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anokha skin care journal

the double cleanse

the double cleanse

the double cleanse

the double cleanse

double cleansing is exactly what it appears to be – cleansing the face twice. but given the challenges (for some of us) of completing even a single cleanse, why would anyone opt to do it twice, dur...

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glass skin

glass skin

it’s a Korean beauty ideal: glass skin. but what is glass skin, why do we all want it, and how do we achieve it? while some may consider glass skin to simply be a passing K-beauty trend, it’s funda...

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lavender | lavender oil benefits | how to use lavender essential oil | anokha

ingredient focus: lavender

lavender is a violet-blue flower with one of the most recognized scents in the world. but behind that calming fragrance, lavender hosts a number of phytochemicals that provide it with significant a...

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ingredient focus: panthenol

ingredient focus: panthenol

a member of the B family of vitamins, panthenol, or provitamin B5, has its own unique profile. used in both skin and haircare products, panthenol has been shown to draw moisture into the skin, rest...

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bamboo | bamboo extract benefits | anokha

ingredient focus: bamboo

a symbol of longevity, strength, and flexibility, the bamboo plant is a valuable ally in the world of beauty. found in diverse climates, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world and...

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skincare for men | mens skincare | male grooming | anokha man

skin care for men

while men and women may have similar goals in relation to their skincare, they do vary in their general skin conditions, habits, and primary concerns. here we dive into the main skin complaints of ...

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the effects of air pollution on skin health

the effects of air pollution on skin health

we’re exposed to air pollution on a daily basis, whether it comes from living in the city, smoking cigarettes, or even fumes from active wildfires. while our skin is designed to act as a barrier to...

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allantoin | what is allantoin | allantoin for skin

ingredient focus: allantoin

allantoin is a multi-functional natural ingredient which has been used for cosmetic purposes for over 70 years. also known as aluminum dihydroxy allantoinate, it is an extract from the comfrey plan...

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ingredient focus: sake

ingredient focus: sake

sake is well-known as the national alcoholic beverage of Japan, but it also has a long tradition in beauty. sake, or nihonshu, has been produced since 300 AD. Japanese head brewers, or toji, of sak...

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skin pH

skin pH

you may have heard or read about “pH-balanced skin care” without knowing what it means or why it’s important for your skin. pH plays a significant role in skin barrier function and skin pathology, ...

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