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Blemish Prevention

Blemish 101: Banish that Blemish

Nothing quite spells trouble than when you wake up with an outbreak on your face, and nothing seems to work. Try the following suggestions to control your blemishes and regain your confidence.   Find a cleanser that suits you Using high pH cleansers or harsh soaps that leave skin feeling squeaky clean may seem tempting when you're having a breakout...

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Penta Peptides – why it’s good for our skin

Have you ever heard of "Penta Peptides"? If not, get to know more about this fantastic ingredient in skin care in this post.   What are Penta Peptides? Peptides are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are used to build protein, which are essential building blocks for our skin. When these amino acids are formed in a certain chain, in this case, a chain of five, they create specific peptides. In this case, as they are formed in a chain of five, they are known as "Penta Peptides". What makes Penta Peptides so...

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Get to know: What are Cosmeceuticals?

You've probably heard of Cosmeceuticals,  but what actually are Cosmeceuticals and what do they do for our skin? The word "Cosmeceuticals" is a portmanteau of cosmetics and pharmaceutical, which also describes its effect on our skin.   Compared to regular over the counter (OTC) products, Cosmeceuticals contain active ingredients that benefit our skin and alter our skin cell function in some way. Often times, they are the most powerful you can get on the market without going to get a skin care prescription. Examples of actives include AHA, Peptides, Vitamin C, Retinol, Lash...

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Blemish 101: What causes Acne?

The causes of acne are often complex and multi-faceted. It doesn't just affect our face - it can also affect our back, neck, and chest and even buttocks. What exactly is acne? Here is a simple definition:   "Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells...

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Skin barrier: What is it and why is it so important?

Healthy skin has an acid mantle which helps protects our skin from external pollutants, irritants, bacteria and other potential contaminants. Generally, an acid mantle has a pH of around 4.5 and 5.5. A healthy acid mantle not only keeps all the bad stuff away from your skin, your skin is also able to hold moisture — leaving your skin plump instead of tight and itchy by midday. Unfortunately, our acid mantle can be damaged if not carefully managed. Leaving aside factors such as age, harsh aesthetic treatments and UV, the skin care...

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Wellness Tips for Mothers: How to Reduce the Stress of Parenting

Parenting is one of life's toughest challenges and while there can be no better reward than seeing your child grow and learn, there are times when the stress of parenting can get to the best of us and affect the relationships with the people we care for in our lives.   Here are some tips on how to care for yourself too, so you can stay in the best shape for your loved ones.   1. Support systems are essential in helping us to decrease parenting stress. Moreover, it is important for the support...

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Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

It's May again, and time to show some appreciation for one of the most important women in your life! Not that you should forget to appreciate her any other time of the year ;) Check out our list of Mother's Day Gift ideas for something that will delight her on her special day.   DIY Ideas For The Crafty or Cash-Strapped: [caption id="attachment_23142" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo by Vladimir Proskurovskiy on Unsplash[/caption] Give your mother a memory to keep by giving her a scrapbook of all the memories you've made with her throughout the years....

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Wellness 101: How to Remove Pesticides From Your Fruits and Vegetables

EWG's 2018 list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen are out today! Have you checked them out yet? While we're not sticklers for organic food (it is pricier, and the facts on their benefits are a little muddy), we still think the dirty and clean lists are a handy resource to make better shopping and eating decisions.   So what happens if your favourite food falls on the dirty dozen list and you don't want to always buy organic? Well, you could spend more time washing your produce to ensure the...

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CM Beauty Insider: Facial Picks for our own Mothers!

(Seen above: From L-R, our therapists Tracy, Nico and Nok)   For those of you wanting to get our therapists better, the CM Beauty Insider is a new segment that gives you the inside scoop on our colleagues at Chez Moi De Beaute. As the launch of this new segment coincides with the month of May, we asked them to share the best memories they made with their mothers growing up, and the beauty tips their mothers passed on.   The first face we're meeting is Nico. Nico is one of the more senior therapists in...

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Quick and Easy Beauty Solutions for Busy Folks

Best Lip Product for Busy People:   This lip treatment might just be the holy grail for busy mothers. The Lipaddict lip plumper performs a five-in-one action of anti-ageing, volumizing, moisturising and healing. With ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, marine collagen and organic oils that are highly hydrating, and ingredients that help to smoothen and heal our lips like amino acids and aloe vera, this lip treatment can be used simply before bed as a solution to chapped lips or anytime throughout the day when you need a pop of color for...

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