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How to Choose the Right Sesame Oil for Your Skin, and why not all Sesame Oils are Created Equally.

When I first heard about using sesame oil for oil cleansing, I couldn't fathom it. Sesame oil was for making stir-frys, right? The pungent scent, the toasted taste, the smell that just overtook all others when you'd go to the local Noodle Box. It didn't make any sense. But sesame oil -the right sesame oil- is amazing for your skin, and in particular, oil cleansing. Not all sesame oils are created equally You don't want to be buying the Fry's Sesame Oil at your local supermarket, so please, put down the car keys and step away from your handbag. As with all oils, and especially commercially produced oils, sesame seeds have to go through some processes before they can be...

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Why the Beauty industry have you wrapped around their finger!

When I worked in the beauty industry, I trained in over 2 dozen different ranges. One of the salons I worked in stocked 10 ranges alone! Everything from the crème de la crème of French skin care (creams and serums worth almost $400), to high-end botanical products (filled with artificial fragrances I might add) and then to acid-based ingredients that were so strong that we had to wear gloves to apply them.The majority of women coming in had major concerns with their skin- it was too dry, too sensitive, too oily, too active - and were willing to pay a LOT of money for a quick fix and a magic potion to correct it.Little did they know that:-The products they were...

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Dusk by Adele Skincare has arrived - organic, vegan, cruelty and palm oil free!

Over the many years that I've been in the Health and Beauty industry, and then moved on into owning my own businesses, this branch of my brand was something that I'd always dreamt about the most.The seed was planted long ago. The sun and water lovingly supported it's growth and tiny roots began to form. Slowly, pushing it's way to the surface, unfurling and calling out "World, I'm ready". So now, it's time.  My goal is luxe minimalism. I've produced high-quality, organic, fair trade and cruelty free products that are PURE, and are not mixed with a myriad of fillers designed to cut the back-end cost and make profits soar. I've created things that I personally use. As you know, I cannot,...

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What's in standard red lipstick? (Trust me, it's not pretty!)

A few years back, there was a whole lot of internet chit-chatter about how much lipstick a woman eats in her lifetime (one source claims its 7 pounds!). Now while those claims remain unfounded, there's no denying that what we put on our bodies is akin to what we put in our bodies- and you want to be making sure it's as close to nature as possible. So what's in a standard red lipstick (and what makes Dusk by Adele so different)? Beeswax Used to harden products, it's not necessarily an ingredient that causes harm to our bodies- but is causing environmental issues (watch The Vanishing of the Bees)and brings up ethical issues of the use of animal products. Lanolin...

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