Key Ingredients

Glorious Green Tea

In traditional Eastern medicine green tea has been recognised for its therapeutic qualities for centuries……here in the West we’ve been somewhat Johnny come lately!  However, better late than never and at NELLIE TIER Green Tea is one of our favourite ingredients with a power of goodness packed into every tiny leaf.
 
Blessed with so many good qualities – Green Tea is naturally rich in a group of anti-oxidants called polyphenols that help neutralise the damaging effects of free radicals.  It works hard to help eliminate toxins and give a much needed boost to overworked and tired skin cells. Rich in anti-inflammatory properties it protects the skin from environmental damage and can help slow the signs of aging…it also cleanses and tones.  We just love it and in NELLIE TIER we use GREEN TEA extract in many of our products.
 
Don’t forget a couple of cups of GREEN TEA a day is excellent for your health and some used tea bags and a little ‘lie down’ does wonders for puffy, swollen eyelids.
October 04, 2016

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Thyme - thymus vulgaris

Roman soldiers used to bathe in THYME infused water to give them courage and vigour.

In the Middles Ages ladies used to embroider sprigs of thyme onto the tokens worn by their knights for much the same reason. 

In the 1660's there was a recipe for making soup with THYME to help cure shyness and of course we use it in our kitchens all the time for the wonderful flavour it adds to our food.

At Tier for Teens we add THYME to our Spot Stop - eucalyptus & thyme for its antiseptic and anti fungal qualities for its ability to help clean, heal and soothe inflamed skin. 

September 20, 2016

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More than just a lolly!

LIQUORICE ROOT –  Glycyrrhiza glabra
 
This is one of our favourite skin care ingredients. Liquorice root is a traditional herbal remedy and a remarkable natural ingredient which adds some wonderful qualities to our natural TIER FOR TEEN range.
 
 It has strong ANTI-INFLAMMATORY properties.  It will help soothe and calm troubled skin by reducing inflammation and swelling.  At the same time its use will limit the production of irritants that contribute to skin conditions like acne.
 
  This is a very potent ANTI-OXIDANT likened to Vitamin E in strength.    It will help protect the skin from breakouts and help repair skin that is already damaged.  It has the effect of smoothing and brightening the skin.
 
Liquorice root helps control oil production, it fights bacteria and improves cell regeneration.  It’s amazingly effective in fighting acne and is a perfect ingredient to include in products used for sensitive and allergy prone skin.
 
Our TIER FOR TEENS range is formulated using natural ingredients and LIQUORICE ROOT can be found in the following products. STEAM – liquorice & calendula, WASH – lemon balm & white willow bark, MOISTURE – hibiscus & raspberry leaf and SPOT STOP – eucalyptus & thyme
September 14, 2016

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Natures Bounty

NATURES BOUNTY
HIBISCUS FLOWER – hibiscus sabdariffa
 
Just the sight of a hibiscus bush in full, stunning floral display is enough to transport my winter head to the tropics. However, this plant offers so much more than pretty flowers and holiday fantasy.
Traditionally HIBISCUS has been used for all manner of aches and pains – from colds to indigestion. Among other things it’s thought to help lower blood pressure and to stimulate hair growth!
At TIER FOR TEENS we harness the magical powers of hibiscus for the benefits it offers at so many levels in our skin care range.
Full of ANTI-OXIDANTS hibiscus helps protect the skin from damage. 
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and ASTRINGENT hibiscus helps soothe and calm inflamed skin and diminishes the size of the pores. 
Hibiscus has high mucilage content and is a great moisturiser.
Best of all it is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). These are the wonder tool in helping exfoliate the skin and speed up cell turnover. They promote firmer, smoother skin leaving it looking fresher and more flexible. Synthetic forms of  AHAs are included in many skin care products – they can be quite harsh and damaging to the skin.  At TIER FOR TEENS we prefer Hibiscus as the natural alternative.  We include it in our STEAM – liquorice & calendula, SPRITZ – sage & lemongrass, MOISTURE – hibiscus & raspberry leaf and MASK – burdock & crushed rose
Give it a go and dream of the tropics!
September 06, 2016

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SAGE - Salvia Officinalis

SAGE
Salvia Officinalis
Sage has been used as a 'healing' plant for centuries. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it as a remedy for snake bites and as a general tonic for the mind and body.
Today, a tea made with SAGE is considered an excellent tonic for the 'nerves'!
At Tier for Teens we love SAGE for its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, and for it's ability to help fight infection, stimulate blood circulation and protect the skin against damage.
We use SAGE in our:
Steam - liquorice & calendula
Moisture - hibiscus & raspberry leaf
Wash - lemon balm & white willow bark
Spritz - sage & lemongrass

The Original Painkiller - White Willow Bark - salix alba

THE ORIGINAL PAINKILLER
WHITE WILLOW BARK – salix alba
The bark of this remarkable plant was used centuries ago by the Ancient Egyptians to ease aches and pains, to treat headaches and to reduce fevers.  Those Egyptians certainly knew what they were doing.   The active ingredient in White Willow is Salicin, a form of Salicylic Acid. Sometime early in the 1800’s Italian pharmacists discovered how to synthetically produce Salicylic Acid in the form we now know as ASPRIN.
White Willow Bark is included in all but one product of our TIER FOR TEENS range and is in our view...
A WINNER IN THE BATTLE AGAINST ACNE
A natural exfoliator it helps remove dull, dead surface skin cells revealing newer cells and softer, smoother skin.
 It helps control sebum and unblock clogged pores.
ANTI-MICROBIAL
It helps clean up the bacteria that causes acne.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
 It reduces inflammation and helps improve skin condition.
ANTI-OXIDANT
It helps protect the skin and repair damage.
Many commercial skin products contain synthetic Salicylic Acid in ‘breakout’ skincare products. At TIER FOR TEENS we use only natural ingredients, and White Willow bark can be found in:    
STEAM – liquorice & calendula, WASH – lemon balm & white willow bark, SPRITZ – lemongrass & sageSPOT STOP – eucalyptus & thyme and MASK – burdock & crushed rose