BEAUTY-FULL BULLSH*T! The Truth About Beauty Prices
Ever felt a bit guilty after splurging on a cleanser? Are you one of the growing number of women who is not ashamed to say they have more SENSE tha...
The Truth About Blue Light & Skin Ageing
Here we go again…something else to give you nightmares. Blue Light! Quick, run for the hills or at least never open a curtain again, never leave yo...
The Truth About Microbiome Skincare and the role of Pre-biotics and Pro-biotics
The idea being to proliferate good bacteria and go to war with bad bacteria is simplistic at best and fear mongering at worst.  Read this to get th...
My Disaster Visiting a Nutritionist
One of Yasmin's class mates said to her, "You have a fat Mummy". Bear in mind that these are 6/7 year olds and it was a boy who said it.  Yep, it's...
Vanity vs. Sanity. Obsessing about 'anti-ageing' might mean you are missing out on Living!
I won a consultation with a high profile dermatologist and it was valued at £500.  My experience with dermatologists is a bit patchy to be honest, ...
How Ethical is Ethical Beauty?
Ethical beauty first came into the spotlight with Anita Roddick, who created the Body Shop.  It's gaining momentum again. It is generally being dri...
Skincare Claims.  Are you being duped?
In my recent post about BBC The Truth About Looking Good, we touched on product claims.  In the programme three moisturisers were assumed to be fal...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good showed that high end brands lower your self esteem and that makes you opt for their more expensive products. Why d...
Are PEGs safe for use in Cosmetics?
What are PEG's? PEG is an acronym for polyethylene glycol. There are various forms, identified by the number that follows PEG e.g. PEG-100.  Not ve...
What is an Active Ingredient in Skincare products?
It seems that everyone is touting the latest miracle Active Ingredient. MERUMAYA explores with leading Cosmetic Scientists, what active ingredients...
Back To Beauty Basics | The 3 R's, Remove, Refine, Restore
The only thing about more, more, more, it that it has become chore, chore, chore! Is that how you feel when you peek your head around the bathroom ...
Does Daily SPF Prevent Skin Ageing?
Does SPF within skincare and make up products go far enough to prevent skin ageing? The simple answer is, SPF is of key importance in helping to pr...