• Beauty,  Environment,  Fashion,  Skincare

    Cruelty-free brands you need to try now!

    By Hudaa Naeem Do you ever wonder where your makeup, hair, and skin care products come from? Have you recently watched a documentary where animal cruelty came to light and felt the urge to switch to cruelty-free beauty products? Well, this blog is just for you! With today’s technology being able to utilise in vitro methods and willing human volunteers,…

  • Beauty,  Culture

    One Shade Too Dark

    By Kaveena Anantha-Siva and Vaishnavi Ragipani | UNSW FABSOC Colourism is discrimination by skin colour which permeates intraracial communities where the privilege of lighter skin cements inequalties in opportunities, success and wealth. The following piece stems from our personal experiences as dark skinned South Asians and our relationship with beauty and self acceptance. We acknowledge that our specific experiences may…

  • Beauty,  Culture,  Fashion

    Black Culture’s Influence on Fashion Today

    By Alyssa Cimino | UNSW FABSOC If I had to describe 2020 in one word, it would probably be extraordinary. Fortunately, in Sydney, we’re now able to return to our usual routines – just with lots of hand sanitiser, masks and social distancing! However, for the time that we were all staying at home, it really did feel like the…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Personalisation: The future of fashion and beauty

    By Kaveena Anantha-Siva | UNSW FABSOC We’ve all seen those quizzes you take online to determine which shampoo is best for your hair, or which skincare product works well with your skin. From customised products to curated individual recommendations, personalisation is the way certain products or services are tailored to match individual consumer needs and preferences. This trend gained momentum…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Your facial cleanser’s pH level: why does it matter?

    By Gladys Yeo | UNSW FABSOC With the rise of exciting new skincare trends (cute sheet masks, chemical exfoliants, and…face rollers?) what you use to wash your face might just be the least thrilling part of your daily skincare ritual. Unfortunately, dropping all those coins to build your 10-step skincare routine isn’t all there is to achieving that perfect, dewy,…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Ingredient Focus: Hyaluronic Acid

    By Alyssa Cimino | UNSW FABSOC When you’re trying to achieve hydrated and dewy skin, the first thing that might come to your mind is: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Whilst moisturiser is an essential part of any skincare routine, using products that contain hyaluronic acid can make a huge difference in maintaining glowy skin that is full of hydration. What is…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Sunscreen

    By Vaishnavi Ragipani Let’s cut to the chase, we all know that you’ve been avoiding daily sun protection! I absolutely hated sunscreen when I was younger because there weren’t many options that didn’t leave ashy purple casts on dark complexions. But the great thing about 2020 is that our sunscreen options are endless and cater to more diverse skin types…

  • Beauty,  Self Care,  Skincare

    Sleep for Beauty

    Is your skin looking puffy, dull or irritated?? Is your sleep cycle unpredictable and crazy at the moment with exam season?!?! Read more to find out how the two are linked and steps you can take to fix this!