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 Importance of Minerals for Healthy Skin and why Zinc is Essential for more than Acne
Every magazine, blog and skincare brand has been extolling the virtues of vitamin A, C, E, D, B, for your skin.  The critical importance of essenti...
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...
The Pro's & Con's of Using a Facial Oil
In recent years it seems everyone is recommending the use of Facial Oils, whatever your skin type.  And, if you were oily or acne prone and afraid ...
The Truth About Dry Skin and Which Ingredients Work Best
Dry skin is a result of many factors, not just ageing.  Some people just don't produce enough natural lipids in the skin, or don't retain water in ...
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...
S.O.S - Save Our Skin. 3 Steps to Great Skin
For most of us, great skin is not a birth right but takes a bit of effort. If you are ready to create your best skin, we have to get started.  I a...
Sarah's personal experience improving her Acne, in her own words.
Sarah recently sent me before and after images of her skin and the improvements in her Acne. I asked her to tell you, in her own words, what that e...
Are DEA, MEA and TEA Cosmetic Nasties and should you avoid them?
What are DEA & MEA? DEA is Diethanolamine and MEA is Monoethanolamine and both are foaming ingredients.  And let's face it who doesn't love a r...
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...
Parabens, MIT, CIT, Formalin - Are these preservatives Cosmetic 'Nasties' ?
A typical scenario: you treat yourself with a shopping session in your favourite beauty department. You are looking forward to trying out the new s...
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...