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  • What is a toning lotion?

    Simply put, toning lotion (also known as toner) is a step in the cleansing process that removes all the stuff left behind on your skin after washing, such as makeup, excess oils, impurities, dead skin cells, or even residue left from your cleanser.

    This is great for your skin especially if you have oily skin or suffer from breakouts.  Learn more about the benefits of a toning lotion....

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  • Hello Bright Eyes!

    The eyes may be the window to your soul, but if not taken care of, what they will show instead is your age or how late you stayed up last night!

    The skin around the eyes is three times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. This means it has less sebaceous glands, less collagen and elastin, making it extremely vulnerable to environmental factors as it lacks natural protection.

    Then to think we blink approximately 10,000 times a day, squint constantly at bright lights or blurry things, it is no wonder our eyes are the first to show signs of ageing and fatigue.

    Yet, the fallacy that our face moisturiser should be adequate to care for the eye contour is sadly not true. Our poor overworked and fragile eye contours need products formulated specifically to deal with their unique skin structure.

    With options a plenty, we discuss the main types of eye products and our favourites from Mary Cohr and Payot.

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  • What is the difference between normal ageing versus photoageing?

    Unavoidable as it is, we are destined to age over time.  Our natural ageing process is dependent on time and genetics.  Photoageing on the other hand is ageing caused by exposure to UV radiations and is responsible for over 90 percent of ageing of our skin.  Photoageing can begin as early as our teen years and its repercussions can be quite severe. Find out more about how to best protect your skin from photoageing.

     

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