Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask

What's better than a face mask? A colour-changing face mask! But this new Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask is far from being a gimmick. It's formulated with a prebiotic from algae, a good-bacteria probiotic and patented Alguronic Acid. It balances, detoxifies and boosts radiance, giving you a healthy, glowing complexion. Algae has an exceptional ability to survive and thrive in the harshest environments on the planet, so it is a great … [Read more...]

Elemis x Savannah Miller GWP

The concept of the beauty brand gift with purchase (GWP) is as old as time itself, it seems! I used to love these as a teenager. Sometimes they're not that great, but this one is excellent. Elemis x Savannah Miller Nine for Debenhams - and it's leopard print! It is also jam-packed with goodies, and even includes a voucher for a 15 minute hands-on facial!   ELEMIS is one of my go-to beauty brands. I’ve always loved their ethos of … [Read more...]

Superdrug Skincare Boosters

It's November! How did that happen?! The clocks have gone back, the weather is getting colder, and summer is a distant - if not lovely - memory. Your summer skincare routine should also be in the past. Time to reassess your skincare for winter. Helpfully, Superdrug's B range has just launched two new Boosters to add to your daily routine, to augment and supercharge your skincare routine. The two new boosters are B.Hydrated Booster, and … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Beauty

It's Hallowe'en on Wednesday, and pumpkins are everywhere! Who doesn't love the orange vegetable - maybe not to eat, but to make a jack-o-lantern out of at least?! But did you realise that pumpkin is good for your skin? Pumpkins have SO MANY skincare benefits! It is packed with fruit enzyme and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. And there's more: Pumpkin contains antioxidants vitamin A … [Read more...]

YourGoodSkin launch Revitalizing Foam Wash

YourGoodSkin is the Boots brand I blogged about last year - it launched with a fanfare, a US collaboration sold in Walgreens and Boots exclusively, co-created with scientists, dermatologist, and a community of thousands of women. Today there's a new product in the range, which fits perfectly into the brand's 3 Minute Method of looking after your skin. Which isn't rocket science - it's essentially cleanse, tone, moisturise. The Revitalizing … [Read more...]

Drunk Elephant lands in Scotland

Yes, that is a beauty blog post title, and not a strange wildlife story! If you're a new beauty brand fan, then chances are you will have heard all about the latest buzz-brand to launch in the UK - Drunk Elephant. It hit Space NK stores this month, and there's a tour going on  - more about that later - but, for now, let's have a wee look at the beauty brand currently grabbing all the headlines. The name is great and comes with a cool story - … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

Treat your skin with a facial

A facial is a great thing to indulge in - especially at the change of seasons. Slough off that dead skin, and glow again for the upcoming party season! Elemis has just launched a new Amethyst Roller so you can indulge in a little bit of a facial at home. Facial rolling gives great beauty benefits to your skin - it can boost circulation, relax facial muscles, help to eliminate toxins, stimulate lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness. Using an … [Read more...]

Temple Spa support MIND with Repose

This month, Temple Spa is supporting the charity MIND, coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. The offer they have put together is great, and features their best-selling, cult product, Repose. I do have a bit of a problem on this, because Temple Spa is a UK-wide brand, but MIND is an England/Wales charity. It's a shame some of the donations aren't going to SAMH as well -  the Scottish mental health charity. Because Scottish … [Read more...]

Caudalie Vinopure Anti-Blemish Collection

Caudalie recently launched a new anti-blemish range - Vinopure, targeted at women who, long after their teenage years, still have issues with the appearance of blemishes, shine and clogged pores on combination to oily skin. Our skin has never been subject to such harsh conditions, thanks to things like pollution, stress, hormonal changes, and unsuitable cosmetics. All of these contribute to an unsettled and reactive epidermis, and it is … [Read more...]