Founder of newly launched local skincare range shares her top secrets for healthier skin & hair | 29 November 2019
Tuesday November 19, 2019 marked the opening of ‘Belliche’ – an innovative skincare outlet in Seychelles which prides itself in creating locally made products which do not contain harmful chemicals, that make use of ingredients found around our islands, and which are enveloped in eco-friendly packaging.
All of the products in this skincare range contain cold pressed coconut oil; according to Ingrid Saurer, the founder of Belliche, this is because coconut oil is said to have many benefits, including improving the health and appearance of the skin and hair.
Ms Saurer says that according to research, coconut oil has plenty of saturated fats which makes it very hydrating. Due to its antimicrobial properties, coconut oil also helps to kill harmful micro-organisms which in turn can help with various skin infections caused by bacteria or fungi, when it is directly applied to the skin.
Below, Ms Saurer hints on the secrets of this first range of her new product line for healthier skin and hair, and how best to use some of them for maximum benefits. All of the products listed below are currently available in the newly opened Belliche outlet in Victoria.
Desiccated Coconut Scrub
This is a gentle scrub that removes all the dead skin cells, but the milk in the coconut leaves the skin moisturised, and feeling soft, silky and velvety.
After using the Desiccated Coconut Scrub, you can apply some Body Butter or Body Balm to moisturise. The coconut oil in these products help to improve the moisture content of the skin and can also reduce symptoms of eczema.
Coconut Milk Body Wash
This is a mild cleanser that cleans the skin without stripping it completely of all its natural oils. Coconut milk is suitable for all skin types and because of its soothing and moisturising properties, it can even be used to treat dry and irritated skin conditions.
A very small amount of this Shower Oil is needed for the whole body and it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and supple. When it comes into contact with water, it turns a little milky and gently cleanses to nourish and soften the skin.
Adding some coconut oil to the hair before shampooing can help to moisturise the hair. The oil can be put on at night before washing in the morning, or a few hours before washing. Coconut oil can also protect the hair against damage.
Another way to use coconut oil is in the process of oil pulling, by using the oil like a mouthwash to kill some harmful bacteria in the mouth, which in turn improves the health of the mouth and helps with bad breath.
Coconut oil is also great to remove makeup.
50% butter together with coconut oil, making this a very rich mixture that is great for dry skin, for when you’re in the cold or exposed to air conditioning a lot, and for very dry parts of the body like the feet and heels. A small amount can be used for the desired effect.
A moisturiser that is good for all skin types and which treats and prevents dry, scaly and itchy skin.
A richer consistency than the lotion, Body Butter keeps the skin hydrated for longer.
This contains beeswax which helps hydrate the lips and to heal chapped lips.
A blend of coconut oil with other oils for massaging the skin, without being too oily.
Citronella Mosquito Repellent & After Bite
With Citronella essential oil, this can be used as a natural mosquito repellent. The After Bite helps to soothe and calm any bites.
For further information, visit the Belliche outlet at Shop Number 4, Camion Hall; telephone 2 610 233; email email@example.com; and follow ‘Belliche’ on Facebook and ‘bellicheseychelles’ on Instagram.