It’s without a doubt that the advent of artificial lighting has completely changed the way we live our lives. Once shrouded in darkness, our nights are now filled with lights whether that be from domestic lighting fixtures, street lamps or even our electronics. But are we paying the price? I’m not talking electricity bills. Are we doing damage to ourselves every night without even realising it? Baxter Blue is helping to raise awareness of the issues with artificial lighting from electronic screens, and provide us an avenue to combat this with their innovative range of clear glasses that block out blue light.
I’ve been loyal to my wonderful professional model hair dryer for six years now. And while my Feather Jet is still going strong, I can’t keep my paws off the hair styling innovation from Dyson that’s changing the status quo of the humble hair dryer around the globe.
We all know the benefits of a good nights sleep for both our physical and mental health. You never feel good waking up from a disrupted sleep that’s full of tosses and turns. You might even notice that your skin looks lifeless, dull, perhaps even a little more saggy? Recently, Dermalogica has taken on a new wave of missions to help make sleep just that little bit more powerful for maintaining our skin health. The Sound Sleep Cocoon is the latest product to hit their arsenal with the hopes of taking full advantage of our overnight bodily processes to improve our skin when we wake every morning.
I have a revelation. I hate shaving. Always have, always will. Shaving as a form of hair removal has been my last resort since I started out as a young teenager. In fact, the first time I ever tried hair removal I went straight to waxing, and can honestly say that I’ve probably shaved my legs only about two dozens times during my life.
Um.. sorry about the dramatic title, that’s just the forensic scientist in me. My post may not be as dramatic as the title suggests, but I wanted to explore the controversy surrounding synthetic preservatives in cosmetics, in particular the use of parabens, and to judge with my own opinion whether this controversy and the associated scaremongering marketing tactic is justified by real science and critical judgement.
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Since the hair straightening brush revolution started there has been so many new companies gracing us with their own version of this hybrid device. The number of hair straightening brushes currently on the market is enough to leave most consumers confused as to which one they should purchase. Two of these brushes include the Hairstyla, which I have actually reviewed in a previous post here, and the LVL hair straightening brush* which is a new product that has hit my desk! In this post, I’ll give you a comparison between the two to help you decide which one you should try out for yourself if you’re on the lookout for one.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) seems to be one of the ‘gold-standard’ ingredients in skincare. We all know that HA is meant to be great for adding hydration to our skin, but do we all know why and how, or even how to use it properly? You’d be surprised how many don’t, and I have to admit that before this, I was one of them. You may even encounter some people who will go so far as to say, ‘Acid? I’m not putting acid on my face!’ But you know, I don’t blame them! HA is just one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around everywhere without a proper explanation of what it is or how it works.