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Notes On… Layering Skincare

You may (think you) have your skincare routine down pat. Cleanse, exfoliate, serum, oil…and so on. But, there is more to it than merely the sequence of application. I often meet with clients who are (incidentally, or sometimes on purpose) essentially giving themselves the equivalent of a chemical peel each and every evening by combining […]

Notes On…Vitamin A

Retinol, retinoids and retinal are all derivatives of Vitamin A at different stages within their molecular structure. It can be hard to make sense of  Each variant is eventually converted to retinoic acid, the final product that has powerful skin-changing capabilities. The beauty of Vitamin A is that it encourages rapid skin cell turnover, which ultimately […]

Notes On… Vitamin C

An antioxidant serum is a non-negotiable in every skincare routine, regardless of age, concern or skintype – and an antioxidant serum that is high in Vitamin C is often the best choice for many skin concerns. Vitamin C is one of my all-time favourite skin heroes…a miracle ingredient that is as effective in your juice […]

Notes on Moisturising Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

While it’s understandable to assume that using a moisturiser may only worsen oily or blemish-prone skin, this is a damaging skincare myth that is of huge disservice to anyone with oily or congested skin because every person, regardless of skin type, needs a moisturiser. Firstly, it’s important to understand what moisturisers are and how they […]

Notes on Exfoliating for your Skin Type

Regular exfoliation is fundamental to maintaining a healthy and functioning skin barrier. A build-up of dead cells on the skin’s surface can lead to a myriad of different skin concerns such as congestion, uneven texture and dullness while also making any existing lines or wrinkles appear more pronounced. It’s so important to incorporate an exfoliant […]

Notes on DIY Facial

Facials don’t need to be exclusive to in-clinic studios we can also yield incredible results from at home. Giving yourself a DIY facial is a great way to destress, boost your complexion and maintain skin health. Whether you’re committing to a once-weekly ritual or saving it for a special occasion, the DIY facial can instantly […]

Notes on Skincare in our 50s

Hormonal changes in our 50s, such as menopause, can cause the skin to become more prone to irritation and dryness so it’s important to support the skin’s barrier by using nourishing, hydrating formulations. In addition, we should look to incorporate ingredients that are known to promote the synthesis of collagen and elastin. These two proteins […]

Notes on Summer Skincare

Just as we change our wardrobes moving into summer, so too should we adjust our approach to skincare. In summer, our key skin concerns are heavily impacted by an increase in oil production, increase in sun exposure, and increased dehydration. By tweaking and making slight modifications to our product repertoire for the warmer months will […]

Notes on An Optimal Morning Routine

My philosophy to skincare is all about taking a preventative approach rather than a reactive one and our morning regime is where we do exactly that, prevent! Our skin works tirelessly to protect us from sun exposure, pollution, free radicals and other environmental factors, which means each step and ingredient in our morning routine is […]

Notes On Expensive vs Affordable Products

Expensive skincare does not automatically equate to a superior level of performance and rate of effectiveness. What is more important than price is choosing a well-formulated product containing ingredients that work for your specific skin type and concern. It’s important to understand that often when you’re paying premium prices for skincare, you’re not only paying […]