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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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What is Blue Beauty? 

The current state of planet Earth’s environment has been an important topic for debate for many years now. Our oceans are littered with plastics that have no place to be there, affecting marine life and the fragile ecosystems in which they live. 

As more of us become aware of the importance of protecting our oceans and living sustainably, it is now up to everyone, including brands big and small, to start making positive changes that aim to have a long-lasting impact on restoring the health of our oceans. 

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What a year it's been! 2021 has been a challenging, but exciting year. As we head into the new year, we're celebrating a few of our recent highlights...

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s not long until we’ll be spending time with loved ones and enjoying a well-deserved festive break.

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Giving presents at Christmas is magical, but with lots to buy, it’s tricky to make a list, and stick to a budget. We’ve put together a handy little guide to make shopping with ishga a pleasure, but remember it’s not just the little gems on our list that are worth considering. Our full, award-winning range is simply packed with natural goodness, and guaranteed to deliver relaxation and rejuvenation for the people you love.
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Getting older is inevitable, but, as women, there’s the added challenge of navigating the dreaded menopause. Starting (on average) in our 40’s, and carrying on into our early 50’s, it can be an extremely challenging time.
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At ishga, we’re immensely proud to share a little bit of Hebridean magic with skincare lovers across the world. Natural really is best, and our product range is not only kind to your skin, it also keeps it healthy, youthful and radiant, thanks to the abundance of antioxidants and other wonderful, natural ingredients.

As consumers, we’re constantly bombarded by clever advertising that promises to transform us, with some even claiming to ‘fix’ overnight! An attractive price tag might catch our eye, and it can be tempting to try new trends as they come and go, but we believe investing in high-quality natural formulas and maintaining a consistent skincare routine really is the only way to achieve long-term, effective results.

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We’re very lucky to have our headquarters on the beautiful Isle of Lewis. On a sunny day, the island looks stunning, but it’s often turbulent, and changing weather patterns give it a mystical quality too.

Lewis is part of the Outer Hebrides, a series of islands located off the west coast of Scotland. The islands used to be much more isolated and relied on the ocean to sustain small communities. They’re also steeped in unique myths and legends and we thought you might like to hear about some of them.

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This week we’d like to tell you about some of the exciting things that are happening for ishga right now. From humble beginnings in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, we’re now seeing demand for our seaweed skincare right across the world. It’s wonderful to see, and we’re so grateful.
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We’d like to tell you more about the special ingredients in this little jar of natural goodness. At ishga, we fondly refer to our Anti-oxidant Marine Cream as our ‘hero product’ and for good reason. It’s one of our earliest creations, painstakingly developed by our team of scientists, and loved by customers worldwide.
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This week, we’d like to introduce you to Isla MacKenzie, a 27-year old from Stornoway on the Island of Lewis, who now lives in Oxfordshire and works in Formula 1 as a Technician, testing engines for Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.
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