The better retinol for better skin

Jan Marini Retinol Plus

Retinol, Retinol, Retinol this is the game changer for ageing skin as far as I am concerned.  I may not be a Doctor but I can almost guarantee that most dermatologists would agree with this statement.  Retinol is a cell communicating ingredient helping to speed up the skin cell turnover which in turn helps to create healthier skin cells and increase collagen over time.  People often comment on my youthful skin and I honestly believe it comes down to my persistent use of retinol for over the Continue reading

Lip Balm Review, get lippy with Jack Black Intense Lip Balm Therapy


Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip BalmMy lip balm review is on Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms they are simply heavenly.  Okay so their marketing is aimed towards men, but rest assured these lovelies are for both genders.  The lip balms are clear in colour, super moisturising and come in the most divine of flavours like black tea and blackberry, grapefruit and ginger, natural mint and shea butter and lemon and chamomile.  My favourite one Continue reading

exfoliating ocean shower with the cult Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap

Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap I absolutely adore this Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap. It has got to be one of the most refreshing exfoliating but gentle soaps around.   The soap smells like the sea as it lathers then it leaves a lingering clean smell for hours. It’s a triple-milled soap featuring mineral-rich salts naturally obtained from seawater, it also Continue reading

One of the best apothecaries around

Merz Apothecary

Merz Apothecary I have a mild obsession (understatement alert) with apothecaries so I decided to spread weekly beauty love to my readers featuring my favourite and best apothecaries.  Top of my list for hard to find European products is Merz Apothecary in Chicago.  Merz (also referred to as smallflower for online shoppers), has been Continue reading

Cleansing Spa Wipes by Koh Gen Do: the rolls-royce of skin wipes

Ken Doh Spa Cloth WipesThe Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Wipes are the rolls-royce of skin wipes.  They are made of the softest cloth I have ever felt as far as wipes go (the cloth is certified organic in Japan) and are soaked in mineral-rich cleansing spa thermal water from Yumura Hot Springs in Izumo, Japan.  They are extremely effective and in one wipe can clean your skin beautifully.  They are Continue reading

Fresh lavender smelling locks with Lulu Organics Hair Powder

Lulu Organics Hair PowderI use  Lulu Organics Hair Powder as an alternative to dry shampoo, it’s an all natural product and makes your smell ridiculously delish.  I use the travel size and pop it in my handbag and use it when I am on the go and don’t have time to wash my hair.  It’s an ALL organic, talc-free silky Continue reading

Fresh Rose Mask: one of my fave face masks for tired skin

Fresh Rose Mask I love reviewing masks (previous reviews here) and applying them is one of my favourite things to do on a weekend, and I have to say that the Fresh Rose Face Mask is one of my fave face masks to use. It has rose petals in it and is thick and gooey in a good way.  I avoid  applying make up after I use this mask as my skin glows and looks crystal clear.  Continue reading

Fermented Cod Liver Oil is the best superfood for your skin

Fermend Cod Liver Oil Capsules Fermented Cod Liver Oil Fermented Cod Liver oil is the best superfood for your skin.  Most would remember their grannies force feeding it to them as children.  These are the capsules I take which include ‘Butter Oil’ which have no fishy aftertaste what so ever and have vastly improved the condition of my skin and  hair.  It has the best source of Vitamin D, a great source of Vitamin A and essential fatty acids which all work together to deliver a healthy skin (along with many other great benefits too like improving your memory and your immune system).  Continue reading

Lancome Bi Facil Holy Grail of Eye Make Up Removers

Lancome Bi Facil Eye Make Up RemoverLancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover is the holy grail of all eye make up removers that has a cult like following.  It doesn’t matter how much eye makeup you have on, it will remove it in one wipe and leaves no oily residue, which avoids any blurred vision.  It’s also very gentle which is très important as the skin around your eye is said to be 7-10 times thinner than the rest of your face.  Continue reading

Three cleansers that will change your life

Liz Earle Cleanser These are my top three favourite cleansers:

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish really is just the bees knees, I cannot even begin to describe how beautifully clean my face feels after using it.  It’s fun to use and comes in a pretty  pack with a cloth. After a good cleanse (some 3 minutes later) my skin is akin to baby’s bottom, seriously huh-mazing! It contains purifying eucalyptus essential oil, invigorating rosemary and soothing chamomile extracts, and skin-softening cocoa butter. A UK favourite it has won over 75 beauty awards and is available internationally online from here. Jan Marini Cleanser

I have been using Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser for years and it really is the business, hard working but not irritating and great for acne prone or mature skin. It is a gentle soap-free, non-irritating cleanser with glycolic acid that rinses completely, it contains sorbitol, a natural humectant derived from berries that leaves the skin soft and hydrated and has glycolic acid which is a fantastic follicular cleansing agent.  I use this with my clairsonic and my skin really glows.  I buy it here.

Bioderma Cleanser Make Up RemoverWhen I lived in Paris, Bioderma make up remover/cleanser was in pharmacies and supermarkets everywhere (for cheap!).  Models stock up on this “miracle water” when they are in Paris.  Make up artists also love using it as it’s gentle and effective and works on any skin without irritation.  Continue reading

Antioxidant face serum packed full of goodness

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment

I love this antioxidant face serum, when I walked into a renowned cosmetic surgeon’s office in London he said the best thing for my skin was Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment.  This is the go to product for magazine editors and models and for those who are skin obsessed.  It’s featured in the top 5 on countless anti ageing hit lists. This is one product you can bank on for results! Continue reading

Lotion P50 review Toner for Flawless Skin

Lotion P50Lotion P50 Toner is part of Dr Philippe Allouche’s French Skin Care Line Biologique Recherche has been around since 1978, during these four decades one of his products has gained urban skin legend status: The lotion P50 exfoliating toner.  Celebrities, models, aristocrats, cosmetic surgeons far and wide love this product and some call it miracle in a bottle.  It is made with natural ingredients, lactic acid, witch hazel, vitamins and myrhh extract the product is not harsh like many toners can be, and is suitable even for the most sensitive of skins.  Continue reading