Five Health Benefits of Vitamin C Five Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Five Health Benefits of Vitamin C

By David Jack

Vitamin C offers a multitude of benefits.  Fortunately, deficiency is rare because Vitamin C appears naturally in so many food sources.  Foods high in Vitamin C include; oranges, red/green peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussel sprouts and potatoes.
Here are just five health benefits of Vitamin C;

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Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep? Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

By Laura Sarao

Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

The short answer is - YES! But with so much for us all to juggle these days, it’s no wonder that in the UK the average adult sleeps at least an hour less than recommended. We sit down with Integrative Beauty Founder,  Dr David Jack to get to the bottom of the importance of good sleep for overall skin health and wellbeing - and give you a few tips to make sure you’re getting that much-needed 8 hours. 

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What are botanicals and why do I need them? What are botanicals and why do I need them?

What are botanicals and why do I need them?

By Conor O,Neil

Cleopatra used black cumin seed oil as a beauty treatment. And for hundreds of years, calendula has been used as a poultice for skin-healing. So botanicals are nothing new.

Whether its to address pigmentation changes or the signs of ageing, botanical-powered skincare products help keep complexions looking their best.

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The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad

The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad

By Donna White

Fats are an important part of a healthy diet. They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and prove a great energising fuel for our bodies. But it's easy to get confused about good fats vs bad fats.

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Why use supplements for your skin? Why use supplements for your skin?

Why use supplements for your skin?

By Conor O,Neil

Even the most nutritious diet will not provide the body with everything it needs – which is why supplements top us up with vitamins and minerals. And this is true for the health of the skin, as well as the rest of the body.

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Souping: The new lifestyle trend Souping: The new lifestyle trend

Souping: The new lifestyle trend

By David Jack

Similar to juicing, souping can be used to increase your daily intake of nutrients, and even to lose weight, by replacing meals with between 4 -6 liquid meals per day.

You can either do a full-on soup cleanse or simply replace one meal a day.

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Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated? Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated?

Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated?

By Conor O,Neil

Rosacea is a common rash, usually found on the central part of the face. A tendency to flush easily is followed by persistent redness, and crops of small inflamed red bumps and pus spots. No treatment  is guaranteed to stop rosacea. But it is possible to control symptoms and clear spots.

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What does smoking do to the skin? What does smoking do to the skin?

What does smoking do to the skin?

By Donna White

It's easier to ignore the health risks from smoking when you can’t see any harsh results.

But when it comes to the skin, the damage is written all over your face. Here are some of the harmful effects.

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Reasons to meditate - and how to get started Reasons to meditate - and how to get started

Reasons to meditate - and how to get started

By Conor O,Neil

Meditation is beneficial for better sleep, clearer skin, greater confidence, faster healing and reduced stress.

But here are a few other good things which come from this ancient form of relaxation - and a guide on how to get started.

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Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule

Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule

By Conor O,Neil

One molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water. Which makes it an excellent moisturiser.

And a very important ingredient in skincare products.

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Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it? Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it?

Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it?

By Conor O,Neil

Sleep is vital to our wellbeing, yet few of us actually make those hours of rest a priority.

Like good diet and exercise, the hours you spend in slumber is a critical component to overall health. 

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What are parabens - and why are they bad? What are parabens - and why are they bad?

What are parabens - and why are they bad?

By Donna White

For almost two decades there have been questions over whether parabens are harmful to health.

At Integrative Beauty, all of our products are 100% free from parabens.

But what are they, and why should we avoid them?

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