Welcome to my blog!
I’m here to inspire you with so many how to’s not only on natural soaps and skin care which I have learned and perfected through the years.
My intention is to be able to make natural skin care which adhere to the ‘best practiced’ guidelines while trying to keep inline within the legal requirements that govern each product with the use of 100% certified organics and plant derived ingredients, none of those nasties, phthalate free, paraben free, formaldehyde free and most of all, environment friendly.
A licensed architect by profession, a certified Cosmetic Scientist, an experienced artisan soap maker, an organic soap and skin care workshop trainer and a hands –on mom, who’s love and passion for 100% natural skin care products started 12 years back when my daughter had skin asthma and had to find natural alternatives to help my daughter’s skin condition. With myself having a very sensitive skin, I begun to experiment, research, read, study & test various products most especially soaps. Self-study, actual experiments and mostly research on every ingredient is important for me. I’d totally embraced the art and science of naturals with the main purpose in mind ‘a product from nature, created with love and passion’.
Currently I’m into design and formulation of medicines and dermatological skin care products while still conducting training for soap making enthusiasts. The past years I have trained hundreds from different races, have handled more than a dozen of companies on skin care product making and designed several skin products for newly established soap companies in Manila, in Australia, including those that has been in the medical and pharmaceutical industry for the past years.
Welcome to Lee Strachan’s ARTISAN MADE COSMETICS!
Our 1st and fresh batch of ‘organic therapy MATTIFYING ROSE Mineral Face Powder is now available!
This Mattifying Veil (make-up finishing powder) can be your daily face powder in one. The mattifying effect is blended with 100% natural ingredients that makes it sheer and light to give a perfected light oil absorbent finish. It’s never to look dull and dry because of the added luxurious organic rosehip seed oil with potent antioxidants that combats free radicals and causes sun damage, rich in Vit C and Vit A plus essential fatty acids (efa’s) which can help improve skin tone, skin texture and pigmentation, while the astringent & toning (known to treat acne as it is non-comedogenic or does not clog pores) properties of organic grapeseed oil gives us the benefit of anti-ageing, diminishing dark circles around the eyes, and moisturising while helping to reduce scars. They’re our perfect beauty oil duo!
Your skin looks naturally glowing even with mattifying powder because of its perfectly blended light sheer formula, with a hint of warm tone, while giving a perfect diffused finish for a lovely skin glow!
The Organic Artisan Lab formulated this 100% real Plant derived and made with 100% Australian Certified Organics face moisturiser and a potent serum in 1 product for all!
The antioxidant facial moisturiser with a pH of 5 and high potency from organic plant actives, certified organic plant oils like rosehip seed oil, borage oil, apricot kernel oil, sunflower seed oil, grapeseed oil, moroccan argan oil and safflower oil. Light oils that penetrate deeply to help nourish and replace depleting skin lipids (oils) causing dry and super oily skin, as it balances to produce only the right amount needed by the skin to give us a healthy glow. This facial moisturiser and serum in 1 is packed with nutritive actives (with hyaluronic acid) that will make our skin plump and fresh looking, with potent flower extracts and herbs containing high level of anti-ageing actives, plus – essential fatty acids to help with skin elastin and collagen rebuilding.
Vit A & E Hyaluronic Moisturiser Serum, 100% Supercharged Skin Care Series by Lee Strachan AUSTRALIA is your total moisturiser to seal in. Your complete everyday light moisturiser for DRY/NORMAL/SENSITIVE/OILY/PROBLEM skin (won’t clog pores). Very light, non-greasy, quick to penetrate, helps tighten & firm skin, effective and will make your skin glow, fresh and vibrant. No harsh chemicals! Only pure, real 100% Plant Derived & Certified Organics.
Made purely from Australian Certified Organic (ACO) plant actives – aloe vera leaf gel, ginseng panax, bilberry berries, calendula flower, peony root, bush balm, rose geranium and frankincense.
“VIT ACE” Glow Beauty Elixir
Introducing this awesome product from our 100% Supercharged Skin Care Series (Anti-Ageing Skin Care Series for All types of skin) – “VIT A C E” Anti-Ageing Face Glow Mist
One of the most important regimen is toning the skin, we cleanse – TONE – special skin care treatments – moisturise. What’s good about this natural made with 100% certified organics face mist is you can use it as a pick-me-up skin glow boost to brighten your complexion all day. Toning is very important because it does not only bring back your skin’s pH after cleansing, it also prepare the skin on the next step, which is boosting the effectiveness of your moisturisers, serums or any skin treats.
VIT A C E Glow Beauty Elixir is a beautiful toner mist made from all natural and plant derived ingredients, 100% certified organic botanical herbs that will enhance any dull complexion to a luminous glow. Our infusion of Vit C rich botanicals , plant oils rich in resveratrol, Vit C, Vit A and Vit E coming from organic grapeseed oil and organic rosehip seed oils will surely give that natural luminous and glowing skin. An instant hydration booster any time of the day!
Hey guys! The Organic Artisan Lab is now accepting orders online.
Organic & Natural Skin Care Regimen Now Available from The Organic Artisan Lab in Australia.
Wrinkly and parched skin?
Above skin conditions are just some of the problems that most men & women would have as we age, which sometimes even younger ones are also battling. Solutions to various skin conditions does not only rely on topical skin care products, but a good, natural beauty supplement is also needed to achieve if not perfect but, healthy skin, hair and body.
To start with The Organic Artisan Lab introduces our best bet – that is A MUST to cleanse our body from toxins that has accumulated from many ways: eating habits, pills/medicines we’re taking, drinking alcohol, environmental stress and all others that affects the ageing system.
A good, 100% natural and 100% certified organic COLON cleansing herbs is the most wonderful way of getting rid of all these toxins in our body.
Natural COLON Cleansing made from 100% Certified Organic Herbs
by The Organic Artisan Lab
Ø Blood purifier, cleanser
Ø Natural anti-inflammatory, astringent, laxative, antibacterial
Ø Kidney and Liver detoxing/cleansing, Maintains Intestinal Health
Ø Antiseptic and anti-emetic
Ø Anti-cancer, sugar control, Glutathione level booster
Ø Nutritive, Relieves Fluid Retention
Ø Relieves Constipation, and Expel Waste yet, Anti-diarrhea
SOS Nature Colon Cleanse by The Organic Artisan Lab
100% Natural 100% Certified Organics Processor 274P
Take 2-4 capsules (30min interval per 2 caps) during night time 30min. after meal, or take the 4 capsules at one time.
Active Natural Ingredients
100% Certified Organic Cayenne Pepper Fruit, Rhubarb, Tribulus, Bilberry, Ginger, St. Mary’s Thistle, Slippery Elm, Gymnea, Psyllium Husk Seed and Cascara.
What these herbs can do for our skin & body?
Cascara Sagrada or ‘sacred bark’
Known for its many medicinal benefits. It can help skin stay hydrated for a healthy, fresh and beautiful skin. For health benefits cascara works as a liver tonic and a laxative, particularly good for healthy digestive system, relieves constipation thorough cleansing of the colon, improves digestion and gastrointestinal functions in the body thereby cleansing the system and keeping the organs in good shape. Gives a dose of Vit b, potassium and magnesium for the body.
Psyllium Husk Seed
From the shell of the seeds of the Psyllium plant, an amazing fiber supplement! When taken, it could increase the bulk of the stool, an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines, helps by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making the stool softer and easier to pass (www.webmd.com). It absorbs all sorts of toxins, wastes and bad bacteria off the sides of the intestines and help carry out of your system, which is very good way to cleanse our system from impurities, excess fats and wastes that can cause skin problems, and thus, rejuvenating our skin.
No known side effects, gymnema sylvestre is a climbing plant that is native to India and Africa. The Hindi name of gymnema, ‘Gurmar’, which means “sugar destroyer”, when taken, the first effect of this herb is not the reduction of blood sugar, rather you will feel energetic. For the skin, if you have boils, itchiness and all other skin problems, it will help cure first, then comes the lowering of blood sugar next. With skin problem as major concerns for diabetic people, ‘gurmar’ helps with the healing and curing of infections and skin problems (read more).
Slippery elm tree where the inner bark has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries, with botanial name ‘ulmus rubra’ or ‘ulmus fulva’, where Native Americans traditionally used slippery elm in healing salves and poultices for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation due to its beneficial properties. It has demulcent (soothing) actions on all mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract and also soothes the skin on contact. The antioxidants and unique vitamin mixture of this herb can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, eliminate free radicals from the upper skin layers, and even heal age spots to promote a youthful look to the skin.
St Mary’s Thistle
Also known as ‘milk thistle’, it helps to protect liver cells from toxic chemicals and drugs, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which is wonderful for the body and skin (read more: www.webmd.com).
Ginger Root (zingiber officinale)
Ginger is full of anti-oxidants that are responsible for increasing blood circulation and cut down on toxins. These anti-oxidants essentially fight off free radicals, there by protecting the skin.This process hence fights off signs of ageing like dull skin, fine lines, wrinkles and keeps the skin as youthful. It can help clear acne, scalp infections and dandruff, soothe skin burns, aids blood circulation thereby can assist healthy hair growth. For the body, it helps with indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps.
Bilberry or huckleberries is a very powerful antioxidant, taking a bilberry supplement may actually help with premature ageing, soften wrinkles, and strengthen collagen, also helps supply oxygen to the skin’s layers and maintain smooth supple skin and elasticity. For the body, a good bilberry supplement will give you rich source and dose of vit C, A, Bi, B2, E, K, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, chromium and resveratrol found in red wine.
Tribulus (tribulus terretris)
An herb known to increase energy and strength, converts bad fats in the blood into available energy, stimulates and protect liver and kidney, it is also used as a treatment internally and externally for immune disorders, such as allergic skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis. Tribulus is used for kidney problems, including kidney stones, painful urination, a kidney disorder called Bright’s disease, and as a “water pill” (diuretic) to increase urination; for skin disorders, including eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, andscabies; for male sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction (ED), involuntary release of semen without orgasm (spermatorrhea), and to increase sexual desire; forheart and circulatory system problems, including chest pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and “tired blood” (anemia); for problems with digestion, including colic, intestinal gas (flatulence), constipation, and to expel intestinal parasitic worms; for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the tissue lining the mouth (stomatitis) and sore throat; and for cancer, especially nose tumors (source: www.webmd.com).
A molecule in rhubarb, ‘rhaponticin’ is found to be useful as anti-thrombotic, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic, this molecule has also been found to improve skin lipid barrier function and increase hydration, tripling ceramide levels which protects skin from moisture loss. For the body, rhubarb may aid weight loss, improve digestion, increase skin health, improve circulation and protect against various cardiovascular conditions.
Cayenne Pepper Fruit
This is a very powerful fruit with many therapeutic properties for the health and the skin, some of them includes: anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-allergen, aids in digestion, useful for blood clots and best – detox support. Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant, cleanses the arteries as well which may help rid the body of bad LDL cholesterol (the type that puts your heart at risk is LDL — the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. LDL is a microscopic blob that’s made up of an outer rim of lipoprotein that surrounds a cholesterol center (read more here). Its full name is “low-density lipoprotein.”
SOS Nature Colon Cleanse by The Organic Artisan Lab
100% Natural 100% Certified Organics Processor 274P
Cayenne can also increase the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined.
So, there you go. Having said all that SOS Nature Colon Cleanse, as the name implies, your colon is calling for an ‘sos’! Start feeling healthy when you take this beauty supplement. Make your colon cleansing today, have a toxin free body, feel healthy, feel sexy!
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The Organic Artisan Lab (Australia)
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Olivares Organic & Natural Products
113 Sta Catalina Matanda, San Inldefonso, Bulacan, Philippines
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Exclusive Distributor in the Philippines:
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