The yearly pilgrimage to Darling Harbour for the Sydney International Beauty Expo took place on Saturday and I have only three points to make, well maybe four if you include how awesome the Momos were at the Nepalese food fair taking place just across the way in Tumbalong Park.
So here are my three points.
Soto Skincare is my pick for the NEXT BIG organic skincare brand – unexpected combination of ingredients and fabulous packaging!
Real Safe Flameless Candles are one of the coolest new products of 2010 hands down. They’re a real scented candle, made from normal candle wax, that has a glowing LED light inside at the base that gives an authentic candle glow and flicker. Check the out here The other great thing about them is that they actually last about 5 years!
If I hear “this product contains <insert bogus sounding pseudo medical ingredient here> and will prolong the life of your regular Botox treatment” again – seriously, are we at the point where we just assume everyone is getting Botoxed? Please tell me it isn’t true?
Alright, I’ll admit it. Many years ago when I first heard about hemp being used to make clothes and skincare products I thought to myself, “isn’t there way more money in growing it to be smoked?” Didn’t even occur to me that it would be a completely different species of cannabis, didn’t even know there were other species?
Thanks to the dearly departed founder of The Body Shop, Anita Roddick I now know better. There’s absolutely no point in chopping up a hemp rope and trying to smoke it, the level of THC in Industrial Hemp or as it’s known to those adept with a trowel, Cannabis Sativa, wouldn’t be enough to give you even the mildest buzz.
So, what’s the benefits for our planet and people in cultivating hemp for it’s fibre and oil? Continue reading →