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...]

Go Ultra Violet with Elemis

Elemis's Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is the perfect January product in so many ways. Firstly, it's the perfect shade of Ultra Violet - Pantone's color of the year for 2018. Secondly, it's a nighttime product  - and we plan to spend a lot of January hibernating/sleeping/in bed. Finally, it's packed full of ingredients to boost your post-festive skin. The main ingredient in the product is  Night Scented Stock Oil. Working directly with … [Read more...]

L’Occitane x Rifle Paper Co designs

L'Occitane partner with stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. this month to bring us a beautiful collection of Limited Edition Shea Butter products. I started Rifle Paper Co. with the hope of bringing beauty to the everyday. I’m thrilled to partner with L’Occitane, a brand that shares the same sense of small pleasures, as we create a custom collection inspired by the gardens of Provence - Rifle Paper Co.co-founder and Creative Director Anna Bond The … [Read more...]

Origins NEW Origins GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream

Summer - what we had of one - is pretty much over, and whilst September does tend to be a decent month sometimes, it's never too early to think about winter skincare - and there are plenty new launches to help with that. You are maybe thinking about changing back to your winter moisturiser, or experimenting with a new one. Maybe you've had a hectic summer, and late nights, early meetings and heavy weekends have taken their toll on your … [Read more...]

New Clarins Hydra Essentiel Collection

The beauty industry can be frustrating at times. Take this new Clarins Hydra Essentiel collection. It replaces the Hydra Quench collection which was my absolute favourite. My absolute, absolute, favourite, was their Hydra Quench Rich Cream, which saw my poor dry skin through many a winter! But they discontinued that, and now the whole collection has had a relaunch and despite my initial frustration, it is a nice update. The Hydra Essentiel … [Read more...]

Winter Skincare regime

Have you changed your skincare regime this winter? If the answer is 'no', then tut tut to you! You really should change your regime in the winter. Your skin needs a little bit more TLC when the weather isn't great, the central heating is up higher, and we all feel a little bloated and lifeless after a long festive season. Make simple changes, with just one or two products, and you will feel the benefits. And, if you can, it's the perfect time to … [Read more...]

Winter Skincare

The clocks go back this weekend, signalling the end of British summertime. Of course, any ‘summer’ we had ended a while ago, right? But have you changed your skincare routine accordingly? What you use in the summer is probably not good enough come the shorter nights and colder days of the autumn/winter season. Just like you change your wardrobe, you need to give your beauty wardrobe a refresh. There are a few key changes you should think … [Read more...]

Origins Comfort Mood Body Range

New from Origins, the Comfort Mood body range addresses, well, a pretty neglected part of us - our whole body! Whilst you may have the best skincare regime for your face, I bet you neglect that body. I know I do! I know I keep going on about this, but when I look down at my poor, dry, legs, I have to keep reminding myself too! So, here's a lovely, brand new range from Origins to get you back in the mood - the Comfort Mood - for a body skincare … [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...]

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue range

Do you have sensitive skin? It's very annoying, and it can be exceptionally difficult to find skincare that doesn't irritate. If you have allergies, or any form of skin discomfort, the last thing you need is skincare that exacerbates the problem. Something natural, light, and comforting is what you are after, and Australian beauty brand Jurlique can provide. Their newest range is the Calendula Redness Rescue range, and it's perfectly timed for … [Read more...]