My Happy Life

Hello, it’s Aaron here this time. You haven’t heard from me in a while as I am usually locked away in my Top Secret R&D room working on numerous projects. We have a few new products on the way but mostly we are looking at updating old favourites to ensure that they are still on the cutting edge. 
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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