Monday, August 06, 2007

Spotlight on.....Origins' Modern Friction

Photograph copyright Louisa McKenzie.
Modern Friction and Modern Friction For Body are great naturally based microdermabrasion solutions from Origins. Containing natural ingredients such as rice starch, it provides a gentle, yet effective alternative to off-the-shelf or in spa chemical treatments. The cream is thick and has the consistency of spreadable marshmallow. The cream is applied to dry skin (or damp if the skin is sensitive) and massaged in. Then, water is added. You should massage again and then thoroughly rinse. The skin is left feeling smooth and sleek. Care really must be taken not to get any product in your eyes, especially when you are rinsing your face, as this can be quite painful. However, the smooth result is well worth it.

JASON Natural Toiletries

Photograph copyright Louisa McKenzie.
In today's world people are always looking for new ways to make their lives even more ecologically friendly. Natural and organic toiletries can be one option: not only are they good for the planet, but they are usually a lot better for humans too. However, all too often, natural ranges are simply not as effective as traditional, chemically based products. This is especially true of cosmetics, although there are some new ranges in the US which purport to be as effective. Toiletries are another matter. JASON, a range started in 1959, using the purest natural products is very impressive. Their products are delicate, with pleasing scents. Most of all, they are very effective. A particularly good example is their body powder. This is talc free, so is safe for babies and a good alternative for adults. It has a silky texture, comes in two great scents and is cheaper than similar talc free options. Indeed, the JASON range is competitively priced, thereby answering the objection that natural products can be prohibitively expensive. Furthermore, the range is stocked in a fairly wide range of places, including selected chemists and some supermarkets (in the UK). This range is really well worth making the swap from your usual brands.