The same properties that make oats and oatmeal a nutritious “super-food” for breakfast, also make it “super-food” for your skin! The use of oats in skin care has been documented as far back as 2000 BC, and oatmeal is one of the few natural ingredients to receive recognition from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 In … More Oats, Not Just for Breakfast Anymore!
Teas, like green tea, have been used to improve the overall health and appearance of skin for centuries. Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, tea is one of the most powerful ingredients you can add to your skin care routine! According to Hasan Mukhtar, PhD, a professor and the director of research in the department … More Tea Time – The Beautiful Benefits of Green Tea
When it comes to beauty, we are all in constant search for that one magic product that can do it all and the newest “super beauty” oil, marula oil, may be the answer to your beauty prayers! This amazing oil is fast absorbing, super hydrating, and won’t cause break outs. Harvested from the marula fruit … More Marula Oil – The Newest “Super Beauty” Oil
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, with several hundred species native to warm, tropical regions.1 It’s beautiful flowers are trumpet-shaped and come in a variety of vibrant colors. Many cultures use the hibiscus flower and other parts of the plant for teas, jams, spices, soups, and sauces. In addition to all the … More Hibiscus – The Natural ‘Botox’ Plant
Seaweed is not just for sushi anymore! It may be slimy and sludgy, but seaweed (or sea kelp) can be your your skin’s new best friend! From cleansing to toning, moisturizing to repairing, seaweed has earned some serious kudos in the skincare world. Seaweed is a very resilient plant that is able to withstand the … More A Sea of Beauty- Skin Renewing Sea Kelp
This month, we have been exploring some of the unique ingredients that make Terranova Bath & Body natural formulations fabulous! This week we explore monoi oil, which is an infused perfume-oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil.1 Historically monoi has been used by The Polynesians for … More Monoi – The “Miracle Oil” of Polynesia
This month, we explore some of the naturally unique ingredients that make Terranova Bath & Body formulations fabulous! This week, we explore Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, which is an annual flower known to Mediterranean countries.1 The Egyptians thought Calendula to have rejuvenating properties and The Hindus have, historically used the … More Calming Calendula – Nature’s Amazing Remedy for Dry/Damaged Skin