Hyaluronic Acid: What is it and why is it in everything?

Hyaluronic acid (Hi-a-loo-ron-ick acid) or HA is a naturally occurring sugar molecule produced by our skin cells. It's literally a part of the framework that structures our skin, called the extracellular matrix. It occurs naturally in most of the connective tissues in our bodies. Why do we need to apply it if our skin produces … Continue reading Hyaluronic Acid: What is it and why is it in everything?

Squalane: What is it and why is it in my skincare products?

You've probably heard YouTubers and beauty influencers mention squalene or squalane when they read the ingredients in their latest skincare find. What is it though? What does it do? Why do people love it so much? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. What is squalene and where does it come from? There is Squalene in … Continue reading Squalane: What is it and why is it in my skincare products?

Beauty uses for your leftover herbs from the supermarket

Supermarkets usually carry a basic range of fresh herbs in the vegetable aisle. The common ones are parsley, coriander, sage, thyme, rosemary, basil and mint. Most of the time you won't need the whole packet for your recipe and inevitably the leftovers will go slimy in the bottom of the fridge somewhere.  All those bright green … Continue reading Beauty uses for your leftover herbs from the supermarket