Could it possibly be true….

Gin it’s good for your skin…..

Getting a little carried away with the heading folks, but Gin’s distinct smell and taste is a combination of many things, but first and foremost the humble little [or not so little depending upon the variety] Juniper berry with it’s woody and spicy notes creates the fragrance that is synonymous with that favoured British tipple; although the origin of the word Gin is actually Old French for Juniper.

Juniper berries have been used right across Europe; as a medicine against many differing ailments and disease and as an additive to food usually meat or game dishes; in ancient Rome this little berry even substituted Black Pepper as it takes on the same texture and smell once. Whilst In Northern European countries it is still used today as an additive to Beers.

But for Big Green Tree this little berry offers up significant natural healing and regenerative properties. it’s ability to calm, heal and rejuvenate [skin] in a natural and simple way is why its used in our Aftershave Balm; Junipers qualities help with oily and acne prone skin, as well as more inflammatory problems such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and even helping to reduce blocked pores.

All in all the essential oil of the Juniper berry has been used down the centuries from a simple spice through to natural remedy, free from chemical enhancement it is what it is, pure…. and at the end of the day why not relax with that Gin…Beauty isn’t skin deep.

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The WOW factor….naturally

ImageDreamy is one of the words to describe our facial serum, designed to bless the skin with radiance and elasticity, the calendula oil helps the fight against thinning skin, whilst the raspberry seed oil with a natural  SPF* of 28 – 50 helps defend against skin damaging UV from the sun. Raspberry oil is one of nature’s wonders, and for this reason it is high up our ingredients list; full of antioxidants this clever little fruit will deliver Vitamin E & A along with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids; these are the building blocks for healthy cell membranes, helping to deliver plumper and younger looking skin.

Our serum base contains natural Squalane oil derived from Olives; this little fruit helps to balance the faces naturally occurring squalane, which is very similar in makeup to that of the olive squalane and is quickly absorbed deep into the skin to prevent dryness whilst also stimulating new cell growth.

Wrapped around these powerful oils is Jojoba a truly incredible natural oil (actually this oil is a wax) whose [natural] chemical makeup resembles that of our own sebum. So if you are prone to oily or combination skin using Jojoba will in fact mimic your own skins sebum level and minimise over production, helping to prevent shine and making a fantastic base to apply other moisturisers and makeup.

Using the serum on a daily basis only takes a few minutes of your time, and requires only a few drops out of our contemporary design lead airless pump bottle. The best way to apply Serum is simple; we have 6 basic steps you need to take to enjoy all the benefits of this powerful fruity Serum.

  1. A serum should always be the first thing you apply to your skin in a morning, this way it delivers its highly active oils deep into the epidermis
  2. Remember with a Serum you need only the tiniest amount, too little is better than too much
  3. Serum must always be applied to clean skin, try placing a warm flannel over your face very gently patting to make sure contact is all over, this will allow your pores to open a little. Leave the skin slightly moist
  4. Apply tiny spots of serum all over you face before very gently then blend in using swift strong strokes without “rubbing” or pulling the skin
  5. At this point you may feel a tingling sensation, this is more than likely the active ingredients being drawn into the skin
  6. Leave your skin to settle for a few minutes, it needs to feel touch dry before you apply a base layer of suitable moisturiser (preferably from the same brand so you know you won’t get a reaction), you can also apply makeup straight onto your skin at this point

Why not compliment your daily beauty regime with one our 5 moisturisers designed for different types of skin and age and our natural Cucumber Cleanser and English Lavender Toner.

Visit: www.biggreentreetrading.com for further details

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 *Note this is not a medically certified product and we can’t confirm the exact SPF within it, please do not use this to replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th June is Fathers day – Skin Tonic at is best – naturally

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Virtus – Natural skincare for men

Virtus [Latin]: manliness, excellence, character, courage

Big Green Trees skincare range for men is a  high-performance range, Virtus has been designed to address the specific needs of men’s skin, harnessing the finest natural ingredients to help protect it from damage, re-energise it at a cellular level and ease sensitivity and irritation.

All of Big Green Tree’s products are free of Parabens, SLS’s and the other chemical nasties found in many high street brands, making them perfect for the man who cares about what he puts on his skin as much as how it looks.

Infused with a classically masculine combination of juniper, lavender and patchouli oils the range comprises five key products, providing men with a complete top-to-toe regime:

Pre-Shave Oil 30ml Compact and super-lubricating this shaving oil is designed to deliver the smoothest shave possible, softening stubble and keeping skin hydrated throughout the shave. Contains grape seed, coconut and sweet almond oil to lock in moisture and lubricate skin, Vitamin E to promote healing and Rice Bran Oil, used for centuries as a skin conditioner.

Sensitive Skin Shave Soap 95grm This luxurious soap doesn’t just smell great, it’s formulated with skin-friendly glycerin and provides a rich, creamy lather to ensure effortless razor glide.

Organic After Shave Balm 50ml With skin-soothing aloe extract, juniper to reduce inflammation and lavender and patchouli to speed up skin repair and regeneration this easily-absorbed and hydrating balm is the perfect way to end your daily shave.

Sea Salt Scrub 100grm The ultimate way to ensure smooth hands, feet and body this all-over scrub is the ideal way to cleanse, exfoliate and polish skin. Also contains shea butter to help keep skin soft and supple.

All Over Body Wash 200ml Containing the same masculine fragrance blend as the rest of the range (including lavender, which was revered by the ancient Romans and takes its name for lavare “to wash”) this rich wash is kind to the skin (thanks to glycerin) and is perfect for men suffering common skin complaints like athlete’s foot, psoriasis and eczema.