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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Wow, I am so thrilled. A couple of weeks ago, when I was in the studio at a film shoot for my latest product, with Holland’s Next Top Model winner Akke Marije. Now, at last I can tell you more about it. This week, after extensive searching, and after much reading and testing, I am launching my Vitamin A [...]

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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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The lead up to Christmas is a special time of year. It is all glitter and gold that shines, not least in the world of cosmetics, but in the meantime unpleasant skin complaints can occur… From itchy clothing to Christmas tree rash. 1. Christmas stress Ridiculous actually. The Christmas holidays should be[...]

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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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A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the programme De rekenkamer. The editing team wanted to run an item about moisturisers. What do we use them for? What should they contain, what can they cost and are more expensive products better? A lot of my colleagues were less willing to divulge any informati[...]

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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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