#ditchthejunk campaign supporting natural beauty and safer cosmetics

Posted by Rachael Dunseath on

In an effort to raise awareness around the potentially harmful synthetic chemicals that can lurk in everyday cosmetic products, Breastcanceruk have launched the #ditchthejunk campaign.

The campaign highlights the burden of the toxic load that the body can be under from certain harmful chemicals and encourages us to support natural beauty through using safer cosmetics and following some simple tips.

Keep it simple - Use fewer cosmetic products, less often and consider fragrance free versions.

Do your research - Check product ingredients lists before you buy in store or online and choose more natural alternatives.

In particular the campaign highlights avoiding personal care products that can contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which are reported to disrupt or interfere with the human hormone system.

Other names of chemicals you may want to avoid are

Phthalates and Parabens such as Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben and Butylparaben

Triethanolamine (TEA) and Monoethanolamine (MEA) which be found in some makeup, skincare, shampoos and body wash.

Chemicals formulations such as Triclosan and Aluminium salts which can be found in deodorant and anti-perspirants.

There are also other substances to look out for which we covered in a previous blog post 7 Ingredients You Don't Want in Your Skincare.

Make your own

The campaign also highlights that simple cosmetic preparations, for example face masks or exfoliators, can be made at home using natural ingredients. For example here’s a simple recipe for a Lime and Coconut Body scrub from our friends at Clean Beauty Co.

Sea salt is a great ingredient for use in scrubs to get rid of dead skin cells and its ability to take away impurities and toxins from the skin. Coconut oil is a good moisturiser and is high in lauric acid which is also found in your skin’s natural sebum and helps prevent against bacteria. Limes are a super source of nutrients and the citric acid will gently exfoliate, leaving your skin glowing.

lime

Lime and Coconut Body Scrub Ingredients:

2 Tablespoon Sea Salt

2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Half a Lime, juiced

To make the scrub

Grind the salt in a food processor so the granules become smaller and won’t scratch. Stir in the lime juice and coconut oil and grate in lime peel. Now your scrub is ready to use. Rinse after use for refreshed skin.

For more skinfood recipes visit  Clean Beauty Co 

To get more information about reducing your risk through avoiding certain chemicals and using safer cosmetics visit Breastcanceruk 

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Myroo Gimme 5 Prize Draw

Posted by Phil Dunseath on

We're feeling generous and have a full set of Myroo Skincare products up for grabs worth over £100 in the Myroo Skincare Gimme 5 Prize Draw Giveaway.

To enter, head on over to Facebook, like our prize draw post and leave a comment to let us know which product you’d like to see us launch next. If you’d like to tell someone else why not share the post or like our page.

 

 

Myroo Skincare Gimme 5 Prize Draw Terms and Conditions


  1. There is one prize of a fragranced or fragrance free version of Myroo Facial Serum, Facial Cleanser, Superfood Balm, Hand Treat and Lip Balm.
  2. Entries can be made by liking the Myroo Gimme 5 Prize draw post and leaving a comment to let us know what type of product you’d like to see Myroo launch next.
  3. Only one entry per person
  4. The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 31st May 2017. Entries after this date will not be counted.  
  5. Entrants must be aged 16 and over and resident in the UK (including Highlands and Islands, Scilly Isles and the Isle of Man), the Channel Islands or Ireland.
  6. The winner will be chosen at random following the close of the draw and will be notified via reply to their comment and a Facebook message within 7 days following the closing date of the prize draw. The winner will need to respond within 28 days with a postal address which meet the requirements of the T&Cs to receive the prize or another winner will be selected at random.
  7. The winner’s name will be made available on the Myroo website and social media channels.
  8. The prize draw is promoted by Myroo Ltd, 12 Grasmere Crescent, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0ED. Company registration number 10176446.
  9. Entrants will be kept up to date on Myroo company news via Facebook
  10. By participating in this prize draw, entrants agree they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  11. Disclaimer - this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
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New Stockist - Sledmere House

Posted by Rachael Dunseath on

We have a lovely new stockist here at Myroo and I was lucky enough to visit last week.

Sledmere House

Sledmere House is a beautiful stately home near Skipton, North Yorkshire. It's a bit of a best kept secret for those of who don't live nearby but it is well worth a visit. Not least for the wonderful skincare products in the newly refurbished gift shop!

The house is still used by the Sykes family and as such has a lovely welcoming feel to it. It's one of the nicest houses I've visited. The library is stunning (the picture in the header of this blog post shows a tiny bit of the ceiling) and the Turkish Room a little gem of a surprise.

Sledmere Turkish Room Tiled Wall

The grounds are simply stunning and I fell a bit in love with the walled garden. It reminded me of the Secret Garden.

Walled Garden Sledmere

There's so much to do for families, including an adventure playground, lovely walks and a fantastic tea shop. The afternoon tea looked very special indeed.

There are also some very happy and healthy looking animals and you can brush the pig and cuddle the lambs.

The admission costs are really reasonable and you could easily fill and full day out.

 

 

 

 

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Another Award for Myroo!

Posted by Rachael Dunseath on

We're so delighted to tell you that Rachael has been included in the prestigious 42 Under 42 listing.

Run by Insider Media Group the list highlights entrepreneurs in the Yorkshire region that the organisers think are worth keeping an eye on in 2017. 

The list is chock full of inspiring business leaders and it's humbling to be included in such great company.

Rachael attended the gala dinner last week and celebrated in style with the other 41. She kept quite about just how close to 42 she is!

 

42 Under 42 Dinnner

 

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Cleansing Your Face With Facial Oils - What You Need To Know

Posted by Rachael Dunseath on

The idea of cleansing your face with oil can sound a bit strange if you’ve not heard of it before. It’s far from new though, as far back as the Romans humans have been using oil to cleanse. And it makes sense, the right combination of plant-based oils can be great for protecting and nourishing your skin, while gently and effectively cleaning.

Maybe you’ve been using a foaming facial cleanser or a face wash to remove oil, dirt and debris? By using products like these, which strip the skin’s natural oils with synthetic chemicals, you can leave it unbalanced and exposed. Stripping your skin of the natural oils also means it has to work hard to replace them which can lead to dryness or an over production of sebum which can affect the skin’s appearance and have a tendency to promote outbreaks.

Skin is the largest organ of your body. It has a number of functions including protecting and maintaining the body from unwanted elements of the environments in which we live. The fatty acid lipids in the skin are meant to be there and also serve some very important purposes. These include protection, antibacterial function, reducing irritation and stopping moisture from escaping from our skin through evaporation.

The skin’s own fatty acid is called sebum, which helps keep skin supple and healthy. The sebum lipids are known as the skin’s ‘acid mantle’ and help protect against bacterial infection.   

And skin is not as simple as it might appear, something you’ll be all too aware of if you have sensitive or problem skin. The skin has 3 main layers, the epidermis (the outer layer), the dermis and the subcutaneous layer.   The epidermis is split into 5 sub layers with the stratum corneum being the outermost.

The stratum corneum allows for two-movement movement, on the one hand acting as a barrier to protect from unwanted organisms entering the skin and on the other allowing movement away from the skin for things like toxins and also absorption of moisture and nutrients.

When the skin’s barrier is impaired is can become irritated and inflamed. A balance of oils is needed to maintain skin health. To complement the oils you get from a good diet certain oils contained in skincare products applied topically can help improve skin appearance and function.

Plant based oils can be used to complement the skin’s natural oils and can help maintain the balance need for healthy skin.

So oil cleansing is great for cleaning without stripping and nourishing too, but something we hear a lot, “ should people with oily skin use facial oils to cleanse their face”? The simple answer is, yes!

Oils attract oils so using an oil to cleanse your face actually helps balance your skin’s natural moisturising factor and regulate the production of sebum. This ensures that dirt, debris and dead skin cells are removed gently and wiping the skin with a dampened muslin cloth makes it even more effective. (The warm cloth can also be left on the face as a hot press to better open up your pores as part of the cleansing process).

A lighter combination of oils, such as those used in  the Myroo Facial Serum, can then be applied to provide further protection, nourish skin and retain moisture.

Depending on your skin type you may find you need more or fewer drops of the cleansing oil to massage into your face and neck but as always with our products a little goes a long way.

Why not give it a try? Our 5* award winning Cloth & Cleanser is simple to use and comes ready with an unbleached, organic muslin cloth. 

Oh and don’t forget, great skin comes from the inside and the outside. It’s also important to have a diet containing plenty of fruit and vegetables along with lots of water to ensure the skin has all the elements it needs to for healthy appearance and function.

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