Sometimes navigating teenage acne can be quite challenging and it’s a time where we are really not sure how to go about any problems much less skincare and so we were so excited to help Estelle navigate this.

As usual, our first step is to create a skin profile to fully understand the situation, using our skin analysis quiz. We used this to get specific details about her concern and get to know her a little better, its personalized skincare, after all, we needed to understand various things, like triggers, allergies and even past products and reactions to them if…

Toners have evolved over the years from astringent alcohol-containing toners to toners that help refresh and treat the skin without making your skin extra dry.

An example of such toners are exfoliating toners.

What is it about exfoliating toners?

Exfoliating toners are toners infused with chemical exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes, and beta hydroxy acids, which help to remove dead skin cells clogging your pores while also minimizing dark spots and improving your overall skin tone and texture.

Wow!!! Exfoliating toners do all that good stuff.

How to choose an exfoliating toner suited to your skin needs

Have you used any facial massage devices?

Here is what we think, we are pretty sure you must have seen so many skincare enthusiasts use facial massage devices in their skincare routine. It is no lie that so many people are curious about what these devices do for the skin because their use has become increasingly popular. One of the best parts of any skin aesthetician appointment or spa day is the facial massage, really it is so relaxing, calming and soothing, if you have been to a spa for facial treatments you all know I’m not exaggerating.


It is not a good idea and here is why,

Sweet almond oil is not good for acne-prone skin because of the following reasons;

Let’s talk a little bit about Omega Fatty acids in the skin. Omega Fatty acids are essential to healthy skin because they serve as the essential building blocks of skin’s surface layers, creating a smoother, more even, younger-looking, and healthier.

There are three omega fatty acids that are very important to the skin of which two omega-3 and Omega -6 are essential fatty acids ( meaning the skin cannot synthesize them)

  • Omega-3 or alpha linoleic acid

Lately, you may have seen the word “zero waste” on your beauty products. Recently a Skincare brand R and R luxury recently repackaged her skincare products to be zero waste and this shows that this skincare trend is growing popular even in Africa.


Zero waste means making sure that product packages do not end up in the landfill by limiting what goes directly into the trash and this can be in different ways;

  • The product is reusable
  • The products can be recycled
  • There is no packaging or no packaging waste.
  • There is an option…

Isabel had a case of acne that left her with scars and discoloration

She was not aware she was using some products that dehydrated her skin and broke her out, not having proper guidance when purchasing a skincare product could cause more harm than good, we were glad to help Isabel select the right products for her needs.

Our first step is to create a skin profile to fully understand the situation, using our skin analysis quiz. We use this to understand her concern better and ask for information like the state of her skin to understand skin type, and…

For many of us, indulging ourselves with a deliciously scented moisturizer (grapefruit, anyone?) feels like an essential part of the whole self-care experience. Sometimes, we decide not to buy a product based on the scent alone. Recent skincare launches like Rihanna’s Fenty Skin have sparked a healthy debate around the use of fragrance-is it good or bad?

Much like a lot of other things in the skincare community, there’s no clear cut yes or no answer. A lot of factors come into play such as formulation and skin type or concerns. …

Don’t leave your skin at the mercy of the dry weather, we’ve curated these 3 products that are guaranteed to keep the dryness away featuring the moisture-restoring ingredient glycerin.

The Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Clay Mask Scrub Wash is a multipurpose product that works as your daily cleanser as well as your scrub and mattifying mask. The texture is creamy and purifying, ideal for oily skin prone to breakouts. The secret for this product is a combination of 2 powerful anti-acne ingredients; zinc and salicylic acid to deeply purify, exfoliate and control excess oil. Oily skin can be…

With the harmattan/winter season slowly approaching, you’ll want the best moisturizers around; we’re talking the juiciest ingredients you can get your parched hands on. We’ve already spotlighted a couple, with our most recent one being the skin loving ingredient panthenol and lined up 3 of our favorite panthenol-infused products for you to add to your shopping cart. Panthenol isn’t the only babe around though and today we are bringing you another ingredient to keep an eye out for; one you probably already know of, glycerin.

Moisturizer basics

Moisturizers typically contain three types of ingredients; there’s occlusive moisturizers, which help to…

Panthenol is probably one of the least known humectants out there but we hope that after our eye-opening spotlight of this powerful ingredient you’re now on board the panthenol train. If you are, we’ve lined up some our favorites for you to drop in your cart the next time you go shopping.

The Simple brand does what it says; it keeps its ingredients shockingly simple (which explains the low price points) and by focusing on just a few ingredients, they’re able to create high quality products that focus on fixing your needs. The Hydrating Light Moisturizer is no exception to…

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