Everything You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid
Everything You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in our skin. Its biggest claim is that it holds 1000 times its weight in water, making it an A-grade ingredient when it comes to keeping skin plump, hydrated and supple. In skincare, Hyaluronic Acid is heralded and used for its humectant properties, which help to draw and hold moisture, resulting in firmer, more moisturised skin. Although an acid by name, this ingredient is not of the exfoliating kind, rather the replenishing. Its lightweight, fast-absorbing, watery texture makes it a suitable moisturising ingredient for all skin types...

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Here’s How To Repair Skin From Top To Toe
Here’s How To Repair Skin From Top To Toe

As the air warms by degrees and morning walks are brightened by the scent of blooming jasmine, naturally our attention turns to the skin on our body. Limbs that have been safely encased all winter need that extra dose of TLC – and fast. Here are five easy ways to breathe new life into your body.    1. Brisk, dry body brushing   A sure fire way to kick start your circulation and dial up the glow is to start every second shower with a vigorous dry brushing with a firm bristle brush. Start from your feet and work in...

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Three New Ways to Use Flannel Flower Absolute
Three New Ways to Use Flannel Flower Absolute

An understated hero in the Minenssey range is without-a-doubt Flannel Flower Absolute. More adaptable than an oil and more potent than a serum, the Absolute is a pure plant elixir made from 99% Flannel Flower extract.   Flannel Flower is a hardy little plant native to New South Wales. It has an uncanny ability to hydrate cells and the moisture drench lasts for hours.   Designed to be used after cleansing and before serums, Minenssey Flannel Flower Absolute can also be mixed with other formulations to boost their effectiveness. Here, three clever ways we love to use it.   1....

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Everything you should know about Kangaroo Paw Flower
Everything you should know about Kangaroo Paw Flower

What is Kangaroo Paw Flower? The Kangaroo Paw Flower is a native Australian floral that as its name suggests, has a distinctive claw-shape bloom that resembles the paw of a kangaroo. The plant grows long slender stems that blossom into furry, flowers in striking shades of red, green and yellow. The Kangaroo Paw Plant has been embraced for generations by Indigenous people for its unique healing and regenerating properties.  The Kangaroo Paw plant is unbelievably resilient. It can survive harsh conditions such as fire and drought, and re-sprout when conditions change to become favourable again. This remarkable reproductive ability alerted researchers to investigate...

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We pitched our mask against these market leaders
We pitched our mask against these market leaders

Never a brand to rest on their laurels, the Minenssey team are constantly analysing the market and considering their product offering. They asked me to trial their Nutritious Skin Treatment Mask alongside two iconic sheet masks: the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask and Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Mask.  Here are my thoughts.     The SK-II Facial Treatment Mask was one of the first sheet masks to really make the category famous. When I was working at Vogue, I remember every makeup artist I interviewed backstage at fashion shows would have this mask in their kit.    The SK-II mask contains...

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Self Care Rituals We Swear By
Self Care Rituals We Swear By

In our hyper-connected world, the ‘self care’ movement continues to evolve. From wellness and mindfulness to nutrition, there are more ways than ever to carve out a little ‘me’ time. But it’s in beauty: those private moments and rituals, that the #selfcare concept really hits its strides. Humans have been practicing beauty and self care for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks made wrinkle-fighting skincare concoctions out of seeds, leaves and flowers, while in Medieval women made cleansers out of rosemary and cucumber. We’ve always known there is power in botanicals, and the desire to spend time alone with our...

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Everything you should know about Niacinamide
Everything you should know about Niacinamide

What is Niacinamide? Considered a holy grail in modern skincare, Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that works to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen the skin barrier. Our bodies don’t produce this essential nutrient, so it must be ingested via a supplement or applied topically for our skin to reap all of its complexion perfecting advantages.    What does Niacinamide do? More like, what doesn’t it do? Niacinamide is the over-achiever in your skincare regimen providing multiple skin benefits. Niacinamide’s superstar quality lies...

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