skincare ingredients

  • 5 skincare ingredients to stimulate collagen production

    Skin aging is a complicated process. How our skin behaves as we get older is down to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are internal and include our genetics, metabolism, and hormone processes. Extrinsic factors are external and are primarily down to our lifestyle (daily exposure to pollution, how much sun we are getting, etc.).…

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  • Ingredient highlight – Licorice Root extract

    Hyperpigmentation can be difficult to treat. No matter the source of the problem (sun damage, hormones, or squeezing spots), it takes time and patience to see the results. But conventional treatments prescribed by dermatologist (like Hydroquinone) can sensitise the skin. A natural alternative is licorice root extract. What is licorice root extract? Glycyrrhiza glabra is…

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  • Trending skincare ingredients of 2021

    2021 is off to a bumpy start. Look, we knew the winter would be long and challenging. But it’s one thing to understand it intellectually, another thing altogether to live through it. To take our minds off things, let’s get out our crystal ball. Why? To predict what will be the buzziest new (or old)…

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  • The skin benefits of algae extract

    In our pursuit of healthy skin, every so often, we have to decide what we are willing (and not willing) to put on our faces. Some ingredients might sound odd at first, but that doesn’t mean they don’t work. Case in point? Algae. Not our favourite thing to encounter when going for a swim, but…

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  • Ingredient Highlight – Vitamin K

    Vitamins in our skincare products are nothing new. Vitamins A and C are considered a staple in any routine. We also covered vitamins B and E and their benefits for the skin. Another vitamin gaining popularity of late is vitamin K (and no, it’s not only Covid-related). What are the benefits of vitamin K for…

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  • Skincare trends – skin-fasting

    Every couple of months something new will pop up on social media. It could be a new product, an alternative ingredient, or a new skincare trend. Some trends make our teeth itch and are just terrible advice. This refers to social media posts that extol the virtues of using baking soda or lemon juice on…

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