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Conversation About Facial Oils with India Knight

By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Facial Massage, Skincare Tips, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I read India Knight's Sunday Times Style column with interest and, secretly, have a conversation with her every time she publishes a piece on facial skincare. The Strike Oil article on 1st January caught my

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London ‘Power Facials’ in Yorkshire

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Massage|Tags: , , , |

In the New Year, we will be discussing the "power facial" and "face gym" as an alternative to Botox. All of the most sought-after London facialists are offering facial massage-based treatments: Nicola Joss is renowned for incorporating internal

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Sensitive & Dry Skin In Winter

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Skin Concerns, Skincare Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lack of hydration in winter months demonstrates as dry, tight feeling skin that is red, itchy and scaly. Ingredients For Sensitive Skin in Winter I have an expertise in treating sensitive skin types; many of

Visible Results, Relevant to Consumers

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: Facial Ageing, Facial Yoga, Skincare Research|Tags: , , , , , |

In their recent paper on Evolutionary Psychology of Physical Attraction and the Role of Skin Condition in Perception of Beauty published by the IFSCC magazine, the authors have quantified the visible difference in perception of skin colour

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4 Active: RENOVAGE™ For Cell Longevity

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Product Reviews, Skin Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"We assess facial appearance as a whole; unconsciously adding-up visible signs of ageing. Restoring a youthful appearance means reducing the appearance of multiple parameters - lines and wrinkles, sagging [loss of tone], pigmentation, redness, dry skin, dilated

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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Product Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The new Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit contains caviar extract, soy phyto placenta extract and bio peptide - for youthful and firm looking skin. Included within the kit are four 6ml Super Lift Gel sachets, an

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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Cuvee 2016 Advent Calendar

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Facial Ageing, Product Reviews, Skin Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We ran a small perception study on the 2016 Aldi Cuvee Royal Advent Calendar, which features 24 skincare treats for the month of December. The calendar contains a mix of 'mini-treatment ampules' for all skin types, including

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Effective Skincare [Without the Price Tag]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Facial Massage, Skin Concerns, Skincare Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There is more to an effective skincare routine than expensive products! I come across women who are devoted to expensive skincare brands, yet with little visible result to their skin, and others who do wonders on a shoe

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The Golden Touch: Evidence Base for Self-Massage [SPC, Oct 2016]

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Massage, Skin Concerns, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

Innovation in Skincare A review of evidence-based self-massage techniques and their physiological benefits - specific modes of massage deliver tailored effects.     Working with Brands to enhance their efficacy with scientifically substantiated claims. Link to

SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Special Buys Skincare 2016

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the clinic, I favour skincare product purchases that can be a) repeated and b) returned and refunded in case of sensitisation. I also appreciate a brand portfolio which allows for creating skin-type-specific skincare routines. However,

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Skin Supplements: Acne/Rosacea, Anti-ageing

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Ageing, Skin Concerns, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My clinical experience with supplements to improve skin health is empirical. I work in an affluent area of East Yorkshire, yet the number of my clients that are: a) dedicated enough to adjust their lifestyle and food choices

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French Women’s Attitudes to Ageing

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Skin Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  One thousand French women took part in the beauty survey - let's look at their views on attitudes toward beauty and ageing (perceptions of internal and external age) and concerns about skin ageing and

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The Proof IS In The Mirror

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Facial Ageing, Skin Concerns, Skincare Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My recent column in Cosmetics & Toiletries looks into skin diagnostics and the way we judge the efficacy of our skincare products at home. Living in the digital world of self-scrutiny - and “on-display” - through social

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