Author Archives: Uncover Skincare

The difference between AHAs and BHAs

What are AHAs and BHAs? AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids while BHAs stand for beta hydroxy acids. More recently, beta hydroxy acids, or a combination of AHAs and BHAs are being used in skincare products (Nilforoushzadeh & Amirkhani, 2018).  AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants that get rid of dead skin cells. Alpha hydroxy acids […]

Understanding the skin barrier

What is the skin barrier?  Understanding skin barrier functionality and the reasons the skin barrier requires protection is vital. As the largest organ, the skin exists for the justest cause ever – protecting our more delicate insides.The skin has three main layers namely the epidermis (topmost layer), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (bottom layer) with […]

Are you purging or breaking out?

What is purging? Acne scores high on the list of Kenyan skincare problems. Globally, it’s the eighth most common skin disease, with an estimated 9.8% of the population being affected. Although acne is common, it’s important to note the differences between breaking out, allergic reactions and skin purging, especially when introducing new products.  Purging is […]

Get your glow on with our NEW personalised Skin Quiz.

Learn your skin type and unlock a personalised skincare routine by answering  5 simple questions. We are getting skintimate!  Everyone’s skin is different and unique and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work with skincare. Your skin is significantly different to your sisters, your friends and for this reason, it needs a personalised approach to your  skincare […]

Breaking The Bias -Interview with founder of Gucora Andu, Vanessa

Illustrator Vanessa of Gucora Andu answers our questions on tackling taboo topics and gender based bias’ with art. Tell us a bit about your art and how you became an illustrator? My work focuses on illustrating people, especially women, and issues that concern them. In a country where aspects of African tradition contribute to widespread […]

Beginner’s guide to building a skincare routine

Why is skincare important? Surprise, surprise skincare matters! The reasons for taking care of your skin and building a skincare routine of your own are endless. The skin is the biggest organ of our bodies, protecting our organs from the external environment, bacteria and irritants.  Our skin deserves love and care, and a good skincare […]