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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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We may think of beauty and skincare as a fairly modern development that has only happened in the last 100 years or so. However, if you go far enough back, you can see that caring for our skin has been around for a long time.  
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Carrier oils and essential oils are different types of oils used in skincare which vary in the way they’re formulated and applied. At ishga, we use both types for various reasons. 

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Serums can deliver powerful benefits for our skin if used in the correct way. We’re taking a deeper look at the key benefits of a serum and whether you should be using one in your skincare routine. 
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Exfoliating is an important part of any skincare routine, but one that can often be overlooked. Let’s find out why this step is so beneficial for your skin.  
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Our award-winning Marine Cream range is growing! We now have three different ishga Marine Creams, giving you the choice to suit your own skin needs. 
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Our skin is unique, but skin types are classified into four main groups; normal, dry, combination and oily.  

Skin type is based on the amount of sebum (oil) your skin produces. The level of sebum production can change over time and can be affected by factors such as genetics, hormones, lifestyle, diet and stress. 

Taking the time to learn what skin type you have can help you choose the right products to reap maximum results, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin! There are ways you can determine what your skin type is, all from the comfort of your own home.  

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The magic behind our new Hydra+ Marine Cream is Hyaluronic acid (HA). Along with Hebridean seaweed extract, our formula delivers powerful hydration and nourishment through two molecular weights of HA to target different skin layers.
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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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Have you ever applied a product to your face, only for it to form into tiny, flaky granules that sit on top of your skin  and don’t absorb? 

That’s called pilling and it’s very common when applying face products. Let's find out why it can happen and simple tips to prevent it. 

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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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With so many skincare products out there, the choice of products and how to use them can sometimes seem overwhelming. One trend that has been picking up in popularity is layering. Let’s explore how this can help your skin look healthy and nourished.  

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