Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause damage to your cells. What makes them unstable is that they’re missing electrons from their outer shell, which causes them to go hunting for other atoms or molecules that have these electrons, in order for them to feel whole again and become stable. But don't go feeling sorry for them just yet!
Sadly, like most other industries, the personal care market has a pretty significant negative impact on the environment. This is primarily because the bulk of products come in single use, hard-to-recycle plastic. However some brands are saying “budge over plastic, we’re opting for bamboo.” Others are swapping out certain materials (like single-use plastic) and nasty ingredients (petrochemicals and palm oil, for example) for more sustainable alternatives. Here are a few sustainable swaps we are totally all for this Plastic Free July (and beyond).
We recently asked you what your favourite Happy products are and why. It was SO much fun to read about the natural formulations you all can’t live without, and which standout products get multiple ticks of approval (*ahem* looking at you Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm!).
Applying vitamin-enriched lotions and potions can bring fantastical results to your skin when compared to when you eat that very same vitamin, protecting against free-radical damage, lessening hyperpigmentation and helping mature skin flourish. Our favourite skin vitamins are Vitamins A, B3, C and E, and here's why....
“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.
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.
Of course, notalldeos are the same. First things first, you need to choose therightdeodorant. 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.