Almond and Shea: a tale of two ‘nuts’

We recently came across this Q&A from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, concerning almond oil in skincare products — and the associated risk of an allergic reaction — possibly even anaphylaxis. The perceived wisdom with regard to…
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The Lottery of Skincare

In our latest article on Skins Matter, we report on the case of a woman who developed a rash after several weeks using a body lotion containing goats’ milk — and despite ceasing using the product as soon as this…
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Show’s Over – but what a Show!

“We’re such a small brand, we’ve only just started – we didn’t think we’d have a chance of winning against Weleda, Green People and the rest!” For the second year running following the announcement of the results of the FreeFrom…
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Gluten-free skincare – a mixed blessing?

A new range of gluten-free skincare has been launched by JASON, and we currently (as of May 2014) have a competition to win the complete set on our SkinsMatter.com site. We’ve already covered the issue of gluten in skincare products…
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‘Free From’ Mums, Tums and Little ‘uns …

We were very interested to see this report recently from Cosmetics Design Europe about the opportunities in the mother and baby free from skincare market — and the high and growing demand for tailored products. This doesn’t surprise us. Pregnancy…
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Many Shows – Just One Roof

  Last week Skins Matter and the FreeFrom Skincare Awards announced a new partnership with the Love Natural, Love Organic Show – the new event from the team behind the Allergy + FreeFrom Show, alongside which it will be located…
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‘Free From’ Competitors?

“Unable to find skincare products free from parabens, petroleum derivatives and SLS, our founder decided to create her own!” I have lost count of the number of press releases we at Skins Matter have received over the years containing variations…
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