skincare


Spotlight on: Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid has only recently entered my sphere of beauty ingredients, after seeing it popping up all over the place as a star ingredient in so many natural skincare products and makeup. It’s hailed as a skin saviour like no other, plumping & hydrating skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. So what is Hyaluronic Acid and do you need it? What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid isn’t actually an acid. It’s a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate your joints and keep things full of moisture so they stay in […]

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Baby Wipes – the good, the bad & the really bad

You may have noticed I’ve been very poor on the posting lately, entirely due to me being completely distracted by my new family member. For that, I’m not sorry! He’s adorable! But whilst I have been spending these last 4 months with my little guy I haven’t stopped thinking about what we’re putting on our skin though. Obviously it’s not all about fake tan and mascara’s now, we’ve added nappies, baby wipes & creams to the mix as well. I got it in my head whilst pregnant, that baby wipes were a massive gimmick. I had decided to shun toxic, […]


The best natural deodorants

With the summer months heating up, staying stink-free is high up on the priority list. Unfortunately one great deodorant definitely does not suit all. So, with this in mind, I’ve put together a list of all the best, most effective natural deodorants so you can find your perfect fit. There’s no ‘out of 5′ scores here, as these are all 5 star deodorants that I’ve used and found to be effective. No, ‘but it smells pretty’ half-arsed attempts at deodorant here. These are all the real deal. Best Non-Scented: Woohoo! Deodorant Paste Perfect for those who prefer their perfume to […]

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Spotlight on: Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair and nails. It’s found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bone tissue, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, gastrointestinal tract, and even in the cornea of the eye. What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells. Collagen & gelatin often get used interchangeably, but they are […]


Tried & Tested: La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser

As I was discarding my empty bottle of La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, it suddenly hit me – I’ve been using this product for months and haven’t shared it with you all! This often happens with products I love; I get so wrapped up in using them/taking them for granted I forget to share. Well, better late than never so here goes: About La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser A balancing facial cleansing gel for oily to combination skin that effectively removes perspiration, makeup, impurities and pollutants. Formulated with Ginseng, Sugar Cane and Papaya extract to purify and exfoliate the outer […]

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Spotlight on: Burt’s Bees

Many years ago, long before I got onto the natural bandwagon, I was in search of a good body moisturiser. I was already pretty clued up on mineral oil and knew to avoid products that contained it (other than being a dirty petrochemical by-product, it actually dehydrates your skin) so scanned the ingredients lists to find quality products. I came across a product by Burt’s Bees and was instantly sold by what I read. I fell in love after trying it. This was by far one of the most effective moisterisers I had used! Since then, I’ve always had a […]


The correct way to apply your skincare

You’ve just forked out for some seriously amazing & potent skincare products; you should want to make sure you get the most out of your spend. Most of us just wing it, based on information gathered in our younger years from Dolly or Cosmopolitan magazines. Even less of us will read the product instructions. Fortunately, correct application is pretty easy and quite fast; but a lot of it simply come down to correct technique and timing. The motto, “less is more” also applies. Cleanser   Most cleansers are designed to be used with a wet face. Squirt on the required amount […]

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Honey & Spice Face Mask

This is my favourite skin-clearing mask.  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s life changing. It helps moisturise, clear blemishes, even skin tone, exfoliate, brighten your complexion, & so much more! The best thing about it is it’s super easy to make and you probably have the ingredients already in your pantry.  Honey, nutmeg & cinnamon all have curative properties that help to prevent infection and reduce swelling, and may actually help new skin growth. Honey is antibacterial, which means it’s great for acne. It’s also a humectant, which is a natural moisturising agent. Use raw honey for best results as it’s full […]


Spotlight on Argan Oil

A few years ago as I was being chastised by my beautician for my dry skin she asked me what I was using as a moisturiser. She was super unimpressed I opted for all natural products and even more unimpressed when I said I only used Rosehip Oil as my moisturiser. Now I do question advice from this beautician in general (she often boasted she only used French products — I thought perhaps this was a brand; nope, they just came from France), but she did have a point. My skin was dry and rosehip oil wasn’t enough. She conceded […]

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The Probiotic, Skin-Refining Toner in your Fridge

I’ve been lusting after a very expensive exfoliating toner recently released by one of my favourite brands. One of its claims is that it’s full of Probiotics and Lactic Acid which help refine your skin. I’m trying to cut back a bit on my beauty spending (maybe pregnancy hormones are messing with my head?) so can’t quite justify its hefty price tag. Surely, like most natural products, I could make my own? I’ve read its ingredients list and it’s pretty doubtful I could replicate this particular product – mainly because it involves fermenting grains, and like, wtf? How am I supposed […]