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.
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.
Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years as preventative medicine and to treat many ailments. The emphasis in Chinese Medicine has always been on prevention.
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.
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.
I just started some new herbal infusions for our Coconut Deodorant, Bare Bum Balm and Balancing Face Oil.
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.
Zhi Mu is used in Chinese medicine to clear heat and nourish yin, which is great for treating inflammation and redness, and retaining moisture.