Skincare

Fighting the first signs of ageing

My much younger friend has immaculate skin but has recently had a baby. She feels as her skin is becoming “droppy” and has new brown spots. She desperately wants an eye cream too… In an ideal world, I would suggest

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Product review

Skin whitening ingredient: Arbutin

Arbutin is a skin whitener /lightener/brightener, depending on your political sensibilities. It comes in three forms: Beta, Alpa and Deoxy (the latter is not used in cosmetics). Beta Arbutin is found naturally in leaves and barks of plants and is

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Product review

AVEIL SPF 50 Gel

An extremely popular Made in India sunscreen, that is reasonably priced (MRP: Rs 699 for 50ml), does not make the cut. My view: Give it a miss

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Product review

Avène Emulsion SPF 50+

This product is at the pricier end of the spectrum. It doesn’t matter. You should forgo those extra Starbuck lattes and invest in this product. (Retail price: Rs 1,447 for 50ml)

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Skincare

Myths about sun-protection

My sister pointed out that I may be too tunnel visioned in my approach to sun protection – I assume everyone is on the same page as I am. She has a point. We all heard others say, “skin cancer

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