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What are the anti aging products in your kitchen?

Ethiko's Age Defying Serum is a favourite for many. We are often asked what home remedies work well in anti aging regimens. So, we decided to share some simple tips, using things that are available in your kitchen to help you delay signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. All these tips work for all skin types, including acne prone and sensitive skin.  Honey is a great humectant and is an ideal anti aging face wash. It hydrates your skin and has anti bacterial properties, which ensure that your skin is squeaky clean, yet supple.  Turmeric works wonders to brighten the skin and has anti microbial properties as well. Mix a pinch of turmeric in one glass of...

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Why is argan oil called the 'Holy Grail' of skincare?

Argan oil is the 'Holy Grail' of skin care and is a must have in your skin care routine. Whether you use an oil serum that is rich in argan oil or massage a few drops of pure argan oil on your skin, you must include argan oil in your skin care routine if you love your skin.  Here are some reasons why we use argan oil extensively in all Ethiko serums:   Argan oil has a comedogenic rating of 0. This means that the oil does not block your pores at all and is perfect for acne prone ad sensitive skin.  This oil is quick to absorb and does not leave the skin feeling oily. Hence, it can be used all...

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What is comedogenic rating of an oil?

At Ethiko, our formulators often interact with a lot of customers and those with oily skin are sometimes, petrified when they that hear that they should be using an oil based product on their skin.  Not many people know that every skin type needs oil, whether it is dry and mature skin or oily and acne prone skin. It is true that oily skin is more prone to break outs, but all oils will not result in a breakout. One should know the comedogenic rating of an oil before picking it up.  So, what is comedogenic rating? Well, it is quite simple. - it is the ability of the oil to clog pores. The rating scale is from 0 to...

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Which are the best anti aging essential oils?

Essential oil have smaller molecules when compared to carrier oils like almond and jojoba and thus, can penetrate deeper into the skin. There have been studies where traces of the essential oil are found in the blood stream after topical application, which proves that essential oils penetrate the layer of the skin. Hence, it is important to select the right essential oils, even more so when you are looking for an effective anti aging product.  Use of essential oils in anti aging creams and anti aging serums is common these days. Many formulations include certain oils only for the fragrance. However, Ethiko prioritises efficacy of its Anti Aging Serum over the sensorial appeal and hence, uses only those essential oils...

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How should you cleanse your skin using oil?

Oil cleansing is a popular method to get ride of dirt and grime from deep within your pores. It works for all skin types, provided you know which oil to use and how to do it. This cleansing method is great to nourish mature skin. It is an equally effective in cleaning oily skin to prevent the occurence of acne.  The first step in oil cleansing is to select the oil that will work well for your skin. Do not use coconut oil or olive oil if you have acne prone and oily skin. We recommend sunflower oil for oil cleansing as this oil has a low comedogenic index and thus, works for all skin types. A low comedogenic index...

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