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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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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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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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The Best Essential Oils for Sleep

The Best Essential Oils for Sleep

Studies have shown that a good night’s rest has the potential to positively impact virtually all the systems in our body. From our skin health and the condition of our hair to the balance of our hormones and mental wellbeing, sleep is the quiet saviour of our all-round good health. Despite this, research shows that the average UK …
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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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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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How plant oils strengthen the skin barrier – Part Two

How plant oils strengthen the skin barrier – Part Two

In part one we looked at what the skin barrier does, how it works and introduced the role of plant oils in strengthening it. But which plant oils are particularly important for supporting normal skin function? We’ll be sharing some of the most effective ones in today’s post…   5 OF THE BEST PLANT OILS FOR …
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How plant oils strengthen the skin barrier – Part one

How plant oils strengthen the skin barrier – Part one

  The skin barrier has such an important role in maintaining happy and healthy skin but how can we care for it for optimum strength? In this two part series we’ll be exploring both aspects, with a particular focus on our favourite ingredients – plant oils…   WHAT IS THE SKIN BARRIER? The skin has three main …
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Understanding Acids in Skincare – AHAs and BHAs

Understanding Acids in Skincare – AHAs and BHAs

  Are you confused by acids, how to use them and what to look out for? It is important to exfoliate skin and acids are one way to introduce exfoliators into your routine. Not everybody’s skin can tolerate acid – particularly those with extremely dry or sensitive skin – and some like our Founder can’t use …
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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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Is A Detox Worth It For Healthy Skin And Hair?

Is A Detox Worth It For Healthy Skin And Hair?

  *Spoiler alert* it all depends on what is meant by a detox. It’s that time of year when we give ourselves a hard time for being indulgent over the festive period, and we go on a detox as a counterbalance. A detox means different things to different people; for some, it’s giving up certain foods …
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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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The Role Of Vitamin A In Skin And Scalp Care

The Role Of Vitamin A In Skin And Scalp Care

  Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the body, playing multiple roles in skin and scalp care. There are two types of vitamin A – retinoids (preformed) and carotenoids (proformed). Both types are converted by the liver to a derivative called retinol. If it isn’t used immediately, it’s stored by the body or transported via …
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The Role Of Vitamin C In Skin And Scalp Care

The Role Of Vitamin C In Skin And Scalp Care

  Another wonder ingredient making the headlines lately, Vitamin C – an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) also called Ascorbic Acid – is a water-soluble vitamin which plays multiple roles within the body. Despite its importance, it’s not something stored in the body, therefore it’s important that we provide it through consumption and topical application. Today we&…
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Stimulate Collagen Production With Tamanu Seed Oil

Stimulate Collagen Production With Tamanu Seed Oil

  Tamanu seed oil, commonly known as ‘Beauty Leaf Oil’, is one of the hero oils in our Body Oil, selected for its role in boosting the production of collagen in skin. Can we stimulate this essential protein in our bodies by using plant-based, vegan-friendly ingredients? We think so!   WHAT IS COLLAGEN AND HOW DO WE SUPPORT …
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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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Help! The Skin On My Legs Is Very Dry

Help! The Skin On My Legs Is Very Dry

The weather seems to have taken a turn again, and with its unpredictability one minute our legs are out and the next they are covered. We had a customer get in touch looking for some advice as to why she might be experiencing very dry skin on her legs and what she can do about it – an issue faced&…
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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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Best Natural Makeup Removers and Face Cleansers

Best Natural Makeup Removers and Face Cleansers

Here we are with our first post of 2020 and what better time to clear the cobwebs and get back into a routine? Maybe you feel like having a clear-out of your beauty cabinet or perhaps your skin has been playing up after the festive season. Whichever it is, we wanted to continue our Best of Natural series – today’…
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Will You Be Setting Intentions Or Making Resolutions For 2020?

Will You Be Setting Intentions Or Making Resolutions For 2020?

Raise your hand if you have set new year’s resolutions in previous years only to find that they fall by the wayside and are forgotten as soon as we get through January? Many of us see a new year as a new beginning and a time to make things/ourselves better – a blank canvas for us to …
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Slowing Down For The Festive Season

Slowing Down For The Festive Season

The festive season is almost here (aka the most magical yet completely hectic time of the year). While it’s pretty much expected that things will ramp up and we all become really busy, the reality is that it can leave us feeling frazzled rather than refreshed as we step into the new year. But what if we signed …
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Can You Use Coconut Oil On Your Face?

Can You Use Coconut Oil On Your Face?

  Coconut oil. One minute it’s recommended for everything – from our food to our skin, and our hair to our teeth – and the next we’re told it’s not great for us at all. So what is the truth about the oil we can find so easily in our supermarkets, drugstores and health …
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Best Natural Skin Tints And Foundations

Best Natural Skin Tints And Foundations

  I’m a big advocate for embracing your skin and letting it show through whatever products you’ve chosen to use. Because of this, my personal preference is to use a skin tint as my base; something designed to work with and enhance my skin, rather than cover it up. In this post, I’ll be …
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The Best Ways to Support Collagen Production in Skin

The Best Ways to Support Collagen Production in Skin

Our first thought when something is in decline in our bodies is how we are going to replace it. When collagen production declines, many of us look to topical skincare products with claims of ‘boosting’ this protein and ‘reversing’ the signs of ageing. However, it is thought that the collagen molecule itself is too large to …
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What is #MySkinIsMe?

What is #MySkinIsMe?

Our mission is to give women whose skin has changed with age healthy, supple and elastic skin regardless of skin type*. It’s something we feel passionately about, but it’s also important to acknowledge everyone is on their own journey with their skin, so while we look at all skin and see beauty, we recognise that’…
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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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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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Tips for naturally reducing puffiness under eyes

Tips for naturally reducing puffiness under eyes

Puffiness under eyes and bags are common complaints, and we all suffer from them from time to time. Sadly, there is no magic cure for puffiness under eyes but a reduction in the severity of it is possible, with some lifestyle changes and new habits.   What causes puffiness under eyes The skin around eyes is thin, delicate, and …
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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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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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Rosehip oil – a natural retinol

Rosehip oil – a natural retinol

It almost seems apt that I’m writing about rosehips as we’re going into Autumn (I promise you it is a coincidence). Rosehips make an appearance at this time of year, being the fruit left behind after roses’ petals have dropped. The oil is made from the seeds of rosehips, and is the second oil …
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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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Spotlight on ingredients

Spotlight on ingredients

All ingredients are 100% natural and, where possible, organic. 15 years of using these oils has led to a blend that is designed to keep skin supple and youthful. Organic sweet almond oil¹ – seals in moisture & strengthens skin Sweet almond oil is popular amongst those with sensitive and dry skin. It is high in oleic acid, which is…
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