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  • Oil vs Serum – what is the difference in application?

    Oil vs serum. What is the difference? After all, isn’t it just a case of rubbing the stuff into skin and then leaving it to work its magic. Actually no. One relies on massage to be absorbed by skin and the other just needs a light touch for it to be absorbed by skin. You see,… View Post

    New brand alert – Kosé cell radiance with rice power extract

    Well, it’s a new brand for me. Kosé cell radiance is Japanese and harnesses the power of rice. I didn’t buy this because I was after a wrinkle treatment, but after a month of using it, I have seen a definite improvement in the texture of my skin, with reduced breakouts and greater hydration. I’m… View Post

    Vetiver Insolent – a new spicy unisex fragrance from Miller Harris

    A spicy and unisex scent from British luxurious perfumers, Miller Harris, which is available in stores from April 2016. Vetiver Insolent has top notes of Italian bergamot, black pepper, Indian cardamom and elemi resin; middle notes of iris, lavender and amber; and base notes of Haitian vetiver, tonka bean and oakmoss. If you’re not into unisex perfumes or prefer something fruitier or… View Post

    The question I get asked all the time – how to attain great skin

    This weekend is all about cleansing skin, it would seem – yesterday I wrote about exfoliating using a cream instead of a harsh scrub, and today I talk about the one step in your beauty routine you just can’t afford to skip. It will get you a step closer to having great skin. It’s a… View Post

    Decléor phytopeel – an exfoliating cream that is not quite a scrub and not quite a peel

    I’m a well known Decléor obsessive, having been turned on to the brand in my early twenties when the agency I worked for did their advertising for them. I can always rely on this brand to have something extraordinary in its arsenal that is also perfectly gentle for sensitive skin. My latest addition to the Decléor… View Post