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The Why Before the How: Harmful Chemicals and your body

Why is there such noise about going chemical free? What does it actually mean and which chemicals are we even talking about? Unless you really understand what it means to put things onto and into your body that simply shouldn’t be there, then it can just be white noise – an interesting idea that doesn’t really resonate. Over this [...]

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All you need is love

It’s a day usually associated with hearts, chocolates, red roses and of course… love. It might be your favourite day of the year – or you might watch it roll around with dread. Either way – it’s nearly Valentine’s Day.This holiday may be firmly entrenched in the florists and malls around the country but it does have quite a [...]

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​Beauty Trends of 2017

What is a beauty trend anyway? It sounds a little like a click-bait buzzword, doesn’t it? Essentially it means new developments in skincare and it refers to products that people can’t stop talking about and are keen to try. In fact, at VM, we’d rather call them “beauty discoveries”. But since a few of our new products have recently [...]

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Creating a Skincare Routine

Ever get confused by the plethora of products available for your skin? We all know the basic cleanse, tone moisturiser routine, but when is the best time to do it? Where does exfoliation fit in? And serums? And oils? And treatments? It can be overwhelming and you, like many of us, may just have a drawer full of beautiful [...]

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​Sun, Surf and Your Hair

There is very little that feels as amazing as the sun on your bare skin. Unless of course it is the feeling of the ice old surf through your hair as you dive under a wave. During summer we spend more time outdoors than at any other time of the year, and for most of us, we also [...]

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Resolve: Make 2017 Chemical Free

There is something fresh about January 1. It might not be different to any other day of the year, but it has the psychological advantage of that that fresh number “1” – a brand new day with no mistakes in it, to quote Anne of Green Gables. It makes us want to be better people, to look after [...]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Facial Exfoliation

The first, best tool in your quest for great skin is this mantra: Listen to your body.  Every day we are hit with a barrage of advertisements for hundreds of skin care products and it can get confusing. One would imagine, given the amount of exfoliating products on the market that giving your skin a good [...]

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Have yourself an Ethical little Christmas: Living simple, clean and kind during silly season.

Well, we’ve nearly made it through 2016, what can only described as a complicated year. With wars raging in Aleppo, political and social unrest all over the place and an increased focus on the concerning state of our natural environment, Christmas can go one of two ways – it can feel like a chance to breath out, or it [...]

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Behind the Scenes on the 'Manifesto' Shoot

Jasmine Hunter recently interned with Cubic Films, the filmmakers behind VM's Manifesto shoot and here she gives a sneak peak into what went on behind the scenes.The word Manifesto means 'a public declaration of your intentions', so I knew as soon as I read the title that this film shoot aimed to do exactly that for [...]

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Active Ingredients: Your Questions Answered

 WHAT ARE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS?An active ingredient is a substance that is biologically active. The original Greek word for these active substances was 'pharmakon' which meant something magical or something with mysterious properties. From this comes our word for pharmaceuticals. These are substances that change the biology of things they come into contact with. They actively work [...]

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