Behind the Veil

The Velettà blog

5 Ways to Destress by Simplifying Your Life

Are you stressed? Maybe you need to simplify your life. We have some suggestions. Read on to find out more.

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3 Recipes for Energy

Are you lacking in energy? We have some recipes to help you avoid that 3 pm slump. Read on to find out more.

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Why People with Oily Skin Should Also Moisturise

Do you shy away from moisturiser because you have oily skin? We have news for you: you need moisture. Read on to find out more.

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5 Great Fitness Apps

Are you looking to start exercising but don't know where to begin? Technology is your friend - we look at five of the best fitness apps. Read on to find out more.

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Feel Revived with These Easy and Affordable Self-Care Ideas

Feeling stressed? Overburdened? Anxious? Maybe you need some time for you, a little time to decompress. We have some ideas to help avoid burn out. Read on to find out more

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Three Recipes for Glowing Skin

A balanced diet is one of the keys to glowing skin. We have three recipes that will help you archive balance and amazing skin.

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Spotlight on Ingredients: Squalane (Plant Derived)

At Velettà, we pride ourselves on being upfront and honest about what we choose to include in our skincare products. Why not read on and find out about the amazing squalane

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5 Habits of People with Great Skin

Do you want to know some of the secrets of great skin? We have 5 habits you can adopt to get the best skin of your life. Read on to find out more.

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What are HIIT Workouts and Why You Should Do Them

Have you heard of HIT workouts but are not sure exactly what they involved? Read on to find out more.

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Tips for a Healthier Heart

Keeping your heart healthy is vital to your overall wellbeing. Why not find out how you can keep your ticker in tip-top condition. Read on to find out more

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5 Ways of Improving Your Mental Health

Taking as much care of our mental well-being as our physical well-being is hugely important. Do you want to take steps to improve your mental health? Read on to find out more.

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What to eat to improve your memory

There are many ways to improve the memory and one of those if through diet. Want to know more? Read on

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What is nutritional psychiatry?

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the food we consume affects our mental health. Want to know how diet may play a part in mental illness? Read on.

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Three Easy Recipes That Will Improve Your Gut Health

Do you suffer from poor gut health? We have some delicious and easy recipes to help you achieve a healthy microbiome Read on to find out more.

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Spotlight on ingredients: Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is a wonder ingredient. It brightens, exfoliates and helps with pigmentation and fine lines. It's exactly what you need in your skin care regime. Read on to find out more

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Everything You Need to Know About Pores and How to Make Them Look Smaller

What are pores? Why do my pores look large? What can I do to make them look smaller? Read on to find out the answers.

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Why Green Leafy Vegetables Should Be a Big Part of Your Diet

You are missing out if you are not including green, leafy vegetables in your diet. Why? Read on to find out.

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Things You May Not Know About Gut Health

Gut health is the topic du jour. There is a good reason for this - good gut health is a vital ingredient in good health. Would you like to know more? Read on.

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Why Artificial Fragrance is Something to Avoid

Artificial or synthetic fragrances are in a whole host of products and they can be harmful. Would you like to know more? Read on

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The Latest European Beauty Trends

Want to know what beauty trends the Europeans are following right now? Read on to find out more.

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Why You Should Wash Your Face Twice a Day

Do you wash your face morning and night? There are good reason's why you should. Read on to find out more

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The Best Diet for Stress

Are you stressed? You may be surprised to learn that what you choose to include in your diet can often make or break your stress levels. Read on to find out more

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Spotlight on Ingredients #6: Why We Don’t Use Propylene Glycol

Some skincare ingredients are better than others and some should be avoided. We take a look at Propylene Glycol and why we use an alternative ingredient. Read on to find out more.

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Should you Try an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

An anti-inflammatory diet may be the key to improving your health and obtaining the clear, glowing skin you have always wanted. Interested in finding out more? Read on.

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Spotlight on Ingredients #5: Frankincense

Frankincense has a number of different health benefits, both topically and medicinally, it can help transform dry, problem skin into younger-looking skin. Want to know more? Read on.

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Spots and mature skin

No longer a teen but still getting spots? There are a variety of factors that may be at play. Read on find out more

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Do I really need prebiotics?

Prebiotics are essential for good gut health. They are a prerequisite for bacteria; without prebiotics, these live microorganisms will not flourish. Would you like to know how to add more prebiotics to your diet? Read on.

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Spotlight on ingredients #4: Argan Oil

Argan Oil is a very special ingredient. It's rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Read on to find out more. 

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How to eat less sugar

Are you eating more sugar than you feel is healthy? There are some very cogent reasons to decrease the amount of sugar you eat and we have some suggestions on how to make that happen. Read on to find out more.

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How do hormones affect skin?

Hormones play a significant role in the quality of our skin. What are they, what do they do and what can we do to support our skin? Read on to find out more

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Beauty from around the world

We love to learn about beauty rituals from around the world. We have compiled some of our favourites and are sure that there will be at least one that you will want to try. Read on to find out more

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We are a finalist in the Eco-Excellence Awards

It's not every day that a New Zealand brand is recognised by a United States based organisation. We are excited to announce that Velettà Rejuvenating Oil is a finalist in the Eco-Excellent Awards. Read on to find out more.

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Spotlight on ingredients #3: Should I be scared of SLS and SLES?

The internet is awash with claims that Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are carcinogens. Is this true? Are they safe to use? Read on to find out more. 

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Three recipes for great gut health

Good gut health is essential for good overall health. A good diet is a key component in the increase of good gut bacteria and a diverse gut microbiome. We have three recipes to get you started. They are filled with fibre and probiotics and prebiotic ingredients. Read on to find out more.

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that can cripple self-confidence. Its cause is unknown and it cannot be cured, but you may be able to manage it and reduce its flare-ups. Read on to find out more.

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Is it when you eat not what you eat that is important?

Time restricted eating is more than just a fad. Research seems to suggest that when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Read on to find out more.

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How stress affects your skin

Have you thought that stress may be a factor in your skin acting up? You may be right. Read on to find out more.

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How exercise effects gut health.

It now appears that it is not just diet that affects gut health; exercise plays a role. Find out what exercise can do for your microbes.

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How to create the perfect base

Do you have trouble achieving a beautiful base for your make-up? We tell you everything you need to know about applying foundation to achieve flawless, glowing skin.

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Why use plant-based skincare?

Velettà’s four beautiful products rely on the magic of plants. Plants and the luxurious oils and essences derived from them clean, hydrate, tone, heal and lessen the signs of ageing. Read on to find out more.

 

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Why your skin hates alcohol

What is alcohol doing to your skin and is that tipple worth the effects? The answers may surprise you. Read on to find out more

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Summer Soups - the perfect lunch

Summer soups make the perfect lunch or light dinner. We share two of our favourites.

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How to fight free radicals

Free radicals are errant molecules that can do damage to your body and are a key component in the visible signs of ageing. You can take steps to prevent the increase of free radicals in the body. Read on to find out more.

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The perfect salad

Do you love salad but are not sure how to turn one into a magnificent meal? We have the "recipe" for the perfect, satisfying salad that is much more than a side dish.

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Gut health and diet

Gut health and skin health are linked. In fact, good health, in general, is predicated on a healthy gut microbiome. What is that you can do to optimise your gut microbiome and get the "glow of health"?

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Are you sensitive?

Sensitive skin is frustrating and widespread, over 50% of women have had sensitive skin at one time or another. What is it, how does it happen and what can be done?

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Skin - everything you wanted to know about the Epidermis

The Epidermis is the top layer of our skin and is hugely important as it keeps moisture in and bacteria, allergens and irritants out.  The road to amazing skin starts with understanding how to keep your Epidermis happy.

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Is the SPF in my makeup enough?

A new study shows that it is foolish to rely on the sunscreen in your foundation or moisturiser. Read on to find out more.

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Spotlight on ingredients #2: Parabens

Are parabens safe? Should we be worried or are those that are against them simply alarmists?

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Can anything be done about adult acne?

We think that our skin will be blemish free once we leave behind our teenage years and embark on adulthood. But for many of us, this is far from true, adult acne is increasingly common.  

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