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June 29, 2020
For anyone that knows me, you’ll be well aware that I’m a huge fan of the “Clean Beauty” movement. I love playing around with new formulations in the lab for the Urbanbella range, and as a result, I get to learn about all sorts of interesting ingredients and research their effects on skin and hair concerns.
I’m always on the lookout to discover ingredients that are safe, super nourishing, and most importantly… Actually work! So, without further ado:
Have you heard of Neem Oil yet?
If you’ve ever struggled with eczema, hyperpigmentation or even dry, cracked skin- you’ll want to listen up about this lesser-known skincare hero.
Troublesome skin conditions like eczema can really ruin your day, as they cause itching, unsightly bumps and rashes, as well cracked skin lesions that can get infected. Hyperpigmentation is another story entirely, and comes with a whole host of available treatments- some more effective than others.
If you’ve always resorted to prescription creams and medications to treat eczema flare-ups or to lighten up hyperpigmentation spots, we know the Clean Beauty Struggle can be real… Especially when it comes to dealing with heavy-duty skin woes that you need relief from, and fast.
We love natural products, but they also have to be super effective to get the Urbanbella seal of approval. That’s why I just have to share all the benefits of Neem Oil with you. The proven results of using Neem Oil on your skin will really grab your attention- but don’t worry, I’ve done all the homework for you, so check it out and see why Neem Oil might be just the ticket for your skin concerns…
Neem Oil is pressed from the seed and nuts of the Neem tree, native to India. Affectionately nicknamed the “village pharmacy tree”, Neem is widely recognized as a powerful antiseptic for treating a range of different skin conditions. It’s been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, but it’s high time we got on the bandwagon and started incorporating it into our regular skincare routines.
Neem contains powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, making it great for anyone suffering from irritated, inflamed skin, those who are prone to acne breakouts or fungal infections... and for pretty much all of us who can use a boost of antioxidants to slow down the clock of the aging process!
Neem Soothes and Reduces Inflammation from Eczema
Neem Prevents Acne
Neem Fights Fungal Infections Like Dandruff
Neem Naturally Lightens Hyperpigmentation
Neem Contains Antioxidants to Slow Skin’s Aging
I love discovering new ingredients that help us achieve our skin and haircare goals the natural way. We all deserve gorgeous healthy skin, and the good news is, we don’t need to be loading a bunch of harmful chemicals onto our bodies with our skincare choices in the pursuit of looking and feeling great!
Neem Oil truly is one of the next big things in beauty and skincare, and I can't wait to experiment with it some more. Keep in mind that if you'd like to try incorporating it into your skincare routine, Neem is extremely powerful and is not recommended to be used directly on the skin undiluted. It's best to try Neem mixed in with other moisturizing ingredients, as a little bit goes a long way!
Watch this space for more on this amazing oil, and don't forget to drop us a line in the comments below if you've tried Neem Oil for yourself, to share how it's created a beautiful change in your skin!
~ Keneesha xx
June 30, 2020
June 26, 2020
Everything we've learned about looking after our natural hair keeps pointing back to the golden rule: That more moisture is good for our curls. So, going by that theory.. More humidity in the air is good, right?
Well, it might not be so clear-cut for us Naturalistas. Humidity can be a bit of a tricky one to navigate, as it can affect natural hair in different ways, depending on your curl type and characteristics. For some of us, humidity can bring a welcome boost of volume and dimension to our hair... But for others, it can unleash a world of frizz we never knew existed. Here's how to navigate the humidity for your natural hair type!
June 20, 2020
With temperatures rising and the sun shining, our legs have been making some cameo appearances... But with summer just begun, they’re suddenly the star of the show! To feel absolutely confident to flaunt our pins in those floaty floral dresses at cocktail hour, and when we’re laid out soaking up some sun in a fun swimsuit poolside, we’re bringing out the big guns with the ultimate tips for our best summer legs ever.