The lowdown on retinoids (part 1)

The lowdown on retinoids (part 1)

Do you know your retinol from your retinal? Retinoids are probably the most well studied actives used in cosmetics but not all are created equal. Learn about what retinoids are and the benefits they can offer your skin.
Sun protection: the best tool against skin ageing (Part 1)

Sun protection: the best tool against skin ageing (Part 1)

Protecting your skin from UV exposure is one of the most effective ways of preventing damage to your skin. If you currently spend your hard earned cash on skincare products for “anti-ageing”, sunscreen is without doubt the best anti-ageing product available and without it there seems little point in using other anti-ageing products.
Death by INCI series, formulation myths - Part 1 - ingredient analyser apps

Death by INCI series, formulation myths - Part 1 - ingredient analyser apps

Should you use INCI lists, or ingredient analyser apps to choose skincare? This post explains why they oversimplify a very complex topic!

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Skin barrier health: less is more - let's be kind to our skin!

Skin barrier health: less is more - let's be kind to our skin!

We shouldn't push our skin with higher strengths of actives. "Less is more" is obvious when it comes to actives like retinoids & acids (or maybe not?!), but the same is also true of ingredients like niacinamide. Let's discuss why!

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Skin barrier health: gently does it!

Skin barrier health: gently does it!

With an increasing focus on barrier "repair" products flooding the skincare industry, isn't it time we changed the focus to barrier protection / preservation, and break the cycle of damage and repair? Let's save the skin barrier!

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The effect of the menopause on skin health

The effect of the menopause on skin health

The lovely Charlotte from The Balanced Midlife asked me to talk about the effect of the menopause on skin health.

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The skin barrier: conversation with Linday Ryan Beauty & Wellness

The skin barrier: conversation with Linday Ryan Beauty & Wellness

Following the Instagram Live I did with Facialist Andy Millward on skin barrier health, the lovely Lindsay Ryan asked me to contribute to an article she wrote on the skin barrier.

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

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

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!

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