Is 2017 the year of clean beauty?

If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that clean eating really is more than just a fad and whilst the movement is still young, the ‘clean’ ethos is set to dominate other areas of health and wellness for years to come. 2017 sees a progression into clean beauty and we couldn’t be happier as it’s something we’ve been advocating for 10 years!

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Has beauty changed? Is natural here to stay?

There have been many changes in beauty over ten years (goodbye skinny brows and purple eyeshadow!), and there’s no doubt that natural beauty is now front and centre.  Ten years ago there were a select group of brands you could turn to with naturally derived formula’s that delivered results.

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5 tips for flawless skin this festive season

The party season is upon us, bringing with it a full social calendar. Whether it’s a glamorous soiree or getting ready for an office party, Qsilica’s Naturopath, Shelley Atkin has all of your beauty needs covered.

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Simple switches for natural beauty

The choices around health and beauty have never been better – from minimising chemicals, shopping ethically and being kind to the environment whilst also achieving beautiful results.  Need a guide to help make the right choice?  Here are some simple switches for feel-good beauty that look after you on the inside, the outside and are kind to the planet.

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8 Classic beauty icons to inspire you

It’s no secret that we are drawn to the classic beauties of Hollywood.  Those who intrigue or inspire us and in some instances continue to attract new fans many years after their peak of fame.  When we think of what it is about these icons that keeps us coming back, so often it’s not just their outward beauty, it’s just as much about their inner qualities too. 

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Caring for your skin at any age

Looking after your skin in your 20’s is quite different to what your skin needs in your 50’s.  For soft, smooth and healthy skin, learn what’s important in a skincare routine by understanding the processes that happen as we grow older.

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5 of the best skin nutrients from nature

There is no shortage of nutrients, compounds and even toxins that are touted as a must-have for your skin, however many of us prefer to get back to basics and keep it natural.  Do these natural nutrients really work though for tired or dry skin, fine lines or skin sensitivity?  Yes! These are the tried and true, the tested and most researched nutrients to nourish your skin towards a truly natural and healthy glow.

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Petroleum vs. Paw Paw? What to put on your lips.

Your lips frame your smile, they kiss your loved ones, they enable the words to leave your mouth – actually they work pretty hard!  A dash of colour on them and we can feel transformed.  Which explains why lip balms and ointments are a beauty must-have, to condition and moisturise lips throughout the day and the changing seasons.

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Natural Skincare Tips for the Glowing, Blemish-Free Bride

Every bride wants to look wedding day perfect, from shiny hair and strong nails, to blemish-free skin. While pimples, blemishes and mild acne may not be in a bride-to-be’s plans, the common[1] skin condition is an all-too-real concern for many, as planning pressures and poor diet habits often escalate in the lead up to the big day.

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A Rather Nice Smoothie for your Skin, Hair & Nails

As you’re bound to know by now, the team at Qsilica is rather busy with the business of uncovering the best and most natural way to cultivate a beautiful head of hair, healthy skin and strong nails, and then sharing the results of their efforts with you. Take a look at their website at qsilica.com and you see the fruits of the latest thinking in healthy, clear skin.

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Let’s talk about the science of getting a good night’s sleep

How many times have we heard folk saying, “I’m off to get my beauty sleep” as they wend their weary way to bed? Funnily enough, science backs up the notion that sleeping well has a beneficial effect on the way we look, as well as the way we feel.

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Simple foods that can help you sleep and improve your skin

Hands up those who don’t want to improve the look and feel of their skin.

Yes, thought so. Just about everyone would like at least a little bit of improvement here and there, and some of us would welcome a wholesale renovation job. But do you realise that the health of our skin depends to a great degree on getting a good night’s sleep?

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How our skin changes as we age

Some skin experts divide skin ageing into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic ageing refers to the effects of your genetic makeup on your ageing process. Extrinsic ageing refers to external environmental factors such as ultraviolet light (UV) from the sun, or lifestyle factors such as the negative effect of smoking. In many cases, extrinsic ageing can be positively impacted by actions you take in your day-to-day life.

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Collagen – pain or pleasure?

There’s a reason ‘collagen’ comes up in conversation when people get to their middle years and start to fret about facial lines and wrinkles. This natural protein is responsible for supporting the structure of the skin, and when it naturally breaks down as we age, the skin unfortunately begins to sag – leading to what some describe as that ‘lived-in look’.

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Qsilica wows the crowds at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2014

Natural and Organic Products Europe 2014 (NOPE) at London Olympia was the setting for a highly successful exhibition of premium natural Qsilica Skin Care and Supplements, alongside Planet Health’s other product offerings to health and beauty retailers.

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