Wednesday, 26 March 2014


The first question I always ask the learners in any class or workshop I run is 'If you were shipwrecked and stranded on a desert island for weeks with no food in sight and all you managed to salvage from the wreckage was your toilet bag, would you eat your skin cream to stay alive?'  So far, the answer has always been 'NO'. I know that the chances of this happening are very slim, but we should give some thought to what we feed our skin.

It’s important that we take the time to read the ingredients of any product that goes on our skin as it eventually ends up in our blood stream. The way you read the nutritional contents of your food items when you go grocery shopping is what is expected when shopping for skincare products. Educate yourself on the ingredients contained in these products.

Every year our bodies absorb 2 kilograms of chemicals from chemicals found in skincare, make-up and hair products.
There are certain ingredients you should always be on the lookout for. Ideally, your skincare products should be free from synthetic chemicals and harmful ingredients.

A study published in 2004 (Darbre, in the Journal of Applied Toxicology) detected parabens in breast tumours. The study also discussed this information in the context of the weak estrogen-like properties of parabens and the influence of estrogens on breast cancer.* Although the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) believes that “at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens”, it’s still better to be safe rather than sorry.

I always say, stick to what you know you could actually eat; if it’s going on your skin, you ARE ‘eating’ it!

If you would like some more information on ingredients to look out for in your skincare products, contact me and I will send you a FREE TOXIC INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY. Read this Directory and next time you go shopping for your skincare products, think… ‘Would I eat this’?

We will be giving away FREE Milk & Honey Skin Serums with any order for our Green Tea Anti-wrinkle Face Mask made between now and Mothers Day!
To make any enquiries or to place an order for any of our edible skincare products, send us a message on The Skin Food Therapist on Facebook or on our website

*JOURNAL OF APPLIED TOXICOLOGY; 24, 5–13 (2004) Concentrations of Parabens in Human Breast Tumours

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


I’ve always believed Nature has blessed us with everything we need to stay healthy and radiant from the inside out. Even when it comes to slowing down the ageing process of our bodies. Well, guess what? Nature has provided us with Green Tea and Ganoderma Lucidum to help us defy time!
Green Tea is popularly known for its anti-ageing properties. When you drink it, the Polyphenols in the tea leaves go through your blood stream to your skin and help slow down the signs of ageing.
Ganoderma on the other hand is an ancient Chinese red mushroom that for thousands of years was given to the Emperors for longevity. It was popularly known as “The Elixir of Youth” or “The Immortality Herb”!

In a United States Patented invention (US Patent No. 7060286 B2 June 13 2006) it was shown that Ganoderma helps protects against the degeneration of skin cells. The related studies showed that Ganoderma helped to smoothen the skin, reduce wrinkles and had age defying properties.
The optimum benefits of these two herbs can be achieved both by drinking and topical application of the herbs.

From now until Mothers day, The Skin Food Therapist’s hand-made Anti-wrinkle Face Masks will be sold at 25% off! Each jar is especially hand-made to order.

To make any enquiries or to place an order, contact The Skin Food Therapist on Facebook at or visit for more information on this product.

Have a lovely week!