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Beauty secrets from around the world - and that you don't need to travel to try

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All over the world, women have long created beauty treatments with their own hands - hair conditioner crafted from crushed hibiscus petals picked from a tree in the family's backyard, soap from a mixture of shaved sandalwood and lentils, and moisturiser from fresh cream, to name just a few.

These rich, sensual mixtures are made up of fresh, powerful ingredients, but there's more to them than that. What sets them apart is that they are created with care. The women who mix these lotions and oils don't hurry. They take their time and focus on the process. Their beauty treatments come with a secret ingredient - love. So, come on a world tour of beauty secrets. 


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