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C60 Booster


Introducing our advanced treatment serum containing two powerful ingredients - C60 Fullerene and E..

Cleansing Mousse With Organic White Tea


Start each day on a cloud with our soft and velvety cleansing mousse. Formulated with 100% Ecocert i..

Perfect & Glow Serum


This serum targets Dehydration, Textural Irregularities, ..

Azeloyl 10 Moisturiser


With 10% Azeloyl GlycinePromotes dermal equilibrium Azeloyl 10 is a moisturising cream formul..

How to use retinol in the summer?

The skincare community will hotly debate any number of topics. Do you need a moisturiser? Are eye creams effective? How many times per week should you exfoliate? But one ingredient we can all agree on is retinol. It is a powerful ingredient with numerous studies that prove i..

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How to Treat Post-Holiday Skin

Holidays can be a mixed bag. For some people, it can be a stressful period with the travel and fraught family reunions that would test the patience of a saint. For others, it is a magical time of the year what with Christmas decorations everywhere, parties, and never-ending ..

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How to beat winter skin

Any season is better than summer. But the fact remains, wintertime can exceptionally harsh on the skin. How should you treat winter skin? What are some of the common mistakes we make, and how to fix them? Skincare routine Cold air, wind, central heating that dries the beje..

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How to switch your skincare routine for autumn

The days are getting shorter and colder (thank heavens!), it is time to get cosy. It is also time to switch up your skincare routine to adjust to the change of season. What are some of the most common skin concerns during this transitional period? The change in temperature a..

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How to know if you are overwashing your face

Cleansers give us joy! Simple as. Oils, balms, gels, the difference in textures, the scent, the ritual of washing off daily dirt and grime - cleansing your face can be awesome. Cleansing is the first and crucial step in keeping our skin healthy, bouncy, and plump. But someti..

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How to Treat Your Skin in Menopause

Hormonal changes affect our skin. It is blatantly apparent when we are teenagers. But menopause is no picnic either. It can bring about increased dryness, sensitivity, and, in some cases, even acne. Give your skin some comfort and tackle the changes head-on with some simple ..

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How to prevent skincare pilling

For many of us, doing our skincare routine is a happy place. A Zen moment to ourselves. A chance to take a breath and pamper our skin. Or it should be until you experience something called skincare pilling. Plenty of us have experienced it at least once. We do our skincare r..

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Ingredient Highligh - Humectants

Healthy skin needs to be hydrated properly. Yes, regardless of the skin type. Humectants are ingredients that work well for all skin types. Oily skin gets the hydration it needs, without any of the oiliness. Dry and dehydrated benefits too, for obvious reasons. What are hume..

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Ingredient Highlight - Lipo-hydroxy acid

What is Lipo-hydroxy acid? Lipo-hydroxy acid is an ester of Salicylic acid. Where it differentiates from Salicylic acid is it has a higher molecular weight. Because of this, it slower to penetrate the skin and better tolerated. It is a lipophilic acid meaning it dissolves i..

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Ingredient Highlight - Emollients

Come wintertime, one category of ingredients that gets talked about a lot in the skincare community is emollients. It is easy to understand why. Due to cold weather and change in temperature, the majority of us deal with dry or dehydrated skin. It is not a life-threatening c..

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C60 Fullerene - The new super star ingredient for your skincare routine

The beauty industry is constantly evolving, and new skincare products are hitting the market every day. One of the latest buzzwords in the world of skincare is C60 fullerene. This molecule has been dubbed as the "superstar of your skincare routine," with many people swearing..

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Ingredient Highlight - Bisabolol

Bisabolol is an ingredient you might have heard of, or even come across on the inci list, but never really paid much attention to. The fact of the matter is, we might not talk about it to the same extent as we do about retinol or Alpha-Hydroxy acids. But it does have plenty ..

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Ingredient Highlight - Squalane

Want smooth, soft, well-hydrated skin? Give Squalane a try! Chances are a few of the products in your skincare stash contain Squalane. It is a popular ingredient, and for a good reason. It is super hydrating, but what is even more important, it is well tolerated by ALL skin ..

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Cosmetic Ingredients A-Z and Their Properties

We're passionate about the ingredients that make up your favorite skincare products. From A-Z, each ingredient has been carefully chosen for its unique benefits to the skin, ranging from hydrating and soothing properties to anti-aging and brightening effects. Whether it?s th..

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Ingredient highlight - amino acids

Amino acids might not be on your skincare radar. However, due to their nature, they are critical for our skin health. What are amino acids, and how do they benefit the skin? Should you include them in your routine? What are amino acids? Considered the building blocks in ou..

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Ingredient Highlight - Azelaic Acid

Ask any skincare nerd about their favourite ingredient and be prepared to listen about the virtues of retinol/vitamin C/AHAs and what a difference it made to their skin (we are guilty of that, too). But if you have blemish-prone sensitive skin or suffer from rosacea, it can ..

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Under Eye Circles and Under Eye Bags - The Causes and How to Treat Them Effectively

Eyes are the mirror of the soul. Unfortunately, often times eyes are the first to show the signs of aging. Or anything that might be going on in our lives like stress, medical conditions, or having a crisp too many the night before. But we need to differentiate between under..

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What are Liposomes?

Have you heard of liposomes? Dr. Bangham of Babraham Institute in Cambridge discovered liposomes and first described them in a paper published in 1965. At the time the main function of liposomes was to deliver various drugs to the body in order to treat diseases. But in 1986..

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What is Keratosis Pilaris

It's that time of the year when most of us start to resemble lizard people. On a side-note, if you are not one of the lizard people, we envy you. Dry, itchy, bumpy, flaky skin can be super annoying, not to mention uncomfortable. Chances are if you suffer from any type of ski..

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Ultimate List of Resources for Skincare Nerds

How do you shop for skincare? Do you see a shiny new product and just add it to your cart? Or do you check the ingredients? Do you postpone the purchase until you can look up some reviews and recommendations? This is the difference between a regular shopper and a skincare n..

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Do Men and Women Need Different Skin Care Products?

It is not unusual to find brands marketing separate male and female skin care. But is there really any reason why men should use different skincare products to women? The short answer is that it does not matter what skincare is used - men can use women's skincare products a..

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How to Care for Very Dry Skin

Every skin type has its challenges. If you have oily skin, you might struggle with oiliness throughout the day. If you have dry skin, your skin might feel tight and uncomfortable by midday. However, one thing most of us share is that our skin tends to go a bit haywire when ..

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Reasons to Love Aloe Vera

Are you an ingredient snob? It is ok if you are, we are the same. It is easy to get excited about peptides, actives, liposomes and all the latest ingredients coming out of cosmetics labs. But what about good old Aloe Vera? You might think to yourself, Aloe Vera? It has been ..

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Buffered vs. Unbuffered Glycolic Acid

Many people associate glycolic acid with peels, but the truth is that it is not necessary to peel to benefit from glycolic acid, or indeed any other Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Whilst buffered acid products do not have a dramatic visible peel effect, this does not mean that they are..

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An Evening Routine For Aging Skin

  One of the best things about getting older? Feeling comfortable in our skin and not giving a toss what anyone thinks. Growing older is a privilege so let's embrace it (although popular media would have us believe life peaks at 25 *snort*). That said - we don't need to lo..

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Vintage Hollywood Beauty Tips

Pictured above: Rita Hayworth rests in the gym at the Barbizon Hotel for Women, where she lived (c.1943). To round off our two part series on vintage beauty tips that still work (see Part 1 and Part 2), we have collected together a few of the (sometimes startling!) method..

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Vintage Beauty Tips That Still Work

Times may have moved on and technology may have advanced, but sometimes grandma simply knows best. We have researched vintage beauty advice from the early 20th century and collected together tips that remain both true and thrifty. [caption id="attachment_2451" align="..

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pH and the Skin

pH is a measure of the acidity of a solution. Pure water is said to be neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 °C. Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are alkaline. [caption id="attachment_1751" align="alignright" width..

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The Case for and Against Eye Cream

  Efficacy of certain ingredients and skincare products cannot be denied. Retinol serums, vitamin C products, chemical exfoliants - there are numerous studies that prove these products work. But what about eye creams? If there is one thing that can be glimpsed from particip..

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What is Preventative Anti-Aging?

If we are fortunate, we'll get old. Aging is a natural process, and yes, it's a privilege. That said, who doesn't like having healthy-looking skin, regardless of their age? Some might consider it vain. To that, we say whatever. Having nice skin can make us feel better about..

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How to Care for Combination Skin

Skincare should not be complicated. 10-step routine is lovely and indulgent. Is it necessary? No. Most of the time if you cleanse, treat and moisturise, that should be enough. However, for a majority of us, things tend to get complicated. Dry skin and hyperpigmentation, acne..

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