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Our Five Tips For Summer Wellbeing

Our Five Tips For Summer Wellbeing

Many of us are hoping to go on a holiday abroad this year – a week, maybe two, to enjoy the warmer weather before it’s time to start putting on those layers, getting out those deeply nourishing products and cooking up those toasty, comforting meals. More of us are opting for short staycations; heading away from the city …
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Healthy Skin Regeneration – When, Why, How

Healthy Skin Regeneration – When, Why, How

As we all know, there are different stages of sleep and getting enough of it is so important for how we look and feel the next day. Ever noticed that after a good night’s sleep, you feel better in yourself, re-energised and even have brighter looking skin? That’s because during deep sleep, our bodies go into …
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Solutions For Sensitised Skin

Solutions For Sensitised Skin

Sensitised skin is a common skincare challenge that is the result of skin which has been overstimulated by the use of too many or harsh topical products. This is as opposed to sensitive skin, which is the result of genetics, age and thin skin. Whether it relates to redness, rashes or a change in texture, most women across all age&…
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What is Skinimalism?

What is Skinimalism?

On the surface, ‘skinimalism’ might seem a tongue-twister, but as complex as it sounds, its meaning is, in fact, rooted in simplicity. Coined by users on Pinterest, skinimalism is about stripping back your skincare, bringing your natural skin texture to the surface and embracing slow beauty that supports sustainable skincare and clean products to nourish your best skin …
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Do you need a face oil, face serum, or both?

Do you need a face oil, face serum, or both?

Understanding how skincare works empowers you to make an informed purchase, selecting products suited to your skin type/condition and getting the most out of them as part of your routine. Today we are exploring the difference between face oils and face serums, helping you to determine which you need and giving you expert advice on how to use them. …
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Could Your Hyaluronic Acid Be Making Your Skin Drier?

Could Your Hyaluronic Acid Be Making Your Skin Drier?

For years, hyaluronic acid has been the darling of the beauty industry but more recently, it’s been surrounded by controversy that it could well be causing more harm than good. Today we’re looking at both sides of the debate and sharing our advice on using this popular product… THE ‘FOR’ ARGUMENT Hyaluronic acid …
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Best Natural And Vegan Hand Creams For Sensitive Skin

Best Natural And Vegan Hand Creams For Sensitive Skin

We do so much with our hands and can be the most vulnerable parts of our body. As we follow the guidance from the World Health Organisation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they may be left feeling rather more sensitive at the moment. So we’ve curated our top picks of natural/vegan hand creams to combat the …
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Collagen Supplements – Are They Worth It?

Collagen Supplements – Are They Worth It?

In short, yes, if they’re taken in powdered form without the addition of unnecessary fillers. But the evidence isn’t clear-cut just yet. While many studies do show that collagen supplements do work, group test sizes have been small and it’s not exactly clear what’s the recommended daily amount. What is clear however, …
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Our Top Tips For Autumn / Winter Wellbeing

Our Top Tips For Autumn / Winter Wellbeing

We prefer to group our seasons in two instead of the usual four – Spring/Summer when our weather is usually dry and sunny with warm to hot temperatures and then Autumn/Winter, when the weather changes to colder air, rain, wind, and even snow. There is a marked change from one seasonal group to the other which, for most …
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The Benefits Of Massage For Your Wellbeing

The Benefits Of Massage For Your Wellbeing

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of going to a salon or spa and enjoying a massage, then you’re probably already reminiscing about the feel-good pressure and deep relaxation you felt during and after your treatment. Massage is one of the fastest and most effective ways of relieving tension in your muscles, but you don’…
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Night-time Nourishment – Face Oils vs Creams

Night-time Nourishment – Face Oils vs Creams

When it comes to skincare, it can be difficult to know what kinds of products to invest in, when there are just so many different ones on the market. Here at SL Towers, we swear by a few staples – one of these is a good night and day cream duo. The difference is night and day Day creams work&…
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Hydrate and Restore with Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Hydrate and Restore with Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Ever heard of meadowfoam seed oil? If not, it might be something to consider for the spot of hydration hero in your skincare routine. Native to the USA and Canada and pressed from the seeds of the white meadowfoam plant, meadowfoam seed oil is beginning to gain popularity for its dual lightweight quality and ability to pack a hydrating punch.&…
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Best Natural Face Masks For Sensitive Skin

Best Natural Face Masks For Sensitive Skin

Face masks are a great way to give skin a much-needed boost. Maybe your skin is a bit dull and lacklustre, so you would reach for a radiance mask, or perhaps your skin is dry, then you would reach for a hydrating one. It might be that you don’t like using exfoliators, so you would reach for one …
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Should You Change Your Skincare In The Summer?

Should You Change Your Skincare In The Summer?

This summer’s schizophrenia has us all searching for ways we can feel cooler and lighter one minute and wrapping up warm the next. When it comes to the warmer weather, we change what we consume – eating something lighter and drinking something more refreshing and hydrating, so why not apply this approach to our skincare in the summer …
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How To Make The Most Of Hyaluronic Acid

How To Make The Most Of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is the darling of the skincare industry but did you know it is not actually an acid? In this post we’ll be revealing some of the science behind how it works, its skin benefits and how you can make sure you’re getting the best from it… SO WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID AND WHAT …
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Your Skincare Routine – A Chance To Mindfully Unwind

Your Skincare Routine – A Chance To Mindfully Unwind

At the end of a busy day, a little self-care can go a long way to restoring your energy and lifting your mood, so you can better take care of yourself and others. Just as you might cook a meal or go for a run to give yourself space to slow down, your skincare routine is another opportunity to unwind&…
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Morning Routines That Make Your Day

Morning Routines That Make Your Day

We’ve likely established a morning routine this past year that works for our unique needs, and now we are coming out of lockdown retaining the routine we have created feels even more important as we return to a new normal. There is lots of advice from people who set their alarm clock to start their day at 5…
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The minimal skincare routine you can get away with

The minimal skincare routine you can get away with

As more of us are embracing slow living and self care in favour of our old hectic lifestyles, similar trends have become more prevalent with our skincare choices. It seems that as women, we’re no longer just looking to simplify our beauty regime because we’re so short of time, but rather we’re thinking more …
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The Skin Microbiome – What Is It And How To Support It?

The Skin Microbiome – What Is It And How To Support It?

  Maintaining healthy bacteria in our gut, also called our microbiome, has become the norm helping to support our overall health. Skin microbiome is becoming increasingly important in maintaining healthy and balanced skin. But what is the skin microbiome and what can we do to support it?   WHAT IS THE SKIN MICROBIOME? The skin is the largest organ your&…
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How Sugar Impacts The Health Of Our Skin

How Sugar Impacts The Health Of Our Skin

  We already know a high sugar diet causes issues with the health of our bodies but have you ever thought about the impact it has on our skin? Many of us enjoy chocolate, sweets, biscuits, cakes, desserts, fizzy drinks and more, with some of us even referring to ourselves as having “a sweet tooth”! And while it&…
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Our Five Tips For Restoring Balance After An Indulgent Few Days

Our Five Tips For Restoring Balance After An Indulgent Few Days

  We know that Christmas and New Year’s Eve are going to be very different this year. Workplace parties have been swapped for virtual events and meals out have been stripped back to be with just a few of our closest colleagues, friends or family, where restrictions allow. Everyone will be enjoying festivities in smaller groups or alone, …
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Getting Skin And Hair Ready For Winter’s Bite

Getting Skin And Hair Ready For Winter’s Bite

  Winter is certainly here. The temperature has dropped, the wind can be pretty harsh and snow has been forecast for some parts of the country. But adapting for seasonal changes doesn’t just mean changing from lightweight clothes to layers, sandals to slippers, fans to fires or cold drinks to hot chocolates. We need to make some tweaks …
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Making Slow Living Permanent

Making Slow Living Permanent

  We love slow living. It is a conscious choice we make each day so that we can live life as fully as possible and appreciate every moment. Being present allows us to remain balanced in mood and wellbeing, feeling connected to ourselves and the world around us. When the pandemic hit, it forced many to slow down and embrace&…
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Could Drinking More Water Be The Solution To Our Dry Skin And Scalp Woes?

Could Drinking More Water Be The Solution To Our Dry Skin And Scalp Woes?

It is so easy to confuse dehydrated skin for dry skin, and the same can be true for a dry scalp. Before looking at which of the products we are using could be the problem, our first port of call is to check our hydration levels. Water is vital for human health. Our body needs water in order to function&…
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Natural ways to reduce dark circles under eyes

Natural ways to reduce dark circles under eyes

Dark circles. One day they’re not too bad, other days they are prominent and nothing seems to help. Most commonly associated with fatigue, the shadows under the lower eyelids can actually exist for a number of different reasons. Understanding what causes them to appear will help you take steps to prevent them. Here are our tips for naturally …
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Making Plastic Free Choices Easier – Zero Plastic Inside

Making Plastic Free Choices Easier – Zero Plastic Inside

  This month is Plastic Free July – a global movement led by the Plastic Free Foundation which fosters community and provides resources and ideas to help millions of people to reduce single-use plastic in their homes, schools and workplaces. As a brand, as consumers and as humans on this wonderful planet, we’re definitely behind the movement and …
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Best Natural Body Care For Sensitive Skin

Best Natural Body Care For Sensitive Skin

The skin on our body can be as sensitive as the skin on our face, so for the penultimate post  in our ‘Best of Natural’ series we wanted to introduce you to body washes, body scrubs and body creams designed to take care of our largest organ.   The Best of Natural series so far: Best Natural …
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A Healthy Scalp Is Skincare For Heads

A Healthy Scalp Is Skincare For Heads

A healthy scalp is just healthy skin on our head. Mostly we select products for our hair – dry hair, damaged hair, oily hair, etc – when in fact thinking about the skin on our scalp in the same way we think about skin on our face and body could be the shortcut to a healthy scalp. And a healthy&…
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Award-winning Pro-ageing Simplified Skincare

Award-winning Pro-ageing Simplified Skincare

  SOFIA LATIF is pro-ageing, simplified skincare, connecting women with their raw beauty. Nurturing an attitude of inner confidence and knowing, a slowing down and an understanding that their raw beauty is enough. Our blends respect the differences in skin that come with age, regenerating and strengthening with pure seeds and flower oils. A fusion of Indian and African …
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My Hair Story by Sofia Latif

My Hair Story by Sofia Latif

Our hair changing as we get older is a fact of life, much like when our skin changes as we get older.  We have a complicated relationship with our hair, it is so much a part of our identity, and is a creative expression of who we are. My ambition has always been to have the best skin and …
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How To Give Yourself A Soothing Head & Scalp Massage

How To Give Yourself A Soothing Head & Scalp Massage

  We all love having our hair washed at the hairdressers as somehow it helps us to switch off and relax for a while. There’s just something about those magic fingers as they gently massage your scalp and condition your hair. But have you ever considered trying this treatment at home by indulging in a self-soothing head and …
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An Evening Routine To Help With A Restful Night’s Sleep

An Evening Routine To Help With A Restful Night’s Sleep

Sleep is essential for your health and wellbeing. It allows your body to repair itself and rejuvenate, boosts your energy for the following day, increases your concentration, reduces stress and improves your mood to name a few. For many of us, our body feels tired in the evening but when we go to bed we find we are unable to&…
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Best Natural Face Exfoliators For Sensitive Skin

Best Natural Face Exfoliators For Sensitive Skin

Exfoliating is such an important process for the health of skin, but using products that aren’t too harsh and gently applying them is essential. To help you narrow down the choice and find one which ticks all the boxes – from efficacy to ethics – we are sharing the best natural face exfoliators we’ve come across …
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Best Natural Face Moisturisers For Sensitive Skin

Best Natural Face Moisturisers For Sensitive Skin

Today we are continuing with our ‘Best of Natural’ series, bringing you our favourite natural face moisturisers suitable for sensitive skin (some more suited to dry skin and others to normal/oily skin), plus a few of our founder’s top tips for choosing and using them!   PS, if you missed the previous posts in the …
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How slow living is helping us to lead healthier lives

How slow living is helping us to lead healthier lives

For most of us, everyday life feels pretty much like being on a continual treadmill; life is just so busy, can be rather stressful at times and passes us by so quickly. We know we can’t go at this pace forever without burning out and ultimately impacting our mental health. As a result, more people are looking for …
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Could your dry skin be caused by hormonal changes?

Could your dry skin be caused by hormonal changes?

We all know the usual culprits of dry skin: lack of water, naturally dry skin and chemicals in our products such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) stripping it of our natural oils, but as women, one of the areas we don’t focus on as much when trying to understand the cause(s) of our dry skin is …
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Paying homage to our signature face oil

Paying homage to our signature face oil

We have a new product launching soon, which we are very excited about. But before our attention inevitably goes towards the shiny newness of our under eye oil, we thought we would pay homage to our signature face oil, specifically the ingredients in it. True, it is boring to read an ingredients list, but we promise to make it a&…
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Winter skin – Do we need a whole new routine?

Winter skin – Do we need a whole new routine?

Do you suffer from different feeling skin in winter or the colder months? And do you overhaul your skincare routine (and products) with the change of seasons?   What is winter skin? Winter skin is a catch-all term used to describe a change to the way skin feels and looks in the cold. Skin can feel uncomfortable – dry, tight,&…
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How to de-puff skin following an indulgent few days

How to de-puff skin following an indulgent few days

Skin is too quick to give up the secret of an indulgent few days, showing up as puffy and dry, unpredictable and grey. Not indulging just isn’t an option sometimes. The quickest and easiest way to de-puff skin and bring it back to health is to drink lots of water, and to move. Moving our bodies will support …
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What does healthy skin mean to you?

What does healthy skin mean to you?

Healthy skin can mean so many different things… calm, strong, supple, and balanced, are my personal descriptors. For me it means having confidence in my skin, and that it is OK for it not to be picture perfect (whatever that is). I have learnt to accept my skin how it is and all its idiosyncrasies. I want to be …
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Should you cleanse your face in the morning?

Should you cleanse your face in the morning?

I’ve seen quite a few articles recently, suggesting we shouldn’t cleanse / wash our skin in the morning. What are your thoughts? To wash or not to wash first thing in the morning? It comes down to personal choice doesn’t it, but why wouldn’t you? If you shower every morning, then why not …
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How many products is your skin exposed to every day?

How many products is your skin exposed to every day?

It isn’t something I think about, however, my eyes were opened at an Allergy Certified event last September (which I attended as my alter ego Miss Lip Balm), where I was shocked to learn how many products I expose my skin, hair, and body to every day that may contain some of the known allergens that can …
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Healthy skin feels supple, elastic, and comfortable

Healthy skin feels supple, elastic, and comfortable

A face oil for healthy skin. Our uplifting and luxurious face oil is a blend of pure nut, seed, and flower oils. Easily absorbed, it is designed to nourish, regenerate, and strengthen skin, whilst reducing inflammation. We believe oils have the power to create healthy skin. Feel skin become hydrated, plump, and smooth overnight. Our time is precious – using&…
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