Trends and opinions

How to keep your beard cool in summer

Fino-beard-oilBig grizzly beards may seem warm and cosy in winter, but there’s no reason to shave them off when summer arrives. Firstly, they don’t actually make you hotter, and secondly, having a beard in the hot sun is a little like having permanent sun protection.

Slow down the skin-ageing process

Nikel-Rose-tonicThe two main factors that affect the skin’s ageing process are genetics and environmental influences. There’s not much we can do about the natural ageing processes we’re born with, but we can make changes in our lifestyle habits that can help keep our skin looking young and healthy.

SAHPRA move to levy backlog fee is legally inappropriate

Neil.KirbyRecent statements by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), successor to the Medicines Control Council, saying it intends to levy a so-called ‘backlog fee’ must be viewed in the light of the provisions of the Medicines & Related Substances Act No. 101 of 1965, as amended.

10 tips every beauty buyer should know when purchasing skin care products

Nikel-CosmeticsUnderstanding the consumer and what she’s looking for is key to purchasing the right skin care products for your retailer. Consumers nowadays are educated about skin care and know what they want in a skin care product. When choosing a new skin care range, or products in a range to complement their existing skin care regime, they don’t only look at the price. Innovation and the use of the latest technology in cosmetology, quality and versatility are just a few additional aspects to consider.

More awareness is needed to beat asthma

Inhaler-stock-imageWhile many South Africans celebrated Worker’s Day on 1 May 2018, the world also commemorated a medical condition, which remains a silent killer globally - asthma. World Asthma Day (1 May 2018) was created by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to raise awareness of this dreaded illness and urges people to seek medical advice.

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