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Since the weather cannot make its mind up, our skin is attempting to battle hot and cold – all in one week.

Add in hormones, pollution and skin conditions – and we've got some complex combination skin.

As we go to war with blackheads, dryness, oiliness and sensitive skin – Declaré have come to the rescue.


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They have launched four new superfood face masks, which are tailored to individual skin requirements.

Using all natural, active power ingredients, you can really target each area of your face as each mask does a particular job. – which is the best news we've ever heard.

Additionally, all four are dermatologically tested and based on Declaré’s key technology for sensitive skin, so you know you're in safe, experienced hands.

Starting off with an exfoliant, this Goji Jojba peeling mask can be used all over the face.

The famous goji berry isn't just delicious to consume, but it also boasts a unique anti-ageing effect.

Antioxidants and secondary plant substances combine to protect the skin, while the amino acid content of the “super berries” prevents stressed skin and provides intensive moisture and care.

The heavenly plant-based mask removes dead skins cells and excess sebum to give you healthy and balance skin. 

Now, you'd have to be living under a rock if you haven't heard of the benefits of matcha and aloe vera. This mask combines the two and we get to reap the benefits.

For those who don't know, matcha extract is known for its phenomenal anti-ageing effect, combats free radicals with the aid of vitamins C and E, and prevents cell damage.

The active ingredients from the juice of aloe vera lastingly moisturise and soothe stressed skin.

So no matter what life throws at you, this mask won't let your busy schedule show on your face.

Perhaps you've indulged yourself in one too many takeaways, or some cheeky nights out – and you're in desperate need of a really good detox.

Then this next mask, the Bamboo coal detox is a must.

The bamboo plant has been a staple in many Asian cosmetics, as it will sort out oily skin, excess sebum and clogged pores in just 10 minutes.

But of course, it's totally gentle to the skin. 

If you're anything like me – dry skin is a bane of your existence. That's why we are delighted that Declaré has created the Algae marine gel mask. 

This mask is a moisture booster and regenerates the skin.

This one is particularly special as it contains the highly sought after skin God, hyaluronic acid. 

It is also paired with red algae, which is essential to lock in moisture and you'll notice that intensive moisture lasting 72 hours.

Despite the unpredictability of mother nature, you can always be skin ready this autumn.

Declaré's four products are limited edition, so you must act fast before they fly off the shelves. 



Ladies, it's time to put the phones down and listen up as top dermatologists have said that taking selfies can cause wrinkles.

According to The Telegraph, experts believe that regularly exposing our faces to light and radiation from smartphones is making us age faster.

And the effects selfie-taking can have on the skin is so bad, doctors can even tell which hand a person holds their phone in from checking the side of their face that is most damaged.

London-based doctor Simon Zoakei said: “Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry.”

“Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin," he added.

And Dr Zoakei said wearing suncream isn't enough to protect skin from the harmful rays our beloved phones are emitting.

He said: “I think there is a gap in the market for products which protect because I know there are people who take lots of selfies, and bloggers who come to me and I have seen that there is damage there.”

“It's a different wavelength of radiation so sunscreen will not block it.”

The warning has been repeated by Dr Zein Obagi of the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverley Hills who said selfie taking causes a “dull dirty looking texture that you cannot identify on one side of the face”.

Dr Obagi suggested that saturating the skin with anti-oxidants could help prevent damage.

He said: “I think we need to create a defence mechanism, light has some sort of magnetic think that is happening to the skin."

“This magnetic field is altering the minerals in the skin. A sunscreen will not protect you."

"But if you saturate your skin with anti-oxidants it can help prevent DNA damage from electronic devices.”

Time to break out the Vitamin E!



We're all guilty of stumbling in to the house after one G&T too many and falling straight into bed with a full face of make-up. But if you're neglecting your skin every night by not taking your make-up off completely, the damage could be worse than you think.

We know it's simple to skip nightly cleansing and moisturising sometimes and let your morning shower do all the work, but it's definitely shouldn't be happening every day. 

Here are just some of the icky stuff that your poor face goes through when you sleep in your make-up…

1. Skin damage
By leaving foundation or even tinted moisturiser on overnight, your skin has to focus on breaking down the heavy particles left behind. This means your facial skin cells are unable to repair and renew themselves properly. Ever notice how dull your skin looks when you wake up with your make-up still on? That's why. Over time, neglecting your skin can lead to increased dryness, clogged pores, blackheads and wrinkles. 

2. Severely dry lips
Lipstick and lip stain aren't designed to just fade away by themselves – they need some extra help, either with cleanser or a dab of Vaseline. Leaving your lippie on overnight can result in overly dry and chapped lips – and you've more chance of getting wrinkles around your mouth later in life, too.

3. Eye infections
One word: ew. If mascara isn't removed it can clog your eyelash follicles leading to infection or even styes. Eye shadow residue can also rub off on your pillow and get trapped in your eye, causing inflammation or conjunctivitis. And, if all that wasn't enough, leaving your mascara on overnight can make eyelashes brittle and more likely to break.