This soothing, repairing and highly moisturising Balm from Bria Organics is very effective for dry and sore skin conditions such as eczema. Also gentle and effective for cradle cap.
For use on face and body as often as required for those aged over 1 month. Unscented and free from essential oils so it’s ideal for extra sensitive skin.
100% Natural - preservative and chemical free.
Alva's caffeine conditioner strengthens hair, making it silky soft, manageable and easy to comb. Caffeine stimulates circulation to the roots and follicles making hair feel more alive. Organic Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera add lustre and shine, helping to lock in moisture from root to tip.
For optimal results: massage into wet hair and scalp and leave for 2 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes.
Research carried out at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology, at the Univeristy of Jena, in Germany, studied the effects of both caffeine and testosterone on in vitro hair follicle samples.
The research aimed to determine the affect of both these substances on androgenetic alopecia and (AGA), a form of hereditary hair loss. This condition affects 50 per cent of men aged 50 years old and currently feeds a huge industry that includes topical, oral and surgical treatments.
The research found that caffeine application spurred growth, while testosterone clearly impeded growth.
Hair follicles from 14 biopsies were taken from the top of the scull of male patients and the samples were cultivated for 120hrs to 192hrs, with hair shaft elongation measured on a daily basis and at the end of the test period.
The results showed significant growth suppression in hair follicles treated with 5 micro grams per milliliter. This was countered by caffeine tested in concentrations of 0.0001 per cent and 0.005 per cent.
The researchers said that, on the contrary, caffeine significantly boosted growth of the hair follicles, leading the team to conclude that caffeine is a stimulator of hair growth and 'may have important clinical impact in the management of AGA'.
This anti-bacterial facial water fights pimples and blackheads with natural ether oils and a licorice root extract. This Tonic additionally contains alcohol – for a fast-working effect. A natural moisturiser with aloe vera and optimally prepares the skin for follow-up care.
Application:- After thoroughly cleansing the skin, put a bit of tonic on a cotton pad and dab onto skin. Avoid the eye area.
The new 'Alva Rhassoul Range' was especially developed for problematic skin. The ingredients were specially chosen for the needs of impure, oily skin.These high-quality products are often recommended by dermatologists and can also be used for the therapeutic treatment of acne-prone skin. They contain no synthetic, surface-active agents and are therefore excellently suited for those allergic to such agents.
In addition to using naturally pure Rhassoul, Alva also uses raw materials from controlled organic farming or natural grown products whenever available. Mineral oils or paraffin are completely taboo at Alva. Alva's products are included in the list of 'positive cosmetics' issued by the German animal welfare society (Deutsche Tierhilfswerk e.V.).
Tri-Dosha's Kapha recipe: the kapha dosha is a mixture of water and earth. It is the dosha of beauty, love and compassion.
In this body and massage oil, you’ll find a sophisticated blend of Ayurvedic herbs to help revive, detox and energise body and mind.
Physical: Their formula warms the system, and increases circulation, reducing the cold, wet, heavy congestive qualities of Kapha imbalance. Physiological: Promotes healthy weight loss by stimulating the metabolism, improving digestion and the elimination of waste products. The deeply penetrative quality of the ayurvedic herb mulathi reduces kapha disorders (obesity) and water retention, and cinnamon and ginger encourage healthy elimination of wastes through the body’s excretory channels. By increasing the digestive fire, further accumulation of toxins from improperly digested food is prevented.
Psychological: Balances kapha mind problems of intertia, giving energy to the body, and brightening and balancing the system.
Key Oils: Grapefruit, Palmarosa, Lemon.
Key Ayurvedic Herbs: Cinnamon, Ginger.
Ayurvedic culture is a movement, just as yoga is. Inherently spiritual in outlook, it makes kindness, charity, compassion, and honesty the main values for harmony in life.
Not for use during pregnancy. For usage instructions and ingredients, please see 'more info'.
Tri-Dosha's intensively powerful mask contains the Ayurvedic herb Neem blended with sariva to help improve skin firmness and sweep away impurities.
An intensively powerful mask containing the ayurvedic herb Neem blended with sariva to help improve skin firmness and sweep away impurities. Intensely replenishing and nutritious, this medicinally-based recipe is so effective, it will leave your skin feeling smooth and toned to the touch.
Application and Use:
Spread a thin coat of the mask evenly over skin avoiding eye area and lips. Leave mask on for 10 minutes. Remove mask with hot, wet washcloth. Pat dry with a towel. Vata skin use once a week. Pitta and Kapha skin use two to three times a week.
For ingredients, see 'more info'.
This anti-bacterial Repair Spray from Alva is exceptionally versatile. A combination of tea tree and manuka oils and 90% aloe vera helps combat spots and provides moisture and healing nutrients for irritated and problem skin.
Rhassoul Repair Spray is also suitable for treating insect bites, stings and slight burns. Aloe vera, tea tree oil and manuka oil help prevent itching and promote wound healing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Spray onto organic cotton wool or an organic cotton wool make-up removal pad, and apply to the problem areas. This product works wonderfully well for those areas that have persistent problems with spots and blackheads. Regular use, both morning and night, will quickly result in a clear, healthy complexion.
SalvaDerm's unique dual action system harnesses the power of micro silver that works hard to inhibit infections and to soothe the skin, quickly relieving inflammation, severe itching and the urge to scratch. The patented vegan natural source beta glucan, strengthens and sustains the immune system, promoting the skin's powers of resistance and regeneration whilst helping to mitigate new attacks. Vitamin E protects sensitive skin from free radicals, aloe vera soothes and promotes healing, jojoba oil and shea butter offer effective and natural moisturizing properties.
Dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis can seriously compromise quality of life, but with traditional allopathic treatment using steroid medications, many sufferers and parents of children with these conditions are increasingly turning to more natural approaches.
A recent report from BBC News (24th March, 2009) revealed a 42% rise in the diagnosis of eczema between 2001 and 2005, with an estimated 5.7m adults and children affected.
A paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine indicated that eczema is thought to be a trigger for other allergic reactions.
Researchers using data from GP records of 9m people showed that by 2005, at some point or another, one in nine people in the UK had been affected by eczema, the highest rate being in boys aged between five and nine.
Study leader, Professor Aziz Sheikh of University of Edinburgh, commented on the increasing incidence of eczema, especially in view of the link between conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Theory suggests that allergens may be able to cross the skin's barrier in eczema sufferers, whereas with non-sufferers the skin provided an adequate and effective barrier.
Professor Aziz suggested that environmental factors are likely to play a causal role and that genetic predisposition was not the only trigger.
Margaret Cox of the National Eczema Society agrees that modern living may be a contributing factor, with excessive bathing dehydrating the skin, with detergents taking away the skin's natural and essential oils. The over-use of harsh chemical-laden detergents from an early age seems to play a role here.
Using steroids to treat eczema and other similar skin conditions can weaken the immune system and in the long run make the body vulnerable to skin infections. In order to break this vicious cycle, Alva has developed SalvaDerm. Certified organic dual action SalvaDerm cream relieves itching and infections, and rapidly builds up the immune system.
This hypoallergenic formula is both fragrance and alcohol free.
The basic ingredients used to make every one of Trevarno's soaps are olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter. These plant oils are combined and included in each soap because of their excellent skin care qualities and the deep cleansing properties they offer. This combination produces a long lasting creamy lather bar.
The Organic Soap Selection comprises soaps of:
Designed to leave skin looking and feeling truly fabulous while toning the face and restoring elasticity, From Dusk Till Dawn contains Blackcurrant Seed Oil, highly effective for dry, damaged and ageing skin. Evening Primrose calms skin and reduces inflammation while Carrot Oil is rich in Vitamin A to soothe even the most sensitive of complexions.
Vitamin C degrades in sun light, so for skin to get the full effect, this product is best used at night. Suitable for all skin types.
A delicious concoction of Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Rose Hip Oil, this thick and creamy body butter is a sheer delight to use. The intense healing properties of the Shea Butter together with the therapeutic effects of the Avocado Oil creates a rich moisturising experience that is indulgent beyond measure to encourage renewed, glowing, soft and supple skin.
Butter Me Up is fragranced with Laidbare’s 100% natural signature scent of jasmine, bergamot, patchouli and vertiver to promote relaxation and sensually lift the mood - all through the holistic powers of wild flowers.
Great tasting Kingfisher Mint and Lemon toothpaste approved by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Keep your gums and mouth feeling fresh and healthy by regular brushing with Kingfisher natural toothpaste. Aids the removal of plaque. Ideal for children, adults, vegetarians and vegans.
Kingfisher contains no artificial preservatives, colourings and flavourings. No GM ingrediants. No animal products and is not tested on animals. This product does contain SLS.
Spot the difference in your skin, banish blemishes and prevent breakouts. Laidbare's treatment cream blends Caffeine - a valuable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory - with Horse Chestnut Oil to care for and soothe sensitive skin. While Fennel calms irritation and Chrysanthemum reduces lumps and bumps.
After using Laidbare DIY! Cleanser & Toner, apply all over the face or areas of concern. Follow with Laidbare Working 9 to 5 moisturiser.
Bonus: Won’t strip skin of essential oils and hydration and will help to reduce shine.
The hypoallergenic alternative for sensitive skin, from Alva.
Designed for both normal and sensitive skin, this crystal deodorant covers the skin with an extremely fine natural mineral film helping to prevent perspiration and body odor for up to 24 hours, whilst leaving no white marks.
Alva crystal deodorants are reliable and extremely gentle on the skin. Grown naturally on organic hemp rope for an eight week period, Alva crystal deodorants are unsurpassed in their quality and effectiveness.
This crystal deodorant stick is excellent value for money giving in excess of one year's use.
Contains no preservatives, artificial scents or chloride compounds.....just as nature intended. No aluminium chlorohydrate.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Moisten the crystal stick and roll on the clean underarm area; dry off crystal after each use.
Ingredients: Ammonium alum.
Argan oil has been documented since the 13th century as an oil that nourishes hair, skin and nails.
Argan Oil is not only used as an anti-aging agent, but is suitable for skin prone to psoriasis, eczema, acne and chicken pox. It is also said to reduce scaring and prevents stretch marks.
Argan Oil is extremely rich in vitamin E, carotenes, squalene and has 80% unsaturated fatty acids.
As the fruit of the Argan tree is a nut, anybody with nut allergies should take precautions.
How to apply: Use as a moisturiser and nourishing oil for the face, use morning and night as you would a moisturiser, wiping off any excess with a tissue.
For use as an aid for relieving psoriasis, eczema, acne and chicken pox, cover the infected areas liberally with Argan Oil three to four times a day.
To condition and strengthen hair, rub a few drops of Argan Oil onto the hair and scalp, leave for up to 20 minutes.
If using Rhassoul Clay as a chemical-free shampoo, shampoo twice to be sure to remove any excess oil
Propolis, produced by bees to cover their hive and protect it from bacteria, is used for its healing and restorative benefits, especially good for very dry or unhappy skin.
For ingredients, please see 'more info'.