Yu-be is Japan’s no 1 selling moisturising skin cream. It’s for very very very dry skin (scaly feet and elbows)

The smell of this moisturising cream from Yu-Be is medicinal – I think it is the camphor in it. An all-round dry skin cream which is glycerin-based. It also contains vitamin B2, C, E, sodium hyaluronate and camphor, which all helps to smooth rough skin. View Post
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Why does everyone love Glamglow supermud clearing treatment so much? Is this face mask any good?

You don’t need to see me with a face mask on. Ever 🙂 I’ve followed the hype behind the Glamglow face masks for some time now, and understandably my attention has been captured. There has been A LOT of coverage, with bloggers, beauty editors and magazines giving it their seal of approval, including a number… View Post
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Why I won’t use retinol on my face, even though it is claimed to help skin with scarring and anti-ageing

It’s simple really. I have sensitive skin. And the sort of overstimulation that something like retinol provides is just too much. It is supposed to stimulate collagen production. I don’t end up with a rash or dermatitis per se, but actually with skin that is in much worse condition than normal. I get these small… View Post
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Ramping up the SPF for the face with some non-greasy sunscreens, now the sun seems to be making a more permanent appearance

I love this time of year getting excited and prepared for the Summer – rifling through last year’s clothes complaining that I have nothing to wear in this in-between weather; hunting down shoes that are not boots; revelling in the fact that my hair doesn’t turn into a poof-ball now that the air is dryer; using this… View Post
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April empties from NARS, bliss, Ojon, Aveeno, Mary Kay, Pai, Shiseido, Soap & glory

A bumper crop this month, with some old favourites that I always go back for more or have spares of in my beauty cabinet (aka spare room). View Post
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