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Helping Hands

  • Renouve

    An anti-ageing hand sanitizer? What a great idea. Renouve contains antibacterial organic bitter orange peel extract, plus palmitoyl tripeptide-5, shown to help skin repair itself.

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High-Glitz Haircare

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High-Glitz Haircare

  • Phylia de M

    I’m most excited about two new ‘natural ranges’, not just because they’re natural, but because they had the best effect on the quality of my hair, which tends to look lank on top and frizzy at the bottom in my home test ….. the second is Phylia de M. That line, from £60 for their new Re-Connect toner (the shampoo, Clean, starts at £28) came about when Japanese former oncologist, Dr Dick Miyayama, who moved to Mexico to fuse his passion for Mayan herbology, with a love of all things high-tech, and his Los Angeles goddaughter and business partner, Kazu Namise, started to think of hair as being like grass: ie, in need of fertiliser.

    What if they applied natural, fertiliser-type ingredients to help it grow (think aloe and tannic and fulvic acids)? The idea is that the nerve ending to the hair follicle is, yes, reconnected, thanks to restoring the supply of keratin to the hair.

    Frankly, given the number of claims made about this particular line – your hair will start growing back where you thought it was gone for good; hour greys will take longer to appear; your nails will get stronger – it’s amazing it hasn’t been dispatched on a peacekeeping mission to some far-flung war-torn outpost.

    My middle-aged husband, worried about hair loss as is the wont of all middle-aged husbands, was, for the first in the history of samples passing through our bathroom, interested enough to try.

    And after testing the trio of shampoo, conditioner and toner myself? Well, you know those really annoying women who fiddle with their hair while they’re talking to yu. Yup. That’s now me. Excuse me while I go wash my hair.
    Phylia de M3 Step Kit, Re-Connect

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Swallow Some New Vitality

  • Magnolia Rhodiola Complex

    Find your stress profile and check uber pharmacist Shabir Daya’s pick…

    All-Day Strain
    When every hour nudges your stress-o-meter upwards, cosset your adrenals with B and C vitamins – those glands need lots! Try AD206 by BioCare, with its host of Bs! £10.75 for capsules.

    Energy Draining Anxiety
    Give yourself a boost with good old ginseng, paired with B vits to ease stress and give you a lift! Try Daily Energy, which also has herbs to help regulate sugar levels, and kill the afternoon slump. £25 for 60 capsules.

    Brain Racing Pressure
    Handling manic days but not the floor-walking nights? Go for magnolia rhodiola, which helps relax nerves and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. Try Magnolia Rhodiola Complex

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