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Sustainability is at the heart of ishga. Since day one, it has been weaved through our products and processes and continues to drive our brand forward. Our aim is to provide the best results-driven organic skincare for you, delivered through the unique power of Hebridean seaweed. The ocean supplies us with this wonderful marine plant, and our entire team holds our responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet with the highest importance in everything we do.
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We’re taking a look at the effects stress can have on your skin so you can identify it, and how to best combat these effects to restore your natural glow. 
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In the past, it was more common to be concerned about the harmful UV rays contained in sunlight. In the last few years there has been a growing trend in skincare of blue-light blocking. So what is blue light, and do you need to be concerned?  
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Seaweed has powerful hydrating properties which make it an ideal ingredient for skincare products. Seaweed extracts are also know to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid which helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
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There are over 12,000 species of seaweed in the world, in the UK alone there are over 600 dotted around our rugged coastlines. A common sight along shores and beaches, at some point most of us will have encountered seaweed and not given it much of a second thought. 

What if we told you this very unassuming marine algae is a powerhouse of a plant that delivers scientifically proven results in skincare? 

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Washing our face is step one in an effective skincare routine. While the aim is to remove the bacteria, oils, pollution and dirt that can build up on our skin, it’s important that we don’t over-wash and disrupt our skin's pH. Read on to find out how over-washing can affect your skin and why gently does it... 
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Seaweed is at the core of ishga. It’s a truly wonderful marine plant that provides our skin with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The use of seaweed dates back centuries and as an incredibly diverse algae, it lends itself to a variety of purposes. Let’s take a look at a brief history of seaweed in Scotland!
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Dull skin can affect everyone at some point in their skincare journey. Sometimes even the most vibrant, glowing skin one week can look tired and uneven the next. Let’s find out why this can happen and the simple tips you can use to get your complexion radiant once again! 
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During your pregnancy you will experience changes to your body and some of these changes can occur to your skin. Your body will experience a surge in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that go to your blood vessels, immune system, skin pigment and your glands. It’s important to keep an eye on what ingredients are in your skincare products as certain ones can be absorbed into your body and therefore into your baby’s too. 

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There is no doubting the relaxing and restorative benefits that come with getting a massage. But what happens to your body while you are getting one? We look at the mental and physical benefits of enjoying a massage and discover how important they are for self care. 
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Healthy, nourished skin is always in. ‘Glass skin’ is the current trend building on this aspiration for the ultimate glow, originating from K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) stars and has now racked up millions of views on TikTok. K-Beauty is all about working with high efficacy products, natural ingredients and layering to achieve that poreless dewy look – something we can get on board with at ishga!
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We all know the benefits exercise can have on the mind and body but sometimes breaking out in a sweat can lead to our skin becoming congested and irritated. Read on to find out how you can keep your complexion glowing post exercise! 

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