Lab Muffin 10 Year Q&A

Lab Muffin is 10 years old! The concept, that is, not me – this isn’t some sort of weird leap year thing. In case you didn’t know, Lab Muffin started as a blog on 5 December 2011, and the first “real” blog post was on 9 December 2011 – it was on Natural vs Chemical, which the earlier, foetus version …

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Interview with Deciem (The Ordinary) Chief Scientific Officer and Dr Davin Lim

deciem interview

Dr Davin Lim and I sat down with Deciem’s Chief Scientific Officer Prudvi Kaka (PK) very early one morning (well, early for me at least – Davin gets up before dawn and PK’s in Canada). What we covered: 0:53 Do you use your own products? Which ones? 1:07 What’s your skincare routine? 1:22 Who does Deciem’s formulations? 2:11 How do …

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Debunking Exfoliation Myths (with video)

Exfoliants are one of the first products you start using when you get into REAL skincare. They’re a really great gateway product, but they can be a bit confusing and there are loads of myths about them. So today I’m doing the debunking! (More info on exfoliants in my Essential guide, in case you haven’t downloaded it yet!) The YouTube …

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Common Questions About Vitamin C (video collab with Beck Wynta)

Vitamin C video

Today’s video is a collaboration with fellow Australian YouTuber Beck Wynta. We answer some of the most common questions we get asked about vitamin C, including: Can vitamin c be used in the morning? Why does L-ascorbic acid irritate my skin? Does price matter for vitamin C serums? Can you mix vitamin C with sunscreen? Why does vitamin C turn …

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100K Subscriber Q&A and Get Ready With Me (Video)

I made it to 100K subscribers on YouTube!◝(⁰▿⁰)◜ So to celebrate I made this video, where I do my makeup and answer your questions on my other job, how old I am, my education, how long it takes to make a video and lots of random questions about skincare and beauty. Hopefully it’s a nice distraction during this time! Check …

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Video: Interview: Deciem’s Nicola Kilner and Minh Lawton

Video Deciem Interview

I recently had the chance to talk to Deciem’s CEO and Co-Founder Nicola Kilner and Education Associate for Australia Minh Lawton – here’s the edited interview! We covered a range of topics, including how they started in the skincare industry, which Deciem products are underrated, their personal favourite products, their skincare routines, what’s coming to Deciem next year, and what it’s like …

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Thoughts on Sponsorships, Disclosures, Product Samples, Bias etc.

Hello Lab Muffin readers! Over the last couple of years you’ve probably noticed a few changes here – the launch of my YouTube channel, the growth of Instagram, my eBook debut, the gradual transition from shorter, more frequent content to longer, more in-depth posts, and the appearance of some larger sponsored projects. I’ve had lots of thoughts swirling around my …

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Resistance to Botox: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Botulinum toxin (commonly called Botox, although that’s actually a specific brand) injections have been rising as a minimally invasive treatment for wrinkles. They’re quick, relatively painless and have almost no recovery time, and if you have an experienced injector the results look very natural. Since they stop muscle movement, botox injections can also be used to prevent future wrinkles. I’ve …

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