Face Scrub, Peel and Exfoliate

Scrub that skin! Well, use a scrub, but don't physically scrub it, of course - that is not good beauty practice! My skin gets drier and drier as the winter months move on, and I like to incorporate a once or twice weekly exfoliation into my skincare routine. We should be doing this most weeks anyway, but it's even more important at this time of year. There are so many ways to exfoliate your skin now - even if it's … [Read more...]

Sleeping Beauty

The clocks go back this weekend, as British Summer Time officially comes to an end. The dark nights are coming, but the good news is we get an extra hour in bed this weekend - and that's an extra hour of beauty sleep! Make the most of it, and use specific night time products that will treat your skin whilst you sleep. ingredient-wise, Retinol and AHAs work wonders whilst we are asleep, but be careful how often you use them, and make sure you use … [Read more...]

Alpha-H launch Clear Skin Tonic

I love a beauty launch that is something new, and innovative. Alpha-H rarely lets me down, and the Australian brand has come up trumps once again with this new Clear Skin Tonic. Acids are great for the skin - we know this. They are excellent exfoliants and are brilliant in the pursuit of glowing skin. And we all want that glow! Water-soluble AHAs are ideal for skins where the natural desquamation - that's the shedding of the skin naturally - … [Read more...]

New Night Creams from Filorga and Caudalie

Night time is the best time for beauty products to work their magic - if you are any sort of beauty geek, you will know this. So, a night cream is a vitally important part of any skincare routine. I keep mine by my bedside, so I never forget to apply, and I alternate creams with glycolic based liquids, the odd face mask, and serums, and eye treatments. I enjoy this bedtime beauty routine. So I have been delighted to try two new night products … [Read more...]

Murad Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel Mask – Face Mask Friday

Beauty masks are everywhere these days – so let’s trial one once a month on Fridays from now on. From sheet masks, to clay masks, to cream masks, and everything inbetween. MURAD HYDRO-GLOW AQUA PEEL MASK, £40 FOR PACK OF FOUR   This mask is a wee bit different, as it comes in two steps. First you swipe the Retexturizing Swab over your face, and then you pop on the Moisture Infusion Mask. The swab contains AHAs - Lactic and … [Read more...]

REN launch AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum

REN launches its AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum in May - a body serum that works to improve the skin by boosting the natural exfoliating process - using AHAs - or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. You might be familiar with them in facial skincare, but not so much in body care. There is a big debate over the use of AHAs and really there is nothing to be afraid of. They're beneficial to the skin - read this excellent post on them here at Beauty 101. The … [Read more...]

REN launch Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

REN launch their latest AHA product this month - their Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids have sparked a lot of debate in the beauty world of late. Nothing like industrial strength acids, like hydrocholric or sulfuric, cosmetic products containing AHAs - and usually glycolic acid and lactic acid - are intended to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, and are usually fruit or plant based. Some say they're too harsh on … [Read more...]