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Plastic in the sea: La Saponaria in Jakarta

Lucia, founder of La Saponaria, and Sara, marketing manager, went to Indonesia to find the oceanic plastic supplier we use for our bottles. They were able to see and touch the entire plastic collection and transformation process first-hand. The problem is huge but all together we can make a difference.

La Saponaria in Jakarta: when our ocean plastic bottle supplier invited us we couldn't believe it! And yet here we are, having come to know a splendid reality that has been able to transform a disastrous situation into an opportunity for the people who live here and for the environment. We talk about the recyclable materials we use for our products, marine plastics and the project behind to collect it in this article on our blog. But let's proceed in order.

Nature also helps us under the umbrella: organic sunscreens

Sunscreens are preparations that are created to protect the skin from UV rays and to counteract cellular aging. On the subject of sunscreens, nature also helps us under the umbrella: in fact, in recent years the formulations of organic sunscreens have achieved great goals, becoming more and more performing and decidedly comfortable on the skin, without the unsightly ghost effect

In this article we will see what sunscreens are for, why it is important to use them, the difference between sunscreens with chemical filters and physical filters and how nature can help us under the umbrella. Finally we will talk about our 'Osolebio suncare line, which protects the skin while respecting the sea and its inhabitants:

Stretch marks: Shock Serum and Active Butter for a synergistic treatment

Stretch marks tell the story of our skin and are super widespread: it is estimated that over 80% of women and 30% of men have to deal with stretch marks.
Preventing them and above all fighting them is never easy but with the Stretch Marks Serum and the Stretch Marks Butter as your prodigious allies, a little perseverance will be enough to obtain visible results!

Who doesn't want to have flawless, compact skin? In the age of social media it seems that everyone must necessarily adapt to an ideal of perfection that is as impossible as it is illusory. In reality it is inevitable that in the course of our life marks, spots, wrinkles, pimples, cellulite, small and large scars and, yes, even the annoying and unpleasant stretch marks appear on our skin.

All these 'defects' are actually elements that characterize us, that distinguish us from others and that tell our story. So, even if they are most likely not at the top of the list of things we like most about ourselves, stretch marks are also an integral part of our person and they too contribute to transmitting our uniqueness to ourselves and to others!

It goes without saying that no one should feel uncomfortable showing their stretch marks: in this we can take a cue from the many celebs who on their social profiles reject any toxic stereotype of beauty and proudly show us their 'imperfections'.

Remedies for dry and brittle hair: tips for taking care of it

One of the most widespread problems is certainly that of dry, damaged and brittle hair... why? They are usually the result of many small abuses perpetrated on our poor hair which add up over the months and years, creating real damage that can no longer be ignored!
With our hair care routine and the right remedies for dry and brittle hair, your hair will be reborn to a new and splendid life!

If you've ever dealt with dry and brittle hair you already know how hard and challenging it is to cope with. It may look dull and lack vitality. There is good news though: there exist effective solution to restore the heatlh and shine of your hair. Reading trough this article, you will find out what are the best practices to take care of dry and brittle hair and to turn them beautiful. Here there are the contents of the article: 

Dry and damaged hair: causes

Hair can get dry and brittle due to several factors that may interact one with the other until they damage the natural structure of hair. One of the main causes is loss of moisture.

Each hair is made up of an outer layer called the cuticle and an inner layer called the cortex. The cuticle consists of tiny scales that should overlap evenly to protect the inner cortex.

Sun exposure, constant use of hair-dryer and hair-straightener, along with excessive use of chemical products like hair-dye and permanent, and frequent washing can damage the cuticle. This may cause loss of moisture and make your hair weak and dry. Moreover, external agents like humidity and pollution may make things worse for your hair. Even a diet lacking essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals can have bad influence on the condition of your hair, thus contributing to its dryness.

To sum up, hair gets dry because of several internal and external causes that jeopardize both hydration balance and hair structure.


Dry and damaged hair: some tips

So, how to deal with dry and damaged hair? Here there are some tips to follow:

  • Pay attention to how you dry your hair! Avoid using the hair-dryer at high temperatures and try not to approach the scalp and the hair roots. Keep it at a certain distance from your mane, and if you have the time... why not air dry your hair instead?
  • Use the right tools! If you notice split ends along your mane, changing your brush can make a difference. Use a wooden comb or brushes with smooth and soft bristles, avoiding those with small beads at the ends. Avoid brushing your hair when it's wet; wait until it's partially dried and then gently comb through!
  • Avoid using hair straighteners and curling irons at high temperatures! If you use them too often you will only weaken the structure and cause split ends!
  • Limit invasive treatments! Colorings, bleachings, and perms are treatments with strong chemical agents that, if used too frequently, can seriously compromise the health of your hair.
  • Watch out for UV rays! If your hair is already damaged, UV rays can penetrate their structure, so try to protect them from prolonged sun exposure.

Take the hair test!

Retinol: what it is for, when to use it and natural alternatives

A phenomenal ally in the fight against skin aging, retinol is one of the most loved and at the same time the most discussed ingredients on the beauty scene: let's see why!

His fame precedes him! Retinol, derived from Vitamin A, is the must-have ingredient of many beauty routines that aim to reduce the dreaded signs of aging! But with this ingredient there are not only 'pros': using it without the necessary precautions can bring numerous disadvantages to our skin, certainly not what we want from a treatment that promises to improve the beauty of our complexion!

What to do if you have frizzy hair? The perfect beauty routine for your hair

All hair types have one enemy in common: frizz! But what is it about? how can you deal with it? In this article we reveal what to do if you have frizzy hair and the secrets to finally having it disciplined and defined.

The much hated frizz effect is a very common problem that afflicts not only those with curly hair, but also those with straight and thin hair and those who, in general, subject it to aggressive treatments.

It is dry, brittle, dull and rough to the touch, swollen and unruly hair, difficult to manage.

Let's see together what to do to improve the situation of frizzy hair and keep this unsightly effect at bay.

Salicylic acid: properties, uses, contraindications and natural alternatives

Salicylic acid is a very popular ingredient in cosmetics, especially in the treatment of impure skin. Yet its use is not always recommended: let's see together its characteristics, contraindications and evaluate the natural alternatives.

Salicylic acid is an ingredient widely used in the cosmetic and dermatological industry and at the moment it is all the rage: we find it above all in products for combination and impure skin: in fact, it is known for its exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it effective in fighting acne, blackheads and other skin imperfections.

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) obtained primarily from willow bark. We often find it as a main ingredient in numerous skin care products, for example in lotions, creams and cleansers, and as a component of more intense chemical treatments, such as chemical peels. Its main action is to exfoliate the skin, eliminating dead cells and freeing clogged pores, thus preventing the appearance of pimples and blackheads. Let's find out more about this ingredient. Here's what we'll read in this in-depth article:

Packaging: La Saponaria's commitment to a greener world

Here at La Saponaria we have always been committed to using light and sustainable packaging for our cosmetics but now we have taken a step further: we want to replace all virgin plastic bottles with more sustainable materials.

We truly love our world and want to do everything possible to become increasingly zero waste, plastic-free, and sustainable. In this article, we will discuss La Saponaria's choices in terms of packaging:

Acid rinse: what it is and how to do it to have glowing and tidy hair

Looking for shiny, soft and silky hair? Structuring a hair routine with natural products will help us keep our hair healthy and beautiful and doing an acid rinse at the end of each wash is a great way to make it silky and more manageable. Let's see what it is, how it is done and why it can always be useful.

Who wouldn't want soft and shiny hair? Anyone struggling with frizz or dull, lifeless hair is constantly searching for something that can tame their locks. Let's see together how and why an acid rinse can be a first and effective solution. Here are the points we will cover in our article:

Zero waste cosmetics and shampoos: plastic-free cosmetics

If we do nothing, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea: addressing the climate issue and the environmental impact of our choices becomes a priority for each of us. Zero waste and plastic-free cosmetics are born in the cosmetic field: a possible solution? Let's see it together!

In this article we will talk about plastic free and zero waste cosmetics. Here are the topics we will cover:

What are the causes of the smell of sweat👃😖

Have you ever felt uncomfortable because during a particularly sultry day or during sporting activity you noticed an excess of sweating with the consequent fear of giving off a bad smell?

But what are the causes that cause an unpleasant sweat smell? Are there effective remedies? Let's see together what are the measures that can help prevent and avoid the development of bad smell.

Natural face care: everything you need to know for organic skin care

Natural cosmetics are the safest and most effective ally for face care. Capable of preventing the signs of aging and combating various skin problems, it will accompany your daily beauty routine, giving you a radiant face like never before.

The art of self-production, with 100% natural ingredients, the use of organic solid cosmetics or essential oils, are practices that will improve your skin care with the guarantee of using organic and safe products.

In this content we will deal in detail with the topic of facial care, in particular:

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