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    Titanium Dioxide: Is It Safe?

    Ever wondered why your face turns a ghostly white in photos? Meet the culprit: titanium dioxide. Wait! Don’t throw tomatoes at it, yet. I’m introducing you two because titanium dioxide is pretty awesome. Yes, it’s a joker who likes to play a few tricks on your sometimes, but it’s in your skincare products for a […]

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    Top 5: Best Clinique Skincare Products

    And the awards for “Best Clinique Products” goes to… Oh my, was it hard to pick. Clinique is one of the few skincare brands I bother to check out at department stores. While everyone else (yes, La Mer, I’m looking at you) asks you for a kidney for a basic moisturising cream, Clinique fills its […]

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    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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    Is Avobenzone In Sunscreen Dangerous?

    Can you guess what’s the most used UV filter in the whole world? *drumroll* Avobenzone! The reason is simple: it’s the only UVA filter available all over the world that doesn’t turn your face into a white, greasy mess (Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can do that). But, it seems like the tide is turning. […]

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    Is Tinosorb M The Perfect UV Filter?

    I hate shopping for sunscreen. It’s the most important product in your skincare routine – and the harder to get right. Synthetic UV filters, like Avobenzone, have pleasant, lightweight textures… but are highly unstable, can cause irritations, and even gets absorbed by your skin (a no-no for pregnant women). Mineral UV filters, like Zinc Oxide, […]

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    How To Treat A Sunburn

    How do you treat a sunburn fast? The best thing would be not to get one at all, but that doesn’t always work out. I learned the lesson the hard way… “Gio, stay in the shade. And don’t take off your hat again!,” my mum said, as she put the damn thing on my head […]

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