Blog 2018-11-15T12:17:17+00:00

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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SAVE OR SPEND REVIEW: Sophisticated Skincare [without the price tag]

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Facial Ageing, Product Reviews, Skin Concerns, Skincare Shopping, Skincare Tips, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I encourage my clients to aim high in terms of their skincare products. To treat themselves to NICE skin feel & scent as well as interesting & effective active ingredients, good for their skin type.. It is

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Best Facial Oil For Your Skin Type

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping, Skincare Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When looking for a facial oil, buy the best for your skin type. Pure plant oils differ in how they feel on your facial skin; dependent on your skin type. Read through the participants' comments on texture,

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Highlights from the show: Face&Body, Chicago 2016

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, In the Media, Inspirational People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Face&Body Expo, Chicago March 12 - 14, 2016. One of the best beauty shows I have experienced - informative presentations, best examples of "organic" and "active" skincare brands. I have a talk on the benefits

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Beauty Sleep: Beneficial or Damaging?

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Facial Ageing, Skin Concerns, Skincare Research, Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Long, sound and refreshing sleep for facial beauty Much of beauty is based on scientific advances, particularly in skincare. The Sleep Report (2014) compiled by This Works (and brought to my attention by Sunday Times) quotes research from

Facial Therapy: Zone & Season Specific

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Facial Massage, Facial Yoga, Skin Concerns, Skincare Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Specific anti-ageing technologies should be targeting different facial zones and ageing features. Technologies on my wish list are new, clinically relevant and evidence-based yet accessible (distribution channel and price) for my clients. The appearance of facial

FaceWorkshops Case Study: Body Shop Facial Workout

By | February 28th, 2016|Categories: FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Facial Massage, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In our February FaceWorkshops MiniCase Study, we tried the new Body Shop facial massage. I did not have many volunteers for this routine, therefore only two - however, very comprehensive views - below. REVITALISING DANCE FACIAL WORKOUT 

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Consumer Attitudes & Beauty Trends [SCS RGNorth]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: Skincare Shopping, Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Canadean are a market research company looking at beauty market value and trends.  The Western European market is worth 69.2 bn, with 0.3 % forecast growth (2014 - 2019). The growth is slow, almost stagnating due

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