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Blogger Beauty Balm's review of Apothaka rejuvenating face oil

Natasha Dauncey blog post natural skincare rejuvenating face oil

Delighted to read Sandra from Beauty Balm's lovely review of my rejuvenating face oil. Read what she had to say here. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Sandra! xo

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Preservative-free skincare: friend or foe?

Natasha Dauncey

I touched on this in my last blog post - Natural vs “chemical” skincare: an irrelevant debate? In response to the scaremongering around synthetic ingredient often defined as “toxic”, some natural / green beauty products are being sold as “preservative-free”. This either means that the preservatives used haven’t been disclosed, or worse, they’re not using preservatives at all and that is something as consumers we really should be concerned about. To clarify, I’m not talking about anhydrous (oil only) products that contain no water / will not have any contact with water. For any products that do contain water however,...

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Natural vs. “chemical” skincare: an irrelevant debate?

Natasha Dauncey

I regularly see references to the need to avoid all “chemicals” / synthetics and “toxins” in skincare as a basis for selling some green beauty brands (N.B. not all natural brands sell in this way!). The discourse around chemicals in cosmetics these days has become so negative and surrounded in fear. As a brand owner, it’s something I feel really uncomfortable about. Although my brand is formulated with mostly natural ingredients that I’ve found effective for my skin and that I enjoy using, I’m not averse to synthetic ingredients where they provide a benefit/fulfil a need. I think that the natural vs....

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Do you really need to double cleanse?

Natasha Dauncey blog post break outs cleansing dehydrated double cleanse dry skin natural skincare oil cleansing plant-based skincare routine

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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Oil of the Gods: Blogger Lime & Lilac's review of Apothaka rebalancing cleansing oil

Natasha Dauncey

Another wonderful review from another fabulous blogger, Lisa from Lime & Lilac on my rebalancing cleansing oil. Lisa has long been a fan of my rejuvenating face oil for normal to combination skin, but would she like the cleansing oil as much? Read her blog post to see exactly what she had to say about it. You can read the post here. Big thanks to Lisa for her review and for this gorgeous photo! xo

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