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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The rinse-free cleanse that cares for your skin
The rinse-free cleanse that cares for your skin

The newest addition to the Minenssey stable is one of those products that once you try, you’ll wonder how you lived without. Micellar Cleansing Water is as versatile as it is essential. It’s a one-step, wipe-on cleansing solution that doesn’t require the use of water to remove makeup and impurities from the skin. Simply soak a cotton pad and wipe everything away, no basin required. I remember how Micellar cleansers revolutionized the world of skincare when they burst onto the scene several years ago. Our routines have never looked back. The concept that skin could be convincingly cleansed with a...

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How Does Australian Green Clay Keep My Skin Healthy?
How Does Australian Green Clay Keep My Skin Healthy?

The use of Australian green clay is revolutionising the skincare industry. This natural ingredient has incredible benefits for individuals with oily, combination or acne-prone skin.  Australian green clay is all about restoring and improving in order to leave skin fresh and glowing. However, it should be noted that the benefits that come from using Australian green clay are truly endless.    What is Australian green clay? The power of green clay comes from its make up. This organic material is comprised of a host of essential minerals, iron oxides and decomposed plant materials such as kelp and seaweed. These ingredients...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Clay Masking
5 Reasons You Should Be Clay Masking

First it was coffee scrubs, then coconut oil, followed by tattooed beauty. What’s next for cult beauty trends? Clay face masks. Though clay has been around for centuries, clay masks have currently skyrocketed in popularity due to their potent effects on detoxifying and healing the skin. When Cheryl Ross (the fabulous skincare formulator) collaborated with new skincare brand, Minenssey, to exclusively formulate a line of clay masks, she chose Australian clay, botanicals and native extracts as the main ingredients. Australian clays are considered to be pure as our pollution levels are relatively low, so their popularity over the world has...

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Why I Changed My Mind About Masks
Why I Changed My Mind About Masks

Sigourney's edit   In the interests of full transparency, I’ll confess that I rarely bother with masks. Don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of them: a fast fix; a dermal do-over; a panacea for all your skin woes. But I treat them like a luxury; nice-to-do IF there’s time. And, naturally, there’s rarely time. I still write about them and love trying new formulations once or twice but beyond that they tend to fall later down my to-do list, somewhere between reorganising my shoe collection and de-pilling my cashmere jumpers. However, my prejudice is somewhat challenged when I’m...

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How To Layer Your Skincare
How To Layer Your Skincare

Sigourney's edit   As our skincare routines become more lengthy and complicated it’s no longer just about what you use, but when you use it. You might already have your head around the cleanser and toner part, but throw essences, serums, emulsions, ampoules and sheet masks into the mix and things get kind of foggy. In an effort to defog things a bit, I chatted to cosmetics formulator for Minenssey, Cheryl Ross. “I have always been a great fan of layering, it makes sense to me particularly for the harsh Australian climate,” explains Cheryl. “Such as liquids, light gels and...

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