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VITAMIN D

As the strength of sunlight fades, boost your vitamin D levels with a supplement. This essential hormone is synthesised in the skin by UV light but many of us have low levels, particularly during winter. Vitamin D is vital for strong bones and teeth, as well as influencing many other functions, including immunity and mood. Choose a product with vitamin D3, such as Better You DLux 1000 Spray.


GETTING TO SLEEP

If you go to sleep easily but tend to wake in the early hours, don’t fret. Bi-or poly-phasic sleep – sleeping in chunks, in other words – was the norm until the advent of electric light. According to neuroscientist Professor Gaby Badre, ‘Sleep is a cyclic phenomenon and waking during the night is natural, although we are not always aware of it. In fact, four to five hours of continuous sleep in the first part of the night covers our need for deep sleep. But to feel refreshed – with enough REM sleep (the dream period) – we generally need seven to eight hours in total. The essential point is the amount of sleep we have over 24 hours.’

You can add shorter chunks when you go back to sleep in the early hours and by napping after lunch. ‘We have a natural dip in alertness between 1pm and 4pm. But don’t nap for longer than 20 minutes,’ he counsels, to avoid feeling groggy afterwards. Read More…

Introducing LIXIRSKIN

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The Brand For Busy-But-Beauty-Obsessed Women Georgia Murray

 

Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy and the brains behind some of our favourite skincare brands, has put her experience and expertise front and centre with her own newly launched brand, LIXIRSKIN. Made up of six products, the blush pink packaging and sans-serif font may sit as pretty on our bathroom shelves as in our Instagram feed, but you’d be mistaken to dismiss this as yet another marketing campaign-driven brand. Having forged a career creating products for REN, Aromatherapy Associates and a pre-Estée Lauder-owned Jo Malone, Haydon says: “I was very aware that because of my background, I’d be watched. There was no point in launching a new range doing what everybody else had done.”

LIXIRSKIN is founded on three leading principles. The first? “It all started with the idea that, fundamentally, a good product is based on good ingredients,” Colette tells Refinery29. “So many brands right now differentiate themselves by either their natural or synthetic ingredients, but I think this is dated.” This refreshing take comes at a time when poll after poll is finding that women want their beauty products to be all-natural. So what is Colette proposing? “There are good, safe, effective ingredients, and there are bad, harmful and unsafe ingredients,” she explains. Read More…

LIXIRSKIN: The New Insta-Worthy Skincare Brand On The Block

Amazing skin without the effort? Um, yes please – Jacqueline Kilikita

 

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    If Glossier and Byredo had a baby, it’d look a little like new skincare brand LIXIRSKIN.

    The minimal, millennial pink packaging housing every product, from the insanely clever Electrogel Cleanser (read our verdict below) to the must-have Vitamin C Paste, is guaranteed to take your Instagram game – and your dressing table – to chic new heights.

    But it isn’t just about looks.

    The brainchild of Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy (who is also behind the formulas of an army of cult skincare products which are probably lining your bathroom shelf right now), LIXIRSKIN is set to work wonders on your skin, too.

    Taking an ‘advanced yet relaxed approach’ to skincare, Colette recently unveiled her debut collection which consists of six no-frills, straightforward (and seriously pretty) products that can be mixed, matched and rotated depending on your skin’s needs.

    Breakouts? Sorted. Pigmentation? It’s got you.

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Meet the New Insta Brand – LIXIRSKIN

Meet the New Insta Brand Giving Glossier a Run for Its Money – Shannon Peter

 

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    Of course, I’m still counting down the days until Glossier finally lands on UK soil (9 October, FYI) and I can stock up on my beloved Priming Moisturiser Rich without requiring a flight to NYC. But a few weeks ago, I spotted a new kid on the skincare block filling up my Insta feed: LIXIRSKIN. I don’t know whether it was the peachy-pink packaging or the straight-talking product names, but I knew I had to see if this new brand was worth the hype.

    I did some research. The brand was founded by Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy who, until now, has lived a life behind the heavy curtain of the beauty industry, quietly formulating incredible beauty products for heavyweight brands such as REN, HealGel and Jo Malone. You may not have heard her name, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find a fair few products in your bathroom cabinet that Haydon is responsible for.

    Her new baby, LIXIRSKIN, is a capsule collection of six easy-to-use and (fundamentally) easy-to-understand skincare products that will fit seamlessly amongst the products you’ve already come to know and love, or can form a pretty efficacious skincare regimen themselves. And since I started testing them a couple of weeks ago, I’ve found myself doing the latter—that’s how good they really are.

    So what’s all the fuss about? Keep scrolling to hear my product-by-product verdict. Read More…

Wow Dream Coat Anti-Frizz Spray

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Fighting frizz usually involves a heavy, gloopy serum, but this anti-humidity spray is light — and it works – By India Knight

 

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    It seems extraordinary to me that some people are untroubled by rain, hair-wise. It rains on their hair and they laugh gaily, hahaha, in that Four Weddings “Is it raining? I hadn’t noticed” way. And then their hair dries and it looks nice. Ha! (This is not a gay laugh. It is a furious, bitter laugh.) Sometimes it dries in a poetically wavy way, in the sort of waves that people spend hours trying to create with a hot wand, the sort of waves that ought to be rippling in the sun, in a meadow. Or sometimes it dries and it’s as though it hadn’t rained at all.

    These people are massively annoying. If my curly, coloured, processed hair gets rained on, it turns into a giant cloud of frizz. It looks like spindly, fluffy weeds. It reminds me of a character called the Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair in Susanna Clarke’s book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell — a perfect thing to read as the nights draw in, actually; the BBC’s adaptation was also excellent. Anyhow, my point is that nobody wants their hair to remind them of thistledown, or gentlemen, for that matter.
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The Dr Behind Everyone’s A-List Pouts Launches Lip Plumping Products: Stock up now before they sell out – Chloe Burcham

 

Lusting after big lips is not a new phenomenon. Granted, Kylie Jenner might’ve got everyone on instagram talking about pillowy pouts but from 90s Angelina Jolie to 00s RiRi: juicy lips have always been at the top of people’s wish lists. But now, whether it’s down to fillers, plumpers or a Snapchat filter that gives you that puckered up pout – it seems like everyone is after XXL lips.

And no one knows lips like award-winning cosmetic doctor Dr Esho of The ESHO Clinic. He’s the man behind all the celebs plumped up pouts and now, he’s launching his own lip line.

Move over Kylie Cosmetics… Dr Esho is here.

 

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