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...]

Body Exfoliation for Winter with 5pm

I tend to become obsessed with exfoliating in the autumn and winter months. It's like I just want my poor, tired skin - on my body and face - to glow, and indulging in a bit of exfoliating always helps! LUSH recently gifted me two products for my body - one of them an old favourite, the other a new-to-me style of exfoliator, in the form of a semi-spherical solid scrub. The Easy Peeler (£5) is a naked product - and one that I would say is … [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 Murad Rapid Relief Spot Treatment

Murad has a whole range called Blemish Control, and this is the latest addition  - the Rapid Relief Spot Treatment. If you are bothered by spots and blemishes then this maximum-strength product aims to reduce them in just four hours.The invisible gel formula can be applied at any time of day to reduce blemish size and redness. So you can use it for the occasional spot, or as an ongoing treatment. It can be used alone, or under makeup, … [Read more...]

Bare Minerals Dirty Detox and Polishing Grains

Bare Minerals launched two new skincare products this month - and they're fun! Effective, yes, but fun. I love the idea of mixing lotions and potions, and I love gunky products, so these two get the thumbs up from me. First up, it's the Dirty Detox. This is a super purifying mud to give your skin a fresh, healthy-looking glow. Bare Minerals harness the benefits of mud, loaded with clays, to help deliver smooth, luminous skin. It contains … [Read more...]

Top Ten Body Exfoliators

It's time to scrub up for Spring! That means getting a body exfoliator, and having a good scrub in the shower! There are loads of great exfoliators out there for all budgets, so we've whittled the choice down to 10 - here's our Top Ten Body Exfoliators.   1. COWSHED GORGEOUS COW BLISSFUL SHOWER SCRUB, £20, COWSHED.COM I love Cowshed and their brilliant names. This is their latest body range addition, and it is lovely! Full of amazing … [Read more...]