Saturday, November 23, 2013

Some important ingredients in our organic beauty products:

Avocado:  Avocado oil is made from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is a rich, heavy but penetrating oil that is full of nutritive and therapeutic components. Avocado oil contains more than 20% essential unsaturated fatty acids. It contains vitamins A, C, D and E, proteins, betacarotene, lecithin, fatty acids and the "youth mineral" potassium. Avocado oil is high in unsaponifiables (sterolins) which are beneficial in reducing age spots, healing scars and moisturizing the upper layers of the skin. Unsaponifiables are a large group of compounds called plant steroids or sterolins. They soften the skin, have superior moisturizing effect on the upper layer of the skin and reduce scars. The sterolins in avocado oil have been found to diminish age spots. Oils with the highest unsaponifiables are shea butter, avocado oil, sesame oil, soybean oil and olive oil.

A 1991 study of the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion, Israel, Institute of Technology found that the treatment with  avocado oil significantly increases the water soluble collagen content in the dermis, which affects the age of the skin. Avocado is used in many folk medicines as an aphrodisiac. Avocado oil is an emollient and very stable. According to the AMA's Committee on Coetaneous Health, it does help make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce roughness, cracking and irritation. It helps in retarding the fine wrinkles of aging, and protect the skin from ultraviolet rays.

Herbally Radiant, therefore, uses avocado oil, along with combination of other ingredients, in many of its beauty products.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Some Harmful chemicals in cosmetic products:
There is a great deal of mislabeling on beauty products. They make all kinds of claims, many times without specifying the actual ingredients in the formulations.  Many brands carry chemicals which harm skin over long use, and at times cause irreparable damage.  

 Harmful chemicals in cosmetics:
Most cosmetic products contain a diverse collection of chemicals with varying levels of toxicity. You won't notice most of them. These will be absorbed into our body silently. Being exposed to these chemicals once won't harm us; most of us after all use these cosmetics every day. However, the daily barrage of these compounds will cause a build-up in our body. Some of the most common chemicals include coal tar (a known carcinogen), diethanolamine (disrupting balance of hormones), lead and mercury. That's merely a small sample. These chemical ingredients are included in most cosmetics under the facade of making us look attractive. In truth, they can gradually strip the skin before being absorbed into our body.  By contrast, using organic cosmetics doesn't leave us vulnerable to the carcinogens, toxins and nanoparticles contained in conventional products. That means they won't be absorbed into our body.

Better For Environment

Think of a car battery. Consider all of the chemicals in that battery. When the battery outlives its useful life, it's unlawful to discard it into the trash. The reason is because the chemicals aren't biodegradable. That is, the environment can't absorb them harmlessly. Many of the chemicals in traditional cosmetics are similar. You may be able to throw old cosmetics in the garbage, but they're still harmful to the environment. Organic cosmetics do not contain these chemicals. Using them is easier on the environment because they contain ingredients that are biodegradable.

How To Shop For Organic Cosmetics

Because the term "organic" attracts so many people, savvy advertisers slap the term on many products that don't deserve credit. So, when you're shopping for your organic cosmetics, take a few moments and look at the list of ingredients. Make sure they're certifiably organic. The process through which the cosmetics were created should be explained on the packaging. Read it. There's little reason for true organic cosmetic products to contain preservatives, harmful emollients, or colorants. Keep your eyes open so you'll know exactly what you're buying.

Treating Your Body Naturally

Our bodies can handle plenty of abuse. But, that shouldn't be an excuse for introducing hundreds of harmful chemicals into our system needlessly. These chemicals may not have an immediate health impact. But, over time, our daily usage of conventional cosmetics can assault our bodies with foreign compounds. These compounds will have an aggregate effect. After years of allowing these chemicals access to our bodies, there will be an adverse impact. Use organic cosmetics. They're better for you and better for the environment in which you live. Remember, you have the choice. It's time to exercise it.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vitamins in Herbally Radiant skincare products

Let us have a look at the main vitamin ingredients which we use in our herbal organic products in order to enhance natural beauty of skin. These vitamins have been derived from plants or herbs. It is useful to learn the benefits our skin derives from them:

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene).  Helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin; helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat lungs, which helps reduce our susceptibility to infections; protects against air pollutants and contaminants; helps improve eye sight and counteracts night-blindness; aids in bone and teeth formation; improves skin elasticity, moisture content and suppleness; and helps reverse the signs of photo-aging. A lack of vitamin A can cause skin to become dry and hardened.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)  Vitamin C is essential for healthy teeth, gums bones; helps heal wounds, scar tissue, fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in the prevention treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood vessels; aids in the absorption of iron. It is required for the synthesis of collagen, the inter-cellular cement which holds tissues together, and is also one of the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunchmeats, some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances. Moreover, Vitamin C has been shown to help slow the production of hyper-pigmentation (age spots) while providing some UV protection.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate).  The Vitamin E family is well known for its antioxidant capabilities, protecting vital cell structures by neutralizing molecules called “free radicals”. Free radicals are unstable molecules produced from sources like air pollution, radiation, and peroxides.

Wheat Germ Oil  (Triticum vulgare). A natural preservative, very high in Vitamin E and also containing Vitamin A and D. It supports the skins natural process of regeneration; aids muscle and lymph function and is particularly valuable for treating dry, aging skin. Good for stretch marks and scar tissue, and for dry rough skin. It leaves the skin very smooth while nourishing and helping heal the skin. It is also rich source of Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, Lecithin, and Squalene, and useful for numerous irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, chaffing; also effective to help reverse the wrinkling process.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Skin and overall Health:

Skin and overall Health:
We all know that our skin, the largest organ of our body, needs right nourishment. It is by far the most important part of our personality. It is also essential that we keep our skin healthy and in best shape as part of our overall health and fitness.  Using organic cosmetics is the best way to take care of our skin, to make it illustrious and eloquent. However, in our everyday life, we happen to pummel our bodies with all kinds of chemical ingredients.
Despite the widespread awareness of harmful effects of synthetic and chemical substances, our eating, drinking and breathing contain massive assortment of foreign compounds. Most cosmetic products contain a diverse collection of chemicals with varying levels of toxicity. You won't notice most of them. They'll be absorbed into our body silently. Some of the most common chemicals include aluminium, formaldehydes, alcohol, coal tar (a known carcinogen), diethanolamine (disrupting balance of hormones), lead and mercury. That's merely a small sample. These chemicals are included in most cosmetics under the facade of making us look attractive. In truth, they can gradually strip the skin before being absorbed into our body.

Being exposed to these chemicals once won't harm us; most of us after all use these cosmetics every day. However, the daily barrage of these compounds will cause a build-up in our body. By contrast, using organic cosmetics doesn't leave us vulnerable to the carcinogens, toxins and nanoparticles contained in conventional products. That means they won't be absorbed into our body.
s, especially aluminium, formaldehydes, alcohol, etc., once introduced into our bodies, begin wreaking havoc almost immediately not only to our skin but to other parts of body as well.  Who would want his skin to absorb these and have them enter in the bloodstream day in and day out?
With increasing awareness of the damage caused by chemical and synthetic products, larger number of people are making the switch to organics, more so because the skin can absorb upto 60% of the healthy organic ingredients into our bloodstream for better effects.
There are other benefits to using organic cosmetics and skin care as well. For example, the less chemicals and artificial products that are contained in our skin care products, the less of a chance we will have of any allergic reaction to them. Many people have found that certain cosmetics have triggered asthmatic reactions that are no longer triggered when using organic makeup.
With our expertise, Herbally Radiant has been offering natural ingredients in all skin care products. These have rich nutrients which repair skin damage, reduce wrinkles, lines and revitalize skin to restore young looks, thereby creating beautiful personality. Just have a look at and see the wide variety of organic products to suit all ages and skin.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


To maintain beautiful and young looks, trusted organic formulations offer safe choice.

It is advisable to look into the ingredients on the label of any cosmetic product that one wishes to buy. There are all kinds of lofty claims from the cosmetic companies assuring golden youthful bright skin, fountain of youth or youthful looks and so on with their “new” formula products.

Latest in such claims are anti-aging supplements. It is interesting to see what the Consumer Reports have to say about these. Their unanimous verdict: Do not count on such supplements.

Similarly, the claim that infusion of vitamins in high doses will make one younger also holds no ground.  The best way to get vitamins is through your diet.

Talking about skin, one can give up applying chemical based products. Avoid peeling off skin in salons with strong in-organic exfoliating lotions. There are good herbal natural formulations with certified organic ingredients which are most skin-friendly and provide best nutrients to revitalize the skin.

Among the anti-aging formulations, Herbally Radiant has figured out and launched its most effective combinations of organic ingredients to take special care of oily and dry skin types.  These formulations help in a special way to hydrate skin and bring about a visible improvement in its texture. Regular use of Rejuvenating and Radiant cleansers, toners, serum and moisturizers lead to softening  of the skin, reducing appearance of aging signs and giving it beautiful look. In fact, the Rejuvenating and Radiant Serums are special great formulations for sensitive skin or any problem skin.

Growing trend of the use of organic beauty products is a welcome sign. In Europe, nearly 80% of women now prefer organic skin care products. This is steadily growing in North America as well.  Good health is well reflected through healthy skin, which enhances self-esteem, thereby developing confidence and other positive traits.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Home made Organic Facial Masks

Here are some home-made organic facial masks to enhance natural beauty. These organic formulations help in rejuvenating face and restoring radiant looks :

Vinegar Masks

Using vinegar as a skin toner dates back to the time of Helen of Troy, and it’s just as effective today. After you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also create a homemade facial mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.

Milk Facial Masks

Here’s another way to give yourself a fancy spa facial at home. Make a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Oatmeal Facial Masks

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)

Mayonnaise Facial Masks

Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then wipe it off and rinse with cool water. Your face will feel clean and smooth.

Yogurt Facial Masks

You don’t have to go to a spa to give your face a quick assist. To cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For a revitalizing facial mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.

Mustard Facial Masks

Pat your face with mild yellow mustard for a bracing facial that will soothe and stimulate your skin. Try it on a small test area first to make sure it won't irritate.

Lemon Facial Masks

Create a facial that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from 1 lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.

Egg Facial Masks

For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You’ll love your new fresh face.

Herbally Radiant has created its own formulations which contain additional organic ingredients so that the face benefits from the choicest nutrients to enhance beauty. It might not be possible for many to prepare home-made products. Herbally Radiant, therefore, offers through its stores in Sylvania, USA, and its online store ( a variety of organic beauty formulations for ready use (shipping free on orders of $ 25 and more).