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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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We talk a lot about the powerful properties that are contained within our nutrient rich Hebridean seaweed, there are endless benefits! This week, we’re looking at how seaweed is beneficial for acne prone skin in particular. 
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Body moisturisers and body oils have unique benefits and features, and it’s helpful to know what one is going to work best for your own skin type. Both have the same purpose – to hydrate your skin and keep it glowing. Let’s take a closer look at both to determine which is right for you. 
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If your skin feels dry or tight it could be a sign of dehydration. There are a few simple tips that can help you to stay hydrated, on the inside and outside! 

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Hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces an excess amount of melanin, the substance that is responsible for the colour of our skin. ‘Hyper’ means more and ‘pigment’ means colour. It essentially means an increase or change in the colour of the skin. 
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SPF is important to wear year-round to protect your skin from sun damage. Although ishga products don’t contain an SPF, we do recommend adding one into your skincare routine. Let’s look into why our products don’t contain an SPF and how you can keep your skin nourished and protected this summer. 
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Skin is our largest organ and plays a very important role in regulating our body temperature, but its main role is to provide protection. It acts as a barrier and helps prevent harmful organisms and substances from entering the body. 
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Having a facial is the ultimate luxury to help boost your skin’s health and level up your skincare routine. Regular facials are recommended (every 4 weeks if possible), amongst a consistent quality at-home skincare regime, to ensure skin is nourished and glowing all year round. Depending on what type of facial you opt for, the sequence and benefits may vary.  

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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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