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    How do self-tanners work?

    If there’s one beauty product I couldn’t care less about is self-tanner. You see, I don’t tan. My skin’s pale and I love that. Pale skin is awesome. And healthy. And awesome. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not curious about how self-tanners work. What’s in them that turns your skin into that lovely Oompa-Loompa shade […]


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    Jojoba Oil For Skin + Hair: 6 Ways To Use It

    How do you use Jojoba oil for skin? Jojoba oil is one of my fave oils for DIY beauty. The reason is simple: it’s almost identical to human sebum, our natural moisturiser. Your skin instantly recognises it, so it won’t trigger an irritating reaction or leave your forehead oilier than a frying pan. The best […]


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    Glyceryl Stearate: What Does It Do In Skincare Products?

    Is Glyceryl Stearate green? This is one of those annoying ingredients that pops up in all skincare products, traditional and organic. Its name doesn’t sound natural, yet it’s on none of the “Avoid-at-all-costs” lists. No one talks about it. Ever. Time for a change. Here’s everything you need to know about Glyceryl Stearate in skincare: […]


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    Octyldodecanol: What Does It Do In Skincare Products?

    So, you’ve spotted Octyldodecanol in your skincare products and now you’re wondering… What the heck is it? What does it do for your skin? Is it dangerous (I mean, it’s not natural…)? Worry not. I’m here to answer all your questions. Let’s get started: What Is Octyldodecanol? Octyldodecanol is a long chain fatty acid. It […]


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    Know Your Ingredients: Dicaprylyl Carbonate

    Have you heard of Dicaprylyl Carbonate? It’s one of those ingredients that lurks in almost all your skincare products and has a suspect name that makes it look a little… well, it’s not natural, is it? Should you worry? Not really. Here’s why: What Is Dicaprylyl Carbonate? Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a colourless and odourless (almost!) […]