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Planet friendly initiatives!

It makes me so happy to see companies being inventive and taking planet friendly initiatives 🌎🌱
This is on a sign in the bathroom Mar shopping mall in Algarve, Portugal 🇵🇹 - “Did you know that the water that we use for the toilets comes from the rain? We have a 30.000 liters tank that allows us to store water when it rains and reuse it for that purpose… Good idea, right?”
Yes! Great idea @marshoppingmatosinhos 👏
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Algae the future of planet friendly sunscreen

Is algae the future of natural planet friendly sunscreen? Many of us worry that our sunscreen may be polluting the ocean and environment while we want to protect our skin. Algae could offer a natural alternative. That is why we have included Algica, an algae that is a proven spf booster and potential future sunscreen. Our natural organic Make my day cream is packed with algica, the superstar ingredient that also protects your skin from pollution. Make your day with Make my day 💛💛💛
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Anti inflammatory skincare

Anti-inflammatory skincare is a type of skincare that helps to reduce inflammation in the skin. It is designed to help soothe skin, reduce redness, and calm irritation. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Anti-inflammatory skincare products are formulated with ingredients like aloe vera, green tea extract, and chamomile that help reduce inflammation. They can also provide hydration and nourishment to the skin while calming it down.

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A dose of nature

A dose of nature. One new study from Finland 🇫🇮 by the institute for health and welfare, has revealed a correlation between exposure to nature and a reduced use of prescription drugs, including antidepressants. The study found that the benefits of nature 🌲 was particularly strong with those on the lowest income
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Why you should be washing Your Hair With Beer

Why You Should Be Washing Your Hair With Beer

by Kayleigh Donahue HodesMay 15, 2016 


If your first reaction to that headline was, "Ew, gross," you're not alone—it’s pretty much exactly how we felt when we kept hearing about people soaking their strands with a bottle of beer. But then Ida Friedman Kasdan, founder of the all-natural Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company, filled us in on why you should be pouring a flat brew on your head—instead of down the drain.

“The natural barley and hops in beer are rich in proteins and B vitamins that help nourish healthy hair and repair damaged strands, not to mention it can help boost your natural hair volume," she says. “Plus, the natural sugars help tighten the cuticle of the hair shaft to enhance natural shine, luster, and manageability.”

That all sounds great, but we’re still faced with the actual experience of pouring a beer on our heads—something you should really only witness at a frat party (and even then, only by accident). But for the sake of investigative journalism (and, we admit, curiosity) we took Kasdan’s advice and used a flat beer that had been sitting at room temperature as a post-shampoo rinse. The result: Soft-feeling hair...but with a, err, distinctive smell. If you're not the biggest fan of a brew's stench—or you're used to the fragrant aftereffect you usually get from regular conditioner—you might step out of the shower feeling disappointed.

Nonetheless, Kasdan recommends adding the treatment to your routine once every two weeks if you have dry hair, or once a week if your hair is oily (because the hops can also be drying, she says). Or if you just can't get on board with dumping a Guinness on your head, try BRÖÖ or Duffy’s Brew, both of which get you the same natural benefits while infusing notes of citrus, vanilla, and cinnamon to offset the pungency for a more pleasant experience.

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