Are alcohols in skincare ‘bad’?

The short answer is… not necessarily. Alcohols have developed a bad reputation when it comes to skincare, and that’s only partially due to fact. The truth is, different types of alcohols are commonly used in all types of skincare products for different purposes. Whether these alcohols are ‘bad’ really depends: on the type of alcohols,

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Five types of masks you need in your life

Let’s be honest: masking is the most fun part of any skincare routine. Sure, cleansing and moisturizing can sometimes be enjoyable, but nothing feels more like you’re really taking care of yourself than applying a mask. It’s also the step where you directly address your skincare needs with a treatment you can switch up regularly

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Is your nail polish toxic?

Smith & Cult nail polish

We love our manicures! The only dilemmas most of us have at the salon are whether to go for a classic mani-pedi or for a gelish colour. Maybe we debate whether to choose the safe nude colours or to go funky and bold for a change. There are even times when we flirt with the

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The ultimate guide to getting your glow

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It’s official – dewy skin is in. Healthy-looking skin has an irresistible glow and a spark of energy – regardless of age. Although a superficial glow can be created with illuminating make-up, we are here to tell you that there is no real shortcut. The secret to a truly luminous, lit-from-within complexion is in the

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Does the pH of your skincare really matter?

Two models looking away from the camera

Good question. You may be wondering why the pH of skincare is becoming an increasingly hot topic, with brands regularly promoting their products as ‘pH-balanced’ or ‘low-pH’. So, is pH in skincare another marketing concept or an important factor in maintaining beautiful skin? The truth is that the pH of your skincare could be very

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All About Acids

Model looking at Sarah Chapman skincare product

You may have heard about acids in skincare… Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid and Hyaluronic acid among others. If these names take you back to high school chemistry class (or to a general state of confusion) – you are not alone.  They may not sound like ingredients you want on your skin, but they can be

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