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What is Retinol? How to Start Using Retinol in Your Skincare Routine

Retinol, it’s the buzziest skincare ingredient that most experts recommend in skin care today. Despite its alleged advantages, many individuals might be reluctant to use it in their skincare routines because there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding it. Although you don't need to understand the complex scientific principles behind what makes retinol such a well-known powerhouse, it's always a good idea to learn more about how components work, what they address, and if they are right for you. So what is retinol, how does it function, and why is it so popular in skin care products? In a...

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What Causes Puffy Eyes? 6 Causes of Under Eye Bags

Puffy eyes are one cosmetic concern that most people can say they have dealt with at some point in their life. If you experience puffy eyes after a long night or a good cry, there is no need to worry.  Puffy eyes and eye bags are extremely common as you age and your eye tissues weaken. This causes fat to accumulate in the lower eyelids, giving them a swollen appearance.  While swollen eyes are nothing to be concerned about, they can make us feel very self-conscious. At-home remedies can help improve their appearance and soothe the eye area.  Keep reading...

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Before and after successful rosacea treatment

Benefits of Using Probiotics for Rosacea

Do you struggle with facial redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead, or chin? If so, you may have what’s known as rosacea. Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes one to blush or flush more easily than other people, and some people may suffer from pimples or red spots. Using probiotics for rosacea is a great way to control these flare-ups and minimize symptoms. Applying probiotics directly to the skin protects the skin cells from bad bacteria and parasites, further preventing inflammation, redness, and acne. There’s no cure for rosacea, but probiotic skincare for rosacea can calm skin and...

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What is Probiotic Skincare?

Skincare is a trendy healthy habit that’ll never go out of style. With a concrete skincare regimen in place, you can help your complexion stay in great shape as you age. Over time, a proper skincare routine can treat and prevent acne, scars, wrinkles and discolouration. Cleansing, moisturising and protecting with SPF are the most important aspects of skincare, but which products work best? What kind of ingredients should you look for and which ones should be avoided altogether? Live probiotic skincare is a route to consider, as research shows that topical probiotics applied to the skin is helpful in...

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On her bathroom shelf - Simone Rose

On her bathroom shelf - Simone Rose

The next woman of influence on the blog (who isn't an influencer) is Auckland based Simone Rose.  Simone is an internationally qualified beauty therapist with a focus on holistic health and the belief that skin health and beauty are intrinsically linked to inner health. Via her salon 'Simone Rose', Simone provides a range of organic products and services. We caught up with Simone, to find out amongst other things, what's on her bathroom shelf? Kia Orana! I'm Simone, I'm 42 and I love anything to do with health & wellness. I eat good food and train hard, I also love learning about how our...

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On her bathroom shelf - Amanda Burke

On her bathroom shelf - Amanda Burke

Recently we've been catching up with a few women of influence, who aren't influencers, so we've decided to start a series 'on her bathroom shelf.' If you're anything like us you're curious to see the skin regimes other women use, their go-to products and brands and their thoughts about how to love the skin (and the person) they're in. First up is local Dunedin mum, entrepreneur, skin care and food enthusiast......the lovely Amanda Burke. Tell us a bit about yourself, what is your background and what you do now? Hi! I’m a mum of four, wife of Chris, and I’ve done...

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