"Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, inside and out."

Audrey Hepburn

 

#SkinfoodSpotlight - Biossance

When curating your skincare arsenal, it is certainly not compulsory to shop entirely from one brand. As each line has its own Unique Selling Point, I tend to piece things together from different sources. Nevertheless, now and again a few companies come to the fore which not only blow you away with their performance and ingredients but also their ethics and leadership as a business. Biossance is one such brand. To learn more about what makes this new kid on the block so specia

The Foreo - A Deeper Clean

Once in a while you come across a gadget that's so good, it quickly becomes a part of your daily routine. The Foreo, a facial cleaning device, is one such gadget. To read more about the benefits of this device and to see which models are #SkinFood favourites keep reading. Key Benefits Launched in 2013, the 'Luna,' is its first iteration and signature model. This medical grade silicone facial cleaner was developed by Filip Sedic, whose wife Ivana is a skincare enthusiast. As w

Hyaluronic Acid Explained

There are many different products which come in and out of fashion when it comes to skincare and the world of beauty. At Skinfood.care we aim to draw your attention to those ingredients we really believe in, and that have helped to make a palpable difference in our skin personally. As such, we thought it was time to shed some light on a very popular ingredient in today's skincare arsenal, Hyaluronic Acid. To find out more about the benefits of this ingredient and to see which

Positive Podcasts- Recommended Listening

To say this year has been a challenge for everyone is an understatement. Nevertheless, it is in these times of difficulty and uncertainty where the need to grip onto positivity and wisdom are even more crucial. As such, we've compiled a list of some of our #SkinFood favourite podcasts that have been played on repeat throughout the last few months and have either created a shift in our mindset or helped to infuse us with a much needed dose of optimism. These are all easily acc

Step by Step PM Routine

In our last post we covered the fundamentals of having a structured day routine, outlining which ingredients perform best throughout the day and in which order to use them. It's now time to turn our attention to how we can best care for our skin throughout the night. This approach, combined with a balanced diet and regular physical activity, will not only make you feel good, but will also keep your skin looking and performing optimally. To learn which ingredients make up our

Step by Step AM Routine

Having gone in depth to explain the key ingredients that form the core of solid and effective skincare, it was time to create a cohesive structure and walk you step by step through our recommended AM routine. Minimal, yet filled with targeted ingredients, this combination of steps will whip your complexion into shape in no time. It will also become second nature, taking the stress out of deciding which products you should use and in which order you should apply them. Keep rea

Glow Getter

Up until now we have covered many of the practises which you should incorporate into your routine to reveal your healthiest, most glowing version of your skin. For those of you who are glow getters, our desire to look like we're dripping in candlelight can be additionally supplemented beyond our skincare and the foods we consume. Queue - a hybrid of new products which are designed as a flawless filter for your face. Layered on top of your moisturiser, this item is not a found

PM Moisturisers

Having just covered the importance and benefits of using a targeted day cream, I wanted to move immediately onto the key reasons why you need to integrate a night cream into your evening routine. Made from a cocktail of targeted anti-ageing and deeply hydrating agents, this skincare staple is a must. Keep reading to learn more about what the key benefits are and to see which night creams made it to our #SkinFood favourites. Key Benefits Reverse Cell Damage Your skin acts diff

AM Moisturisers

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve." Coco Chanel The three pillars to a good skincare routine are to cleanse, tone and moisturise. Using a day cream provides essential nourishment and hydration, while effectively sealing your skin before it is exposed to external elements throughout the rest of the day. Moisturising is the step where you can really indulge and begin to layer your p

Sweet Potato Brownies

It's safe to say that everyone loves brownies. These perfectly gooey and chocolatey creations can put a smile on any face, truly satisfying our inner need to indulge. Most traditional brownie recipes contain inordinate amounts of white sugar and butter. We whipped up something just as delicious but with more beneficial ingredients, in order to provide you with a refined sugar-free and dairy-free alternative. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of our key ingredients and

To Tone or Not to Tone?

"Toners are products that don’t get much of a look in during our skincare regimes. But they can be used to clean your skin, remove excess oil and reduce pore size." Dr Anjali Mahto There are skincare theories which suggest that toning is an optional step, something that is incidental and doesn't necessarily have a big role in one's routine. To answer the question of whether one should tone or not, our answer is yes; once in the morning and once at night. To learn more about t

Body Beautiful

Whilst the skin on our face is more fragile and requires careful attention, the skin on our bodies needs TLC too. With summer upon us, we decided to do our round up of top body care tips to have you glowing from head-to-toe. Keep reading to learn what these are and to see which products are #SkinFood favourites. Exfoliate For the skin on our faces we typically recommend using chemical based exfoliants, whereas for our bodies we suggest using a physical grainy scrub. As the sk

Green Glow Smoothie

In the last few years, green juices and smoothies have established themselves as one of the pillars to healthy, clear and glowing skin. The only thing that stops many people from drinking them is the taste! Read below to learn more about the benefits of introducing our Green Glow smoothie into your daily or weekly routine and to see our recipe that makes drinking your greens easier. Benefits of Key Ingredients Celery In the last year celery juice has become all the rage and w

Face Masks For Three Key Concerns

"Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle." Erno Lazlo In addition to your morning and evening skincare routines, face masks are essential to help target any existing concerns you might have. Ideally you should incorporate them into your weekly skincare routine 2 - 3 times a week, as a little booster and additional source of TLC for your skin. Whether you're dealing with dullness, congestion or dehydration, we've got you covered with our #SkinFood favourite recommenda

Keeping a Gratitude Journal

"The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get." Oprah Winfrey At Skinfood.care it's a key part of our mission to examine and provide advice on all aspects of our self-care routines; from maintaining our skin through the use of proper skincare and eating nutritiously, to also finding ways to nurture ourselves as people. How can we be more positive? Ou

The Benefits of Facial Rolling

Facial rollers have received a fair amount of attention in recent years. Since incorporating them into our daily routine, we found the results of this natural toning tool to be rather impressive. Continue reading below to learn what three key benefits they bring, and to discover which rollers are #SkinFood favourites. Benefit #1- Reduces Puffiness If you suffer with puffiness, whether it be under the eyes or generally on your face, this tool is your answer. The rolling motion

Beauty Berry Smoothie

One thing that I can credit for keeping my skin in check and for also giving me an energy boost over the years is my Beauty Berry smoothie. The benefits of this smoothie recipe are plenty. Keep reading to learn what these are and to see the recipe. Key Benefits - Berries Low in Sugar Berries have a low GI index meaning they are low in sugar and whatever sugars they contain are released slowly into the body. Thanks to their low sugar content, they do not spike your insulin lev

Acne 101

Regardless of our overall skin types, acne will have affected all of us at some stage of our lives, whether during our teen or adult years. Even when we finally think it's at bay, it can rear its head during times of stress, hormonal change and phases where we may have dropped the ball with our eating habits. Below I have compiled a manual with 12 key tips that you can turn to in those unpleasant times when your skin is breaking out and you want to reign it back in. I also li

How to Cleanse - A Two Step Process

Cleansing is a fundamental step in any skin care routine and its importance is often underestimated in comparison to the actual products you leave on your face. I'm here to tell you that it is important, crucially so, and by getting this step wrong you can cause yourself a lot of unnecessary stress, spots and frustration. I have broken down the double cleanse process, why it is so important to do, the different methods available and my #SkinFood favourite products. The Double

Retinol- The Over 25's Club

Do you use retinol in your daily routine? If you’re part of the 25 and over club, you really should. Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, first hit the skincare market in the 1970's as an acne fighting drug. It has since been used to fight wrinkles, sun damage, blotchiness and many other skin ailments. I have highlighted 3 key benefits below that come with using this ingredient, where to incorporate it into your routine, important things to note and which products feature in m

 
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