vegan skincare

Q&A: Lactic Acid – Is It Vegan-Friendly?

Q: I’ve come across lactic acid in several skincare products – can I still use these items if I’m vegan? A: Despite the name and the similarity to the word ‘lactose’, lactic acid as a chemical compound is vegan-friendly. Lactic acid is “produced industrially by bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates (sugar, starch)” and is often referred to within the skincare realm as […]

Micellar Water – Quick Cleanse Hero or Too Good To Be True?

With MBFWA Sydney officially over and out, it’s time for the usual wave of runway beauty breakdowns and backstage peeks into the kits of the H&MU teams working tirelessly across the shows. This often marks the renewed interest in “quick-service” skin care – lotions and potions that are intended as a short-term solution for the […]

Jade Rollers & Puffy Faces: Does Massage Benefit Your Skin?

Whether it be at the start as part of the cleansing, or with a facial oil, facial massage is often credited with “de-puffing” your face, smoothing wrinkles, creating improved blood flow and assisting in the absorption of your serums or moisturisers. Is a “glow from within” really possible from massage, and what does this do […]

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Product Spotlight: Derma E Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Image Source: Derma E Sun protection is important, and whether you’re concerned about skin cancer or the more aesthetic effects from exposure, a vegan sunscreen that will protect your face and/or body is essential, although it is notably difficult to find one which feels comfortable on the skin and doesn’t leave a visible white cast […]

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What Plumping Products Are Really Doing To Your Lips

Increased lip volume has become the branding focus for lip care and makeup products across the market. With semi-permanent lip filler injections readily available, cosmetics and skin care brands have been following suit with offerings that claim to plump and smooth lips to the same effect. While it is clear that you can’t achieve the […]