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The skin is said to be the largest organ and if you believe everything you read it needs a massively huge array of ingredients and ailments to keep it healthy. What most people don't know, or forget that the skin is, in fact, a complicated system. It protects, rejuvenates, creates, sheds, lets things in, lets things out, sags, stretches, it is supple, soft, sometimes angry, sometimes calm. Because it is a complicated and wonderful ecosystem, when it is supported with the right environment and tools it can hold its own. ...


What is oxidative damage in terms of skincare, and why is its prevention important? Oxidation is simply summarised as the process of oxygen combustion, which is naturally occurring. It helps our cells to build proteins and to produce energy. It produces byproducts called free radicals, which also play a vital role in the health of our bodies. Free radicals are important for killing off bad bacteria and for building bridges between collagen...


Tallows' natural fatty acid profile matches your skin’s lipid profile more closely than any other skincare options on the modern market . In fact, sebum actually means tallow in Latin. Both tallow and our skin’s cell membranes have a 50 to 55% saturated fat content. This means that it is easily accepted by your skin, that it complements the natural composition of your skin’s sebum, and that it provides nourishment and moisture without any sticky or oily residue getting left behind. &nb...


Commercial skincare is harming alot more than your skin Mainstream skincare includes a whole host of unnecessary, harsh, and even harmful ingredients in its products. Sudsy soaps and commercial cleansers may feel as if they are doing a good job at removing the pollutants and impurities that everyday life exposes you to but they remove much more than that. Mass produced, commercial products are too strong, and strip away natural, necessary oils and nut...


It can be hard work to maintain healthy diet in our modern day society. Drive-throughs and genetically modified “fast foods” are everywhere. Figuring out how to effectively cut out foods laden with chemicals, preservatives, artificial nitrates, unnatural colors, flavors, and hormones can be overwhelming. To find nutrient dense, natural, toxin free options to replace them with can seem time consuming. The benefits of not eating bad food manifest themselves from the inside out. This bein...


Author: Paleo Skincare  

A Brief Guide There is so much on the internet about eating the Paleo diet, far more information than we can even begin to provide here. Here is a quick go to list of do’s and don’ts when looking at what you are putting in your mouth. As we know what we put in our mouths directly effects our physique, skin, clarity, focus and sleep (and so much more!!) DO Eat: ...


Why Does Clean Eating Seem Too Hard? It is understandable and natural to think eating clean and specifically Paleo is all too hard. Especially when all of the foods on the no-no list taste so good. However, you will find delicious wholesome foods that taste amazing that you CAN eat; you just need some exposure to them. It is your tastebuds that need retraining from sugary processed flavours to real food and how yummy it really is. There are so many delicious Paleo foods and recipes that will blow ...


Author: Paleo Skincare  

How do I know what foods are considered “Paleo”? The Paleo diet is so very popular due to its high success in providing health and vitality so it is easy to google a comprehensive list of which foods are generally considered acceptable and which foods are entirely advised against by Paleo purists. However, for convenience’s sake, here is a short rundown on how to compose a perfectly Paleo meal. First, ...


Author: Paleo Skincare  

What is this Paleo diet, anyway? If you pay much attention to dieting trends or the latest healthy eating hype, you’ve probably heard of the Paleo diet, and it isn’t really a diet. As you read on you will come to understand it is much more about lifestyle and it seems to be the next big thing, and tons of athletes, celebrities, dieticians, personal trainers, and nutritionists are jumping on board. If you’ve brushed it off as just a fad, you might want to go back and learn more. The...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

Why you must have a scrub in your skincare kit Cleansers, toners and moisturisers… ask most people what they choose to include in their regular skincare routine and these 3 essentials will come up again and again. How many people consider a scrub an important part of their skincare kit? It isn’t many, and you are about to find out why it needs to be. No matter how expensive, effective or enriching they are, applying creams and lotions to your skin without regular exfoliation is a waste of your money and time. Regular exfoliation clears away an invisible barrier of dead skin cells that would otherwise ...

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Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

Coconut could be bad for eczema If you suffer from red, itchy, swollen, and skin conditions such as eczema, then you’ve likely received all types of advice on how to handle it: some, from knowledgeable, trustworthy sources, and some from well -meaning, albeit misled, individuals. I see plenty of advise on social media about Coconut Oil being great for healing eczema, however there is an aspect of Coconut Oil that often goes unexplained. It’s true that bringing coconut oil out of the kitchen and into the bathroom has brought some big benefits to many individuals. There are over 101 alleged uses f...


What is Eczema? You’ve probably heard of eczema before. After all, it’s one of the most common and aggravating skin conditions in the world. Did you know, though, that the word ‘eczema’ is actually a bit of a blanket term for several individual skin conditions? When having eczema checked out by the doctor, you may hear some of these medical terms: Atopic dermatitis Nummular dermatitis Allergic contact dermatitis Dyshidrotic dermatitis&nb...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

Why exfoliation is essential for your skin? Did you know that your skin is constantly regenerating itself? In fact, even as you’re reading this, the cells in the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis) are reproducing themselves and pushing new, fresh skin cells outwards as the ones towards the surface die and flake away. This constant regeneration process is so effective that you actually have new skin every 27 days! You may b...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

What is Monolaurin? We do our best here at Paleo Skincare to keep our ingredients simple and our products pure. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with skincare solutions that are safe enough to eat. In terms of safety and efficacy, the monolaurin that we include in all of our treatment creams and moisturizers is no different than the star ingredient of many of our products, grass-fed beef tallow. The word may sound a bit foreign at first, but chances are that you have already made friends with monolaurin in your early life, and you didn’t even know it. It is a naturally occurri...


Is Sodium Borate Safe? Absolutely. Sodium Borate is the same as Borax, but not to be confused with Boric Acid (many documents refer to these interchangeably, but they are definitely not the same ingredient). However, as you may have some concerns here, we’d like to explain what this is and why we’ve chosen to use it in our products. A lot of the anti-borax literature concentrates on the emotive statement that this ingredient is found in cockroach killers. Although this is true, concentration and ingredient combinations are relevant. Inge...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

Is there such as thing as Chemical Free Skincare? It sure sounds great in theory, but is chemical free skincare something that is truly attainable, or is it just a ruse for mainstream skincare companies to make millions off of unsuspecting consumers? “Chemical free” skincare is a pretty hot trend right now, but what does the term really mean? Well, according to the Oxford dictionary the word ‘chemical’ means “a compound or substance that has been purified or prepared, especially artificially”. Keep in mind that ‘...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

Why Grass Fed? If you have tried any of Paleo Skincare’s numerous, natural products, then you already know that beef tallow is the most spectacular skincare option on the market right now. Because it is teeming with fat soluble vitamins A, E, and K and the natural moisturizer and anti-inflammatory conjugated linoleic acid, as well as a whole host of other skin benefiting components, cleansers made from tallow do so much more than just remove dirt and impurities from your skin. They respect the fact that your skin is your body’s largest organ, and that it deserves the exact same attention to proper sustenance and nourishment that the or...


Why is Tallow our Signature Ingredient? Tallow is far more compatible with your skin than vegetable oils because its lipid profile more closely matches the natural lipid profile of healthy human sebum (the natural oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of your skin). Tallow includes predominantly stearic acid as well as trace amounts of cholesterol whereas vegetable oils found in most other skin care preparations are predominantly Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. These ingredients are significantly less stable to oxidation and not naturally found in skin sebum. For more informat...


Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

So why would you love our company? It will have something to do with the fact that we love what we do and we love spoiling you. We are super passionate about your skin's health and we have sourced the very best that your skin needs - and wants. Mainstream skincare includes a whole host of unnecessary, harsh, and even harmful ingredients in its products. Sudsy soaps and commercial cleansers may feel as if they are doing a good job at removing the pollutants and impurities that everyday life exposes you to from your skin. However, they actually remov...

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Author: Anna Wilen Clark  

A Letter From A Happy Mum "These photos were taken when Tommy was nearly 5 months old - his eye lids were sore and cracked from eczema and his whole body was covered in a sore red raw eczema rash. It was awful. His fold in his elbows, behind his knees and underarms would split and bleed. He lived in cotton wraps. We desperately wanted an alternative to the steroid creams and washes he had been prescribed. Nothing seemed to be able to keep it settled for more than two days. Just so dry, itchy and cracked in almost every sk...