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The appearance of your pores can be influenced by several factors, such as your skin type, genetics, age and sun exposure. Pores have an important function as they allow the skin to breathe, acting as a channel between the inside of the body to the outside. 
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There can be a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to skincare, this week we want to go over some of the most common myths.
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We use a variety of natural oils in our products, each one bringing its own unique benefits. Sourced from nature, the oils provide vitamin rich nourishment for your skin, working in perfect harmony with our antioxidant rich Hebridean seaweed extract. 
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Often dry and dehydrated skin will be confused as the same thing, when they are actually separate skin concerns. Dry skin is cause by a lack of oil and is a skin type, whereas dehydrated skin needs hydrated and treating it can be easily remedied. The simplest way to avoid getting dehydrated skin is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day, even if you don’t feel thirsty, keep drinking water throughout the day to ensure your skin is getting the H2O it needs. Alongside a good skincare routine, you'll be glowing!
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Your skin barrier is layer of skin is made up of strong skin cells that provide an essential defence to your body. Without this layer protecting you, all sorts of pollution and toxins would be able to get through. It also works to keep water inside of your body, allowing you to stay hydrated. 
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As skincare lovers, it's so easy to accumulate many different products over time (our skincare shelves are fully stocked!). It's important to keep track of when it's time to replace them, ensuring that your skincare routine is not hampered by poorly performing expired lotions and serums.  
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This month we caught up with our Head of Training and Account Support, Natalie Rodgers. She is one of our longest serving team members, joining near the beginning, almost ten years ago! Learn about Natalie's journey with ishga and where it all started.
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We're thrilled to be working with our team in Japan to share our little pots of Hebridean goodness with the world, as our latest international launch takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Marunouchi, a luxury urban hideaway in the centre of Tokyo.
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While there are many skincare terminologies and ingredients out there (we could probably create a book!), there are some that are pretty useful to know to make sure you’re applying the right products for your skin type. It can be overwhelming when they are so many different ingredients to know what's best for you and your skin. Below, we run through a brief summary of the key ingredients we use and general skin terminologies to help you make informed decisions on your journey to your very best skin! 
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SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate while SLES stands for Sodium Laureth Sulfate. If you already shop consciously then you may be familiar with these sulfates and what they do, but let’s dive deeper into the differences between the two and what they mean for your skin.
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As the seasons change it’s important that your skin is receiving everything it needs in terms of protection, nourishment and hydration. There are many factors that can have an impact on your skin, such as temperature, UV exposure and pollution.
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This month we caught up with one of the Co-founders and Directors of ishga, Malcolm Macrae. Learn about how his science background, marriage and friendships led to the creation of the luxury skincare brand we know today. 
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