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  1. December 23, 2016

    Transform your skin in 2017 with Skinstitut

    We all love setting goals and resolutions at the end of each year to improve our health, wellbeing and happiness for the year ahead. However, sometimes these resolutions are not always practical or simply go by the wayside when work and family commitments kick into full swing in the New Year. Maybe it’s a new meal plan, exercise program or for some of us this could be our skincare regime.

    We may not be able to help out with your boot camp challenge but we can certainly assist when it comes to achieving a flawless complexion in 2017.  

    With a structured home care regime we can create dramatic results with a few simple steps. You just need to know when andhow to make changes.

    So let’s start with the basics (and pay attention because this will transform your skin). A results-driven homecare regime incorporates 5 steps.  

    Relax, we can already hear you stressing about the time factor. We are here to make it easy for you. Even the

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  2. August 14, 2016

    The Hair Reviving Diet for Lustrous Locks

    Every wonder why, despite everything you do, your hair just doesn’t cut it? We delve into the holistic approach to looking-good that is taking the beauty world by storm.  

    1 – NEED REPAIR? ADD PROTEIN!

    Did you know that the shaft of your hair is made up of 90% protein? For this reason, it is important to ensure your intake of protein can support healthy hair growth and function.

    Foods to include: Increase your protein intake by having eggs for breakfast, lentils or chickpeas for lunch and fish, chicken or turkey for dinner.

    Our top pick: Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask has a unique formula that is rich in vegetable proteins and will help bring out your hair's inner health, leaving it incredibly moisturised with a brilliant shine. The perfect addition to your Sunday night ritual.  

    2 – MINERALS FOR STRONG STRANDS

    Your blood supply is rich in iron and zinc, nourishing healthy hair folli

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  3. June 23, 2016

    Aspect Review: Fruit Enzyme Mask

    If you’re like me, you would have noticed that ‘enzymes’ seem to be the flavour of the month for both clinic treatments and skincare products. With some enzyme based products reading more like a food label, it is difficult to separate the wood from the trees and work out if these enzyme skincare products actually do work. But, before you read on you should know that enzymes in skincare are NOT a fad, I repeat, this is not fad!

    So what are enzymes anyway? 

    As Shannon from self.com puts it, enzymes are the chemicals that hurry up the rate at which other chemical reactions occur. These enzymes are incredibly useful in biological processes, and are also used in the food industry to speed up the ripening and tenderising process.

    How do enzymes work in skincare? 

    Enzymes have two main functions when used in skincare formulations. Some enzymes such as fruit enzymes work to gently exfoliate the skin. Enzym

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  4. May 31, 2016

    Retinol Review - Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals & PCA Skin

    Retinol or Retinoids are simply other names for Vitamin A, a powerful ingredient that has the remarkable ability to improve the skin. For the skeptics out there, Retinol has a large amount of clinical research behind it to back it up, and with continuing research underway there is even emerging initial findings that show it’s potential to build elastin in the skin!

    Retinol – The benefits, formulation & uses

    Retinol’s anti-ageing abilities are the most well known benefits of using a vitamin A serum, however this power ingredient has an array of proven other benefits including helping with acne and large open pores. By stimulating cell turnover and collagen growth, proven anti-ageing results from retinol use include the reduction of fine lines, smoothing of skin texture and the normalisation of pigmentation. But don’t be fooled, these results don’t happen overnight! Experts believe it takes around four to six weeks on average for results to become

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  5. May 25, 2016

    Multi-Priming for Targeted Skin Concerns

    Late last year multi-masking took the beauty world by storm, and with the same basic theory at play Multi-Priming is born.

    WHAT IS MULTI-PRIMING?

    Multi-priming, as the name implies, is the art of using several skincare primers to treat a range of skin concern at the same time. With many primers available, it’s difficult to find one that will help treat all of your concerns.

    Makeup primers are an absolute godsend when applying a flawless makeup finish, achieving a smoother complexion and boosting the longevity of your makeup application. Basically, if you haven’t been using a makeup primer, then you’re missing out! With a primer for almost any concern, here’s how to find a primer to counter many different skin issues…

    Redness & Sensitivity

    If your skin is easily irritated, sensitive or prone to redness then you’ll be looking at a primer that works to soothe and protect your skin. Ingredients that assist

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  6. April 22, 2016

    Calm, Cool & Soothe Skin Instantly with Societe

    Whether you suffer from redness and sensitivity or you’ve had a dermal skin needling, microdermabrasion, facial modality, surgery, peel or laser treatments, the Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask is an absolute essential. I was able to take the Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Mask for a spin over the weekend and here’s my review on one of Societe Skincare’s most popular products.

    When you first tear open one of the five individually wrapped mask pouches, you notice the gel mask is almost floating in a serum liquid. This liquid is gold so you’ll want to make sure the mask is soaked in the serum before applying to your face. But first thing is first, double cleanse and dry your face and pull up a comfy spot on your couch.

    The Societe Mask comes in two parts, an upper piece for the eye area and a lower piece that sits under the nose. The deliciously cool gel mask covered almost every part of my face, however I used any excess liquid from the pouch on the

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  7. March 17, 2016

    Pantone 2016 Colour Makeup Trends

    Pantone, the world colour authority, has for the first time announced two colours of the year for 2016. Rosy warmth and cool tranquility the theme this season, introducing 'Rose Quartz' and 'Serenity'. Gracing the world's fashion runways , these colours are setting the trend for makeup artists and fashion designers alike. Get your Pantone 2016 colour makeup trends with this Youngblood Cosmetics guide to nailing the look!

    Channel one of the Pantone colours of the year with an ethereal makeup look. This look will leave you looking and feeling feminine and illuminated, with light pastel tones making an understated impact, and Pantone’s colour of the year (well, one of them) ‘Rose Quartz’ owning this look using Youngblood Cosmetics.

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  8. February 09, 2016

    How to Master Multi-Masking

    The Multi-Masking trend is taking the beauty world by storm with bloggers, editors and beauty-lovers alike all jumping aboard the multi-masking train!

    WHAT IS MULTI-MASKING?

    Multi-masking, as the name implies, is the art of using several facial masks to treat a range of skin concerns concurrently. For example, most of us experience oiliness around our t-zone and perhaps dryness on our chin. For a multi-masker, a charcoal masque would be used for the t-zone area, and a hydrating mask for the chin. Your multi-masking routine can range from two to four masks at once (and even more if you’re a mask-a-holic!).

    OUR TOP MASKS

    Dermalogica, the number one choice for skincare worldwide, have just released their brand new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, which is packed with everything y

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  9. January 01, 2016

    New Year Beauty Resolutions

    Make a New Year resolution that counts!  Start the year with good intentions and follow them through. What better resolutions to make than in your beauty and skincare department?

    CLEAN YOUR MOBILE PHONE

    Using your mobile phone is a large part of most of our lives, however its constant use can result in nasty bacteria breeding on its surface. Continuing to answer your mobile can allow this bacteria to come in direct contact with your face. These bacteria can not only be harmful to your health, but also increase the likelihood of breakouts. 

    Resolution: Use anti-bacterial wipes to remove bacteria from your phone.

    MOISTURISERS MUST HAVE SPF

    You know the benefits of good sun-care, but you still absolutely love your moisturiser - even though it completely lacks an SPF. Get your hands on some Free Skincare Samples and discover your new favourite moisturiser with SPF built-in. You’ll protect y

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