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How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

Have you seen the ridiculous amount of sunscreens on the market? There are sooo many to choose from!  Last week I was shopping for a SPF for my daughters school bag in a well known highstreet chemist/shop and almost walked out again after seeing the long isle full of...

What is Active Skincare? What Are Active Skincare Ingredients?

What Are Active Ingredients in Skincare Products? Active ingredients are substances in skincare products that can make actual changes to your skin, helping to alleviate certain skin complaints. These are ingredients that work on your skin at a cellular level. Now, a...

The Reality of Using Active Ingredients

There’s a good reason why a lot of skin products don’t actually do much: Despite all their snazzy marketing campaigns and big promises, most fail to do exactly what they say on the tin!  Why? Because the active ingredient in the product is minimal. If you've not...

5 Reasons You Need a Topical Antioxidant In Your Daily Skincare Routine

While there are many skincare products which I don't care for (that's another article *adds to to-do list*), there are only a handful of skincare products which I LOVE. One of these is, you guessed it - the topical antioxidant! As we're all aware, there are many...

Adult Acne Case Study

Glamourous celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz have both suffered from, and overcome adult acne - so there is relief out there! I often get asked 'Why am I getting spots at my age?' Fact: More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women, and...

NEW Skin remodelling procedure available. Get your GLOW on!

I am excited to share some news with you! I have introduced another skin procedure to my services - I trained with this brand last year and have been trialling and testing it out and watching the results since then and I am pleased to say I really like it and so did...

Serum for radiant smooth glowing skin

Product focus- Retexturing Activator This gorgeous dual-action serum simultaneously exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture for radiant and smoother looking skin.  I love to apply this before bed at night and leave it to work its magic - then wake up with super...

What is Pigmentation?

Simply put, pigmentation is the colour in our skin ( hair and eyes). We all have different amounts of pigment in our skin and this is determined by the amount of melanin (the colour) which our bodies produces. The amount of melanin produced depends on two things: One...

Skinceuticals’ new Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight cream

I always get excited when a new Skinceuticals product is released. ...not because I get invited to a launch evening in a posh London hotel and not because I get a new toy to play with... but mostly because Skinceuticals products are tried, tested, researched, improved...

The best moisturiser / gift for my mum

When it's time to buy gifts for my Mum, I know I have a little bit of a head start as I have access to some of the best skin products around and luckily, like me, my Mum wants gorgeous glowing skin! I like to treat Mum to new skin products for Mothers day and her...

How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

Have you seen the ridiculous amount of sunscreens on the market? There are sooo many to choose from!  Last week I was shopping for a SPF for my daughters school bag in a well known highstreet chemist/shop and almost walked out again after seeing the long isle full of...

What is Active Skincare? What Are Active Skincare Ingredients?

What Are Active Ingredients in Skincare Products? Active ingredients are substances in skincare products that can make actual changes to your skin, helping to alleviate certain skin complaints. These are ingredients that work on your skin at a cellular level. Now, a...

The Reality of Using Active Ingredients

There’s a good reason why a lot of skin products don’t actually do much: Despite all their snazzy marketing campaigns and big promises, most fail to do exactly what they say on the tin!  Why? Because the active ingredient in the product is minimal. If you've not...

Adult Acne Case Study

Glamourous celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz have both suffered from, and overcome adult acne - so there is relief out there! I often get asked 'Why am I getting spots at my age?' Fact: More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women, and...

NEW Skin remodelling procedure available. Get your GLOW on!

I am excited to share some news with you! I have introduced another skin procedure to my services - I trained with this brand last year and have been trialling and testing it out and watching the results since then and I am pleased to say I really like it and so did...

Serum for radiant smooth glowing skin

Product focus- Retexturing Activator This gorgeous dual-action serum simultaneously exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture for radiant and smoother looking skin.  I love to apply this before bed at night and leave it to work its magic - then wake up with super...

What is Pigmentation?

Simply put, pigmentation is the colour in our skin ( hair and eyes). We all have different amounts of pigment in our skin and this is determined by the amount of melanin (the colour) which our bodies produces. The amount of melanin produced depends on two things: One...

Skinceuticals’ new Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight cream

I always get excited when a new Skinceuticals product is released. ...not because I get invited to a launch evening in a posh London hotel and not because I get a new toy to play with... but mostly because Skinceuticals products are tried, tested, researched, improved...

The best moisturiser / gift for my mum

When it's time to buy gifts for my Mum, I know I have a little bit of a head start as I have access to some of the best skin products around and luckily, like me, my Mum wants gorgeous glowing skin! I like to treat Mum to new skin products for Mothers day and her...

Slow ageing at home with just ONE skincare product

I know you’re probably thinking ‘Yeah yeah, I’ve heard of these so-called miracle products before’ but give me a minute to explain, because I am just as skeptical (probably more actually) of skincare products as you are. Believe me when I say I rarely trust these big...

The benefits of using a topical Antioxidant

These are THE BEST topical antioxidant products I have EVER come across and let me tell you why… Firstly and most importantly, they work. They are backed by 30+ years of research. They have 24+ clinical studies worldwide. They have been in 20+ international...

Six Savvy Sun tips to slow down the ageing process

Being safe in the sun not only helps to avoid sun-damage and premature ageing but also reduces your risks of skin cancer.  The following six tips are simple and easy to implement into your busy day. One - Use a decent modern broad-spectrum SPF (minimun SPF 30).  These...

What are Hydroxy Acids and what can they do for your skin?

Very simply put, Hydroxy acids (HA’s) are an ingredient used in skin products to help remove dead skin. Mild forms of HA’s are great for gentle exfoliation and retexturising the skins surface, they also encourage a healthy skin turnover.  A healthy skin turnover...

What is Vitamin E and do we need it for healthy skin?

We get our dietary intake of Vitamin E from: Nuts and Seeds – Healthy fats Some plant oils – Olive oil, soya and corn oil Avocados Wheatgerm – cereals and breads It's unlikely that you are deficient in Vitamin E if you eat some healthy fats in your diet and Vitamin E...

What is Photo-ageing?

Photo-ageing is when our skin ages prematurely due to over exposure to ultraviolet light (too much sun).  Photo-ageing is a negative effect on the skin, following many years of free radical damage. Free radical damage is caused by UV sun exposure, poor diet, smoking,...

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