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Carry-on essentials for the conscious traveller

Carry-on essentials for the conscious traveller

More and more of us are seeking sustainable products in all areas of our lives; investing in reusability over single use items. It’s certainly becoming easier to find what we want and need without having to compromise on quality. Today we’re bringing you our guide to carry-on essentials for a comfortable, ethical travel experience which of …
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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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Face Oil As A Pre-treatment In The Morning

Face Oil As A Pre-treatment In The Morning

Do you have those days where you wake and skin is feeling tight and a little bit stiff, and looking a bit dull? I do, and sometimes there can be no obvious reason for it. When that happens, I tend to use some face oil as a pre-treatment before jumping in the shower. There is nothing complicated or fancy about&…
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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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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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Let’s talk about breakouts and face oils

Let’s talk about breakouts and face oils

Breakouts. None of us like them and they always seem to come at the most inconvenient times. But why do they occur and what can we do to reduce them? Today we’ll be answering these questions and whether you can use a face oil during a breakout… WHY DO BREAKOUTS OCCUR? There are two main factors which …
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How To Prepare Your Skin For The Cold Weather

How To Prepare Your Skin For The Cold Weather

As the cold weather starts to creep in, maybe you’ve already begun spending more time indoors and clicking the switch on a little evening heating. But while it’s a way to keep things warm and cosy, the combination of cold air outdoors and dry atmosphere indoors can play havoc with your skin, making it feel tight …
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Soothe And Protect With Moringa Seed Oil

Soothe And Protect With Moringa Seed Oil

Moringa seed oil has made it into our hero oil series and our Face Oil and Scalp Oil as a nutrient-rich skin care ingredient, capable of soothing and protecting all skin types, including those suffering from eczema and psoriasis. Extracted from the Moringa Oleifera tree, found in the Himalayan mountains, Moringa seed oil has been praised as a wonder oil&…
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Tips On Shifting Our Energy To Shift Our Mindset

Tips On Shifting Our Energy To Shift Our Mindset

Feeling flat, stuck in a rut, demotivated, and generally low in energy can hit us at any time, no matter how hard we try to prevent it. It’s not a pleasant feeling and it can be difficult to overcome initially, but it is possible. Although it is part of the ebb and flow of life, we can help …
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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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Antioxidants And Our Skin

Antioxidants And Our Skin

  Today we are continuing with our Inflammation series, focusing on antioxidants – what they are, how they help prevent inflammation, their other functions, why we need to supplement our body’s natural antioxidants and the best sources…   WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? We touched on their anti-inflammatory action in our post, Inflammation and Its Impact on Skin. Antioxidants …
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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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How Long Should You Use Skincare Before Giving Up?

How Long Should You Use Skincare Before Giving Up?

  We are living in an era of instant gratification, where we want things now, sometimes jumping in with both feet and expecting quick results. But when it comes to our skin, any product or routine changes we make require patience to fully reap the benefits.   SKINCARE IS MORE THAN JUST THE PRODUCTS Skincare is more than just the&…
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How To Keep On Top Of Your Wellbeing

How To Keep On Top Of Your Wellbeing

  For many of us, this is shaping up to be a winter like no other. In the middle of another national lockdown and swiftly approaching the festive season, we’re full of uncertainty instead of the usual Christmas cheer. We don’t know if or when we will be able to get together with our families and …
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Getting Ready For Autumn, The Slow Living Way

Getting Ready For Autumn, The Slow Living Way

  It certainly feels like autumn is late to start this year. The days may be getting shorter and it is getting darker earlier in the evenings, but the weather has been unseasonably warm. Yet the season of crispy leaves underfoot and a chill in the air will arrive soon enough, with cosy evenings, layers and hot chocolates becoming our&…
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I Have Oily Skin. Can I Use A Face Oil?

I Have Oily Skin. Can I Use A Face Oil?

  Face oil has many benefits, from repairing the skin’s barrier to helping seal in moisture. But with it seeming counterintuitive to add more oil to oily or combination skin, it’s unsurprising that we get asked a lot whether face oil should really be used for these skin types. The short answer? YES! As although you …
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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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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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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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Using Your Skincare Routine As A Form Of Self Care

Using Your Skincare Routine As A Form Of Self Care

  When we put ourselves first, we build up the energy and reserves to be able to show up for and give to others. Making time for ourselves comes in many forms, such as going for a run, having a cup of tea in your favourite armchair before everyone wakes up, running a bath, reading your favourite book, doing some&…
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The Benefits Of Cleansing Your Skin In The Morning

The Benefits Of Cleansing Your Skin In The Morning

  Back in our post, Should You Cleanse Your Face In The Morning? we discussed the concept of not cleansing during your morning skincare routine. While some think that by cleansing in the morning we are removing an essential level of protection which comes from natural oils and dead skin cells, we believe that if you use the best products&…
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The Easiest Way To Seal In Moisture For Hydrated Skin

The Easiest Way To Seal In Moisture For Hydrated Skin

We all know that winter can play havoc with our skin. With colder weather, central heating on and most of us drinking less water, moisture loss from our bodies is increased and can ultimately lead to poorly hydrated skin. One misconception is that if we slather on more moisturiser than in the warmer months we will increase hydration levels sufficiently&…
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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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Face massage for naturally glowing skin

Face massage for naturally glowing skin

We all want glowing skin. And we all want the best from every skincare product we invest in, and if we can find ways to make that investment work harder for us, then we feel like it is good value. Face massage is one way to make skincare products work harder for us. It’s a technique used by …
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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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Do one thing to keep the glow, this party season

Do one thing to keep the glow, this party season

It’s that time of year again… party season… late nights, not enough sleep, not enough water, over-indulgence, and skin ending up looking lacklustre. We don’t have enough time for lengthy skincare routines, face masks, or facials, and all our finances are going towards having fun and presents for loved ones, with not a lot …
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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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Why I believe in healthy skin and not perfect skin

Why I believe in healthy skin and not perfect skin

Healthy skin is in. There is no such thing as perfect skin. Perfect skin is an illusion perpetuated by everyone. I don’t think we can blame the media alone or magazines or publishers or brand owners or image retouchers or camera/app filters or social media or influencers. Before setting up my skincare company, I worked (and …
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Jasmine essential oil – a natural mood enhancer

Jasmine essential oil – a natural mood enhancer

I’ve been geeking out at the science behind why jasmine essential oil is a mood enhancer. I love it when scientific studies confirm what aromatherapists and holistic practitioners have known for centuries, suffice it to say, it does give some comfort to anyone getting ready to part with their hard earned cash. I’m continuing my …
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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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What’s oil got to do with it?

What’s oil got to do with it?

Walk into any Space NK or Boots or department store, and you’re inundated with all the different products that can be used to lift, plump, smooth, refine, hydrate, tone, tighten… it can be a bit of a minefield, even for a beauty addict like me. It is one of the reasons I started using face oils… …
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How to use our face oil for best results

How to use our face oil for best results

The best time to use our face oil is at night, when skin rests, recovers, and rejuvenates. It is suitable for all skin types – use less drops if you have oily skin, more if your skin is dry. If your skin is hypersensitive then you may find the essential oils are not suitable.   It is easy …
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