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The 'Good, Clean, Fun' Blog

“Cosmeceutical” is a made-up word which is used to describe cosmetic products which contain active ingredients that can have a therapeutic effect on your skin. But lately "Clean Beauty" has been upping the ante and adding a new dimension to the cosmeceutical world. 
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Hello, it’s Aaron here this time. You haven’t heard from me in a while as I am usually locked away in my Top Secret R&D room working on numerous projects. We have a few new products on the way but mostly we are looking at updating old favourites to ensure that they are still on the cutting edge. 
What’s A-Beauty? It’s short for “Australian Beauty”, and it’s not just about a particular brand or a product. It’s more of a way of thinking. A-Beauty is all about products that are minimalist, hard working, fuss free, and kind to our planet. And that pretty much describes what we’re all about here at Happy Skincare.

Plastic has a pretty bad reputation, and understandably so. When you see the devastation that plastic is wreaking on our waterways (and the curious creatures that live in them), it’s hard not to be anti-plastic. But today we wanted to tell you all about why we’re pro-plastic. Yep, we did actually say that! 

During the day, your skin is in defensive mode. It’s exposed to sunlight (UV rays), pollution, and other free radicals. Your skin is working overtime to protect itself. But at night-time when you rest, it changes modes. When you sleep your body goes into a wonderful (and fascinating!) restorative mode and works to heal and regenerate.

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Of course, not all deos are the same. First things first, you need to choose the right deodorant. If you’ve recently ditched your antiperspirant and are curious to know how to make the most of your natural deo to make it go last the distance, here are a few handy tips.

Recently we’ve been having a lot of chats with people who are experiencing irritated and sensitive skin, even though they’ve never had sensitive skin before. It’s something new that has started, and they’re puzzling over the old “Do I have sensitive skin?” question.

Our sample packs are the very best way to get a taste of the wonderful things that Happy Skincare can do for your skin. This year we’re on a mission to make our natural skincare range as simple (and effective!) as possible, so our sample packs have had a little make-over. Now they’re even *more* helpful when it comes to targeting the skin concerns that you care about most. 

We’ve been quietly watching so many brands over the last 10 years making wonderful claims about their palm free products, thinking to ourselves that their claims surely weren’t 100% truthful. We’ve always been upfront and honest with our happy community about palm oil. Because creating a range that’s all natural, 100% vegan, and 100% palm oil free is near impossible. We know this because we’ve tried! But the good news is that more palm free products are on the horizon.

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I *used* to think that someone who runs a skincare company isn’t meant to get massive breakouts. I felt super self-conscious of my skin. It felt like everyone I bumped into was staring at my blemishes thinking “Gosh, her skin is shocking”. But you know what? I’ve changed my mind.

Not long ago we made a decision to ditch the words anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing, anti-sagging: and alllll the counter-attacking yucky terminology that often comes with the beauty industry. In its place, we started talking about something we’ve always been passionate about - ‘pro-ageing’.

Unfortunately we can’t control the damage caused by external aggressors (like wind, UV rays and pollution), but we can make conscious choices about the products we choose to slather on our strands. Here are just a few reasons why making the switch to natural might be the best treat you can give your cheesed-off tresses – and your conscience.

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