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Pixiwoo's products to get your glow back featuring Apothaka comforting oil booster

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Thrilled to see another mention over on the Pixiwoo blog for my comforting oil booster - thanks so much to the wonderful Stacey for including me in your picks for getting the glow back in your skin!  You can read the post here. xo

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2 oils you must try from Apothaka - blogger Ms Tantrum's review

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The lovely Ashh recently posted a wonderful review of my rebalancing cleansing oil and rejuvenating face oil on her blog. You can check it out here. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and take some really beautiful photos Ashh (one of Ashh's photo below)! xo

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Ethical skincare: fat free jelly beans anyone?!

Natasha Dauncey

Being perceived as ethical is something that to which a lot of brands aspire. In the world of beauty it's synonymous with being cruelty free, using responsibly sourced ingredients, being environmentally conscious and corporate social responsibility. These are all of course very important things. But what about ethical or responsible marketing? How brands convey their key selling points, what they tell you about their products, the foundation for their claims. This can be at odds with the idea of being ethical. Take ingredients that promise to cure cancer, claims that a product is free of “toxins / chemicals” (implying that competitor products are somehow toxic) or claims that a product gets deep...

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Incorporating retinoids - my top tips (part 2)

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In case you missed last week, I gave a run down on retinoids and why I feel they’re the king of skincare! This week I wanted to share how I managed to build in a stronger retinoid (tretinoin 0.025%) for anti-ageing and congestion without any irritation or peeling. Disclaimer: Retinoids aren’t for everyone and if your skin is sensitive or if you have specific skin conditions then these products may not be for you. I encourage you to do your own research and if you’re considering prescription strength options, speak to a healthcare professional first to decide if it’s right...

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The lowdown on retinoids (part 1)

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Last year I experimented with a LOT of different products. I was curious about what people were using and wanted to try them for myself. As someone who has always had a pretty basic routine with little use of “actives” my skin REALLY freaked out. It got irritated initially and when I finally managed to get rid of that I noticed my skin started to get congested very easily and I seemed to be getting more breakouts than before. I tried using salicylic acid which helped a little but the issue didn’t really go away. I knew retinoids were an...

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