Having only been on the market for just over a year, Kosmea’s Kiss from a Rose Lip Balm is quickly becoming a customer favourite all around the world. With a list of soothing ingredients to plump and moisturise chapped lips, including shea butter and vitamin E, the lip balm gives lips a delicious dose of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. We are excited to announce that our Kiss from a Rose Lip Balm has won first place in the Lip Balm category for the Nature and Health Natural Beauty Awards 2017! We appreciate such great feedback on this product from customers and the fantastic Nature and Health judging panel.
Proving its popularity, the Lip Balm was also shortlisted in the Pure Beauty UK 2016 Awards in the Best New Lip Product category. Producing Award winning products bring such joy to the Kosmea team and we love hearing how our natural skincare range has benefited customers.
For a relaxing facial using all-natural products follow these 4 simple recipes to achieve glowing healthy skin.
Polenta and Yoghurt scrub
This facial scrub gently cleanses and exfoliates, leaving skin glowing and invigorated.
- 1 tablespoon of polenta
- 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt
Combine ingredients in a small bowl to make a paste. Apply to skin using fingertips, lightly massage into your skin for two to three minutes. Start at your chin and work up towards cheeks and forehead in a circular motion.
- 1 lemon or lime
- ½ tablespoon cold, filtered water
Extract juice and mix with the water in a bowl. Apply to a cotton pad, gently patting into your face to tone and prepare skin for the next step.
- 2 tablespoons of organic honey (thin consistency)
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
This treatment will; condition, lift and nourish your skin. Combine honey with lime juice. Apply the honey blend with your fingertips, gently massaging in a circular motion upwards from your chin cheeks and forehead. Change to a light tapping motion, tapping the skin for one minute to stimulate circulation. Let the honey blend infuse the skin for five minutes, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Avocado or Egg-White Mask
These simple masks have been used for centuries to improve skin condition. Avocado, rich in oils and vitamin E, is recommended for mature or dry skin. For Combination or oily skin, try the egg-white mask to tighten, brighten or refresh.
Scoop out the flesh of one ripe avocado and beat to a creamy paste. Pat avocado onto your face, avoiding your eyes. Relax for five minutes, then rinse off with warm water and pat face dry.
Separate the yolk and egg white form one fresh egg: discard the yolk.
Beat the egg white for one minute by hand. Pat the beaten egg white onto your face avoiding your eyes, and let it harden for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and pat face dry.
The extraction of rosehip oil is one of the most important steps to ensuring the best quality rosehip oil. The quality of rosehip oil is revealed in its colour and smell which should be a golden amber colour, and an earthy, herb like scent. Methods for extraction include cold-pressing, chemical (solvent) extraction, and supercritical extraction.
Kosmea uses the seed along with the skin the fruit of the rosehip this gives us the extra vitamin A, lycopene and Beta-carotene which have amazing healing powers. To preserve the maximum amount of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, our oil is extracted from the rose hips using a heat-free and solvent-free process called supercritical extraction. We super critically extract our rosehip oil under very low temperatures as it keeps all the oils valuable components intact. Heat, air, water and light can all affect the quality of rose hip oil and so these are avoided as much as possible during the manufacturing process.
The most common way today to extract rosehip oil is through cold pressing but as the rosehip seed is extremely hard the cold pressing action causes a lot of friction and therefore heat which destroys some of the very valuable anti-oxidants and vitamins of the rosehip oil.
Kosmea’s supercritical extraction process of rose hip oil is a process which starts by collecting the organically grown rose hips and then placing the hips into a pressure vessel. This pressure vessel is sealed and then has liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) gently run through it. Pressure is applied and the liquid CO2 is able to remove the rose hip oil from the hips. This liquid is then collected and as the pressure and temperature are changed the CO2 reverts back to a gas leaving the pure rose hip oil behind. This super critical extraction process has the advantage of leaving zero amounts of any solvent (CO2) behind with the rose hip oil and does not involve high temperatures which may also adversely affect the natural aroma and colour of the rose hip oil.
It is an organically certified process which produces the highest quality oil, guarantees purity and gives the product a higher shelf life.