All in Beauty

Review: African Botanics Skincare

Below are just a few of my favourites, all made for giving this Christmas - all very beautiful, authentic and the clever folk behind them continue to be as passionate about what they are doing as they are about our precious environment - for me that’s reason enough to buy and return, time and time again. I hope you find something here that will work for a loved one, friend or even yourself…after all you deserve a little gift too!

Festive Offerings

Below are just a few of my favourites, all made for giving this Christmas - all very beautiful, authentic and the clever folk behind them continue to be as passionate about what they are doing as they are about our precious environment - for me that’s reason enough to buy and return, time and time again. I hope you find something here that will work for a loved one, friend or even yourself…after all you deserve a little gift too!

My Skin Rules

I’m so grateful that my work helps me take more care of my body, my mind and my skin and, even if I say so myself, I’m feeling and looking better than in years. This I credit to a combination of what I am putting into my body, how and when I move my body and what I’m using on my skin.

Stressed Post-Summer Skin

Autumn is a great time for skin and as nature moves slowly inwards, why shouldn’t we do the same by spending a little time fast-forwarding our skin and indeed our bodies to a healthier, more radiant place.

Book Review: Pure Skin

I first met San Francisco-based Victoria Tsai, founder of boutique skincare brand Tatcha some eight years back when the range was first launched in Asia and I have been a fan of this glorious quintessential Japanese skincare ever since.

Review: Biologique Recherche @ The Greenhouse

Living many years in Asia I was fortunate enough to experience the numerous benefits of Biologique Recherche (or BR), the cult French brand that is finally making waves in this little corner of our world. Recently under the well experienced hands of Megan at The Greenhouse in Dublin's Dun Laoghaire, my skin was once again treated to the very best in BR customised facials.

Plant Powered Beauty

As regular readers may have noticed I am becoming ever more passionate about the power of plants - both on our plates and in our skincare. Fortunately more of these brands are coming to the fore, packed with honest-to-goodness plant medicine, without the toxic nasties that we now knowing are destroying our planet and our bodies.

Supreme C

Vitamin C is certainly having its moment. Every good reason too as the right product can leave skin looking and feeing smoother, brighter and more radiant and my go-to is the Supreme-C Serum Treatment by hip Scandinavian brand Nuori.

Glow: Your Complete Four-Week Guide to Healthy, Radiant Skin

Finally it's arrived! I am immensely proud to have combined my expertise (and qualifications) in both nutrition and cosmetic science in GLOW: Your Complete Four-Week Guide to Healthy, Radiant Skin with 60 Skin Nourishing Recipes on the bookshelves this week. GLOW will be officially launched during a skincare masterclass this Thursday, 8 March in Clodagh’s Kitchen, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin 1

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep by Professor Matthew Walker is a fascinating read. Basically he says that if you’re regularly clocking in at under seven hours a night, you’re doing yourself a disservice as grave as that of regularly smoking or drinking to excess. A sobering thought. 

Fresh Start

I know I have said this before but cleansing the face every morning and night is an absolute must for healthy skin. FULL STOP! And by this I mean a thorough cleanse - as opposed to just moving the dirt and grime over the face with a face wipe or cloth.

Think Skin

Spring isn't far off and the daffodils are waking up - so it's time to THINK SKIN. These tips along with the best skin-loving foods will make 2018 the best year yet for the largest organ in your body- the outer you.