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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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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My children have a small bottle of Yakult with their breakfast each morning. I initiated this routine after a fascinating reading by a Paediatrician about the advantageous effect of probiotics. My only concern is that the contents of the bottle of Yakult are not quite the same as that tested in the resea[...]

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An accident in the kitchen, falling off your bike, or that huge spot on your chin that you just can’t leave alone… Your skin protects your body against external damage, but sometimes it isn’t strong enough. And then it is important to know what you can do to help your skin heal. For scars are awful and p[...]

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I regularly receive questions about the much publicised popular cleansing brush, the Clarisonic. Is this technique actually any good for your skin? Does it work and is it safe? You can assume that the research on the use of this, so-called, sonic brush has been carried out by the manufacturers themselve[...]

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The question: ‘What happens to the cream you put on your skin?’ was put to me a month ago by Rineke Voogt, Editor at the Volkskrant. I think she was sorry she asked the question after hearing my monologue reply. As there is so much to tell about the effects of cosmetic ingredients in and on the skin! For[...]

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If you walk into a pharmacy you’ll find pH-neutral products on the shelves. If you would like to know whether special pH-neutral products are really necessary or that it is just another marketing trick then read on… Our skin has a natural protection layer, which is called the acid mantle. It is composed[...]

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I often think back to my time in the Dermatology unit at the Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam. It was heart breaking to see the children covered from top to toe in ointment and bandages. They were in a lot of discomfort from the itching and had to wear special gloves to stop them from scratching t[...]

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Isn’t it just awful when you are running late, you take one last look in the mirror and you notice lots of tiny bits of peel on those beautifully glossed lips! And if your lipstick is red then there is no escaping the drama… I am now going to tell you how this happens but, far more importantly, how you c[...]

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Now the winter tyres are on the car, the ice and snow clearing equipment is on standby in the garage (we don’t want to get caught out this year….), indoors the central heating is belting out we are suffering again. Dry flaky skin.

If you are not able to solve the problem with your carefully selected products (I hope at least that that was successful with the help from advice in my blog), there is one last resort. The good old fashioned jar of vaseline. Vaseline What very few people realise is that virtually all scientific resear[...]

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