THE SKIN SERIES

Your guide to creating an at-home skincare salon experience

Who doesn't love a good skin pampering appointment filled with high-quality products, beautiful scents and the cool sensation of skincare gliding onto your skin?! But what happens when you can't get to the salon?

Experience your own salon-quality appointment at home with RAWKANVAS natural and aromatic skincare.

AHA and BHA exfoliating skincare acids explained
The most common way to exfoliate away dead skin cells is through physical scrubs. But there is another way, and it doesn’t involve the physical labor. In fact, this highly effective way of exfoliating leaves behind the gritty scrubs and instead uses chemical acids to decongest and renew your skin. Get to know all things chemical exfoliation with AHAs and BHAs.
Celebrate Mother's Day with these top skincare picks

Mother’s Day is coming up – and it’s the perfect time to pamper that leading lady (or Mother figure) in your life! If she’s as obsessed with skincare as you are, then we have our top picks ready to make your gifting easy. 

So, let’s brighten her day as well as her complexion, shall we?!

The best ingredients for skincare cocktailing
Some skincare lovers prefer a more minimalist approach, while others max out their bathroom storage with numerous bottles of goodness and an extensive skincare layering routine. No matter your fancy – both approaches can benefit from skincare cocktailing. The minimalists will get more bang for their buck, and the layering lovers can cut time... all the while achieving great results! Discover our top ingredient duos.
6 ways to reduce facial redness and irritation
Facial redness can be seriously frustrating. While glass skin sounds all well and good, the majority of us experience facial redness at some point in our lives. Whether it’s a short-lived flush or it sets up camp for a little longer, redness and irritation can be attributed to a number of things and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ remedy for the issue. However, treating your symptoms accordingly is a great place to start. We've got 6 tips to get you on your way.
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 minimizing 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 moisturizer 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 realize, 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 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 favor 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.
What's the difference between sensitive and sensitized skin?
Did you know that there’s a difference between sensitive and sensitized skin? While the symptoms are essentially the same (redness, dehydration, breakouts), sensitive skin and sensitized skin describe two different skin conditions. Put simply, sensitive skin is classed as a skin type whereas sensitized 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 sensitized 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.
Blackheads, whiteheads, milia, filaments and pimples; How to spot the difference and treat effectively
We all get breakouts. But did you know there's different types of breakouts?! With the likes of blackheads, whiteheads, milia, sebaceous filaments and pimples we explore them all so that you know what type of breakout you're having, how it formed and most importantly, how to treat it! So as they say, let's dig in (not sorry for the pun!).
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 summarize 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 minimize 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, discoloration 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!