Indeed, online searches for anti-pollution skincare, that protects against urban environmental damage, are up by 73 per cent. Liberty, the London-based luxury department store, has also seen a spike of 166 per cent in people purchasing from its anti-pollution skincare range. Dr Ross Perry, medical director of CosmedicsUK, has revealed that experts have been concerned for a while about the effect of pollution on our skin.
These adorable mini fridges have been popping up all over beauty bloggers' Instagram accounts using the hashtag #minifridgeshelfie and we are here for it.
A condition that causes the skin to lose pigmentation, vitiligo affects around one per cent of the UK population. The long-term disorder, in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body, is caused by a lack of pigment called melanin and is thought to be an autoimmune condition. In recent years, vitiligo has become more widely recognised thanks to celebrities like supermodel Winnie Harlow discussing and breaking barriers associated with the condition.
It's been 30 years since this iconic bath-time saviour exploded onto the scene, but have we ever stopped to consider what's actually in them?
Acid. It may not be the obvious choice when it comes to skincare, but in actual fact, a little light acid action - we're talking very low quantities here (think of it like diluted lemon juice) - could be exactly what your complexions need. Especially in the run up to the clocks springing forward, when our skin may need a bit of extra help at the end of winter to sweep away the dullness.
Vitamin C is a wonder ingredient – and not just for fending off colds. It comes in lots of different forms in skincare, which can be confusing, but ascorbic acid is the one that has the most research backing its powers, so if in doubt, that's the one to look for. It's worth noting that vitamin C is a tricky ingredient – it is difficult to formulate in a way that makes it pleasant to apply to skin, and ascorbic acid breaks down with regular exposure to air and light (to prevent this, choose products that come in airtight, opaque packaging, or are even one-use) – all of which makes it an expensive ingredient, but we’d argue the results are worth it.
When you get in from a long tiring day (or heavy night out), the last thing you want to do is a full-on skincare routine before you hit the hay – but there’ll be no excuse for not taking off your slap if you have face wipes handy. Thankfully, there are plenty of hard-working options on the market that won’t leave your skin feeling dry or sticky and even feature formulas for acne-prone, sensitive and oily skin types.
Update: Kim Kardashian West has proven time and time again that she isn't afraid to show the world what struggling with psoriasis really looks like. "Psoriasis face," she wrote on her Instagram Story. Since the early days of her reality-TV fame, Kim Kardashian West has been incredibly forthcoming about not only having psoriasis, but also her fight to soothe the rashes and scaly patches that flare up as a result of the chronic skin condition.
A London exhibition is celebrating diversity by shining a light on those with the rare skin condition CMN.
Frankincense isn’t particularly known as a skincare ingredient, but it boasts a wealth of benefits. One or more of the naturally-derived oils are found in countless skincare products. Often touted as the king of essential oils, frankincense is something of a secret skincare hero in the beauty world.
From Rihanna's diverse message to Kylie Jenner's social media influence, why we keep buying into celebrity beauty brands.