Lorraine Dallmeier Press

Skincare Science

Learning the facts about natural cosmetics


Plants in Beauty

Botanical extracts in natural skincare


Chestnuts - Uses in Natural Beauty & Skincare

I went out 'chestnutting' with my family today. We live in the south part of rural England and now that it's autumn, the trees around our house are laden with sweet chestnuts (Castanea sativa) which are fantastic when roasted. So I thought it would be fun to look at the scientific skincare properties of the chestnut, focusing on two different species - the s[...]

Liquorice - Uses in Natural Beauty & Skincare

If I mention liquorice to you, you probably think I'm talking about confectionery. I am originally from the Netherlands and it's a well-known Dutch delicacy which you can buy in every supermarket and corner shop. However, did you know that liquorice is actually a wonderful skincare herb? Liquorice or licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a leafy green plant wh[...]

Chamomile - Uses in Natural Beauty & Skincare

Chamomile is one of the best skincare herbs available and is particularly useful for skin conditions such as contact dermatitis (eczema). This apple-scented herb comes in several different forms, but thankfully they all offer natural beauty benefits. Chamomile is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is also considered to be hyp[...]

Skincare Myths

Separating fact from fiction in natural skincare

Skincare Business Secrets

Coaching hints & tips on how to run your business


Anti-ageing properties in plants

Beauty History

Using natural ingredients through the ages