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Oatmeal for better skin!

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Oatmeal for better skin!

Im sure you have heard about oatmeal masks, oatmeal scrubs, and so on, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why this seemingly unimpressive ingredient just keeps popping up in all of these natural skin care routines?  It's simply because it works!  It contains amino acids, which act as building blocks for the body, helping to rebuild tissue and promote healing. When applying oatmeal as mask or a scrub, your skin can absorb these, thus helping your face heal faster from blemishes and old scars. It is also hypoallergenic and it's soothing properties are great for sensitive skin.  And even...

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Ingredients we avoid

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Ingredients we avoid

I challenge you to take any cosmetic product you have and look at the ingredients, in almost all of them you will find silicones (except in ours, of course) . Silicones can go by many different names, if you want to learn to spot them, just look at the last three letters of any ingredient, if it ends in -one,it is a silicone) so why do so many cosmetic companies use them?And why do we at Claudia Nour Cosmetics avoid them?Although silicones are considered to be a low hazard ingredients in cosmetics, it's long term effect on the behaviour of...

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Lonely Revert/Convert?

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Praying alone, fasting alone, worshiping alone...for some muslims who have reverted (or converted)to Islam, coming from a family of non-muslims, can experience a very lonely journey. When I became Muslim, I partially felt this loneliness because my family is Christian, but my husband was my support, along with my two very young children. Still I understand the separation when you are no longer following what your Mom, Dad and siblings are. When they would like to go to a party but you would rather stay home, or even in something as simple as food choices and the discussions and arguments that...

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Al Arabiya article on Halal cosmetics

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Al Arabiya article on Halal cosmetics

I was very honored to be a part of this interview for Al Arabiya magazine, speaking of the rise of halal cosmetics, you can see the full article in the link below: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/fashion-and-beauty/2016/03/19/Why-halal-cosmetics-are-beauty-s-next-big-thing-in-the-Gulf.html

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5 Whudu-Friendly makeup tips

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5 Whudu-Friendly makeup tips

Prayer and the use of makeup is a heavily talked about subject, but one that does not get too much importance, so if you are wondering how can you balance your spiritual duties with a all natural and halal cosmetic routine, read on!  1. Make sure your makeup is Halal: This is the first step in having purity when it comes time to our Salah (prayer). Ingredients like collagen, gelatin, tallow, alcohol, among others, can make the creams and makeup you are applying to your skin impure, and as believing women we must try our best to make our cleanliness...

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