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Beauty Standards - Know your worth.

I think beauty standards are just wrong. Allah has made everything diverse and different, and there is a undeniable truth in this, if we are willing to reflect and ponder. One of His many beautiful creations, flowers, are a proof of that. There are over a 300,000 variety of flowers and all of them look and behave differently. Can you imagine if the flowers decided one day, to go against their nature and try to change their appearance? if they all wanted to look as one particular kind? All of the benefit in their variety and each individual function would be lost. How are we able to appreciate the beauty in all of them, and not appreciate our own? When...

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Shipping F.A.Q.

Shipping is one of the things i get asked the most about (and with good reason!) so I will take a moment to answer some of the things that usually come up when speaking with other sisters about it: 

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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 though oatmeal alone does not moisturize your skin, it is an humectant, which means that it helps your skin retain...

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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 our skin leaves a lot to be desired. Yes they feel luxurious and they can make your skin feel smoother,...

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Lonely Revert/Convert?

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 can result from them.  It has taken me a while to realize that being a convert to Islam has many...

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