What is the one thing you’d take with you if you were stranded on an island? For me, it would be a gallon (or more!) of organic, virgin coconut oil.

In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is called ‘kalpa vriksha’ meaning ‘the tree that supplies all that is needed to survive’.

Ancient wisdom has been passed down generations, and modern science is finally waking up to the plethora of health-inducing benefits this humble multi-purpose oil provides.

health and beauty benefits of coconut oil

As beauty buffs, we spend a fortune on facial products. We also splurge on an ever-growing market for body-care, but tend to neglect the delicate area connecting the two; the neck and décolletage.

For those of you not familiar with the term décolletage, this refers to the area of skin exposed above a low-cut neckline. It comprises of the neck, shoulders, back and upper chest.

beauty tips for the neck and decolletage

I’ve become a little obsessed with the Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Frankincense skincare range. I love frankincense, the scent takes me back to Christmas and skincare specialists have been raving about the miracles it is capable of on dry, maturing skin.

And what’s not to love about the very English Neal’s Yard Remedies? Created in the very scenic Covent Garden in central London, the brand has held its stance against the synthetic chemical approach to beauty since its beginnings in 1981.

I have been using a few of the products from their Frankincense range. You might have read my review on their Frankincense Hydrating Mist here. Today we’re looking at the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Eye & Lip Serum.

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Beauty hoarders need no introduction to Dr. Murad. A board-certified dermatologist from the States, Dr. Murad has been formulating cutting-edge technology for skincare for the past 30 years, and has made various appearances on television. The age-old quest for a flawless complexion has a savoir; Dr. Murad has beautiful skin down to a science.

The Ultimate measure of youthful good health is each cell’s ability to hold water. – Dr. Howard Murad.

I have been trying out a few products from the Murad range, and today I am going to share my review on the Murad Perfecting Serum with you.

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Hanan Taha (or rather Dr. Hanan Taha!) and I go back a long time. We used to go to school together, and although we haven’t met since high-school we still keep abreast on each other’s lives via Facebook (thank goodness for social media!).

Hanan is based in Houston, Texas and is a qualified dermatologist. With a friend who works wonders on skincare for a living, I had to steal some beauty tips off her!

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