Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Skin Tips for Winter

A cold winter climate can give us a battering. We are in and out of different environments, from the cold, wet and windy weather to hot, dry overly heated buildings. These constant changes, in combination with other factors like lifestyle, can cause all sorts of issues, from dry skin, breakouts and redness, to chapped lips Read More …

What Is My Skin Type?

Knowing your skin type is important in determining what types of products you should use, and what products you should avoid. Naturally moist, smooth and supple balanced skin has sufficient amounts of water, oil and special chemicals called “natural moisturising factors” – a collection of water-soluble compounds that are only found in the top layer Read More …

A Guide to Mineral Makeup

In mid-1970s San Francisco, a modest little cosmetic revolution was born. It was called “mineral makeup”. Fast forward a few decades and mineral makeup has burst onto the cosmetics market – the latest addition to an emerging beauty culture seemingly dedicated to healthier living. Everyone is getting in on the trend. Brands who had quietly Read More …

A Guide to Foundation

Makeup foundations come in a huge variety of colours, formulations, finishes and coverage. Many also provide “extra benefits” such as moisturising ingredients, oil control, line diminishing properties or a SPF factor. It is quite bewildering! Here’s our look at the basics of foundation (and… it’s a long post, we just wanted to cover everything as Read More …

Good Working Practices and Preventing Cross-Infection in Makeup

A guide to some of the skin, scalp and eye conditions we may come across when working in the beauty industries, and how good working practices can help prevent cross-infection. Makeup can get contaminated through poor handling procedures during manufacturing, defects in the product’s “preservative capacities” (i.e. how it inhibits spoilage organisms and prevents the Read More …