The Hugo Apothecary Skincare Blog

Oil Profile: Marula Seed Oil

Discover the magic of Marula Seed Oil: Learn what it is and unleash its incredible benefits for your skin, hair, and overall well-being. Dive into the world of this natural wonder

Oil Profile: Grapefruit oil

Citrus to the max, an introduction to Grapefruit oil Grapefruit oil is an essential oil extracted from the peel of grapefruits. It has a sweet, citrusy aroma and is often used in aromatherapy, skin care, and cooking. Grapefruit oil is a good source of antioxidants,...

Oil Profile: Rose Geranium oil

The beauty of Rose Geranium essential oil Rose geranium oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the Pelargonium graveolens plant, which is a member of the geranium family. It has a sweet, floral aroma that is often described as being similar to roses....

Oil Profile: Pomegranate Oil

The red essential oil Pomegranate oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the seeds of pomegranates. It has a deep red color and a fruity aroma. Pomegranate oil is a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage. It is also said to be...

Oil Profile: Lemon Peel Oil

The tangy inside info on lemon peel oil Lemon peel oil is a pale yellow essential oil that is extracted from the rind of lemons. It has a strong, citrusy aroma and is often used in aromatherapy, cooking, and skin care. Lemon peel oil is a good source of antioxidants,...

Oil Profile: Basil Oil

Basil oil, not only to flavour your favourite Italian food dishes Basil oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the basil plant, Ocimum basilicum. It has a strong, herbaceous aroma with notes of mint, licorice, and cloves. Basil oil is used in...

The importance of a good skincare regimen for mature skin

As the years gracefully unfold, it’s essential to embrace this new chapter with a positive attitude and a focus on overall well-being. While the process of ageing brings its own set of challenges, there are several empowering and nurturing ways women can navigate this journey. In this article, we will explore the best strategies for women over 45 to handle ageing gracefully and maintain a fulfilling life.

Skin sensitivity testing made easy – learn how to

Taking care of your skin involves selecting the right skincare products that suit your unique needs. However, it’s essential to be mindful of potential sensitivities or adverse reactions that certain products may cause. To ensure the safety and compatibility of a new skincare product with your skin, it’s recommended to perform a sensitivity test before incorporating it into your regular routine.

Ingredient profile: Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic acid?  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, specifically in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes. It is a type of glycosaminoglycan, which is a long chain of sugar molecules. Hyaluronic acid has a unique...

Mature skin and your skincare regime

Hugo Apothecary's 7-steps to a glowing skin Embracing the changes that come with reaching your 40s and beyond can be a transformative journey, particularly when it comes to the hormonal shifts women experience.  During this phase of life, it's crucial to adapt our...