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Jane Iredale The Skincare Makeup

Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup is a beauty brand that has long been committed to not testing their cosmetics on animals. Their line of skincare-infused makeup has been certified cruelty-free by PETA but now they are taking their commitment to animals one step further. I’m very happy to share the news that Jane Iredale is now officially certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) and are now part of the Leaping Bunny Program.

In case you missed our feature, The Truth About Cruelty-Free, the Leaping Bunny program is the only internationally recognised program for cosmetics free from animal testing. The CCIC is a respected animal protection organisation that grants brands cruelty-free certification if they meet the strict & comprehensive standard of the Leaping Bunny program. Their requirements go beyond whether a finished product is tested on animals – the focus is on companies eliminating the unnecessary use of animals in the testing of products and ingredients, further disallowing third-party testing on animals for product registration purposes (i.e. selling a product in China). Ultimately if you’re shopping for cruelty-free beauty products make sure they are certified by the Leaping Bunny program otherwise there may well have been animal testing along the products journey to the store.  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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