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Balance

pH Balance of your skinFirst thing first: Let’s break down the science of it. The pH scale runs from 0 (acidic) to 14 (basic). Healthy skin has a natural pH...

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Comedone

Comedones (singular, comedo) are hair follicles clogged with oil and dead skin. It's often confused with acne, and it's similar, only a comedo isn't red and swollen i.e. not inflamed....

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Double Cleanse

I know it sounds like a lot, but its not! Believe me. Double Cleanse is basically a 2-step cleansing method. The 1st cleanse is with an oil based cleanser. The...

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Exfoliation

Our skin sheds dead skin naturally, but sometimes, the dead cells fail to shed completely, resulting in dull, dry and patchy skin. This is where exfoliation comes in. By removing...

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Fragrance

For the longest time, the first value we've looked for in a product is a great smell. Specially when buying from brick-and-mortar stores. We pick up the product, sniff it,...

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Under-eye care

What makes our eyes most vulnerable target of ageing signs1. The eye area is lacking in oil glands, hence under eye area feels drier than rest of the face.2. Under...

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Vitamins

Usage of Vitamins in personal care formulations has been proven to actually improve not just the appearance of the skin, but the health of the skin as well. We now...

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Water Loss

Water loss or Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) is when epidermis, outermost layer of skin, loses water to surrounding air due to evaporation. Skin loses hydration through TEWL everyday, and it...

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Xanthan Gum

Turn to the ingredients list on beauty products, Xanthan gum can be found in everything from cleansers to masks, serums to peels. It is a popular ingredient for brands that...

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Yeast

Yeast might sound like an unlikely ingredient to add to anything but is in fact an integral ingredient in some of most loved skincare products, specially in K-Beauty, where the...

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Zzzz - Sleep

While some might think it’s just a catchy phrase, beauty sleep is a real thing. When we sleep, our whole body rests and repairs itself, including our skin.Sleep deprivation interferes...

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Toner

Are Toners Necessary? No.In earlier days, toners were geared toward controlling oiliness, and fighting blemishes in the process. However, the approach used was tad bit drying and astringent, which madetoners...

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Sunscreen

Sun Damage is real.Sun exposure is a major cause of the aging process. Melasma, freckles, actinic keratoses and texture changes are all signs of photoaging. Wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation...

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Regime

Skincare: Caring for your skin keep it healthyA meaning so literal, still most of us miss it, and instead of caring, we start obsessing over our skin. With anything that...

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Quaternium

Quaternary ammonium compounds aka Quats are synthetic compounds made from Ammonium chloride. They are generally used as preservatives, feel enhancers, cleansers etc. You will find them in Sunscreens, wet wipes,...

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Preservation

Preservatives are one of the controversial ingredients used in wellness products. For most people, its synonymous with Parabens. For others, presence of a nature-derived/synthetic preservative in natural formulations is confusing....

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Oil Cleanse

Ancient cleansing methods consisted of using oils to remove previous days oils, followed by a layer of fresh oil on top. With availability of hot showers and soaps in evolution...

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Natural

We love natural, we love reading this word anywhere and everywhere. However , what was natural 100 years ago is different from what natural now. Earlier we did everything by...

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Masks

Face masks are perfect pick-me-ups whenever in need of a proper pamper sesh, or prepare for/rewind from aftermath of a long party. They deliver visible effect instantly on the skin....

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Low-poo

Definitions Poo - the suds created while shampooing No poo - washing with ingredients that create no suds, like water only, baking soda and apple cider vinegar rinse, clays, soapnuts....

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Inflammation

Acne, Dryness, redness, sunburn, rosecea, dermatitis - these all are visible forms of inflammation. Inflammation is our body's immune response to any stimulant - long sun exposure, pollution, change in...

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-bah) oil is teachnically not an oil, its a liquid wax. Jojoba oil was developed as an environment friendly alternative to sperm whale oil. Result was a product...

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Keratin

Keratin is the main protein in our skin, hair, and nails. This fibrous protein forms a barrier protection on skin and hair that protects from enviromental damage. Keratin has a...

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Glycols

One of the most confusing ingredient when it comes to natural skincare.Is it safe? is it accepted in natural skincare?Glycols have got a bad name because of Polyethylene glycol aka...

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Hydrosol

They are by product of steam distillation which is usually done to extract essential oil. Every plant has water soluble botanicals as well as oil soluble botanicals. During steam distillation,...

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are magic compounds for preventing skin aging and neutralizing free radicals. Applying an antioxidant in your formulation will help prevent a loss of firmness and elasticity and help prevent...

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