Friday, February 28, 2014


As pointed out by beauty expert Farah Ahmed in her recent article devoted to enhancing beautiful appearance, it is essential to maintain skin hygiene in order to maintain attractive skin tone.  Cleansing skin in the morning and at night is, therefore, essential to protect skin.  Natural organic cleansers are best suited for this purpose since they contain no harsh cleansing agents which cause strong alkaline effects. The organic cleansers treat skin gently and help it retain its shine. Such cleansers are more useful in removing the color cosmetics from face.

Toning the skin after cleansing it is another essential step.  Again, natural organic toner, according to the skin type, would complement the effect of organic cleanser.  The toning process prepares the skin pores to receive the nutrients of moisturizer.

A toned up skin is thus in the best position to absorb the concentrated nutrients contained in serum.  Unlike chemical ingredients in most of the marketed serums, one should go in for a good organic serum, especially age defying type.  Serum is like a tonic with tiny molecules, and its application provides excellent nourishment to the skin.  A well moisturized skin makes face softer, plumper and more supple.  

To top it all, apply a good cream; organic ingredients in a cream provide an effective base to protect skin and, at the same time, keep skin well hydrated and bright healthy shape. The age defying creams manufactured by Herbally Radiant have powerful effect in restoring the natural radiance of the skin and eliminating the lines and reducing early aging features.

Since skin is vulnerable to sun damage, the use of good sun protection cream is essential whenever sun exposure is

unavoidable. Moisturizers alone cannot provide protection against sun.  Besides causing the kind of damage that can lead to skin cancer, the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, as well as the damage by the tanning machines, are responsible for  more than 90 per cent of the visible signs of skin aging, including wrinkles, rough patches, sagging, skin discoloration and dullness. Use of sunscreen is therefore critical in protecting skin from harmful sun rays. Select a cream which has SPF of 15 or higher claim on the label; this could also help in reducing the early aging signs. Many agencies recommend use of water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30+.

Herbally Radiant has launched natural organic foundations which offer protection to skin against sun damage. The Silk Primer, another wonderful natural beauty product introduced by Herbally Radiant has excellent ingredients (avocado and zinc oxide) to protect skin during exposure to sun

Besides unprotected sun exposure, your appearance can also be affected by smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and high stress – these factors have to be taken care of in order to supplement your daily beauty routine.


Thursday, February 27, 2014


More and more customers are approaching Herbally Radiant with their acne problems.  Let us consider very briefly the main causes which give rise to this problem:

Acne is one of the most troublesome and common skin-care problems for people around the world—and not just during their teenage years! Many of us have gone to great lengths to banish every blemish, only to see them return in short order, and with our skin in worse condition, dotted with red marks that are slow to heal. It's enough to make any acne sufferer throw up their hands in despair! You feel like you've tried everything, but no matter what you do, acne keeps coming back. 
The five major factors (and one minor one) that contribute to the formation of blemishes are:
  1. Hormonal activity (primarily from androgens, male hormones).
  2. Inflammation (there's that word again).
  3. Overproduction of oil by the sebaceous (oil) gland. Your oil glands are an important site for the formation of active androgens that control oil production.
  4. Irregular or excessive shedding of dead skin cells, both on the surface of the skin and inside the pore.
  5. Buildup of bacteria in the pore, leading to inflammation.
6    Sensitizing reactions to makeup, irritating skin-care ingredients, specific foods (rarely), allergies, or medicines.

  There are all kinds of claims from manufacturers of beauty products about eliminating acne and similar skin disorders.  Most of these claims are not verifiable.  It is important for the affected person, therefore, to understand the precise cause of the problem and then decide for a particular line of products.  Since we have helped all our customers with acne and black spots with our CLEAN range, i.e., Clean Cleanser, Clean Toner, Clean Serum and Clean powder, we would advise their application whenever acne problem appears.

Herbally Radiant physician can be consulted for more clarification and free advice.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Free radicals are produced by cells in the body. A free radical is any atom or molecule that is missing an electron in its outer shell. This will attack and destroy other healthy atoms to get the electron it needs. Thus the free radicals tend to accumulate in strength and become responsible for the oxidative damage to skin.  It is important to remove these free radicals for these can lead biological organism to age. This process involves turning the oils of our skin rancid with adverse impact on the collagen.  Collagens are important for the protection of skin as they serve the building blocks of skin.

Therefore, getting rid of free radicals regularly forms part of essential beauty care routine. This can be done by applying ingredients which are rich in antioxidants on to the skin. These will neutralize the skin damage by nourishing it with right kind of nutrients. The antioxidants repair from damage any skin which has been overexposed to sun, has developed aging signs, dryness or is damage from pollutants.

Herbally Radiant products therefore contain such natural organic ingredients which are rich in antioxidants and which act fast in slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. The combined effect of these ingredients slows down further damage to cells and especially prevent oxidative damage which otherwise leads to aging signs. Along with antioxidants, Herbally Radiant products, particularly its age-defying products, also contain vitamin C and vitamin E. These complement the effect of antioxidants and help in regeneration of young cells.
Regular use of antioxidants-rich formulations will thus prevent oxidation  by neutralizing the free radicals in the first stage, and then preventing their recurrence.

Please remember, the skin needs to be nourished regularly with fresh antioxidants to protect it from free radicals damage. For added effect in its natural products, Herbally Radiant has packed them with minerals.  The net effect is that Herbally Radiant formulations are capable of protecting and promoting scars and promoting healing. For rejuvenating aging skin, its Rejuvenating, Radiant and Clean range serums are most popular with customers. Serums are very tiny molecules which penetrate pores in skin and provide most effective nourishment to the skin.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Specially selected essential oils, or combination of essential oils, are used in Herbally Radiant products. Essential oils are naturally derived ingredients - extracted from plants, flowers mainly by steam distillation. Unlike parabens which are used by most of the manufacturers to keep their costs low and increase shelf life of their products, essential oils have multi-purpose effects.

Some of the common essential oils used in Herbally Radiant products are: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Lemon  and Geranium.  For its anti-aging and anti-wrinkle formulations like RADIANT and REJUVENATING Cleansers, Toners, Serums, Creams and Masks, a combination of essential oils, like Elegance, Mature Essential oils, Tea Tree, Lavender are used to create unique effect for revitalizing skin and young appearance.  In its CLEAN range (Cleanser, Toner and Serum), Tea Tree essential oil is used, along with other rich nutrients, to fight acne, eczema, and other skin damages.

Another good combination of essential oils is used by Herbally Radiant in Citron, Lavare and Sereno Shampoo, Conditioners and Lotion, Hair Mask, Hair Gel. These formulations have been prepared as body and hair care items. Besides keeping body skin adequately moisturized, these also help in removing dandruff, hydrating dull hair and preventing hair fall.

The use of essential oils in Herbally Radiant products thus serves the purpose of (i) preventing potential damage otherwise due to harsh chemical agents in non-organic products, (ii) feeding skin with the best rich nutrients so that skin undergoes rejuvenation and maintains its elasticity and shine, and (iii) preserving its natural products which have high level of organic contents.

Use of essential oils, instead of chemicals, ensures safe Herbally Radiant products even for pregnant or nursing women.

Essential Oils create aromatherapy with their distinct fragrances, which have very calming and soothing effect, thus rendering a cheerful disposition, and indirectly helping in fighting stressful environment.

Essential Oils should not be used for direct application without expert supervision.They have excellent effect when used in combination with other natural ingredients.


Saturday, February 22, 2014


We might focus on two important factors in beauty care regime today :

- Keeping skin adequately hydrated. Dry skin is vulnerable to early lines and wrinkles. Drinking enough water or sipping herbal or green tea is one way. Please remember green trea is rich in anti-oxidants and forms important ingredient in the face care products of Herbally Radiant.

This could be supplemented by applying good natural moisturizer on face.  The ingredients in a good moisturizing cream should include, amongst others,  natural plant derived alcohols, hyaloronic acid, honey and glycerines.  These plant-based ingredients act as skin-friendly carriers for feeding skin with other rich nutrients contained in natural moisturizers. Herbally Radiant has three excellent moisturizers (SILKY, REJUVENATING and RADIANT) regular use of any of these keeps skin adequately hydrated, provides best protective base on skin and helps it to regain elasticity and natural shine. With unique blend of essential oils,  these are very effective and have received excellent reviews from satisfied customers. (One could order them on line:, shipping free for orders of $ 25 and above.)

-The other important aspect of overall health in general, and beauty aspect in particular, is the need to avoid stress. Destressing should be a part of beauty care regime. The inner tension gets reflected on face and causes emergence of lines and wrinkles at fairly early age.  Regular workout, brisk walks, yoga and meditation are very effective tools. Besides keeping body and mind in best physical shape and energetic, these help in creating a healthy appearance with impressive looks. Of course, to protect skin from sun damage, atmospheric pollutants and other external factors, regular application of natural organic skincare products should also form part of one's daily routine.

Avoiding chemical peeling in salons will also spare your skin from adverse effects of various toxins which are widely used by cosmetic companies mainly to keep product costs lower, increase their margin and create a temporary misleading illusion of beautiful looks in the minds of customers.


Friday, February 21, 2014


Useful tips for maintaining beautiful appearance:

Health of skin is vital for overall wellness. Just as body needs right nutrients to remain in good shape, so does the skin. In day to day life, we feed ourselves mainly with processed foods which might contain many toxins and therefore accelerate aging. Applying on skin toxins in the form of cosmetics also impacts adversely on our skin. We have therefore been promoting organic way of protecting and enhancing one’s health and beautiful appearance.

Here, we can go over some useful tips which should be help in enhancing beautiful looks :

1    Eat food with antioxidants (Blueberries, Raspberries, Nuts, Grapes, Green Tea) and fresh vegetables and fruits.

2   Plenty of water to keep skin well hydrated which will prevent wrinkle-formation.

3   Prefer organic food which does not contain any kind of toxins.

4      Use only natural organic skin products, depending upon the type of your skin.

To address special skin disorder, use products with aloe vera, calendula, witch hazel tea tree, rosewater as toner. One can get these in specially combined formulation from online store of Herbally Radiant (

5      Do not use soap which contain sulfate; instead use organic face cleanser.

6      Since antioxidants play important role for good skin, vitamin C should be taken adequately.

7      Avoid sugary diet which tends to damage collagen and elastin, causing lines and wrinkles.

8      Deal with stressful situations with calm and relaxed mind. Follow meditation practice.

9      Enjoy adequate sleep.

1     Regular workouts which help increase blood circulation and release of toxins.

1    Use sun screen in winter as well.

These are some main tips, though not exclusive, which will be immensely beneficial in enhancing overall health and beauty of skin.

Herbally Radiant physician can be approached for further consultation on any skin related problem, or advice on planning the best beauty care regime.


Thursday, February 20, 2014


We receive more acne affected customers now. This could be due to a variety of reasons: diet, stress, hormonal factors and so on.  The dermatologists would prefer to prescribe steroids or other strong medicines to suppress, but women experience break outs of their skin yet again.

Acne is of many types : bumps or black heads or pimples.  It is better to treat it from the beginning stage because many a times little bumps become bigger, inflamed pimples.  Once acne really takes hold, it becomes tougher to treat, besides the risk of potential scars associated with more serious form of acne.

After testing scores of natural organic ingredients and their reaction on different kinds of skin, Herbally Radiant reached the best combination of herbs to help fight acne disorders.  These are grouped under CLEAN range: Cleanser, Toner, Serum and Scrub.  These aloe vera based cleansers, toners, serums and scrubs, which have been formulated with following key ingredients that will explain their efficacy not only for general skin-care application, but also for special acne-affected skins:

Citrus Auranium Dulcis: This is of many kinds, and is among the best base for various cosmetic items.  It is a natural calming agent and, with rich anti-oxidants, creates a protective base on skin.

Black willow bark: We have found that it contains excellent antimicrobial properties, especially suitable for fighting acne.  Its extract gives the benefit of B-hydroxy acid without any irritating symptoms.

Bilberry: After using it among different formulations, we found that it is very effective in treating skin soreness.

Roobois tea: Imported from South Africa, roobois contains high level of alpha-hydroxy, zinc and superoxide dismatases.

The CLEAN range of Herbally Radiant also carries such effective ingredients as Witch Hazel, Cranberry, Citrus Medica Limonum extracts.  Our physician provides free consultation to customers who seek more details about these products, their application, dietary and other factors which have to be taken care of while fighting acne or acne related skin disorders.

The total result is a fine acne-fighting regime with rich nutrients for the skin to restore its smoothness and shine.