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Can you use essential oils in your DIY beauty products?

We all know that essential oils are extremely beneficial. However, this holds true only when you know how to use them the right way. It is not a good idea to use essential oils yourself for topical facial applications, unless you are a qualified formulator or aromatherapist. Essential oils are potent ingredients and need to be use in very very very small quantities.  Essential oils for leave on products for your face should be less than 1% of the total formulation. So, if you are adding 1 drop of any essential oil, you need to make sure that the other ingredients equal 99 drops. And if you are adding 3 drops of essential oils, the total formulation should be equal...

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Why we use coffee in Ethiko's Undereye Serum?

Dark circles, puffy eyes and fine lines around the eye bother many of us. We all want to have sparkling and twinkling eyes every morning.  Ethiko's Under Eye Serum contains organic rosehip oil, jojoba oil, argan oil and olive squalene so that your skin is nourished, healthy and does not lose moisture.

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Why rosehip oil should be part of your skin care?

Rosehip oil is the holy grail to beautiful skin. This orange coloured elixir is loaded with vitamins and goodness that will make your skin beautiful, healthy and nourished. Rosehip oil is a carrier oil and can be used on your skin without any dilution. However, we always recommend doing a patch test whenever you want to try a new skin care product.  Read on to get 10 solid reasons for using rosehip oil in your skin care routine.  1. Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin A, which helps in regenerating your skin cells. This helps in healing scars and marks and gives you an even skin tone.  2. It is great 'skin food' to get radiant and glowing skin.  3. Rosehip...

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When should you start using anti-aging serums?

Our skin starts aging as early as the age of 25. Hence, ideally, it is best to start using an anti aging serum  in your late twenties. Also, do remember that it is easier to delay the signs of aging. Trying to reverse signs of aging is very difficult. However, we all will age - let us try and age gracefully! Most anti aging serums are formulated to combat issues that are faced by those with mature skin. These issues include dryness, fine lines, blemishes and sun spots. Hence, often, anti aging products are 'oily' to the touch.  If you have dry or normal skin, generic anti aging serums might work for your. However, if you have oily and acne prone...

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How to fight acne and remove acne scars?

Oily skinned on to get some tips to fight acne! Crush a few mint leaves and apply it on acne and acne scars. This helps in reducing the swelling around acne and fading marks. Fade acne marks by applying a mixture of equal parts of lemon juice and rose water. Use products that do not contain alcohol. Alcohol based products dry the outermost layer of your skin which makes the deeper layers ‘think’ that it needs to produce more oil to compensate. This makes your skin even more oily and susceptible to acne. Deep clean using a clay mask. Follow it up with a good serum to close the pores. Do not scrub or exfoliate when you have active...

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