Anti aging
At Gratiae, we truly believe in the power and beauty of nature, which is why natural organic ingredients form the basis of our products. These unique formulations incorporate water from a mineral-rich spring found close to the Sea of Galilee, named ‘Gratiae’ by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, after the Three Graces of charm, beauty and fertility. The naturally therapeutic and rejuvenating properties of this mineral water have a profoundly beneficial on the skin in particular, restoring its beauty and youthfulness. Harnessing the Power of Natural Spring Water We not only use the power of ..
After the party has ended…
  Last night we welcomed a new year through the world. It is goodbye 2013 and welcome 2014! But long, party, nights can have a less-than-wanted effect on our skin and may cause puffiness around the eyes and tired-looking skin.   Take good care of your post-party skin with these great tips:   1.     Drink a lot in the next few days: dehydrated skin looks dull and tired. Although coffee and other caffeine-based drinks are usually not recommended, your skin absorbs every drop of water it can get. 2.     Cleanse ..
When to switch up your skin care routine
We’ve done a little research on this. Actually we’ve done a lot of research on this, we just didn’t want to sound like sad weirdos who spend all day looking up skin care issues on the internet and calling dermatologists to try and get them to answer a quick question before hanging up on us. Uh, secret’s out, we suppose. Most women develop a true skin care routine in their mid to late twenties. Which is excellent. But as much as you may want to, you can’t keep that same skin care routine for the course of your life. As your skin ages, its needs change. Here’s when you want to switch it u..
The Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kinneret as it’s also known, is a well-known place for pilgrimage. The Sea of Galilee is Israel’s major resource for fresh water, fed by underground springs, with its main source the Jordan River. The 32 mile shoreline of the lake also attracts holidaymakers who come to enjoy boat trips, watersports, great beaches and lakeside promenades. Since ancient times the Sea of Galilee has also attracted pleasure-seekers who arrive to enjoy its natural thermo-mineral springs, with waters which aid metabolism, renew skin cells, and relieve rheumatism and many other conditi..
Bad beauty habits to bin once and for all
There are some bad beauty habits we just can’t seem to ban, common culprits being nail-biting and forgetting to take make-up off at night. This year make a point of ditching some of your beauty no-no’s for good. ·         Failing to wear adequate sun protection has got to be one of the biggest beauty faux pas there is, not to mention a health risk. All the body including the face and lips needs to be protected using a high factor sunscreen. By investing in a moisturizer or foundation that contains SPF you’ll be protected even if you forget once in..
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Whether you’re just past 30 and beginning to see the first signs of ageing in your skin, or well into your 50s, you may be thinking about how to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Some people simply give in to the battle of aging skin, believing that as we grow older - wrinkles are inevitable. More of us however want to think young, act young and look young. Demi Moore, Yasmin Le Bon and Nicole Kidman are all around the age of 50, but have faces that don’t look that much older than their teenage daughters. How can I keep the wrinkles at bay? With the advent of new technology and arm..
The oil that isn’t an oil
  Jojoba is a funny name, and if you don’t know better, you might not say it right. The J is actually pronounced with an H sound, so you sort of laugh like Santa Claus—Ho Ho—then say Bah, like Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s a bit of a clash of traditional Christmas sentiments, when you think about it. But Jojoba is more than a funny name; jojoba oil is an ingredient in many Gratiae products, and for lots of very good reasons.   The wonder of jojoba oil   So jojoba oil is a product of seeds from the jojoba tree, but the actual truth is that it isn’t really an oil a..
Gratiae’s Face Lift Facial Serum is a breakthrough product based on a secret formulation of active ingredients. These include organic flora that originate from the Sea of Galilee area in a serum which give skin an instantaneous lifting effect, transforming skin from dull, tired and saggy to radiant and refreshed in a matter of seconds. The serum helps to firm, revitalize and boost cell renewal, returning youthful contours thought long gone. Why Organic? At Gratiae, we believe in using organic ingredients in skin-care formulations since they contain optimal amounts of bioactive mater..
The thermal approach to radiant skin
Who doesn’t love that warm glow you feel at the end of a romantic movie with a satisfying outcome? Or the warm glow from a cozy fireplace, accented with a cup of hot chocolate with melting marshmallows floating on top? How about the warm glow that fills a room that is lit only by candles? There are all kinds of ways to give yourself a warm glow, but have you ever thought about what a warm glow can do for your complexion? Warmth as a skin rejuvenator One of the popular treatments at spas these days is the application of heat to the skin, combined with massage, to open pores, stimulat..
Nowadays it’s the norm for men to look after their skin too - gone are the days when they would frown at the idea of slapping on moisturizer or prepping with shaving gel or cleanser. We have entered the era of ‘metrosexual man’ and the awareness that they also get wrinkles, dry skin and clogged pores – problems which can be tackled with a good skin care regime. The Ideal Skincare Regime for Men The ideal man’s skincare routine can be summarized into three easy steps: cleanse, shave and moisturize (shaving obviously being an optional step depending on the required look). · &..