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What Happens To Your Skin During Winter

As we move into the hibernating months of Winter, the cold conditions can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it feeling dry, irritated, and flaky. On top of that, spending more time indoors, on planes, and mask-wearing can also contribute to dryer skin. So what can we do about it? Thankfully there are many moisturising ingredients that can help combat the causes of dry skin and draw hydration back into the skin.

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The Importance of Finding Your Niche

Do you want to create a stand-out beauty and cosmetics brand? Well, the secret ingredient you need is a strong niche. One of the biggest mistakes we see in the industry is a failure to niche, causing both short and long term problems for brands.

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What Are Bio-Identical Ingredients?

Plant-based ingredients are often thought to be better for both the environment and our skin, but this is not entirely true. The power science has in creating effective sustainable skincare is often overlooked. This is what we call bioidentical skincare. 

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Could Slow Beauty Be The Way of The Future?

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the supply chain and manufacturing of products worldwide. A great way for beauty brands to mitigate overstock issues and reduce product wastage is to start thinking about made-to-order products through small-batch production.

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What Consumers Value Most in Skincare

The way consumers shop for beauty products is constantly evolving. Modern beauty shoppers want more than just a product: they want to put their money where their values are. Most of all, they want to know exactly what ingredients they are putting on their skin and whether a product lives up to the hype. 

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Ingredient In Focus: The Safety of AHAs – Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is a common ingredient found in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products, such as the increasingly popular chemical peel. While it is known for providing unparalleled benefits for the skin, there are some important safety requirements you should be aware of when using this ingredient.

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