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Our journal celebrates getting back to nature, connecting with our inner child, dreaming of freedom and modern life.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
AUTUMN IS HERE
Your skin can change up to 4 times a year as the seasons come a go, these changes leave their mark on your skin. As the temperature drops so does the moisture content in the air and we say hello to dehydrated and dry skin. The cold air will zap the moisture from the skin, and you may notice the skin feels dry and parched. 
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TONING BODY SERUM
A potent body serum packed with powerful ingredients to hydrate and help tone the appearance of skin.
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Inspiration and Creation: our new Hand Wash and Lotion
Our exquisitely formulated and expertly crafted hand wash and lotion inspired by the plants and botanicals found in the grounds at Heckfield Place, the spiritual home of our brand. Both the wash and lotion are gently fragranced with Linden, Roman Chamomile and Cedarwood and come in aluminium containers to recycle forever.
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THE KITCHEN PRESCRIPTION
The research is compelling – from the common cold and depression to life-threatening diseases such as cancer and heart disease, what we eat can help us heal. Writer and nutritionist Danielle Fox talks to the experts about what food we should all keep in our 21st-century medicine cabinets
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WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS AS BAD AS SMOKING
Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, obesity – it seems not getting enough sleep has a lot to answer for. David Annand, who is pretty sure his nightly, six (interrupted) hours isn’t healthy, finds out how much we actually need and, more importantly, how to make sure we get it
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THESE BOOKS WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT BEAUTY
Images of beauty bombard us. From the moment we wake up and put on our make-up (as Aretha Franklin so eloquently put it) until we go to bed at night, pictures of painted faces, glossy hair, bodies of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages pop up on Instagram, fill the pages of magazines, beam through our screens, and dress blank spaces in museums and galleries. But how often do we consider beauty from an intellectual point of view? Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and read these excellent books which in different ways, challenge our obsession with physical perfection and pose guilt-free, sometimes complex questions to make us re-evaluate the way we think about beauty.
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HOW SUNSCREENS ARE THREATENING THE PLANET

For Autumn Blum, a US cosmetic chemist and certified diver, it all began with a dive in Palau, an island in the Pacific Ocean, which happens to have one of the most beautiful and endangered coral reefs in the world. On her ascent, Blum thought she saw a rainbow, but as she got closer she realised it was an oil sheen from sunscreen coming off a group of snorkellers. “I knew then this was bad news to see those chemicals going directly into a pristine ecosystem,” she says.

 

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BACK TO NATURE
As the annual beach-body-ready season kicks off in earnest, Christa D’Souzacelebrates her decision to have her breast implants removed and finds that for her anyway, natural is best
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WHY WE ALL NEED BATH TIME
Ritualised in many countries – the Japanese onsen, Turkish hammam, Russian banya – the benefits of bathing go far beyond getting clean. Charlotte Sinclair explores the body, mind and soul-healing powers of immersing yourself in water
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SKINCARE 2.0
Meet the high-tech (and one ancient low-tech) facial tools that promise to boost collagen, reduce puffiness, make wrinkles fade, and even prevent acne and soothe rosacea – all in the comfort of your own home. By Danielle Fox
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SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY HAS COME OF AGE
As a child, Josephine Fairley loved to create her own natural, home-made skincare; as an adult, she would go on to have a stellar career as a beauty editor in a world of high-tech beauty. But what if these polar opposites could meet?
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BEAUTY MATTERS
THE BITTEREST PILL
Taking a daily dose of supplements to boost your health and wellbeing is good for you, right? Not, it turns out, necessarily. Sharon Walker investigates what we’re really swallowing
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BEAUTY MATTERS
HOW TO MEDITATE (WITHOUT GETTING STRESSED ABOUT IT)
With so many methods and so much advice around, learning meditation can seem like an anxiety-inducing task. But, says Kate Morris, who went on her own circuitous journey, all you need to do is breathe and let the right path unfold
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MIND OVER MOISTURISER
Is the old adage “beauty is only skin deep” about to be turned on its head? Nicola Moulton examines the intertwined relationship between our mental wellbeing and how we look – and discovers new schools of thought linking a positive frame of mind to healthy, beautiful skin
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INTRODUCING MYCELIUM PACKAGING: CAN THE ANSWER TO THE WORLD’S PACKAGING CRISIS BE FOUND IN FUNGI?

From an abundance of cardboard in the recycling system to a ‘plastic island’ in the Pacific Ocean, the world is being taken over by waste. But could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for?

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BEAUTY MATTERS
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Fancy cutting six months off your life? Breathe our deeply polluted air and you will, according to statistics predicting British city dwellers live six months less than in other parts of the world. Natalie Evans-Hardingargues the time has come to take note of air pollution and its effects on our health. So why aren’t we?
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VEGAN SKIN CARE: HOW TO GO VEGAN IN THE BATHROOM
Nowadays it is definitely not at all WILD to eat meat exclusively on a regular basis, but have you scrutinised your beauty regime? Clemmie Fraser has a four-step plan to help you clean up your act in the bathroom. Artwork by Michalis Christodoulou
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WHEN THE NUMBERS STACK UP
Rigorous scientific testing proves that natural skincare works – and more than stands up against cosmeceutical brands. Beatrice Aidin scrutinises the evidence.
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The Big Question: What's the Best Way to Get Rid of Pigmentation?
Claire Coleman asks two skincare professionals for their views on this perennial post-summer problem
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Banking On Kindness
For many of the 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line, grooming essentials such as toothpaste, tampons and deodorant have become unreachable luxuries – a fact that catapulted PR Jo Jones and writer Sali Hughes into launching Beauty Banks, a charitable foundation committed to pr...
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Introducing Mycelium Packaging
From an abundance of cardboard in the recycling system to a ‘plastic island’ in the Pacific Ocean, the world is being taken over by waste. But could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for?
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