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Amanda Foxon-Hill

Amanda Foxon-Hill is a cosmetic chemist who's formulating, marketing and sales experience spans over ten years and three continents. Since leaving the corporate world Amanda has been consulting and teaching with the Institute of Personal Care Science, facilitating workshops with sustainability hub The Watershed in Sydney and bringing cosmetic science to the masses via her Realize Beauty blog, lectures and workshops.

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Natural Beauty Spa at Home

Natural Beauty Spa at Home

Next to massage, getting a facial is one of the most often purchased day-spa experiences, and once you have experienced a professional deep cleanse, polish, and moisturize, it is easy to see why. However, it is not always possible to find the time or resources required to “outsource” this indulgent a bit of “me-time.” So …

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How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

How ‘Natural’ are Natural Beauty Products?

Defining Natural “Natural” is probably the most ambiguous term used in cosmetics marketing and is therefore a frequent source of confusion and misunderstanding. Citing Dictionary.com gives us the following three definitions: “Growing spontaneously; without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation.” Sounds great but that basically only permits us to source raw materials …

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Face Cleansing, the Natural Way

Face Cleansing, the Natural Way

While it may be OK once in a while to turn the house into a day spa, that just won’t work everyday. So, if you want a quick and an Oh-So-Natural cleansing routine that won’t break the bank or the environment, try these. Soap Nuts I was told about a soap leaf by my friend, …

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Marketing Halal Cosmetics

Marketing Halal Cosmetics

The cosmetics industry is a fickle, fashion driven thing, always looking at the next trend, idea and novelty.  So, what happens when your brand identify is not at all trivial? When it is about who you are?  How you live your life, and the laws and values you hold dear?  What happens when your brand …

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Come Outside The Sun is for You

Come Outside: The Sun is for You

Why is it that we now seem to see the Sun as something dangerous? Is it something to be feared and avoided at all costs? Will it age you, give you cancer and cause your immune system to go into free-fall? A quick look through the blog posts coming out of the northern hemisphere would …

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Botox: Digging Deeper

Botox: Digging Deeper

It’s undeniable that Botox is popular. Indeed, statistics published in 2008 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) state that 2,464,123 Botox procedures were performed in North America. Not only that, but the recipients are getting younger as Botox is seen as a reasonable way to ‘prevent’ wrinkles from occurring. So is the …

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