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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Aktiviti Akademi Kecantikan Azalea


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Assalamualaikum wbt

Baru-baru ni bersama dengan partner saya Feirouz Azalia , kami mengadakan bengkel pembuatan produk kosmetik di Shah Alam ,(11hb Okt 2014)

Menyediakan produk secara demo sabun transparent , lip balm, lipscrub dan foundation..

Syukur Alhamdulillah segalanya berjalan dengan lancar. Peserta seramai 22 orang terdiri daripada pengusaha spa, salun dan pengedar produk kosmetik amat berpuas hati dengan modul yang diberikan

Wajah-wajah ceria peserta dengan produk yang dihasilkan. MUla-mula peserta agak formal sewaktu sessi pengenalan, tapi bila melihat kepada produk , peserta menjadi teruja dan bersemangat..

Tujuan akademi untuk melahirkan lebih ramai pengusaha kosmetik membuat sendiri produk kecantikan dengan bahan-bahan yang lebih semulajadi/natural serta selamat, alhamdulillah syukur sangat-sangat..

















Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SKIN WHITENING VS BRIGHTENING

SKIN WHITENING VS BRIGHTENING

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT?

Skin lightening creams can contain products that are designed to either brighten or whiten the skin (or both). While all of these products can help to improve the overall complexion of your skin, I believe the difference lies in the combination of lightening ingredients used.
While some ingredients are designed to exfoliate and “brighten” or enhance the skin’s appearance, others act as bleaching agents that will actually “whiten” the skin by inhibiting the production of melanin (dark pigmentation) in the upper layers of the skin.
So, depending on the results you hope to achieve, it pays to check the ingredients first.

Skin Brightening Creams
Skin brightening products are generally designed to improve a dull skin complexion through exfoliation.  A dull complexion can be caused by sun damage, stress factors or environmental  factors, such as pollution. Although the skin naturally renews itself, over time this process of cell renewal can sometimes become “lazy” and the dead skin cells tend to build up, leaving the skin looking tired and less refined.
Exfoliation will not technically make your skin “whiter” but it will make your skin look more fresh, toned and smooth. Exfoliation gives your skin a more radiant, healthy glow so it will naturally appear to be “brighter”.  Removing older skin cells containing dark pigmentation from the skin’s surface minimises the appearance of dark spots and blemishes so these products can also make the skin appear lighter.
Brightening creams or serums usually contain exfoliants combined with anti-oxidants and natural extracts that will soothe and revitalize the skin. Ingredients might include:
  • Alpha hydroxy acids ( like lactic acid and glycolic acid)
  • Beta hydroxy salicylic acid
  • Vitamins A and E
  • Vitamin C – which is known to even the skin tone and can help to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration.
  • Papaya (papain) or bromelain
  • Rice bran




Some brightening creams also contain ingredients designed to lighten the skin. These ingredients work to inhibit the production of melanin and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, liver spots, acne scars, freckles or hyperpigmentation. Common natural ingredients are:
  • Alpha arbutin (from the Field Dock plant)
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice root extract)
  • Phyllanthus Emblica (indian gooseberry)




Skin Whitening Creams
Skin whiteners are more specifically designed to whiten or “bleach” the skin by inhibiting the action of the enzyme tyrosinase. This enzyme is primarily responsible for the production of the melanin pigment through the process of oxidation. The melanin is produced in the melanocyte cells in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis. While the production of melanin provides us with protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, an over- production or accumulation of melanin can lead to dark blemishes, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones.
Traditionally bleaching agents like HQ (hydroquinine) were added to these creams to whiten the skin.  Hydroquinine is effective in slowing the production of melanin but research now suggests that there may be serious side effects associated with the long term use of this synthetic lightener.
Fortunately science has found a number of natural skin whiteners , which have proven to be just as effective as  hydroquinine, so is better to find a good natural product containing ingredients like:
  • Kojic acid
  • Bearberry extract
  • Mulberry extract
  • or any of the lighteners mentioned above (emblica, liquorice and arbutin).
It is important to have a good sun routine when using whitening creams (ie. wear a hat and use high SPF sunscreen) as you skin can be more sun sensitive when using whitening products and you want to minimize the risk of further damage.
Eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water will also help you to have bright and glowing skin.
6 NATURAL ALPHA HYDROXY ACID 

Lemons + Grapefruit – Lemons and grapefruit are the strongest source of natural AHA’s in this list.  In fact, in several of my old recipe books, it suggests applying lemon juice to the skin to lighten discolorations (for example, as a natural melasma treatment) and uneven skin tone.  Be careful when applying lemon or grapefruit juice to your skin – and listen to what your body is telling you!  I’ve experimented with these myself, and definitely felt the tingle!  You can apply the juice directly, or after juicing a lemon or grapefruit to use in cooking, simply rub the pulpy peel on your face (avoiding the eye area!)  Citrus fruits in particular make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so please wear a sunscreen after using this treatment!

Papaya – Papaya is a delicious and effective exfoliating treat for the face.  Of course you can crush papaya and apply to your face like a mask, but again I like to eat the papaya, and then rub the inner peel (with a little of the flesh attached) on my face.
Pineapple – Pineapple is another great tropical exfoliating treat.  I find the peel a bit scratchy to apply directly, so I like to crush or blend fresh pineapple and apply the juice as a mask.
Tomato – It’s not just tropical fruits that contain AHA’s, you can use the inside of tomatoes as a natural anti-aging mask.  I like to use the seed pulp in the center (so you can eat the rest of the tomato in your salad!)
Plain Yogurt – Yogurt contains lactic acid which is a natural AHA.  I like to use organic, full-fat, plain yogurt for facial treatments.  Simply apply to your skin, or mix with one of the fruits above and then apply to make a fruit smoothie anti-aging mask (and throw some in a blender to drink while you’re at it!)

Dangers of Skin Whitening Products

Skin bleaching or skin whitening is not a new concept.
Back in the Elizabethan times women and men strived to achieve a pale white skin complexion. This was considered to be a sign of beauty and also of social standing. Those who could afford to applied Ceruse – a paste made from vinegar and white lead – to their face, neck and chest.
For woman it was also fashionable to have rouge cheeks and crimson lips.  They would use dyes from plant roots and animals on their cheeks but the lips were reddened further by with a pigment made from red mercury sulfide. Mercury was also used to wash the face, acting like a chemical peel to make the skin soft and fresh.
Of course, we now know the about effects of lead and mercury poisoning on the body, so it is no surprise that these practices caused serious skin damage that included skin blemishes and acne but also a thinning of the outer skin layer. In more severe cases the skin might even turn a blue grey colour.
Despite the risks, these dangerous ingredients were used in beauty treatments well into the 18th century and mercury can still be found in skin whitening creams and soaps today.
While a whiter skin complexion is still considered desirable in some cultures, more and more woman are seeking skin whitening treatments to treat skin problems associated with hyperpigmentation. Uneven skin tones and areas of hyperpigmentation can occur as a result of sun damage, skin irritation, hormonal imbalances or birth control pills.
Skin whitening or skin lightening creams can be used to treat a range of problems including dark spots, acne scarring, freckles and melasma but be care should be taken when choosing a product. Many skin lighteners still contain chemicals that pose serious health risks if used for prolonged periods.
How Do Skin Whiteners Work?
Skin whitening creams contain ingredients that act to slow the production of melanin in the skin’s outer layer.
Melanin is a brown pigment produced in the melanocytes in the skin. Melanin is the body’s natural protection against the harmful effects of UV rays, however, an over production of melanin (hyperpigmentation) can cause uneven skin tones and other skin disorders.
Skin bleaching agents act to reduce the action of the enzyme, tyrosinase, which controls the rate of melanin production in the skin.
Products that contain effective ingredients can help to treat the problems associated with hyperpigmentation, however, chemical-based skin whiteners can  can be potentially dangerous and carries the significant health risks with extended use.
What Skin Whitening Ingredients Should We Avoid?
Chemicals traditionally used in skin whitening products can include hydroquinine, mercury and steroids. While the use of these chemicals has been banned in some countries, ingredients like hydroquinine may still be prescribed by physicians.
The biggest danger of exposing the skin and body to these toxic chemicals is that, over time, they can produce adverse side effects and serious health concerns including skin discoloration, malfunctions of the nervous system and internal organs and an increased risk of cancer.
Hydroquinine  


Hydroquinone [C6H4(OH)2] is a toxic chemical that is used in black and white film processing, manufacturing rubber and is found in some hair dyes. Hydroquinine is used in skin lightening creams and lotions because it is an effective bleaching agent, slowing the production of the tyrosinaseenzyme and reducing the amount of melanin formed.
While we do not know the full extent of the health risks hydroquinone poses, it is considered to be cytotoxic (toxic to cells), mutagenic and carcinogenic (cancer causing). Hydroquinine is thought to increase the risk of complications such as thyroid disorders, liver disease and adrenal dysfunction. It has been banned for sale as a skin lightener in Europe, Japan, and Australia and many groups are calling for the FDA to ban this chemical in the US.
A ban was proposed by the FDA back in 2006 but currently skin-lightening products that contain 2 % hydroquinone can be sold over-the-counter  and products that contain up to 4 % hydroquinone can be obtained by prescription from a physician.
Common side effects reported from the use of hydroquinine creams include skin rashes, burning skin irritation, excessive redness and a dryness or cracking of the skin.
If used for extended periods of time, hydroquinone can sometimes induce a condition known as “ochronosis.” People with ochronosis can show a blue-black darkening in certain areas of the skin.
Like other pigment-reducing complexes, hydroquinone can make your skin more susceptible to the sun’s UV rays. This can lead to serious sunburn and an increased risk of certain types of skin cancer.
Mercury 

In August 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers advising them not to use skin creams, beauty soaps or lotions that might contain mercury due to the dangers of mercury poisoning.  The FDA first banned the use of mercury in skin-bleaching and lightening products back in 1990 but the regulatory office has since found that mercury was being used as an ingredient in some products that were manufactured abroad and sold illegally in the United States.
Mercury is a toxic chemical that is readily absorbed into the body but it is not easily removed. When mercury is used for skin whitening the initial side effects can include skin rashes, skin discoloration and scarring. Long term exposure to mercury can have more serious health consequences.
The World Health Organisation advises that using mercury on a long term basis can damage the kidneys and the nervous system. It can also cause depression or psychosis and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn children and very young children.
The FDA recommends that you read the label of any skin lightening creams you use. Products containing mercury will have the words “mercury,” “mercurous chloride”, “mercuric,” “mercurio,” or “calomel.”  If there is no label or list of ingredients do not use that product.
Steroids

Unfortunately, many skin-lightening creams contain illegal compounds which can include high-dose steroids. Although steroids can be useful in treating inflammation of the skin caused by diseases such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, they were never intended for skin lightening use.
When steroids are prescribed this take place under the supervision of a skin specialist and the usage is generally minimised to a few short weeks.
While topical corticosteroids can appear to lighten the skin very quickly, this is because they act as “vaso-constrictors”. This means the blood vessels in the area treated will become constricted (narrow) and the flow of blood will be slowed, giving the skin a whiter appearance.
Steroids can also slow the process of cell regeneration so less melanocytes are formed, leading to a decline in melanin production. The negative side of slowing the skin’s natural cell renewal is that the epidermis (outer skin layer) can becomes thinner and many people complain of the appearance of green veins in the skin.
Unmonitored use of high-dose steroids can lead to many problems. The thinning effect on the skin can increase the risk of physical damage to the skin. The skin can become more susceptible to chemical and environmental factors and there will be an increased risk of sun damage and additional pigmentation problems.
The high doses of steroids found in the illegal skin whitening creams can also interfere with the body’s hormone levels and, in extreme cases, can result in disorders such as Cushings syndrome which affects the adrenal gland.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BELAJAR BUAT PRODUK KOSMETIK SENDIRI


NAK BELAJAR BUAT PRODUK SENDIRI ?

LEBIH SELAMAT !

LEBIH BERKESAN !

KITA TAU APA BAHAN YANG KITA NAK MASUKKAN !

MENGGUNAKAN BAHAN-BAHAN HALAL &  SEMULAJADI

KAMI MENYEDIAKAN PRODUK-PRODUK UNTUK ANDA BELAJAR.

                                        


TAK PERLU BELI PRODUK-PRODUK DI PASARAYA ATAU KEDAI SELEPAS INI

1. SABUN MUKA
2.SABUN BADAN
3. SYAMPU
4. PENCUCI MUKA
5. TONER
6. PELEMBAB MUKA
7. SCRUB MUKA
8. MANDIAN SUSU
9. BODY SCRUB
10. MASK MUKA

ATAU  APA SAHAJA YANG ANDA FIKIRKAN UNTUK PRODUK ANDA

BOLEH JUGA UNTUK OEM DENGAN KAMI KERANA KAMI MENYEDIAKAN UNTUK PRODUK-PRODUK PILIHAN ANDA ..



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Glutathione .. Apakah fungsi kepada Kulit dan badan?

Assalamualaikum


Famous sangat Gluta ni...

Ramai yang bertanya fungsinya.. hebat sangatkah ?

Gluta ni mana penuhnya Glutathione.

Ni info yang saya dapat...

Glutathione (GSH) is an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi and some bacteria and archaea, preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides.[2] It is a tripeptide with a gamma peptide linkage between the carboxyl group of the glutamate side-chain and the amine group of cysteine (which is attached by normal peptide linkage to a glycine).
Thiol groups are reducing agents, existing at a concentration of approximately 5 mM in animal cells. Glutathione reduces disulfide bonds formed within cytoplasmic proteins to cysteines by serving as an electron donor. In the process, glutathione is converted to its oxidized form, glutathione disulfide (GSSG), also called L-(–)-glutathione.
Once oxidized, glutathione can be reduced back by glutathione reductase, using NADPH as an electron donor.[3] The ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione within cells is often used as a measure of cellular toxicity.[4]

Sebenarnya gluta ni adalah anti oksidan yang terkuat yang dijumpai setakat ini. Anti oksidan seperti yang kita tau memperbaiki sel-sel yang rosak akibat radikal bebas. DI dalam haiwan dan tumbuhan gluta ni memang semulajadi ada. Tapi apabila umur meningkat dan pendedahan tubuh kepada persekitaran yang tidak sihat seperti cara hidup/lifestyle atau cara pemakanan ,  sel-sel gluta ini semakin lemah dan pengeluarannya semakin berkurang.. Sama juga seperti kolagen.
Kalau nak baca detail boleh link ke sini 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutathione
Tapi kalau nak ringkaskan fungsinya macam ni lah..
Antara sebab-sebab lain gluta berkurang adalah sinaran ultraviolet, senaman berat, stress, alkohol , merokok, dan pencemaran alam.

1. There are various foods you can eat that contain Glutathione. For example, Rice, Fish, Banana, Chicken,   Spinach, Potato, Carrot, Orange , Tomato and Beef are foods that can replenish Glutathione. However the Glutathione from these foods may not be sufficient.

2. Besides their own antioxidant properties, Glutathione can support the function of important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.
       2. Glutathione can help support the body' s immune system by helping against occasional stress,                                exhaustion  and seasonal changes.
        3. One of Glutathione's most important roles is to help support the body's detoxification                                               processes.Glutathione is produced primarily in the liver and is distributed to other body parts through the              bloodstream.
         4. Our skin is exposed to ultraviolet light every day. Since Glutathione has powerful anti-oxidant properties,                 it can help our skin health and beauty.Many people use our Glutathione as a supplement for skin beauty               especially in Asia.
Kenapa kita Perlukan suplimen tambahan gluta??
Untuk mengganti sel-sel kulit dan badan yang rosak. Apabila umur meningkat sel-sel tak dapat keluarkan gluta dengan baik, jadi tubuh dan kulit perlukan gluta tambahan, begitu juga kolagen.
Kolagen perlu diambil bersama gluta. Vitamin C sebagai booster untuk mempercepatkan tindakbalas gluta.

Glutathione , kolagen & vitamin C .


Ketiga-tiga produk ini ada gred makanan  yang mana kita boleh makan dan guna sebagai tambahan di dalam produk kosmetik. Suka saya berkongsi di sini juga  dalam memilih produk ini pastikan ianya HALAL..  Itu yag terbaik. 

Saya juga menggunakan produk-produk ini di dalam sabun dan ream yang saya buat berdasarkan permintaan.







Friday, August 22, 2014

A beginner guide To DIY Skincare


Langkah Permulaan untuk memulakan  DIY ( Do It Yourself) Skincare

Many of you are out there considering making your own products but don’t know where to start.   Some of you might even be wondering why would you make your own beauty products??

Memulakan projek homemade skincare dulu-dulu saya tak la susah sangat. Tapi saya tak ada kawan-kawan yang boleh membantu. Walau pun minat yang mendalam tapi agak sukar untuk berkongsi pendapat. Ramai yang suka merujuk apa yang saya pakai selama ini. Sebenarnya saya lebih banyak menggunakan produk yang saya buat sendiri menggunakan bahan-bahan semulajadi sekeliling kita, contohnya mask/pupur... Saya biasa gunakan tepung jagung sebgai base/ asas. Kemudian saya tambah dengan carrot, tomato, kentang, orange dan banyak lagi. 
Saya rasa puas hati dengan hasil kulit saya selepas menggunakan bahan-bahan ini. Syukur Alhamdulillah saya dapati sekarang dah ramai yang berminat dengan produk=produk homemade macam ni..

DI sini saya ingin berkongsi beberapa bahan mentah yang biasa digunakan dan kita boleh buat sendiri. Boleh baca sendiri ye.. Sory tak dapat nak translate banyak sangat . Kalau tak faham tengok kamus , sambil-sambil tu boleh juga improved Bahasa Inggeris korang semua..

Silakan semua 

Basic Ingredients to Invest In:

Sweet Almond Oil-One of the absolute best carrier oils for anti aging.  It is full of Vitamin E, which helps with nourishing and tightening.  It is an affordable oil and has little to no smell.  You can add this oil to any product that calls for a carrier oil-it is wonderful for just about every skin type!
Coconut Oil-Perfect for healing and calming.  Anti fungal and antibacterial, it can help sooth and clear acne prone skin types and nourish dry skin.  I love adding a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil because it makes everything so much creamier!
Beeswax Pastiles-Beeswax is used when you need to thicken up oils.  It will not blend water and oil together.  I have tried several times.  Beeswax is very beneficial for the skin and acts as a protective barrier allowing essential oils, butters and carrier oils to penetrate the skin.  Always buy pastiles so you can measure with ease.  I suggest staying away from white pastiles because they most likely have been bleached.  Yellow is way more antural!
Emulsifying Wax-I don’t love using emulsifying wax because I feel it serves no beneficial purpose for the skin, but it is 100% necessary if you are making a lotion.  It simply binds water and oil and allows them to thicken.  The more you use, the thicker your cream.  Be sure to purchase yours from Mountain Rose Herb-theirs vegetable based and comes from naturally occurring fats and esters.
Vitamin E Oil-I add this antioxidant oil for it’s anti aging qualities, but I also like it because it will help preserve your products.
Rosehip Seed Oil-This is one of the most popular carrier oils that reduces the signs of aging.  While it is a little more expensive, it is a great addition to your skin care ingredients.  It makes creams incredibly silky while reducing sun spots and wrinkles!  I even mix it with my powdered mineral make up for flawless coverage!
Citric Acid-Citric Acid actually lowers the pH of your product, making it more acidic.  Bacteria does not grow as easily or rapidly in an acidic enviorment.  Technically, citric acid is not a preservative but it does help prolong your shelf life.  The citric acid I use comes from Mountain Rose Herb-a company I trust to keep it real!  Citric acid will typically be used in cleansers.
NeoDefend-NeoDefend is my preservative of choice.  A preservative is very important in recipes that contain water because water is notorious for forming mold and bacteria.  While pursuing beautiful skin, mold and bacteria are not a good thing!  NeoDefend is very gentle for the skin, unlike typical preservatives.  It is non-GMO and certified organic.  Each recipe only takes a tiny bit, a little bit goes a long way.
Distilled Water-Always use distilled water in your lotion recipes.  Because all the minerals are removed, it will help your cream from going bad so quickly.

Equipment

Double Boilers-Translated a medium sized pot filled halfway with water and a glass pyrex bowl (like THIS) placed inside.  This keeps your ingredients from getting too hot.  When working with carrier oils you want to keep the heat at a minimum because heat will take away the benefits of your oils.   If you are making lotions, you will need 2 double boilers.
Hand Held Blender-This is an absolute must when making lotions.  They are so much better than blenders.  Blenders tend to be a MESS to clean up and often create way too many air bubbles.
Measuring Cups and Spoons-any will do but you need a well labeled set.
pH strips-Knowing the pH of your water-based products is important-The higher the pH, the more bacteria.  Plus, you want your products to be pH balanced as to not cause an in balance in your skin!
Thermometers-I use thermometers to monitor my water and oil mixtures when making a cream.  When it is time to mix your mixtures together, you want to make sure the temps of both mixtures are similar to each other or they won’t properly mix.  For added convenience and precision I have two thermometers, one for each mixture.  It makes it so much easier and at $10 a pop, it’s not too costly.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be what really boosts the results of your products.  Essential oils can be daunting because there are so many of them and there are lots of opinions out there!  Go HERE for my post on essential oils.  I have 5 essential oils I recommend when using e.o’s in skin care.
  • Lavender Essential Oil-I add Lavender to everything-not only does it smell incredible, it has anti inflammatory properties and is very calming,healing and nourishing.  It is a universal oil, meaning every skin type can use it and benefit.  It’s antibacterial and anti fungal qualities help to keep your products free from the yuckies!
  • Geranium Essential Oil-Probably my favorite essential oil for skin, it helps even skin tone and increases circulation.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil-works perfect in anti aging recipes.  It firms, evens and nourishes.  Plus, it’s so gentle.  Perfect for every skin type.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil-talk about a skin wake up call!!  It helps brighten dull skin.
  • Melaleuca (tea tree) Essential Oil-amazing for oilier skin types, it kills bacteria as well as prescription drugs but minus the side effects.  I use it in my Skin Clearing Serum and as a spot treatment!
Not only do essential oils work hard to make your skin beautiful, most of them are also antibacterial and anti fungal.  This is amazing prolonging the shelf life of your creation because the oils can help keep your product free from bacterial and fungus.


Preservatives….

Many DIYers insist that using a preservative is a must anytime you are creating anything that contains water.  Water grows bacteria and fungus period.  Mix it with other stuff or let a cup of water set out for a prolonged amount of time and you’ll have bacteria growth.  The problem with using a preservative is that it is HARD to find one that isn’t hazardous to your health.   In fact, probably the most well know toxic ingredient that many skin care products use are parabens.  Parabens are preservatives!
There are a few natural alternatives that will help prolong your shelf life, but technically, they are not preservatives.
  • Grapesfruit Seed Extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Essential Oils
  • Citric Acid
I pay a lot of attention to ingredient labels.  I am obsessed with the skin care line, Eminence.  I trust that what they are using is above board and safe.  They use a combo. of preservatives, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate.  These preservatives are pretty gentle and only work when the pH of the products is around 3-6.  I did not choose these preservatives for my products only because I wanted something very easy to work with.  Having to add 2 different preservatives to my creams to get full protection and then having to figure out the correct percentage was to iffy!
Remember-Products that don’t contain water don’t need a preservative.  Salves and balms are the way to go if you’d like to avoid using a preservative and not have to worry about bacteria and fungus!

A few Points….

  • Always wash your hands before starting a recipe-DIY skin care is just like food-you don’t want to contaminate it.
  • Never turn your stove above medium heat-Always use the minimum amount of heat to keep your oils potent.
  • Salves and serums are much easier to make then lotions.  The only point in making lotions is because the water acts as a “vehicle” for the oils to penetrate the skin quickly.
  • I buy most of my bottles and jars HERE.  Always shoot for glass containers.  They are nicer and healthier.  Essential oils really don’t like plastic!
  • Always try to add your essential oils in at the very end.  Heat renders them ineffective.  Sometimes with salves/balms I will let them cool completely, add essential oils, then mix the salve/balm with a spoon.  It gives your salves/balms a creamy consistency.
  • Remember-if you can cook, you can make skin care.  Let me revise that-because I’m not a great cook-if you can follow a recipe, you can make skin care.
When you are questioning the quality of DIY skin care, remember that most skin care companies are money making machines.  They use fillers like water and mineral oil to make their products more profitable for themselves.  Fragrances and parabens are detrimental to your health when you are using a plethora of products daily.  Using organic carrier oils and high quality essential oils gives you amazingly healthy and effective products better than most “gimmicks” you can get at the cosmetic counter.
Making your own skin care is one way you can take charge of your own body.  Don’t rely on doctors to tell you what you should be doing-The reality is, this is your body-no one else’s.  Our bodies were made to thrive on pure, natural food and a clean non-toxic environment.  We live in a time where cancer rates are higher then they have ever been-when will we stop and ask why?  I urge women to stop putting money in the skin care industry’s pockets, they do not have your best interest in mind.  You are in charge of your own body, inside and out.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Panduan untuk Membuat produk Kosmetik sendiri

Assalamualaikum wbt..






Student di Akademi Kecantikan Azalea

Kepada semua sahabat-sabahat yang berminat ingin membuat produk sendiri terutamanya produk kosmetik, saya terpanggil untuk berkongsi panduan ini.


Kalau nak buat produk sendiri ni banyak kena ambil peduli sama.

1. Create sendiri produk, Study market produk di pasaran , permintaan yang mana tinggi. Cuba-cuba la kreatif sikit.

2. Jangan cuba tiru produk orang. Sebagai panduan tak pe tapi jangan tiru sebiji. Kesian orang tu nak naikkan produk dia punya la susah, senang-senang je kita pi tiru.Itu mengganggu market orang.

3. Kena rajin study, banyakkan membaca. Terdapat banyak bahan-bahan di sekeliling kita boleh guna. Kalau tak pandai pergi kursus pembuatan produk ke , marketing ke atau apa je  untuk tambah ilmu

4. Bila dah ada produk sendiri kena berbangga dengan produk tersebut. Cuba naikkan produk tersebut. Sebab tu lah kena jaga kualiti produk anda.

5 Dalam pembuatan produk banyak perkara perlu dipertimbangkan seperti pemilihan bahan mentah, keseuaian untuk jenis kulit, pemilihan brand dan logo ,  persaingan di pasaran dan pengiraan kos ( costing)

Inilah yang kami tekankan di Akademi Kecantikan Azalia iaitu bagaimana nak mula perniagaan kosmetik.
Semua benda di ambil kira..


                                                  

Petikan daripada Fbook Dr. Azizan Osman 

Nak tiru pun tak reti?
Apa nak risau jika orang ikut kita atau model kita, itu menunjukkan yang kita adalah Leader (Tak perlu menang undi). Tapi, bagi yang suka meniru, rajin-rajinlah guna otak supaya tidak lembam dan jangan malas dengan meniru bulat-bulat. Jika anda tiru bulat-bulat satu syarikat cth RestoranChucuk2, tiru nama, tiru menu, tiru konsep warna dan brand, anda sebenarnya boleh disaman, jangan tiru branding/ warna atau motto/ iklan/ cetak rompak, tetapi bagus ikut MODEL konsep atau sistem dan bukan hanya dari satu syarikat tapi lebih dari 10 syarikat. Jika anda model lebih 10 syarikat dan buat research best practise mereka, anda adalah Peniru Yang Bijak.
Peniru yang bagus adalah peniru yang tidak copy bulat-bulat tetapi tukar konsep dan perbaikinya lebih bagus! Dunia ini penuh dengan copycat, di sekolah meniru adalah salah tetapi di dalam dunia sebenar atau bisnes, meniru best practice adalah satu praktis yang telah digunakan sejak zaman berzaman.
Contoh, dulu-dulu tahun 70-an, orang guna banyak produk dari Europe seperti TV, kereta oriental seperti Fiat, Alfa Romeo dan lain-lain, kemudian Amerika tiru dan cuba buat lebih baik dengan Ford dan General Motor serta TV USA, kemudian Jepun menghantar ramai pelajar ke Amerika dan tiru serta buat lebih baik lagi penambahbaikan dan jual lebih murah, mula-mula orang tidak mahu produk/ kereta Jepun keratna dikatakan tidak berkualiti, tapi kemudian kereta Jepun jadi pilihan ramai dan wujud brand seperti Toyota, Honda, Nissan dan kualiti brand mereka meningkat.
Dan hari ini, Korea pula menjadi upcoming kuasa ekonomi dengan produk mereka, tapi percayalah China sedang menyusul dengan produk yang berkualiti dan lebih murah..... Well, point saya ialah, Kita mesti sentiasa buat lebih baik lagi dari sebelumnya, kalau kita "stagnant", kita akan ketinggalan. Orang yang berjaya adalah orang yang cepat belajar dan sentiasa belajar memperbaiki apa yang mereka lakukan! Jangan tiru bulat-bulat tetapi model dan perbaiki luar dalam lebih baik dan jangan rasa selesa lah sangat!

 - AzizanOsman.com-


Saturday, August 9, 2014

12 Best Natural Ways to Improve Stretch Marks

12 Best Natural Ways to Improve Stretch Marks



We all know how stretch marks look like, but what actually are they? stretch marks are formed when the skin is stretched too quickly to deal with its expansion, such in the case of rapid obesity, pregnancy or breast growth. The collagen fibers that are responsible for skin elasticity are torn and create a white or pink mark which looks like a scar .With a little help from nature, you can improve these non-aesthetic marks. Find below 12 simple and natural ways to improve stretch marks:
1. Moisturizing
The most important thing in treating stretch marks is keeping the skin moist. Ensuring drinking plenty of water, frequent use of moisturizers and avoiding caffeine and sugary drinks will help your body stay hydrated with liquids.






2. Olive oil / Vitamin E oil / Coconut oil
Olive Oil 
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which neutralizes free radicals in our skin, keeping it supple and accelerates healing scars. In addition, olive oil softens the skin and helps to reduce the stretch marks. Read here more about the amazing health benefits of olive oil. You can also replace the olive oil in coconut oil or vitamin E oil that that you can purchase in health food stores.




3. Egg white
Egg white 
The egg white does wonders for your skin. Make sure to apply the egg white only. You can do this twice a day to speed up the healing process.




4. Potatoes
Potatoes 
True, they are delicious, but they have another use besides eating. Potato juice is rich in vitamins and minerals that help rebuild skin cells. Try rubbing half a potato on the stretch marks, make sure that the skin has absorbed enough fluids, and let it dry. Then wash with warm water and soap.



5. Sugar scrub
Make a sugar Scrub to treat stretch marks by mixing together ½ cup sugar with the juice of one lemon and a teaspoon of vegetable oil (almond oil is recommended). Use the scrub to exfoliate while in the shower, and leave on the skin for 10 minutes.


6. Lemon juice
         
lemon + sugar scrub 
Lemon juice is renowned for its ability to lighten the skin. Well, the same principle also works on stretch marks – applying lemon juice on the stretch marks will help to lighten them. Let the juice get dried before you wash your body and use continuously for best results. Find more things to do with lemon in my article how to use lemon as a medicine.




7. Cocoa Butter / Shea butter
Cocoa butter or shea butter can help the skin to renew its cells and give it a smooth feeling if you use them several times a day. In fact, regular use of cocoa butter may also prevent the formation of new stretch marks.
Cocoa butter 
8. Castor oil
Castor oil, which is used to treat a variety of skin problems, from wrinkles to dark spots and acne, is also used for treating stretch marks on the body. Try massaging the area with castor oil for 15 minutes, or rub castor oil on the area and wrap a warm cloth for half an hour.
9. Glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is a natural exfoliant and is found naturally in sugar cane and grapes. It is commonly used in skin care treatments as it can increase collagen production and make your skin more elastic overall. You can buy a lower concentration of glycolic acid over-the-counter (higher concentrations require dermatologist prescription). It is considered safe to put on your skin during pregnancy, but you need to take extra care to keep treated area out of the sun.
10. Vitamin A cream
Vitamin A cream (such as retin-A or renova) can improve dramatically new stretch marks as it boosts collagen production. It is less effective on old stretch marks. It should be noted that vitamin A cream should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding as it can cause birth defects. You will also need to take extra care to keep the treated area out of the sun. Vitamin A cream requires prescription by your doctor or dermatologist.
11. Essential oils
You can mix a few drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, etc) and apply to the stretch marks. There are some essential oils that are commonly used for stretch marks, such as: lavender, frankincense, geranium, rose, myrrh and helichrysum. If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.
12. Aloe vera
Aloe vera 
Aloe vera is one of the best medicinal plant for your skin. Beyond the treating burns, it can do real magic of your stretch marks. Using aloe vera is simple – apply aloe vera gel or fresh aloe vera on the stretch marks and let the skin absorb it. You can also mix the aloe vera with vitamin E oil and rub the mixture. You can also read my article about the best uses of aloe vera for great and healthy skin.Aloe vera is a common medicinal herb and is useful for other ailments, not just for the skin.



Fresh Milk 

Yogurt