"Original beauty veneration is an obsession with beauty of a kind that’s unique, real and unrestrained; from iconic musicians’ muses who inspired lyrics and melodies, to the allure of those who moved fashion designers, artists and writers towards the creation of their most famous works. Obv. has been created with this beauty in mind."

  • Obv. (/oh.be.vee/) is a natural, all killer no filler beauty oil cued to hydrate, smooth and brighten your skin through a carefully curated mix of fruit, flower, seed and nut oils.

    Designed to take a front row seat in your skin care regimen, Obv. is the ultimate multi-tasking oil, primed to take on the role of:

  •  Face oil or serum (night and day)
  •  Hydration booster for your moisturiser.
  • Primer for smooth makeup application.


Obv. is made only from natural, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients with a subtle aroma that's as fresh, affable and free-spirited as the beauties it was inspired by.

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Free Beauty Samples: How To Find Them

With all of the styling tool options available in today’s market, it can be very confusing to choose the best curling iron for your hair. I mean, let’s face it; most curling irons claim to be the best buy, but are they really? So, what should you really look for in a curling iron and what should you avoid?

When choosing the best curling iron for your hair, you should discount everything that companies say about their product in order to market it. I mean, they have a vested interest in selling more curling irons, so who would believe what they had to say anyway?

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The basics of effective skin rejuvenation begin with the facts on anti-aging skin care treatments. There are several active ingredients that have been clinically proven to be effective skin rejuvenators. One of the most effective treatments is vitamin A derivatives such a retinol or retinyl palmitate. 

The Retin A or Renova vitamin A treatments are the strongest although the most irritating treatments of the vitamin A options and are only available by prescription. If your skin needs major rejuvenation attention, ask your Doctor if you are a candidate for the prescription vitamin A treatment of Retin A or Renova. If not, including one of the other retinol alternatives in your skin care routine is an excellent strategy. The concentration of over-the-counter retinol products can range up to 1%. The basic rule of thumb is, the higher the concentration, the stronger the treatment. Be forewarned though, read the directions carefully because the stronger retinol products can be quite irritating to the skin. Starting slow and gradually working your way up to higher concentrations will allow your skin to adjust to the treatments better. The vitamin A derivative, Retinyl Palmitate, is the less irritating of the Vitamin A options and is c

Jean Townsend

Freenlance Photographer

Make-up and cosmetics are used all over the world by all kinds of different people. Cosmetic products are defined as, “a substance or preparation intended for placement in contact with any external part of the human body”. This definition can include a variety of products.

Shampoos and soaps are products that usually contain some kind of fragrance and clean the skin by the use of surface-active agents, or surfactants. These surfactants are molecules that have both lipophilic and hydrophilic, or fat soluble and water soluble parts. The fat soluble part of the product clings to the oil and dirt as the water soluble part allows the lipophilic part to be washed away. Detergents for dishes and clothes work in pretty much the same way but will have different ingredients that make them more harsh for use on hard, solid surfaces. It is usually not a good idea to try and use these detergents on the body and hair, for it can lead to irritation.

The Essential of Red Wood No.07

$379.00

At some stage in all our lives we want clearer, fresher, younger looking skin. Well it can be achieved without spending a lot of money and it can happen naturally! What you must do is persevere and over the course of three weeks your skin will begin to look fresher.

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Producing Perfume From Home

In the past, women relied on natural beauty treatments from the ingredients found in their kitchen or gardens. Products created from natural ingredients available at home have essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and healing properties that work with your body to heal and protect the skin naturally without any cosmetic cover ups.

- Anna Hat , co-fouder of The Essential