Monthly Roundup: What's Trending in Industry News?
The industry is constantly evolving and we like to share what captures our attention. Once a month, we are looking back at trending stories of interest on the subjects of beauty, skin care, health and wellness, aromatherapy, and more.
New science behind the benefits of lavender essential oil
Prevention recently published an article featuring the many benefits of lavender essential oil -- each claim backed by science. We've long been enamored with the relaxing effects of lavender and it is so promising to see research supporting the plant's myriad benefits, from alleviating the itch of bug bites to soothing the side effects of PMS.
Substantial growth predicted in the abyssinian oil market
If you have been a customer or fan of Seed for any length of time, you will know that we have been singing the praises of Abyssinian Seed Oil for a while now. We feature this ingredient in several of our products, from our facial care to body care. It's nice to be ahead of trends. We just read in Market Reporter about the huge demand for products with Abyssinian Oil.
In fact, they are predicting unprecedented growth in the Abyssinian Oil market by the year 2028. It makes sense. This natural oil has a unique molecular structure and contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic Acids. Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid, is helpful with skin regeneration, while Linolenic Acid, an Omega 3, is anti-inflammatory, cell-communicating, and skin conditioning.
Women: Let's start talking about perimenopause
Raise your hand if you are a woman in her 40s who is suddenly getting sweaty, a little moody, and with what sometimes resembles teenage acne. CONGRATULATIONS? You may be experiencing perimenopause. Let's be real here. I am almost 44 years old and I am right in the thick of this, and people do not talk about this enough. That is why I found it so refreshing to read Lisa Tozzi's piece in Glamour called No One Talks About Perimenopause. It was like she was talking to me. If you are of a certain age, take a look at the column.
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Also in Lately I've been paying more attention
Essential oils continue to become more and more popular -- and with more science behind the benefits. Today, we are going to enjoy an in-depth look at Patchouli Essential Oil.
Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin) is distilled from patchouli leaves and features an earthy, warm, musky aroma. You may even detect some light fruit notes from this oil. This is one of those oils that people either tend to love or hate when used on its own. Even people who swear that they could never enjoy its distinctive scent may find that become fans when blended with other oils! Plus, there are so many health and skin care benefits that you will not want to overlook this one.
Argan oil is one of the most promising -- and most proven -- ingredients in skin care. While it is not a new ingredient, it is an important one which has stood the test of time.
Today we're sharing 5 key benefits of this oil. Although it is not as well known as coconut oil or jojoba oil, argan is truly a special oil.
Argan oil, found in both Seed Soft Balm and Seed Advanced Botanicals Extra Moisturizing Face Cream, contains more antioxidant and cell regenerative properties than olive oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil combined.
Did you know that having a skin care ritual is one way to engage in self care?
According to Houston dermatologist Dr. Reena Jogi, “When you do a skin care routine, you’re usually alone, in your bathroom or somewhere quiet, and it’s just you and the mirror. There’s something slightly meditative about just sitting there and taking that 10 minutes just for you.”
We've talked about the skin care benefits of having a consistent routine here on the blog before, but that actual routine has far greater benefits that reach beyond a glowing complexion.