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In conversation with the superbly talented Pia Hazarika

Pia Alize Hazarika is an illustrator and designer whose works, from comics to children’s books, have been a pure delight to witness. ‘Spreading Your Wings’ – A Health Infocomic for Girls of All Ages, illustrated by Pia is even nominated for Children’s Book of The Year at Publishing Next 2019! Her illustrations make our Instagram feed so much more interesting, while also shedding light on important issues. Naturally, she’s one of our favourite creators to follow. So, it was quite exciting when we got the opportunity to do a quick Q&A with her, about our common love – skincare! What does skincare mean to you? Tell us...

Purging or Breaking Out: What’s Happening To Your Skin?

Picture this: you’ve finally got your hands on that skincare product you’ve been eyeing. You excitedly open it up and follow instructions. While you’re waiting for the product to work its magic, what do you see? A constellation of break outs! This could mean two things: either your skin is purging or it’s reacting. What’s the difference? Let’s find out.   Skin Purging Purging is the result of faster cell turnover. This means, pimples and blackheads that would usually take weeks to spring up to the surface, show up almost immediately and all at once. So, if you’re using a product that promotes faster skin turnover, you’re likely to experience purging. Having...

What Your Acne Breakouts Are Trying To Tell You

Acne occupies the top spot in the list of skin-nightmares for most of us. There’s so much panic and discomfort surrounding acne that it makes us jump headfirst into anything that’ll offer an instant fix. But, instant fixes aren’t permanent solutions. If you want to eliminate acne breakouts completely, you have to understand the underlying cause and fix that instead. Different types of acne showing up on different parts of your face are indicators of a bigger issue. So, what are your acne trying to tell you? Let’s find out. Acne on the Hairline: The Problem: Product build-up, along with sweat and dandruff. The oils and chemicals in your...

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Sensitive Skin Vs Sensitized Skin

Owing to a variety of factors, about half the population today has experienced skin issues like redness, irritation, burning, itching and peeling more than once in the course of their lives. More often than not, these symptoms lead us to label our skin as sensitive, which in turn pushes us to navigate the skincare landscape with much fear and hesitation. However, dermatologists suggest that what many people believe to be sensitive skin, is actually sensitized skin. What’s the difference? Let’s deep dive. Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin is purely genetic. The trouble here is that the epidermal lipid barrier (i.e. your skin’s surface) isn’t as adept at naturally blocking irritants and...

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#VAUNTVoices – Monika Bhattacharyya  

Monika Bhattacharyya is the General Manager of Communications at Yash Raj Films. Throughout her day, she nurtures talent, builds effective communication strategies for some of the most widely known actors in the Indian film industry and then some more. We catch a few moments with her in between her busy routine to talk about her relationship with skincare. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey? I started out as a PR person and I first worked with the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi. I worked there about 3 years, post which I moved to Star TV India. This was in 1997. I worked there till 2006....

A Quick Introduction to Clean Beauty

Clean Beauty has become quite the buzzword on the skincare circuit over the past few years. Despite its growing popularity, most of us have more questions than answers on the subject. We decided to answer some of the most commonly asked questions, to help you understand clean beauty better. What is clean beauty? We believe that Clean Beauty means products made with ingredients that aren’t harmful to human health as well as environment. Clean Beauty is safe, effective and ethical. For us, each and every ingredient in a Clean Beauty product should be of benefit, and serve a specific purpose related to efficacy of the product. Every substance is accounted...

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#VAUNTVoices – Naimita Jagasia on veganism, skincare and more.

Naimita Jagasia is a self-taught vegan baker and founder of An Ode to Gaia. She's also a fierce voice who uses her platform to drive important conversations around feminism, veganism and several much-needed subjects. We catch her in between whipping up drool-worthy desserts and activism to talk to her about her journey, skincare and more. Tell us a bit about your journey - What have been the challenges and the highlights? It all started when I first moved back to India from the UK after finishing my undergrad in footwear design. I was working on my 100% animal free footwear collection and the lack of sustainable faux leather options...

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#VAUNTVOICES – SONIA THOMAS

Sonia Thomas is a social news reporter at Buzzfeed and one of the most recognisable personalities on the Indian internet. Between putting up relatable videos for the community, sharing valuable insights and learnings on everything from feminism to self-care and dating, we caught up with her to talk about skincare – what it means to her, learnings from her personal experiments and her experience with VAUNT.   What have been some of the most significant learnings and revelations from your journey? The most important learning, I have realised, is that your mental health is as important as your physical health. What were you early steps into skincare like? I started off with...

In Conversation With: Avanne Dubash on Success and Skincare

In Conversation With: Avanne Dubash on Success and Skincare   Avanne Dubash is one of the country’s prominent finance and business TV anchors. Over the course of her career she has managed to carve a distinct niche for herself in a largely male-dominated industry. We speak to her about her journey, the VAUNT Experience and more. Tell us a little bit about your journey as a journalist. Women are a force to be reckoned with in the business world! They run billion-dollar companies, are entrepreneurs and innovators. Breaking into a male dominated world was thankfully not a challenge for me as my work environment was very conducive. From being...

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