How to switch your skincare routine for autumn
The days are getting shorter and colder (thank heavens!), it is time to get cosy. It is also time to switch up your skincare routine to adjust to the change of season. What are some of the most common skin concerns during this transitional period? The change in temperature and the central heating on can […]
Ingredient highlight – Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil (although technically not an oil) is an ingredient present in various skincare products. It is popular for a reason – it is a multi-tasker and well-tolerated by almost all skin types. What is Jojoba oil and its benefits for the skin? Should you include it in your routine? What is Jojoba oil? Even […]
Hydration vs. moisture – what is the difference?
Hydration vs. moisture – it’s the same thing, no? It is easy to understand why many of us would think so. Stroll around your high street beauty store, and you’ll see pots and tubes with hydrating and moisturising slapped on them. Even though these terms are often used interchangeably by brands, they do not mean […]
What is slugging?
Over the years, we have covered a few K-beauty trends. The recent one making the rounds is slugging. For a while, it was/is a favourite of Reddit forums, but now slugging is gaining traction after going viral on TikTok. Plenty of skincare trends from Pinterest and TikTok make us wince. These would include using apple […]
How to beat winter skin
Any season is better than summer. But the fact remains, wintertime can exceptionally harsh on the skin. How should you treat winter skin? What are some of the common mistakes we make, and how to fix them? Skincare routine Cold air, wind, central heating that dries the bejesus out of the skin – all of […]
How to determine your skin type
If you look at the majority of products available on the high street, you’ll see they are labelled as being suitable for a specific skin type. Skin is rarely just one thing. It can be combination and sensitive. Or oily and dehydrated. But, to treat the skin effectively, we need to start at the beginning […]
Ingredient Highlight – Emollients
Come wintertime, one category of ingredients that gets talked about a lot in the skincare community is emollients. It is easy to understand why. Due to cold weather and change in temperature, the majority of us deal with dry or dehydrated skin. It is not a life-threatening condition by any stretch of the imagination. But […]
Ishtar Moisturisers at a Glance
Moisturisers aren’t necessarily the most exciting part of any skincare stash. In fact, people with oily and congestion-prone skin may believe a moisturiser is the work of a devil when it causes congestion and breaks them out. A great moisturiser feels like you have nothing on the skin. At the same time, the skin is […]