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?
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.
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.
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.
AtFour Cow Farm, we talk a lot about why wedon’tadd fragrances to our products. It’s often the first thing customers say when they try our range; your products smellsooo different!So, we thought we’d write about why skincare manufacturers DO add fragrances to their products. The reasons may surprise!
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.