Skincare Archive

What Is Squalane? And It’s Benefits For The Skin

Squalane, an oil derived from olives and shark liver is increasing in popularity for it’s hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits. We’ve written this article to give you the 411 on Squalane; what it is, methods of extraction and how it can benefit your facial skin. What is Squalane? Squalane is a hydrocarbon derived from squalene (no … Continue reading What Is Squalane? And It’s Benefits For The Skin

Here Are The Skincare Ingredients You Should Never Mix

It can be beneficial to combine some serums that include active ingredients as they can work hand in hand to rejuvenate your complexion. However, this is not always the case; combining some active ingredients can have some adverse effects. This can either diminish the effectiveness of the treatments or even cause harm to your skin … Continue reading Here Are The Skincare Ingredients You Should Never Mix

Do Herbal/Natural Skincare Remedies Actually Work?

These past few years have led to a sharp rise in the number of natural, herbal and organic skincare products on the market. This is partially down to consumers becoming more aware of sustainability in the cosmetics world, as well as increased research into the benefits of natural skincare solutions. But do these herbal remedies … Continue reading Do Herbal/Natural Skincare Remedies Actually Work?

Vitamins And Minerals Required For Healthy Skin Function: A Complete Guide

Vitamins And Minerals: A Summary Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that our bodies require in order to function properly. Vitamins are complex organic molecules often made by plants or animals, whereas minerals are simple inorganic elements which cannot be made by plants or animals; commonly found in soil and water.  Adequate vitamin and mineral … Continue reading Vitamins And Minerals Required For Healthy Skin Function: A Complete Guide

At-Home Dermaplaning: An Effective, Gentle Exfoliating Treatment

Dermaplaning, a trendy skin care procedure which removes facial hair and promotes cellular regeneration. Often performed by a dermatologist/licensed medical professional, but a safe and effective procedure to carry out at-home to improve skin health and radiance. What Is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment where a dermatologist uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape … Continue reading At-Home Dermaplaning: An Effective, Gentle Exfoliating Treatment

Why You Need To Add Glycolic Acid To Your Skincare Regime

Glycolic Acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid with excellent skin exfoliating and rejuvenating properties. Glycolic acid has been receiving all the hype as of lately in the skin-care world, and it’s definitely well deserved. You’ll see the name pop up on the likes of Drunk Elephant, La Roche-Posay and Paula’s Choice amongst others. Here’s why you NEED … Continue reading Why You Need To Add Glycolic Acid To Your Skincare Regime

Salicylic Acid: The Acne-Fighting, Anti-Inflammatory Hero

Salicylic Acid, potentially one of the most important ingredients in skincare products. It’s acne-fighting, anti-inflammatory properties have made it very popular and it’s not difficult to see why. Salicylic acid can help with numerous skin conditions and ailments. What is Salicylic Acid? Salicylic Acid (C₇H₆O₃) is a beta-hydroxy acid derived from aspirin, commonly used in … Continue reading Salicylic Acid: The Acne-Fighting, Anti-Inflammatory Hero

Cryofacials, The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?

The word cryo derives from the Ancient Greek word krúos, which translates to icy, cold, chill or frost. Cryotherapy, also known as Cold therapy, is the use of liquid nitrogen in order to expose the body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time (usually several minutes). Cryotherapy is administered through standing in … Continue reading Cryofacials, The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?

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Your Skin Care Routine Could Be Damaging Your Complexion, Here’s Why

Skin care routines are essential to ensure that our skin stays clear, healthy and hydrated. There are however mistakes you may be making in your routine that could potentially be damaging your skin and causing premature aging. Read out to find out how your skin care routine could be damaging your skin, and how to … Continue reading Your Skin Care Routine Could Be Damaging Your Complexion, Here’s Why

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What Is Cellulite? And 4 Quick Tips To Minimise It’s Appearance

Cellulite, a localised skin condition than gives a dimpled appearance in the skin, commonly found on the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. But why does it form? And how can you minimise it’s appearance? Why Does Cellulite Appear? First things first, cellulite is a very common, natural occurrence in both men and women. It should … Continue reading What Is Cellulite? And 4 Quick Tips To Minimise It’s Appearance

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Preventing Hair Loss With Minoxidil (Regaine.)

Hair loss isn’t usually anything to be worried about, we normally shed 50-100 hairs a day without even noticing. Common causes for hair loss have been linked with stress, diet, weight loss and vitamin/mineral deficiencies such as iron. It can however be unsettling, especially if the hair loss is more permanent e.g. male and female … Continue reading Preventing Hair Loss With Minoxidil (Regaine.)

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How At-Home Chemical Peels Can Help Transform Your Complexion

While the term chemical peel sounds very clinical, it’s a perfectly safe and effective procedure to add to your skin care regime. Chemical peels are now available for at-home use and they can help to completely transform your complexion. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is simply a high-strength skin exfoliant that can … Continue reading How At-Home Chemical Peels Can Help Transform Your Complexion

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream; a fantastic light weight formulation for all skin types. It’s Kiehl’s #1 reviewed facial cream, but does it live up to the hype? The Product Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream claims to: • Provide up to 24-hour lasting hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin• Balances hydration levels with 2.3X more moisture.• Absorbs … Continue reading Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

How At-Home Microneedling Can Make You Look Younger

Microneedling is an affordable at-home treatment for those looking to have a youthful complexion without breaking the bank. Typically the process is carried out by a dermatologist, but there are now the tools available to undertake this procedure with minimal risk at home. What Is Microneedling? Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy is the process of … Continue reading How At-Home Microneedling Can Make You Look Younger

What is Niacinamide? And How It Can Make Your Skin Blemish-Free

Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin-B3 is being dubbed the holy grail of ingredients for those with oily and acne-prone skin. Continued use of niacinamide can help to minimise skin blemishes and regulate shine; the complete 411 is below. What is Niacinamide? Niacinamide, also referred to as Nicotinamide is a form of Vitamin B-3, an essential … Continue reading What is Niacinamide? And How It Can Make Your Skin Blemish-Free

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What is Hyaluronic Acid? And How It Can Benefit Your Skin

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance found naturally in the body but it’s also added to skincare products for it’s excellent hydrating qualities. Hyaluronic acid has the potential to completely revitalise your skin by boosting moisture content, this can help those suffering from dry skin and aging. Read on to find our more about hyaluronic acid, … Continue reading What is Hyaluronic Acid? And How It Can Benefit Your Skin

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, yet another popular formulation by The Ordinary; we’ve reviewed our experience with this product as well as included some pointers to maximise effectiveness. Niacinamide has been increasing in popularity in the skincare world due to it’s excellent blemish fighting and sebum regulating activity, great for those with oily or acne-prone … Continue reading The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser has received much praise in the skin care world, we’ve reviewed the product and included some pointers to ensure optimal results What makes a ‘good’ cleanser? Cleansing is perhaps the most essential part of any skin care routine. Facial cleansing ensures any excessive oils and dirt are washed away, preventing clogged … Continue reading Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

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Skincare Routine For Men

Looking to get started with skin care but want to keep it simple? In this article we run through the differences between male and female skin types, and we’ve assembled a minimal skincare routine for men based on these differences and some other factors. We’ve included pointers throughout to keep your skin looking healthy. Is … Continue reading Skincare Routine For Men

The Skincare Serums You SHOULD Be Using, And What They Actually Do

With the targeted treatment market growing, many new skincare serums/acids are emerging at a reasonable cost. Which serums should you be using however? and what do all those active ingredients do? Read on to find out. Firstly, what is a serum? Serums are a targeted treatment used to deliver active ingredients to the skin. These … Continue reading The Skincare Serums You SHOULD Be Using, And What They Actually Do

Are those REALLY Blackheads? Or Sebaceous Filaments?

Are you suffering from what appears to be blackheads on your nose? However, despite many efforts they keep reappearing? They might not be blackheads at all, but rather, sebaceous filaments. What’s the difference between Blackheads and Sebaceous Filaments? Blackheads are comedones, these are formed when your pores get clogged with oils and sebum and prevents … Continue reading Are those REALLY Blackheads? Or Sebaceous Filaments?

Bare Minimum Skin Care

Bare Minimum skin care, minimalism, a topic we’ve yet to touch on. How much do you actually need to do to keep your skin healthy? We’ve previously posted about Simplifying your beauty regime. What do we mean by Bare Minimum? The absolute essentials you need to keep your skin healthy. The bare minimum. A no … Continue reading Bare Minimum Skin Care

Minimalist Korean Skincare

We’re all looking to simplify our lives, your current Korean Skin Care routine might have several steps which are far from minimalistic. We’ll give you a few tips to transform your hectic skin care routine to one that is low maintenance, and stress free. You might have heard/tried the Korean Skincare routine, however for some … Continue reading Minimalist Korean Skincare

Skincare gift ideas for Him and Her – Christmas 2019 🎅

With Christmas around the corner you may already be trying to think of gift ideas for friends & family. Gifting skincare products is always a great idea, who doesn’t love something new to try? Everyone is becoming increasingly aware of their health and skin, making this amongst the best unisex gift ideas. Below are some … Continue reading Skincare gift ideas for Him and Her – Christmas 2019 🎅

Minimalist Skincare: Simplifying Your Skincare Routine

Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, mask, steam, hydrate, rejuvenate. All terms I’m sure we’re familiar with. What ever happened to Simplicity? Minimalism? It can be a bit daunting at times, the idea that you must do all of these things to keep your skin in tip-top condition Have a glance at your cosmetic shelf, countless toners, anti-aging … Continue reading Minimalist Skincare: Simplifying Your Skincare Routine

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The Increase Of Sustainable Cosmetics And Skincare Products

Modern consumers are more likely to purchase skincare products which are “green”; the manufacturing process is receiving more attention than ever before. There has been a gradual increase in businesses dealing with sustainable cosmetics and skincare products. We’re all gradually gaining knowledge on the effects our actions directly have on the world we live, and … Continue reading The Increase Of Sustainable Cosmetics And Skincare Products