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Notes on Moisturisers

Forming a fundamental part of the daily skincare routine, moisturisers are an essential step for all skin types. Moisturisers lock in hydration and seal in any products applied prior. A well-formulated moisturiser will contain two key elements: emollients (which prevent water loss and soften the skin) and humectants (which pull moisture from the air into […]

Notes on Biologique Recherche Milk Cleansers

There are three cult status Biologique Recherche milk cleansers in their range, each formulated to thoroughly remove makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping the skin, along with maintaining a healthy pH balance. These milky cleansers emulsify throughout application, I like to really massage them into the skin with small circular movements to promote blood flow […]

Notes on Body Care

Looking after the skin on our body is such a vital part of our skincare routine, yet one that is often overlooked. As with our faces, our bodies need to be cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated and protected for optimal skin health. As we age our skin begins to lose collagen and elastin, which can be exacerbated […]

Notes on Caring for your Complexion during Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the most common medical treatments used to fight cancer. They involve using potent chemicals and beams of intense energy to stave off and destroy cancer cells, stopping them from multiplying and spreading in the body. While the skin-related side effects of chemotherapy vary from person to person, it’s common to see […]

Notes on Physical vs Chemical Exfoliation

Our skin is an incredible organ that is constantly producing new cells allowing it to heal and grow, naturally turning over every 28 days to reveal new fresh skin. As we age, this natural process slows so regular exfoliation is essential to ensure optimal skin health. An accumulation of dead cells on the skin’s surface […]

Notes on Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a really scary reality of sun exposure and one we should all take very seriously. While some people are more susceptible or considered at higher risk (those with fair skin, lots of freckles and red hair) cancer doesn’t discriminate, and people of all skin types, colours and ages can develop it. So […]

Notes on Sensitive Skin

For those with a sensitive skin type, it’s best to keep things simple by incorporating calming, hydrating and soothing products to really nourish and support the skin barrier. Signs you have sensitive skin include redness, flushing, irritation, inflammation and sensitivity after using certain products and environmental changes. Sensitive skin can sometimes point to deeper conditions […]

Notes on Clean Beauty

In recent years we’ve seen a fantastic shift in consumer understanding with a real desire to know what ingredients a product contains and how it was formulated, with sustainability and responsible sourcing at the forefront of expectations. Clean beauty is a broad category with a lot of ambiguity that lacks a clear definition. In simple […]

Notes on Skincare in our 20s

Skincare in our 20s should be centred around prevention and creating good habits with a few simple and well-placed products to support the skin for optimal health. Often leaving your teens behind and moving into the chapter of adult skin is when we see the complexion begin to balance itself out and become more stable, […]

Notes on Skincare in our 30s

Our 20s were all about a preventive approach, creating good habits to prep our skin for our 30s. This decade calls for a few more supercharged ingredients and once optional steps in a regime become essential.  Our 30s require a targeted and corrective approach, focusing on healing the skin of any conditions that you may […]