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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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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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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Your skin absorbs 60%-70% of everything you put on it. Or does it?!

Your skin absorbs 60%-70% of everything you put on it. Or does it?!

Today we’re going to give you an insight into the cosmetic world from a formulators view. We are going to lift the lid on a famous internet headline and put it through some myth busting questions….. "Our Skin Absorbs 60-70% of everything we put on it!"

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Goldilocks and the pH Bears – Why pH is important in your skincare

Have you have ever wondered why a skincare product with the greatest reviews ever wasn’t right for you? Well, like Goldilocks, if a certain little detail (the pH) is too big or too small your skin will throw a tantrum.

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