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Matcha green tea, an antioxidant powerhouse

You may or may not be a devoted tea drinker but have you ever soaked your skin in some?  Green Tea, especially matcha green tea has amazing properties when ingested but it has fabulous properties for your skin as well.  Let’s talk about how matcha green tea improves the health of your skin   What is Matcha Green Tea? Matcha green tea is actually not much different from green tea. Except for the fact that matcha has 10x more antioxidants than your regular green tea. It includes a large number of catechins known as EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate). Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits. While green tea is harvested from tea plants that grow...

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Sinister plastics: micro plastics and microbeads in cosmetics

Plastic continues to be a major threat for our marine and life on terrain alike. According to recent studies our ocean floors are covered with  70 kgs of plastics every sq km. Microplastics are often touted as the devils among demons. Let’s look at major sources of microplastic pollution and why they are major threat to our environment. What are microplastics? Plastic particles of size less than 5 mm are referred to as microplastics whereas particles of size less than 1mm are called microbeads. In the cosmetic industry many brands use microplastics intentionally as bulking agents. Large chunks of plastics can also breakdown into microplastics over the years and contaminate water bodies as secondary microplastics. Anything plastic if not recycled...

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What is clean beauty and why is it important?

In its essence clean beauty simply means avoiding the proven or suspected harmful chemicals and preservatives in formulations. But why stop there, at Conscious Chemist we ensure that our activities remain as clean as possible from the start to the end of supply chain. We believe that clean beauty should not be just about using the best ingredients but they should also minimise our carbon impact, striving towards the goal of net positive. The beauty industry is notorious for using harsh chemicals and non-degreadable compounds. As much as 70 % of the waste generated by the beauty industry is not recyclable and ends up in landfills. The journey to becoming a conscientious consumer starts from questioning what lies inside those shiny...

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