News

Which superfoods should be in our winter survival kit?

Which superfoods should be in our winter survival kit?

During the winter months, our immune systems can take a bit of a knock as everyone seems to have a sniffle, runny nose or worse.

To help fight back against flu and winter illnesses, there are plenty of superfoods available to help give your immune system a much-needed boost and to fend off those sore throats and colds.

Here’s a few of our products that should be part of your winter survival kit:

 

Wheat Grass Powder

Packed full of B vitamins, iron, zinc and vitamin E, an important antioxidant that supports the body’s immune response, wheat germ helps provide essential vitamins and minerals that we may not be getting in our diets.

100% organic, you'll be receiving everything you need to stay fighting fit this winter, and this clever powder can be added to smoothies, soups and stews for an important immune system boost.

 

Baobab Powder

This super fruit from Africa boasts impressive amounts of vitamin C and is the perfect powder if you’re starting to feel a little bit under the weather. Vitamin C has been used for many years to help fend off common colds and can also help improve recovery time, so you'll be back to your chirpy self in no time by adding a little Baobab powder to your diet.

 

Ginseng with Royal Jelly

The changing of the seasons, stress and our modern lifestyles can all cause imbalances in our bodies, so Ginseng with Royal Jelly can help maintain good health and revitalise us when we’re in need of a little extra support.

The Royal Jelly contained within this organic product helps to enhance the effects of ginseng and can stop us feeling fatigued and encourage natural sleep patterns and combat digestive issues caused by irregular eating, perfect for the Christmas period when we can all overindulge!

 

Barley Grass Powder

100% organic certified, this natural nutrient-rich superfood contains a wide variety of trace minerals, antioxidants, vitamin C and E, plant pigments, enzymes and is up to 39% pure fibre making it an excellent addition to your winter survival kit. 

Barley grass powder is excellent for helping to restore digestive health and is incredibly nourishing meaning that no matter what Christmas time treats you’ve been consuming this winter your body is getting the nutrients and balance it needs to function properly.

 

Tags: Superfoods for winter health, natural foods for winter illnesses, immune system boosting foods

5 natural beauty products for glowing skin

5 natural beauty products for glowing skin

During the winter months, our skin can become dull, lifeless and sallow for a number of reasons. From a change in the weather to the damage caused by central heating, skin can soon lose that healthy glow and leave us looking a little washed out.

But there is a range of natural beauty products that can help restore that lustrous look and safeguard your complexion against common wintertime issues:

 

Salcura Bioskin Face Cleanser

Suitable for all skin types and free from SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrances and harsh chemicals, Salcura Bioskin Face Cleanser is perfect for helping to bring your skin back to life during the colder months.

This product is 97% natural with nourishing Sea Buckthorn which is vital for skin healing and skin repair and also contains Jojoba Oil for nourishment and Rosemary to help improve cell renewal.

 

Sweet Orange Organic Soap

It’s not just the skin on our faces that can suffer over winter, so treat the rest of your body to a fragrant vegan soap bar made with sweet orange oil and soothing clove bud for seriously silky skin.

 

Everon Lip Balm

If like many of us you suffer from chapped and sore lips over the winter, then this vegetarian-friendly lip balm is a must! Featuring beeswax to make the balm last longer upon the lips and organic shea butter, this lip balm smells as good as it feels thanks to essential rose and vanilla oils.

 

Manuka Doctor Purified Bee Venom Face Mask

Heating and cold weather can cause our skin to lose vital hydration and result in dry, flaky skin that takes away that healthy-looking glow, so restore some much-needed vitality with the Manuka Doctor Purified Bee Venom Face Mask.

A deeply penetrating and hydrating face mask that nurtures natural cell regeneration and assists with the renewal of damaged skin cells, this easily absorbed face mask leaves skin feeling plump and hydrated.

 

Avalon Daily Moisturiser

Moisturising is a must during the winter if you want to try and maintain a healthy glow, so the Avalon Daily Moisturiser is perfect for providing luminous skin.

The dermatologist tested and clinically proven formula contains soothing lavender, cooling cucumber and a range of prebiotics that help balance out combination skin and can calm red areas affected by cold weather making it a great product for daily use.

 

Tags: winter skincare, organic products for dry skin, natural products for a healthy glow

Beauty products: Organic Vs. Non-Organic

Beauty products: Organic Vs. Non-Organic

The beauty industry has seen something of a revolution in recent years with many brands turning away from synthetic ingredients in favour of natural and organic alternatives.

As consumers become savvier about the products we put on our skin and into our bodies, we've begun to see more items carrying labels such as non-toxic, natural and organic creeping onto our favourite brands.

But do organic products offer us better results and healthier glowing skin than their non-organic counterparts and are they worth the extra cost?

The term organic means that any living matter used to create our beauty products is free from unnatural fertilisers, pesticides or other artificial chemicals often used to protect the crop against pests.

When we consider beauty products, we want to help protect our skin from as many chemicals as possible and to safeguard against harmful compounds that can cause a variety of skin issues and harm our natural environment, so organic products would undoubtedly be our first choice.

The beauty industry has been hard at work tapping into this new trend and is continually offering us safer, more environmentally friendly organic ingredients that provide great results for healthy, glowing skin.

However, the term organic is unregulated in many countries and is often misused to persuade consumers that the product they are considering buying are entirely free from chemicals. In some cases, the crop may be completely organic, but chemical preservatives can be used later on during the manufacturing process to ensure a long shelf life.

Therefore, it's up to us as consumers to educate ourselves on the best organic beauty products by asking the following questions before parting with our hard earned cash:

  • Are all of the ingredients in the product 100% organic or just some of them?
  • Is the manufacturing process completely free of potentially harmful preservatives and chemicals?
  • Are the retailers of the product known for their commitment to organic health and beauty?

If you can answer yes to the questions above, then you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got a great quality organic beauty product that isn’t just kinder to the skin, but will also help protect the environment too.

The Arry Barry range of beauty care features a wide range of fantastic quality organic products as great alternatives to your favourite products, so click here to discover the range for yourself.

 

Tags: Organic beauty, chemical-free beauty, environmentally friendly beauty products