New & improved Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream

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All of our newsletter subscribers will have seen last week’s big reveal of our brand new Moisturiser bottles! While three out of four Moisturisers are exactly the same formulas in bigger and better bottles, our Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream has had a little more than a facelift… The new and improved formula is [...]

Which Chamomile extract is best for the skin?

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Famed for its soothing properties, Chamomile is one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients for sensitive skin. But not all chamomiles are created equal; are you using the most effective extract? A bit of background Chamomile is named after the Greek words chamos (‘ground’) and milos (‘apple’), so can be thought of as a ground [...]

Common skincare preservative linked to Eczema ‘epidemic’

Preservative linked to contact dermatitis

Over the weekend it was widely reported that a preservative commonly found in beauty products may be responsible for an eczema epidemic in the UK. The synthetic ingredient in question, methylisothiazolinone (MI), is permitted for use under European regulation but since 2005 is now allowed at much higher concentrations than ever before. Leading dermatologists are [...]

How can I look after my sensitive skin at a festival?

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The great British festival season is upon us! I love a good festival, but in amongst the mud and music, skincare can understandably take a back seat. Without access to water and the lovely fluffy towels of home, festival goers opt for convenience over quality – with most stocking up on dreaded Face Wipes! I [...]

Do I really need to use a toner?

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This is a question I get asked a lot by customers – memories of stinging skin is enough to make most people wary! So, why do toners have such a bad rap? And is there any point in using them? Alcohol-Based Toners The majority of Toners contain high levels of alcohol which is used to [...]

My Desert Island Beauty Essentials

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To coincide with Earth Day, one of my favourite blogs, The Beauty Shortlist has been running Green Beauty Week to showcase all things natural and organic. I had a chat with the editor, Fiona, earlier in the week to share my top five desert island beauty essentials. If you’re dreaming of a sun drenched beach [...]

Hello! Canada loves Pai

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Canadian Pai lovers keep an eye out – we’re featured in this week’s Hello! Magazine. In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, Hello! Canada have revealed the six most trusted eco-beauty brands that top celebs swear by. One of the lovely ladies selected is Natalie Portman – one of our favourite natural beauties! Here [...]

Great British Brand: Good Hemp Food

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Last week I discovered another great British brand I wanted to share with you all – Devon based, Good Hemp Food. As regular readers will know, I am a huge fan of Hemp Seed Oil and believe that it’s the absolute best source of EFA (Essential Fatty Acids). Read more about why here. Good Hemp [...]

‘Five a Day’ Focus: Emotional Wellbeing

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Everyday our bodies physically react to mental triggers. As the body’s biggest organ, the skin is also a surface on which our emotional peaks and troughs play out. For skin as happy as you feel, follow these top tips for maintaining your emotional wellbeing: Don’t compare yourself to anybody else While it might be difficult, [...]

‘Five A Day’ Focus: Oil & pH Balance

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Achieving skin balance is key to taking control of problem skin. Skin balance refers to an even pH and oil production, and is affected by products, diet, stress and lifestyle. Unbalanced skin experiences oiliness, dryness, breakouts and reactions, whilst balanced skin is calm, clear and comfortable – here’s how to achieve it: Give your skin [...]