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  1. September 12, 2020

    10 Tips and tricks for glowing skin from celebrities

    We see celebrities at parties, on the red carpet, giving interviews, and we all can’t help but wonder if that perfect skin is a real thing or just the work of a talented makeup artist. 

    Jennifer Lopez is on her social media accounts posting selfie’s fresh from the shower. So… no makeup and her skin is glowing. No visible lines or wrinkles, no large pores, a healthy complexion for a 20-year-old woman. Only thing is, she is decades from her 20s, and she is not the only one.

    So we took up the challenge to do some research and come up with a list of tips and tricks for glowing skin, all from our favourite celebrities! Let's dive in and have a look!


    Get all the benefits of Hyaluronic acid 

    Hyaluronic acid is like the norm when it comes to filling up fine lines, wrinkles, and skin hydration. It is a popular ingredient in skincare products for different skin types, and Olivia Munn swears by it. And she is not the only

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  2. August 22, 2020

    Top 5 daily moisturisers with hyaluronic acid to fill wrinkles

    The heat in summer and the cold in winter can make fine lines and wrinkles more visible, especially if your skin doesn’t get a proper hydration level. This is why you should use a lightweight moisturiser even when it’s very hot outside. 

    We often talk about hyaluronic acid when we want to increase skin hydration. But what is this acid, and how can it help? Let’s find out the details and the top 5 moisturisers with hyaluronic acid that can fill in wrinkles!

    What is hyaluronic acid?

    Hyaluronic acid gained popularity due to its hydration properties, but also because it is a safe ingredient with a low risk to trigger allergies. 

    A chemical analysis of hyaluronic acid tells us that this is a molecule present in all conjunctive tissues of human beings. We find high concentrations of hyaluronic acid in our joints, the eyes, but also in the umbilical cord or in the walls of the aorta. 

    Hyaluronic acid was officially disco

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  3. August 15, 2020

    Skincare secrets for night owls

    Did you know that some consider that sleep is the best dermatologist? Well, beauty sleep is real, as if you didn’t already know. And there is a reason why Sleeping Beauty was so beautiful.

    When we sleep, the skin goes into repair mode. And there are plenty of studies showing how a lack of sleep can be associated with unhealthy looking skin and even an accelerated skin aging process. The lack of sleep and excessive exposure to UV rays are among the most damaging factors when it comes to skin health.

    But sometimes you just can’t help it. The lack of sleep, we mean. It could be either that you need to pull an all-nighter to study for your exams, or that you just have to go to that party or function. After a certain age, the night owls are usually tired moms that seemed to have found the secret to functioning with just 3-4 hours per night.

    The lack of sleep can lead to dark circles around the eyes, as well as puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, and oth

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  4. August 08, 2020

    Top 5 products for frizzy hair

    Lustrous, bouncy hair with plenty of volume will always be on the most wanted list for women. However, there are so many things that could come between us and the glossy hair we desire, and one of them is frizz. 

    When it comes to hair health, it all starts with the shampoo. While the hair masks and treatments can certainly make a difference and provide the hair with nutrients, it is the shampoo that is of crucial importance.

    A great shampoo can lift the hair from the roots and create volume. But most hair care products we use can have the exact opposite effect – and make the hair look flat and too soft and even frizzy. Frizzy, soft, thin hair is almost impossible to manage, and the hairstyle doesn’t last too long anyway. This is the reason why we need to have a look at products that were designed to combat frizz. 

    It doesn’t matter if you have curly hair, damaged hair, there are plenty of shampoos and conditioners for different hair types with frizz

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  5. August 01, 2020

    Best skincare for when its cold

    You have probably noticed already that during the winter months, the skin tends to get overly dry and dull. The changing of the seasons can be a real challenge for the skin. This is the reason why your skin needs a special skincare routine every season. Otherwise, you might discover that the tight skin sensation is here to stay, not to mention redness, itchiness, flakiness, and others. 

    More than this, some people even notice an accentuation of skin conditions such as acne and eczema when the temperatures are low. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent the cold weather from having a negative impact on your skin.

    Skin care tips and tricks for when it’s cold:

    - Don’t forget the sunscreen

    It might sound a bit funny to start the list with sunscreen – one of the skincare products that most people associate with summer days, but the dry air of the cold winter isn’t enough to prevent skin cancer. However, even if

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  6. July 25, 2020

    Cleansing products with anti-ageing ingredients

    The facial cleanser is one of the most important skincare products in your daily routine. And even if you don’t have the time or the energy to use different types of serums and boosters every day, you still need to clean your face when you wake up and before going to bed. 

    Long gone are the days when cleaning the face was all about cold water and soap. Modern-day cleansing products are rich in moisturizing ingredients, and some of them also have anti-aging properties.

    So, if you don’t have the time for complex skincare treatments, you could choose a cleansing product with anti-ageing ingredients to reap all the benefits.

    How to choose a good cleansing product

    Do you know what the ingredients to look for in a cleansing product are? Well, most people are not fully aware of the difference between active and inactive ingredients in skincare.

    If you used to choose your cleansing foam or gel only considering the cost and what the

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  7. July 08, 2020

    Glowing complexion after 40 - tips and tricks

    If you have seen Sex and the City (and if you didn’t, you should!), then you know that life starts at 40. But it is actually about feeling good in your skin, whatever your age might be. 

    With the years passing by, we start noticing the first signs of aging at the level of the skin. We are talking about pigmentation spots, dullness, fine lines around the eyes, less firmness, to mention just a few. Fortunately, there are some rules (let’s call them tips and tricks!) that you can follow to have glowing complexion even after 40 years old! 

    Start an evening beauty routine

    Your skin is maturing, just like you. It is a natural process, and it can’t be stopped. However, starting an evening routine can help you erase a few years from your face. If you want to look 40 years old even in your 60s, now would be a good time to start pampering your skin in the evenings too.

    Just think of this as another five minutes you are giving to yours

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  8. July 01, 2020

    Top 5 ingredients to look for in your daily moisturiser

    How do you choose your daily moisturiser? You probably tried what your friend uses, and you were not so over the moon as she was. Celebrities mostly recommend products they are paid to use (advertising)!

    One moisturiser promises to help you get rid of pigmentation spots. Another one claims to be the best moisturiser for acne-prone skin. Another one sounds like it could give you that much-needed boost of hydration for dry skin. Some contain amino acids, fatty acids, free radicals, some are for sensitive skin........and the list could go on for pages.

    The reality is that moisturisers are not created equal. Some do their job; others don’t. Some are good for your skin; others trigger breakouts.

    In summary, it is a real challenge to understand it all! So, where do you turn to when you need help with the best moisturiser for your skin type? The product label, of course!

    The product label is a good starting point; however, the ingredients list can be rather c

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  9. June 24, 2020

    Best non-comedogenic skincare products for acne-prone skin

    Did you ever feel grateful that you manage to get through the teenage years without dealing with acne? I know I did! However, what was until not long ago a skin issue associated mostly with the hormonal imbalance during the teenage years, is now a problem for many adults. This means that even if you are after 40 years old, you might still get acne. 

    An improper diet (too much fat and sugar), pollution, excessive stress, not enough sleep - they can all contribute to the overproduction of the sebaceous glands. And this is how we get from a normal or combination skin to a real battlefield.

    Acne is not nice, whatever the age. The emotional discomfort is just as accentuated, if not even more, during adulthood. So, let’s see how to take care of the acne-prone skin.

    Skin care for acne

    People with acne usually have an oily (or combination) skin. This means that the oil glands are hyperactive, and the skin has a greasy shine most of the t

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  10. June 17, 2020

    5 Anti-ageing myths busted

    Navigating the world of skincare is not an easy job, especially after a certain age when your skin needs more than a good dose of daily hydration. 

    With the first signs of ageing – fine lines around the mouth and the eyes, maybe even some wrinkles and pigmentation spots, less elastic skin – comes the temptation to try the overly hyped anti-aging products. 

    In a vast majority of cases, this translates into a lot of money spent for very little (if any) anti-ageing benefits. Because unfortunately, not all promises come true! 

    Before putting those products (that failed to deliver) on the blacklist, you should know that different products deliver different results for different skin types. This is the reason why one product might be great for you but not so good for someone else. This is the reason why some people swear by a certain skincare product while others swear at it. 

    To help you make better skincare choices in the future, we dec

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