10 Skincare Tips for Surviving a Hot and Humid Climate
Coco Chanel said, “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Not just time, but also a different climate adds an extra challenge to your skin.
Korean Skincare Latest Trends for 2022
The popularity of K-beauty will see no cease in 2022 and we can already tell you what are going to be the next Korean skincare trends that your skin will love this year.
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Ruby McGrath, MD of Korean skincare brand Atomy, reveals the latest trends that will be big in 2022.
In the UK, Google research on Korean skincare went up by 200%. As its success and appreciation do not stop, K-beauty does not stop to surprise us. Here we have expert Ruby McGrath, MD of Atomy, unveiling the latest Korean trends for 2022.
“Korean skincare has been influenced by a global skin concern: the so-called 'maskne'. As masks become more prevalent in our lives, it’s having an effect on our skin including dryness, redness, irritation and ‘maskne’. ‘Low-irritation’ cosmetics are designed to soothe angry pores and skin troubles.
Ceramides are incredibly popular at the moment, thanks to their skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why we have added them to every step of our The Fame Skincare Set (£85). Also available to buy as individual products, which includes Toner (£19.50), Lotion (£19.50), Essence (£20.50), Nutrition Cream (£19.50), and Eye Cream (£19.50). Ceramides act as a source of strength that protects the skin barrier and keeps skin looking and feeling healthy.”
“Skip care is all about using fewer products to get the same results. A lot of the newer formulations are combining the benefits of several products into one. Not only does this cut down on the steps in your routine, but it also contributes to less waste and fewer carbon emissions in transporting products across the globe, which is a key growth area in the industry. We combined must-have skincare ingredients like Niacinamide, Green tea, Centella, Glycerin, and Oat kernel extract to create an effective do-it-all Absolute Ampoule (£36). With this ampule, you're treating your skin to anti-ageing, soothing, exfoliating, brightening, and acne-busting ingredients. Simply top with your favourite moisturiser and SPF and you’re set for the day!”
“In Korea, we devote as much TLC to the skin on our head as we do to our facial skincare routines, and this is only going to become more dedicated in the New Year. It’s the scalp that really controls the health of the hair. So what’s going on in the follicle and the skin around the follicle could make the difference in whether you’re losing more hair, or maintaining your hair, and whether you have healthy hair or brittle hair. Our Scalpcare Set (£23) includes a shampoo and conditioner that incorporates Niacinamide, Neem, Arnica, Shikakai, Avocado, Henna, and Biotin to cleanse, nourish and balance the scalp.”
“In Korea, we are very thorough when it comes to our dental hygiene. Multiply the dedication we have to our skincare by 10! We clean our teeth after every meal as well as after drinking coffee and often carry a toothbrush around with us in our bags. In some places, you can even find free toothbrushes in bathrooms. Our Atomy Toothbrush (8pcs at £8) have super slim, flexible bristles with an anti-bacterial membrane for more effective removal of plaque and also to keep the toothbrush itself clean in between uses. Our Propolis Toothpaste (4pcs at £4) uses green tea and propolis extract as they are effective in minimising bacteria growth, as well as reducing bad breath.”
The Need-To-Know Ingredient
“Last but certainly not least we have the need-to-know ingredient for 2022. In 2021 Korea saw a large increase in supplement consumption, as our knowledge of the benefits of inner health and wellbeing for our outer, increases. Ellagic acid acts as an antioxidant and can decrease levels of inflammation to protect against disease. It can also help lighten your skin by blocking the activity of an enzyme involved in melanin production, as well as moisturising skin from the inside out, which is why we use it in the form of our Pomegranate Mixed Fruit Jelly (60 sticks at £58). Not only will a daily dose give you skin benefits, but studies
suggest that ellagic acid has excellent hair growth-promoting activity.”
Thanks to Ruby and Atomy, K-beauty has no secrets... at least for now.
To boost your health inside and out in 2022, discover the range of Atomy skincare and wellness products online.
Festive Skin? Make it Healthier!
Holidays are for relaxation and self-indulgence but your skin is not always that happy with it. Bruce Green, chartered scientist and founder of SOS Serum Skincare, explains why.
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Overindulging during the festive season does no good to your skin. Bruce Green, founder of SOS Serum Skincare, reveals how it goes hand in hand with some skincare dilemmas.
Holidays And Your Skin, What Bruce Says...
"First of all, we throw our healthy habits out the window and enjoy many alcoholic beverages, and eat more sugary treats, fatty foods. Alcohol is a diuretic, which forces water out of the body making it harder to rehydrate. It can cause the skin to look sallow and make pores and fine lines more visible. Sugary foods can result in a quick rise in blood sugar which can cause a spike in insulin. This jump can increase skin and hair oiliness leading to inflammation and potential breakouts. But this isn't me saying not to enjoy yourself! Here are a few tips that can help your skin this festive season."
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"This is the big one. For every drink of alcohol, drink a glass of water – the one for one rule. Water flushes out toxins and restores your hydration levels."
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"I know it's tempting after a sparkly social evening to reduce or even skip your facial cleansing routine but DON’T! After hydration, this is the next most important factor to protecting skin from party fallout. But be gentle and use a non-alcoholic, mild or no perfume face cleanser. SOS Cleanse (£15) is perfect for this as it is lightweight and rehydrating."
"Give exfoliation a miss until your skin cell regeneration batteries are re-charged. Follow cleansing with natural non-fragranced serums and moisturisers like our SOS Serum (£15) that delivers comfort, moisturisation and protection to the skin."
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"Take advantage of an alcohol-free night in your schedule and have an early bedtime. Your body, mind and skin regeneration is crucial and you will instantly look and feel better for it."
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"New cosmetics, skincare products and perfumes will often come to you as Christmas gifts but don’t slap them all on at once or your skin could have a freak-out! Wait until your skin has settled and balance restored before trying out a new skincare formulation; your skin could reject something for all the wrong reasons."
With these expert tips in mind, you can be sure that 'festive skin' can be healthy and glowy for the new year!
The beauty regime booster: LQ Collagen powders
The season is changing and many of us are now looking at ways to boost our beauty regime. The easy way is to include collagen into our daily regime, the easiest one is with collagen powder like best-selling LQ Collagen Powders.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Cleansing Micellar Water, new limited edition
Sensibio H2O Cleansing Micellar Water has a new dress. Bioderma Laboratoires has launched a brand-new Limited Edition 1L Pump for its micellar water.
Chase Away Winter Blues With Teapigs
Now we do know that Tea can’t solve all of life’s troubles, but teapigs have some great products which will help brighten up these cold dark days of winter and give you that much needed boost.
Set up in the UK in 2006 by Nick and Louise who are on a mission to get the nation drinking real tea. The result is a range of the very best quality teas you’ll find. teapigs only use whole leaf teas; whole berries; and whole herbs and flowers. They come encased in plastic-free tea “temples” – roomy mesh bags which give the leaves lots of room to infuse.
From cold brew and feel-good teas, to a matcha masterclass and more – teapigs have something for everyone!
Caffeine Free Tea
Trying to cut down on the caffeine this year? Well, you’re in luck! teapigs have a range of tasty, naturally caffeine-free teas. From invigorating peppermint, calming chamomile, and indulgent (but guilt free) chocolate & mint and more, there really is something for everyone.
Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples, £11.45 for a pack of 50 tea temples
Feel Good Range – Teas With Benefits
Consumer demand for drinks with specific health benefits is growing year on year. The teapigs organic ‘feel good’ tea range not only tastes great, but each is blended with a functional ingredient which supports your wellbeing. For example, calm contains valerian which helps maintain a natural sleep and good cognitive function, the lavender in snooze aids sleep, and the hibiscus in up beet supports metabolism and gastrointestinal health. Just like the rest of the teapigs range, these blends only contain real, whole ingredients.
Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples
Matcha is a super hero amongst teas. teapigs matcha is premium grade, and uses 100% green tea leaves from Japan. Matcha has a wealth of benefits, for one, drinking matcha can be like drinking 10 cups of regular green tea for its nutrient value! It also contains L-theanine and natural caffeine which helps keep you alert and focused, as well as antioxidants to help maintain healthy skin and supports metabolism.
Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £15 for a 30g tin (30 servings)
Cold Brew Tea
We all know just how important it is to drink water, but sometimes it can…get a little bit boring. That’s where cold brew swoops in to the rescue! Specially designed to brew quickly in cold water, teapigs cold brew is an all-natural way to pep up your water and make glugging your way through 2 litres a day a breeze. Naturally caffeine-free and available in three refreshing flavours; lychee & rose, cucumber & apple and peach & mango, simply pop one in your water bottle or glass and, well, that’s it! The teapigs cold brew starter kit includes a Joseph Joseph ‘dot’ bottle to track your water intake, as well as a sample of each cold brew flavour.
Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 10 tea temples. Bottle kit £12 and also available on Amazon
Fashions Finest Loves GoBo
Meet GoBo. The naturally nurturing, a breath of fresh air for your underarms! Utilising the powerful properties of glycolic acid - already proving highly popular in deodorant products over in the USA - GoBo creates beautifully smooth and soft underarms that can sweat naturally without the inconvenience of embarrassing odour.
We girls have tried GoBo here at Fashions Finest, and we can promise that it really does live up to it’s promises. For the two weeks we have been using this roll-on, we have experienced the subtle, pretty but not overpowering scent, and all day freshness it brings. This roll on deodorant is the UK's first AHA-formulated deodorant that effectively eliminates odours whilst allowing your body to perspire naturally.
Pesky bacteria is killed deep within the dermis while the top layer of skin is gently exfoliated, removing dead skin cells - both of which contribute to the dreaded B.O. The result is a natural 'deep-clean' which helps eliminate deep stubborn sweat and grime build-up - ideal to detox your underarms from years of heavy deodorant use in order to switch to a natural aluminium-free deodorant.
Naturally nurturing, GoBo can also be used between skin folds and under breasts to prevent or neutralise body odour. For excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, GoBo can be used under an antiperspirant deodorant to prevent odour and then can be reapplied throughout the day if persistent body odour occurs.
Fashions Finest loves the natural active ingredients, which are actually good for your body, and not harmful, as many deodorant ingredients can be. Fragranced with natural floral waters, GoBo is aluminium-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, essential oil-free and made in the UK.
GoBo's formulation also provides added benefits for healthy underarms, including helping to prevent in-growing hairs and painful blocked sweat glands and fading dark pigmentation caused by shaving
GoBo Deodorant is £9.99 and available from Lamonts and Co. Get online now, and do your skin a favour with GoBo Deodorant. We love it!
Is Your Daily Cleansing Routine Working For You?
Cleansing your face is probable something you already do every day, maybe even twice a day but are you doing it well enough to really care for your skin and see positive results?