skincare

  • How to use retinol in the summer?

    The skincare community will hotly debate any number of topics. Do you need a moisturiser? Are eye creams effective? How many times per week should you exfoliate? But one ingredient we can all agree on is retinol. It is a powerful ingredient with numerous studies that prove its effectiveness. That said, retinol can sometimes be…

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  • What are skin-replenishing ingredients?

    For healthy, bouncy, plump skin, your skincare routine needs skin-replenishing ingredients. The good news is chances are you probably already have a few products in your lineup that fit the bill. What are skin-replenishing ingredients? How do they benefit the skin? What do skin-replenishing ingredients do? As their name suggests, they replenish the skin. They…

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  • Why our skincare routines matter

    In case anyone hasn’t asked you in a while – how are you? We are over a year into the pandemic. 2020 was a lot (A LOT) in every imaginable way. Last year what we were experiencing was grief. Over the last few months, some of us experienced something called languishing (yes, it’s a thing,…

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  • How to layer skincare – the dos and donts

    If you just started on your skincare journey, it is easy to get overwhelmed and over-enthusiastic. Yes, it is possible to be both at the same time. The sheer number of products on the market available is staggering. Some are one-ingredient products. Others combine more than one active ingredient and function as a multi-purpose product.…

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  • Skincare trends for 2021

    What are some of the new and interesting skincare trends for 2021? How are our skincare habits changing now that we are a year into the pandemic? After the dumpster fire that was 2020, it’s difficult to predict anything. But certain skincare trends have cropped up on our radar. Maskne treatments We might not know…

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  • When should you throw away your skincare products?

    We’ll be the first to admit that sometimes our skincare stash is *cough* a bit out of control. You’ll agree, it’s nice to have choices, no? But, it does have its downsides. Namely, skincare products that are collecting dust and have potentially expired. And we don’t want that on our faces. Read on to learn…

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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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  • How to treat your skin during hayfever season

    Ah, early summer – the days are longer, it’s warm, but not too hot, and everything is in bloom. While we love spring and early summer, we don’t enjoy the hayfever season. There are far worse things in the world, but pollen allergies are so bloody annoying and uncomfortable. Itchy eyes (or in our case,…

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