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Notes on Skin Health

Notes on Congestion

Notes on Congestion

Clogged pores, bumpy t-zone, excess oil, whiteheads, blemishes, imperfections, cysts and blind pimples are the main culprits I see when treating clients – wreaking havoc on skin in solidarity or...

Notes on Combination Skin

Notes on Combination Skin

 If you’re confused about whether or not you have combination skin, assess your face twenty or so minutes after cleansing. If some parts are oily and others are left feeling...

Notes on Clay Facemasks

Notes on Clay Facemasks

Clay’s main superpower is clarity: it thoroughly cleanses pores while lifting impurities to the surface and drying any existing blemishes. If dull, congested, oily skin is normal for you, I...

Notes on BHAs

Notes on BHAs

As BHAs are oil-soluble, they can bypass all kinds of sebum build up to get into the nitty-gritty of cleaning: dissolving grime, pollution and bacteria housed within pores that lead...

Notes on Dark Circles

Notes on Dark Circles

An under-eye serum containing retinol will work wonders to help rebuild dermal collagen and support the recovery of skin volume and firmness. (tip: a little goes a long way). Invest...

Notes on Adaptogens

Notes on Adaptogens

Adaptogens are a sound place to start. These are, quite simply, natural plant materials (predominately herbs, though these extend to various roots and mushrooms) which help aid the body’s natural...

Notes on Beauty Sleep

Notes on Beauty Sleep

In fact, the stakes for missing out on sleep are higher than ever: not only does it impact overall wellbeing, it can effect skin almost immediately. Think dull, devitalised, lacklustre....

Notes on AHAs

Notes on AHAs

AHAs dissolve the bonds between skin cells, which in turn thoroughly sloughs away any dead skin cells. The result? The subsequent unveiling of the smoother layer of skin underneath. AHA’s...

Notes on Augustinus Bader

Notes on Augustinus Bader

Professor Bader is an internationally recognised authority within regenerative sciences. Bader holds over 200 patents and peer-reviewed papers. It is this background that led to the development of THE CREAM....

Notes on The Acid Mantle

Notes on The Acid Mantle

These acidic conditions ensure that the skin is able to function effectively while increasing the body's ability to fight against external irritants like bacteria and pollution (preventing subsequent infection and...

Notes on Facials

Notes on Facials

A facial works to improve the overall appearance of your skin while targeting specific skin ailments. These are generally bespoke and tailored to your skin type, and are always an...

Notes on Sunscreen 🌞 

Notes on Sunscreen 🌞 

Chemical Sunscreen is a variant of sunscreen that employs chemical agents to protect against the sun. Chemical agents absorb UV light within the skin and dissipates it as heat energy....

Notes on Lotion P50

Notes on Lotion P50

The combination of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) and PHA (Poly Hydroxy Acid) acids unstick the glue that holds cornified dead cells together while also giving rise...

Notes on Pores

Notes on Pores

Cleanse ✔️Cleanse twice daily, with a double cleanse at night to keep your skin clean. This will prevent your pores from being stretched out from a build up of oil,...

Notes on Hyaluronic Acid

Notes on Hyaluronic Acid

It provides immediate and long lasting hydration with an added benefit of padding out fine lines that present when there's a lack of water in the complexion. It soothes, nourishes...

Notes on Skin Care while pregnant or breastfeeding

Notes on Skin Care while pregnant or breastfeeding

AHAs✔️ Vitamin C ✔️ Vitamin B ✔️ Niacinamide✔️ Sunscreen, both physical and chemical✔️Benzoyl Peroxide✔️ Salycilic Acid 2% or less✔️ Hyaluronic Acid✔️Peptides✔️Azelaic Acid✔️Hydroquinone❌ Retinoids ( Renova, Retin A, Differin, Tretinoin)❌ Retinol❌Essential...

Notes on Skincare in your 20s

Notes on Skincare in your 20s

A gentle cleanse in the morning, followed by an antioxidant serum to protect the skin against harmful free radicals and environmental pollution and lastly a broad spectrum high SPF sunscreen...

Notes on Dehydration

Notes on Dehydration

When our skin is dehydrated, parched fine lines can appear across the forehead and around the eyes. These are often confused for expression lines, wrinkles and ageing. Adequate hydration ensures...

Notes on Antioxidants

Notes on Antioxidants

Antioxidants are essential in combating the effects of pollution by preventing and neutralising free radical damage, and the more you apply to skin, the better. They not only help combat...

Notes on Hormonal Blemishes

Notes on Hormonal Blemishes

You will typically see these blemishes worsen the week before your period. This is when oestrogen levels drop, and testosterone and progesterone levels rise. This in turn causes increased oil...

Notes on Retinol

Notes on Retinol

It's tried, tested and proven to address many common skin conditions including large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, blemishes, pigmentation, laxity and dull or uneven skin tone. This magic wonder...

Notes on Exfoliation

Notes on Exfoliation

As we age, our cell turnover slows down. This results in a build up of dead skin cells that can result in a dull, lacklustre complexion. Not only this, it...

Notes on Masking

Notes on Masking

I mask at home at least twice a week, usually in the bath with a hair treatment in, along with a gin and tonic (served by my husband if I’m...

Notes on Eye Care

Notes on Eye Care

The skin around the eye is very delicate and prone to ageing, being much finer than the skin on your face with no oil glands to help keep the skin...

Notes on Hyperpigmentation

Notes on Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation - brown patches, marks, splotches - can be caused by excessive sun exposure, hormone imbalances, inflammation and injury to the skin. It most commonly appears on the face, neck...

Notes on Winter Skin

Notes on Winter Skin

Be sure to adjust your skin care regime according to the season. For the cooler months, swap your gel cleanser for a more nourishing oil or milk cleanser, and trade lightweight gels...

Notes on Sensitive Skin 💜

Notes on Sensitive Skin 💜

We can experience times of sensitivity during periods of stress, pregnancy, menopause, long haul air travel and even after clinical facial treatments such as laser, microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Flare-ups...