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Brave a boot camp—for your skin

Spring is the time for skin boot camps! After the drying and sluggish effects of winter there is nothing better than kick-starting the social season with a skin boot camp. You can send you skin to boot camp in many ways. As the name suggests, it is all about revving up or doing something different to stimulate positive results in…

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Reversal Of Fortune

It has been said of me that I can be a bit of a mad scientist with my experiments on my own skin. I love trying to push products to their ultimate levels of performance. Active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and hydroxy acids have always captivated me. You may not be aware that, because of stability and compatibility issues,…

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Step by Step

Getting back to basics and utilising your products is sometimes the best advice we can give. 1. Cleanse- double cleanse in the evening to remove make-up and sunscreen first then cleanse the skin for preparation of treatment products 2. Tone/Lotion – keep this step simple and splash on like an after shave versus using cotton pads. Pre-modern technology toners where…

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Through the ages – in your sixties

So what does a woman in her forties know about being in her sixties, well let’s face it nothing!  What I do know is how inspiring woman in this age group are from international leaders like Michelle Bachelet, Angela Merkel and Princess Anne to screen sirens like Jane Seymour and Susan Sarandon. They have forged their own path and left…

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Through the ages – In my Forties

40 seems like a big number yet it does not seem to be how I feel. When I first hit forty I was not focused on the age as I was caught up celebrating my biggest birthday EVER, as I am born on the 29th February.  40 was more about having my 10th birthday. Then reality settled in as it…

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Through the ages in my twenties

Even though I would not want to be in my twenties again there are some elements of being in my twenties I miss. The devil may care cavalier attitude of my 20’s is something I wish I could embrace more often now that I am in my 40’s. As a beauty therapist in my twenties I really started to form…

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Its A Grey Area

You may have noticed that there is a lot of talk about online shopping versus bricks and mortar shopping. Personally I love both, there is something exciting about receiving your parcel after ordering on-line, it like a little gift! Then there is the using your senses purchasing where you can touch, feel and learn which is kind of fun. Luckily…

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Tailor your moisturiser to your needs

Now one the most common questions I am asked is “why do we need serums/boosters?” Well serum/boosters are targeted skincare with fine molecular structures and very clever delivery systems which mean they can penetrate into the cells of the skin and have an influence on the most intricate cell functions. They therefore achieve some of the greatest effects on the skin.…

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Defeating winter skin!

So those of us in the southern hemisphere are waking up in the morning with our teeth chattering. We are huddled over heaters with a hot coffee in hand and discuss the lack of heating infrastructure in our homes. While we are all doing this we are putting our poor skin through stress. Stress that leaves it mark on your…

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