Why It’s Time To Start Talking About Indoor Air Pollution

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The annual alert that some parts of the UK have already hit their legal limit of pollution in January is becoming all too familiar. In 2017, parts of London surpassed the limit just five days into January and just one year later, Brixton Road in Lambeth topped levels within 28 days. While research has shown that pollution levels in the capital are slowly dropping, two million people are living with illegal air pollution and the UK received a final warning from the European Commission about the continuous breach of air pollution levels last year.   Read More…

How ‘Well’ Is Your Hair?

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According to 2020 trend reports, hair ‘wellness’ is the next big thing we need to be aware of. Just like skin can reflect how healthy your insides are, so too can hair and is why more and more supplements and personalised haircare routines that focus specifically on hair nutrition are popping up. “Brands and indeed consumers are making the connection between digestive health, stress, hormonal balance and nutrition and health and beauty,” explains Lucie Greene, founder of trends agency, Light Years. “Beyond loss, hair health in general is something consumers will invest in correcting.” Read More…

Is It Worth Investing In Anti-Pollution Skincare?

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Pollution levels have been hitting the headlines recently. Over the past few years, certain areas of London have usually surpassed the legal limit for gas emissions within the first couple of weeks of a new year. In 2017, the capital breached EU limits at nearly 50 sites with Brixton Road in Lambeth reaching 94 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre of air (the maximum is 40ug/m3). While most of us are aware of the harmful impact excessive pollution has on our health, especially our lungs, experts are still exploring the ways it impacts our skin.

With a handful of studies highlighting that pollution can damage our skin and exacerbate the ageing process, it’s no surprise that a new genre of anti-pollution skincare has developed, and it’s proving popular. So much so, between January and June last year sales of anti-pollution products grew by 30 percent and the category was valued at £3.1 million, according to NPD.

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