Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep? Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

By Laura Sarao

Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?

The short answer is - YES! But with so much for us all to juggle these days, it’s no wonder that in the UK the average adult sleeps at least an hour less than recommended. We sit down with Integrative Beauty Founder,  Dr David Jack to get to the bottom of the importance of good sleep for overall skin health and wellbeing - and give you a few tips to make sure you’re getting that much-needed 8 hours. 

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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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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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Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated? Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated?

Rosacea: What is it and how can it be treated?

By Conor O,Neil

Rosacea is a common rash, usually found on the central part of the face. A tendency to flush easily is followed by persistent redness, and crops of small inflamed red bumps and pus spots. No treatment  is guaranteed to stop rosacea. But it is possible to control symptoms and clear spots.

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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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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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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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Juicing for your skin Juicing for your skin

Juicing for your skin

By Conor O,Neil

Juicing is drinking pure nutrition. While it’s important to eat a good amount of fruit and vegetables in our daily diet, the nutrients go straight into the bloodstream when delivered in juice form.

Here we reveal the best ingredients to juice for a healthier complexion.

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Retinol: The miracle molecule in skincare? Retinol: The miracle molecule in skincare?

Retinol: The miracle molecule in skincare?

By Conor O,Neil

Retinol is one of those scientific terms we hear being used when discussing skincare – but what is it? And why choose Retinol-based products as part of a skincare regime?

Let us explain...

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