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Introducing Apothaka® barrier support serum with niacinamide, ceramides & hyaluronic acid

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I wanted to dedicated a full post to the latest addition to my (small but perfectly formed) range: my new barrier support serum. Read on to find out more about the formulation, key ingredients and their benefits! Niacinamide (vitamin B3) My interest in niacinamide for skin health started when I began dabbling with retinoids. My previous track record of using actives in skincare hadn’t been great (hello irritation!) and whilst I was keen to build a stronger retinoid into my routine, I wanted to be sure my skin could handle it. If my skin was healthy before I started a prescription...

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Seasonal skincare: adjusting your routine for healthy skin

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As temperatures start to drop, our skin can sometimes throw a bit of a wobbly and when it does, it’s important adjust your routine accordingly. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s our first line of defence from external aggressors. The outermost layer, the stratum corneum (SC) is often described as a brick wall where the skin cells (corneocytes) – think of them as “the bricks” are tightly packed together and surrounded by a lipid-rich “mortar” (ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids). This provides an effective waterproof barrier which offers protection from ultraviolet (UV) light, dirt,...

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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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Apothaka on Pixiwoo blog

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By chance I met the gorgeous Stacey who runs the Pixiwoo blog a few months ago. We got chatting about skincare and Stacey kindly offered to try out some of my products. Of course I jumped at the chance! Who better to road test my range than someone who probably gets inundated with beauty products?! Thank you Stacey for taking the time to test out my products so thoroughly. You can read Stacey's review here  

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Do you really need to double cleanse?

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WHAT?? I hear you say! Let me start by saying that I have a long history of double cleansing, prompted by my use of Dermalogica pre cleanse many years ago! Up until a few months ago double cleansing was a core part of my skincare routine and I saw no reason to veer away from it. However, over the summer I was on holiday in Spain for around 10 days and by chance, took only one cleanser with me (my rebalancing oil cleanser). It was at that point that I started single cleansing every night. This would seem counterintuitive given...

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