How to build your perfect skincare routine

You might have heard that the old 3-step cleanse-tone-moisturise routine, which everyone used to swear by only a few years back, has lost its appeal. Invaded by rituals from all over the world (10-step Korean skincare, anyone?) and skin concerns that we didn’t even know existed 10 years ago (free radical attacks, inflammaging etc.), it’s becoming…

Not your mamma’s scrub: next generation exfoliants

*Part one (of many) Face wash, toner and cream, with a weekly scrub and the occasional mask… The skincare routine that we were used to 5-10 years ago has gone through some major transformations. Now we’ve learned how to double cleanse, what serums, essences, ampules and lotions do, and our moisturisers have become sophisticated enough to…

Caudalie: Complete Brand Review

This post initially started with the #CultBeautyValentine challenge, which made me realise that Caudalie has slowly become one of my favourite French brands. I have been using their products regularly for the last few years and I truly love the textures, scents and pack designs of most of the items I have tried so far, but most…

Hygge beauty: skincare made in Scandinavia

The making of “hygge” might have started with Denmark’s appeal as the happiest country in the world, together with the rise of Scandi design in everything from home accessories to architecture. According to the last nine books published on this topic (and a 10th parody), plus dozens of articles online, “hygge” teaches us the art of…