Notes on Injectables

Once shrouded in stigma, cosmetic injectables are now a huge part of the beauty industry and are being requested by people of all ages. Used as a preventative measure in the hopes of starving off the ageing process, or in attempts to reverse fine lines and wrinkles or add volume to a certain part of […]

Notes on The SPF in your Make-up is Not Enough

Sun exposure is the leading cause of premature ageing, yet one that is preventable with adequate protection. There are many makeup products on the market that include some level of SPF protection, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that the use of these negates the need for a separate sunscreen. The truth is that makeup […]

Notes on Body Sun Damage

Sun damage is the leading cause of premature ageing. Prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays can result in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, sun spots, pigmentation, rough patches and uneven texture. And most dangerously, skin cancers.  When it comes to sun damage the face is often the place that gets all the […]

Notes on Menopause

Usually beginning in the mid-40s or early 50s, menopause is a life phase that affects all women but up until recently has been shrouded in stigma and taboo. Driven by fluctuating hormone levels (such as estrogen and progesterone), menopause brings with it a host of issues from hot flushes to brain fog. It can also […]

Notes on Difference Between The Augustinus Bader Rich Cream and The Cream

I’m often asked the difference between the Augustinus Bader cult favourite duo, The Rich Cream and The Cream. Both are incredible moisturisers and equally as effective as one another, but the key difference is the texture, with each designed to suit specific skin types and conditions. At the centre of both of these creams is […]

Notes on Beside Beauty Essentials

Having a few essentials within reach never goes astray. From hardworking multi-taskers to products that add a touch of luxury to the every day, these are the staples you’ll always find on my bedside.  A hydrating lip treatment Oftentimes we neglect our lips when thinking about bigger-picture skincare. Along with regularly using an exfoliator (my […]

Notes on More is Not Always Merrier

There is a common and unfortunate misconception that using more products in your skincare routine will automatically equate to better results. This is far from the case. More dermatologists and estheticians are seeing clients who come in with a self-diagnosis of sensitive skin (a lifelong skin type) when in actuality they have sensitised skin (a […]

Notes on Eczema Vs Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis have many symptoms in common: intensely itchy skin, rash-like patches, redness and dryness. While they may share a similar appearance and can be mistaken for one another, eczema and psoriasis are two different forms of irritation. Eczema usually comes with the unshakeable desire to itch. It causes the skin to become red […]

Notes on Keratosis Pillaris

An incredibly common skin condition that’s often referred to as strawberry legs or, the less endearing, chicken skin. Characterised by small pimple-like bumps which feel rough to the touch, Keratosis Pilaris usually occurs on the back of the upper backs of our arms and sometimes on the legs (particularly, the thighs). Keratosis pilaris is genetic […]

Notes on Poikiloderma

Poikiloderma is a skin condition that refers to redness and mottled pigmentation that occurs on the sides of the cheeks, neck and the décolletage. It’s characterised as a reddish, brown pigment that appears in a reticular (net-like) pattern made prominent through thinning skin and dilated fine blood vessels that are often close to the surface […]