Monday, April 9, 2012

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

We are SO excited to announce that we've launched a Youtube channel! We are going to be talking about everything green and totally natural. Asides from having Delizioso Skincare items for demo we will also talk about our other brands, our experiences, and show you how to make your own. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/user/totallygreenme

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What do Cranberries and Lemons do for our skin?

Except for the fact that cranberries and lemons smell heavenly, what do they DO for our skin?!?

Let's begin with...Cranberries!!!

Cranberries are so amazing. Whether you eat them, indulge, or apply them to the skin, they are always so beneficial. Cranberries are a wonderful source of antioxidants so they are always something to look out for in skincare and don't ever forget....They smell heavenly.

So, why are antioxidants so important? Every day, our skin is under assault - from UV rays, pollution, or cigarette smoke, for example. That damage causes free radicals, which are oxygen molecules that have lost an electron.


As a result, those unpaired molecules try to steal electrons from other molecules, including vital skin components. The result is visible skin damage, in the form of lines, wrinkles, and redness. Antioxidants supply those missing electrons, calm attacking molecules, and prevent damage. That is why every single Delizioso Skincare item that we formulate is packed so full of antioxidants and that is why we preserve our products with antioxidants. Cool, huh?

Our second amazing ingredient is...Lemons:

Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying and is therefore great for blemishes associated with oily skin. Lemon oil also has rejuvenating properties and will brighten dull skin. Slices of fresh lemon placed upon the cheeks can lighten freckles.  Lemon essential oil is pale yellow to slightly greenish yellow, with a refreshing aroma nearly identical to the freshly peeled fruit. Substances used to adulterate and extend lemon oil include synthetic citral, as well as natural citral isolated from plants like lemongrass. Adulterated oils can be identified by their simple, one-dimensional lemon-like aroma or harsh, turpentine-like note. They often have an off-smelling dryout note. Pure lemon oil, on the other hand, will evaporate from a perfume blotter leaving almost no detectable dryout note. The sophisticated nuance of a freshly peeled lemon is the hallmark of authentic, cold-pressed lemon essential oil. 

The high temperatures needed for steam distillation would destroy the subtle, fresh aroma of lemon oil, which is better preserved by cold-pressing the fresh peel. Cold-pressing will yield six to seven pounds of oil from one ton of fresh fruit.

So the best way to indulge in this decadent mixture of cranberries and lemons is going over and snatching your cranberry & Lemon set.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mineral oil...The bad, the bad and the ugly.


Every Thursday Delizioso Skincare wants to teach you about a nasty ingredient which is found in day to day skincare. Today our second and very nasty ingredient is Mineral Oil. When you hear mineral oil, what comes to mind first? Whether you know it or not, it is in fact Vaseline. That gooey petroleum based gel which is highly recommended to soft and sooth skin. Unfortunately it isn't very great for you but there are alternatives which are actually better moisturizers. The alternatives which are natural are incorporated in all Delizioso Moisturizers like avocado and apricot and cherry kernel. But anyways...let us get to the nasty stuff.

Mineral oil is not only the very main ingredient of Vaseline but also baby oil. It is a refined crude oil from petrochemicals containing neurotoxins which damage the nervous system. That is a harsh way to say it, but its true. It is the same substance that you put in your car engine. It has next to zero nutritional value and is a known carcinogen. An unbiased study released by the Cancer Prevention Coalition in June 2002, contained the following: "Cancer and health experts just concluded reviews that indicate mainstream cosmetics and personal hygiene products including lotions, soaps and shampoos, pose the highest risk exposures to the general public. This risk is higher than smoking."

Despite the risks and intense health concerns, mineral oil is still used in very many cosmetic products. Yet the green movement is huge, thus companies try to hide it on their label by masking it with many MANY different names. Some of the are…

Petrolatum

Paraffin

Clearteck

Drakeol

Hevyteck

Filtrawhite

Frigol

Kremol

Kaydol

Albline

Nujol

Paroleine

Saxol

Adepsine

Glymol

Lignite

Carnea 21

Ervol

Gloria

Hydrocarbon oils

Peneteck

Primol

Triona B

Blandlube

Crystosol

Molol

Protopet

Bayol F

Crystol 325

Fonoline

Bayol 55

Kondremul

Neo-cultol

Parol

PenrecoPerfecta

Petrogalar

Primol 355

Primol D

Tech Pet F

Yikes! That’s pretty crazy right? That’s a HUGE list for one substance so do check those labels.

Speaking of toxic substances like Mineral oil the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), March of 2001 says: "In a study of environmental toxins found in the blood and urine, there were surprisingly high amounts of toxic chemicals found in everyday products like perfume, soaps and cosmetics in the people tested."

John Hopkins University named mineral oil in cosmetics and moisturizers as the number two cause of aging. The result is premature aging and increased health risks like: eczematous dermatitis, contact dermtatitis, folliculitis, oil acne and melanosis. Ingestion of mineral oil products will prevent absorption of Vitamin A. When taken for 2-3 days it can interfere with the absorption of water. Ninety eight percent of skin care products sold in the United Statescontain mineral oil and other petrochemicals.

This refined petroleum product forms a film on the surface of your skin that can not be absorbed. (think of wrapping your face with Saran wrap everyday.) It blocks the pores and the skin's natural respiration. Mineral oil may also cause allergic reactions and dryness. It traps dirt and bacteria and blocks the absorption of vitamins/minerals/botanicals that may be in a product.


Many products on the market day are formulated to moisturize the skin. Unfortunately, most of these products contain mineral oil which not only inhibits these moisturizers but dehydrate the skin. Mineral oil also slows the rate of cell reproduction, which damages collagen, elastin and connective tissues which lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

Delizioso Skincare is a 100% Natural based company and uses oils like: Apricot, Avocado, Argan, Shea, Aloe, Raspberry, and Olive. These pure oils are cold pressed from fresh fruits and nuts and are cooked in cool temperature so that they do not loose nutrients. It’s health food for your skin. Do you see the difference? Let us know what you think through Facebook.

Store Grand Opening! Amazing Sale!


GRAND OPENING!!!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CREATORS OF YOUR FAVOURITE DELIZIOSO GOODIES

We've been in London Ontario for a very long time (near Toronto) but haven't had a place for you guys to come and try all the wonderful skincare and raw supply items we offered. How come?!? We know, right? But that is now changing and we are opening an amazing location. The grand opening is March the 6th on Tuesday and the store will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-7 pm. Not are we only running a 15% off sale but we have very special deals for you Delizioso and natural lovers. Why come?

- Testers of every single item

- More than 500 items in stock

- Fresh skincare! Really!

- Free Dark Roast Coffee (Oranic!)

- Great atmosphere

- Friendly chats

- Skincare specialists

- Special accomadations and advise

- FREE SAMPLES

- Free brochures, info, cards, treats

- On all purchases over $75 take 1 item FREE

- Take home 2 free items on all purchases over $150 ONLY on grand opening day

We hope we've got you really interested and can't wait to see you! We're sure that you'll find some interesting stuff around here, and why not try all kinds of natural items and scents that you've been waiting to? Can't wait to meet you. Cheers!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Feel ultra luxe this winter! Why is Eucalyptus so amazing?

Help Cold and Flu Symptoms

The Delizioso Skincare Winter Luxe Pack is specially and hugely discounted to bring you a lovely spa at your very own home. It includes:

Jasmint & Vime Eau de Toilettes: (Each priced $38 USD) These scents are so relaxing and delicate that one spritz won't be enough. Feel free to layer tha aromas for an amazing aromatherapy experience!

Muscle Soothing Spa Soak: (Priced $32 USD) Ever experience those aches and pains after a long day? The soothing bath soak combines essential oils that help elliminate stress from muscles using aromatherapy and vital minerals.

Organic French Lavender Buttermilk Spa Soak: (Priced $28 USD) One of the best selling bath salts! It is loaded with buttermilk to moisturize your skin and relaxes senses with French Lavender Essential Oil.

Pure Lavender Essential Oil: (Priced $14 USD) A very popular essential oil that helps to relieve stress. Lavender oil can be added to hot bath water for a very steamy effect. You can also use Lavender Essential oil in a diffuser.

Floral Daze Bath & Massage Oil: (Priced $26 USD) After a hot and steamy bath you can go ahead and moisturize your skin with the amazing massage oil! Also, if you prefer an extremely moisture filled bath, use the Floral Daze oil in your bath. Simply add a couple pumps to hot running water, sit back, and enjoy.

Eucalyptus Pure Beeswax Jar Candle: (Priced $22 USD) This candle is not only long lasting and super pure, but the Eucalyptus in it helps to relieve flu symptoms. It's perfect for winter time. Read below to find out why...

Herbalists use Eucalyptus Essential Oil to aid colds, coughs, and other respiratory ailments. The vapor of Eucalyptus helps to loosen phlegm and improve lung function. The main constituent that makes Eucalyptus such an active oil is cineol or euclyptol. During the cold and flu season, Eucalyptus helps to relieve congestion and stuffy nose. The best way to use Eucalyptus is in a candle, or in your bath. You can put a drop of Pure Eucalyptus Essential oil ($12) in the hot water of your tub.

Eucalyptus History

Eucalyptus globulus (we’ll call it just Eucalyptus from here on out) is also known as bluegum eucalyptus, bluegum or Tasmanian bluegum (botanical family – Myrtaceae). Eucalyptus is native to Tasmania and southeastern Australia.

It was introduced into California in 1856 and into Hawaii in 1865. It is an important source of fuel wood for many countries as it burns freely, leaves little ash and produces good charcoal. It’s a very sustainable tree and can be harvested every 7 years. It’s also used for pulpwood (doesn’t work well for lumber because of excessive cracking and shrinkage).

Eucalyptus is planted in North Africa to block the spread of malaria by repelling mosquitoes and in ancient times, Australian aborigines placed the leaves of eucalyptus on wounds to cleanse and heal them.

Summing it up...

Eucalyptus essential oil is well known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, disinfecting and expectorant properties. The oil is used for colds, flu, coughs, congestion, sinusitis, respiratory infections, skin and throat infections, inflammation, sores, wounds and even as a natural insect repellent. At Delizioso Skincare we have at least a couple Eucalyptus candles standing around, especially during the cold season in Canada. Have a beautiful winter and breathe easy with Delizioso aromatherapy.






















Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bring on the Holiday Cheer with Delizioso!


What causes dry skin in the winter season?

In the summer, the heat blisters our skin, it is warm and it is nice and the sun keeps our moods uplifted and joyous. Of course there are cons and pros to each season of the year, and it is given to appreciate all of them, but have you ever felt that your skin was drier during the winter season?


There is an explanation to this, and some tips on what you should be doing and shouldn’t be doing with your skin to keep it glorious all year round. The biggest problem in the winter season is that humidity is fairly low compare to the summer, meaning that your skin will need all that new moisture. The problem is…You’re not getting that moisture.

This leads us to the topic of natural skincare and synthetic skincare which I will thoroughly discuss in a separate article. But what I must mention is that any over the counter brands, or brands that contain synthetic ingredients and large amounts of water will NOT moisturize your skin. That is because the formulations are incorrect and harmful to the derma instead of being helpful. What your skin needs is a good thirst quencher. Imagine yourself, in need of that water after a long summer jog. That is how your skin feels during this season and the best ways to help your skin may be real close.

One of the awesomest skin quenchers by far is butter! Yes, I said it, butter. But not the kind of butter we consume on a day to day basis. The best of the best is raw Shea butter from Ghana. Shea butter is an amazing emollient. Did I say amazing? Not only is Shea moisturizing for your skin, but it also helps improve circulation and fight aging. Its also super simple to apply. To make it smell a little better you can mix it with your favorite essential oil…But you could use Carrot seed oil mixed with Orange oil. This duo will attract moisture to your skin like nothing else.



The best time to apply moisturizer to your skin is after a hot bath. When your skin is washed with warm or hot water, your pores open up and indulge in the goodness that you will rub in. The best ingredients and top moisturizers are also found in the Delizioso Skincare Body Butters! These are really amazing and based on Shea Butter. But unlike pure Shea Butter, they are fluffed up with Ale juices and vitamins. Your skin will be begging for more!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Autumn is coming, Skin needs hydration


Autumn is coming and we have had a great, warm summer. As every day passes and transitions into the colder months, your skin will be desparate for hydrating antioxidants and nourishing fruit oil.


As winter air reaches your skin it increases dryness. Also, you might have been wary of SPF in the summer months. Don't forget how essential it is to still protect your skin during the winter months. The sun is still shining and free radical damage is still actively working at your cells. Keep a daily SPF cream around like our Bulgarian Rose Day Cream SPF 15. Our Bulgarian Rose cream is perfect for the winter months because it is super nourishing.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Is your skin thirsty?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body that requires more attention then you might have thought. It protects our inner selves from the outside world filled with pollution and free radicals. It works to keep body temperature in control and prevents loss of water. But what happens when our skin isn't hydrated?


When your largest organ is thirsty is is dehydrated, just like you might think of yourself in the summer heat. It is more likely to irritate, act sensitive and the biggest oh,my! Is that it is more likely to age faster. Is is EXTREMELY important to moisturize, even if you have oily skin. Because hydrated skin is beautiful skin that will less likely develop wrinkles and flaws over time. To replenish skin externally it is essential to use a moisturizer which penetrates the skin's outer layer. Antioxidants will act helpful in this situation by fighting free radical damage. You should look for ingredients like: Rosehip (Rosehip & Ginger night cream), Aloe Vera (Found in all our creams), Chamomile, Papaya etc.



Creams and lotions containing oil and water-soluble vitamins, in particular vitamins A, B, C, and E, will promote healthy cell growth. A recent addition to moisturizer formulas, the antioxidant co-enzyme Q10, when combined with vitamin E, promotes effective cell growth properties (Found in our Watermelon & CoQ10 moisturizer).



Of course, proper nutrition, plenty of sleep, outdoor exercise, and drinking at least six to eight glasses of water per day are essential for healthy, well-hydrated skin. But just drinking water will not always keep you hydrated. The body requires certain minerals called electrolytes to carry the water into the cells of the body. The best way to get a proper balance of electrolytes is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.



Flavonoids are also required to maintain healthy skin. Flavonoids are the group of plant pigments that give colour to fruits, flowers, and some vegetables. Great dietary sources of flavonoids are citrus fruits, berries, onions, green tea, legumes, parsley, and sage. Flavonoids slow down the destruction of collagen (the protein that structures skin and blood vessels), preventing and decreasing wrinkling, loss of skin elasticity, bruising, and varicose veins. Simply put, foods such as fruits and beans can slow down the aging process.



Remember, you can age gracefully and healthy and your outlook will reflect the youthful way you feel inside!

XOXO

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