How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads And Blackheads?

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Believe it or not, they are one of the most common skin problems around. They are also among the most stubborn to get rid of (think icky black dots on your nose). The bad news is that blackheads and whiteheads are a form of acne. They are pores that are clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and other dirt or …

Beautiful Skin Takes Time

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If you’re born with good skin, good for you! But if you’re not, you just have to put in a little more effort than those lucky ones. “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones” says Helena Rubinstein, entrepreneur and beauty inventor. Rubinstein was the one who invented the first moisturizing cream (1902), the first categorization of skin types (1910), …

Does Your Skincare Regimen Look Something Like This?

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Good skin starts with good habits and that means getting the basics of skincare essentials right and knowing what and when to use them. Noob or not, here’s a refresh on the basics of what you should be using every day. Step 1: Cleanse Washing your face is as basic and essential as taking a shower every day. As your …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …