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Sneak peek: Our new natural shampoo & conditioner

Sneak peek: Our new natural shampoo & conditioner

Have you ever wondered just how we go about making new products? Yes? Well today’s your lucky day. You’re about to get a peek under the covers of Happy Skincare and get some insider goss about the creation of our new haircare range.
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Real Talk - How seriously do I need to follow expiry dates?

Real Talk - How seriously do I need to follow expiry dates?

Yes it’s true - in Australia cosmetic products don’t need to have an expiry date displayed. But when a cosmetic chemist develops a formula the goal is for it to last *unopened* in the bottles on a shelf at room temperature for 2 years. Minimum. But how long you have to use it once it's opened is another matter.
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Moth Bean - a natural retinol alternative (yay!)

Moth Bean - a natural retinol alternative (yay!)

Moth Bean - despite its very unflattering name - has some pretty flattering powers. Its greatest power lies in its ability to provide retinol (Vitamin A)-like effects on your skin, but without the side effects. You can imagine our excitement when we discovered that there's now a natural and safer retinol alternative.
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We're in the newspaper! Woo!

We're in the newspaper! Woo!

It was a pretty exciting moment yesterday when we wandered down the road to grab the paper - a little birdie had given us a heads up that something really cool was inside…  it was us! ;) 
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Can your mood really affect your skin?

Can your mood really affect your skin?

Can your mood really affect your skin?

The answer - we believe - is a big, fat YES.

(And vice-versa too… your skin can affect your mood big time! We’ve both had our fair share of skin battles Aaron’s eczema and Phoebe’s acne - so we’re all over this one.)

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How to use a Rose Quartz Dermal Roller

How to use a Rose Quartz Dermal Roller

Dermal rollers have been around for a looooooooong time (we’re talking since 7th century China here, folks) so these beauties are definitely what you could call “tried and tested”. And I can definitely see why they’re still being used today, well over 1000 years later.
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💚 The real conversations we need to be having with our teens and tweens

💚 The real conversations we need to be having with our teens and tweens

WHOA. Being a teenager in the 70,  80s and 90s was way more straightforward than today (anyone remember trying to keep your Tamagotchi alive!?). Teens and tweens are being bombarded by unrealistic images of perfection thanks to social media and, er, Kylie Jenner and have become slaves to their screens.

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🥳 Our new shop is OPEN 🎉

🥳 Our new shop is OPEN 🎉

It’s with an *immense* amount of happiness and a few sighs of relief that today we can announce that the new Happy Shed is OPEN! Woohooooooo.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind as we finished renovating and moved into the brand new, bigger, snazzier, custom-built Happy Shed.

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Face oil vs cream - which one does my skin actually need?

Face oil vs cream - which one does my skin actually need?

The face oil versus face cream debate is as old as the hills but when you’re seeking complexion perfection, you can be forgiven for feeling a wee bit confused. Let’s dive in and shed some light on the benefits of each. We’ll get you well on your way to deciding which one is right for your skin.

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pH - How 2 little letters determine skincare hero or zero status

pH - How 2 little letters determine skincare hero or zero status

If you ever wondered why a supposedly super-duper product with lots of fabulous ingredients in it gave you results that were a bit “meh”, it could be all down the pH being wrong. If your skincare product’s pH is too far away from 5.5, it could trigger some unwelcome issues.
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Even the pros make beauty blunders

Even the pros make beauty blunders

Our FABULOUS in-house beauty therapist, Jen, has been brave enough to share a couple of her most memorable beauty blunders with us and after we had a chuckle in the office, she actually agreed to let us share them with you on the blog. So you’re in for a treat today - just don’t try these at home, kids.
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Help design the next Happy product

Help design the next Happy product

The time has come, Happy friends, to let you in on what we've been working on in the lab for the past couple of months! In between renovating the new Happy Shed (yup, we're moving in September!) and making all of your long-time favourites, our talented formulator Aaron has created the moisturiser of many of your dreams.

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