My Happy Life

Why I don't hate my pimples (anymore)

Why I don't hate my pimples (anymore)

I *used* to think that someone who runs a skincare company isn’t meant to get massive breakouts. I felt super self-conscious of my skin. It felt like everyone I bumped into was staring at my blemishes thinking “Gosh, her skin is shocking”. But you know what? I’ve changed my mind.

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Ageing gracefully & happily: what it means to you

Ageing gracefully & happily: what it means to you

Not long ago we made a decision to ditch the words anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing, anti-sagging: and alllll the counter-attacking yucky terminology that often comes with the beauty industry. In its place, we started talking about something we’ve always been passionate about - ‘pro-ageing’.
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Why you should make the switch to natural hair care

Why you should make the switch to natural hair care

Unfortunately we can’t control the damage caused by external aggressors (like wind, UV rays and pollution), but we can make conscious choices about the products we choose to slather on our strands. Here are just a few reasons why making the switch to natural might be the best treat you can give your cheesed-off tresses – and your conscience.

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From Exfoliating to Facials, Here's How Often You Should Be Doing These Skin Things

From Exfoliating to Facials, Here's How Often You Should Be Doing These Skin Things

The secret to a routine that’s going to make your skin happy can often come down to a “less is more” approach. If you over-do it your skin will feel ho-hum. Here’s our guide to how often you should be doing all your skin things - from exfoliating to facials - to make your skin strong, clear and bright.

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Pro Ageing: How to age gracefully and happily

Pro Ageing: How to age gracefully and happily

Getting older is an interesting thing. We've been brainwashed to fear the slightest changes in our complexions: a wrinkle here, a laugh line there, a smattering of sun spots.

And yet with age comes sooooo much good stuff: wisdom, comfort in your own skin, and the oh-so-coveted ability to give fewer damns. If you ask us, that sounds pretty great.

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Why is Hyaluronic Acid is so good for your skin?

Why is Hyaluronic Acid is so good for your skin?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a pretty fancy name, but to put it simply it’s really just a large sugar molecule (i.e. a natural polysaccharide) that looks a bit gooey and sticky. It plays a really important role in moisturising your skin, keeping it healthy and hydrated. 
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Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone

Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone

Phoebe here! Today’s email is a bit of a cathartic outpouring from me - I’m not quite sure whether I’ve written it for you or for me, but I hope it helps both of us, even if it’s in some small way. The thing is - this year I’ve lost some of my mojo and here's my action plan to get it back.
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Conditioner showdown - which one will you choose? Preview our 2 formulas!

Conditioner showdown - which one will you choose? Preview our 2 formulas!

Getting our new conditioner ready for you has been at the very top of our “To Do” list, and we think we’ve just about nailed the perfect formula. In fact, we think we could’ve nailed the perfect formula TWICE. And we need your help deciding which one is best!

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Vitamin C - the best vitamin for your skin

Vitamin C - the best vitamin for your skin

There are a select few ingredients in the skincare world that have cult status. They’ve transcended the fads and seasonal trends and are now the cornerstones of many skincare routines (maybe even yours!). One of these classics is Vitamin C.
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What does “Skin Renewal” really mean?

What does “Skin Renewal” really mean?

If you’ve ever researched or purchased a skincare product that’s targeted at “anti-ageing”1 you’ve probably heard the words “skin renewal” bandied about. It sounds impressive, so surely a product with skin renewal benefits is good, right? Well, yes, it usually is. But not always. 
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How to pick the right face oil for your skin type

How to pick the right face oil for your skin type

Years ago, if someone told you to smear oil all over your face, you would have looked at them in horror. But sometime over the past few years, face oils have managed to shrug off their bad rap as pore-clogging, acne-causing “don'ts” to being recognised as an instant way to get fresh, dewy skin.
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From the lab - The new world of probiotic and prebiotic skincare

From the lab - The new world of probiotic and prebiotic skincare

Your skin barrier is a super complex ecosystem of lipids, acids, proteins and cells. But there is one part that’s just as important which is often overlooked - your skin's microbiome!
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