• green tea in skincare

    My 6 Favourite Natural Ingredients

    I have a bit of a reputation for disliking natural ingredients. But… I don’t. What I dislike is the idea that natural is always better. Am I really supposed to believe that slathering your body in poison ivy is better for you than using a moisturiser with silicones?! Or what about those plants extracts that […]

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  • benton aloe bha skin toner

    What Are The Best Toners For Oily Skin?

    Would you be relieved if I told you you don’t need a toner? You really, really don’t. But maybe you like to use it anyway. And finding one that doesn’t strip your oily skin bare and turn it dry as sand paper has turned into a mission impossible. Thing is, most toners out there are […]

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  • coconut oil isn't a sunscreen

    Can I Use Coconut Oil As Sunscreen?

    I get it. Finding a good sunscreen is a pain in the butt. Everything seems to be too greasy, too white. or too expensive. And those synthetic UV filters! Do they really cause cancer?! It’s so tempting to stop the search and turn to good old coconut oil instead. Word on the street is that […]

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  • boots ingredients bakuchiol review

    Is Bakuchiol Better Than Retinol?

    If you can’t use retinoids, are you doomed to wrinkles forever? Retinoids (think retinol, Tretinoin, & co) are the darlings of the anti-aging skincare world. They smooth out wrinkles, fade away dark spots, and even boost collagen… …But, there’s a price to pay. They’re drying, irritating, and a total no-no during pregnancy (they cause birth […]

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