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Beauty Cheat Sheet: Acne-Prone Skin

If you have struggled with acne at any point of your life, you will already know that there are a number of approaches to treating it. The approach that works for you depends entirely on your specific skin and genetic predisposition. It is really important to remember there is no such thing as “on-thing-fits-all” when […]

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Beauty Cheat Sheet: Dry + Sensitive Skin

A major component for feeling beautiful is being comfortable in your own skin. Treating dry and reactive skin can be dreary… where achieving normalcy can make a world of difference. Dry or irritated skin can be caused by a laundry list of factors- extreme weather conditions, contact allergens, diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, thyroid problems, vitamin […]

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What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

At times, you will see beauty brands that are being marketed as “edible” or “food-grade” ingredients. The idea is that these ingredients, whether preservatives or glycerin would be safe for you even if it were on your plate. This is because we end to ingest a lot of the ingredients in our personal care products. […]

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skincare

SLS vs. SLES

What are they exactly? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are surfactants and are added to products to increase the foaming action when the product used. They are commonly used in cleaning products, whether cleansers, shampoos, toothpaste, bubble bath or detergents. Why are they being used? The reason SLS/SLES are used is […]

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Glossier Lidstar Dupes

So, the much anticipated Glossier Lidstar has been released. I must say it is a little steep at £15 a pop if you asked me. You could of course opt for a duo, which costs £25 for two (£12.50 each). I mean I get it- what is not to love? It comes in a cute […]

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