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Cosmetic certifications: what do they really mean?

There’s something comforting about product certification; it’s our way of knowing that a third party has assessed that product and endorsed it. The Heart Foundation Tick, for example, has long been a campaigner on supermarket shelves approving everything from margarine to marinades. Certification is how companies legitimise their products. Those manufacturers that have them, will do anything to […]

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Avoid the beauty hype

Let’s face it, cosmetics companies are fond of releasing products with fancy names like flux epidermal hydrator or anti-aging defier every few months, claiming some type of new beauty breakthrough. While many of these products may sound fabulous, in reality, they’re mostly just fabulous marketing. There are some basics about skin care, however, that we can remain level-headed about (unlike the use of

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