Eyes are our most expressive feature, the window to our souls, so it’s no surprise that many women want to accentuate the area with a little cosmetic flourish. There’s nothing quite like a wave of that magic wand of mascara to darken, thicken and lengthen your lashes and make your eyes pop. Even makeup minimalist often opt for a touch of mascara to give them a more alert look for the day or a special flair for the night.

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There’s nothing like a nasty cold or flu bug to bring you down after the merriment of the holidays, and this year’s crop seems to be particularly potent. Winter is the optimum time for this kind of misery, not directly because of the frigid weather but because we tend to spend more time cooped up indoors where germs and viruses can lurk and spread. We all know the motherly mantra to wash our hands frequently to avoid catching these infections, but there’s only so much wishful washing you can do.

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Most people who make the switch to natural cosmetics and skin care experience a genuine glow from the nourishing botanicals, healing herbs, rich minerals and precious essential oils found in these items. A few customers, however, may experience some sort of reaction – a few bumps, a little redness, maybe a tingling sensation – as they wean off their usual beauty brands. More often than not, this is simply a short-term case of adjustment as you transition from one formulation to another and, in fact, is a sign that the natural goodness of the organic ingredients is starting to work.

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