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SPF for those easy-to-forget areas

Aug 8th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

SPF for those easy-to-forget areas

When it comes to sunscreen, you’ve already found the best SPF to suit your Skin Mood™. And you’ve also topped up on the best sunscreens for your body, too. But ...

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Which Skin Course by Lionne is right for you?

Aug 1st, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Which Skin Course by Lionne is right for you?

If you’re keen to take your skincare know-how to the next level, to learn more about different skincare concerns and brush up your knowledge of key skin ingredi...

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The best body lotions to care for the skin below the neck

Jul 25th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

The best body lotions to care for the skin below the neck

We spend a lot of time worried about the skin above our neck, meticulously crafting a dedicated skincare regime and plying it with top-notch ingredients every s...

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Which SPF is best for your Skin Mood™?

Jul 18th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Which SPF is best for your Skin Mood™?

If you’re having a hard time figuring out which SPF is best for your unique skin, let us suggest something: first, shop by your Skin Mood™. By figuring out wher...

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Are you dealing with a serious case of summer skin?

Jul 11th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Are you dealing with a serious case of summer skin?

Welcome to Summer. The season of sun, sea, Sangria and a few less favourable skin shifts. In the sunnier months, our skin has a whole host of new factors to con...

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The best sheet masks according to Team Lionne

Jun 29th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

The best sheet masks according to Team Lionne

Not just the perfect selfie fodder, the very best sheet masks can provide some pretty useful skin benefits, but only if you pick the right ones. With so many du...

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Skincare rules to live by this summer

Jun 20th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Skincare rules to live by this summer

Dive into the world of summer skincare advice online, and you’ll no doubt be met with recommendations to toss all of your favourite products away in favour of a...

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How to prep your skin for a big event

Jun 13th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

How to prep your skin for a big event

After two years of restricted fun, it seems we’re well and truly making up for it this summer, with a jam-packed schedule full of exciting parties, weddings and...

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What is the skin barrier?

Jun 6th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

What is the skin barrier?

Beauty experts – ourselves included – love to talk about the skin barrier. A key component of skin health, maintaining a strong skin barrier is vital in protect...

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To oil cleanse or not to oil cleanse?

May 30th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

To oil cleanse or not to oil cleanse?

Oil cleansers have to be one of the most polarising skincare products out there. Some people love them, and can’t imagine using anything else to rinse away the...

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Our favourite ever sunscreens 

May 17th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Our favourite ever sunscreens 

Finding a near-perfect sunscreen is no easy feat. Some leave your skin feeling too greasy, while others make it chalky and dry. Some add a ghostly white cast ov...

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Our honest thoughts on celebrity skincare…

May 9th, 2022 ・ Megan Felton

Our honest thoughts on celebrity skincare…

With over 16,000 new skincare brand coming to market each year (Indie Beauty Expo), the skincare market is more crowded than ever. The global beauty market was ...

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The Pre-Birth Prep I Swear By

May 3rd, 2022 ・ Ksenia

The Pre-Birth Prep I Swear By

Throughout my pregnancy journey, one thing I didn’t expect was how major the shift feels when you go from being pregnant to actually having the baby. Suddenly y...

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Ksenia’s very simple guide to baby skincare

Apr 25th, 2022 ・ Ksenia

Ksenia’s very simple guide to baby skincare

Becoming a parent for the first time is particularly bewildering. Have I bought the right clothes? Do I have the right formula? And that’s before you get onto t...

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How to be more sustainable with your skincare regime ♻️

Apr 19th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

How to be more sustainable with your skincare regime ♻️

We’re all desperately looking for ways to be more sustainable in all corners of our life, including our bathrooms. But with reams of unnecessary packaging, conf...

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How to pick a cleanser that's right for you

Apr 11th, 2022 ・ Claudia Tua Clark

How to pick a cleanser that's right for you

Cleanser. It's perhaps the least sexy of all skincare steps, but that doesn't mean that it's not important.

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Why everybody’s talking about azelaic acid right now

Apr 4th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Why everybody’s talking about azelaic acid right now

Hype around certain skincare ingredients is not a new phenomenon. With every passing month, there’s a new molecule or extract shining in the skincare spotlight,...

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Ksenia’s pregnancy skincare routine 🤰

Mar 28th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Ksenia’s pregnancy skincare routine 🤰

Generally speaking, I am very lucky with my skin. In fact, I’ve never really suffered from any skin conditions apart from a few unusual breakouts when I stopped...

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Here’s what to do if your skincare routine stops working

Mar 21st, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Here’s what to do if your skincare routine stops working

We’re sure you can relate: after years of trying, you finally land on the perfect skincare routine for you, with thanks to your Lion/ne Skin Mentor no doubt.

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Which retinol should I start with?

Mar 14th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Which retinol should I start with?

Read any skincare blog, follow any skincare expert or speak to any Lion/ne Skin Mentor, and they’ll all harp on about the virtues of retinol. A derivative of vi...

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The Fundamental Steps in Every Skincare Routine

Mar 7th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

The Fundamental Steps in Every Skincare Routine

If you know anything about Lion/ne, you know that we don’t believe in identikit, cookie-cutter, off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all skincare routines. They just do...

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Back to basics: What is a skincare routine?

Feb 28th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Back to basics: What is a skincare routine?

Let’s take things back to the fundamentals. If you’re someone that’s never really stuck to (or even had!) a set skincare routine, you might be wondering: what e...

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What happens to your skin during menopause?

Feb 21st, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

What happens to your skin during menopause?

The menopause is one of the biggest hormonal shifts that a woman’s body will go through in her lifetime. It usually starts around a year after her last period, ...

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Love letters to our favourite skincare products

Feb 14th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Love letters to our favourite skincare products

Here at Lion/ne, we all remember the moment we found ‘The One’. No, we don’t mean our spiritual soulmates, but rather the skincare products that truly changed o...

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How to remove make-up, the Lionne-approved way

Feb 7th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

How to remove make-up, the Lionne-approved way

Ask any skincare expert – our Skin Mentors included – for their non-negotiable skincare advice and they’ll no doubt recommend (alongside militant SPF-use, of co...

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What actually is the acid mantle?

Jan 24th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

What actually is the acid mantle?

When it comes to the components of the skin, it's the barrier function and microbiome that get most of the airtime. But there’s another part that is slowly seep...

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Our very best wellness tips to see you through Blue Monday

Jan 17th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Our very best wellness tips to see you through Blue Monday

Ah, Blue Monday, we meet again. The science may be a little sketchy, but it’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year: we’re pining for the joy of Christ...

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How important is beauty sleep, really?

Jan 11th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

How important is beauty sleep, really?

Beauty sleep. It’s the ultimate beauty cliche. You’ve read about it in countless magazines, heard it repeated hundreds of times in movies and you’ve probably ev...

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What is vegan skincare?

Jan 10th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

What is vegan skincare?

So, you’ve filled the fridge with oat milk and stocked up on tofu, but if you’re really committed to veganuary, then you’ve probably started to inspect the cont...

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Dry January: the effects of alcohol on the skin

Jan 4th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Dry January: the effects of alcohol on the skin

Are you doing Dry January? No shame if not, but if you are choosing to go the length of the month without any alcohol, you might be pleased to hear that hangove...

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How to prep your skin for a little festive indulgence

Dec 17th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How to prep your skin for a little festive indulgence

Our skin has a lot to contend with at this time of year. First there’s all the holiday parties (praying they still go ahead) that cut chunks out of our designat...

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Why Lionne is like a Stylist for your skin

Dec 6th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Why Lionne is like a Stylist for your skin

**We get to know *you*** Working with a stylist is a supremely personal and intimate relationship; so is working with a Lion/ne Skin Mentor. While they’d never...

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What exactly are adaptogens?

Nov 15th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

What exactly are adaptogens?

The buzz around adaptogens has been growing for some time now. Rooted in time-old Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine principles, in recent years, they’ve hit the ma...

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The best overnight skincare products

Nov 1st, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The best overnight skincare products

Beauty sleep isn’t a myth. In fact, we cover everything you need to know about skin and sleep over here. Basically, night time is when skin enters regeneration ...

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The coolest new skincare brands to have

Oct 25th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The coolest new skincare brands to have

Now, let's get one thing straight up-front. We'd never suggest sniffing out only the flashiest new brands to fill your skincare routine. Your line-up should be ...

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The best scalp-care products team Lionne

Oct 18th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The best scalp-care products team Lionne

Just because the skin on the scalp is hidden away by your hair doesn't make it any less worthy of love, care and attention.

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How your mental health can affect your skin

Oct 12th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How your mental health can affect your skin

It may have taken decades (if not centuries) but finally the mind-skin connection is getting the air time it deserves.

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Ksenia and Megan’s favourite facials 💆

Oct 7th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Ksenia and Megan’s favourite facials 💆

Ask any beauty expert and they’ll tell you the same – the one question we get asked the most is: where can I get the best facial? Like skincare products, not al...

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What exactly is a clinical skin treatment?

Oct 4th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

What exactly is a clinical skin treatment?

It was only a matter of time before our generation of skintellectuals decided it was time to up the ante on their regimes and seek out the mega results of a cli...

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A beginner’s guide to booking a facial 💆

Oct 4th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

A beginner’s guide to booking a facial 💆

Once you’ve nailed your at-home skincare regime ([click here if you need help](https://lionne.co/book/holistic-skin-session/skin-mentors)), you might then start...

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8 Lionne approved brands that are big on sustainability

Sep 30th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

8 Lionne approved brands that are big on sustainability

We’re always hesitant to label any beauty brand sustainable. Why? Because true sustainability is such a minefield, and – if we’re honest – very few brands are a...

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From fabric softener to phone screens, these are the under-the-radar skin disruptors to look out for

Sep 20th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

From fabric softener to phone screens, these are the under-the-radar skin disruptors to look out for

No matter how good your product line-up may be, sometimes there are other forces at play sending your skin out of balance 😳 It could be a pillowcase that needs...

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 The very best facial oils according to Lionne’s Skin Mentors

Sep 16th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The very best facial oils according to Lionne’s Skin Mentors

To oil or not to oil? That is certainly the question.But figuring out whether oils are right for you isn’t really a yes or no situation. That’ll depend wholly o...

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The non-scary guide to using retinol

Sep 13th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The non-scary guide to using retinol

Retinol may be one of the most powerful ingredients in any dermatologist’s toolkit, but it’s also fairly tricky to get right. Read our top advice on how to intr...

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Megan and Ksenia’s autumn empties and replacements

Sep 9th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Megan and Ksenia’s autumn empties and replacements

As the season’s change, it’s not totally necessary to swipe all the contents off your skincare shelf and start again, no matter what some websites might tell yo...

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How to get A+ skin: Lionne's golden rules of skincare

Sep 6th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How to get A+ skin: Lionne's golden rules of skincare

This week, we’re taking you back to school – skin school, to be precise – and sharing the basic fundamentals you need to follow if you want to ace your skin jou...

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Why we started Lionne: the full story

Sep 3rd, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Why we started Lionne: the full story

We’ve never been shy about our mission to change the skincare industry from the inside out. Like you, we’ve long felt frustrated by all the false promises, empt...

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5 Lionne shoutouts you need to read for yourself 🙌

Sep 1st, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

5 Lionne shoutouts you need to read for yourself 🙌

While we’re never too shy to shout about our industry-changing mission, we’re also very lucky to have attracted the attention of so many key websites, blogs, an...

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How to help your skin with a hormonal imbalance, according to Lionne’s Skin Mentors

Aug 26th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How to help your skin with a hormonal imbalance, according to Lionne’s Skin Mentors

Dealing with topsy turvy hormone levels is rarely straightforward. Given that the human body is home to over 50 different types and figuring out which ones are ...

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Hormonal highs and lows: how hormones affect your skin

Aug 23rd, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Hormonal highs and lows: how hormones affect your skin

You’re way more likely to hear us talking about Skin Moods™ than skin types. That’s because skin (particularly [rollercoaster skin](https://lionne.co/the-skinde...

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The SOS skin saviours to turn to halt a complexion meltdown

Aug 20th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The SOS skin saviours to turn to halt a complexion meltdown

If you have a case of rollercoaster skin, it can often feel like you have a new complexion to contend with on a near daily basis. But just because your skin is ...

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What exactly is rollercoaster skin?

Aug 16th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

What exactly is rollercoaster skin?

Hands up who can relate: for weeks on end, your skin seems cool, calm and collected. Your (Lionne-approved) routine is working its magic and your glow is on top...

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An indepth look at Megan and Ksenia’s bodycare routines

Aug 12th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

An indepth look at Megan and Ksenia’s bodycare routines

We’ve already covered just why having a proper bodycare routine is so important, but you need to know that we practice what we preach, right? Well, rest assured...

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Why taking care of your body is as important as your face

Aug 8th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Why taking care of your body is as important as your face

You do the maths: 91% of our skin exists from the neck down, so why do we focus all our time, energy and effort on the 9% of skin on our faces? Something isn’t ...

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Megan and Ksenia’s workout (and skincare!) routines

Aug 5th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Megan and Ksenia’s workout (and skincare!) routines

Call us voyeurs, but it’s a strange human instinct to be fascinated by the routines of others. We want to know exactly what successful women do every morning th...

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The importance of a pre- and post-workout skincare regime

Aug 4th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The importance of a pre- and post-workout skincare regime

We know that exercise is good for us, but working up the motivation to lace up your trainers and get moving isn’t always easy to muster. However, what if we tol...

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Megan and Ksenia share their current skincare routine

Jul 29th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Megan and Ksenia share their current skincare routine

We’re well aware just how complicated building an effective and efficient skincare regime can be. That’s exactly why we exist. We cut through all the confusion ...

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This is the correct order to apply your skincare products

Jul 26th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

This is the correct order to apply your skincare products

We’re all about a completely personalised approach to skincare – what’s right for one person won’t be right for another - which is why we usually steer clear fr...

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The beauty products to take when you travel, according to your destination

Jul 22nd, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The beauty products to take when you travel, according to your destination

We’ve all been there — it’s the night before your long-awaited trip and you’re frantically trying to whittle down an entire bathroom cabinet into an impossibly ...

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This is what happens to your skin when you travel

Jul 18th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

This is what happens to your skin when you travel

With confusing colour codes and ever-changing restrictions, taking a holiday right now is far from easy. But if you are one of the lucky ones able to get away f...

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Megan’s rosacea journey: the highs, lows and hero products

Jul 15th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Megan’s rosacea journey: the highs, lows and hero products

My journey with rosacea started when I was in college. Like so many other students, I was not getting enough sleep, my diet was poor and I was using all the wro...

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How to deal with four of the most common skin conditions

Jul 11th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How to deal with four of the most common skin conditions

Skin conditions are more common than you might think. In fact, according to the [British Skin Foundation](https://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/news/new-prog...

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Summer skincare: the skin shifts to expect this season

Jul 6th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Summer skincare: the skin shifts to expect this season

One of the main reasons we look beyond the restrictive world of skin types is that – thanks to a whole variety of extrinsic factors – skin is in a constant stat...

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Hot Girl Summer: the summer beauty heroes Lionne loves

Jul 6th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

Hot Girl Summer: the summer beauty heroes Lionne loves

The products you love to help keep your cool in summer - can be cooling skincare, deodorants, refreshing shower gels, SPF, after sun etc etc

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The skincare investments worth the money

Jun 30th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The skincare investments worth the money

You’ll hear us say this a lot: just because a product is expensive, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any good. In fact, there are plenty of products at the more...

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The true meaning of luxury skincare

Jun 29th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The true meaning of luxury skincare

Questions to ask yourself / things to look for when dissecting a luxury price tag: sustainability, ingredients, science etc

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The wellbeing routines and rituals of our expert community

Jun 25th, 2021 ・ Team Lionne

The wellbeing routines and rituals of our expert community

We all have those little rituals that help us get through the day. Some people meditate to promote a productive morning, others use aromatherapy aids to lift th...

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What exactly is the gut-skin connection?

Jun 22nd, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

What exactly is the gut-skin connection?

When it comes to holistic health, it’s widely believed that all roads lead back to the gut. Home to the microbiome, an ecosystem containing trillions of bacteri...

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The best products to use for facial massage

Jun 18th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The best products to use for facial massage

The key to facial massage? Apart from perfecting your moves (of course), it's about finding the right product to use. It might be tempting to massage your skin ...

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The anti-pollution skincare products we recommend the most

Jun 16th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The anti-pollution skincare products we recommend the most

While we all know about the importance of protecting our skin against UV rays, there’s a growing body of research that recommends shielding the complexion from ...

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What are free radicals? And more importantly, why should you care?

Jun 7th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

What are free radicals? And more importantly, why should you care?

If you’ve ever read a feature on anti-pollution skincare or read up on an antioxidant-rich product, you’ll no doubt have come across the term ‘free radical’. It...

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Mindful skin rituals: the products we love for both the experience and the efficacy

Jun 2nd, 2021 ・ MEGAN & KSENIA

Mindful skin rituals: the products we love for both the experience and the efficacy

There’s no denying that Lion/ne is all about efficacious skincare. In fact, our business is built on the very ethos that the best skin decisions are made throug...

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These sunscreens won’t turn your skin grey or ashy / The best SPFs for dark skin

Jun 1st, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

These sunscreens won’t turn your skin grey or ashy / The best SPFs for dark skin

We know it and you know it: sunscreen is a total non-negotiable, no matter your skin tone.

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Spotlight on eyes: Everything you need to know

May 26th, 2021 ・ Megan Felton

Spotlight on eyes: Everything you need to know

Our eyes speak volumes about us. You can tell if someone is sad, happy, tired, stressed, or fatigued just by looking at their eyes. But the eye area is also the...

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This is what happens to your skin when you’re pregnant

May 11th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

This is what happens to your skin when you’re pregnant

If the time-old cliche is anything to go by, falling pregnant is a surefire shortcut to glowing skin, right? Well, not quite. That so-called pregnancy glow isn’...

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The factors of skin ageing you can control

Apr 30th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

The factors of skin ageing you can control

We hate to break it to you, but unless you’ve developed a time machine, there’s no way you can completely halt the ageing process. Although much of the beauty i...

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How important is beauty sleep, really?

Apr 26th, 2021 ・ Shannon Peter

How important is beauty sleep, really?

Beauty sleep. It’s the ultimate beauty cliche. You’ve read about it in countless magazines, heard it repeated hundreds of times in movies and you’ve probably ev...

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40s - Precision is Key

Sep 15th, 2020 ・ KSENIA SELIVANOVA

40s - Precision is Key

The skin story is not the most exciting one as at the age of 25 everything starts to collapse - It’s like reading a book where you can guess the ending straight...

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50s - Embrace your Skin

Aug 16th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

50s - Embrace your Skin

Your 50s is the moment of acceptance. Now that you reached this age, natural changes in your skin have already occurred such as fine lines & wrinkles as well as...

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30s - The Fall of the Peak (snif)

Aug 14th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

30s - The Fall of the Peak (snif)

Your 30s is the decade where your skin starts slowly to change in terms of structure and texture. Lines & wrinkles are more and more visible so does pigmentatio...

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20s - Establish a Healthy Routine

Aug 13th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

20s - Establish a Healthy Routine

Our skin starts to age at the ripe age of 25 years old, yes we know that is a really hard pill to swallow - but don’t worry, we have all been there! In this dec...

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10 years old - The Golden Age

Aug 12th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

10 years old - The Golden Age

At this age, the skin looks plump as ever. Collagen and elastin are at their highest level in the skin. These skin proteins are the reason that we are always ad...

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Is your product expired? Here's why you HAVE to know the answer!

Jul 17th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Is your product expired? Here's why you HAVE to know the answer!

Is your product expired? Yes, we know it’s hard to believe that your £70 moisturiser has a shelf life, but saying goodbye at the right time might save your skin...

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How to Battle Zoom Fatigue

Jul 10th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

How to Battle Zoom Fatigue

Feeling like having a hangover 5 days a week? Well, we might have the answer: you’re probably zoom fatigued.

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It's Time to Put your Skincare Regime on Summer Time!

Jun 23rd, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

It's Time to Put your Skincare Regime on Summer Time!

**HELLO SUMMER** Seasons change, and so does your skin! Our skin tends to be drier in the winter and oily in the summer. This means that our skincare regime nee...

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The Sun's Benefits for the Skin!

Jun 22nd, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

The Sun's Benefits for the Skin!

We can feel that with all of our sunscreen content we are giving a real bad reputation to the sun when actually it has so many benefits for our bodies. When stu...

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Our Favorite Skincare SPF Top-UP Products

Jun 17th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Our Favorite Skincare SPF Top-UP Products

Protecting your skin with antioxidants and sunscreen? Amazing your skin is fully protected for… 2 hours! We know, we know protecting our skin from the biggest d...

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Post-Mask Skin Inflammation aka 'Maskne'

Jun 1st, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Post-Mask Skin Inflammation aka 'Maskne'

Welcome to the hottest skin mood of 2020: Post-Mask Skin Inflammation aka 'Maskne'

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What is your coffee x skincare horoscope?

May 26th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

What is your coffee x skincare horoscope?

What is your coffee x skincare horoscope?

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The Battle of Unusual Breakouts

May 20th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

The Battle of Unusual Breakouts

Does your skin feel like a rollercoaster 🎢 with breakouts coming and going as often as the weather in London changes 🤷🏻‍♀️?

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Are my devices ageing me?

May 14th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Are my devices ageing me?

In lockdown, although we are apart, we are staying more connected than ever - via our devices of course. We are constantly (ok not constantly, but pretty close...

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WFH Profile 5: The New Chef

Apr 28th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

WFH Profile 5: The New Chef

Before the lockdown, your favorite cooking app was Deliveroo. Who has time to cook something when they have to work all day? You never understood people that we...

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WFH Profile 4: The Delivery Obssessed

Apr 27th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

WFH Profile 4: The Delivery Obssessed

If you are hearing the door ring as much as you hear your emails coming through: you are definitely part of the delivery obsessed group. Who can blame you?

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WFH Profile 3: The HouseParty Queen

Apr 24th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

WFH Profile 3: The HouseParty Queen

Being a very social person, quarantine is hard for you! You’re missing your friends & family as well as social occasions such as dinner parties and after-work d...

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WFH Profile 2: The Wine Enthusiast

Apr 21st, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

WFH Profile 2: The Wine Enthusiast

The Wine Enthusiast

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WFH Profile 1: The Neat Freak

Apr 20th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

WFH Profile 1: The Neat Freak

Are you a Neat Freak?

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Why Doesn’t our Skin like Being Stuck Indoors?

Mar 27th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Why Doesn’t our Skin like Being Stuck Indoors?

Did you think that working from home meant super glowy skin? After all, you are indoors and thus shielded from pollution. But in reality, is your skin dull and ...

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Wedding Ideal Skin Timeline

Mar 16th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Wedding Ideal Skin Timeline

Since I just got engaged, surprise! I thought I would share with you the ideal “skin timeline” to show you the more practical side of what needs to be done. Eve...

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Working Out & Combination Skin Do's & Don't

Feb 19th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Working Out & Combination Skin Do's & Don't

Again, completely depends on how your skin feels in the morning! Personally, in winter my skin is more dry than usual, so I look to gently wake it up with a cre...

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Working Out & Sensitive Skin Do's & Don't

Feb 17th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Working Out & Sensitive Skin Do's & Don't

Again, it will depend on the state of your skin (remember there isn’t one rule for everyone, every skin is unique). If you feel that your skin is more inflamed ...

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Working Out & Dry Skin Do's & Don't

Feb 10th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Working Out & Dry Skin Do's & Don't

Gently wake up your skin with a creamy cleanser or with lukewarm water. If your skin feels dry (especially with the current weather), apply a small amount of mo...

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Working Out & Oily Skin Do's & Don't

Feb 10th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Working Out & Oily Skin Do's & Don't

It will depend on how your skin feels. If your skin tends to be oily in the morning, then use a foaming cleanser. If it's under control, a light foaming cleanse...

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The Extremes of Working-Out

Feb 4th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

The Extremes of Working-Out

Exercise is vital to healthy circulation of oxygen in the body - a key to skin health. It increases the body’s circulation, metabolism, cellular oxidation and r...

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Our New Superhero: Supercharged SPF

Jan 27th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Our New Superhero: Supercharged SPF

Remember when you were little and your parents would apply a really thick layer of sunscreen that would leave you looking like a ghost and smelling for the next...

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Antioxidants have had a Rebrand: the Anti-Pollution trend is here to stay!

Jan 24th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Antioxidants have had a Rebrand: the Anti-Pollution trend is here to stay!

It started as a trend, but now has become a necessity in every bathroom shelf of city gals and guys! We have recently started to become more and more aware of t...

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WTF is the skin's Microbiome and should I care?!

Jan 22nd, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

WTF is the skin's Microbiome and should I care?!

According to Mintel, Google searches for ‘microbiome’ increased by +110% in 2019!

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Impactful beauty is making an impact, but that isn't enough.

Jan 20th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Impactful beauty is making an impact, but that isn't enough.

Zero-waste it so 2019 people, we need to do more! In 2020, we will go beyond reducing environmental harm. In fact, brands in this upcoming year will have to not...

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Bye bye anti-ageing! Why this term can be moved to your trash folder.

Jan 20th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Bye bye anti-ageing! Why this term can be moved to your trash folder.

The movement towards pro-ageing is long overdue, but recently there has been a significant shift in the beauty industry, as brands are doing more to embrace div...

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Bioengineered Skincare, a more sustainable solution to natural skincare.

Jan 16th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Bioengineered Skincare, a more sustainable solution to natural skincare.

Bioengineering is the marriage of ‘natural’ and ‘engineered’. If you know us, then you will know our opinion that ‘natural’ doesn't mean much on a product label...

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The 'conscious beauty diet' has nothing to do with what you eat.

Jan 15th, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

The 'conscious beauty diet' has nothing to do with what you eat.

Nope, this trend is not about dieting to get glowing skin (that is very 2018!). This trend is right up our street, and is all about streamlining your beauty ski...

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Post-Holiday Skin - Food

Jan 6th, 2020 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Post-Holiday Skin - Food

Christmas Holidays = your guts worst nightmare!! We explained the effect of alcohol, but add in stodgy/sugary meals and constant eating and you can expect enhan...

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Post-Holiday Skin - Alcohol

Jan 3rd, 2020 ・ Megan Felton

Post-Holiday Skin - Alcohol

While to be able to see the deeper effects of alcohol such as tired skin, premature ageing signs (lines and wrinkles and enlarged pores) you really have to drin...

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Curious what your Skin Craves Post-Workout?

Dec 13th, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Curious what your Skin Craves Post-Workout?

What you need to know about post workout skincare...

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AOFM "Clean Living" Panel

Dec 12th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

AOFM "Clean Living" Panel

What does clean beauty mean to you?

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Party Dress x Skincare - Choose the Right Equation!

Dec 9th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Party Dress x Skincare - Choose the Right Equation!

Now that we got you covered with your ideal Christmas gift, and your skin is ready for the upcoming year, let’s see how you can combine your next party dress (w...

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Post-Holiday Skin : Winter

Dec 8th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Post-Holiday Skin : Winter

Not only have we been staying up too late and drinking/eating too much, but winter weather is also extremely harsh on our skin...especially in the UK. For obvio...

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"New Year, New Skin" lol

Dec 4th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

"New Year, New Skin" lol

Prepping for ”New Year, New Skin” this January? Well, if your looking to activate your best skin that time to start is...NOW.

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Psoriasis & Stress

Nov 25th, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Psoriasis & Stress

Psoriasis is a chronic skin inflammatory disease that affects about 2% of populations worldwide. Stress is both a consequence of living with psoriasis, and

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The Conscious Friday

Nov 25th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

The Conscious Friday

On Black Friday, Make the Best Choice. At the moment, there are two types of attitudes when it comes to cosmetics on Black Friday. 1. Can’t wait for this day to...

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Hey girl, Don't let that Eczema Stop You!

Nov 21st, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Hey girl, Don't let that Eczema Stop You!

Eczema is another skin condition that is highly impacted by stress. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is caused by a combination of genetic, envi...

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Rosacea & Stress - How ? Why?

Nov 20th, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Rosacea & Stress - How ? Why?

Emotional stress is one of the leading causes of rosacea flare-ups. Rosacea is a common inflammatory condition, usually occurring on the face in a butterfly pat...

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The Joy of Stress-Related Breakouts

Nov 19th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

The Joy of Stress-Related Breakouts

Acne can be caused by so many different things such as hormonal imbalance, usage of wrong products, an imbalance in the skin etc. Here is what todo when stress ...

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Easy Ways to Destress Your Mind

Nov 12th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Easy Ways to Destress Your Mind

How to get going: The Top 13 Meditation Tips.

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BoOoO here comes one of the most feared ingredients: Parabens

Oct 30th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

BoOoO here comes one of the most feared ingredients: Parabens

What are parabens? Why all the controversy? There are positives and negatives to both, so we’ll let you make your own judgement on if this ingredient is good or...

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Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Chemical Peels… Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right?

Oct 29th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Chemical Peels… Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right?

We know that the word “acid” might send shivers down your spine, but these ingredients shouldn’t be feared by your skin as they can work wonders! Glycolic Acid ...

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In search of a non-irritating Vitamin C?

Oct 25th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

In search of a non-irritating Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a very tricky and sneaky ingredient, as it can be found in different ascorbyl forms, concentrations. Depending on their formulation they can also b...

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Is it worth changing up your products for winter even if you think they work all year round?

Oct 23rd, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Is it worth changing up your products for winter even if you think they work all year round?

Well, it really depends on your skin’s needs as well as the environment where you are living. We don’t think that you need to switch all of your products every ...

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Does "Hypoallergenic" = Product Safe ?

Oct 22nd, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Does "Hypoallergenic" = Product Safe ?

Our last edit on fake claims covers the label “hypoallergenic”. This label is really important to understand as it has a number of limitations that could be det...

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Alert - "Non-Comedogenic"!

Oct 21st, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Alert - "Non-Comedogenic"!

THE LABEL SAYS “NON-COMEDOGENIC” SO YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE TO ACNE” SAID NO SKINTELLECTUAL EVER.

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What are the small bumps on my forehead? They aren’t pimples, they can’t be popped!

Oct 21st, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

What are the small bumps on my forehead? They aren’t pimples, they can’t be popped!

Oh yes, we know those, the ones that just move in there as if it is their home? Depending on the degree and the severity of those bumps it could be simply conge...

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Should you trust the “Dermatologically-Tested” label?

Oct 18th, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

Should you trust the “Dermatologically-Tested” label?

“Dermatologically-Tested” products are another label that can be confusing! This was even a surprise to us, but there is very little regulation around this. In ...

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Want to know how "natural" your product is?

Oct 15th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Want to know how "natural" your product is?

What does the “Natural” beauty label mean? To answer this question, we used one of our favourite “Natural” beauty books “The Nature of Beauty: Organic Skincare,...

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Looking for cruelty-free products?

Oct 14th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Looking for cruelty-free products?

Looking for cruelty-free products? We want all of our products to be cruelty-free too, but this label is deceiving consumers!

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"Suitable for Sensitive Skin" ...Mm Really?

Oct 11th, 2019 ・ Megan Felton

"Suitable for Sensitive Skin" ...Mm Really?

Did you know that ‘sensitive’ is not a skin type? This is one of many reasons why “Suitable for Sensitive Skin” is another misleading marketing jargon term used...

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Is it really possible for a skincare product to stop your skin from ageing? Nope!

Oct 9th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Is it really possible for a skincare product to stop your skin from ageing? Nope!

Anti-Ageing is a skin label that we dislike (to put it lightly). Our skin will age no matter what serum or cream we use. Yes, even if you pay £500. Let’s rememb...

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"Bye Bye Blemishes" - Hello Inflammation & Irritation!

Oct 8th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

"Bye Bye Blemishes" - Hello Inflammation & Irritation!

Acne is actually a skin condition rather than a skin type. The terms "skin condition" and “skin disorder” are used interchangeably, and are secondary to your un...

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Purchasing only “For combination skin type” products ? Here’s why you shouldn’t !

Oct 7th, 2019 ・ Ksenia Selivanova

Purchasing only “For combination skin type” products ? Here’s why you shouldn’t !

Most combination skins will have an oily T-Zone with normal, dry, or sensitive cheeks. In fact, the T-Zone does have more sebaceous secretions than the rest of ...

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Claudia Tua Clark

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Clemmie Beale

Jo Carr

Jo Carr

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