Posts in Skin
The Rise of Multi-Use Skincare Products: An Exploration into Minimising Your Skincare Routine

Here’s the deal: we’re looking into creating a versatile essentials range. A set of products that minimise your bathroom clutter but maximise the effect of active ingredients. A range that can live in your bag as naturally as it lives on the shelf. Our ideal products would be tailored toward individuals who are dedicated to projects and passions - to those that would like a simplified skincare routine that doesn’t take too much time, but still packs a punch.

As critical observers of the skincare industry, we’ve noticed a shift in the natural skincare industry, where the rise of multi-use products (cue: Sans Ceuticals Activator 7 Oil), has been favoured over a lengthy step-by-step routine. Rather than collecting a large haul of targeted products, which quickly becomes expensive and unnecessary, we’re very much in favour of products strategically formulated to holistically target skin issues. 

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The Transition from Toxic to All-Natural Products: What to Expect

For all the health-conscious consumers that have made the switch over from the nasty chemical-packed products to naturally-derived, organic products, one common roadblock on the path to natural beauty is efficiency. Whether it be haircare, skincare, or body care, if you’ve ever tried to hold onto your natural beauty regime for dear life and failed, you’re not alone.

We share what to expect when making the big move from chemical products to an all natural skincare routine.

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The Importance of Beauty Sleep in Calming Problematic Skin

The term ‘beauty sleep’ is a real thing! Achieving your nightly eight hours is our number one tip for healthy, glowing skin. Here’s why, and how: 

Sleep is the most important factor for your health and wellbeing. We need 7-9 hours every night. Reports show that only 32% of Australians are achieving this. A 2017 study found that two days of sleep restriction negatively affected participant’s perceived attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness.

Lack of sleep affects our mental heath (foggy brain, anyone?), and impairs our body’s ability to detoxify, regenerate and to heal. On the surface – when we don’t sleep, our skin becomes lacklustre, puffy and looses its collagen and elasticity. We get eye bags saggy skin and wrinkles. A lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to be released, which encourages inflammation in the skin, leading to flare-ups in conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

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A Naturopath's Guide to Dewy, Radiant Skin

To achieve that beautiful dewy glow on the outside, we need to address our greater internal health. From a Naturopathic perspective we first look at our skins main functions and how we can support them – as the largest organ of detoxification in our body, it often bears the brunt when our other organs of detoxification are under performing or struggling to cope with the work load. Supporting the gut, liver, kidneys and lymphatic system to detoxify are the foundations needed for glowing skin.

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The Ritual of Your Routine

Another earth-shattering day of work has finished, yet it’s only the start of the week. We’ve still got a few more days of this (until the weekend). We write the day off as a failure and retire to bed early, laptop in hand, sans dinner and a shower. The day wrapped in anxiety stole our appetite, and so dinner can wait until breakfast time. The next day arrives (too quickly)…we wake up foggy and erratic! We’ve failed to use our routine in the time it counts most- when all systems are down and resilience is tested. We’ve failed to self-care.

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The Ultimate List of Foods for Clear Skin

The skin is our bodies largest organ and the outer top surface layer known as the hydrolipid film or acid mantle creates a protective film over the entire surface of the skin. This barrier is our bodies primary defence from our external environment, we rely its integrity to protect us from physical injury, infections, chemicals, to regulate our temperate and to reduce water loss. Maintaining the function and structure of this barrier is important to skin health. We share how to eat for optimum skin health…

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The Art of Deceptive Labelling — Organic versus Non-organic Skincare

When it comes to skincare in Australia, there seems to be a common public misconception about the use of the word ‘organic’. Admittedly, I fell into this category until recently. I would see the word ‘Organic’ on my products and assume the best. With some further research, it seems there’s more than meets the eye…

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Anti-Ageing Products: When To Start Taking Care of Mature Skin

As we age and mature, so does our skin. But how do you know when to start using anti-ageing products? What changes should you look out for in your skin? And most importantly, the ‘age’-old question, when should you start using an eye cream?

It’s never too early to start looking after your skin, but anti-ageing products aren’t for everyone. It is important to understand what changes are occurring in the skin over time and what signs to look out for, so that you know when to start stepping your skincare regime up.

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6 Key Steps To Create a Conscious Skincare Routine

A sustainable, earth-friendly, and conscious skincare routine sounds undeniably alluring. However, the reality is that making a dramatic transition towards a conscious skincare routine can be frustrating, expensive, and a burden - especially if you don’t know where to start.

We get it. There is so much information (we proudly plead guilty), new companies, and marketing targeted towards this new wave of skincare. Out of left field, it seems like everyone is starting to sell products like bamboo toothbrushes, jade rollers, and products formulated with natural ingredients. Which is wonderful.

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3 Simple Ways You Can Restore Dry Skin Without Overcomplicating Your Routine.

No-one likes a flaky person, you don’t know where they stand on life’s big issues, like whether to moisturise or not... The answer is an astounding yes. With the environment we are exposed to, our skin needs all the assistance it can get,  otherwise, it is likely to end up dry and damaged from the elements. It’s that sandpapery feeling, that irritability. It's uncomfortable and it’s unnecessary. It causes our skin to age faster, be rougher, and leaves it wide open to more detrimental skin issues.

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Is your skin dry or dehydrated?

As we move in to the cooler months our skin tends to start feeling a little drier. The cool change causes our pores to tighten and our skin reduces the amount of oil it produces. Along with heating, wind and low humidity, our skin can be left feeling a little parched. But is our skin really dry? Well, probably not. The difference between dry and dehydrated skin is often misunderstood and leads us to use products that are too heavy for our skin, leaving us with breakouts and with our skin still feeling dry. So, for the benefit of our skin in battling the winter months, let me break it down…

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Noéma Autumn Guide - Nourishing your Inner City Skin

Our essential guide on what to eat, lather on and do to save your skin from urban pollutants.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

The air you're breathing is composed of more than just oxygen. In that delicious and nourishing fresh breath of air you'll also find nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, and trace gases, lingering, manoeuvring and being absorbed by your respiratory system and skin.

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Probiotics & Their Effect On The Skin

The human gut is home to bacteria that make up approximately 80% of our immune system. The bacteria is so expansive that we have 10x more of these microbes than our own human cells in our body. The gut and its overall health packs a punch when it comes to the appearance of our skin - supporting good gut health can help reduce the appearance of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis as well improve the general skin appearance reducing redness and inflammation, dryness, wrinkles and elasticity.  

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The Difference Between Allergies and Sensitivities

Often, we hear about different chemicals, preservatives and additives being terrible additions into our products, most of them classed as a dermal irritant or neurotoxin. To the naked eye, many of these types of reactions would look the same. You may experience inflammation, feel itchy, red, or swollen in a targeted area, or all over your body. It’s easy to confuse what is an irritation, to a sensitivity, to an allergy. It’s uncomfortable feeling in the unknown of it all – knowing when to continue with trial and error, or when to investigate further.

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5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Natural Skincare Line

Skin (ahem: the epidermis) is our largest organ. According to National Geographic, some adults carry up to 8 pounds and 2 square meters of flesh. Skin acts like a porous, waterproof shield that protects the body from external damage and prevents infection. It’s also full of sensitive nerves that influence the cranial connection with the outside world. The external influences applied to skin, whether that’s a moisturiser, an oil or a face mask, are eventually reflected on the inside.

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Night-time Routines for Clear Skin Tomorrow

When it comes to a night time skin care routine, it really is a case of less is more. Get the basics right removing all your make up, cleansing your skin and get yourself some beauty rest to help achieve that healthy radiant glow in the morning.

During the day our skin is exposed to a whole heap of environmental stressors including environmental pollution, sun damage and general dirt and grime. For this reason, we often need to use heavier products to protect our skin from damage during the day. In the evening our skin gets a chance to rest and heal, this is the time to make sure your skin can breathe, that it’s clean and you can combat some of the damage done by the effects of day-to-day life.  

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The Most Natural Approach Your Skincare Routine Needs to Combat Signs of Stress.

Balance is achieved through many avenues; one way we feel we can attain it is through self-care. The way we strive for this balance is unique to each individual. Self-care practices can be done in the comfort of our homes, while others happen in the wide-open spaces of the outdoors. Through traditional marketing, women have been infiltrated with tangible products to achieve what they’ve been told they need – while men, without the pressure of the cosmetics industry, have looked to alternative avenues to feel balanced, satisfying their needs through a human innate need to connect with nature.

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Vitamin A or Roacutanne - Natural Alternatives for Acne

If you suffer from Acne chances are you have heard of, tried or thinking about trying Roacutanne (also known as Accutane or Isotretinoin). We’ll discuss its role in the treatment of acne, how it relates to Vitamin A and the natural alternatives for treatment.

Roacutanne is a prescribed medication with the active ingredient Isotretinoin. It’s indicated for those with severe cystic acne. It belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids, similar to Vitamin A, however is a synthetic retinoic acid.

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