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What do you mean by Vegan Perfume?

What do you mean by Vegan Perfume?

How can a perfume be vegan?  Easy.  Did you know that "musk" originally came from the secretions of a male musk deer? It's actually a quite an unpleasant smell, but is totally animalistic and what we think of as sexy, which is why we often want to smell "musky" to make us attractive to the opposite sex. It also makes the fragrance last longer. Unfortunately they hunted the musk deer into almost extinction, so no company is allowed to do that anymore!  At Recreation, we don't believe in using animal parts to make us feel beautiful. We think you can be...

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What Makes A Fragrance Natural?

What Makes A Fragrance Natural?

Most fragrances are made with a whole host of harmful chemicals. So unless it clearly says "natural" or "clean" on the label, you can bet your perfume contains endocrine disrupting chemicals. Even the ones that look natural, are NOT. Unless it says on the label.  The problem is the perfume industry is self regulated. So the same people trying to sell you the perfume, are making up the rules about what can go in it. And the fact of the matter is, harmful chemicals are cheap and easy to use in perfumery.  There are over 3000 chemicals that can be...

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Calm Your Complexion

Calm Your Complexion

It might seem like a good idea sometimes to scrub your skin into submission, but then you have to deal with the after-effects: angry, bumpy, red or inflamed skin.  Or maybe that's just your skin all the time? Whatever the cause, sun, stress, pollution or overzealous treatments can lead to inflammation which weaken the skin barrier and leaves skin prone to dehydration, sensitivity and breakouts.  Keep Calm Anti -inflammatory ingredients like     

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Forget Designer Bags, Wellness Is The New Status Symbol

Forget Designer Bags, Wellness Is The New Status Symbol

Lucy, 33, from Sydney's northern beaches thinks nothing of spending $9 on a loaf of artisan sourdough to make the kids' school lunches, or $7 on two litres of milk, and they're just the basics. "I buy only organic, free-range eggs because they're best for you," she says, "my meat is grass-fed and organic, I buy sustainable fish. I try and buy organic vegies. My beauty products are all natural, non-negotiable. I think it's worth it." Is this you? Into your collagen supplements, fresh almond milk, cold-pressed juices, grass-fed meats, all-natural skincare, chia seeds, maca, cacao … they're all symbols of the new luxury...

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Does dairy really give you pimples?

Does dairy really give you pimples?

You may have heard that giving up dairy will literally dissolve your pimples. Is this true? Is it just as simple (or as difficult) as giving up milk? There's a bit more to it than that. We dive into this theory with a few experts for help.  First of all, there is some proof that dairy causes acne and it's based on various studies of men and women aged 9-30, which shows an increase in acne among people who drink milk.  Then there's another study, done on 47,355 women (that's a lot for a study!) and it also pointed to milk, particularly skim milk, increasing the...

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