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5 Reasons You Should Always Wear Sunscreen According To a Skincare Expert

Sunscreen is among the most effective ways to protect the skin barrier alongside taking skincare supplements and wearing protective clothing for starters. Feel free to book a 30-minute in-person consultation with our in-house esthetician, Becca Kisyake, to get your questions and concerns addressed if you start noticing new changes to your skin. Book here. We […]

SPF, UVA, UVB: What do they mean and what’s the difference?

What is SPF? Sunscreen is a popular theme around this time of the year (hey vacation squad), and SPF is commonly associated with it. SPF stands for sun protection factor which is how well the sunscreen protects the skin from UVB rays.  Always go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen – one that protects the skin against […]

Aloe Invisible Sunscreen: Everything You Need To Know About The New Aloe Invisible Sunscreen

Why is sunscreen important? Sunscreen has a sun protection factor that shields the skin’s health and appearance by protecting it from skin cancer, inflammation, dark spots, sunburn, and premature ageing. You should always pick a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for daily use – hey consistency! We know it can be tough […]

Menopause

What is menopause?  Menopause occurs after a year without a menstrual period. It tends to occur in our late 40’s to early 50’s marking the end of a lady’s fertile reproductive years – a natural part of the ageing process.  Menopause is divided into perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. However, when people experience menopause early, before […]

Everything You Need to Know about Arbutin According to a Skincare Expert

We spoke to our in-house cosmetic scientist, Lalita Iyer, on everything arbutin.  What is arbutin? Arbutin is a derivative of hydroquinone – a topical skin lightener that reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation.  Having uneven skin tone, dark marks and hyperpigmentation is fairly common.  Adding arbutin to your skincare routine is a proven ingredient to help […]

NEW Baobab Glow-C Serum

Visibly brightens and evens skin tone for a Glow-C Effect! Introducing our NEW Baobab Glow-C Serum!  This nourishing and illuminating Baobab Glow-C Serum includes a blend of premium and potent ingredients that have been researched for their effectiveness towards evening and brightening overall skin tone. Powered by 8% Vitamin C, 2% Arbutin and African Baobab […]

A Spotlight on Niacinamide: Expert advice on how to add Niacinamide in your skincare routine

We spoke to  Lalita Iyer, expert cosmetic scientist and founder of Skinchemy about the best way to incorporate niacinamide into a skincare routine. But let’s dive into the basics of Niacinamide: What is it and how does it benefit the skin?  What is Niacinamide?  Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide is a water-soluble […]