RAWKANVAS SKIN SCHOOL

The perks of a vitamin C and retinol duo

We all love a good skincare ingredient duo – when the perks of one ingredient is increased with the company of another. So, when vitamin C, hailed for its skin brightening effects, and retinol, celebrated for its skin renewing benefits, are paired together – what's not to love?! Get to know this super-duo ingredient combination, so you can be on your way to your best skin yet.

The trick to banishing blackheads
Blackheads, *sigh*. Arguably the most stubborn of breakouts to banish, they’ve taken up rank in our life challenges list. And we’d really like to cross them off. So, for all you squeezers and pore-strip users out there, we’re going to jump into the three safest ways to treat blackheads and help prevent their unwelcome return (all while minimising possible skin damage and scarring from squeezing, tools and whatever else you can get your hands on!).
Can you become immune to your skincare?

POV: It’s love at first application – that new serum or moisturiser that has you looking and feeling like never before! You decide it’s a keeper... your new holy grail, so you include it religiously in your routine. But then... you lose that feeling of change as you use your product more and more... ‘Is it all in my head?’, you wonder. ‘Has my skin built up a tolerance to the product?’ 

The short answer is yes and no – but the yes isn’t typical for your everyday skincare. Let us explain...

How long it takes your skincare to absorb

So you've just finished your night-time skincare routine and you’ve jumped straight into bed, only to realise, all that skincare has probably rubbed right off onto your pillow. Which brings us to the question: How long does it really take skincare to absorb

Because once you've invested in yourself, skincare products and a solid routine, the last thing you want to do is lose any of that investment! So we explore skincare layering and how long to allow your products to absorb, so you can get the most out of your skincare.

Your guide to Autumn skincare

And somehow, it’s Autumn already. Yes, that cooler change in the air signifies time to switch up your skincare routine yet again. Because the change in seasons can leave your skin breaking out, looking dull, feeling tight and dry... So now, it’s all about nourishing and protecting your skin.  

Just like switching up your seasonal wardrobe, it’s time to dust off some of that skincare and sit it front and centre in your beauty bar!

What's the difference between sensitive and sensitised skin?
Did you know that there’s a difference between sensitive and sensitised skin? While the symptoms are essentially the same (redness, dehydration, breakouts), sensitive skin and sensitised skin describe two different skin conditions. Put simply, sensitive skin is classed as a skin type whereas sensitised skin is usually caused by your environment or lifestyle. So, when it comes to treating your skin sensitivities, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with first! Let’s get into the nitty gritty. 
Avoid these ingredients if you have sensitive or sensitised skin
Having sensitive skin doesn’t have to make your skincare journey any more of a struggle – you just have to best-friend your skin and know exactly what it doesn’t like! Discover our list of most common ingredients to avoid so you can be on your way to your most confident skin yet.
The hype on hyaluronic acid

Whether you’re new to the world of skincare or you consider yourself an ingredient aficionado, you likely know that keeping your skin hydrated is important! Not only does hydrated skin give you that natural glow we all crave, but it also helps to plump fine lines and wrinkles, regulate oil production, and maintain a strong skin barrier too. And what better ingredient to deliver upon hydration, than hyaluronic acid?! Discover why hyaluronic is worth its hype and some.

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!