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British Brands: Sam Farmer

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Skincare Shopping, Skincare Tips, Society of Cosmetic Scientists|Tags: , , , , , , |

"A teen range that really works, without the hype." Exclusively available in SpaceNK I am a fan of the way Sam Farmer approaches skincare for teenage children. A British "clean-looking", unisex, sustainable brand with no

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Choices in Anti-Ageing: The Botox & Fillers Alternative

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Ageing, Facial Yoga|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A good analogy for the holistic approach I advocate for the face - personalised skincare routine, professional treatments and at-home facial exercise - is exercising the body.   If we want to tone up and achieve

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New vs. Innovative Skincare

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping, Skincare Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Launching new or innovative skincare products? The beauty market is saturated, yet in perpetual need of NEW products (35 % of purchases annually) that are not always scientifically relevant or innovative.. PACKAGING. Creating value in the eyes of the consumer often stems

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Be Smart About Anti-Ageing Skincare

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Facial Ageing, Facial Massage, Facial Yoga, Skincare Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Looking good for your age feels fabulous. And quality skincare does not have to break the bank - the results are also in your (and your facialist's) hands.  Facial creams are only a part of the solution. It

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Your Face: My Personal and Professional Journey

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Facial Ageing, Facial Massage, Facial Yoga, Skincare Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

People’s faces interest me – they convey so much about our nature, feelings and life experiences! The nostalgic weather in mid November always reminds me of the days, when the Berlin Wall came down and the Velvet

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Seduction or Camouflage? Why Do You Use Make-Up?

By | July 4th, 2012|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

French LVMH Research published an article in the Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2008, looking at the role of make-up in our lives. Make-up application stimulates three of our senses: touch (application) smell (fragrance) sight

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The Art of Ageing by Diane von Furstenberg

By | May 16th, 2012|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Ageing|Tags: , , , , |

“People believe that old age starts at 54 and youth ends at 32. The Government calls for reappraisal of attitudes towards age, given Britain’s rapidly ageing population.”   A survey by the Department for Work

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Famous Women on Beauty and Ageing: Quotations

By | May 16th, 2012|Categories: Aesthetic Rules & Beauty, Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Ageing|Tags: , , , , , , |

In any culture, beauty has been about perfection but concepts of what constitutes "perfection" have changed over the centuries. As the population ages, it could well be that concepts of beauty will shift. We live

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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW? YSL Forever Youth Liberator vs. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10

By | February 28th, 2012|Categories: Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping|Tags: , , , , |

Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 (30 ml), £29.50 vs. YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum (30 ml), £60 L’Oreal is the parent company of both YSL and Vichy and has launched the new YSL skincare line

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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW? Lancome Genifique vs. L’Oreal Youth Code

By | November 15th, 2011|Categories: FaceWorkshops, Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being an insider allows me to comment on the technology used in skincare: not many people understand that Lancome is a L’Oreal brand and sharing technologies across the board within one company is to be

Ethical Skincare: Sustainable or Organic?

By | November 15th, 2011|Categories: Skincare Shopping, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

I prefer recommending ethical skincare as I feel better using products that respect nature and help local communities. Is sometimes sustainable better than organic? To differentiate the benefits of both, please read below. Sustainable Skincare

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