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  • The Evolution of Vitamin C in Skincare: A Fascinating Fusion of Science and History

    Skincare regimens have always been an integral part of human personal care, dating back centuries. Among the numerous compounds discovered and employed for skincare, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has emerged as an extraordinary ingredient due to its multifaceted benefits. Its journey from ancient skincare practices to modern scientific breakthroughs has made it a beauty staple.…

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  • C60 Fullerene – The new super star ingredient for your skincare routine

    If you’re looking for a game-changing ingredient in your skincare, look no further than c60 fullerene. This super antioxidant is the star player you didn’t know you needed.

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  • Trend Watch – the Skin-Care Diet

    Over the last few years, the skincare industry has grown in leaps and bounds. Affordable products with active ingredients, indie brands, promising ingredients, and formulas, it is an exciting time to be a skincare nerd. South Korea is one country that is at the forefront of trends. Ampoules, sleeping masks, essences, the list of innovative…

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  • 7 Cardinal Sins of Skincare

    Look, there is no point in beating round the bush. We can absolutely agree we were young and foolish once, right? We’ll go with being young and foolish to explain some of the cardinal skincare sins below. No sunscreen By now we know that sun causes skin cancer. However, if the thought of cancer is…

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  • 23 Signs You Might Be a Skincare Addict

    Do you hoard cleansers like the zombie apocalypse is coming? Can’t imagine going outdoors without applying sunscreen first? You are on three different waitlists for a sold-out skincare product? Hate to break it to you, but you might be a skincare addict. Hey, no judgement here, we’d love to see your cleanser stash! And we…

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  • Skincare “Resolutions” for 2018

    The title is misleading – at Ishtar HQ we are not big believers in New Year’s resolutions. If you are one of those people who can come up with 10 New Year’s resolutions and (more importantly) stick to them, fair play to you. You are a much better person than we’ll ever be. One person…

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  • Latest Beauty Treatments – are They Worth the Hype?

    Skincare trends come and go. Same applies to beauty treatments. There is still a time and a place for a regular facial. But the salon beauty industry has moved beyond it. Hot and cold lasers, microdermabrasion, dermarolling, microcurrents, vaginal steaming (please, don’t even get us started on that one) – every year a new type…

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  • Skincare and Mental Health

      Chances are you, someone you know or are related to has a mental health problem. Just look at the statistics. Women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem and are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders. Between 4 and 10% of people in the UK…

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