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Racial bias in retail

There has long been a racial bias in retail, from racially profiling customers in corner shops, to a lack of diversity amongst make up products. The majority of people do not understand what a privilege it is to enter a shop and not have to worry about how you will be perceived by either the […]

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The Ordinary: luxury skincare with an extraordinary price point

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes your skincare product so pricey? What each chemical ingredient actually does for your skin? If the word ‘cleanser’ really tells you anything? These were the questions asked, and answered, by The Ordinary – the star skincare and beauty brand of label Deciem. Founded by ex-computer programmer Brandon […]

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Amazon Alternatives: where to buy

When I saw my mum ordering six bottles of chilli oil from Amazon, I began to protest with great frustration and, upon reflection, perhaps with a little too much indignation. “Couldn’t we wait to buy it in the shops, and did we really need it?” I cried, as I rattled out the endless list of […]

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Rosie Byrne’s tips for beating hormonal breakouts

Whether hormonal, cystic, transient or long-lasting, acne will affect most of us at some point in our lifetime. Our skin can really affect our emotional and mental health because appearance is often the first impression someone else will get, and this can be extremely damaging. Insecurities are made worse with the increasing visibility that we […]

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Ancient beauty secrets tried and tested

In the contemporary world, we are constantly bombarded with the latest solutions promising us a flawless, fresh and firm face. Why not ditch all the chemicals and get back to basics? Here are three natural beauty secrets renowned by ancient civilisations for their beautifying properties, the science behind them, and their performance. Rosewater Rosewater originated […]

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The Student’s guide to grooming products

As Game of Thrones predicted, Winter is coming. This is the time of year that can be tough on sensitive skin, encouraging eczema to flare up and skin to dry or crack. With the darker days looming and exam season beckoning, there is less motivation to put effort into your appearance even though it can […]

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Changing up your skincare routine for the cold winter months

It is the beginning of November and winter is here. As the dark closes in and our central heating gets turned on, we need to take into consideration the impact the changing temperature has on our skin.  Here are some daily routines and recommended products to ensure your skin is best protected against the cold. […]