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Do Local Brands Deserve Your Love?


Do Local Brands Deserve Your Love?

Sarah, Editor.    January 26, 2017

If you believe that local products should be cheap and don’t deserve to be priced higher – You should reconsider this notion. Many people are willing to pay a premium for imported goods even if the same thing is sold by a local brand. Here’s what you’re essentially paying for, using the example of a bar of soap:

With $15 – $20, you can buy a local branded soap from a specialist artisan made with premium ingredients or an imported bar of soap of acceptable but not premium quality. How is this so? Consider the middle men, shipping, customs and other expenses involved in bringing the imported soap to you. The $20 is diluted and what you’re essentially paying for is a soap that’s worth $5 of $5 quality. If you bought local, your $20 goes to the artisan, sometimes a middle man and the rest of the money goes into premium ingredients to bring you a premium product.

So! What I’m getting at is this: Would you want to pay an inflated amount for a product that isn’t worth that or would you want to get more value for your money by enjoying a premium local product?

We vet our artisans and chemists and we ensure that they create premium products with premium ingredients so that our customers get the best value for their money. No doubt our products aren’t cheap, but you can be sure that if you wanted to buy an imported product of the same quality, it’ll cost much more.

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Collagen College


Collagen College

Sarah, Editor.    November 12, 2016

After reading this, you’ll pay more attention to collagen. I feel that more people should know more about this protein our body produces naturally and so I’m going to give a quick rundown on this.

Collagen is produced by the body and is a protein in our connective tissue that makes our skin elastic and youthful (Among other things). UV rays and environmental factors form free radicals in the skin that destroy cells and collagen. As we age, our skin doesn’t produce as much collagen as it did before and our skin starts to look dry, wrinkled, saggy and dull.

Will drinking collagen help replace collagen? There’s a science behind the efficacy of this, meaning there has to be a certain percentage of collagen to be consumed per day in order for it to be effective. Not every collagen drink is for real.

So what else can you do? Vitamin E and vitamin C are excellent antioxidants. This means that they neutralize the cell and collagen damaging free radicals in your skin. This actually boosts collagen production making your skin tighter, plumper, more elastic and clear. Such antioxidants are best delivered when they penetrate the skin through a serum. For vitamin C to be effective in a serum, you need about a 10% concentration.

The fact is, this will help your skin look fresher and clearer and you’ll find less need to put on make up. Who doesn’t dream of this?

Check out our VITAMIN BOOST night serum that gives your skin an antioxidant boost overnight to repair cells and boost collagen. Best of all, this serum gives you the optimal 10% vitamin C concentration.

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