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What Does 'Best Before' Really Mean?

What Does 'Best Before' Really Mean?

Did you know there’s no legal requirement in many countries to put an expiry or best before date on skincare products? Yet, almost all skincare and cosmetics carry a ‘best before’ or ‘expiry’ date - so what do they really mean?
Summer Skin Must-Haves

Summer Skin Must-Haves

It looks like summer’s coming early so we’re getting all our summer skin essentials in place! Summer skin needs a lot more moisture and protection from the sun, those pesky mozzies, and the sand and dirt from being in the great outdoors for a lot longer.
Four Cow Farm Skincare Contains Only Extra virgin cold pressed oils

Extra-Virgin vs Refined Oils

Many skincare products boast about the oils they use - whether it’s coconut, olive, almond or others - and these oils do come from natural sources - but, what many people don’t know is that a major difference in the quality - and price - of the oils is determined by what happens to the fruit or nut after it’s picked.

Four Tips To Using Essential Oils

Four Tips To Using Essential Oils

Essential oils are found in so many natural skincare products these days yet, despite their widespread use, they are often used in ways which are far from safe :(
Avoid These Eczema Triggers

Avoid These Eczema Triggers

It's well known that atopic eczema is often triggered by allergens in the environment (dust mites, certain fibres, pollen, mold) and in the diet (dairy, shellfish, eggs, nuts). But if you have atopic eczema or know someone who does, you might have noticed that there are other strange triggers of the itch-scratch cycle. 
How to Choose the Right Cleanser

How to Choose the Right Cleanser

Is the wash for baby or the whole family? Do you have particularly sensitive skin or are you breast feeding? Here's our quick guide on chosing the right Four Cow Farm wash.

Our Washes Are Unique, Here's Why

Our Washes Are Unique, Here's Why

Shampoos and liquid washes might come in lots of different colours and fragrances but they’re all essentially made the same way, from detergent in...
What's In An Essential Oil?

What's In An Essential Oil?

Almost all natural skincare products use extracts or essential oils. But, have you ever wondered what exactly goes into the extract or essential oil in your skincare? 
Why Added Fragrance Masks The Truth

Why Added Fragrance Masks The Truth

At Four Cow Farm, we talk a lot about why we don’t add fragrances to our products. It’s often the first thing customers say when they try our range; your products smell sooo different! So, we thought we’d write about why skincare manufacturers DO add fragrances to their products. The reasons may surprise! 
The Highest Concentration of Key Ingredients

The Highest Concentration of Key Ingredients

At Four Cow Farm it’s part of our ethos that we create safe and honest skincare and this translates to how we describe our products and their key effective ingredients and benefits.
The Trouble With Coconut Oil

The Trouble With Coconut Oil

We’re all for using natural oils, whether it’s in your food or in your skincare, but different oils have vastly different profiles and act on the skin in very different ways. So, knowing the type of skin you have, and choosing the right type of oil in your skincare is key to getting a good result.
Purified Mountain Rainwater, It Doesn't Get Any Better

Purified Mountain Rainwater, It Doesn't Get Any Better

Can you guess what's by far the biggest the ingredient by volume in skincare? If you thought water you’re right!