What are botanicals and why do I need them? What are botanicals and why do I need them?

What are botanicals and why do I need them?

By Conor O,Neil

Cleopatra used black cumin seed oil as a beauty treatment. And for hundreds of years, calendula has been used as a poultice for skin-healing. So botanicals are nothing new.

Whether its to address pigmentation changes or the signs of ageing, botanical-powered skincare products help keep complexions looking their best.

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Why does the sun damage my skin? Why does the sun damage my skin?

Why does the sun damage my skin?

By Donna White

The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, a tan looks good.

But sun exposure causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on the face.

A glowing complexion is associated with good health, but colour obtained from the sun’s rays accelerates the effects of ageing and increases the risk of skin cancer.

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The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad

The Skinny on Dietary Fats: How to tell the good from the bad

By Donna White

Fats are an important part of a healthy diet. They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and prove a great energising fuel for our bodies. But it's easy to get confused about good fats vs bad fats.

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Why use supplements for your skin? Why use supplements for your skin?

Why use supplements for your skin?

By Conor O,Neil

Even the most nutritious diet will not provide the body with everything it needs – which is why supplements top us up with vitamins and minerals. And this is true for the health of the skin, as well as the rest of the body.

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What is Glutathione and why does my skin love it? What is Glutathione and why does my skin love it?

What is Glutathione and why does my skin love it?

By Conor O,Neil

Glutathione is a natural detoxifier, which improves the health of the body's cells to reverse ageing. It protects the skin against oxidative damage which leads to wrinkles - making it an excellent form of anti ageing skincare.

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What does smoking do to the skin? What does smoking do to the skin?

What does smoking do to the skin?

By Donna White

It's easier to ignore the health risks from smoking when you can’t see any harsh results.

But when it comes to the skin, the damage is written all over your face. Here are some of the harmful effects.

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Reasons to meditate - and how to get started Reasons to meditate - and how to get started

Reasons to meditate - and how to get started

By Conor O,Neil

Meditation is beneficial for better sleep, clearer skin, greater confidence, faster healing and reduced stress.

But here are a few other good things which come from this ancient form of relaxation - and a guide on how to get started.

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Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule

Hyaluronic acid: A natural moisturising molecule

By Conor O,Neil

One molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water. Which makes it an excellent moisturiser.

And a very important ingredient in skincare products.

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Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it? Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it?

Sleep: How much do we need and how do we get it?

By Conor O,Neil

Sleep is vital to our wellbeing, yet few of us actually make those hours of rest a priority.

Like good diet and exercise, the hours you spend in slumber is a critical component to overall health. 

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What are parabens - and why are they bad? What are parabens - and why are they bad?

What are parabens - and why are they bad?

By Donna White

For almost two decades there have been questions over whether parabens are harmful to health.

At Integrative Beauty, all of our products are 100% free from parabens.

But what are they, and why should we avoid them?

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Adult acne: Why am I still getting spots? Adult acne: Why am I still getting spots?

Adult acne: Why am I still getting spots?

By Conor O,Neil

Once we get beyond the stage of teenage hormones, why do some of us still get plagued by spots, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads – and possible acne scarring? 

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Five reasons regular exercise will improve your skin Five reasons regular exercise will improve your skin

Five reasons regular exercise will improve your skin

By Conor O,Neil

Many of us work on our fitness to shed a few pounds, to build strength or maybe to complete a physical challenge. But one of the unexpected – and welcome – side effects turns out to be a glowing complexion.

That’s because regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin.

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