This website was born as a blog in 2010. Even though I’m covering way more topics nowadays and the site has grown, you can still read and follow it like a blog. You’ll find all of my publishings here, in chronological order.


Why gua sha really does work?

A facial gua sha brightens and tightens the skin, fades fine lines and wrinkles, reduces puffiness, accentuates the contour of the face and can relieve skin issues. The effects of a facial gua sha cannot be disputed, and it’s possible to gain spa-like results even at home if you master the technique. But what exactly makes gua sha so effective?


An Ode to Olivem 1000

Let’s dive deeper into one specific class of raw materials – emulsifiers. I will also talk about one of the most popular emulsifiers used in natural cosmetics, an emulsifier called Olivem 1000.