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Pigment Antioxidants

Pigment Antioxidants

You may have noticed that the colours of our products vary depending on the range? For example, our Nordic Boost Hydrating Serum is a moss green, while our Purist Unscented Body Lotion is a lighter, olive green. The different colours are not just for aesthetics - they actually represent the plant ingredients found inside the products. Natural pigment antioxidants are responsible for that colour and are found in most of the plant extracts and oils we use and are one of the reasons our products are so effective. Think of skincare the same way you think of eating a lot...

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Vitamin E: The Most Underrated Skincare Antioxidant

Vitamin E: The Most Underrated Skincare Antioxidant

We take "take your vitamins" seriously around here... topical vitamins that is!Vitamin E is another name for the phenolic compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. They are fat-soluble antioxidants, which means that they absorb into your epidermis to work their magic. They have the ability to quench free radicals that cause damage to your skin by donating a hydrogen atom. They are so potent that we use them to make oils stable in a formula and you will see 'tocopherol' in the ingredients list of most of our creams and oils. Vitamin E is the ideal antioxidant for your skin as...

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Which Facial Cleanser is Right for Your Skin

Which Facial Cleanser is Right for Your Skin

When it comes to choosing a facial cleanser, there are a lot of factors to consider. But with so many different types of cleansers on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. To make things easy, we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right Cocoon cleanser for your skin. Whether you have sensitive skin, mature skin, or any other type of skin, we’ve got you covered. There are two main types of cleansers: surfactant-based and non-surfactant-based. Surfactant-based facial cleansers are those that contain surfactants, which are special molecules that help to break...

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Serums - The Best Kept Secret!

Serums - The Best Kept Secret!

We have all heard our skin therapists say you need this product or that product.  We have all been to a store that says that their serums are the best etc. But what we don't hear all that often is WHY!! Well, we think you should know the WHY. Why your skincare routine isn't complete without a serum: Let's start from the beginning, think of your face like a canvas, different layers are applied to create the perfect piece of art. Skincare requires the same layering technique, we start with cleanser, and toner, adding in a serum followed by a...

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We're Dedicating Earth Day 2022 to Wildlife

We're Dedicating Earth Day 2022 to Wildlife

This year, we are dedicating Earth Day to sloths, monkeys, and other canopy dwellers of the rainforest. I have a backstory to share. This year a group of us visited an area in Costa Rica that is full of wildlife and we spent most of our time watching monkeys, sloths, birds, armadillos, and butterflies. All of us are huge plant and animal lovers so we were in absolute heaven. One day, I came home to my friend in emotional distress and she explained that she had just watched a baby howler monkey get electrocuted by a wire it had jumped...

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