beauty myths

  • comedogenic ingredients and acne

    Do Comedogenic Ingredients Give You Pimples?

    “Gio, this cream has a drop of [insert known comedogenic ingredient]. Will it give me pimples?” Look, I get it. If you’ve got acne-prone skin, the last thing you want to do is slather on something that has even the remotest possibility of giving you another breakout. But NO ONE can look at an ingredient […]

  • vaseline longer lashes

    Can Vaseline Really Make Eyelashes Grow Longer?

    Can vaseline makes your eyelashes grow longer? It’s a question I get a lot. It’s not hard to see why. Vaseline is super moisturising. Highly versatile. And dirt cheap. It was only a matter of time before women slathered it onto their lashes in an attempt to make them grow longer. It seems to work, […]

  • base tan myth debunked 02

    The Myth Of The Base Tan, Debunked!

    Should you get a base tan before you head off to your beach holiday? Rumour has it that a base tan can prevent sunburns. Plus, you’ll arrive at the beach looking like a bronzed goddess already. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING. The base tan myth is just a myth. Far from protecting you from sunburns, […]

  • does castor oil thicken hair

    Can Castor Oil Really Thicken Hair?

    I love me some castor oil. I mix a few drops with olive oil to make a sleek makeup remover. Takes everything off quickly and leaves my skin super smooth. Sometimes, I use the mixture on my hair, too. It makes it silky soft and super shiny. Lately, I’ve heard rumours it can thicken hair, […]

  • hot water opens pores

    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 […]

  • nourish argan skin renew

    Top 7 Misleading Cosmetic Claims

    Do you ever wonder if anything that comes out of a brand’s mouth is true? You know they lie to you ALL the time to sell you crap you don’t need and, often, doesn’t even work. And you’ve learnt to smell the BS a mile away. You’re getting smarter. But so are they. Some of […]