About Beauty Bible

The first Beauty Bible book was launched in 1966, and since then there have been six bestsellers in the series, including The 21st Century Beauty Bible, The Green Beauty Bible and The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. Beauty Bible's mission is to help real women take a short-cut to products that truly work, and in addition to being a completely unbiased voice in the world of beauty, the books and website feature the real-life observations of over 20,000 women who've tried products for Beauty Bible since its launch, making this the biggest-ever independent survey of beauty products ever carried out in the world.

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10 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

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All year round, you need to keep your immune system in the best possible condition so it can work at its very best to keep you well. But at this time of year – when bugs seem to be flying around and our immune system can be challenged by getting chilled at a freezing bus stop, or simply running on empty after Christmas – it’s very easy for the immune system to take a dip, and for us to wind up in bed. So this month, we’d like to share some tips from our book The Green Beauty Bible, to help you stay well through the year’s early, health-challenging months. Read More…

Lip Service

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Women eat, chew and lick our way through the equivalent of as many as four lipsticks, in a lifetime. (Or two tubes a year – depending on which expert we’re talking to.) So not surprisingly, at Beauty Bible we’ve always been rather keen that lip products should be good enough to eat.

Because of course while the debate rages about exactly how much of a body moisturiser or a skin toner is absorbed into the skin, there is no debate about where your lip products are ending up. The same place as your breakfast, lunch and dinner, basically. ‘Conventional’ lipsticks may contain paraffin, saccharine, mineral oil and synthetic colours, as well as fragrance – think: that nostalgic ‘mummy’s lipstick’ smell – which can be very drying to the lips. Read More…

Save Your Neck

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To paraphrase Nora Ephron, don’t feel bad about your neck.

We love Nora Ephron (screenwriter for Heartburn, Julie & Julia etc.), and author of the hilarious (and wise) collection of essays, I Feel Bad About My Neck, in which she writes: ‘One of my biggest regrets – bigger even than not buying the apartment on East Seventh-fifth Street, bigger even than my worst romantic catastrophe – is that I didn’t spend my youth staring lovingly at my neck. It never crossed my mind to be grateful for it…. Of course now I am older, I’m wise and sage and mellow. And it’s also true that I honestly do understand just what matters in life. But guess what? It’s my neck.’

We agree with Nora that necks can be angst-inducing. But we say: any neck – even ‘turkey neck’ (a horrible term for a sagging neck) – can be improved, with targeted and diligent TLC. So here’s some wisdom from The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible (NB Victoria Health is the only place where you can buy copies that have been signed by us…) Read More…

Look Better In Pictures And Feel Better About Yourself

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We used to think that a friend of ours – then editor of Tatler – was being so grand when she refused to be photographed before lunchtime. Now we absolutely understand what she meant. One of the commonest causes of those ‘oh, s**t’ moments – when we really feel like we’ve fast-forwarded a decade or two – is seeing ourselves in a hideous snap. ‘Do I really look like that…?’ Well, the answer is not really: in real life, people take in all of you (voice, smile, twinkling eyes) – whereas in a snapshot, it’s so easy to see only your flaws.

So: we believe in positive reinforcement. Remember: it’s possible to take a hideous picture of anyone (think of all those ‘drunken’ celebrity shots which actually caught them mid-blink). But it makes all of us feel better about ourselves if we can glimpse at a photo and go, ‘Actually, not looking so bad…’ Read More…

Eye Bags

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The hay fever season, this year, seems to be going on forever – which is just one reason why we get many, many e-mails to www.beautybible.com about the problem of eye bags.

We know they really, really bother women. More so, in some cases, than lines and wrinkles. (We all develop lines and wrinkles, over time, but not everyone is prey to eye bags.)

So, as a little ‘taster’ of what’s in our book The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, for this month’s VH editorial we thought we’d share with you some of the secrets we’ve learned over – oooh, too many years to count, in the beauty business. Because they really work! Read More…