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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Let's call it Face Washing 101. It may seem like a no-brainer, but are you washing your face properly? Maybe not.
Today, we're sharing how to wash your face the correct way.
1. Before you even think of touching your face, wash your hands.
So many of us overlook this step, but it is crucial. If you just wet your hands and apply cleanser, you will be rubbing bacteria and dirt onto your skin. By doing so, your pores may become clogged and breakouts may occur. Wash your hands thoroughly and then apply your facial care.
College students, let us help you establish a healthy skin care and wellness routine.
We've all heard about the "Freshman 15." I gained about 7 pounds freshman year. I can tell you that I had many choices in the dining hall, but my mom wasn't there to make sure I ate my fruits and veggies. I loaded up on macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. I drank soda pop instead of water. I made Pop Tarts in my dorm room and ordered pizza regularly. Eat as many fresh, whole foods as you can and drink lots of water. Your skin will benefit from this. I recommend eating lots of