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The best oils for sensitive skin

The best oils for sensitive skin

The range of plant and vegetable oils available in skincare these days seems endless. Olive, rosehip, coconut, soybean, palm etc; there seem to be as many oils as there are products! But what about the quality of the oils used? Beyond the marketed beneficial properties of the oils used, one question that should be asked is how was that oil processed?
Avoid these 4 ingredients in a facial wash

Avoid these 4 ingredients in a facial wash

The skin on your face is the thinnest skin on your body. In fact, the thinnest skin you have, which is around your eyes, is 80 times thinner than the thickest on your body (can you guess where that is? hint: you stand on it).
Kids & Eczema

Kids & Eczema

Eczema can be an exhausting cycle for parents and child (we've been there!) and unfortunately the one thing which is needed most is also probably the hardest to find in situations like this - patience! Taking the natural route may not have the dramatic short-term results that steroid creams do but the long-term advantages definitely outweigh the wait. 

Natural skincare ingredients to watch out for

Is your skincare affecting your skin health?

At Four Cow Farm, we think a lot about every ingredient that goes into the products we craft, from the water we use (all collected at the farm and filtered and processed right here) to the oils we use (all extra virgin cold-pressed and of the highest food grade quality) to the preservatives we use (always food grade, always in the lowest possible amounts). 
One simple step to protect over-sanitised hands

One simple step to protect over-sanitised hands

Sanitising our hands has become so frequent nowadays that it is becoming harder and harder to avoid the damage it's doing to our skin. Most hand sanitisers are at least 60% alcohol and often more, they can be harsh on normal skin, and much more so on skin that’s dry and sensitive or affected by eczema or dermatitis. 

Facial Skin: Chose the Best Natural Moisturiser for You

Facial Skin: Chose the Best Natural Moisturiser for You

We have an amazing range of natural moisturisers and people often write to ask us which we would recommend for facial skin as, unusually for a skincare brand, we don’t market our moisturisers as being specifically for a particular part of your body. We don’t have face or neck or hand moisturisers. Why not? Because we believe that understanding your skin’s condition and matching it with the right natural ingredients is key - not all facial skin is the same, so what makes a facial moisturiser work for one person might not make it work for another. 
Avoid form in washes

The one thing you need to avoid in a Wash

What’s the one thing you really want to avoid in a wash? We’ve become so used to this that we don’t give it a second thought when it shows up in popular brands of wash we use. But, the one thing you really shouldn’t see in a wash that you use on your skin is... foam. Yes, might sound strange or almost alarmist but there’s good reason to avoid washes that foam - here’s why...
5 Skincare Products You DON'T Need

5 Skincare Products You DON'T Need

It might sound odd for a skincare company to tell its customers not to buy skincare but with an ever increasing number of products out there, more definitely does not mean better - especially when it comes to your skin. Your skin is a living thing, and a lot of what's being marketed only serves to overwhelm or pile on ingredients your skin just doesn’t need. Fewer products with fewer ingredients, and a lighter touch is always wise.
Pressing calendula infused oil at Four Cow Farm skincare

The best way to use a skincare oil

It’s winter and with all this cold weather, many of us are using skincare oils on the skin for extra protection against the harsh weather. Oils are a wonderful addition to pretty much any skincare routine - and especially on skin that is dry, sensitive or affected by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. But do you know the best way of using them?
Cold and dry weather can trigger eczema. 5 tips to keep it at bay.

Do You Know These 5 Winter Eczema Triggers?

We all know that drier air and colder temperatures mean that skin loses moisture more quickly. And for eczema affected skin, which finds it challenging to hold onto its own moisture, it means that reminder to ‘moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!’ is more important than ever! But did you know that there are other triggers that can cause eczema to worsen in winter? Keep an eye on these five to ensure you keep eczema at bay during the colder weather.

Are You Using the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin?

Are You Using the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin?

Moisturisers play a key role in keeping moisture in the skin and keeping it hydrated. The right moisturiser will soothe and protect the skin, enhancing our skin’s natural ability to renew and protect itself.
Camellia oil - the wonder oil you need in your regimen

Camellia oil - the wonder oil you need in your regimen

Camellia is an amazing plant which is one of the longest-lived and hardiest known. In Japan and China, the oldest living camellias are still flowering despite being over 500 years old, and it’s not uncommon to find camellias over a hundred years old (the oldest in Australia was planted in 1831!). With amazing regenerative qualities, it isn’t surprising that in many parts of Asia its seeds are prized and have been used by the legendary geishas of Japan for centuries.