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Breaking out this Summer?

Breaking out this summer? The heat, sweat and extra sunscreen can cause us to have a few more breakouts than we would like, but that's okay! Here are a few tips that may help keep those breakouts at bay: - Begin to double cleanse. Cleansing your face with an oil based cleanser and then a water based cleanser will clean your skin better that just cleansing once. Oil attracts oils, so it will lift all the makeup, sunscreen and oils your face has on it so your water-based cleanser can cleanse more efficiently. - Incorporate acne fighting ingredients such as Niacinamide or Salicylic Acid. Niacinamide has been proven to help fight acne by regulating the amount of acne-causing oil being...

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Why Sunscreen is so important.

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it is the most common cancer to affect Kiwis and it is estimated over 90,000 Kiwis get non melanoma skin cancer each year. It’s really important to understand that those beautiful warm sun rays you bask in at the beach with while sipping on that nice cold beer are actually radiation, coming down through our atmosphere that can potentially give you cancer (bummer, I know). Now that we are in the peak of summer it is more important than ever to slap on that SPF. Here is some more information about sunscreens that you may not know! So, who should use sunscreen? Short answer: absolutely everyone!...

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What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs for short, are a group of organic compounds including glycolic acid (from sugar cane), citric acid (from citrus fruits), lactic acid (from milk and pickled vegetables), malic acid (from apples) and tartaric acid (from grapes).

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Why we stay away from Palm Oil.

Palm oil has been, for many years, and continues to be a major driver of deforestation. The deforestation is of some of the world’s most bio-diverse forests, destroying habitats and putting species at risk of extinction.

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What's the problem with plastic?

Plastic. It seems to be the answer to everything these days doesn’t it? The majority of us know the damage it’s causes our planet so why do we keep buying and throwing away plastic? Well it simply comes down to the fact that it is almost impossible to avoid. Plastic is everywhere! Even in some teabags. Yes, tea bags.  

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