Winter Skincare regime

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

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

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

Origins new 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

aveeno skin relief new 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

Jurlique calendula redness 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...]

S5 Serums for Redness and Sensitive Skin

S5 serum rosacea calming

Stressed skin can be a winter nghtmare. The weather, over indulgence, and the general pressures of life over this festive persiod can show themselves in our skin. Existing skin complaints like dermatitis and rosacea can flare up around this time.A  friend of mine recently road-tested S5 Calm Serum - one of a range of Organic serums from S5, who have harneesed the survival properties from thje five most extreme ecostystems on the planet, namely … [Read more...]

Baobab Body Oil

Minvita Baobab body oil

There's always some new 'superfruit' or magic berry around in beauty, and here' a new one, broght to us in a body oil - the Baobab.  Baobab Oil is cold pressed from the fruit seed of the mighty, ancient, Baobab Tree, straight to bottle, unrefined and 100% organic. For centuries,the fruit of the Baobab Tree, which grows in the sub Sahara, East Africa and Madagascar has been known to local people as the Tree of Life for its role in easing ailments … [Read more...]

Make A Difference to dry skin

Origins Make A Difference Plus

It's October, it's officially autumn and winter is on its way! Cheerful, me, huh?! But don't worry, because that means lots and lots of lovely new beauty products for a new season. And, it means it's time to change your winter skincare routine. You really do need to think about changing moisturiser in the winter, in particular if you have dry skin. So, how clever of the boffins at Origins to come up with two new products specifically targeting … [Read more...]

Ditch That Moisturiser!?


I came across this article on the Daily Mail website called 'Is your Misturiser Drying Out Your Skin'. Basically, it's some differing opinions from the beauty industry on whether moisturiser - that we spend £549 million a year on, according to Mintel - is actually needed.It's a bit like the shampoo debate. Yes, the natural oils from your hair will begin to cleanse your hair after you leave it for a long enough time, but have you ever tried … [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...]