Colour Correction with new Erborian CC creme

I have mild rosacea and I do suffer from flushing (mainly with heat or alcohol) which is very frustrating. I'm always looking for new correcting products., and this latest one from Korean brand, Erborian, is the latest I've tried. The Erborian CC Red Correct is changes colour on contact with your skin, and adapts to your own skin tone, whilst also soothing the skin and helping the redness. It's a CC Creme, enriched with Centella Asiatica. … [Read more...]

We all love a cleanser, according to new stats

It seems that our love affair with skincare shows no signs of ending, with British women spending £1.15bn on facial skincare in 2017, with sales set to increase by three per cent to reach £1.18bn this year, according to Mintel research. Over the next five years alone, Mintel expects the category to rise by a stunning 15% to reach £1.36bn in 2023. And the biggest sales of all? Cleansers. It seems we just love to cleanse. Face wash is the UK's … [Read more...]

Evolve Organic Beauty NEW Superfood 360 Serum

I love a serum. I don't feel like my beauty routine is complete with just one face product of a morning. As a beauty writer and editor, I am lucky enough to get lots to try - so I don't have one particular serum as a favourite. Some last the distance, others get passed on to family and friends to try if they don't quite suit me, or my skin. I do love Clarins Double Serum, I've just finished a Verso serum which was great, and yesterday I was … [Read more...]

Cucumber beauty with Boots

Boots has rebranded and reformulated its own-brand beauty ranges, including some old favourites. Boots' Cucumber range takes me straight back to my teenage days and my first beauty buys. So, I had to take a look at it again, obviously. And it's still fab. That familiar smell is amazing, and the facial wipes are perfect for removing makeup when you can't be hassled with your full routine. Yes this is basement bargain beauty, but these … [Read more...]

Clarins launch NEW Pore Control Serum

As we start to see a shift in beauty launches from summer to autumn, Clarins has just launched a new Pore Control serum . Yes, the sun might still be shining, but the beauty companies are autumn-ready, and lots of new launches will be appearing in the next month or so. Let's face it, during the summer we're not overly concerned with a perfect complexion are we? Well, I know I'm not. I love that I have a little bit of a summer glow this year - a … [Read more...]

High Summer Spa Deals

How good has this summer been? It's been so warm, it's hard to imagine summers that weren't like this! But summer can't last forever, so why not treat yourself to a  big beauty deal that you can enjoy when it's maybe not quite as sunny as it is now - if that ever happens! Have you ever tried a smoothing hair treatment? Now might be just the time top do it - get those locks back in shape after summer. This deal at Susan McGorm Hair Boutique in … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

There are a lot of gels and jelly formulas appearing at the moment, none as big a launch as this new Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. Dramatically different from the original Dramatically Different Lotion indeed - in that it's a jelly. And not yellow! So, why? That was my first question.  I'm not sure. Perhaps to add a new dimension to the three-step for younger customers? It's an oil-free water jelly, for all skin types. It's BIG on … [Read more...]

Bare Minerals NEW Complexion Rescue Defense

This is a  big launch for bareMinerals - a moisturiser  that protects against the modern phenomenon of 'Blue Light Damage' - the Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturizer. What is Blue Light Damage? Well, research says it occurs hanks to our obsession with #selfies and social media. According to the research that bareMinerals has used, this blue light could be more harmful than UV rays. It suggests that blue light may … [Read more...]

ELEMIS Rose Pro-Collagen Balm for Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Awareness month in the beauty world is generally October, and started by Estee Lauder, but ELEMIS has launched its BCC product this month - Limited Edition Pro-Collagen ROSE Cleansing Balm. ELEMIS is proud to support Breast Cancer Care for the 18th year running, with this product, and with a donation of £25,000. With a new rose scent, English Rose, Rose Damascena and Rosehip Seed Oil are incorporated into the classic formula to … [Read more...]

Sporty Beauty

I'm not really very sporty. I like to watch sport, but taking part? Not really me. However, I have undertaken a charity thing this summer which means I have to run. A lot. (You can find out more about that here if you want) Now, being a beauty writer, editor, and, above all, fan, I am not one for just getting up and heading out without my lipstick in when I hit the pavements. Oh no. I like my lipstick on. Sometimes a lip balm underneath to keep … [Read more...]