How to layer skincare products

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You probably know the basic skincare steps but somewhere in the middle, things can get somewhat muddled. If you have experienced your product flaking or “balling” off during application, chances are, you most likely got the order wrong. The proper order in which you apply your skincare products is essential in ensuring that your skin receives the full benefits of …

5 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Turning Dull

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Image Credits: BBC Doctor Who Season 1 Achieving clear, even-toned, bright and radiant skin usually ranks right at the top of most people’s wish list. However, the ravages of time, unhealthy lifestyle habits and your environment can turn your skin dull and lifeless. While we can’t turn back the clock for you, we can help you identify some of the …

Buy Efficacy, Not Adfficacy!

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How many times have we bought a product on impulse – whether because you’re drawn to its packaging, attractive price tag, the freebie that comes with purchase or because of an enticing ad image, we’re all guilty of it. In fact, we all fall under the trap of feel-good, smell-good and look-good products all the time. We are creatures after …

How should you be washing your face?

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Cleansing may be the most basic step in any skincare routine but there’s more to this first step than just applying cleansing soap on the face and then washing it off with water. Washing your face is vital in removing dirt and oil (and makeup) every day – from when you wake up till the end of the day. For …

What is Anti-Aging Really About?

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For centuries, women have been trying to defy aging – from soaking in milk baths to daily facial masks – anything to preserve their youthful complexions. “Forever young, I want to be forever young” (and look forever young) from Alphaville’s Forever Young hit song speaks of the universal fear of mortality – aging included. Then making attempts to erase all …

Buddleja Officinalis – Why You'll Want This In Your Skincare Product

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It is a mountain flower that is able to adapt to the high levels of solar radiation. So what makes this botanical so special? This extract is exceptionally rich in phenylpropanoids, a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger, that helps to stimulate cellular detoxification systems, protect from inflammation, prevent and reverse photo-aging caused by light radiations from Ultraviolet (UV), Infrared …

So You Think You Have Sensitive Skin?

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“Sensitive” is an over-used term especially where skin type is concerned. Many claim to have sensitive skin just because they may have encountered an incident or two with a product. The truth of the matter is that most people who claim to have sensitive skin actually don’t. What’s really happening is that our skin’s sensitivity may be heightened because of …

Cream Vs Sheet Mask – Which Is Better?

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If you haven’t begun to incorporate facial masks into your skincare regime yet, we suggest you read this. Think of facial masks like your booster serums, treatments or moisturizers that are super-charged with more skin-loving ingredients than your regular skincare products. Although the mask is an add-on rather than essential product in a skincare regime, it has since gained so …

Your Favourite Diamond-Dust Perfector Is Back!

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That little flutter of excitement when the two of you click together is like the closing of a compact case, and the glow that emanates from your face comes from sheer joy for having found the ONE. The same emotions apply when it comes to finding the right foundation for you. But before you find the right one, think about …

Why “Organic” Skincare Isn’t Always Good For You

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People often assume that anything natural or organic is better. Marijuana is natural and poison ivy is organic. The word “natural” doesn’t mean much because to be honest, there’s no real regulation for terms like that. In the case of skincare products, most will define “natural” to be free of synthetics, artificial coloring, fragrances, parabens (preservatives), phthalates (chemicals found in …