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WIN a Be Genki Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise Trio

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When I find a skincare range I love, you can’t shut me up about it. This couldn’t be more true than with the all-natural, all-ethical Be Genki. I’ve been using products from this Australian-made brand for almost 10 years. Founder, formulator and beautiful human being, Sam Sargent, recently asked me to share my secrets to a genki (Japanese word for holistically healthy and happy) life, which I did here. I asked Sam if she would be keen to give away…

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What’s Your Summer Skin Type?

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With the change of season can come a change of skin. As we say see-ya to heaters and hello to sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere, there’s a good chance you might need to mix up your skincare routine, too. Here’s a rundown on how to care for your body’s largest organ during the warmer months:  Sensitive Skin Anyone with sensitivities will know the hurdles of applying too many combinations of chemicals that are often part of everyday skincare products. Keeping…

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Coffee Beauty Benefits + Recipes

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One of the world’s favourite brews has many more benefits than a mid-morning caffeine kick. Coffee is actually a potent, multi-purpose beauty ingredient that can add lustre to your hair, while diminishing appearance of cellulite and under-eye shadows. While the health benefits, or lack thereof, of drinking coffee may always be a hot topic for debate, the topical uses of this caffeine-fuelled brew, and the aromatic beans from which it’s derived, offer big beauty pluses that can’t be denied. From…

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A Guide to Toxins in Fragrances (& Alternatives)

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Smelling good can lift our mood and capture the attention of the opposite sex, yet, there’s often much more lurking in your favourite bottle of fragrance than flowers and frankincense. Choosing a scent that invokes emotion but also good health has never been more important. The desire to smell attractive, or to make our living environments smell like freshly-picked daisies, is nothing new, with natural perfumery as old as civilisation itself. But with the chemical revolution of the 1700s came the…

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Beautiful Skin from Within – A How-to

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While creams, gels and lotions may be labeled with promises of skin-youthing miracles, they can’t match the power of internal nutrition. Fermented foods are gaining widespread attention for their beautifying properties and preparing them is simple. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest anti-ageing hype, from vitamin-infused elixirs to laser resurfacing. However, tackling wrinkles, sagging and sunspots from the outside is only temporary fix and does little to reach the cause of our skin’s woes once we hit the age…

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