THE SKIN SERIES

Get to know your skin type

The best way to care for your skin starts with knowing your skin type. And while we believe that everyone’s skin is as unique as their personality, there are a few common characteristics that help to define your skin type. Whether it’s oily, dry, combination or sensitive, knowing your skin type allows you to focus on the right products for you.

So let’s find out your skin type and your best products!

Your glossary of skincare textures
Let’s talk skincare textures. With the likes of gels, lotions, creams, balms and everything in between – how do you know what they are and what to choose?! Considering skin type, skin goal and the benefits of each, we summarise for you.
All you need to know about essential oils in skincare
So you’re curious about essential oils? Spanning the likes of skincare, beauty, perfumes and wellness, essential oils are extremely popular for their wide and varied benefits. But with so much conflicting information out there, we figured we’d talk all things essential oils in skincare so you can enjoy using them to your advantage. Let’s get to it!
Can you really shrink your pores?
When it comes to skin goals, shrinking pores is right up there with assisting breakouts, uneven skin tone and maturing skin. And while many products claim to ‘shrink’ pores, we beg the question… is this actually true? Right out the gate we have to tell you: no, you cannot get rid of your pores! And for good reason – your pores are a structural layer of your skin that serve their own purpose (more on this in a sec). But you can minimise the appearance of pores. Hoorah! Let’s explore.
All you need to know about the skin cycle
What's a skin cycle and why does it matter?! A slow skin cycle can cause the likes of skin sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, discolouration and even breakouts... Discover how to speed up your skin cycle to reveal fresher, softer and more vibrant skin.
All you need to know about fine lines and wrinkles

Not all fine line and wrinkles are created the same. Some are caused by smiling, squinting, maturing, sunshine and even sleeping (how dare beauty sleep betray us like this!)… and that’s ok! Because our skin doesn’t define us, it tells a story about who we are and where we’ve been… and we think that smiling, sunshine, living longer and getting some zzz’s are all signs of a life well lived, right?!

Whether there’s a few you’d like to smooth out or some you’d like to find endearing – whatever makes you feel most confident – we explore the different types of fine lines and wrinkles for you.

How to make your skincare work even better

Want to know how to increase your skincare products' effectiveness by up to ten times?! Sounds too good to be true, right? But with just one simple step in your skincare routine, you can drastically increase the level of hydration in your skin and allow your product to work wayyy more effectively.

That one step? Moistened skin - and we break it down for you so you can get straight into upgrading your routine!

The benefits of natural retinol

If there’s one single ingredient that acts as a hero in any product or skincare routine, it’s retinol. A coveted ingredient in skincare, retinol increases the rate of cell turnover in the skin and assists just about any skin concern from fine lines, pigmentation and even breakouts – it’s an all-rounder.

Get to know this hailed ingredient so that you can get it into your skincare routine pronto!

Why probiotics are worth the hype in your skincare
While abuzz in the gut health world, probiotics aren’t just for the gut! In fact, they’re completely worth the hype in our skincare routine too. Discover all you need to know about our skin's microbiome, the critical role it plays in our skin health, the common ways we disrupt it and how to keep it in check for plump, dewy and dare we say, 'healthy' skin.
Your guide to spring skincare
There’s nothing quite like the warm change in the air that comes with spring. We clean out our closets, swap hearty meals for lighter foods, peel off the extra layers of clothing and ditch our makeup in favour of days frolicking carefree in the sunshine. So it’s only natural that spring sees us change up our skincare routine too! Check out our simple skincare tips to feel more comfortable, liberated and confident this spring.
The ultimate guide to choosing your skincare

With so many skincare products out there it’s hard to know where to start or what to choose. A good way to narrow down your search is to start with your GOALS and SKIN TYPE, and then align products from there.

To save you any analysis paralysis, we’ve pulled together a no-nonsense guide to choosing your RAWKANVAS skincare – so you can feel completely confident about your decision.

Ways to make your beauty routine more sustainable

Plump skin or low-waste beauty? It doesn’t have to be one or the other anymore…and now, more than ever, people that are on the hunt for their perfect skincare are also looking for ways to make their daily routine more eco-friendly. And rightly so!

If you’ve been wanting to make some changes to your own routine, we have six simple tips to help you easily make your routine more sustainable.

How to get the most out of your eye serum
So you're looking for an eye treatment?! From ingredients to application, you're going to want to get the most out of your product to combat everything from puffiness, dark circles, dryness and wrinkling. We take you through some simple tips to help you maximise your results!
Fix a damaged skin barrier with these steps

Is your skin feeling tight, dry, flaky, congested or sensitive? You could be experiencing a compromised (damaged) skin barrier. And don’t worry, it’s easy to come by…Discover the function of your skin barrier, what causes barrier damage and a simplified skincare routine that will help you heal your barrier, so you can restore your confidence!

How to prevent and treat breakouts and maskne
Whether it’s regular breakouts, hormonal breakouts or even what we’ve come to know as maskne, at one point or another we all need a go-to routine filled with a few key products to assist breakouts. And when you’ve tried everything from medicated creams, spot patches and diet changes – a few simple tips and some regular skincare products should come as welcome news! Discover our simple tips, products and a routine for breakout-prone skin.
Three steps to even skin

Who doesn’t want perfectly even skin?! With everything from hormones, age and lifestyle responsible for an uneven skin tone, it’s no wonder there’s so many of us searching for that ‘elusive’ universal complexion. But it doesn’t have to be that elusive. With three easy steps and the right products, your even skin tone is completely attainable!

How to prevent skincare pilling
Are you experiencing skincare pilling? Skincare pilling, where little granules of product build up and fall from your skin, is super easy to avoid with just three quick fixes to your skincare routine! Discover how you can avoid pilling and get the most out of your products instead.
How long it really takes your skincare to work
'How long will it take my skincare to work?', you ask?! Skin type, condition and goals aside, we explore the typical length it takes for top skincare products to work on your skin so you can set your expectations, stay consistent and gain those results!
How to skincare layer like a pro
Discover all you need to know about skincare layering including tips to apply your products consistently, our RAWKANVAS skincare routine and slow beauty. Maximise the benefits of your skincare products while saving time, effort and money.
How to earn good karma and be rewarded when you recycle
It’s no secret that the beauty industry holds a significant stake in the draining of natural resources and use of non-recyclable materials. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Discover how our recycled materials and your action to RAWCYCLE can create a positive shift in the industry.
How to introduce a new product into your skincare routine
Did you know that there’s a right way to introduce a new product into your routine?! With the likes of skin purging and skin sensitivities, it's best to use the 'ease in' and 'one product' methods so you can get the most out or your skincare routine. We explore these methods to help navigate your journey.