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- Embrace your freckles
Freckles: those delightful sprinkles of pigment that dance across our faces, often regarded as the signature of summertime or a whimsical touch from Mother Nature herself. Yet, for many years, these endearing spots have been misunderstood or even seen as flaws to be concealed. Today, however, there's a growing appreciation for freckles, as people embrace their natural beauty and unique charm. The Story Behind Freckles Freckles, scientifically known as ephelides, are clusters of melanin that appear on the skin, typically after exposure to sunlight. They're more common in individuals with fair or light skin, and their appearance can vary widely – from barely-there speckles to a charming sprinkling across the nose and cheeks. For some, freckles are a genetic inheritance, passed down through generations. Others develop them over time due to sun exposure, as the sun stimulates melanocytes to produce more melanin, resulting in freckles as a form of protection against UV rays. Embracing Freckles: A Shift in Perspective In recent years, there has been a significant shift in how freckles are perceived. Once considered imperfections, they are now celebrated as unique features that add character and individuality to one's appearance. This change in perspective can be attributed to various factors, including the rise of diversity and body positivity movements, as well as a growing appreciation for natural beauty. Social media platforms have played a significant role in this shift, with influencers and celebrities proudly flaunting their freckles and inspiring others to embrace their own. The hashtag #Freckles has millions of posts across platforms like Instagram, showcasing the beauty and diversity of freckled faces around the world and even make-up tutorials on how to add them using a broccoli spear! Caring for Freckled Skin While freckles themselves are harmless, it's essential to take care of freckled skin, especially considering its sensitivity to sun exposure. Here are some tips for caring for freckled skin: Sun Protection: With or without freckles, always wear sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreens that shield against both UVA and UVB rays. Hydration: Keep your skin well-hydrated by using moisturisers suitable for your skin type. Hydrated skin tends to look healthier and more radiant, allowing your freckles to shine. Gentle Cleansing: Use gentle cleansers that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Avoid harsh exfoliants or abrasive scrubs that can irritate freckled skin. Makeup Choices: If you choose to wear makeup, opt for lightweight, breathable formulas that allow your freckles to show through. Avoid heavy foundations or concealers that can mask your natural beauty. Every freckle tells a story – a tale of sun-kissed adventures, genetic heritage, or simply the passage of time. As we continue to celebrate diversity in all its forms, let's remember to embrace our freckles as part of what makes us unique. Whether you have a few freckles or a face full of them, each one is a tiny masterpiece painted by nature, adding a touch of whimsy and charm to the canvas of our skin. So, let's celebrate freckles in all their glory – because beauty truly comes in all shapes, sizes, and shades.
- The benefits of dry body brushing
In our pursuit of healthy, glowing skin, we're often bombarded with an array of skincare products and treatments, but there is one simple and time-honoured practice that has regained popularity; the benefits of dry body brushing. This ancient technique involves dry brushing to gently exfoliate the skin. It's not favoured by everyone, predominantly those who have a sensitivity to the sensation or tickling brush on their skin, but the benefits of dry brushing far outweigh the feeling. In this week's blog, we delve into the world of dry body brushing and uncover its transformative effects on skin health and overall well-being. Exfoliation and Detoxification: Dry body brushing acts as a natural exfoliant, sloughing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores to reveal smoother, softer skin beneath. By stimulating the lymphatic system, this practice also aids in detoxification, promoting the elimination of toxins and impurities from the body. Regular dry brushing can help improve circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and promote a more even skin tone, leaving you with a radiant and rejuvenated complexion. For great results use with our L'ORGANIQ Detoxifying Body Lotion to maximise the effectiveness of improving cellulite or scaring. For a top tip, use while skin is damp post shower to retain moisture. Stimulates Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage: One of the key benefits of dry body brushing is its ability to stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The gentle pressure applied during brushing encourages the movement of lymph fluid, which plays a vital role in immune function and toxin removal. By enhancing lymphatic circulation, dry brushing helps reduce swelling and inflammation, boosts energy levels, and promotes overall well-being. Incorporating this practice into your daily routine can leave you feeling invigorated and revitalised from head to toe. Promotes Relaxation and Stress Relief: Beyond its physical benefits, dry body brushing offers a moment of self-care and relaxation in an increasingly hectic world. The repetitive motion of brushing can be meditative, helping to calm the mind and reduce stress levels. Taking a few minutes each day to pamper yourself with dry brushing can serve as a gentle reminder to slow down, reconnect with your body, and prioritise your well-being. It's a simple yet effective way to carve out moments of tranquility amidst the chaos of daily life and why not treat your skin further with our nourishing and gentle L'ORGANIQ Detoxifying Body Scrub, with the addition of natural exfoliants including cranberry seeds and walnut shell powder for an extra deep cleanse. Enhances Product Absorption: Dry body brushing not only preps the skin for exfoliation but also enhances the absorption of skincare products, by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, it allows moisturisers and oils to penetrate more deeply into the skin, maximising their effectiveness. Incorporating dry brushing into your skincare routine can amplify the benefits of your favourite products, ensuring that they work more efficiently to nourish and hydrate your skin. Using a deeply nourishing body moisturiser such as L'ORGANIQ Invigorating Body Butter will absorb quickly and without clogging pores to leave you with wonderfully smooth and soft skin all day. Incorporating dry body brushing into your daily routine is a holistic approach to skincare that offers a multitude of benefits for both body and mind. From exfoliation and detoxification to improved circulation and relaxation, this ancient practice has stood the test of time for good reason. By investing just a few minutes each day in dry brushing, you can unlock the secrets to radiant skin, enhanced well-being, and a deeper connection to yourself. So why wait? Grab a dry brush, indulge in some self-care, and embark on a journey to healthier, happier skin today.
- Pores for thought
Skin pores, those tiny openings on the surface of our skin can often indicate skin health and appearance. While pores are a natural part of our skin's structure, issues like clogged pores, enlarged pores, and blackheads can detract from a glowing complexion. In this weeks blog, 'Pores for thought', we delve into the world of skin pores, exploring their function, common concerns, and effective cleansing routines to keep them clear giving you radiant and healthy skin. What Are Pores and Their Function? Skin pores are small openings in the skin's surface that house hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Sebum, an oily substance produced by these glands, helps moisturise and protect the skin. Pores also serve as channels for sweat and other substances to be released onto the skin's surface, regulating body temperature. Common Pore Concerns: Clogged Pores: When excess oil, dead skin cells, and impurities accumulate, pores can become clogged, leading to acne breakouts and dull skin. Enlarged Pores: Factors like genetics, ageing, sun damage, and excess oil production can contribute to enlarged pores, giving the skin a rough or uneven texture. Blackheads: Open comedones (small flesh or white lumps on the skin surface), or blackheads can occur when our pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, oxidising and turning black upon exposure to air. We've listed below 6 steps that will help you to clear and improve your pores: Consistent Cleansing Routine: It goes without saying, double-cleansing your face twice daily with a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup is one of the best solutions to clear skin. Consider using a gentle exfoliating cleanser to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, like our L'ORGANIQ Clear Skin Cleanser. Regular Exfoliation: A gentle facial scrub 1-2 times per week will slough off dead skin cells and prevent pore congestion and our L'ORGANIQ Clarifying Skin Polish will delicately do this while deeply nourishing your skin with its natural avocado and apricot oils. If you're not keen on the texture of a scrub, then our L'ORGANIQ Green Tea Clay Mask is a soothing alternative and will draw out impurities and excess oils. Hydration and Moisturisation: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to maintain skin elasticity and prevent excess oil production. Use a lightweight moisturiser or serum to hydrate the skin without clogging pores, such as L'ORGANIQ Vitamin Boost Facial Serum, with its natural blend of vitamin A, a natural retinol to effectively manage acne and discoloration, vitamin C to shield and protect, reducing inflammation and irritation and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to heal skin. Balanced Diet: Incorporate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to support skin health. Limit intake of sugary and greasy foods, which can exacerbate pore congestion and acne. Sun Protection: Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing a good SPF daily, even on cloudy days and indoors and opt for an oil-free formulation to prevent pore blockage. Avoid Touching Your Face: This one is tricky, as 90% of the time we are completely unaware we are doing it. Frequently touching our face can transfer bacteria and oil onto the skin, potentially clogging pores and subsequently causing blackheads and breakouts. Clear and healthy pores are essential for maintaining a luminous complexion and overall skin health. By understanding the function of pores and adopting a consistent skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and sun protection, you can effectively keep your pores clear and minimise common concerns like clogged pores and blackheads. Remember, patience and diligence are key when it comes to achieving and maintaining clear skin, so stay committed to your skincare regimen for optimal results. #lorganiq #poresforthought #naturalskincare #launchingsoonaustralia #selfcare #skincareroutine
- L'ORGANIQ | Sustainable Skincare | Award-Winning & Natural Products
BEAUTIFUL GIFT INSPIRATION for mother's day SHOP NOW >> AWARD WINNI NG bestseller s Hyaluronic Acid Triple Fruit Serum £28.00 BUY NOW Clarifying Skin Polish £22.00 BUY NOW Marula Oil Serum £26.00 BUY NOW Infusion Body Wash £17.00 BUY NOW SHOP BESTSELLERS Our mission is a belief and promise that natural skincare should be accessible, cruelty-free, affordable, sustainable and available to everyone. Beautiful skin shouldn't cost the earth. Emma Chevrel L'ORGANIQ Founder Read more "This mask is so moisturising and it feels like your face is having a well-deserved cleansing bath after a long day" Dorcas Shop now "The Radiance Moisturiser is a pleasure to use. It has such a calming and gentle effect, so I particularly enjoy using it when my skin (and my mind) is feeling a little stressed" Kate Shop now "The Marula oil serum is simply beautiful it's pure luxury and my skin feels amazing after each use" Marie Shop now "'Love the Pro-Age Eye Cream. It's so light and a tiny amount goes far. Wrinkles seem reduced already and skin feels tighter around the eyes. Great stuff" Ross Shop now PERFORMANC E for every skin ty p e Blemish prone/Oily Dry/Dull Normal/Combination Mature/Midlife Sensitive Teen Skin "I was gifted your products and I can honestly say, they are absolutely incredible. After having a bad break out that was red, dry and really stung these products have completely cleared it up and my skin is glowing and so soft! I feel so confident and happy with how my skin is looking. Thank you!!!" Lucia H. BE UNIQUE Free to join, our UNIQ membership gives you private account access to manage orders, control payment options for fast check out and enjoy exclusive member-only discounts LOGIN / CREATE ACCOUNT >> "I use the Vitamin Boost Facial Serum every night. My skin has greatly improved. It has also reduced dark pigmentations on my face. Definitely will buy again" Valeria BEAUTIFUL SK IN shouldn't cost the earth COMPLETE OUR SKINCARE SURVEY & receive a £10 voucher COMPLETE SURVEY >> DISCOVER YOU R natural b ody b eautifu l Invigorating Body Butter £22 .00 BUY NOW Vitamin rich luxurious shea butter Detoxifying Body Lotion £18 .00 BUY NOW Quick to absorb instant hydration Detoxifying Body Scrub £21 .00 BUY NOW Packed with natural oils & extracts SHOP BODY CARE "Received the Invigorating Body Butter as a birthday gift, arrived beautifully presented, creamy and luscious yet light and quickly absorbed leaving skin moisturised and smelling delicious. Goes a long way too. Would definitely recommend" Marilyn TEEN SKINCAR E GETTING IT RIGHT FROM THE START SHOP NOW "The Clear Spot Treatment Gel really delivered for my daughter in its promise to reduce redness and swelling and promote healing of spots" FreeFrom Skincare Awards Independent Judge THE EDI T Embrace your freckles: No more hiding them Freckles: those delightful sprinkles of pigment that dance across our faces,often regarded as the signature of... READ NOW >> The simple benefits of dry body brushing One simple and time-honoured practice that has regained popularity; the benefits of dry body brushing... READ NOW Pores for Thought: Guide to clear pores Skin pores, those tiny openings on the surface of our skin can often indicate skin health and... READ NOW >> "I would definitely recommend these products, they're amazing quality, beautifully packaged and worth every penny" @beauty.skin.and.me read the full review >> FOLLOW U S
- sustainable | L'ORGANIQ | Sustainable skincare
We never use parabens, sulphates, fillers, additives, phthalates or synthetic fragrance. Every product in all our ranges are 100% Vegan, Vegetarian and cruelty free . We minimise our carbon footprint by using sustainably sourced ingredients and UK-based suppliers. We use only FSC & PEFC certified or Eucalyptus paper and card. Our labels are printed with soy-based ink. We use naturally derived plant-based vitamins, minerals and extracts in all our product ingredients. We use sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable packaging and offer discounts for returned empties. WE REWAR D YOUR EMPTIE S We want to give back to the planet as well as you. Send us your empties using our FREEPOST 'Return & Reward' scheme and we'll send you a 15% discount off your next purchase! find out more We are proud to be a certified Carbon Neutral Business, which means every month, 5 tonnes of CO2e will be offset by the planting of 30 trees in sustainable projects around the world; that's the equivalent to 1.5 acres of Amazon Reforestation in one year. Learn more JOIN THE REFIL L REVOLUTIO N We're committed to sustainability; from our packaging to rewarding your empties. Our refills are available in 100% biodegradable and resealable eco pouches and for those products that are a little more tricky to decant, you can select your refill with an aluminium screw-cap, retaining your current atomiser or pump. Shop refills Environmental Commitment OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT As a natural skincare company, L'ORGANIQ is committed to be a responsible brand to both its customers and crucially the environment. In our commitment to sustainability, low-waste and reducing our carbon footprint, we are consistently seeking economical alternatives to every aspect of our business. We are proud to be a certified Carbon Neutral Business, off-setting our carbon footprint by planting 30 trees a month in sustainable projects around the world; off-setting 60 tones of CO2e each year and helping to reverse the climate impact of our business. Our products are free of the most common allergens and contain no harsh and unnecessary chemicals. There are no parabens, fillers or additives in any of our products and the entire range is cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. We select the best quality natural and where we can, organic, ingredients, purely for their beneficial properties and we minimise our carbon footprint by using only UK-based suppliers. All of the scent blends used in our products are made from natural essential oils and not synthetic fragrances - yuk! We have only 3 products within our entire range which include sustainable Palm Oil. The palm oil used in these formulations are certified organic, certified sustainable and originate from a farm on the RSPO member list. Our packaging is carefully selected too, with 90% of our range produced in recyclable glass containers. Currently, only 3 products are sold using low density recyclable PET plastic, simply for safety. Our refills are zero waste, each produced in 100% biodegradable eco pouches, made from renewable wood pulp starch and our gift cards are 'Envirolopes' and are made from Eucalyptus. This is why we established our 'Return & Reward ' scheme; we reward our customers who return their empty L'ORGANIQ product containers to us for either reuse or recycling. Our eco mailing boxes are made from recycled material and are fully recyclable, our wrapping paper is acid free, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified and our gift box tissue paper is printed with soy-based ink. Our labels are printed with eco-friendly ink, on FSC and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) certified paper, which means for every tree they use, another is planted. Each order is posted out inside an 'OK COMPOST!' certified biodegradable post bag (it's 100% biodegradable) and ensures your order is protected; reducing contamination risk as it travels to you. Take our Skincare Survey
- return and reward | L'ORGANIQ | Sustainable Skincare
RETURN and REWARD THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS AT PRESENT Our 'Return and Reward' scheme encourages our customers to return their empty L'ORGANIQ bottles and jars to us, so that we can help contribute towards sustainability and low waste, by either reusing the containers or ensuring they are recycled responsibly. In return, we reward you with 15% off your next purchase. It's a simple process. When you receive your order, just store the eco mailing box your products were packaged in somewhere safe, or you can use any suitable secure packaging, ensuring to safely wrap the glass items. When your empties are ready, pop them back in the box, complete the form below, print the FREEPOST label, attach it to your box and post it at your local Post Office - ta dah! As soon as we receive your empties, we'll drop you a line with your 15% discount code, redeemable against your next purchase. You'll be helping us to maintain our sustainability promise and saving too - what's not to like? STEP 1: complete the form below, click 'send' What’s your full name? What’s your email address? Which type of container/s are you returning? Please tick the appropriate boxes below Glass Jar Glass Bottle PET Plastic Bottle Both How many empties are you returning in total? Send STEP 2: download, print and cut out the FREEPOST address label download FREEPOST label STEP 3: attach your label to your box and post at your local Post Office As soon as we receive your empties we'll email you your 15% discount code to redeem on your next order. Thank you!