• comment se protéger du soleil
    Health,  Safety,  Tips and tricks

    Understanding UV rays and sun protection

    For the most part, we love basking in the sun on beautiful summer days. As well as being enjoyable, reasonable sun exposure with sufficient protection offers several benefits, for example by activating vitamin D production. Nevertheless, overexposure and poor protection can lead to premature aging of the skin or even skin cancer. To avoid these serious problems, let’s take a closer look (figuratively speaking!) at these notorious UV rays in order to understand them better and learn how to protect our skin from the sun. What are UV rays? The sun emits several kinds of electromagnetic waves: infrared, visible spectrum, and ultraviolet. The shorter the wave, the greater its energy—and…

  • routine naturelle visage
    Face,  Tips and tricks

    What’s the right natural skincare routine for my skin type?

    A routine for every skin type It’s not always simple to find a natural skincare routine that’s right for you. There are so many different products available, and each has its own properties. In addition, you also need to know your skin type. This isn’t always easy to figure out! To assist you, we decided to write this article specifically on the topic. With the help of this guide, you’ll get to know your skin type and its particular needs, as well as discover which skincare routine is perfect for you! How to figure out your skin type and its needs All skin needs to be hydrated and nourished. In…

  • Nourrir ou hydrater la peau
    Body,  Face,  Tips and tricks

    Moisturizing vs. hydrating in skincare: what’s the difference?

    What do moisturizing and hydrating really mean? It’s not always easy to understand which products moisturize and which hydrate our skin. These terms are sometimes even used interchangeably, though they don’t mean the same thing. For instance, people tend to refer to any lotion or cream as a moisturizer, when in fact these products often contain agents that both moisturize and hydrate. To complicate matters further, moisturizers don’t even provide our skin with moisture, though they do help our skin retain it. Actually, it’s the hydrating ingredients or hydrators that supply our skin with extra water or moisture… Feeling confused? Keep reading to clear up the differences between hydrating and…

  • Comment faire un savon blanc
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Three tricks for making a white vegetable-based soap

    Coop Coco reveals our team’s tips and tricks for achieving a white soap. You’d like to make a white soap but don’t know how? You’ve tried, and despite your best efforts, it never has that pretty light hue you’re looking for? This is normal: many factors need to be taken into account to obtain this particular effect! So if you want to learn how to make a vegetable soap as white as snow, follow this guide! Why do we specify vegetable soap? In fact, it’s much simpler to make white soap from animal fats. However, this article is focused on soaps made exclusively from vegetable fats. Tip #1 to make…

  • Beginner,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    “Honey, I saved the soap!”: how to save botched batches

    Finally, a way to save your botched batches! Whether the colour was poorly dispersed, the scent too weak, or the design off centre, your less-than-perfect soaps can now be given a second lease on life! You can also save failed attempts that ended up being too drying because you miscalculated the amount of sodium hydroxide or forgot to add oil (for example: forgot to add superfatting at trace!). You can also use this technique to recycle leftover soap bits. Rebatched soap has a rustic, grainy appearance – it’s not as smooth as regular soap. One advantage of this technique is that the added essential oils and aromatic essences hold better…