Nova Scotia Fisherman Bar Soap
Inspired by their community,
environment and the people they serve, Les and Uncle Perley have worked hard
to produce a quality all natural line that doesn't compromise on people or
Nova Scotia Fisherman line of body care products which incorporates their
company values and utilizes amazing ingredients such as Nova Scotia Sea Kelp
that provides an endless list of amazing skin rejuvenating properties.
Nova Scotia Fisherman doesn't stop at great ingredients, a portion of every
sale benefits the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Our 100% natural, hand poured soaps are made from Olive, Palm, Coconut, and
Organic Castor oils using the time honored “Cold Process Method.” Reduced
water content delivers a harder, longer lasting, more concentrated bar.
Organic Shea butter provides extra moisture and a satiny feel.
preservatives are added and all-natural scents are used.
Nova Scotia Sea Kelp
Many people are now recognizing kelp as highly beneficial ingredient in
Nova Scotia Sea Kelp - Fucus Vesiculosus more commonly known as bladderwrack
has detoxifying properties acting as a barrier against toxins. Being cell
regenerating it helps with skin elasticity and wrinkles. It is a cleansing
anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
If you've ever touched seaweed that washed up on the beach, chances are you
noticed its slippery texture. The gelatinous quality of this sea plant makes
it an ideal ingredient for providing nourishment and protection when applied
to the body.Kelp contains acids that can bind to toxins in your body,
combined with heat, kelp or seaweed penetrates your skin and draw out
impurities. Studies continue to show that the ocean is home to some of the
best filtering systems on earth. There are things below the surface that can
breakdown chemicals, toxins, heavy metals, and more. Kelp, according to many
studies, is one of these amazing detoxifiers in the oceans and seas around
the world. If you use kelp extract on your skin, it can also help with the
detoxification of your body which is going to contain many of the same
harmful substances that end up in the oceans.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its function is to act as a
barrier to the external environment, allow the exchange of water and to
modify vitamins. Dry skin can be simple or complex.
Simple dry skin occurs when the skin is deficient in natural oils and fails
to hold water in skin cells. Oil normally lubricates the skin and acts as a
barrier to avoid excessive evaporation of water from the upper layers of the
Simple dry skin usually occurs in women under the age of 35. Complex dry
skin lacks both oil and moisture. The protein components of the skin may be
damaged from prolonged UV exposure. Complex dry skin tends to develop brown
spots, fine lines and enlarged pores. Complex dry skin usually affects older
adults and is associated with aging.
Dry skin appears dull, scaly, flaky, chapped or cracked, and develops fine
lines and wrinkles more readily than healthy skin. It may feel tight after
washing and be relieved when moisturizer is applied. It most commonly occurs
on areas of the body that are exposed to the elements. It can be caused by
nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, environmental factors (like dry heat,
sun or wind), chemical use, cosmetics, excessive bathing and harsh soaps.
To fight dry skin topically, avoid chlorinated tap water for drinking and
bathing. Stay out of the sun. Use gloves while handling any substance that
irritates the skin. Avoid perfumes and colourings in laundry and personal
hygiene products. Use glycerin and natural soaps to wash your body, face and
hair. Take oatmeal baths to relieve itching.
Calendula or vitamin E cream or ointment or aloe vera gel can be used to
nourish the skin. Steam the skin with herbs such as chamomile, lavender or
Dietary change is important for nourishing the skin. Water. Water. Water.
Eat foods high in zinc such as whole grains, sunflower seeds and raw nuts.
Eat lots of fruit, especially mango and apricot, for its water content and
alpha-hydroxy acids. Sulphur rich foods like garlic, onions, eggs and
asparagus, provide raw material for building skin proteins.
Essential fatty acids are a source of the good fats for the skin. Use cold
pressed oils like flax, olive, sunflower and safflower. Avoid hydrogenated
fats, fried foods, soft drinks, sugar, chocolate, junk foods, cigarettes and
alcohol. Ask your health professional if the prescription medication you are
taking is contributing to your dry skin.