Bakula – an Indian plant with interesting properties

Bakula Extract – INCI Name (proposed): Mimusops elengi

There is growing demand in the cosmetics Industry for exotic plants and fruits which have interesting beneficial properties for skin and hair care.

The latest of these is an Indian tree known as Bakula.

Bakula is one of the herbs mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic scriptures and has been used for centuries in India for medicinal purpose. In “Meghaduta”, one of the highly esteemed ancient poems by the great poet Kalidasa, there is a mention of Bakula trees. [Read more…]

Why Moroccan women love rhassoul clay

Moisturizing and full of minerals Rhassoul clay has been the beauty treatment of choice for generations of women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Not all clays are created equal and rhassoul clay differs from others in its unique composition. Whilst it is extremely absorbent and great for cleansing skin it is moisturizing as well.

Many clays are known to strip oil from the skin but treatment with rhassoul clay leaves skin buttery soft. [Read more…]