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The face oil debate is settled! Before or after moisturizer?

 What's the best time to use a face oil?

Read our founder, Shankar's scientific, easy-to-understand take on a vexing skin care debate: should face oils be used before or after using moisturizers? 

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6 "essential" differences between face oils & essential oils

6 "essential" differences between face oils & essential oils

Alright. You have a bottle of oil in front of you. What do you do with it? The answer: it depends. On whether it is a face oil or an essential oil. And they are very, very different. Read on to find out everything you need to know about when to pick what. Click here

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Can I use face scrub in winter? And 4 other winter FAQ's answered


For your skin, winter has to be one of the toughest seasons to get through. Lower moisture levels, continued UV exposure, higher pollution levels, and a host of other factors tend to make it tougher to "keep glowing" through the winter. We get asked quite a few "winter" questions, and we thought of compiling 5 of them here for you. Hope you find these interesting and useful.

 

 

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Serum - Moisturizer - Face Oil: which one should you use?

Serum - Moisturizer - Face Oil: Which one should you use?

If you’re updated on the basics of the ideal skincare routine, you will know that it prescribes the use of facial serum, face oil and moisturizer. But, don’t they all do the same thing—hydrate the skin? Well, yes and no. All three types of products are designed to nourish the skin, but in very, very different ways. Here’s everything you need to know about serums, oils and moisturizers, and which one’s the best suited for your skin.

 

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7 Monsoon Beauty Bag Essentials

7 monsoon must-haves in your beauty bag

The first rainfall of the monsoon season is nothing short of pure bliss. While we partake of the monsoon delight, it might be worthwhile to take a moment and think about what our skin may need from us this season. Just as it’s important to switch up your skincare routine for the summer and winter, it’s a good idea to do so for the monsoon season as well. Here's how!

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7 secrets to prettier-looking feet

7 secrets to prettier looking feet

From fresh dew drops on grass, to the tickle of grains of sand on a beach, the touch of our environment on our feet is a constant, and invisible, part of our existence. But our feet are also among the most overlooked parts of our body - ignored until they demand attention. While they are constantly, and inevitably, exposed to harsh, varied environments, a few things for simple, everyday care at home can keep them looking healthy, fresh and beautiful! Read more...

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7 FAQs on a Skincare Superstar: Vitamin E

 FAQs on Vitamin E in your skin care

Hello there, how’s 2016 treating you? We hope you haven’t broken your beauty resolutions yet! In continuation with our "simple English" series on rock-star ingredients, today we answer some FAQs on Vitamin E for you. Most of us are aware that Vitamin E is great for skin and hair, but knowing some important facts about this anti-oxidant superstar will help us incorporate Vit E in our daily routine in the best way possible. Let’s begin!

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Take the Winter SkinCare Quiz & Win a Prize!

The Winter Skincare Quiz!

'Tis the season to be merry! And there's so much to love about the winter! A little extra care will keep you looking your best through the cold & dry weather. This 7-question quiz will test your winter preparedness, and we hope, will help you take better care of yourself this winter. And what's more, one lucky winner gets our silky-smooth Hello Aloe Caring Day Moisturizer as a prize! Ready to play? Join the fun!

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DIY: Glowing skin in 4 easy steps

Hello there!

Festivities are round the corner, but not all of us may find time to visit the parlour for elaborate beauty treatments. Is there a way to look glowing at home, when you have no time for elaborate facial treatments? Yes you can, with products you already have! Here's a super-easy 4-step mini-facial that you can do in just 25-minutes in the comfort of your home. Let's get started... Read more.

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Caring for Combination Skin

If you feel dry after a wash but oily afterward, or in general feel dry and oily in parts, then you have combination skin. It's important to manage combination skin without erring on either side of too much dryness or too much oiliness. Here are some practical tips to evolve your ideal skincare regime for combination skin. Read more... View full article →