MuLondon Blog

  1. MuLondon Wins Best Vegan Cosmetic Product In Viva! Awards

    MuLondon's deliciously fragranced, cruelty-free and vegan Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser has been chosen as the winner of the 20th anniversary Viva! Award in the 'Best vegan toiletries/cosmetic products' category. The awards were part of Viva!'s 20th anniversary celebrations to mark two decades of working towards ending animal suffering.

    Juliet Gellatley, founder & director at Viva!, said: “Congratulations to MuLondon on being voted the Winner of Best Vegan Toiletries/Cosmetics Product in Viva!'s 20th Anniversary Awards. MuLondon is an innovative and exciting company with strong ethics and they make deliciously decadent creamy products – the overall winning Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser being irresistible. MuLondon are a much deserving winner.


    MuLondon Wins Best Vegan Cosmetic Product In Viva! Awards

    The multi-award-winning range from MuLondon includes rich, healing moisturisers and mild, foaming cleansers in delicious varieties such as the Viva! Award winning White Chocolate Truffle; Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary and Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh. All MuLondon products are made in London, UK and are 100% vegan, free from animal ingredients, artificial preservatives, emulsifiers or synthetic fragrances. Instead, pure natural and organic herbal extracts and essential oils are used to create luxurious, effective and cruelty-free products.

    I am thrilled that MuLondon Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser won Viva!’s special 20th Anniversary Award for Best Vegan Cosmetic Product. We at MuLondon work hard to produce outstanding organic skincare products that are mild, effective, always cruelty-free and 100% vegan. It is a huge honour to be recognised by Viva! - an organisation that has worked tirelessly for 20 years to put a stop to animal cruelty and abuse.

    More information about MuLondon is available at www.MuLondon.com. Learn more about Viva! at www.viva.org.uk.

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  2. Be Politically Compassionate

     

    With the UK General Election approaching, it's time to re-evaluate our political affiliations. Animals are counting on our support. Those vulnerable and without a voice need us to take a stance and cast our votes in the most compassionate way possible.


    Union Jack

    The two parties with the biggest focus on animal rights in the UK are:

    The Animal Welfare Party, which aims to take animal issues to the top of the political agenda. They do this by setting the best policies for animals, encouraging existing political parties to become more animal friendly and contesting elections.

    The Green Party, which has some of strongest policies on animal protection of all the parliamentary political parties and a proven track record of action in Europe.

    Animal Aid's dedicated website "Vote for Animals" allows you to review many political parties' manifestos on animal issues and see how your MP feels about key animal topics. By simply entering your postcode, you'll be able to see how your MP has voted on the Hunting Act, the badger cull, use of wild animals in circuses and other important motions. You can also send your own message to thank your MP for their ethical stance or to encourage them to support animal protection measures that matter most to you. How amazing is that?

    Make sure to also check out "Vote Cruelty Free", set up by the BUAV. The website helps you find out which of your candidates will take action to reverse the rise in animal tests, so you can make a decision if you want to support them. It's as easy as entering your postcode and choosing which of your local politicians to tweet.

    However you decide to vote, make sure that you are an informed, compassionately passionate voter. Your animals need you!


     Lifestyle Tip: Be Politically Compassionate

    What animal rights issues are closest to your heart? Let me know in your comments!

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  3. Problem Skin - Spots And Scarring: Customer Questions

    Q: I have a 15-year-old son who has had bad spots, which have caused some scarring and discolouration. I have given him natural oils to try which I think have helped a bit. I just wondered if any of your moisturisers might be good for him?


    A: I know how frustrating skin issues can be - I have battled spots and eczema in the past, which prompted me to start MuLondon.

    If your son still has issues with spots, I would suggest the Organic Hemp Moisturiser. This all-natural skin cream is a big hit with my customers with oily, acne-prone and problem skin, as it helps to balance the production of sebum and contains gently antiseptic oils of cedarwood, vetivert and black spruce. Guys tend to go for this one, as it has a naturally green, woody fragrance.

    Skin Issues And Teenagers - Problem Skin - Spots And Scarring: Customer Questions


    However, if the spots are mostly gone, and the issue is the scarring they have left on your son's face, I would instead go with the Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Moisturiser. This 100% organic balm contains healing, certified organic rosehip extract, which has been shown to help with scarring in a few independent studies. However, I need to point out that this is not a quick fix, and that he may need to use this - or any similar scar-reducing product - consistently for at least a few months, in order to start seeing any results.

    In addition to a good moisturiser, I would also suggest a weekly steam & scrub routine, and gentle facial massage, to help stimulate the skin and increase the circulation.

    Diet plays a huge role in the appearance and health of the skin. Cut down on processed foods, soft drinks, hydrogenated and saturated fats and too much sugar or dairy. Increasing the intake of fresh water and supplementation with pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and liver revitalising herbs like milk thistle can help a lot with problem skin.

    Have you experienced similar issues with your skin? What worked for you? Please share your experiences in the comments below!

    Do you have any skin-related questions you would like help with? Please get in touch!

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  4. Three Simple Steps To Revitalise Your Skin

    It's time to get your skin ready for the Spring! After spending a lot of time indoors and being exposed to the drying effects of central heating, your skin is craving some attention.

    Switching to a mild, natural moisturiser is the first step to make your skin happy. To show that you really care, try these simple skincare tips that can make a big difference:

    - Moderate sun exposure, even on cloudy days: A brisk 15 minute walk in your local park will increase your circulation and infuse your body with vitamin D.

    - Liver cleanse: When your liver is burdened with toxins, this can manifest on the skin. Try adding a liver-cleansing herb like milk thistle, a well-known liver tonic, to your diet.

    - Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, ideally organic: They are full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutrients that help nourish you from the inside.

    Remember to hydrate - there's nothing like clean, pure water!

    What is your favourite skincare secret? Please share in the comments below!


    Skincare tips - fruit matters! Three Simple Steps To Revitalise Your Skin.

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  5. Cruelty-Free Christmas Alternatives

    See if you can swap some of your regular Holiday meals with cruelty-free alternatives this Christmas!

    Try the Meat-Free Beef or Meat-Free Gammon Roasts from VBites, or the now famous Tofurky.

    Snack on Plamil's dairy-free chocolate, or Dandies Vegan Marshmallows.

    Finish off with Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding from The Village Bakery or Mamma Cucina's Sumptuous Strawberry Cheese Cake.

    For more advice, check out PETA's Cruelty-Free Christmas Shopping Guide, The Vegetarian Society's tips if you're having a veggie guest over for dinner or these yummy recipes from The Vegan Society.

    What are your favourite cruelty-free Christmas treats? Let me know in the comments below.

    Enjoy!  

    Cruelty-Free Christmas

     

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