If you’re a first time Woohoo-her or perhaps still sitting on the fence about making the switch to natural deodorant, then get comfy. Today we’re going to school you on how natural deo works and why your pits will LOVE it. Class is in session!
As you age, there are many delightful surprises that await you in your golden years. Wisdom, for one. Lovely laughter lines. Plenty of experiences to be had. And a few decades of memories (some glorious, some not-so-glorious). To keep you glowing, here are a few fun steps to keep wise skin in check.
Active ingredients come with recommended levels and other recommendations so that they are safe and effective. And for many of these ingredients, if that level is exceeded it can actually mean that product will have a negative effect on your skin. Just like Vegemit on toast, it's often a case of less is more.
But please don't panic - we're not going anywhere! However, Happy Skincare as you know it isn't going to be around anymore.... Because after a LOT of ummmm-ing and aaaaaah-ing we've decided to..... rename Happy Skincare!
Our very own cosmetic formulator mastermind, Aaron, used to struggle with using deodorants back in his pre-Woohoo days as they caused extreme irritation under his pits – usually uncomfortable redness and itchiness. If you’ve been blessed with ultra-sensitive skin like Aaron, you understand just how difficult it can be.
While for some, stress manifests in the inability to sleep, hair loss or eating a tub (or two) of ice cream, another part of your body that takes a hit is your skin. That’s because stress triggers a chemical response in your body, which can make your skin more sensitive and reactive.
It may be just us but it seems as though the skincare world has gotten lazy when it comes to products that help blemishes (pimples and acne, that is). Even though there are thousands of products, most use the same rather harsh ingredient: Benzyl Peroxide. Or if you want a natural option: Tea Tree Oil. Yawn!
Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause damage to your cells. What makes them unstable is that they’re missing electrons from their outer shell, which causes them to go hunting for other atoms or molecules that have these electrons, in order for them to feel whole again and become stable. But don't go feeling sorry for them just yet!
Sadly, like most other industries, the personal care market has a pretty significant negative impact on the environment. This is primarily because the bulk of products come in single use, hard-to-recycle plastic. However some brands are saying “budge over plastic, we’re opting for bamboo.” Others are swapping out certain materials (like single-use plastic) and nasty ingredients (petrochemicals and palm oil, for example) for more sustainable alternatives. Here are a few sustainable swaps we are totally all for this Plastic Free July (and beyond).
We recently asked you what your favourite Happy products are and why. It was SO much fun to read about the natural formulations you all can’t live without, and which standout products get multiple ticks of approval (*ahem* looking at you Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm!).