GlamGlow Waterburst Moisturiser

I am not a massive GlamGlow fan - the products are fun, and I love the concept. But whilst I'd use the face masks, because they are fun, I'm not completely convinced with the moisturisers. However, I am going to give the latest a go, because it's been created for dry skin, and that's me! The new GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser is the brand's new Korean skincare innovation. It's a weightless water cream, formulated with water … [Read more...]

Clinique’s new Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

As far as beauty products names go, this one from Clinique must be the longest yet! The new Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator has just launched, and I think to save us all we should ust call it their new 72-Hour cream! This new addition to the popular Moisture Surge line (of which I am a big fan, but WHY OH WHY can't they bring back the sheet masks?! They were ahead of their time with those!) uses something Clinique are calling … [Read more...]

Hydration Heroes

Hydrating your skin is hugely important all-year round, but in particular when it's too hot, or too cold. I tend to suffer from bouts of dehydration these days rather than all year round dryness. There are a few products I can't live without - my Hydration Heroes - and a few new ones I have thrown into the mix. And hydration isn't just for the face - don't forget your body or your hair either. I love The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Moisture Surge Concentrate

Clinique add a new addition to their hugely popular Moisture Surge range this month - the Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate. I mistakenly thought it was a serum but it's a moisturiser in its own right. I love the Moisture Surge range, but I don't love this offering as much. Probably because it's oil-free, and although it does deliver the moisture, and my skin doesn't feel tight, I just don't like how it feels upon application. I … [Read more...]

All-in-One Beauty Balms

Recently I've been using more of the 'all-in-one' beauty balms products that land on my desk now and then. I think it's because of my psoriasis on my hands, and a flare of rosacea on my face. I've been drawn to more natural products, and just things that do it all at once - products I can use on both hands and face, and even hair and body. My absolute favourite three products of the moment are these: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream, Egyptian … [Read more...]

Origins Three Part Harmony Range

Origins have a huge launch this month - their new Three Part Harmony range for mature skin. This one is aimed at skin that's 50+ and comprises - at the moment - two products, a cream and a serum. The number one concern in mature skin is dryness, and products you like when you hit 50+ tend to be more luxurious and indulgent. The three concerns that have prompted the range's name are Repair, Renewal and Radiance. Apparently skin over 50 … [Read more...]

NEW Aveeno Skin Relief Handcream

My whole year seems to have been about hand cream, thanks to a particularly nasty flare-up of psoriasis. Since February,  my hands,  and to a lesser extent my feet, have been cracked, broken,weeping, and sore. I was prescribed Aveeno by the doctors to soothe them, so I was delighted to try out a new Aveeno handcream recently. Aveeno's new Skin Relief Restore and Protect Hand Cream promises to instantly relieve very dry and chapped hands. I can … [Read more...]

Sanctuary Spa Moisture Miracle Oil Balm

It seems moisturisation is up there  at the top of our beauty concerns, so those lovely people at Sanctuary Spa have come up with this little tube of moisture goodness to see us through the dry patches, and keep us well hydrated into summer and beyond. The 7 Day Moisture Miracle Oil Balm is a handbag-sized product formulated with seven precious oils, which the Sanctuary Spa say will give you hydration for seven days! The oils are Gold of … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Nivea Dry Skin SOS

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! It's that time of year, when you need to think about moisturising more, and that means your body as well as your face. Nivea has an intensive formula especially designed to provide instant … [Read more...]

Make Mine A Moisture Surge

Cold weather, coupled with drying central heating, and dehydrating alcohol, and my skin gets in a right old state of disrepair at this time of year. So, come January, the only 'drink' I'll be wanting is one in the shape of Clinique's new  Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. This mask works overnight to restore hydration to the skin with moisture-locking hyaluronic acid, and a cocktail of nourishing and soothing ingredients, including algae extracts, … [Read more...]