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More commonly known as our skin’s natural oil, it hydrates and protects our complexion. Let's take a deeper look at its importance and how we can regulate it for skin health. 
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The thought of covering your face in oil may seem at odds with what a good skincare routine should look like, but there are many benefits to using a facial oil. The key is to choose an oil that will balance and nourish your skin without clogging pores. 

As well as providing a deep boost of hydration, facial oils can help to balance sebum (natural oil) production and reduce the appearance of fine lines.  

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At ishga, we use four types of seaweed in our organic skincare; Fucus Serratus, Fucus Vesculosis, Pelvetia Canaliculata, and Ascophyllum Nodosum. The two types that go into the majority of our products are Fucus Serratus and Fucus Vesculosis, both of which hold powerful benefits for our skin. 

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We have taken the hassle out of gift buying and compiled our list of our customer favourites to help make it easier for you to tick off that shopping list. Spread some Hebridean joy this festive season with an ishga gift your loved ones will cherish. 
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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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We are very excited to be sharing our newest product launch with you, and on our 10th anniversary no less! Our Hydra+ Marine Cream has been developed from ten years of expertise in seaweed, science and skincare. This is our most advanced formula yet, incorporating multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (read on to learn the importance of this) with our unique seaweed extract and a host of natural active ingredients to transform all skin types. 
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The ocean is at the heart of everything we do at ishga. This World Oceans Day, we're giving you the chance to win one of three incredible prize bundles derived from the ocean. We've partnered with our friends at Isle of Barra Distillers and Ocean Plastic Pots, who also source their products from the ocean, to provide three prize bundles worth up to £277 each.
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Yoga is ideal if you are looking for a low impact, restorative form of exercise. There are numerous benefits for the mind and body and an added bonus is that you don’t need an expensive gym membership or equipment to do it! 
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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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During your pregnancy you will experience changes to your body and some of these changes can occur to your skin. Your body will experience a surge in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that go to your blood vessels, immune system, skin pigment and your glands. It’s important to keep an eye on what ingredients are in your skincare products as certain ones can be absorbed into your body and therefore into your baby’s too. 
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New name, but same great formula. Our Balancing Marine Cream, formerly our Men’s Marine Cream, delivers many skincare benefits just like our Anti-oxidant Marine Cream. 

Our two award-winning formulas each have their own unique benefits based on their natural ingredients and essential oils. Let’s look into each to allow you to decide which one is more suitable for your skin type. 

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