Skin Sapiens Skincare

Skin Sapiens is the latest sustainable skincare brand to land in my inbox. These independent brands are popping up more and more, and this one is really simple, stylish and superbly packaged. It's also certified natural and 100 per cent vegan. The brand believes in total transparency from ingredients to packaging, so every ingredient, and where it has come from is listed clearly, in simple terms, which is brilliant, really and something some … [Read more...]

bareMinerals launch the Poreless Collection

Here's another brand launching a new line perfect for Veganuary. bareMinerals launches its Poreless Collection - three products designed to help reduce the appearance of pores. It's a three-step skincare routine - so each product works in tandem with each other. It's not aimed at any particular age or skin type, it works for everyone, and it is powered by natural ingredients. Free of harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives, the … [Read more...]

Alpha-H Vitamin C Paste

The best beauty ingredients for your skin seem to change like the wind - one month it's charcoal, the next Centella Asiatica, the next retinol. They all have their worth, but it is safe to say that Vitamin C is one that should always stay near to, or at the top of your list. It stimulates collagen production, fights pigmentation issues and protects against photoageing. But, it's all about how much you get, in what form, and how concentrated … [Read more...]

Skin Brightening with Emma Hardie and 5pm Deals

Wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots - all very annoying, and inevitable as we age. We can't stop then. We can help limit them and slow down the march, but we all age - it's inevitable. What we can do is brighten our skin though - give it back a little of the youthful glow you see in all those old photos. To do that, there are loads of brightening products, featuring various skincare ingredients that help brighten, tighten and boost. Emma … [Read more...]

NEW Bobbi Brown Cleansers

Bobbi Brown has launched two new cleansers for summer - although technically one of them is a relaunch of an old favourite. The Soothing Cleansing Oil has been reformulated with all sorts of good-for-skin ingredients to make sure your skin is instantly soothed, clean, calm, and nourished, as well as hydrated and moisturised. The ingredients include Kukui Nut Oil, Goji Berry, White Water Lily, Prickly Pear, and Botanical oils. This new version … [Read more...]

Face Vinegar? Yep, it’s a thing.

I love a new product press release when it's something I've never heard of before - because that's rare after 15 years plus doing this job -  but Face Vinegar?! Doesn't sound that appealing does it? However, don't judge a book by its cover, or in this case, the name. For a start, this isn't really a vinegar, it's essentially a toner. You use it after cleansing, and before moisturising. Gallinee Face Vinegar contains Actibiome, a prebiotic … [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...]

Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask

What's better than a face mask? A colour-changing face mask! But this new Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask is far from being a gimmick. It's formulated with a prebiotic from algae, a good-bacteria probiotic and patented Alguronic Acid. It balances, detoxifies and boosts radiance, giving you a healthy, glowing complexion. Algae has an exceptional ability to survive and thrive in the harshest environments on the planet, so it is a great … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Hydra-Essentiel Lip and Eye

Clarins added a couple of new products to its Hydra-Essentiel range last month - the Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, and the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I love the Hydra range from Clarins - it works brilliantly on my dry skin. The range was recently rebooted, and now Clarins is adding more to it. I'm not going to lie - lip balm and eye mask are not my priorities. However, as far as lip balms go, this Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm … [Read more...]

Bea Skincare Super Vitamin C Serum

I like discovering new beauty brands - there are so many of them out there. The latest to land on my desk is Bea Skincare, developed by Skin Specialist Bianca Estelle. Developed in conjunction with an FDA-certified laboratory in the US, and with her background in 'cosmeceuticals' (I don't really like that word, it really doesn't mean anything!), the brand has some pedigree to it. And if you visit the website you will see that there are some … [Read more...]