We talk to the co-founder of Plain Tiger, and beauty enthusiast Alexandra Baillie about her favourite beauty finds - bought, tested and recommended to her friends and family. Grab a cup of tea, you won’t want to miss this!
Free Radicals exist in our environment and are found in the food, water and medicines we take. Your body produces them as a byproduct of your metabolism and as part of the natural ageing process. The air we breathe, and our friend Mr Sun is also a culprit, but here are steps to start the prevention and curing process.
Self-care, grounded in traditional & spiritual practices, has increased in popularity. We are seeing a growing awareness of crystals and their benefits, and now this extends to your beauty routine. Discover Crystal & Gem infused beauty care and the benefits of incorporating these into your beauty and skincare routine.
The skin has a living microbial layer, and we’re exploring ways to use this knowledge to our advantage. New research, having blown the lid off the scientific world’s understanding of the microbial universe, offers a more realistic insight into how we can heal skin conditions through its bacteria.
It’s no surprise that Africa also plays host to incredible, natural, ingredients used in many beauty products across the globe. Here, we have identified the top 5 we love - all from our gorgeous Africa.
Most of you will be familiar with BHA, AHA, PHA and HAs for their exfoliating and hydrating properties, but did you know of the additional benefits with improved cell turnover? These acids have the power to give you an almost instant glow, minimise fine lines, diminish brown spots and attack those pesky pimples.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up a ⅓ of its entire protein composition. It is one of the main building blocks of bones, muscles, tendons, skin, ligaments and can also be found in blood vessels, teeth and your corneas!
Small batch production has really taken off these last 2-3 years with local businesses taking the lead. From decor to beauty to food brands, we are seeing a huge shift in expectation from consumers as well as brands leading the process.
For years we have known that it's not only what we put onto our skin that affects us in a positive or negative manner, but it's also what we put into our bodies that impacts how it reacts. Similar to that of skincare labels and understanding its ingredients, it's important to know how certain foods can elevate your skin.
Clean beauty seems pretty self explanatory and straight-forward, however this is, in actual fact not the case. With words such as green, natural and organic we are often misled into thinking a product is ‘clean’ without checking the (gasp!) label!
Slow beauty is the new clean beauty and it’s a movement that’s here to stay! We breathe and think in a world of fast-paced living, working and instant gratification, but 2020 has taught us to slow down in various aspects of our lives.
There are few things in life more relaxing than a long soak in the tub. It not only performs part of our basic body-care routines but can also be a way to practise self-care. And, if you can’t go to the spa for a pick-me-up, bring the spa to you! Here’s how to upgrade your bath for ultimate relaxation.
I can count the things I swear by, on one hand. One of them is tea tree oil, and another is shea butter. Shea butter is actually not a butter – it’s a fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, which is indigenous to West Africa. The outer shells of the nuts are removed, crushed and roasted.
I literally cringe when I see adverts where someone is merrily lathering their face up with soap. I picture myself running towards them in slow motion, saying “stooooop.” While I totally believe that deep cleansing is necessary, conventional soap is not the way to do it.
2020 may not have felt like a year from which new trends could emerge. But, from the rise of loungewear to masks becoming a mandatory ‘accessory’, last year changed us, as well as our approach to fashion, wellness and beauty. Some of the trends born of the pandemic have been predicted to last throughout 2021.
Our shipping system is carbon negative, which means that getting your products to you does not cost the planet or its people in any way. Carbon negativity is earth positivity. We offer free shipping for orders over $150.
The stories behind the brands that we feature, matter to us and we know they matter to you. We tell these stories via #PlainTiger_Spotlight, providing deep insights into the inspiration behind the work that our independent fashion designers and artisans produce as well as their production methods and their commitment to our conscious criteria.
Made to order fashion is also slower to produce and is therefore more environmentally sustainable, causing less wastage and avoiding over-production. As a movement, made to order promotes a culture of quality where people come to appreciate and cherish their garments as heirlooms rather than just seasonable pieces that quickly go out of fashion.