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Why it's important to exfoliate this winter
We’ve all heard of exfoliation, but how much do you know about its importance? Exfoliation is known to be an equally important step in our skincare routines as cleansing, applying a serum and moisturising. As the cooler months start to...
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Hydrate your skin this winter

It's no secret that harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, caused by bitter cold temperatures and dry air that deplete its natural moisture.

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Challenges your skin can face
Stress is definitely not our friend and particularly not for our mind or our skin. We all deal with different stresses, whether from our jobs, families or the environments in which we live.
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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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What is inflammageing?

Professor Derek explains inflammageing and how it damages our genetic code, the negative effects it has on our body and how it can be a driver of disease.  

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Don't forget your Décolletage

Should you use the same skincare routine on your face as your neck? Professor Derek explains the effects of sun exposure and how important it is to take care of your décolletage.

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How much water do we really 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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Vitamin & Diet Tips from Prof. Derek

Professor Derek explains the benefits of vitamins, plant-based diets, and if taking a supplement can help slow down the signs of ageing?

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To exfoliate or not to exfoliate?

Learn how to drive the natural exfoliating process of your skin with Professor Derek.

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Beauty Hack - three ingredients you should have heard of but probably never have
Skincare has come a long way since makeup wipes and a moisturiser from your local grocery store. As our needs have increased and we become more savvy, industry experts are helping to change the face of the beauty industry with exciting and innovative ingredients that help to protect and perfect all manner of skin concerns.
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What is the process and signs of skin ageing?

Did you know that skin ageing is damage to your genetic code and the genes that produce collagen and elastin switch off? Learn more about this process with Professor Derek.

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Professor Derek's Most Important Finding

Who would have thought that the holy grail of cancer and ageing research started from an organism that lives in a volcano?

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Improve pigmentation at home
Now summer has officially ended, we are all looking to improve pigmentation whilst spending a little bit more time at home. Dull, uneven skin tone, patchiness and dark spots are nobody's best friend – yet sadly most of us contend with pigmentation in some way or another particularly once the season of sunshine is over.  Those who experience discolouration, dark spots or brown patches, totally understand how difficult it can be to cover them with a concealer or foundation.
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Natural Skincare Ingredients Proven To Work
You need to be able to trust that whatever you put on your skin is safe. At the same time, any skincare you use should actually work too. Here is a who’s who of those natural skincare superstars, including where they come from and what they do.
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Can sunburn cause skin cancer?

‘Sunburn is the most visual way to see that your body has a defence against cancer’. Watch Cancer & Ageing Scientist Professor Derek Richard discuss the link between sunburn and skin cancer.

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Professor Derek answers questions about skin health
Listen to Professor Derek discuss all your questions about skin health 

including protecting our genetic code, how and why we age, lifestyle choices that affect our skin health, UV radiation and the benefits of plant-based diets.

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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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Should we cut alcohol from our diet?

Go easy on the quarantinis, Professor Derek explains how important it is to remove the toxins and chemicals from your body after drinking alcohol.

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What changes could we make to live longer lives?

Can we really make small changes that could allow us to live longer lives? Find out the answer here.

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Q&A with Professor Derek Richard

From microbiologist to cancer and ageing scientist, we asked Professor Derek Richard how did he get into the field of cancer and ageing research.  

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Why we created the EPI-gN™ Serum and what it does for you

Learn how the EPI-gN™ Serum can change your skin and why its so different to anything else in the skincare market

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A scientists formula is helping slow down the signs of ageing
Discover Ellus & Krue and why we partnered with Professor Derek Richard from the Cancer & Ageing Research foundation to develop scientific skincare and that is balanced with nature.
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5 Essential Tips For Your Skincare Routine
We all want to look our best. So, when it comes to making sure your skin glows and shows as it should, it’s a good idea to know the things that will make the biggest positive difference. 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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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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EPI-gN™ Technology
At the very core of our serum formulation is our trademarked EPI-gN™ technology that was born from Professor Derek Richard’s research and discovery.
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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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Meet Ellus & Krue

Every year approximately 2.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer globally. Its negative impacts touch countless lives, including the Ellus & Krue family.

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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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