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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Every day I read the most amazing, ridiculous or sensational stories from and about the cosmetics world. It is almost impossible to keep up with news items and trends, plus skincare science never stands still. I found this interesting list of five untiring consumer practises for the cosmetics industry on[...]

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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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Research from the AMC revealed that a cold shower each day is healthy and leads to a reduction in sick leave. Such a daily cold start has already been shown to have a positive effect on depression. But what does a splash of cold water actually do to skin? Will it make you firm and radiant again? Lovely [...]

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The three most helpful hair removal facts and fables at a glance: ‘Does hair grow back thicker, darker and coarser after shaving?’ ‘Does waxing cause less hair growth?’ ‘Does your hair grow more quickly in the summer?’

Finally, summer is here! But to be honest my legs aren’t quite ready for it yet! And I’m sure that I am not the only woman who is guilty of some overdue maintenance… To get you in the right frame of mind today I have listed the three most helpful hair removal facts and fables below: Hairs grow back thi[...]

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If there were a top ten of anti-ageing products which could shrink everything except your wrinkles, at most your bank balance, then creams containing stem cells would rate highly. Although stem cell research actually can and should change medical science, research into the application is still in its ear[...]

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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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After the episode of Zapp (broadcast on the 6 February 2016) it was again apparent how difficult it is to change those fables surrounding the causes of acne. It’s time to clear up the most popular ones... A matter of outgrowing it? Indeed, one of the biggest misconceptions is that you just need to ‘grow[...]

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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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That melancholy virus always takes a hold of me just before the New Year. It is such a cliché phrase, but how time flies! When I was telling a journalist recently that I have four children, I suddenly realised that they aren’t so little anymore. My oldest is at secondary school now and regularly borrows [...]

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