Ingredient Spotlight

Why Chinese Herbs?

March 02, 2023

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Herbology 101: Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza Uralensis)

April 12, 2017

Gan Cao Licorice Root

Herbology 101 is a series where we explore the healing properties of the Chinese medicinal herbs used in Sola Skincare. Today we look at Gan Cao or licorice root. 

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Herbology 101: Zhen Zhu Mu (Hyriopsis Cumingii)

March 09, 2017

Chinese Herb: Zhen Zhu Mu

Herbology 101 is a series where we explore the healing properties of the Chinese medicinal herbs used in Sola Skincare. Today we look at Zhen Zhu Mu; the iridescent layer of the mollusk shell—otherwise known as mother of pearl.

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Herbology 101: Bai Shao (Paeonia Lactiflora)

February 14, 2017

bai shao chinese herbs sola skincare
A closer look at Bai Shao and it's use in our Soft Skin Balm

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Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

September 23, 2015

We pride ourselves on using the best quality ingredients. To borrow one of my favourite words from my late Dad, we’re also not chintzy about it. Our first ingredient in our Balancing Face Oil is Argan Oil, which tells a little about where our head is at when we create and blend our goods.

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Calendula & Rose Cleansing Grains

September 19, 2015

Sometimes the simplest things are the best things. I personally don't think that facial cleansers need to be harsh, or stripping, or full of strong detergents in order to do a good job.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Dried Calendula

Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Dried Calendula

March 03, 2015

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Chinese Herbal Infusions

October 11, 2014

I just started some new herbal infusions for our Coconut Deodorant, Bare Bum Balm and Balancing Face Oil.

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Being the Little Engine That Could...

May 14, 2013

I read somewhere recently that in order for someone to want to buy your product, they need to believe it has everything they want, then it sells itself. I thought to myself, well, our products have everything you want – high quality ingredients, made in small batches with care and attention, no fillers, no synthetics, no chemicals, fresh, clean, healthy.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Carrot Seed Oil

April 29, 2013

Sola Skincare ingredient Carrot Seed Oil
One of the main essential oils in the Balancing Face Oil is carrot seed essential oil.  The benefits of carrot seed oil are many.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Zhen Zhu Mu

April 23, 2013

The other day, after enjoying the morning at the beach with friends, while Lila was napping and Sophie was colouring, I had the chance to start a new infusion of Zhen Zhu Mu in Sweet Almond Oil.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Zhi Mu

April 04, 2013

Sola Skincare Chinese Herbs Zhi Mu

Zhi Mu is used in Chinese medicine to clear heat and nourish yin, which is great for treating inflammation and redness, and retaining moisture.


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