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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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As the seasons change, it’s important that your skin is receiving everything it needs in terms of protection, nourishment and hydration. There are many factors that can have an impact on your skin, such as temperature, UV exposure and pollution that vary throughout the year.
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This month we caught up with one of the Co-founders and Directors of ishga, Malcolm Macrae. Learn about how his science background, marriage and friendships led to the creation of the luxury skincare brand we know today. 

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What is Blue Beauty? 

The current state of planet Earth’s environment has been an important topic for debate for many years now. Our oceans are littered with plastics that have no place to be there, affecting marine life and the fragile ecosystems in which they live. 

As more of us become aware of the importance of protecting our oceans and living sustainably, it is now up to everyone, including brands big and small, to start making positive changes that aim to have a long-lasting impact on restoring the health of our oceans. 

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What a year it's been! 2021 has been a challenging, but exciting year. As we head into the new year, we're celebrating a few of our recent highlights...

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s not long until we’ll be spending time with loved ones and enjoying a well-deserved festive break. And, if you happen to be heading to the capital to do a little last-minute shopping, we have exciting news – you can now find our range in the new Harrods H Beauty store in the St. James Quarter shopping centre in Edinburgh.

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Shop with ishga through December, and give back whilst doing so.

We'll be donating to two causes close to our hearts; the Marine Conservation Society and the Bethesda Hospice on the Isle of Lewis. A contribution from all orders placed from 25th November until 31st December will go towards funding the important part these charities play in our communities and oceans.

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We’ve put together a handy little guide to make shopping with ishga a pleasure, but remember it’s not just the little gems on our list that are worth considering. Our full, award-winning range is simply packed with natural goodness, and guaranteed to deliver relaxation and rejuvenation for the people you love.

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Getting older is inevitable, but, as women, there’s the added challenge of navigating the dreaded menopause. Starting (on average) in our 40’s, and carrying on into our early 50’s, it can be an extremely challenging time.
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At ishga, we’re immensely proud to share a little bit of Hebridean magic with skincare lovers across the world. Natural really is best, and our product range is not only kind to your skin, it also keeps it healthy, youthful and radiant, thanks to the abundance of antioxidants and other wonderful, natural ingredients.

As consumers, we’re constantly bombarded by clever advertising that promises to transform us, with some even claiming to ‘fix’ overnight! An attractive price tag might catch our eye, and it can be tempting to try new trends as they come and go, but we believe investing in high-quality natural formulas and maintaining a consistent skincare routine really is the only way to achieve long-term, effective results.

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