Tag Skin Care

How your emotions reflect in your skin

Your skin has its own emotional life. It comes in contact with every act of love, hardship, laugher, play and stress you encounter. It’s filled with all of your feelings, regardless if you choose to embrace them or suppress them. While your skin can’t articulate how it feels, it will show you in the only way it knows how: from radiating a healthy happy glow to revealing an angry eczema

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D.I.Y 3 Ingredient Natural Shaving Cream Recipe

It’s always better to shave using a soothing cream of some sort. Your skin is super sensitive and going straight on your skin using a razor is actually very bad for skin, especially if it’s already dry. You don’t have to burn a hole through your pocket to get smooth silky skin. Many of the ingredients for a deliciously decadent shaving cream probably exist within your kitchen already. There are

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Eye on ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We do this because we know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that’s often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first

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Eye on the Ingredients: “May Contain” Explained

Beautiful lip colors swatched in feature photo all from ILIA Beauty In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list

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Behind the Brand: Therapi Honey Skincare

Therapi is a honey-based skincare line that has been making a lot of buzz lately, and it’s not just from their bees. The lovely founder, Tanya Hawkes, spent 25 years working as a bee-keeper, and her love for, as she puts it, “nature’s liquid gold” grew steadily over the years. Her ideology treats cosmetics as food for the skin and she believes that honey can be a powerhouse ingredient for

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Skincare Ingredients – 101

Let me just begin this post by saying that I LOVE skincare. Meaning, I truly believe that a carefully curated skincare regime can actually change your life. I might sound dramatic here, but truth is that we all want to look and feel our best possible and, for me, this has to do with healthy skin. Glowing, effervescent and clear skin is something I have always yearned for. It shows

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Behind the Brand: Plume

Plume is a brand that really requires no introdution, having already taken the green beauty world by storm. It’s hard to believe, that in such a short time, their natural lash enhancing products have made their way as far as the revered shelves of Nordstroms. Although, that disbelief evaporates when you meet founder and “First Lady” of Plume, Lauren Bilon—a true power-woman. She was kind enough to give us some

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Office Faves: Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner

The quest for the perfect toner sometimes feels like the neverending story. Since I have naturally dry skin, anything astringent or alcohol based is automatically out. But there’s got to be something out there that works, right? Well, after a lot of searching and experimentation, I’m happy to say I’ve found a winning product. And I’m pretty sure you’ll like it too. Say hello to Whamisa! Whamisa is a Korean

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Eye on ingredients: Sodium Coco Sulfate

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first step is advocating for

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Gym Bag Must-Haves

I may have gone slightly overboard in my chocolate binging during the holiday season, and, recently, I’ve decided to get back in shape. This means that you can find me either running around my neighborhood at night or jumping around my local gym a few times per week. So, I wanted to share with you the few things that make the whole work out experience a lot more enjoyable. To

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Breaking Out is Never Easy – How to Deal with Acne

It doesn’t matter if you are in the midst of puberty or if you recently celebrated your 40th birthday, there is one skin concern that is not bound to age or skin type. Blemish, pimples, zits—whatever you wanna call them—can say hello at any given moment. Of all the skin problems out there, this one seems to cause the most stress and depression. I am not talking about this lightly,

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Behind the Brand: Abhati Suisse

Anju Rupal, the founder and head behind Abhati Suisse, is a strong believer in ‘paying it forward’. So much that, 6 years ago, she started to plant trees of her very own through her foundation WeForest. Over 14 million trees have been planted since then, but Anju didn’t stop there. Swissmedikids is another one of her projects, a walk-in emergency clinic for children, which offers top-level care to those in

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CLOSED: Valentine’s Day Good Clean Love Raffle

Regardless of your relationship status, you always deserve to have a love-filled Valentines Day. This year, throw caution to the wind and follow your heart’s desire. Whether that means a romantic staycation with your S.O., a weekend full of me-time at the spa, or a Valentines day weekend to remember. Whatever it is you decide to do, we here at Amazingy want to help make this Valentines Day a little

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Top Ten Natural Winter Products

It’s freezing cold in Berlin right now and I’ve finally come to accept that winter is here to stay. The seasonal attack of brutal biting wind on my skin and hair never fails to leave me feeling dull and all dried out. Oftentimes inside is no better, as a result of indoor heating systems that sap moisture from the air. What to do? My colleague Annie recently explained how to

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Behind the Brand: Vintner’s Daughter

Comprised of 22 of the world’s most active organic and wild-harvested botanicals, Vintner’s Daughter Serum is the buzz on the lips of all the in-the-know green beauty enthusiasts. This precious serum is being hailed as the new beauty savior, able to treat almost any skin ailment. It was crafted by April Gargiulo, a Californian furniture designer & winemaker turned skin hero expert. When this product arrived at Amazingy headquarters, we

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Winter Skincare Tips & Essentials

Not only does this chilly time of the year come with Christmas carols and mulled wine, it also comes with horrible skin woes. Once the temperature starts to drop, and our skin starts to become dry and itchy, your daily skincare routine should be updated. Your irritated skin is mostly due to the dry and crisp air that can seriously hurt the outer layers of our skin, leading to cracks

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10 Great Gifts for Under 20€

Every year, when it comes around to holidays, it seems like we are bombarded with gift guides that presume that our wallets are bursting to their brim. For those of us living with a little bit more of a budget, it can seem nearly impossible to find a generous gift that won’t break the bank. Maybe you’ve already blown your gift allowance on your new beau, or for something special

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My Week Without Makeup

How often do you wear makeup? Whether it’s everyday, three times a week, or only on special occasions, chances are you’d be shocked if you had to go without it completely. If you know me, then you probably know that I usually wear a full face. That means: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter, eyebrow pencils and the occasional pink or nude lip. It sounds like a ton of stuff

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X-Mas Raffle: Susanne Kaufmann – CLOSED

EDIT: This Raffle has closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you so much for entering!   We are one week closer to Christmas, which means that we have another fantastic giveaway for you! Susanne Kaufmann has recently joined the Amazingy family and we want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win this nourishing skin care set. One winner will receive: Moisturizing Mask  Soothing Tonic  Shower/Shampoo To

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Tata Harper Masterclass: A Recap

Recently, Amazingy had the chance to host the very first Tata Harper Masterclass ever in Germany. To say that we were excited would be an understatement.Tata Harper is a brand that has the ability to convert even the most dedicated skeptics about the power of natural skin care and cosmetics. The dreamy green bottles spruce up any bathroom in a heartbeat, giving the whole room an elegant touch. I can

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Eye on Ingredients – Case File 1: Parabens

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you in-depth knowledge on some of the most common ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on the back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you will finally

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All You Need to Know About Konjacs

Not too long ago, konjac sponges took the western natural beauty scene by storm, receiving their claim to fame from their ability to transform the quality and texture of one’s skin. However, they have been a staple in Japanese cosmetic treatments since the early 20th century—you’d be hard pressed to find a well-groomed lady or lad without one. Konjac originates from a porous root-like vegetable (Konnyaku) that grows wild in

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Why You Should Break Up With Your Cleansing Wipes

Cleansing wipes used to be my best friend. This was simply because I am lazy and there are nights where I just cannot be bothered to take off my makeup. This is where wipes always came in handy because I felt like I was efficiently cleansing my skin and giving it time to breath at night. I actually enjoyed using them because some of them proclaimed to fight hyper-pigmentation, breakouts

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Skin Care Layering – How to Get the Best Out of Your Skin Care Products

Having a proper skin care routine is the key to happy, balanced and beautiful skin. Which means that you should probably think twice before slathering on your moisturizer, eye cream and serum. ‘Skin Care Layering’ is not only a trend, but an easy guide to getting the most out of your products. It basically tells you how and in what order creams and oils should be applied to achieve the

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How an Orgasm a Day Keeps the Skin Doctor Away

Apples are for prudes, orgasms get you nude. Nude, glowing skin, that is. Here at Amazingy, we recently read an article about a woman who agreed to try out a skin fix trick and without too much complaining we imagine. The quest was to go 30 days with 30 orgasms. That’s right, this woman set off to conquer the daunting task of getting herself off, whether alone or partnered, for

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Behind the Brand: May Lindstrom Skincare

Anyone who is lucky enough to meet the bundle of sunshine that is May Lindstrom knows what a goddess she is. Her decadent skincare line focuses on empowering women to take pause, slow down and enjoy a daily beauty ritual. A former chef, model and makeup artist, May has had the perfect background to concoct truly magical skin potions. Products from her line include ingredients such as wild-harvested spices, luxurious

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How to Relieve Bug Bites—The Natural Way

We’re in the thick of summertime humidity. That means sticky days and damp nights. This kind of weather can be a nice treat for skin that has been feeling thirsty all year long. But while your skin is looking its most hydrated, it may be speckled with little red bumps. What are they? BUG bites. Yes, everyone’s detested creepy crawly—mosquitoes—are having a field day on our delicate skin. I know

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The Amazingy Sunscreen Review Revamped

Last June, our editor Alana rounded up some of our favorite sunscreens in a big review. Along with a new year have come some truly lovely additions to our sun protection family, which we’ve described below. Sunscreen to me is worth a solid investment, but I know how hard it can be to find the right one. Because of this, I decided to dedicate the past several weeks to finding the perfect

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No Melt Makeup for Hot Summer Days and Nights

I don’t know about you guys, but I belong to the combination skin party. This means that once summertime rolls around, my foundation, concealer, and mascara say bye-bye before it’s noon. Of course, I could skip the whole beauty regime and go bare-faced for the three months we get sunshine here in Berlin, but I just love the whole ritual of putting on my highlighter, blush and bronzer every morning.

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Office Faves: Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask

I’ll admit it, I’m a mask junkie! I love face masks for their instant results and the fact that there is a suitable mask for every skin condition. I have been really into acids and chemical scrubs for a while now and I’ve tried a lot of those kinds of products. Someone who isn’t familiar with acids as an ingredient, could be initially put off. But don’t be afraid! The

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Getaway Go-Tos: Vacation Products That are Perfect for Summer Holidays

I’ve always been a notoriously late packer, scrambling to squeeze my last minute additions into my suitcase minutes before I’m being dragged kicking and screaming out the door. So, with the combination of my both rushed and over-packing tendencies, it’s a relief when I can find some simplicity. For my latest journey to Thailand, I picked out some essentials that were a no-brainer to bring along on this hot holiday

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Behind the Brand: Kimberly Sayer

Kimberly Sayer’s line of products are completely free of chemicals and are rooted in the knowledge of ancient pharmacists. Kimberly herself first got in touch with natural cosmetic making in her childhood, when she started to make mixtures together with her parents. Later on, she would turn this knowledge into an internationally successful company. Despite her great success, she is devoted to remaining true to her original principles and continues

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Yummy Mummy: Anneke, Happiness Manager and a Natural Beauty

Yummy Mummy is a recurring feature on Amazingy Magazine that serves to shine a spotlight on the supermoms that combine raising a family with their own career and life goals – and look great while doing it. This month our Yummy Mummy is Anneke Brinkhuis, a Dutch expat who relocated to Berlin for her husband’s job, calling this lively city her home for nearly six years now. Today, she works

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Office faves – Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation

Holy grail foundation – Check! I was on the hunt for the perfect organic foundation for the better part of my teenage and adult life and I can confidently say now that I’ve found it – long live Gressa’s Minimalist Serum foundation. I love this serum foundation for its insanely smooth texture, its weightlessness, its natural coverage and everything else! My skin is pretty unproblematic nowadays – which has not

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Office Faves: Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil

I want to start this review by saying that I have a particularly special bond with Pai’s Rosehip Oil. It was the first purchase I ever made at Amazingy and to this day I can say that it is still my favorite product yet. Not only because it’s affordable and comes in a pretty bottle, but also because it works as a magic potion for my troubled skin. My face

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What to do against dry and dehydrated skin: Advice from the experts

Dry skin is a familiar issue for many during the colder months. Some people are heavily influenced by the continuous transition from outside cold to inside heated air, while others simply have a naturally drier skin type. In this article, skincare industry professionals from May Lindstrom and YÜLI Skincare enlighten us with their tips on how to combat dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin can be a skin type in

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Spring Cleaning Cleanser Review

Anybody who truly takes the concept of spring cleaning seriously sets out with the intention of doing the most thorough job possible. I’m sure you’re all familiar, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly cleansed face to give you a brand new perspective. An expertly cleansed face can completely retexture the surface of your skin, washing away all sorts of other worries at the same time. Touting a

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All about coal: the best uses for activated charcoal

Lately, activated charcoal has been making more and more of a splash in the world of organic and natural beauty products. The ingredient is increasingly used in facial cleansers, masks, scrubs, body soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and even juices, promising healthy glowing skin, and whiter teeth to flaunt. In the organic beauty world, there seems to be a craze every other month, a new ingredient stirring beauty bloggers into a frenzy

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Shining some light on dark circles under your eyes

Pretty much everyone is familiar with dark circles under the eyes. This condition, also referred to as dark rings or dark shadows, is truly universal. While it may be unfortunate, it is completely harmless and not a serious skin condition. It is far too often that this dark discoloration makes an unwanted appearance, leaving what should be fresh face looking a little more worn. Most affected are women, with the

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Top 15 foods for the skin

The wonders of food contain many benefits with topical application—there’s much more to them than keeping you fed, healthy and happy. Just as consuming these foods gives you a glow from within, using them topically allows the surface of your skin to benefit from their wonderful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory or cleansing properties. These foods can hydrate, tighten, heal and exfoliate, leaving your skin looking fabulous. It’s becoming noticeably more popular for

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Travel tips: health and beauty on the road

Travel necessarily involves getting out of your comfort zone. Without access to yoga and the local organic market, the usual routine is thrown and can make a noticeable difference to your body. The climate, the food or just the simple stress of getting to the destination can welcome anything from digestive distress to break outs.   While there are many things to consider before heading out the door on a

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The difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin

Dry skin and dehydrated skin are often misinterpreted as the same problem. That being said, it’s not uncommon for the skin to be both dry and dehydrated at the same time, causing it to look taut, tired, red and flaky. Yet, there is a distinct difference between the two, and knowing what causes each will help with the skin’s balance and repair. Dry vs. Dehydrated skin The main difference being:

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Benefits of colloidal silver on the skin

The use of silver has been known for its medicinal properties since antiquity. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, first described its use as an antimicrobial agent in 400BC. These days, the use of the nanoparticles of silver, also called colloidal silver, is known to have the exceptional ability to kill germs and is being promoted as a treatment for some skin conditions. What is colloidal silver? Colloidal silver is

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Tattoo care: pre, during and post must-know tips

My very first tattoo was a small feather on my right wrist. Years of deliberation on the image, its symbolic meaning, and its placement on my body, combined with the fear of doubt, meant it took ages to pull the trigger and have it done. But something happened at that appointment. Today, I am covered in tattoos, and what’s more, making the decision to get so much additional skin inked

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Organic vs. Natural

Around 50 years ago, the beauty industry was turned upside down by the onslaught of cheaply made synthetic ingredients. More often than not, these newly invented products were sourced from non-renewable petroleums. Back then, the coined phrase ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ was at the forefront of innovation. A slogan such as this suggests blind faith in the ingenuity of science. However, in the modern world, there has been an unquantifiable amount

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Beauty Myth: remedy dry skin by drinking water

Does drinking more water actually help with dry skin? The answer; yes, and no. Drinking enough water is of course necessary for your overall health and for maintaining a healthy glow. There is however a big difference between having dry skin, and dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin can be ‘puffed up’ again by drinking enough water. This doesn’t mean, that everyone should drink 2.5L each and every day. At any sign of dehydration

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The how and why of dry skin brushing

The skin is the largest organ and rightfully plays a vital role in detoxification. A healthy skin can eliminate up to one quarter of the body’s waste – that means mostly skin cells, sebum and sweat – each day. Because of this incredible function, it’s also known as the body’s third kidney. If the detoxification process through the skin slows down, dead skin cells can clog pores and waste will

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Ask Alana: What are those tiny bumps on my skin? Keratosis Pilaris explained

At Amazingy, we get a lot of questions regarding certain (skin related) topics. In response, we try our best to get to the core of the problem quickly to alleviate any symptoms. It’s our philosophy to use the most non-invasive treatment possible and we believe in using products from natural and organic origin. Our goal is to get you on the right track to better health, feeling confident with the

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