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5 Ways Smoking Ruins Your Looks

By Chere Di Boscio Let’s face it–all smokers know they should be quitting. Lung cancer rates for women are higher than those for men, yet as many as 17% of adult women in the UK still smoke cigarettes. Given…

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7 Natural Ways to Quit Smoking

By Diane Small Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you’ve decided to quit smoking. And making that decision is the first step to regenerating yourself back to improved health and fitness. They say it’s one of…

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Say NO to Toxic Teeth! Our Top 10 Natural Toothpastes

By Chere Di Boscio Beware! There are toxins in your toothpaste! Most Eluxe readers will now be aware of the dangerous chemicals lurking in conventional toothpastes: from fluoride and triclosan to sodium laureth sulphate and artificial sweeteners, heavy chemicals…

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The Rise and Rise of Raw Food Diets

By Diane Small With the terrible weather most of us are experiencing right now, stews, soups and mounds of thick, buttery pureed potato is far more tempting than pressed celery and grated carrots, right? But raw food diets, along…

Beauty Health Makeup

Can Makeup Give you Cancer?

By Diane Small After Johnson & Johnson were recently slapped with a heavy lawsuit after a judge ruled that the company’s shower and talc products had likely caused the plaintiff’s ovarian tumor, many have been wondering: can makeup give…

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Elle Macpherson and The Super Elixir

By Arwa Lodhi Once infamous for her comments about how rhino horn ‘does the job’ for keeping her hair healthy (though from what we can see, extensions are her real ‘beauty secret’), Elle Macpherson has since tried to clean…

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Top 7 Natural Teeth Whiteners

By Sophia Hussain We all want a ‘Hollywood smile’, and to get one, of course you should avoid stain-causing foods and drinks, including red wine, blueberries, coffee, and black liquorice. Smoking is also notorious for turning teeth a sickening…

Beauty Health Makeup Skincare

Subtle Energies: Tried and Tested

By Chere Di Boscio I first saw them at the Six Senses Spa in Sharq Village, Qatar. Thick glass bottles of rich, delicious scented body oils lined up on the shelves, promising customers a sensual aromatherapy experience. When my…

Beauty Health Spas

Beat the Winter Blues with Aromatherapy

By Diane Small As fall moves into full swing and beautiful colours abound, we may want to try to forget that winter will soon be upon us. While winter is usually associated with family, celebration, and lots of eating,…

Beauty Health Spas

The Ancient Ritual of the Hammam

By Stacey Siebritz The story of the hammam is an ancient one, and is reportedly rooted in the ancient Roman bathing ritual. After observing the Roman baths of Syria in 630 AD, the prophet Mohammed apparently recommended “sweat baths”…

Beauty Health Skincare

5 Common Toxic Beauty Treatments

By Jody McCutcheon Going to extremes for beauty is nothing new: the ancient Greeks valued blonde hair, so women would lighten theirs with plant extracts…and arsenic! During the rein of Elizabeth I and beyond, pale complexions were considered so…

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Save the Bunny! China’s Cosmetic Cruelty

By Arwa Lodi Let’s face it: with most chemical ingredients on the market already having been proven to be safe, there really is no excuse for animal testing anymore. For any new ingredients that may be added to cosmetics, L’Oréal…