalp regularly
  10. Has soothing properties and ability to reduce inflammation to treat skin redness

If you are already fascinated by this amazing plant consider visiting the famous Provencal lavender fields when they are in full bloom between July and August. Abbaye De Sénanque is one of the world’s most remarkable place to visit on full bloom season. Here you can find more information: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/6009811/Abbaye-De-Senanque-France-One-minute-wonder.html


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When making our natural skincare products we only use the best ingredients we have sourced over the years of experience.

All of our moisturisers contain one or more of our selected cold pressed carrier oils, which truly nourish and care for your skin.

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oil is a natural vegetable oil used to moisturise, hydrate and heal the skin. It is also frequently used to dilute essential oils for cosmetic and aromatherapeutic purposes.

Using carrier oils on your skin can help you improve your skin texture, reduce signs of ageing and balance oil production. When using only natural carrier oils clogged pores will never be an issue, clogged pores are a result of synthetic oils used on the skin.

The 3 best carrier oils we use:

Flaxseed Oil:

Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant.

The oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are largely responsible for its skin healing. Eczema, psoriasis and rosacea may heal faster when treated with flaxseed oil due to its overall skin soothing properties. The fatty acids found in flaxseed oil can also work as a barrier for the skin, helping to lock in moisture and prevent water loss.

Alpha-linolenic acid found in flaxseed is a potent anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce inflammation on the skin and can act as acne relief.

Grapseed Oil:

The oil extracted from seeds of grapes. It is very light and easily absorbed into the skin.

Grapeseed oil has many amazing skin benefits. It moisturises, helps to treat acne, helps to tone and tighten the skin and reduce dark under eye circles when used on skin regularly.

Sweet Almond Oil:

The sweet almond oil comes from edible almonds. It is very mild and hypoallergenic oil which can be used even on baby skin. It has a slightly nutty smell, which many people find very pleasant.

Due to oils light texture it can easily penetrate deep into the skin to keep it smooth and moisturised from deep within.

Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, zinc, fatty acids and other minerals and vitamins, which is good for our skin and hair.

Due to high amounts of Vitamin E in almond oil it can help to repair some of the damage done to the collagen layer which starts thinning when the skin ageing process occur. The oil is also rich in proteins and can provide the amino acids required for the formation of collagen. External application of the oil can prevent dehydration by reducing moisture loss from the skin.

All our tailor made natural moisturisers contain a good amount of our selected cold pressed carrier oils.

You can find out which moisturiser is best for your skin by creating your own in just 4 simple steps. http://skintailor.co.uk/shop/tailor-made-moisturiser/


almondsGet glowing skin and confidence boost – one bite at a time.

We already know that having a good diet can boost energy, improve longevity and control body weight. Good diet can also keep skin supple and smooth and help fight age-related damage.

Are you now wondering what to eat to stay beautiful and young? This skin-saving food will be a good start.

Oatmeal:

If you tolerate grains, a good way to start your day is by eating oats for breakfast. Oats are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium. That make them, an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They can help to soothe and heal the skin and prevent premature ageing.

Tropical Fruit:

Tropical fruit is full of vitamin C, which will help to defend your skin against damage free radicals and help your body to produce collagen, which will keep your skin firm and elastic. Pineapple, kiwi, papaya and other tropical fruits are the ones to love.

Fish:

Fish contains omega-3 fats which is also known as ‘good fats’. These good fats keep toxins out and allow water and nutrients into the skin, which helps to fight inflammation in the skin.

Eating cold water fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, black cod, among many others will lead to smoother, younger – looking skin with a visible reduction of skin inflammations such as acne and psoriasis.

Make sure you avoid deep fried fish and only eat fish prepared in healthy ways.

Almonds:

Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts for your skin. They contain vitamin B, E vitamins, healthy fats and protein, which are one the essentials for smooth and firm skin.

Vitamin B biotin helps to maintain healthy fatty acids in the skin to keep it soft and supple. Without enough biotin skin can become dry, flaky and irritated.

Vitamin E works as a skin antioxidant, which protects the skin cells from free radical damage which leads to wrinkles and skin ageing.

If you want to have smooth and wrinkle free skin remember to eat raw and unsalted almonds, since roasted and salted varieties are high in oils and can trigger excess sebum production which will lead to acne.

Pumpkin:

Pumpkin is your skin’s perfect companion. Pumpkin is filled with vitamins C, E and A as well fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin.

Pumpkin seeds have amazing properties for acne sufferers. The seeds are filled with zinc, which helps to control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin.

Try to replace potatoes and other higher starch foods with pumpkin. In just a week, your skin will probably look brand new.

 

 

 


Happy New Year! Wishing you very healthy and beautiful year full of adventure and happy moments!

The calendar has already turned to January and it finally started to feel like winter. The change of season can add extra stress for your skin and body in general. If you are not into winter sports and not planning to spend more time outdoors remember the air indoors tends to lack natural moisture in winter due to heating which dries the skin out.

Most of us remember to switch our seasonal wardrobe but we tend to forget about one of the most important parts of our body – the skin. It is equally important to switch our beauty product seasonally to maintain the moisture and beauty of your skin.

If you are a winter sports enthusiast and planning to spend some time on the slopes you should prepare and look after your skin even more. Always remember that even in winter and especially when skiing on the slopes hydrated and UV protected skin is a must.

Here are some tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing this winter:

  1. Remember to moisturise. Not only your face but your whole body too. We advise you to use more richer moisturise to keep your skin moist throughout the day whatever the weather.
  1. UV protection is a must even on snowy or rainy winter days. If you are looking for daily UV protection we advise you to use SPF 15 however, if you are planning a skiing trip go for SPF 30 or even higher you won’t regret it.
  1. Don’t forget your precious lips. Our lips are especially sensitive to dry air and dries out fairly quickly. We love our Magic Cream on those cold and dry winter days.( http://skintailor.co.uk/shop/magic-skin-protectant-cream/ )you can use it pretty much anytime and anywhere on your skin.
  1. Stay hydrated from the inside out and never forget to have a bottle of our miracle floral water in your handbag. ( http://skintailor.co.uk/product-category/facial-masks-scrubs/floral-waters/). Remember to drink a lot of water and consume plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep your vitamin levels high. We also love natural cold pressed fruit juices which not only gives us all the vitamins we need but also cleanses our digestive system and adds very much needed high quality nutrients.
  1. Never forget your daily skincare routine and always remember to cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and evening. We have a great selection of natural and organic skincare products for every skin type. We hand make all of our products in the UK using only the finest natural ingredients.closeup portrait of attractive caucasian smiling woman brunette isolated on white studio shot lips face hair head and shoulders looking at camera warm clothing winter cristmas