We fell in love with Jacqueline Evans at first sight, her skincare range is incredibly beautiful, feels divine & smells amazing, oh yes, and it’s entirely chemical free! Jacqueline is the kind of woman you could easily sit and talk to for hours, her wealth of knowledge extends far beyond her skincare line, she’s a practising naturopath who keeps one foot firmly planted in the pharmaceutical science camp. We like to think of her as our resident heath and wellbeing guru! Which is why we were all super excited when she agreed to come on board as a regular on the TOM blog, over the coming months Jacqueline will be sharing her insights with you all – from battling PMS the natural way to eating for clearer skin. We’re kicking off with a few questions so that you can get to know her a little better, and we’re sure you’ll love her just as much as we do!
How did the Jacqueline Evans skincare range come into being?
After graduating as a Naturopath, I headed to the UK to work in private practise, it was here that I was privileged to work under a renowned pharmacist and homeopath. I was already acutely aware of the level of poisonous pesticides used in our foods, but was shocked that I had been unaware of the level of questionable ingredients used in cosmetics. It was here that I learned all about the potential risks and benefits of skin care ingredients. When I was not treating patients I was in the laboratory formulating natural cosmetics – I was obsessed – I had found a way to combine my passion for science and for nature. In 2002, I returned to Melbourne and obtained qualifications in Cosmetic Chemistry. And finally, after 8 years in formulation Jacqueline Evans was born. Jacqueline Evans is committed to creating skin care products founded on naturopathic philosophies. We use only the purest and highest grade natural and certified organic ingredients and continue to research and scientifically test every ingredient to make sure it is both safe and effective. We really are doing something different in a very cluttered and confusing industry; we are keeping it simple, honest and natural.
Jacqueline Evans philosophy is founded on the writings of Hippocrates, the father of medicine.
First Do No Harm – Primum No Nocere
Healing Power of Nature – Vis Mediatrix Naturae
Identify and Treat the Cause – Tolle Causam
Heal the Whole Person – Tolle Totum
Physician as Teacher – Docere
Prevention is the Best Cure
It is impossible for me to talk about improving health, without discussing the benefits of natural cosmetics. Remember that the skin is the body’s largest organ, and we should treat it with the same respect we treat our other organs – we carefully consider what we put into our bodies, and so we should carefully consider what we put onto our bodies. Ingredients found in many skin care products are cocktails of chemicals and have been known to cause allergies. Some say that plant-based ingredients are better able to mimic the skin’s structure and support its health.
We believe that through informed choice, the consumer should be empowered by knowledge so that they decide what products to buy. To this end we strive to give you as much information as possible. We encourage all our customers to ask as many questions as they need to in their quest for optimal health.
Three? OK. I believe you are what you eat, think and do. So eat to nourish your body, think positive to nourish your mind and get out there and make your life happen.
Below is my guideline to maintain a radiant complexion:
- eat a protein rich food with each meal to improve appetite and dietary satisfaction
- eat a minimum of 3 cups of vegetables daily to increased fibre and antioxidants
- keep refined carbohydrates to a minimum
- include nuts, seeds and healthy oils in your diet
- avoid excess alcohol, added sugar and salt
- drink a minimum of eight glasses of filtered water daily
- undertake a minimum of 30 minutes of light to moderate exercise most days of the week. Gentle to brisk walking is recommended
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