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Skincare is tricky enough without trying to translate the jargon used to describe products. Here’s our expert guide on how to read beauty labels – don’t go shopping without it

The beauty aisle can be a wonderful place: heady scents, the possibility of change, and pastel packaging bleating promises of brighter skin, stronger hair and whiter teeth. It can also be a downright confusing place – ‘dermatologically tested’, anyone?

Figuring out whether the spiel plastered across our favourite beauty products is marketing mumbojumbo or iron-clad science basically requires a degree in the subject. Which is why we enlisted the help of Dr Pauline Hili, a cosmetic scientist and researcher with over 15 years’ experience formulating organic skincare. Here’s her foolproof guide to decoding beauty product labels.

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Ever thought about stripping back your beauty regime? From eco-cosmetics to zero waste routines, we’ve explored all the latest natural beauty innovations in our #NakedBeauty issue. Plus, we investigate the Instagram wellness scammers, question whether the perfect diet exists, and delve into the fitness industry’s issue with inclusivity. Our food sections champions pasta and puds, along with with some seriously tempting ayurvedic recipes, and we learn how to keep our core in good shape in the healthy clinic. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!