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#Skincare Geek Blog

The Concordia Handcrafted Skincare blogs will bring to you interesting facts and information about skin, naturopath health info, the stories behind our products, plus updates on what we are up to behind the scenes.

    Adult Acne & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Adult Acne & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
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    Adult Acne & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) So, you are a lady now. Not a teenage girl, but a grown woman. So why the f%#k are you still getting acne?...

    The Probiotic Glow – Part 3: “How to feed and protect your beauty bug garden”

    The Probiotic Glow – Part 3: “How to feed and protect your beauty bug garden”
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    The Probiotic Glow – Part 3: “How to feed and protect your beauty bug garden” So we know that probiotics help us have shiny hair and healthy skin – and...

    The Probiotic Glow – Part Two |“Beauty & The Bugs”: How to build a bug army for your skin.

    The Probiotic Glow – Part Two |“Beauty & The Bugs”: How to build a bug army for your skin.
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    So you know probiotics are vital for healthy skin, but where do you source them? Discover what foods and drinks contain probiotics and how the environment in which we live can influence our good bacteria inhabitants.Let's delve in and find out how to start your own bug army!

    The Probiotic Glow – Part 1 | How eating bugs can make your skin healthy and hair shiny.

    The Probiotic Glow – Part 1 | How eating bugs can make your skin healthy and hair shiny.
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    The Probiotic Glow – Part 1 | How eating bugs can make your skin healthy and hair shiny. - - What Are Probiotics? Probiotics – like cells – are literally...

    Blackhead or Sebaceous Filament? | How to Manage Pore Health

    Blackhead or Sebaceous Filament? | How to Manage Pore Health
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    Sebaceous filament is a natural substance consisting of sebum (wax esters, squalene and triglycerides) that support the sebaceous glands to naturally moisturise the skin. They are most visible in areas with a high amount of sebaceous glands such as the nose, and are more visible on individuals with enlarged pores. They are a natural part of our pore structure, and removing them will only result in them soon returning.

    What is Rosacea?

    What is Rosacea?
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    What is Rosacea? Scarlet & rose on the cheeks and the nose! Here is the low down on the skin condition called rosacea. Rosacea is a non-contagious skin condition that affects...

    Cystic Acne vs Hormonal Forces of Evil

    Cystic Acne vs Hormonal Forces of Evil
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    Cystic Acne is one nasty mofo. Unlike your average superficial pimples, cystic acne is the kind that forms a large painful bump deep under the skin so that it does...

    4 Reasons to Try Niche Indie Beauty Brands

    4 Reasons to Try Niche Indie Beauty Brands
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    4 Reasons to Try Niche Indie Beauty Brands - Here is a delicious metaphor – Think of doughnuts. Mmmmm doughnuts. Now think of a jam doughnut from Coles, looks tasty but...

    Skincare Geek - Lesson #3 - Skin pH

    Skincare Geek - Lesson #3 - Skin pH
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    Skincare Geek - Lesson #3 - Skin pH Skin pH levels play an important role in how our skin barrier functions, and having an over-acidic or over-alkaline pH can be...

    Seaweed The Superfood

    Seaweed The Superfood
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    Seaweed The Superfood -  Seaweed is not only an excellent topical therapeutic agent for the skin, it is also a highly nutritious food that is bursting in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants...

    4 Reasons Why WAKAME SEAWEED Is AMAZING For Your Skin

    4 Reasons Why WAKAME SEAWEED Is AMAZING For Your Skin
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    4 Reasons Why WAKAME SEAWEED Is AMAZING For Your Skin   - As you may already know, we love seaweed. The evidence of what seaweed can do for our skin is...

    Support For Sea Shepherd

    Support For Sea Shepherd
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    When we first started our business we always wanted to be able to support a cause close to our hearts. As the core ingredients of our natural skincare range include seaweed extracts and sea salt sourced from the beautiful Tasmanian east coast, it seems obvious we would want to support the conservation of our oceans.

    Skincare Geek Lesson #2: Skin as an Organ

    Skincare Geek Lesson #2: Skin as an Organ
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    Skincare Geek Lesson #2: Skin as an Organ The skin is often regarded mostly for its aesthetic purposes. It represents part of our ancestral and cultural identity, and is like a...

    Edible Sunscreen

    Edible Sunscreen
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    Edible Sunscreen There is growing evidence that dietary antioxidants used in combination with sunscreen may improve overall UV protective benefits for our skin rather than either alone. Here are some...

    Why Vitamin C Is So Flippin' Good For Your Skin

    Why Vitamin C Is So Flippin' Good For Your Skin
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    Ever heard of scurvy?  Historically known as the “plague of the sea” due to millions dying from it in the age of sail. A condition where your bodily tissues gradually deteriorate - imagine teeth falling out, blotchy skin, reopening of old wounds (physically, not the emotional kind that happens when you listen to Jeff Buckley)

    Inspiration Behind the Product - Purifying Cream Cleanser

    Inspiration Behind the Product - Purifying Cream Cleanser
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    Having a bad skin trifecta (oily/ combination skin that is also sensitive and prone to breakouts), I have found it quite a balancing act to keep my complexion from having...

    Skincare Geek Lesson #1 - The Acid Mantle

    Skincare Geek Lesson #1 - The Acid Mantle
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    The acid mantle is a naturally acidic (pH 5.5) protective film that, that covers our skin’s surface. A disrupted acid mantle can be associated with sensitive skin, dry skin and acne. 

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