Shiseido NEW Benefiance Moisturiser

Shiseido has launched a new range of three moisturisers – Benefiance. It’s been a long time since I have used any Shiseido skincare, and I have yet to try this, but one of the brand’s foundations – the Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation is worth every penny of the £35 and more. I have never had as many comments about my ‘glowing skin’ as when I was wearing this. So, if the foundation is that good, I am keen to see what the skincare … [Read more...]

Pesky Tech Neck strikes again!

I've written about this thing 'Tech Neck' before - it's something of an obsession of mine just now. I'm noticing some lines and crepiness in that area, and am trying anything I can. So, I was pleased to receive the MGC Derma CBD Neck & Décolleté Recovery Serum last week. Now, neck issues were once the domain of the ahem, more mature among us, but no more. All that phone usage is damaging your neck tissue - all that bending down to look at … [Read more...]

Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters

Clinique has this habit of launching new products with impossibly long names. Here's another one that has recently hit counters - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters with Pure Vitamin C 10% and Vitamin A (Retinol). See -  long name. Basically this is Clinique's take on hot beauty ingredients Vitamins C and A. Here's more from Clinique's Dermatologist on both ingredients, if you aren't that familiar with them. Topical … [Read more...]

Korean Beauty Brand J.One launches in Boots

I've been all about the K-beauty of late, as more and more brands launch into the UK. Boots now stock Sephora's best-seller J.One. The J.One Jelly Pack sells four units EVERY MINUTE in South Korea. This hero product is joined in Boots by the J.One Black Jelly Pack, and the J.One Jelly Cream. The J.One Jelly Pack White comes in 30ml (£20) and 50ml (£32). It's a jelly that liquefies to deliver extreme hydration when applied to all skin … [Read more...]

Age Before Beauty – BBC drama

Beauty fans and salon owners should be glued to the TV screen tonight as Age Before Beauty start on BBC One. The new drama, written by Debbie Horsfield, is a family saga set in a Manchester beauty salon and I can't wait to watch! It stars the likes of Robson Green, Sue Johnston, Lisa Riley, Polly Walker, is set over six-parts, and explores life, with a beauty industry background. Debbie Horsfield worked on  hair salon drama Cutting It … [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...]

Scandi Skincare from VERSO

We all love everything Scandi, right? From Scandi Noir on the TV to hygge at home, we've fully embraced the trends from Scandinavia in recent times. So, why not embrace the beauty brands too? Well, one of them at least - VERSO from Sweden. I was lucky enough to meet up with brand founder Lars Frederiksson in Space NK in Edinburgh last month, and have a good old chinwag about the brand and the products. I also learned that Restylane - the filler … [Read more...]

Caudalie launch Premier Cru The Serum

CAUDALIE launches a new addition to its Premier Cru range this month - The Serum. The Serum features Vinergy, an exclusive new technology co-patented by Caudalie and Harvard Medical School, no less. The idea of this serum is to help the skin correct signs of ageing and boost the effect of your daily moisturiser - that's kind of what we all want from a serum, yeah? The Premier Cru collection is an anti-ageing collection, designed for women … [Read more...]

bareMinerals launchAgeless Genius collection

It's another new year, and we're getting another year older. So, maybe time for a new anti-ageing range? bareMinerals will provide this month, with their new Ageless Genius collection, powered by gold. Formulated with a powerful complex of mineral gold and age-defying peptides, the new range delivers potent wrinkle-fighting results with three targeted treatment products - Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Serum, Neck Cream, and Eye … [Read more...]

Murad’s City Skin Detox

I don't live in the city anymore. but that's not to say that my skin isn't vulnerable to environmental damage, because of course it is. And that damage accelerates the visible signs of ageing and shows on your skin in the form of lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. But with Murad's new City Skin Detox range, you can protect against the environmental aggressors, which also include digital devices and infrared radiation. Let's look at the City Skin … [Read more...]