My Happy Life

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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How we're being kinder to our environment - New packaging + New formulas

How we're being kinder to our environment - New packaging + New formulas

The cosmetics industry is far from perfect, and (according to us), packaging is its biggest shortcoming. The unfortunate truth though is that there’s no perfect cosmetic packaging out there for skincare products like ours, and regardless of the packaging we use we’re always going to have an impact on the Earth. It’s just up to us to minimise that impact.
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I experimented on myself.... with microneedling!

I experimented on myself.... with microneedling!

Up till now I’ve played it safe with my skincare experiments but this time I'm doing something completely out of my comfort zone… microneedling! Microneedling promises to create collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and improves the overall texture of your skin. But does it live up to the hype?
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Turmeric: the acne-busting superstar you need in your beauty arsenal

Turmeric: the acne-busting superstar you need in your beauty arsenal

Soothes! Detoxifies! Balances! Nourishes! Leaves skin perfectly clear! Will even help you complete that tricky puzzle! When it comes to being a bit of a superhero, turmeric really is king. We’ve known for yonks that it’s a superfood, but now turmeric is making waves in the beauty world.

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10 things that'll make you smile for sure!

10 things that'll make you smile for sure!

There’s just 1 thing we want to do today. We want to put a big, fat smile on your dial! You might have already guessed that we’re big fans of not taking things too seriously, so we’ve rounded up 10 things that are sure to give you a cheeky little giggle.

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5 Steps to an easy stay-at-home DIY facial

5 Steps to an easy stay-at-home DIY facial

You’d think that being at home so much right now means we have loads of spare time take care of our skin, but it just doesn’t seem to be working out that way! What gives!?

Even if you’re spending a lot of time indoors and avoiding some of the outdoors-y skin enemies like the sun and pollution, being indoors and staying at home 24/7 comes with its downsides.

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Double cleansing: what is it and why should I do it?

Double cleansing: what is it and why should I do it?

There was once a time when we all believed washing our faces with soap and water was all the cleansing our skin needed. Then double cleansing came along, and our bedtime routines were never the same!
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10 kind ways to help your community

10 kind ways to help your community

As human beings, we crave contact with other humans and right now that’s something a lot of us are having to do without. So today we’re writing this blog post to reach out and give you a big virtual hug and spread some love. Here are 10 ways you can help your community and help create some happiness!
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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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