All tagged Skincare

Book Review: Sober, Curious

I have been stalling on posting this review for the past few weeks - not because I didn’t like the book (I loved it!) - but because I wanted to accompany the review with a personal commitment and, as with everything in life it seems, the time wasn’t right.

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.

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.

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.

Young Adult Essentials

My biggest concern for the many well meaning young adults is their overuse of often inappropriate skincare - skin acids in particular - that can literally tear away the fragile outer acid mantle of the skin leaving it dangerously thin and delicate.

What makes a great facial?

Working in the the wellness/skincare industry for many years now I am regularly asked for recommendations on where to go for the best facial. My reply depends on WHO the person delivering that facial is and what products they use - both being intimately connected.  

Calm your Skin

Our skin can rear up at any time but most especially during the hormonal fluctuations and periods of stress. And we know that what we eat largely dictates how well our body feels, looks and operates - so our skin, being the visible us to the greater world, really tells it all. 

Get the GLOW

I'm on a mission - watch this space! At this stage in my life, I know a wrinkle-free face is not an option. Nor, in all honesty, do I want one. Seriously, what sort of a scary mid-life-mother-of-3 would I resemble with a blank, lifeless canvas as a face?

Should you Double Cleanse?

I'm a recent convert to double cleansing as have always tried to keep my skincare routine as fast and efficient as possible, simply because I just don't have the time for lengthy rituals. But, having recently tested the Double Cleanse System by hip Irish brand Pestle & Mortar, I have to admit that I was wrong and I am well and truly hooked!

Modern Botany

Hardly surprising that the words 'clean' 'fresh' and 'natural' come to mind when describing this beautiful oil that is perfect for moisturising and cleansing and works wonders on dry cuticles and scars. 

A time & place

As the silly season is well and truly here, my ageing skin is seriously struggling with the combination of alcohol overload and lack of sleep. This is when I realise that not all masks are created equal.

Review: Goldfaden MD

What I love most about Goldfaden MD is that it feels beautiful and my skin mops up every last residue.

The products are overflowing with active plant cells and anti-oxidant rich ingredients and much more too while also ticking many of those ethical boxes.

Argan Oil

The timeless benefits of pure Argan Oil

What sets Kahina Giving Beauty and Wild Wood Groves apart is their purity and commitment to preserving and empowering the indigenous Berber women who have worked for centuries to bring these beauty benefits to life for us all.