Female topless with breast covered with her cupped hands. Daphne K Knows.

Cancer's battle with a rebel: A modern day warrior princess!

  It’s 6:30 am on a Saturday and NO, I am not coming back home from a big night out. In fact, I'm  in my swimmers, my surf lifesaving cap is on and I am just about to race, 2 km in soft sand. Did I mention, that I am really a dancer…
Does stress smell by daphne k knows
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Does Stress Smell? Body odour its not all bad.

DOES STRESS SMELL? Does stress smell? Yes, it certainly does! The cause of the smell is all thanks to sweat.  Not ALL sweat smells bad, just STRESS sweat. Sweat is produced in the deeper layer of skin called the dermis. Sweat glands…
A mirrored image of a young female scrunching up her nose, due to her unglamorous first job.
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Some jobs are on the nose! But you have to start somewhere.

Did I mention that I did not always work in the glamorous world of cosmetics and fragrance development? A Science Degree alone, did not fast track me into my dream job. My first job was more like a nightmare, but I had to start somewhere! My…
Why you can't smell your own perfume? A female heavily spraying a perfume in her bathroom.
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Why you can't smell your own perfume

You smell nice! Thanks, but I can’t smell myself! Can you relate? There are some of you that take the matter into your own hands by over spraying yourself and anyone else that dares to come too close! To the people out there that think…
Daphne K Knows running with JB on her back, in the Tough Mudder challenge. Motivating relationships

What Keeps You Motivated?

10 kms down and 10 to go! Grrr....the voice inside my head is saying “Give up!” But there is a voice on the outside, yelling “Daph...come on Daph...nearly there...SMILE!” For the very first time in my life, I ran in a 20 km obstacle…
Women sitting on a rock watching the sun rise across the ocean. What drives you? Motivation. Inspiration. Purpose.

What Drives You?

  What ignites the fire in your belly? What a great question and one that I found quite thought provoking.  As a guest panellist at the University of Technology, Sydney, one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) students asked…
Belly Dancing. Happy and Healthy skin through dance
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How to have happy and healthy skin for longer

  Begin from the inside and SWEAT it out!  For happy and healthy skin for longer, you don't need expensive miracle potions and lotions.  All you need is discipline and a holistic and balanced approach to skincare. We all know that…
Group of girlfriends poking fun at acne at daphnekknows
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14 Tips on how to get rid of acne

After years of trying, I finally became the Product Manager in the Marketing department at Avon. I was the marketing person in charge of skincare. Perfect for a qualified and experienced cosmetic chemist, right? WRONG...
James Bond meets Bond Girl
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The Powerful Allure Of Fragrance

Remember that mean mathematics primary school teacher of yours, the one that scared the … out of you? You remember, the one that wore that heavy and most pungent fragrance. What was it, a cheap tea rose? ...
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Is It Natural? Facts behind "natural" product claims.

Is that product natural? This it the most commonly asked question with respect to skincare and cosmetics. I will answer this question firstly wearing my glam marketing beret, then wearing my not so glam science hat...