• Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Review

    Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Review
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    Brand: Pixi by Petra Skin type: Dry, Normal, Oily skin How to use: Saturate a cotton pad with the tonic and sweep across face, neck and décolletage (avoiding eye area). Can be used AM and PM after cleansing. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) […]
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  • What Are Peptides In Skincare?

    Peptides might be the very thing your skincare routine has been missing. However, you may have not even heard of them. So, what are peptides in skincare? Your skin may be extremely over exfoliated. Given how popular chemical exfoliates have become in the past decade, it wouldn’t be surprising. This is bad news for you […]
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  • What Is The Difference Between Acids and Enzymes In Skincare?

    What Is The Difference Between Acids and Enzymes In Skincare?
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    In last weeks Q and A over on my instagram stories someone asked me ‘what are enzyme exfoliants?’ and I thought this topic was worth exploring a little more intensely. So, today’s post is all about what enzymes are, how they exfoliate and how they differ from acid exfoliants. Let’s start with a quick summary […]
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  • What Is Mandelic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet

    What Is Mandelic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet

    Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that is popular for treating acne and hyperpigmentation. However, you may know of many ingredients that do similar things. What makes this acid different? Read more about alpha hydroxy acids here. It’s also becoming more and more popular as a treatment for anti-aging topicals. So, what is mandelic […]
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  • Lactic Acid Vs Hyaluronic Acid

    Lactic Acid Vs Hyaluronic Acid
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    Let me first make clear this isn’t really a comparative because technically these acids do different things. However, they do need to be differentiated because the world of acids in skincare is a confusing one and one of the questions I get asked most is which one do I use? The short answer, of course, […]
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  • In Conversation With Victor Casale And Joy Chen, Co-founders Of Pure Culture Beauty

    In Conversation With Victor Casale And Joy Chen, Co-founders Of Pure Culture Beauty

    With a combined 50+ years in the beauty industry Joy Chen and Victor Casale are veterans. Victor used to be the Chief Chemist of MAC Cosmetics and is the founder of CoverFX, a brand built around innovation and customisation. After 30+ years in the beauty industry, it is safe to say he know’s his stuff. […]
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