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Why patches are the new wellness innovation you need to know about

24/11/2022

Quick, convenient, and easy to use, patches are the new wellbeing product everyone’s suddenly interested in. Victoria Health, which stocks A-list acupuncturist Ross Barr’s patch range, says that his products are consistent bestsellers and, after being flagged on This Morning earlier this year, they continue to sell in the thousands. CBD brand Kloris were also surprised to see that their patches surpassed many of their other offerings catapulting them into the position of hero product. “The patch popularity is continuing to grow.…

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5 Ways to Get Longer Eyelashes

10/11/2022

Admittedly, there is nothing more tedious than having to take off your mascara or falsies after a night out, especially on a hot summer evening. For those of us who occasionally skip our nighttime skincare steps, accidentally waking up with remnants of mascara still on is unpleasant and uncomfortable, but what is the alternative? Instead, skip the mascara and falsies and go with your natural eyelashes. If you weren’t blessed with Twiggy-level lashes, though, no need to fret— follow this guide on how to get fuller, longer lashes.…

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Should you be SKIN CYCLING?

07/11/2022

TikTok has popularized some good trends (sea moss gel, rice water for hair growth, these sex tips, etc), along with a lot of not-so-great trends that should not be attempted (sunscreen contouring, Nyquil chicken, sparkling water + balsamic vinegar = “healthy Coke,” etc). Today, we’re looking at skin cycling, a method of applying skincare products. It’s a four-day cycle that alternates between active ingredients and “rest days” that focus on hydration and repairing the skin’s barrier. It looks like this: Night 1:…

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3 Simple Ways To Deeply Hydrate Your Skin – According To The Experts

02/11/2022

Most trips to our favourite facialists result in a diagnosis of the dreaded dehydration. However much you look after your skin, it’s a common problem to be faced with. In fact, recent consumer research shows searches for “hydrating skincare” are up 86 per cent on last year. “Dehydrated skin is skin lacking water or that which has reduced ability to hold onto water, and it can feel tight, dry and, in more severe cases, you could see scaling and irritation,”…

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Beauty Secret: Skin Icing

24/10/2022

With all the cons that social media comes with, we have to admit that its pros have given us much valuable information that would otherwise be hard to find. Through Instagram or Tik Tok we are getting all sorts of information, including everything about fashion and beauty. Speaking of beauty, K-Beauty became a massive trend, thanks to social media. Recently another trend is getting a lot of importance: skin icing. Skin icing is basically everywhere now on Instagram reels and…

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The Expert Guide to Squalane

18/10/2022

In the world of skincare ingredients, squalane has quickly gone from under-the-radar to everywhere. It’s celebrated for its healing, moisturizing magic, and it’s referenced in clean beauty conversations. But what, exactly, is squalane? And what do you need to know to best utilize its hydrating potential on your own skin, hair, and body? We speak to key experts—from biochemists and international ingredient specialists to dermatologists and aestheticians—to get the lowdown on the latest skincare hero. Here’s what you need to know about…

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What You Need to Know About Retinol

10/10/2022

Most of us have heard of the ingredient retinol, it’s the skincare buzzword of the decade. It’s on every dermatologist’s top shelf and has even made its way into every skincare serum on the shelves due to the fact it’s widely regarded as one of the most effective topical treatments available. And yet, there’s still so much confusion. First of all, it doesn’t help that when we talk about retinol, we’re actually talking about retinoids. There are a number of different types of retinoids and they…

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ACNE-FIGHTING TIPS from Kourt and her Facialist

21/09/2022

Two people whose skincare advice we will always follow: Kourt (ofc) and celebrity facialist (and friend to Poosh!) Sharlena Hassani. Kourt has been getting facials from Shar for the past couple of months, a major stars-aligning moment for those of us dealing with breakouts. During Kourt’s most recent appointment, they started swapping tips for fighting acne—and obvs we had to know more. Below, all the acne-fighting intel from Kourt and Shar. An antibiotic alternative “I usually take one capsule of oil of oregano daily, but…

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When Do Beauty Products Expire?

19/09/2022

If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that everyone has at least one expired beauty product in their stash. We know it can be hard to throw away that product you splurged on and haven’t finished, that product that’s your number one and you take everywhere, or that one discontinued product that you’re using every last drop of. It can be time-consuming, and especially expensive, to make sure your beauty products aren’t expired, but we promise you it’s worth it. Using…

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Why You Should Avoid These 5 Harmful DIY Beauty Hacks

06/09/2022

The temptation to create DIY skincare from ingredients that we can easily find at home has grown enormously over the past few years. Especially since quarantine started, we have all found ourselves at home trying new things and following online trends. Although ingredients from the kitchen are delicious to eat and products such as toothpaste serve our daily personal care, they are not necessarily safe to use topically on our skin. Although Pinterest boards and TikTok trends may have you thinking otherwise, plenty of DIY…

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