And all of a sudden it’s spring. Oh how I’ve been looking forward to it. It feels as though the cold dark days become more challenging every year. If I can, I try and escape the cold winter briefly for a holiday to a faraway tropical destination with my family. Great! Sadly, my skin is considerably less [...]

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I love state-of-the-art cosmetics with innovative ingredients in fine, high tech airless containers. But having said that, I still have a weakness for natural substances that have been used for centuries. Simple, pure and often cheap. One such age old ingredient taken from nature is clay. Ancient trend[...]

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I am naturally very thrilled with all the products that I have, over the last few years, created for my skincare range. Although I was completely overwhelmed by the many super reactions to my Vitamin A Serum. This week I am launching yet another new product. And to let you into a secret, this is sort of [...]

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The annual congress of the American Academy of Dermatology, in the U.S.A, is the congress where everyone who knows anything about skin in the world, attends. It is held on the east coast one year and on the west coast the other. On this occasion it was the turn of Orlando, and was again a huge event. Her[...]

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I am often asked during interviews about new products, ideas and trends. Nine times out of ten, trends and ideas are devised by marketing departments and have little scientific basis. Having said that, I am still always interested, as it only takes one to come along which would solve all of our skin prob[...]

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Even when you use active skincare products, forget to take care of yourself and you will quickly eliminate the benefits of all those things. Here are seven habits you should say farewell to in 2017 (but better still in 2016) if you want to grow old beautifully and healthily. 1. Unprotected sunbathing N[...]

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Much concern in my inbox in the last few weeks. Swiss researchers concluded that aluminium salts like those used in deodorant pose a risk to breast cancer. It is not the first time this ‘unhealthy relationship’ has cropped up. So is deodorant really safe to use? Persistent message For years now there ha[...]

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Why is the skins pH level important? Should you always choose a neutral pH? And if facial cleansers do not display the pH, are they safe to use? A sample survey from the pharmacy. Healthy skin is acidic An acidic skin surface is crucial for an efficiently functioning skin which provides protection again[...]

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I have come across these twice this week: telomeres. They are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes which ensure that cells keep renewing themselves. First of all, an article about people who have had acne have less of a problem with wrinkles. Followed by an investigation into the rejuvenatin[...]

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Light skin, using out of date sun creams, applying an insufficient amount or, for example, mistakenly trusting in a thin white shirt or so-called all day sun cream products are well known risk factors for nasty sunburn. However, there are less obvious dangers lurking. Take four times extra care in the su[...]

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