A Sigh for Acai – Superfood love

In this day and age of food and drink, we can’t get any pickier over what we choose to put in our bodies, and that it’s okay to be careful. Here’s the rundown on what I would describe as superfoods.

Today, superfoods are known to be the supposed saviours of all mankind, and have been found to contain greater amounts of nutrients compared to their more mainstream counterparts. So far, the kinds of superfoods that have made the list are, but aren’t limited to kale, lentils and even kiwis.

The acai palm, otherwise known as Euterpe Oleracea is an Amazonian crop staple, native to the swampy regions of South America. Global demand for acai has spiked and since been cultivated to meet those demands.

There are multiple types of acai palms that produce variants of the fruit, with the Branco variety locals tout to be the better-tasting ones, while other varieties have faster growths and better yields of fruit pulps.

The acai berries are typically used to make food and drinks, which give the locals their huge energy boost due to the large ratio of calories provided per gram. They also bear low sugar content and high antioxidant values and may contribute to the long lives of South American natives.

The berries are also a great source of important vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium and large amounts of fibre content. The fruit also protects the body from free radicals due to their high flavonoid content, living up to the superfood title.

So what’s it got to do with skincare? Read on!

As mentioned before, acai berries contain high amounts of antioxidants which aid in preventing premature aging. Quality acai berries have oils that keep its potent effects lasting longer and fresher, assuring that you get more bang for your buck.

Acai berries, compared to most fruits have more nutrients and fibre packed into a single berry, and can provide a few days’ worth of nutritive rejuvenation for your skin, keeping it firm, fresh and most importantly alive.

Guess we have mother nature to thank.

Now I’m hungry.

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Pitch Black Goodness – Activated charcoal and its uses

Charcoal bread, charcoal masks, charcoal dehumidifiers, what else is there?

Activated charcoal(not the kind you use for BBQs) is basically a form of carbon that is used in the removal of organic impurities(the bad stuff of everything). Historically used as an emergency substance for cancelling poisons both in and out of a body, activated charcoal grew to be used in almost every aspect of modern industry.

In farming, activated charcoal is added to crops and animal feed as a natural pesticide, while stopping poisons etc from harming animals upon ingestion. In heavy industry, different types of activated charcoal are used in the filtration of harmful chemicals and make materials safe for further processing.

Medically, activated charcoal is able to filter and remove alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses in an emergency, removing them from the body in an emergency before the body further damages itself.

A scientist by the name of Professor Touery in 1831 took in a lethal dose of poison called strychnine after combining it with activated charcoal, demonstrating its potential antidote capabilities. The substance itself functions like a magnet, and is able to attract most foreign bodies by binding with them. The human body itself does not digest charcoal, and allows the poison to pass through the body with minimal harm.

Charcoal good! Read on for more!

That’s not all,

activated charcoal is also present in everyday life as a natural remedy, it can be used to brush teeth for that natural shine. It is also an effective relief for flatulence, upset stomachs, food poisoning and a powerful magnet for dirt, oil. Dehumidifiers that remove moisture from the air typically utilize such charcoals, guarding the house against mould growth and disease.

It’s hard to ignore the potential of activated charcoal, and when cosmetic experts took notice they immediately went to work. In combination with soaps, they discovered that the charcoal particles have greatly helped in the removal of fine dirt and grit from pores, providing a fuller, complete wash.

In skincare, activated charcoal has been proven to also provide deep cleansing when combined with typical mask formulas, resulting in a clean, and almost unmatched radiance. It also safely accelerates the healing of acne by drawing harmful substances away from the skin’s surface, all while minimizing scarring.

Nice to know that a bit of darkness could give us fair skin.

Got to love ingenuity.

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The Beauty of Cacao – cacao in beauty!

Cacao, or the cocoa bean is the dried and fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao. The beans are used in the production of chocolate, skincare etc and is even used to make several types of savoury foods.

Cacao is a substance long touted by the Aztecs first, then the entire world as a food of the gods. The good stuff is initially native to the Americas, processed and consumed for over 3,000 years in the form of spiced drinks by the nobility of the Aztecs and Yucatan empire. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors during the 17th century, cacao beans were also used as a form of currency, making it worth its weight in gold.

Cacao is relevant today and is produced by the millions in kilograms to match the massive demand of a growing population, being required to produce the raw materials like powder and butter that are used in making chocolate, soap and skincare.

Speaking of beauty, cacao contains a large number of vitamins and minerals and doubles as a rich source of skin food. In its raw form, pure cacao lives up to its name as ‘food of the gods’.

Read on to find out more about cacao!

Cacao contains a large number of antioxidants, and is able to protect the body against a number of diseases while slowing the premature skin aging. It also moisturizes the skin with a rich layer of healthy fatty acids, and helps lock in nutrients for a youthful glow.

Cacao doubly functions as a natural sunscreen, with absorptive features that protect the skin from sun and UV damage, and is also used to accelerate healing against inflammation, sores and wounds.

In terms of hair health, cacao greatly improves blood circulation in the scalp, increasing growth of rich and healthy hair. It also protects the scalp against weathering damage and dryness, leading to fuller, more luscious hair.

Next time when you have that hot chocolate, rest easy that your indulgences are healthy and helpful in leading a long life.

As usual, everything in moderation! Always have just enough of a good thing(so you can have more in the long run.)

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The Thing About Sheet Masks

In this day and age, South Korea is known all across the modern world for their upkeep of pretty women(and men) that appear in their music videos and media, and it has got people wondering, what is their secret to beauty?

Hmm…what could it be?

South Korea has been hard at work, developing numerous beauty products across the spectrum for one of the most demanding markets in the world in a race for perfect skin. Fun fact: a majority of Korean women are super picky on what beauty products they use,

think of them like quality-control in South Korea. The ladies keep high standards when it comes to putting anything on their faces.

Sheet masks are but one of many products developed, bearing some of the many features that attribute to a major fanbase who love a fast-paced lifestyle, seeing a major growth in popularity ever since it has been introduced to the west.

Today we’ll be featuring our brand, Mediheal, as it’s one of the most popular and accessible masks in South Korea.

A single full-faced sheet mask has enough nutrients and hydration to keep a skin glowing for days, with good masks being able save time by packing an almost complete facial experience.

Read on for an effective method on using a sheet mask!

Today we feature one of our popular products

The typical sheet mask is made of cotton fabric(the best ones being made from hydrogel and biocellulose, more to come!), folded and packed into a handy package, and soaked in a potent, skin-nourishing serum.

Mmm…skin food.

Regular users typically cleanse and prepare their face before unfolding and applying the mask, allowing the pores to have a good soak for about 20 – 25 minutes.

The rest of the serum is not wasted, as every drop from the packaging is applied onto open skin besides the face.

After 20 – 25 minutes, the mask is discarded, and depending on the user’s skin type, they may choose to wash off any excess serum. At this point, a newfound radiance should shine right through.

As an added advice, masks should typically be used once every few days to avoid wearing out your skin, since sheet masks are technically skin food, it would be wise to have just enough of a good thing.

If this sounds like a good way to pass the time and clock in the extra glow, we’re more than happy to help!

Til then, happy masking!

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CADEAU – The Gift of Giving

Gifts comes in all shapes and sizes, and we have just the thing for this Christmas.

Introducing our newly stocked brand, CADEAU!

CADEAU is the French word for gift, which sums up the concept about what we wish to achieve and that is appreciation, love, and passion. Through our products, you’d be able to convey that message better to your loved one in as little steps as possible.

Our newest product to be featured is in our line of CADEAU Lip Glows, available in a set of four with each one containing the full effect of a lip balm and is gentle on sensitive skin. Encased in a warm, brassy finish bearing the CADEAU name, the fragrant balm takes on the color of the flower sealed within, immortalizing it as a symbol of gratitude(for as long as there is lipglow left, I’m sure).

The balm itself is handmade using the essences of nine different flowers in its ingredients, and out of a set of four there are also four different flowers sealed inside the lipglow, all harvested from different seasons of the year in South Korea.

We guarantee it looks good.

Timeless and contemporary. Look forward to CADEAU’s release, we’re due for launch in the near future!

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Christmas is coming!

Morning, lovelies!

Christmas is coming soon and it’s just about the time most peeps would be talking about what to get for their friends and loved ones. Some say that it’s one of those times you’d take to really show your appreciation to them by throwing parties, getting under a mistletoe, and buying gifts…

and who wouldn’t want to receive a gift from their lovely loved ones?

We’re announcing something real soon and it’s nice. Posting real soon!

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Handmade? Macam yes.

Good day, pretty people!

Today we’re going to be talking about the ups and downs of handmade products, and how it’ll play out in pretty much every aspect of your life. We all know a certain someone who wants to find out what goes into the making of their items because of issues like allergies, ethics, whether if it’s au naturel, you get what I mean!

Handmade products are a big thing in everyday life. You know what you want to make for that someone, and you more or less know the whole process in making that item. The same principle applies when you’re buying something off a shelf and whether you know what went into it.

Did they spend enough care in handling those ingredients?

Have the makers put enough time into its design?

Is this good for me?

After it all, and taking a good look at the whole picture, handmade is good for a lot of things. When someone buys handmade goods, more people would have jobs making those handmade goods to meet demands on a greater scale. Money gets to change hands faster and it makes for healthy competition, too!

Oh, and it also helps the community since you’re spending money on supporting their production, and when they grow they’d also make better products for you to buy and love too!

Handmade goods are also really green, because they tend to go straight on a shelf once their makers are done making them from processed raw materials, so you’d know how where these items come from without getting lost. They’re also pretty, if not mostly better than what you get out of something that’s mass-produced. And the one thing about handmade products is that they’re all unique.

(pinterest, ilu <3)

Sure, we may be paying more for something, but you’re paying for the love, the time spent and the skills and artistry that went into creating the things we love today, and through that, the handmade things we buy are so, so much more personal that way.

In short, handmade is good. Support handmade!

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