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Is my skin purging or breaking out?

05.10.19 04:11 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Ever tried a new skincare product and had your face explode in pimples? Some sales associates will tell you that your skin is 'purging' all the bad clogs deep within the pore, but not all products purge the skin — some just cause reactive breakouts.

Here's how you can tell the difference.

What is pur...

Facial exfoliation: how much is too much?

21.09.19 06:25 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

When it comes to glowing skin, it's clear that facial exfoliation is key. What's not so clear is how often we should exfoliate for best results. Read on to find out how to develop the best routine for your skin.

Glowing skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin has a literal barrier to keep moisture ins...

Ingredient Spotlight: CoQ10 (ubiquinone)

24.07.19 04:37 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is an antioxidant naturally made by the body to neutralise free radicals in cells. As we age, we make less CoQ10, which makes our skin more vulnerable to damage. Luckily, skincare with CoQ10 (in the form of ubiquinone) can help our skin fight free radicals generated by UV expos...

Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

29.06.19 07:06 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

If you have dry skin, you'll be familiar with shea butter, one of nature's ultra-moisturising ingredients. It comes from the seeds of the African shea tree, and is so soft that, like regular butter, it melts at body temperature, leaving the skin extremely smooth.

Thanks to its other special properti...

Ingredient Spotlight | Hyaluronic Acid

26.05.19 11:58 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating superstar, and unlike other trendy skincare ingredients, it's here to stay. It's a staple in any well-rounded skincare routine and boosts the hydration power of a formulation. Here's why hyaluronic acid is so popular and how you can use it to maximise its benefits.


Treating Overexfoliated Skin

08.05.19 06:45 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)
Exfoliation is key to glowing skin, but it's easy to overdo it. When it comes to using exfoliating skincare products, less really is more.

How do I know if I have overexfoliated skin?

Symptoms of overexfoliated skin are hard to spot at first. Monitor your skin and ask yourself the following questio...

Ingredient Spotlight | Sunscreens: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

29.04.19 02:36 PM By Natalie - Comment(s)
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate... what? Tinosorb? Avobenzone or octycrylene? We're always told to look at the ingredients lists in our cosmetics, but what do all those long names mean and what's the difference between all of them? This series begins with ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, the most common sun...

Ingredient Spotlight | Vitamin E in skincare

26.03.19 02:34 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)
Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants for your health and can boost your immune system, prevent stroke-induced brain damage and work wonders on your hair, skin and nails. As one of the most researched and well-known ingredients in skincare, it's often overlooked in favour of other ingredients, b...

Why you should use color safe hair products

08.03.19 03:42 PM By Natalie - Comment(s)

When you find your perfect colour, the last thing you want to do is watch it wash down the drain. Coloured locks need to be treated with special care, and this includes considering colour safe hair products.

Hair dye is made up of small molecules that open up the protective layer of your hair and de...

Skincare Tips for Humid Weather

12.02.19 11:31 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

If you live in an area with high humidity, you know all too well that your skin can really suffer. Breakouts and excessive oiliness can become even worse when the air is humid. We can't change the weather, but we can change up our skincare routines and make the humidity work for us.

When the tempera...
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