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.
Seasonal skincare: adjusting your routine for healthy skin

Seasonal skincare: adjusting your routine for healthy skin

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. So how can we keep our skin barrier working optimally in the colder weather?

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Ethical skincare: fat free jelly beans anyone?!

Ethical skincare: fat free jelly beans anyone?!

Being perceived as ethical is something to which a lot of brands aspire. In the world of beauty it's synonymous with 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?

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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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