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Professional makeup artists agree that prepping your skin is essential for a flawless makeup look that needs to last all day. We give you all the necessary steps for a flawless makeup look. 
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What is Panthenol?

Panthenol AKA ProVitamin B5 is a hero ingredient and one that is used in many haircare products, but did you know it's a must for skincare. So how would we define this powerhouse vitamin?

Panthenol is a humectant. Humectants are known for their ability to retain moisture deep within the skin.

It's ALSO an emollient. You see vitamin b5 plays two roles in skincare. Helps the skin retain it's moisture and it also softens the skin.

Dry flakey skin can be irritated and feel rough but vitamin b5 softens the skin, attracts water and locks it in. Genius really!

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Hyaluronic acid is a hero skincare ingredient for plumper, hydrated and dewy skin. She is gentle, and powerful, loves all skin types and can be used with other actives like vitamin C and retinol, glycolic acids and the best part she can be applied both in the am AND pm. Seriously, does it get any better?
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Summer is in full swing and one of the most common worries right now is how to keep our skin looking healthy, glowing and radiant. Achieving radiant, dewy skin takes just a few easy daily steps. We're all after that glowing radiant skin so we've compiled some of our favourite recommendations that can work for all skin types.
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Skin that is blemish-prone and dry? Yes, it can happen! Learn more about what you can do to deal with this skin type, from products to treatments.

Dry skin and acne: why?

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Applying your Ativo Skincare products correctly is crucial to getting optimum results, but figuring out how and in what order to apply them can be tricky.

Here's a guide on how to layer your Ativo skincare products for the best results!

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Skin dryness can be a frustrating problem for many people, but there are some simple things you can do to fix it! In this blog post, we will discuss dry skin vs dry skin and how to fix it. Dry skin is not the same thing as dehydrated skin, so make sure you know which one you have before trying any of these remedies.
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In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is easy to forget how important taking time for oneself can be. Especially at home! So many people do not take time to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. We live in a world where we are constantly pushing ourselves to do more and achieve more, but at what cost? Is it really worth all that stress if you're not even enjoying your success? What's the point then? We want to make it easy for you so we've put together 5 ways that you can create a relaxing spa evening at home. From the traditional bath to adding aromatherapy and relaxing music - discover how you can turn your bathroom into a mini-spa.
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Reminiscent of the same soothing formulations of your childhood, but better! With a nourishing blend of colloidal oatmeal and ultra-hydrating coconut milk, our bath soaks are the missing link for your indulgent at-home spa experience.

But more than just a treat for the senses, our bath soaks were specifically designed with dry and irritated skin in mind. Perfect for those that struggle with allergies, and even gentle enough for baby's skin.

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Have you heard of The Double Cleanse Method? In this blog post, we give a little insight into how it works, why you should jump on the infamous bandwagon, and maybe — just maybe — you'll ask yourself why you didn't do it sooner. Let's dive in!
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Treat your nails to the ultimate mani-pedi experience at home. Ativo Skincare shares how to elevate your self-care with a DIY spa day.
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Pandemic living has brought about mindful skincare trends for 2021. Ativo Skincare shares four trends we know are here to stay on our blog.
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