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Caring for winter skin

Winter’s suddenly arrived and made its presence felt! There’s a chill in the air and this change in weather can have a big impact on your skin. Colder air along with the wind and lower humidity levels can carry away precious moisture just when your skin needs it most.
Make Your Own Hand Cleansing Spray!

Make Your Own Hand Cleansing Spray!

We all know by now that hand sanitisers don’t work well if our hands are already dirty. So what do you do when you’re out and about and there’s not a sink in sight?
Handwashing the best way to protect against viruses

Are Antibacterial Washes Better?

Handwashing is one of the most important things we can do to keep healthy at the moment. However many must be wondering if washing with a wash that has an antibacterial ingredient is more beneficial and whether they offer a higher level of protection over regular washes?
The Ultimate Stress Relief for Tired Skin

The Ultimate Stress Relief for Tired Skin

Our Mother’s Intensive Restorative Oil is one of our favourite serums and we’re using it even more than ever at the moment to soothe away those stress lines and tired skin. Created by Nanna as a rejuvenating skin booster for skin going through stress, its silky texture blends straight into the skin. It blends two powerhouse antioxidant organic oils; organic rosehip and organic camellia, both of which have been used since antiquity for their incredible beautifying properties.

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4 Ingredients to Avoid 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 found around your eyes, is 80 times thinner than the thickest skin on your body (hint: you stand on it). Yet your face gets exposed to more skincare and cosmetic products than any other part of the body. Washes, moisturisers, toners, peels, lipstick, foundation, blush and eyeshadow, the list is endless. So, it’s not surprising that skin allergies often appear first on the face.
The Science of Soap, How it Kills COVID19

The Science of Soap, How it Kills COVID19

‘Don’t forget to wash your hands!’ has always been a frequent demand on our farm to our little ones and big ones alike. Now with this awful COVID19 situation, it’s become a reminder of how important simple hand-washing is to our health.
Mineral oil in skincare, made from crude oil

The ONE Oil You Need to Avoid

There’s one oil that you’ll find in many products that we strongly believe is an absolute no-no in skincare: that oil is Mineral OilDespite its innocuous name, mineral oil is actually a form of petroleum (yes, the stuff that goes into your car) and is a by-product of the distillation of crude oil into petrol/gasoline. 
5 baby skincare products you DON'T need

5 Baby Skincare Products You DON'T Need

Every new parent stresses about having everything ready for their new arrival - we know the feeling all to well - the list of ‘required’ baby items seems endless! Where being over prepared is certainly better than being under prepared, when it comes to baby skin, less is more is most definitely true. Fewer skincare products with fewer ingredients, and a lighter touch is always best.
Four Cow Farm Pregnancy Skincare

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mother's-to-be Skin

Dark patches, strange lines, itches & rashes, breakouts - pregnancy skin isn't just about that pregnancy glow! Pregnancy skin goes through a lot more than most of us realise, here's a peek at some of the changes it has to deal with, and our recommendations...
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.
Is that skincare natural? Try our 4 step test..

Is that skincare natural? Try our 4 step test..

There are so many natural skincare products out there, and they all sound amazing, but how do you tell if the skincare you’re buying is really as natural as it claims? Here are four simple checks you can make to ensure you’re really buying natural...
Boost your skin with this simple combination

Boost your skin with this simple combination

As mummy skin goes through the ups and downs of pregnancy (literally!), hormonal changes and physical stress can wreak havoc on the skin. Similarly, aging skin, going through hormonal change and environmental stress, can become difficult to manage as it fails to recover as quickly as before.