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Cock-a-doodle-doo or don’t?

Serums

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that has many benefits that include acting as a lubricant for joints and providing cushioning for the eyes.  Hyaluronic Acid is also an important part of the skin cell composition.  Studies have shown that when levels of Hyaluronic Acid start declining in the skin, dryness, wrinkles and reduced flexibility can be experienced.  Hyaluronic Acid can be derived from several natural resources, but the most popular are either plant or animal…

Man vs. Wild?

Moisturizers

Recently, we were watching an episode of Man vs. Wild (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0883772/) with Bear Grylls. At this point, you are probably wondering what in the world does a survival show have to do with skin care? Well, at one part in the show, Bear comes across a rose plant and explains that you can eat the fruit of the rose hip after some preparation and he goes on to explain that the fruit contains more Vitamin C than an orange; up…

Smooth as Silk

Silk

Monks as Smugglers? It’s no secret that silk was a closely guarded secret of the ancient Chinese, but did you know that it was two monks who were responsible for the growth of the silk industry in the West? Sometime around 550 AD, these monks smuggled silkworm eggs and larva out of China in hollowed out bamboo canes with the promise of unknown rewards by the reigning Roman Emperor, Justinian. Once in the hands of the Roman Empire, the silk…

An Apple a Day

Malic Acid

What is Malic Acid? Did you know that apples are more than just a natural tasty snack? Apples also contain Malic Acid, which is part of the Alpha Hydroxy family of acids. Malic Acid provides natural, effective exfoliation of the skin. Malic Acid is able to penetrate deep into the skin, which helps improve skin smoothness, pigmentation and overall complexion. It is often used to reduce signs of aging and to help fight against acne. Tao’s Organic Malic Acid Cleanser…

The Power of Organic Green Tea and Honey

Green Tea

More Than Just a Refreshing Drink Green tea is a powerful, natural antioxidant. Antioxidants help repair damaged cells within the skin. According to one study, organic green tea has 10 times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables! The antioxidants in organic green tea help defend against wrinkles. It also helps fight against loose and discolored skin. Additionally, green tea extract has been shown to exert a sun protective effect by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation. This…