Organic Skin Care, Skin Care, Uncategorized

Vitamins for Your Skin

Lemonade with flying lemon, mint and ice

When picking the right skin product it is a good idea to check the ingredients to see if it has the right skin nourishing combination. Good product should contain most if not all of following vitamins to keep skin supple and healthy:

a) Vitamin A

Vitamin A is in charge of maintenance and repair of vital skin tissue, and is the key to healthy skin. Lack of vitamin A can cause skin dryness and wrinkles.

b) Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B complex contains the nutrient, biotin, which forms the basis of nails, skin, and hair cells. It is anti-inflammatory, it hydrates the skin cells and gives a healthy glow to skin.

c) Vitamin C

In skin, vitamin C can help collagen production. This in turn reduces wrinkles, improves skin texture, and reduces photo damage.

d) Vitamin E

The trick to getting soft touchable skin is vitamin E. It regenerates skin and can improve appearance of acne scars.

e) Vitamin K

Vitamin K is your secret weapon to fighting dark circles and bruises. This vitamin helps fade discolorations on the skin, reducing puffiness and dark circles that so many of us suffer from.

While off the shelf cosmetic product can come packed with artificially synthesized vitamin groups, you really want to go as organic as possible. Organically sourced vitamins absorb into skin better and are more potent bringing better overall skin benefits.  Whenever possible choose the facial products that source vitamins from organic ingredients.

When it comes down to your skin, healthier is better. Please check out our  great selection of organic products at Nina Bella Organic Collection.

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Organic Bath and Beauty

Nina Bella Collection Hers and Hers Gift Set

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Proud supporter of LGBT, Nina Bella Collection launches the bath and beauty market’s first Hers and Hers Gift Set.

Handcrafted from premium organic ingredients and high quality organic oils, Nina Bella’s low foaming organic soaps gently cleanse and moisturize the skin through balanced care suitable for all skin types. Our soaps and massage oils are 100% organic, hand crafted, with organic essential oils (sweet orange, lemon, lavender, peppermint). Our feet salts are hand-blended from Mediterranean salts, organic and premium organic essential oils for a double whammy. Naturally occurring minerals from Mediterranean sea salts re-balance mineral content, relax and soothe sore and tense muscles while organic essential oils moisturize skin and soothe senses. To top it off our organic body scrub is a hand-crafted hard bar which makes exfoliation an easy and convenient part of your daily shower routine. Hand ground organic exfoliants effectively and efficiently remove dead skin cells, promote healthy natural circulation and natural exchange of nutrients in upper layers of skin. Organic butter and essential oils soothe and moisturize skin to make it toned, refreshed and rejuvenated. Naturally occurring vitamins A, B, C, D and E give skin healthy glow and suppleness.

No parabens, no SLS, no SLES, no ALS, no ALES, no coloring, no fragrance oil, no fillers.

Comes with: two hand crafted 5 oz organic Nina Bella Collection hand soaps (peppermint and sweet orange), two hand crafted organic 5 oz Nina Bella Collection feet salts (lavender and lemon), one hand crafted 5 oz Nina Bella Collection organic body scrub bar (lavender), one hand crafted 5 oz Nina Bella Collection organic massage oil (peppermint), one small bag of dried organic rose buds and one small bag of organic dried lavender, one Hers and Hers hand towel set (two towels) in hand decorated gift box. Packaging may vary – Made in Canada.

Organic Bath and Beauty

Happy Valentine’s Day From Nina Bella Collection

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I Love You Basket 2A

We cherish special moments and days with our lovers, boyfriends, girlfriends and spouses all year long. However, Valentine’s Day is a special way to celebrate with joy and love.

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with our luxurious organic gift basket. Presented in a Valentine’s Day inspired wooden basket, it includes everything you need to make your Valentine’s Day special: 1 x 5 oz gently cleansing hand-made organic soap, 1 x 5 oz scrumptious hand-made organic body scrub, 1 x 5 oz hand-made relaxing organic bath salt, 1 x 1 oz ultra soothing hand-made organic body butter, 1 x 1 oz hand-made aromatherapy organic massage oil, 1 Valentine’s Day heart towel, 1 Valentine’s Day candle, 1 Valentine’s Day heart pillow, 1 Russell Stover Valentine’s Day chocolate for two, 1 special Valentine’s Day card, 1 small bag of dried organic rose buds for her and 1 small bag of dried organic lavender for him. Finished with gift bag and ribbon, your gift also includes a special Valentine’s Day card to convey your heartfelt sentiments. Hand crafted, with organic essential oils, no parabens, no SLS, no SLES, no ALS, no ALES, no coloring, no fragrance oil, no fillers, it is perfect gift to share with someone special. Please specify which organic essential oils you prefer: Sweet orange, lemon, lavender, peppermint. If organic essential oil not specified random products will be shipped. Packaging may vary – Made in Canada.

Organic Bath and Beauty

Our New Holiday Gift Baskets

NBC Christmas Gift Basket

Nina Bella Collection now offers new gift baskets for this holiday season! A great way to share holiday spirits with our Nina Bella Collection Jingle Bells Organic Christmas Basket. Full of snacks, coffee and organic hand made products it will make for a perfect gift for yourself of those dear and near you. Don’t forget to spoil your little ones with our generous Nina Bella Collection Children’s Organic Santa Bag. Educational interactive toys are guaranteed to keep them busy for hours, and generous snacks and letter from Santa will bring smiles to their little faces. Feel free to visit our website for details!

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About Nina Bella

Happy New Year 2014

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From of us at Nina Bella Collection – have a Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Great Holidays!!! We especially thank our dear blog followers, customers, suppliers and distributors without which we would not be where we are today- you are amazing – thank you! We hope for your ongoing support in New Year 2014 and in the years to come. Our New Years resolution at Nina Bella Collection is to keep bringing high quality all organic bath and beauty products in the years to come. All the best and here is to staying and living organic in new 2014!!

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Organic Skin Care is Good for You

Establishing a good skin routine is all about choosing the right product. Your skin will absorb anything that is put onto it. This means that if your bath and beauty products contain harmful chemicals and toxins, your skin will absorb them. So you want to choose your bath and beauty product carefully.

Many common skin bath and beauty products use artificial colorants, fragrances and preservatives that strip the skin of natural oils leaving it dry and damaged. By a rule of thumb you should avoid buying any bath and beauty products that contain following ingredients:

a)      Parabens

  • Methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben

b)      Artificial fragrances

  • Fragrance oils

c)      Artificial detergents

  • SLS, SLES, ASL and ASEL

d)      Formaldehyde releasing preservatives

  • Quarternium 15,imidazolidinyl urea,2-bomo-2nitropropane-1,3-diol

e)      phthalates

  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP)

Organic bath and beauty products are a safe alternative that gives great results without compromising your health. Organic bath and beauty products use natural plant derived mild foaming agents, organic essential and carrier oils to give scent and preserve the stability and organic waxes to ease application. Ingredients are purposely grown without use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and additives and they do not contain carcinogens, trace pesticides and other harmful chemicals found in many common products. Organic ingredients also have higher levels of nutrients than non-organic ingredients so organic ingredients better nourish your skin. What this comes down to us that organic bath and beauty products are safe, do not have harmful chemicals, do not damage your skin and are give better results faster.

When it comes down to your skin, healthier is better. For great selection of organic products visit Nina Bella Organic Collection.

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Industrial vs. Organic Bath Products

Anyone who has used industrial bath products knows they often leave skin dry, flaky and itchy.  This is caused by combined action of heavy industrial foaming agents, fragrance oils, industrial preservatives and industrial surfactants. Harsh industrial foaming agents such as SLS, SLES, ASL and ASEL, make nice bubbles but they also overstrip the skin of natural oils necessary to maintain healthy skin’ balance. Heavy fragrance oils enhance product scent but cause skin irritation, chapping and leave heavy artificial fragrance on skin. Industrial preservatives such as parabens, prolong product shelf life but can interfere with organ and reproductive functions. Industrial surfactants that wetting agents that help products spread over skin, are known eye, skin, nose, and throat irritants.

In contrast, organic bath products use natural and organic foaming, scent, preservative and surfactant alternatives that are mild and skin and body friendly. Organic bath products use natural foaming agents sourced from plants. They are mild, low foaming, effectively clean skin and maintain skin’s balance and pH without risking your health. For scent organic bath products often use organic essential oils which are proven beneficial to skin care and which leave behind a natural, clean plant scent. In terms of preservatives, organic bath products rely on combination of essential and carrier oils that have natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, such are rosemary and grapefruit. In terms of surfactants, organic bath products use natural and wild-crafted alternatives derived from organic certified carrier oils and butters that are mild and non-irritating.  The end result is safe, consumer ready product that will deliver peak care, minus the harmful side –effects.

For consumer the best advice is – research the product, check ingredients and ask your manufacturer for assurance that what they are using is indeed organic and natural. For manufacturer, when creating a high end product you will need to invest in quality ingredients and research – the pay off is – a great, consumer safe product that you can display on your shelf with pride and confidence and that your consumer will enjoy using.

Happy shopping from Nina Bella Collection, your local organic bath and beauty manufacturer.

Organic Bath and Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Aloe Vera in Organic Beauty Care

Aloe Vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants, going as far back as 3500 years ago in Egypt and Sumatra. It is curiously made of 96% water and 4% compounds that give it its renowned medical, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, healing and immune boosting properties.  Due to unique compositions and high water content Aloe Vera absorbs into skin four times faster than water, which make this little plant great natural bath and beauty product ingredient and carrier medium. Used alone of combined with other ingredients Aloe Vera is known to increase collagen production, rejuvenate skin, combat pimples, heal eczema and slow down skin ageing process.

Fairly easy to handle Aloe Vera can be used in variety of organic bath and beauty applications such as creams, shower gels, lip balms and yes even anti ageing products.

Try this simple Aloe Vera balm receipt to soothe chapped, irritated lips:

2 tablespoons organic or natural Aloe Vera gel

3 drops organic lavender essential oil

½ teaspoon organic almond oil

½ teaspoon organic glycerin

Heat almond oil, lavender essential oil and glycerin until warm and mix well. Add Aloe Vera and mix well until fully blended. Let cool off then transfer into clean glass container. Use ready lip balm on chapped lips as needed. Store remaining mix into fridge for up to four weeks.

For more great recipes, visit Nina Bella Collection weekly.

Natural Skin Care, Organic Skin Care, Skin Care

Eliminate Dark Armpits!

Dark armpits are caused by repeated shaving, dead skin buildup and genetics. Shaving cuts the hairs off the skin surface but leaves roots. If armpit hair is even slightly darker than skin color, dark stains will appear. Dead skin cells are equally bad – they buildup in the armpit skin creases and grooves and result in unflattering dark spots. And last but not the least – genetics. Some skin will naturally accumulate more pigment in the underarms leading to skin darkening. Bottom line, no matter what the cause, dark armpits is a major pit peeve of women everywhere.  But despair not – you can eliminate dark armpits by mixing few common household items:

1 teaspoon Vaseline

1 teaspoon apple juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients to a pasty consistency then apply a generous dab under each armpit and let dry. Once dried wash the area, pats dry and dust over with baby powder. Repeat every day. In few weeks dark skin problem will be gone.

Store the ready mixture in the fridge for up to 3 weeks, before discarding.

Enjoy this friendly tip from Nina Bella Collection, your local organic cosmetic producer.