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.
Incorporating retinoids - my top tips (part 2)

Incorporating retinoids - my top tips (part 2)

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.

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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.

Read more →

Finding a holy grail sunscreen : “you have to kiss many frogs before finding your prince” (part 4)

Finding a holy grail sunscreen : “you have to kiss many frogs before finding your prince” (part 4)

If you’ve read the previous parts of this series (part 1, part 2, part 3), by now you’ll understand that finding the right sunscreen for your needs isn’t that straightforward at least for me! Here are my top picks based on what I’ve tried so far.

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Searching for "the one": what else to look out for when choosing sunscreen (part 3)

Searching for "the one": what else to look out for when choosing sunscreen (part 3)

What are some of the other considerations for choosing a sunscreen? Texture / suitability for skin type, reapplication, type of exposure / activity, how much to apply - these are just some of the things to think about!

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Sunscreen filters: separating the wheat from the chaff (Part 2)

Sunscreen filters: separating the wheat from the chaff (Part 2)

Read on to learn more about the different options for UV filters - organic vs inorganic filters, the type / level of protection they offer and the pros and cons of each.

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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.

Read more →