You Really Wanna Know Why You Shouldn’t Sleep In Your Makeup & …

We’ve all done it: come in from a really long day or a big night out and fallen asleep (perhaps fully clothed) without taking our makeup off. The introduction of face wipes was supposed to curb this trend and help…

LET’S TALK ECZEMA: WHAT IS IT, WHY DOES IT HAPPEN & WHAT …

As the chill in the air gets even more intense, our dry skin conditions will inevitably get worse – but if you’re one of the thousands of people in the UK that suffer from eczema, the cold weather brings with…

IS DOUBLE CLEANSING REALLY NECESSARY FOR HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN?

Cleansing is always a hot topic within beauty; the discussion evolves beyond not only about what should you be using and how you should be using it, but how many times you should undertake the process. Every day your skin…

The Truth About Micellar Water (And Why It’s Not The Cleansing …

Six bottles of Bioderma Micellar Water are now sold every second across the globe. The trend for micellar waters may have started as a makeup artist and industry secret, but the magic bottles of liquid were soon adopted by bloggers…

WHAT DOES ‘DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED’ ACTUALLY MEAN?

Our beauty shelves and bathrooms are awash with products labelled with the phrase ‘dermatologically tested.’ On some unconscious level this may put our mind at ease and help file them away in the ‘good for my skin’ category; it’s easy…

The Truth About: Mineral Oil In Skincare (Is It Really That Bad …

The list of ingredients that we’re now told to avoid within our cosmetics is getting longer and longer. Sulphates, parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil… But why is mineral oil, being such a common ingredient, put on the naughty list and widely…

The Truth About: Organic Beauty & The Campaign For Clarity (What Does Organic …

As consumers step away more and more from ingredients they deem harmful (sulphates, parabens, mineral oils…) it becomes increasingly commercially beneficial for brands to capitalise on the organic beauty trend that’s been growing over the last ten years. Gone are…

THE TRUTH ABOUT: SULPHATES IN OUR SHAMPOO (Should We Really Be Avoiding …

In the hope of a cleaner and more ‘natural’ approach to our beauty regimes, there’s a never ending long list of ingredients we should be avoiding. Although parabens and mineral oil have long been slandered, it’s now the turn of…

The Truth About: Hyaluronic Acid (And Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything …

Often the beauty world is awash with buzz words and ingredients that appear to be the holy grail of skincare. Hyaluronic Acid is definitely the ingredient that everyone seems to be using right now, featuring in moisturisers, serums and boosting…

The Truth About: Petroleum Jelly / Vaseline (And Why It’s Not A …

Back in the late 90’s Vaseline became the unexpected product of choice for women around the UK; although it wasn’t exactly glamorous to carry around, the larger the tub the better. My memories of high school involve applying this gloopy…

The Truth About: Dry Shampoo (Could It Be Doing You More Harm …

Greasy roots may have been showcased on the catwalks and used as inspiration for high fashion collections, but in reality they’re unsightly and leave us feeling downtrodden. A little lift at the root has the power to transform our look…

The Truth About: Micro Beads In Cosmetics (And The Impact They Have …

Research has shown for many years that beauty products made with tiny microbeads have been damaging water supplies, marine life and the ecological balance of the planet. These tiny beads (used to scrub off dead skin cells, release an active…