The Journal

5 Tips For Your Skincare Routine
Should you exfoliate or rejuvenate? Cleanse or clean? Moisturise or microneedle? Here are 5 essential tips for your skincare routine that you should incorporate into your everyday.
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Why it's important to exfoliate
We’ve all heard of exfoliation, but how much do you know about its importance? Age, sun damage, and hormonal changes slow down your body's natural shedding process. Exfoliating helps you shed the dead skin cells faster.
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What Aloe Vera can do for you
The healing benefits of Aloe Vera for our skin are second to none. Aloe Vera has been widely used in herbal remedies for topical skin conditions for years. The clear gel found inside the plant is extremely hydrating, anti-inflammatory and can help to treat burns, acne and dry areas. 
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How much water do we need?

Do men and women need different amounts of water per day? Professor Derek explains the importance of drinking the right amount of water and how water flushes chemicals and toxins out of your body.

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Why is Turmeric such a powerful ingredient?

Find out the fascinating history of this plant active and why there is so much buzz about using this ingredient in skincare.

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What is pigmentation and what ingredients improve it?

We have pigment in our skin to protect our genetic code against ultra-violet light. However, damage and stress to melanocytes can cause darker patches on your skin. Learn what ingredients can help with hyper-pigmentation.

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UV and Photoageing
We have all experienced the effects of sun damage to our skin. On the surface we experience signs such as sunburn where our skin is inflamed and may peel after a few days. However, the sun causes a lot more damage than what we see on the surface and ultraviolet radiation (UV) is one of the biggest causes of skin damage.
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Meet Professor Derek Richard
A big part of the Ellus & Krue story involves our partnership with the Cancer & Ageing Research Foundation. We sat down with Professor Derek and asked him about his research and what it means for skincare.
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Cancer Research from a different angle

By 2030 half of all global deaths will be from cancer, that’s 13.1 million deaths per year. Professor Derek Richard is committed to combating this devastating disease.

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