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

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