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Your skin barrier is layer of skin is made up of strong skin cells that provide an essential defence to your body. Without this layer protecting you, all sorts of pollution and toxins would be able to get through. It also works to keep water inside of your body, allowing you to stay hydrated. 
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As skincare lovers, it's so easy to accumulate many different products over time (our skincare shelves are fully stocked!). It's important to keep track of when it's time to replace them, ensuring that your skincare routine is not hampered by poorly performing expired lotions and serums. 
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Often dry and dehydrated skin will be confused as the same thing, when they are actually separate skin concerns. Dry skin is cause by a lack of oil and is a skin type,whereas dehydrated skin needs hydrated and treating it can be easily remedied. The simplest way to avoid getting dehydrated skin is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day, even if you don’t feel thirsty, keep drinking water throughout the day to ensure your skin is getting the H2O it needs. Alongside a good skincare routine, you'll be glowing!
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For part 2 of our A, B, C's of skincare, we're running through letters M to R, giving you everything you need to know about the ingredients we use as well as skincare knowledge to help you make informed decisions on your journey to your very best skin! 

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At ishga, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to share the secret to healthier, glowing skin. You might already be mesmerised by our Marine Cream and captivated by our cleansers, so we understand it's natural to want to share this with your friends and family! We have an easy refer a friend programme to help you do just that.
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This month we caught up with our Head of Training and Account Support, Natalie Rodgers. She is one of our longest serving team members, joining near the beginning, almost ten years ago! Learn about Natalie's journey with ishga and where it all started.
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We recently worked with Open Ear Music & Swell to develop bespoke sound treatments that are coming to selected ishga spa partners. Used alongside massage, they offer an immersive experience to transport you to the tranquility of the Hebrides. Read on to discover more about our collaboration.
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We're thrilled to be working with our team in Japan to share our little pots of Hebridean goodness with the world, as our latest international launch takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Marunouchi, a luxury urban hideaway in the centre of Tokyo.
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We loved having Jamie Genevieve and Jack McCann up in Stornoway to show them around our beautiful island home. They visited the ishga lab at our head office and even had a shot at making their own ishga skincare products too!
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While there are many skincare terminologies and ingredients out there (we could probably create a book!), there are some that are pretty useful to know to make sure you’re applying the right products for your skin type. It can be overwhelming when they are so many different ingredients to know what's best for you and your skin. Below, we run through a brief summary of the key ingredients we use and general skin terminologies to help you make informed decisions on your journey to your very best skin! 

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SLS stands forSodium Lauryl Sulfate while SLES stands for Sodium Laureth Sulfate. If you already shop consciously then you may be familiar with these sulfates and what they do, but let’s dive deeper into the differences between the two and what they mean for your skin.
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The ocean is at the heart of ishga. We’re even named after the Gaelic word for water! So, when it comes to being on the coast, we naturally feel at home. We’re proud to have partnered with some of the most tranquil, luxury spas across the UK situated around our beautiful coasts. Discover some of them below; can we tempt you to book yourself in for an indulgent treat?
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