Skin Rescue!

One of the things I love about Organic Nation is how multi-functional their skincare has proven to be, but I think the Hydration Rescue Gel may take the cake. I’ve used this product as a moisturizer on its own, under another moisturizer for double hydration, for relief of sun burn, for hair removal irritation, to reduce redness, to soothe itching, to help scars and the list goes on. I have to be a little biased here (you will be too once you try it!) but the Hydration Rescue Gel is one of my favourite products I’ve ever owned. Maybe that sounds a little dramatic but let me tell you why I’m so adamant about this gel. Read more

Back in Time

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between chemical and natural retinol? What does a retinol really do for your skin? What kind of results can you achieve from an organic ingredient serum?

Plant retinol is derived from Vitamin A while chemical or synthetic retinols are created in labs to “mimic” the effects of the natural source. While both types do activate the skin’s RARs (retinoic acid receptors), a natural one will activate all of them while the synthetic only activates targeted areas. Retinols are clinically proven to aid in skin cell regeneration, fuelling cell turnover and diffusing dark spots and wrinkles – sounds pretty promising right? But if the retinol is chemically based, it can actually start to put stress on the skin by thinning and drying it out over time. This is why Intelligent Nutrients derives its plant retinol from natural, proven sources. Read more