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    Does The Clarisonic Help Or Harm Skin?

    When Oprah recommends something, I’m usually all over it. Usually. Cos even the best people can give you bad advice, sometimes. Case in point: the Clarisonic. It made Oprah’s list of favourite things. But you may want to take a hard, honest look at your skin to see if that’s really what it needs. Why? […]

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    3 Things You Need To Know About Comedogenicity Ratings

    There’s danger lurking in every skincare bottle. Hidden deep beneath glossy marketing claims and polished labels lurk an untold number of comedogenic ingredients that threaten to turn your carefully cared face into acne battleground. Or at least if you listen to any of numerous comedogenicity experts out there. As with many other things, commonly accepted […]

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    Can Hot Water Open Pores?

    Are you washing your face with hot water to open your pores and finishing off with a splash of cold water to close them up again? Don’t bother. It’s a waste of time. We’ve already talked about how the whole closing pores with cold water thing doesn’t work. If that doesn’t work, why would hot […]

  • 5 Things I Learned About Skincare

    Harsh toners. No sunscreen. Rich moisturizers that made me breakout. Gosh, I was so harsh on my skin in my teen years! Thing is, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. My mum only washed her face with soap and water. If her skin were dry, maybe she’d use moisturizer, too. None of […]

  • Would You Pay $180 For A Bird Poop Facial?

    Would you be willing to pay $180 to have bird poop slathered all over your face? You’re all rolling your eyes and shaking your heads in disgust now, aren’t you? “Eww! No, of course not, Gio,” I hear you claim, outraged. “Who the hell would want THAT?!” I hear ya. I wouldn’t either. But what […]