Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day Creams - Why you should use them.

You are not alone if you wonder why you need a day cream for day time and a night cream for night time . In case you don't know, day creams are meant to protect your skin from harmful factors and rays during the day, that can be caused by UV rays, pollution or generally neglecting your skin. While night time Is when your skin sleeps and is in a relaxed mood to absorb and repair itself.

Most day creams are generally lighter,contain sunscreen and nourish the skin at the same time.It is vital to note that the skin functions differently during night and day. And it is advisable to use suitable products. And adhere to a good skincare regime.

At WuChi by Maks our Rose Rejuvenating Day Cream contains Rose hip Oil, Rose Water and Rose extract. If you are serious about your skincare regime, these are some of the vital ingredients that your skin needs to help nourish, heal repair and rejuvenate itself naturally.

Our day cream  address and balance the issues that affects the skin  like, dry skin, break outs, lifestyle, pollution, and the problems that arise from not looking after your skin properly. Our Rose rejuvenating day cream work in harmony with your skin by addressing this issues. We are committed to helping our customers achieve radiant, healthy glowing skin natural and very happy with the good customer feed backs.

A bit more about Rose Oil
Rose oil is obtained through extraction from the delicate petals of the Rose flower.
Rose oil is known as the Queen of essential oils. Very expensive due to the high quantity of Rose petals needed to extract a tiny amount of Rose oil. Rose oil can be used for all skin types especially for dry, sensitive, or ageing skin. Has tonic & astrigent effect on the capillaries and helps diminish redness & thread veins, soothes, rejuvenates and repairs. Good for wrinkles and ageing skin.

Rose Hip Seed Oil
These are ingredients that work in harmony and penetrates deep down in to your skin to give it a natural healthy skin.
Rosehip oil is pressed from Rose hip seeds. Contains natural retinoic acid(Vitamin A). 
Studies have shown Rosehip oil to be a powerful skin cell regenerator which helps prevent premature aging and wrinkles, it contains a powerful amount of GLA. 
Rosehip oil is excellent for problem skin, stretch marks, scar tissue, eczema, psoriasis.

Pic credit: Shin@WuChi HQ

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Catching Up from WuChi HQ

How time flies, can you believe it is almost Christmas. My apologies if you have not heard much for a while on the blog. I assure you that  we have been very busy behind the scence and on social media making sure our customers are always happy. Here's a quick behind the scence catch up;

I had a lovely summer and spent time with the family. We visited Oxford, Chambridge, Brighton and finally mixed a bit of business and pleasure in Garde lest (Paris) which was really nice and extremely hot . 

Lately, we have done quite a few in house WuChi videos in the last couple of months with our very own professional team and looking forward to sharing the details of the new project with you all. We are currently preparing and will be at the New Islington Specialist Crafts Market coming up four saturdays before Christmas. So, enough time and dates to stock up on our beautiful products for your loved ones.

In the mean time, I would like to say thank you to everyone around the world who's dropped by our blog to catch up on old post on beauty advice, articles and behind the scene information at WuChi HQ.

Maks xxx

Picture Credit: Me.On my Phone after show.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

African Herbs for Beauty and Well-being

In Africa, herbs have been used for thousands of years to heal, as food, commerce and for health  and well-being. Generally, people all over use herbs to cook and to look after themselves. I will heighlight some herbs that grow in Africa  and can be found in other countries. Africa is blessed with thousands of plants, botanicals and herbs; but for this issue of Ingredient Feature, I will focus on these four ingredients, Neem tree, Shea butter, Palm oil and Black Soap.  On the benefits they have brought and how they have been used for thousands of years for different purposes.

1. Neem tree- (Dogonyaro)
Neem tree is indigenous to India, Burma, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. And is referred by various  names as; Dogon Yaro (Nigeria), Neeb, Margosa (Arabic), Azad Dirakht (Persian). This evergreen shady tree grows luxuriously in the tropical and semi-tropical

In Africa, the Neem tree can be found in the norther part of Nigeria  and know as the Dogonyaro tree. It is very medicinal and highl y regarded for it's antibacterial properties. Traditionally, It is boiled and drank as a cure for malaria. Neem oil is also used to treat all sorts of skin and hair problems from, hair lice and dandruff to infections. However, Neem oil, very smelly and unpleasant, with a very strong strength that over powers any other oil that it is used with and so should be used in moderation.  The Gunky smell can be ovelooked due to the benefits it provides.

2. Palm Kernel oil-Elaeis guineensis

Palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit kernels (seeds) of the oil palm. Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because it contains a high amount of beta-carotene.
Palm oil is edible and used for cooking, the body , frying and in soaps and cosmetics. The benefits of palm oil.
The demand for palm oil is growing and can be found in almost everything you eat from magarine, to butter,cakes, preserves and more. However, you can't talk about palm oil without highlighting the problems.There has been alot of conroversies sourrounding palm oil because of the deforestation, devastation and tragedy that it is causing the Orangotangs and some communities.You can read an article here from the independent about problem palm oil is causing in the western region.

3. Black Soap-oshea Dudu

Black soap also comes from West Africa. It is made from plantain leaves, palm tree leaves, cocoa pods or other leaves. The leaves are burned and then water and oil is added. The oils can be coconut oil, shea butter, palm oil or cocoa butter. The process can take up to 2 weeks and recipes are passed down through generations. This means that different regions and tribes have their own ways of making black soap. Black soap is known as Ose Dudu in Nigeria – ( ‘soap black’).Black soap helps with acne, rashes and hyper-pigmentation. It is not as drying as most soaps and can be used all over the body.
Black soap is medicinal and can be found in Ghana, Nigeria and other aprts of West Africa.
4. Shea Butter-
Shea butter known as Karite butter, is a cream coloured fatty substance extracted from the fruit, they grow only in the wild and can take up to 50 years to mature. Alsos known as Mangifolia tree found in the west and central Africa. Western countries are just begining to recognise the benefits of shea butter, something that African have known for thousands of years.

For centuries, Africans have used Shea butter to: 
• Moisturize and regenerate skin and hair
• Reduce inflammation, stretch marks and wrinkles 
• Treat eczema and arthritis

Shea butter has proven healing properties, dubbed the women’s gold of Africa, it has great healing properties. Heals burns and wounds, promotes cell regeneration, used to treat Eczema, rashes, severe dry chapped skin, provides natural protection against sun damage and ultra violet rays. Good for stretch marks; long application helps delay appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We use Unrefined shea butter in our Creams and lotions.

What are your experiences with using any of the herbs and plant above? Have you come across them or used them. We use all of these ingredients I have written about and more,  in making our products because of the benefits they provide. Our ingredients are sourced from sustainable resources and suppliers who maintain fairtrade principles. Nature heals, So why change it.

Pic Credit: Google images

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We've Been Growing Our Own Vegetables

Last year I joined my local community growing project to grow our own vegetables. Natural and organic as it comes. And the children loved it. We grew runner beans, some corn, tomatoes, peppers and Courgettes which all came in handy in the cooking pot. And the satisfaction that we grew it our selves was rewarding and priceless, especially for the whole family.

We enjoyed the community scheme and met very friendly , keen family growers and decided to grow more this year. So, we have collected our seeds and this year, we are growing more tomatoes, spinach, some more beans and vegetables. I will keep you informed of how we get on. Here's to a community growing spirit wherever you are . For more information about our community garden project visit

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Marie Claire Magazine: Hot List

Oooh guess what! forgot to mention, that our Sensual Body Oil is featured in the Marie Claire Magazine Hot List. April Edition

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This Summer Let Your Skin Breath...

With the weather getting sunnier and hotter, the skin will sweat  more and get clogged up quickly.

Did you know that, pilling on makeup will also get the skin clogged up. And the more you cover up the more the skin is straved of fresh air and then a vicious circle of dependency on covering up occurs- a kind of no you can't be seen without make up on kind of regime.

To keep your skin clean and refreshed, always cleanse and moisturise daily no matter how late it is. Make sure you use a deep cleansing facial scrub once a week and don't go to bed with your make-up on or you will clog up your skin. Lastly and most importantly, wear sun protection if you are out in the sun. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water when you are out and about. Enjoy the lovely sunshine!

Selected products from our WuChi  by Maks range to help keep your skin Squiky clean...

WuChi by Maks Almond face scrub is a gentle,creamy  scrub that will help refine the skin texture and suitable for all skin types. It contains a blend of essential oils of french Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Rosewood in moisturising, nourishing, yet gentle exfoliating Almond seed meal to remove dull, dead skin cells for a healthy radiant skin.
view this product on our website.

Words from our happy customers...
" This product (Almond Face Scrub)  has a wonderful smooth texture to it... not heavy young tennage daughter has started to use it it's that mild. Thanks" Kirstene Dixon

WuChi by Maks Organic Muslin Face Cloth helps to gently exfoliate and deep cleanse your skin while boosting circulation at the same time. It can be used daily for effective and regular deep cleansing to boost circulation and slough away dead skin cells. View this product on our website

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Your Skin is a Reflection of You, it tells a story.

The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the body. As you age some of your skin cells are not able to replace themselves.

Skin diseases will often be an outer reflection of internal problems and must be treated as such. This is because the skin is responsible for the elimination and excreation of a quarter of the body's waste products so any dysfunction of the skin will stress the other 3 the kidney, lungs and bowels.

The fibres that make the skin stretch become less elastic and you begin to lose some connective tissues called collagen. This makes the skin thinner and less able to repair damage. This is usually when you start to notice the lines and wrinkles and looking for miracle creams to work instant miracles.

Sorry to disappoint you, but, our genes affect how the skin ages, and external factors like ultra violet rays from the sun can result in pigment changes, wrinkles and brown spots. Which is why you should protect the skin from environmental pollution and free radicals. By moisturising daily and following a regular skincare regime that includes, cleansing, toning, moisturising, regular treatment and making sure you use sun protection.

The skin is a reflection of all our life's experiences. A healthy lifestyle is usually reflected in a healthy looking skin. If you understand the skin structure then you will by now know that the skin absorbs absolutely almost 70% of what you put on it and should be looked after properly.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New You or Old You, With Changes

Welcome to 2011.We've all been there, another new year and very exciting prospects in mind. You promise to be good and suddenly notice all the rates for gym membership and thinking which new exercise gear to buy, running shoes or gym membership with a personal trainer. Dieting, Dvding or wandering around the gym with programme cards. They are simply known as the January Joiners and  as we all know it all wears out  by the spring. Well, how about doing something different this year. So, I thought I should highlight a few simple changes that you can make that will be of benefit to you in the long term if you keep at it diligently.

Think of long term strategies for your health and well being

1. Ditch the Diets
Be true to your self. Ditch the detox diets because your body eliminates it self anyway, ditch the diet books and re- programme you mind in a positive way. Use 2011 to strengthen your will power so that you can get through any mental barriers that make you give up your new year resolution before the year ends.

Have you ever thought why people pledge to lose weight or start a new life in the new year. Surely, the weight gain is not a compilation of food they have eaten in the two weeks of the Christmas holiday. The weight gain is simply as a result of changes you did not make in the whole year and then pledge to loose it all in the new year. Although, I am aware that we all over indulge during the festive season with extra helpings of irresistible food. Even research says, women especially gain up to half a stone during the festive season.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day and the only way you can achieve your aim is by laying one brick at a time with examples like, making small changes daily, cutting out your potion size and keeping active. Think of long lasting management tips for health and well being.

2. Get Active
If you walk for 30-45 mins at least 3 time a week,  you will notice a difference long term. Keep your body hydrated by drinking more water and your skin will look plummer. I don't believe drastic decisions help achieve aims I simply  believe a good mindset and will of mind with carefully  planned achievable and doable goals can be achieved for longer.  Remember if you don't put in the hard work, you will not see any difference. Nobody lost weight by sitting in front of the telly eating pop corn. So go out there and do something. slow and steady one step at a time.

3. Have a Smoothie

Having a smoothie for breakfast or lunch will help you get your five a day. You cant comprehend the benefits of the nutritional benefits  and vitamins you get from the fruits. this is one of the best weight management tips you can incorporate into  to your new year resolution. Making smoothies is easily done all you have to do is buy an affordable smoothie maker and  some fruits  and experiment with healthy drinks.

4. Great Skincare Regime
If you are still deciding what your new years resolution is, make sure great skincare regime is one of them. The skin absorbs up to 70 % of what you put on so make sure to choose a natural organic alternative beauty product. Natural is always best as the ingredient will work as skin food to repair and look after your skin naturally without any harsh chemicals.
Products: WuChi by Maks Mini Face Kit

What's your New Year resolution  ?
 I stopped making new year resolutions but only continue from where I have stopped with a positive mindset in everything that we do here at WuChi HQ. Although, I would like to add that I intend to write more and connect with my customers as much as possible because behind every brand there is someone and people (team working hard ) to make sure everyone is happy. Here is to a very successful healthy and very happy New Year to you .

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year - 2011

A Happy New Year to you all from everyone at WuChi HQ. Wishing you the very best for 2011. Be positive, believe in yourself, believe in your abilities, stay focused and you will achieve in 2011.