Category Archives: Skin Care

How to care for dry sensitive skin

What causes dry sensitive skin? You know you have sensitive skin when your skin has a higher tendency than average to react to products. Sounds familiar? This happens when the skin barrier is weaker, making irritants penetrate your skin easily. You can have sensitive skin whether you have oily, normal, dry, or combination skin – […]

Anti-ageing Skincare Tips

Can you prevent ageing? Skincare products are forecasted to account for more than 60 percent of the total cosmeceutical product demand in 2010, and the demand for anti-aging products is growing at twice the rate of other cosmeceutical products (Prakash & Majeed, 2009).  Long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation has been known to produce numerous skin […]

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 […]

6 ingredients to avoid in skincare products

Why are ingredients important? No product is worth buying if it’s going to be harmful to your skin health. Skincare products exist for the sole purpose of uncovering healthy skin. Guilty of not checking your labels? We have got you covered! Certain ingredients notoriously disguise themselves as useful and keep the skin looking healthy, smooth, […]

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 […]