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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An estimated one in five women in Europe suffers from Rosacea. So how does this unpleasant skin condition often miss being diagnosed by Doctors? Here is a list of the most common Rosacea triggers. I wonder if you will recognise any. In fact, Rosacea is a vascular condition. Blood vessels on the surface [...]

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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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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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In my previous blog I promised to bring you some Oatmeal-Do-it-yourself tips. Oatmeal contains lots of different active properties, making it very versatile. You'll discover this if you search the internet; oatmeal is used for treating athlete's foot, chicken pox, insect bites, itching, eczema, dry skin,[...]

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I cannot help but write again about the cleansing of your face. Good cleansing is an essential step in your skincare regime and, sadly, I see countless problems in people who either cleanse too often or use the wrong products. A properly cleansed skin glows, is well hydrated with minimal risk of blocked [...]

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A trip to the beauty counter at your local department store and you come home with a fortune in eye cream, day-night cream, serums, moisturisers and some ‘special products’ to treat spots, pimples, pores and wrinkles. And if the salesperson is to be believed all those things are equally essential! I hav[...]

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Spots, bumps, chapped red skin, itching; half of the people in the Netherlands regularly suffer from this. And the industry has conveniently dived on this. The shelves are full of soothing creams and ointments for sensitive skin.

That we suffer massively from sensitive skin is not so surprising if you think that the Netherlands woman uses on average between 9 and 12 skincare products per day and doesn’t actually know what she should be aware of when buying a product. The latter became painfully clear to me last week when analysin[...]

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You’ll find information in my blog about what does and what simply doesn’t work for your skin. It is important how you use your products, but equally important is which products to use. The INCI (also known as the ingredients list) is not easy for everyone to understand. But even if you do understand i[...]

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