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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Your guide to workout skincare

Its January and not only is it a new year, it’s a new decade. That means one thing: we’re hitting the gym hard and it’s likely that you are too. But have you wondered how your workouts are impacting your skin? We have the breakdown here. The skincare benefits of exercise Working out is not

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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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The truth about silicones

Silicones are a tricky topic. They are widely used in cosmetics, and you will find ‘cones on many a cosmetic label, both in high-end and drugstore products. However, you will also have likely seen an increasing number of products advertised as ‘free of silicones’. Does that mean that silicones are harmful and should be avoided?

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Why sunscreen is a must for dark skin

Are you under the impression that, thanks to your skin tone, you don’t really need to wear sunscreen? We hate to be the bearers of bad news but the evidence is clear: damaging UV rays can penetrate all skin types and tones. The biggest misconceptions Unfortunately, we have been conditioned to believe that this is

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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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