Skincare

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    Driclor review – our experience with this effective but strong antiperspirant

    Published by Finn Hayden As a heavy perspirator (also known as a very sweaty person), I know the pain of not having an effective antiperspirant all too well. I barely have to take a few steps out of the house before the sweat patches start appearing on my clothes, even in colder weather. This leads me to walk around like a penguin, with my arms closely tucked to my side, so as to keep those wet arm pits hidden. I've tried countless antiperspirant deodorants, including natural deodorants, and most of them haven't worked at all. They smell nice, but don't actually stop me from sweating. For years I've had no…

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    Cannaray CBD muscle balm – Our full honest review of this popular CBD product

    Published by Finn Hayden We've been experimenting a lot with CBD over the past couple of years, and we've had mixed results - we've now tried CBD drinks, oils, gummies, creams/balms, and more. Out of all of these products, it's the CBD balms and creams that we've kept returning to. Something about applying CBD topically really seems to work for us, maybe because we tend to use CBD for muscle aches and pains rather than for sleep or anything like that. We've been using the Cannaray CBD muscle balm for quite a while now, so we thought it would be useful to publish a full review of this product to…

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    4 relaxing body washes you can use to help you sleep

    Published by Finn Hayden Sleep is so important, and we're always happy to try new things which might improve our sleep. We've tried lots of products over the years which are supposed to help with sleep - some with great success, others less so. When we heard of the idea of sleep body wash, we were skeptical - it seemed unlikely to us that using a body wash in the shower or bath could help you sleep. But having tried a few different sleep body washes, we're now happy to report that it definitely helps us wind down at the end of the day and get ready for bed. We've…

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    5 of the best aloe vera gels we’ve tried – get the benefits of the aloe plant in a bottle

    Published by Finn Hayden One of the wonders of the world is that so often, we can turn to nature for our health. Many plants are packed with nutrients which benefit our skin, and companies make millions by harnessing this goodness and turning it into lotions and potions that we can use. Aloe Vera is an example of a plant which is packed with goodness and which provides a wealth of benefits for our skin, but in order to effectively use aloe vera for your skin it needs to be turned into a gel. As with aloe vera juice, a high quality aloe vera gel will typically be made from…

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    6 nappy rash creams that your baby’s skin will love

    Published by Finn Hayden It doesn't matter how well you look after your baby, nappy rash is almost inevitable. It's caused by a number of things and can be quite hard to prevent, even if you're really trying to stop it from happening. It's a common condition which can cause discomfort or even pain to your little one, but if you've got a good nappy rash cream then the good news is that it's very easy to treat. There are lots of options when it comes to nappy rash cream, which is why we thought it would be useful to round up the best nappy rash cream that we've found…

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    5 of the best fungal nail treatments we’ve tried

    Published by Finn Hayden Fungal nail infections are the worst. They are particularly difficult to get rid of and to treat rightly. The infection is also known as onychomycosis, and can be caused by a number of things. Whether you've just been unlucky or you're regularly putting your feet into old socks. Either way, you may need to find a good solution that works for you. They're also very common - according to the British Skin Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the UK will have a fungal nail infection at any given time. Over the years (an avid runner) I have had my run-ins with a bout of fungal…

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    5 natural lip balms you can buy that actually work

    Published by Finn Hayden When the weather gets colder, so many parts of our body can react strangely. Our hair gets dry, and our skin can get flaky, but it's often our lips which are the worst affected. The lips need to stay moisturised in cold weather because the cold air can make them really dehydrated, but licking your lips will only cause cracking. So this is where lip balms are really useful - they can help to keep the moisture in your lips regardless of how cold it gets. The problem with popular lip balms from companies like Vaseline is that although they're effective, they're often full of artificial…

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    8 of the best CBD creams & balms that we’ve tried

    Published by Finn Hayden We've written about CBD a number of times on our website, but up until recently we'd only really tried CBD oils and CBD gummies. When we eventually got our hands on some CBD cream and balm, we were actually pretty impressed by what we experienced when we applied CBD topically for a change. After testing a number of different CBD creams and balms (read more about how we tested the products here), we decided to publish a guide rounding up what we believe to be the best CBD creams and balms you can buy in the UK right now. Let's get into it: CBDiablo Cooling Gel CBD…

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    6 of the best natural deodorants we’ve tried (that actually work)

    Published by Finn Hayden Most people use deodorant every day, but although we usually care about what the scent of our deodorant is, most of us don't think twice about what our deodorant is actually made from. If you've ever looked at the back of your can of deodorant, you'd probably be shocked to see all of the strange and hard-to-pronounce ingredients packed in there. That's why there has been a real increase in the popularity of natural deodorants, the best of which we wanted to round up for a guide. Let's take a look: The Natural Deodorant Co The Natural Deodorant Co. products do exactly what they say on…

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    The 4 best Molton Brown alternatives we’ve bought & tried

    Published by Finn Hayden When it comes to luxury toiletries, Molton Brown is probably one of the best-known brands out there. The products are well made and make a fantastic gift. But while we admit that the products are great, there is no denying that buying from Molton Brown is seriously expensive. As you can see from their store on Amazon, the shampoo can range between £20 and £30 per 300ml bottle - which is rather pricey! Luckily, there are a number of alternative brands which still feel luxury, but without the price tag. Let's look at the best Molton Brown alternatives we found: Baylis & Harding in terms of…