News just in, ‘Maskne’ (face mask acne) is a thing. It’s caused from the friction of masks rubbing against the skin, as well as oil, sweat and make-up co-mingling, and wearing a mask too many times without washing it. Remember people, masks are the new pants!* (more…)
I love the sound (and look) of the new-to-the-UK ingredient-lite skincare brand, Typology. Anyone tried it?
Founded by the guy behind Made.com furniture, it specialises in simplifying skincare products by using as few ingredients as possible. Here’s his explainer on the merits of the minimalist approach from The Telegraph (paywall). “The more ingredients you add, the more unstable the formulation becomes, so then you have to add anti-fungal and anti-bacterial stuff…and because it starts to look unappealing, you add colouring. And you keep upping the claims, and the list of ingredients gets longer. Some of it may be harmless, bur frankly haven’t been researched, and some may have a negative impact on our bodies. For sure a lot don’t seem to be there for any good reason.” (more…)
Why is all the beauty stuff I like so freaking expensive?
Thankfully, Glossier is coming to the rescue with its Glossier London pop-up. Opening at 13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2 for three months from 20th November, it’s switched its signature millennial pink decor for something quirkier and kitsch-er (above). Also, note it’s credit and debit cards only, OK boomers? (more…)
I’ve spent the last month in a wellness bubble, reading up on the apparently $8 billion industry. Like most people, I had zero interest in mindfulness, self-care and sheet masking rituals five years ago, yet here I am, as obsessed with meditation apps and rose quartz rollers as the next person. I wonder what came first – our anxiety-ridden culture or the industry that told us we need CBD facials and sound baths to stay sane?
I don’t have the answer, but my weakness is anything ritualistic that promises to counter the pressures of digital overstimulation and my not-done to-do list. (more…)