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    How To Read A Skincare Ingredient List (Even If You Hate Science)

    Ever wondered how to read a skincare ingredient list? The law is clear: beauty products must declare their ingredients on the packaging. It’s to keep you safe. If you know something’s in there’s bad for you, you won’t buy it. Crisis averted. Except… How the heck are you supposed to make sense of that incomprehensible […]

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    Why Rosehip Oil Is My Go-To For Any Skincare Woe

    If I could use only one skincare product for the rest of my life, I’d pick rosehip oil. Rosehip oil for skin is a multitasker: it moisturises skin, fights off wrinkles, treats acne and can even help you fade those dark spots away. It’s like a one stop shop for all your skincare needs. Plus, […]

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    Cyclomethicone: What Does It Do In Skincare?

    What does Cyclomethicone do in skincare? If you take a look at the back of your skincare products, you’ll find Cyclomethicone has slithered its way almost everywhere. Thank its texture for it. It gives it some unique properties that make it a pleasure for formulators to work with and for us to use. And yet, […]

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    Glycol Stearate: What Is It And How Does It Benefit Skin?

    What the heck is Glycol Stearate? When I first got serious about skincare and started taking a much closer look at what I put on my face, I saw this chemical is pop up all over the place – even in natural products. What is it doing there? Is it really natural, despite the non-so-natural-sounding […]

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    Sunflower Oil For Skin: Benefits And Side Effects

    You know Italians are obsessed with olive oil, right? It’s our go-to oil for cooking. We drizzle it on salads and bruschettas, we use it to make pesto and pasta sauces and cook meat or fish with it.  We even put it on our skin when it’s dry. But when it comes  down to deep-frying, […]

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    Is Isopropyl Myristate Comedogenic?

    Is Isopropyl Myristate comedogenic? I know, I know, what the heck is that? A common ingredient in your skincare products that usually gets ignored because it sounds like a chemical (it IS a chemical) when everyone’s into natural actives. And, depending on your skin type, it can do more harm than good… You know me. […]