I learnt something new on holidays. Apparently mushrooms are a big this in cosmetics. Who would have thought staying at a mushroom farm would have yielded more than delicious food? Known for their phenolic compounds that combat skin ageing , hyperpigmentation, and inflammation, they are not just “meat for vegetarians” but probably in any of your creams that “evens skin tone“,”hydrates” or “repairs“. If you’re curious, there a little list of 13 examples over here.
Have you had a good new years? I ended 2016 with a little holiday and started 2017 with another. Lets hope this bodes well for the year. While they were only little getaways, one a gift for Christmas, I had an amazing time. After being treated to a massage, we picked up a bite or 6 to eat at Biota in Bowral.
For those playing along on social media, you may have noticed my recent insomnia. It’s getting so bad my body seems to have adjusted and now I can’t sleep on time even if my kids allow it and all because of TEETHING. Yes its that dreaded word that even looks like it should be spoken with a clentched jaw. Thank God the baby I’ve been dealing with actually likes Sophie the giraffe and frozen teething rings. His favorite however has to be the Boon Pulp. Continue reading →
TRICLOSAN is responsible for breaking downyour skins natural protective barriers and is a known carcinogen. When you work in the pharmaceutical industry and hubs casually mentions that the FDA has banned triclosan, a common ingredient in all the hand soaps in our home, it’s less than passing banter. To be honest the number of things that are found to cause cancer can be overwhelming and easy to ignore but when it’s so easy to remedy, why sit idle?
I’ve actually run out of space under my Christmas tree and have begun contemplating mounting the tree atop one of the larger gifts to reclaim floor space. Idealists often call it the season of giving and I can honestly say for me it’s about taking time to celebrate with family and to an extent the joy I get handing gifts over while simultaneously screaming “open it , open it!“. That’s one thing Santa got wrong, missing out on seeing the faces of people who get something they genuinely appreciate.