How to Choose UV Protective Clothing


I talk about sunscreen a lot here, but sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin! Today I’m going to talk about how to choose clothes that protect you from UV. The video version is here on YouTube, keep scrolling for the written version… UV protection from clothing Us Australians were brought up on sun protection slogans.┬áIf you’re a …

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Science vs Anecdotal Evidence and Reviews (with video)

Science vs anecdotal evidence and reviews

“I don’t care what the science says, it worked for me” “I only believe what I see with my own eyes” “I’ve worked with clients for twenty years, so I can say for a fact that this works” If you really want to understand the science behind beauty products, you have to understand why science is important when it comes …

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Pandemic Skincare: How to Fix Dry Hands (Dermatologist Advice) (with Video)

Pandemic hand skincare

I’ve talked about the ins and outs of DIY hand sanitisers quite a bit. So naturally people have started asking me: How do you look after the skin on your hands when you’re washing and sanitising them so much? How do you stop your hands from getting so dry and irritated? So I asked a bunch of healthcare workers: dermatologists, …

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Bad DIY Hand Sanitizers (and a few good ones) (Video)

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic there’s a hand sanitizer shortage… and a ton of DIY hand sanitizer recipes. Will they actually work? (Spoiler: Most of them won’t.) I’ve made a video breaking down some of the good bad DIY hand sanitizer recipes out there. Check out the video on YouTube here. Key points: COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus …

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More Sunscreens in Your Blood??! The New FDA Study


You might remember a similar post that I published in May 2019, after the previous flurry of “The FDA Admits Sunscreens Are Poison” headlines. Now that the second study has been published, it’s time for Round 2. Gratifyingly, this time the coverage seems a little less hysterical (maybe they learned from last time?), with the exception of the Daily Mail, …

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Reusable menstrual cup and period underwear review

menstrual cup tampon

It’s time for another one of those posts that will make people I know in real life avoid eye contact for a little bit, so if you’re a bit squeamish about normal female bodily functions this might be time for you to click away too. But I think it’s important to discuss these somewhat taboo topics, especially since it’s something …

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My Flotation Tank Experience

One of my work friends is a full on float tank addict. Hugh has been going for floats several times a week and raving about how amazing it is to everyone who’ll listen, so after a few weeks of listening to him go on (and on and on), I finally went for a float myself. What is a float tank? …

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