February. This is the newsletter where we launch several new products, all of which are making me smile rather a lot. I mean what do you do when your bestselling beauty product may be upstaged by a stunning new alternative; you will discover that below. We also launch new products from The Light Salon and Lixirskin, together with a fabulous new deodorant which ticks all the right boxes.
On the health front, with February being bleak, cold and dark (well it is in the UK), Shabir takes a look at SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and then there is another Trinny and Shabir moment (well maybe it’s about 30 minutes) where they throw the focus on upliftment and positivity. I give you all the news and feedback from the January newsletter and I also announce the death of a brand in the UK, which I still can’t believe.
Additionally there are a few (make that three) hard-hitting treats scattered here and there, mostly because I will always uphold brilliance in products and it is my way of sharing that brilliance with each of you. Let’s do it:
C-Deep Vitamin C Serum
As so many of you know, our bestselling beauty product is Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid. It has been hailed here, there and everywhere as being one of the best Vitamin C serums available and half the world seems to be using it. I’m not surprised because Vitamin C products are invariably at the top of the beauty charts as a ‘must-use’, but, as ever all Vitamin C products are not created equally.
It would be the easiest thing in the world to become complacent and most would say that we need our heads examined by releasing another Vitamin C serum, but research and development is key and it always has been. There are times when I write that we should all change over to the latest product, but I’m not doing that here, although I will tell you that I have moved on and now use C-Deep Vitamin C Serum.
C-Deep Vitamin C Serum penetrates the skin deeper than traditional Vitamin C serums. It does this by the inclusion of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a form of Vitamin C which has been modified to be soluble in oil or lipids. It enters the skin faster and deeper than any other form of Vitamin C and that’s rather monumental. Repeat. Monumental.
A word or two here about the science. Vitamin C derivatives need to be converted into L-ascorbic acid and this is what helps fade away age spots, enhances collagen production and fights free radicals. Studies indicate that Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate not only converts into L-ascorbic acid, but also behaves in exactly the same way, but with far quicker and better results. And that’s a result, in and of itself.
It goes without saying that this is another one of Shabir’s formulations and he chose to suspend Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate in Squalane, a light oil which is easily absorbed into the skin. Traditionally, L-ascorbic acid Vitamin C serums are water-soluble and are unable to penetrate the rich oil barrier that lies just above the deepest layer of our skin, the dermis. That all changes with C-Deep Vitamin C Serum because it is oil-based. Deep is deep.
Anyway, like most things health and beauty related, there is a veritable minefield of confusion over Vitamin C products. For sure there will always be conflicting views, but these are mostly for commercial reasons, which I choose to ignore quite honestly. Instead, I think it is far more important to demystify Vitamin C, which is what Shabir has done in his article, linked below, where you can read more about the limiting factors of Vitamin C, Vitamin C derivatives and, of course, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
Finally, we are recommending using one or two drops of C-Deep (one is enough for me) after cleansing and before any other serum, both in the morning and the evening. A radical change. Yes, I think so. All things bright and beautiful. Start using. Start singing.
VH Editorial: Is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate The Best Vitamin C Serum?; C-Deep Vitamin C Serum £18 for 30 ml; Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid £10 for 30 ml
The Boost Advanced LED Light Therapy Décolletage Bib
Look, before I write anything, can we please just agree to call this ‘The Bib’ rather than it’s full name otherwise I’ll by typing this section forever, and I don’t have forever. What I do have is extreme joy and happiness as, together with the Light Salon girls, Hannah Measures and Laura Ferguson, we launch the long-awaited Light Salon Bib.
It is almost, but not quite, a year since we launched the Boost At-Home LED Treatment Mask for the face and my goodness what a launch that was. We really didn’t know what to expect, but it all went a bit wild basically because of the extraordinary efficacy of light therapy and the fact that we could dose ourselves with LED light at home. And so we did.
And now The Bib. In short, it treats the neck and chest. Necks, girls (and boys), necks. Yep. Those ‘I Feel Bad About My Neck’ moments, immortalised by the late great Nora Ephron, could be over. Cue Roy Orbison. It’s OVER. And sing. More singing. This is the singing newsletter. Perhaps.
Anyway, back to it and back is the optimum word here because you can also use The Bib on your back, helping to reduce the appearance of pigmentation or scarring caused from the likes of sun exposure or back acne and on a deeper level it will also help heal aches and pains. So let’s take a look at all of this.
A powerful results-driven treatment, The Bib is designed to target and treat specific areas of the body in just ten minutes by combining Red 633nm and Near-Infrared 830nm. The Red light works by helping to stimulate collagen, targeting superficial inflammation, which will encourage healing, calming, redness and will also help even skin tone.
The Near-Infrared light promotes tissue regeneration and healing, helping to relieve stress. It also helps to improve bone density and soothe and support muscle aches and pains.
As you would expect, I have been testing The Bib for several months. Obviously it’s been on my neck and chest, I’ve wrapped it round my thighs (secretly I think it may help with cellulite issues), I’ve reversed it when I have neck and shoulder pain, its been on my lower back and on my hands and feet.
I have no problem with growing up (aka getting older!), but as I have often said, I will not go under the knife or have injections, but that is of course a personal choice. That said, what I do know is that that I will not have a scraggy neck or ‘old’ hands either. So a tip for the hands. Drench them in Hyaluronic Acid Serum and blast them under The Bib for ten or twenty minutes. I do twenty because I’m obsessed.
My newish look is walking around with both masks on, The Treatment Mask and The Bib. For the sake of others, I recommend not opening your front door, lest it could induce heart failure and perhaps it’s best to lock yourself up somewhere. But love them I do. I am such a strong believer in the benefits of light therapy and have been for the longest time.
Finally, when you order The Bib, you will automatically receive a pack of three Hydrogel Décolletage Masks (value £42). There is a mask included with The Bib, but this is an ongoing gift with purchase, basically because Hannah, Laura and I believe you will adore them. Fast tracking excellence. And before you ask, yes, you can slap them on your thighs. Anything goes. It always does.
The Boost Advanced LED Light Therapy Décolletage Bib £445 (GWP: Hydrogel Décolletage Masks worth £42); Boost At-Home LED Treatment Mask £395; Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Garden of Wisdom for VH £9 for 30 ml
Night Switch Essential Lipids by Lixirskin
On with the new, but a few words from me first. As so many of you know, when we launched Lixirskin, for and on behalf of Dr Colette Haydon, the whole ethos of the brand was simplicity, which was way ahead of the current ‘simplicity’ zeitgeist.
When you make a stand for simplicity, the brand has to conform to its launch promise. In so doing Lixirskin was never going to be a brand that created new products just for the sake of it. I am not sure how many hours Colette and I have spent talking about this, but what we both know is that if Lixirskin was going to launch a new product, it had to be incredibly special and worthy of sitting alongside the original line-up. Night Switch Essential Lipids is that product. Colette, the stage is yours:
‘Today nobody should suffer from dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is described as a skin type lacking lipids and dehydrated skin as a skin concern when it lacks water, courtesy of sensitivity, irritation, stress, travelling, seasonal or hormonal changes. Do not waste time trying to diagnose whether you have one or the other. The reality is that a lack of lipids reduces the ability of the skin to retain water so it becomes dehydrated. The result for the skin is the same and what helps both is the right blend of lipids.
They both deserve more than a classic face oil. We use pure lipidic molecules obtained from enzymatic technology to fractionate the plant oils; they are immediately bio-available and quickly absorbed’.
My turn! This ultra-rich lipid blend of ceramides, essential fatty acids, phospholipids and glycerides helps repair and soothe very dry and dehydrated skin. They replenish the lipids of the cell membrane to help build a strong epidermal wall to help restore compactness and retain water.
As with the three other Night Switch products, Essential Lipids has been formulated to use with Universal Emulsion, although you can of course use it as a stand-alone or with your existing moisturiser. All you do is mix one to three pumps with your chosen moisturiser and apply to your face, eye contour, neck and décolletage (the theme continues). Colette recommends using at night for three weeks, switch over to another Night Switch, then start again with Essential Lipids whenever your skin feels dry and dehydrated. Voila.
Night Switch Essential Lipids £24 for 15 ml; Universal Emulsion £29 for 50 ml; Universal Emulsion £45 for 100 ml
Three launches in, let’s do a treat:
The Hyaluronic Acid Capsules High Strength Treat
I know this is one of your favourite treats, although it could be superseded by two other treats further down the newsletter, who knows, but what I do know is that this treat is for a limited time only and it will end tomorrow, Wednesday 29 January 2020 at midnight GMT.
If you read these newsletters often, you will know the drill. When you buy Hyaluronic Acid Capsules High Strength, we will automatically throw in the travel size HA capsules. So that’s 15 capsules, worth £17.50. This will not show up on your invoice. Go! ** Sorry, this promotion has now ended **
VH Editorial: Hyaluronic Acid: The Anti-Ageing Nutrient; Hyaluronic Acid Capsules High Strength £35 for 30 Capsules
It’s The Year of the Broccoli Shot
‘Here we are’, writes Hannah Betts in The Times, ‘only just past the ides of January, and already 2020 wellness trends are mounting up. Forget matcha, kombucha and kimchi, this year it’s going to be all about cauliflower flour, scoffing insects and ‘blended burgers’ comprising beef and pea protein. What! I cry, for I am already engaged in the year’s most edgy nutritional vogue: broc shotting – as in broccoli shots, a movement all the rage among the super-fit down under’.
If you missed last month’s newsletter, you can get the lowdown on broc shotting here, but essentially it’s all about the super-molecule, Sulforaphane and its profound health benefits, which was acknowledged by so many of you within moments of the newsletter being released.
I don’t believe in overloading you with supplements, but there are times when I will urge you to look at the supplements you take and try and include this. If you have to drop a couple of supplements, sobeit, all I really care about is that the products you use make that difference and Broc On, over time, certainly will.
For transparency I am taking it alongside Fulvic Acid Elixir because I will never, ever give that up. I believe that broccoli sprout shots are the zeitgeist in the most efficacious way. And back to Hannah, I killed myself laughing when she was describing the taste. You kind of get used to it and I tell myself it’s cold broccoli soup; mind over matter perhaps. But never mind that, all that remains is for me to thank Hannah as we continue our tribal pursuit of ‘twentysomething luminescence’ and optimum health. Together.
Down The Hatch: It’s The Year of the Broccoli Shot by Hannah Betts; VH Editorial: The Incredible Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts; Broc-On £75 for 30 Shots
Indeora – Healthy Magnesium Deodorant
I’m dead fussy about deodorants and I’m truly not that taken with most of the ‘natural’ deodorants available. They just don’t do it for me, but I always knew that when I found one that did, I would do a happy song and dance about it. I’m doing that happy song and dance right now, so please allow me to introduce you to Indeora.
The co-founder of Indeora is Eimear Tully and after hearing stories of women being diagnosed with breast cancer, it made her question the components of everyday antiperspirants and their effect on her wellbeing. Together with her partner, Dr Pranshul Chauhan, Eimear’s search led her to discover that many natural alternatives use baking soda as their bases, which were either ineffective or irritants to her skin.
They both knew the risks of antiperspirant ingredients, especially inorganic aluminium along with propellants and other highly toxic chemicals. After some serious research, they discovered the benefits of oceanic sourced magnesium as a base for their healthy natural deodorant and Indeora was born.
Magnesium, as most your know, is an outstanding mineral, responsible for hundreds of functions in our bodies and it is Indeora’s unique magnesium formulation which helps keep you odour free for up to 24 hours. We put it through its paces when testing and it delivers on promise. It is scented with natural coconut and vanilla oils, it delivers up to 400 sprays, which should last for approximately three months and it’s brilliant. Truly brilliant actually. And that’s a spritz and a comfort-wrap.
Indeora Healthy Magnesium Deodorant £16.99 (Vegan and Cruelty Free)
We are going in three different directions here. February can be a difficult month, depending upon where you are in the world, but it is well recognised that daylight is short and the days are notoriously grey, dark and cold. February is considered so bleak that scientists have actually labelled a syndrome called the ‘February Slump’. And then there is SAD (seasonal affective disorder). The first direction:
Trinny and Shabir:
This video went out live at 7 pm on Monday 20 January to coincide with what was termed as the most depressing day of the year, known as ‘Blue Monday’. I know I have just sent this out on the Weekend Read, but I’m doing it again because it’s important and because I can.
The response, as you can imagine, was incredible and on a personal note I would like to thank Trinny for so many things, but mostly for giving Shabir his own channel on her website, trinnylondon.com. Go to her T-Time Blog and you will discover a library of videos they have done together under the health category.
Two more things. Trinny has a shiny new studio, so gone are the days when I sat in her bath swinging my legs watching them both. The second thing is that we called the video ‘Beat The Blues’ in honour of Beat the Blues Room Spray which we all adore. So what happened. It completely sold out before the video had even finished, but it’s back in stock now. Until the moment it isn’t. Again.
Trinny and Shabir: Beat the Blues Video; Beat The Blues Room Spray by Ilapothecary £29 for 50 ml
The second direction:
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as SAD, is a condition that affects over half a million people in the UK. This condition impacts upon the mental wellbeing of people during the winter months, particularly during January and February.
Sufferers of SAD often experience low mood, varied degrees of depression, loss of energy, sleep problems, irritability, increased appetite and on. The defining characteristics of SAD are that the symptoms return annually and go away during other seasons. SAD can affect any age and gender, although it is more common in females (I mean ……). Anyway, he is only a man and he doesn’t get SAD, but nevertheless Shabir investigates SAD.
VH Editorial: What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?; Magnolia Rhodiola Complex £28 for 60 Capsules
The third direction:
Shabir decided he wanted to go all kinds of lifestyle and so he sat down and wrote ‘Surviving February’ and I wrote the final sentence, which basically states that we should all be thankful that February is the shortest month of the year. Not wanting to wish my life away, soon it will be March!
VH Editorial: Surviving February
At this point I’m wondering whether you will all survive until the end of this newsletter. Let’s do another treat to help you along the way:
The Holy Grail Regimen
Take three products – Neurophroline, Super Bakuchiol Serum and Fulvic Face Cream. Use them in that order every morning and every evening. Smile at your skin and then smile again as I declare them as (with a caveat below) my ‘holy grail regimen’. For three days only, ending on Thursday 30 January at midnight GMT, I am waving my magic wand across the price and taking it down to £40 from £63, saving you £23.
The caveat: I do use other skin products because mostly I am in testing mode, thus I have introduced C-Deep, as above, which comes before any of these, but essentially my holy grail will remain just that until I tell you otherwise. Amen to that. And Fulvic Face Cream. ** Sorry this promotion has now ended **
The Holy Grail Regimen £40 (Neurophroline Serum £18 for 30 ml; Super Bakuchiol Serum £15 for 30 ml; Fulvic Face Cream £30 for 60 ml)
The Death of a Brand
It’s Kneipp and I just don’t understand this. The brand is not dying as such, but it will no longer be available in the UK, so it may as well be dead. I have loved Kneipp forever. Their bath oils are basically amongst the only oils I can use because my skin is so sensitive, but it tolerates Kneipp.
I have no words, except to say I am bereft at this loss and I know so many of you will be too. All that remains is to tell you that our stock levels are pretty low, so get it whilst you can before I ring-fence it all and bring it home with me. I’m not beyond doing that. Another eye-rolling moment from Shabir when he reads this. (And when he got there, the cupboard was bare).
The Resurrection of a Product
Just to say that Vitamin D3 5000iu was discontinued about two years ago by Life Extension. I’m not sure what happened, but it has been resurrected. It was always really popular, so I suppose it is back by demand. Such things should happen to quite a few other products floating in product heaven. I’m still mourning the loss of Dior Svelte from half a lifetime ago, which has nothing whatsoever to do with D3, but who cares really.
Vitamin D3 5000iu by Life Extension £10 for 60 Softgels
Postcards from Midlife
If you are a Sunday Times reader, which so many of you are, you may be aware of a new podcast series, Postcards from Midlife, which features Lorraine Candy (editor of Style) and Trish Halpin. Regardless, I am here to tell you that both have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades so they know a thing or two about ‘the great midlife’, sharing their journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and several things in between.
Basically, and as I so often write, there is so much misinformation and misunderstanding about so many aspects of life, which encompasses our health and wellbeing. Lorraine and Trish just want women to tell their stories and be encouraged to find help if they need it. Building a community of supportive women and being able to share the correct information is paramount, which is why I am writing about this. Together we have to stand in our truth and in our understanding so we may share with each other. It’s a simple concept, but then the best things in life always are.
To bring you up to speed, there have been three podcasts so far, all of which you can listen to on the link below. Last Sunday’s podcast was all about busting the ‘have it all’ myth where Lorraine and Trish discuss the realities of building a successful career or business while bringing up a family. They talk to Danusia Malina-Derben, a straight-talking entrepreneur and mother of ten (yes, ten) children. My God.
Anyway, in each episode Lorraine and Trish talk about the things that have changed their life and in the second episode Lorraine announced that VH had changed her life and it was all because of Nigella. I was listening to it on my headphones and they fell off my head, so I had to go back and listen to it again. It was in that moment that I also heard her compare Nigella to Madonna (single name recognition) and then the glorious moment when she announced that the Fulvic haircare range was giving her thicker hair. Heaven (and Nigella) sent me another angel. Please join in. Thank you.
Postcards from Midlife
News and Feedback
Right, let’s do some of the feedback from the January newsletter:
Altitude Bath Soak: I wrote about this Limited Edition Bath Soak on the newsletter. I said it was a very, very limited edition. I blinked and they had all gone. So I called Annee (the divine Annee de Mamiel) and asked if she would create another batch for us. And so she has, but this is the very last batch and it won’t return, unless some kind of miracle happens, which is doubtful. If you have been on the wait list, forgive me, but the bath soak is hand-blended and these things take time. That said, I’m over the moon that more of you can experience this bathing experience.
Altitude Bath Soak by de Mamiel £42 for 400 grams
Pro Pore Refiner: Perhaps it was the thought of Sarah Chapman’s Pro Pore Refiner ‘suctioning’ grime from our skin, but whatever, we sold out before we received the first delivery. We then sold out of our second delivery and the third delivery has just arrived. At times like this I wish I had a crystal ball, but I don’t, so all I will say here is that we all seem to be on the same page about the importance of ‘hoovering’ our skin at home. Thrilling. Even more thrilling is that with every Sarah Chapman order placed, we will automatically gift you with a sample of Ultimate Cleanse (30 ml) which is worth £14.40, whilst stocks last. Only one gift per customer. ** Sorry, this promotion has now ended **
Pro Pore Refiner by Sarah Chapman £128; Sarah Chapman
Within 24 hours of the newsletter being released, we created an Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies famine. Yes, we wiped all available stock from the manufacturer and another wait list was born. We are now back in stock, but honestly who knew that so many of you would get so hooked on these gummies. Shabir said he knew, but I didn’t listen to him. Sure babe. Make it all my fault.
VH Editorial: The Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar; Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies by Goli Nutrition £15 for 60 Gummies
At the top of this newsletter, I promised you three hard-hitting treats. Here’s the third:
The Fulvic Hair Trio
I am forever celebrating the massive success of the Ful.Vic.Health range and the more we sell, the more we can share. You see the thing is that I’m not answerable to anybody because it’s our own brand, which has now reached legendary status. It is of course the combination of Ionicell, Fulvic Acid Elixir and the haircare range that work synergistically towards optimum scalp and hair health.
Formulated to address hair loss and thinning hair, Fulvic is brilliant for that over time, but in the short-term you will notice a difference in the strength and condition of your hair. Eight years of using Fulvic and I honestly doubt I will ever use anything else because of the vast difference it has made.
So here it is. The Fulvic Hair Trio line-up is Fulvic Acid Shampoo, Fulvic Acid Conditioner and Fulvic Acid Mist. A word or two about the mist. You can spray this directly onto your scalp to help supercharge the shampoo and conditioner. But more than that, you can spray it onto your skin and you can also spray it onto your nails. Use it in conjunction with the Fulvic Acid Nail Cream and a nail resurrection may well take place.
This is, once again, a limited time offer, but we will run this until midnight GMT Friday 31 January 2020. One last detail, the all important one, which is the price. It’s £50 instead of £75, so that’s a £25 saving and I just pray that stocks last until Friday. I’ll emigrate if we run out. Somewhere warm would be good.
** Sorry, this promotion has now ended **
The Fulvic Hair Trio £50 (Limited Time Offer); Fulvic Acid Elixir £30 for 480 ml; Fulvic Acid Nail Cream £12 for 30 ml; Ionicell £20 for 60 Vegicaps
The Case For Toners
Maligned, abused and mis-used, toners are among the least understood items in the skincare aisle, but Ingeborg van Lotringen thinks it’s time to give them another chance. Ask the average person what their idea of a skincare regime is and they will say ‘cleanse, tone and moisturise’. We just think that maybe we should because the phrase has been hammered into our brains for generations.
With that, please allow me to introduce you to Ingeborg van Lotringen. Inge was the director of beauty at Cosmopolitan, until the day she wasn’t and so please open your arms and your hearts and welcome her into the VH family. Bringing a wealth of knowledge, Inge begins her exploration of beauty news and myths, starting right here with the case for toners. Lovely Inge, thank you.
The Case For Toners by Ingeborg van Lotringen
Post-Nasal Drip is a huge concern for so many and is associated with the excessive production of mucus by the nasal mucosa, which can accumulate at the back of the throat, or in the nasal cavity, causing difficulties in breathing and other associated concerns. We know that the big culprits of Post-Nasal Drip tend to be acid producing foods, dairy products, tomatoes and potatoes. Discover Shabir’s Post-Nasal Drip Regimen. Basically, it works.
VH Editorial: The Post-Nasal Drip Regimen; Marshmallow Capsules £4.70 for 30 Capsules; Plantago Tincture £10.50 for 50 ml; Ivy Thyme Complex £10.50 for 50 ml
I’ve already written about a few articles, so here are the rest:
The Happiness Factor
Happiness, it has long been believed, follows a U-shaped curve, writes Carolyn Asome. You start off with high hopes and big dreams (smashing the proverbial glass ceiling, marrying Brad Pitt, owning a wardrobe full of Prada), but in your 20s, 30s and early 40s, things get steadily worse as the demands of work and family take their toll. Follow the U-shaped curve with Carolyn as she explores the route to happiness.
The Happiness Factor by Carolyn Asome
Why You Should Always Make Time For Tea
Forget therapy, says Becci Vallis, think thera-tea. It might be very British to offer a friend a cup of tea when they’re feeling down, stressed or upset, but it goes beyond our colloquial habits. A poll by TAP (Tea Advisory Panel) found that 32% of people believe having a cuppa made them feel less stressed or anxious while recent studies reported a 37% reduced risk of depression when three cups of tea a day were consumed. In fact in the Netherlands dietary guidelines include three cups of tea per day as part of their recommendations for a healthy lifestyle.
Why You Should Always Make Time for Tea by Becci Vallis
What Is Milia and How Can You Treat It
If you’ve ever examined your skin up close in the bathroom mirror and spotted small white bumps, dotted under your eyes or across your cheeks, that won’t pop despite your many attempts, you may have milia. Often mistaken for whiteheads, the bumps are mostly undetectable and can cause little issue day-to-day. Louise Whitbread investigates.
What Is Milia and How Can You Treat It by Louise Whitbread
Time For Some (Offtime)
When was the last time you concentrated on something – really, deeply, fully concentrated, without feeling the magnetic pull of your phone to check anything from your Instagram likes to the weather for your walk home? Hmmm. Thought so, says Jo Fairley. We live in an age of scattered attention, when it sometimes feels like we’ve lost the ability to focus on anything for more than five minutes at a time. Discover ‘offtime’ an app that is making Jo very happy.
Time For Some (Offtime) by Jo Fairley
Make Up For Grown Ups
It used to be so easy, state the Beauty Bible girls. Slap on any old rainbow colours, all the shimmer you like, get away without wearing any foundation because your skin’s naturally lovely (barring the odd blemish). Result: gorgeous. Of course, it still pretty much is that easy if you’re under about thirty. Then definitely by thirty-five, it all starts to change. The ’canvas’ isn’t so smooth, and gravity kicks in (especially on eyelids). Telling it as it is (as ever), do take time to read the tips from the Beauty Bible girls who know a thing or two about make up.
Make Up For Grown Ups by Beauty Bible
Four More Things
This brilliant skin repair gel is aloe based and is based on the profound healing ability of Myrhh. It was formulated to be a strong anti-inflammatory topical treatment with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It certainly lives up to its name and the inclusion of helicyrsum essential oil helps target bruising, old scars and other skin issues. In addition, it can also be used as an acne treatment.
If you haven’t tried Magic Skin, I am here to tell you that with every Magic Skin sold, we will gift you Treasure Oil (30 ml), which is worth £19. Treasure Oil is in fact Moroccan Argan Oil, which is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ for its amazing benefits for our skin and hair. It is of the highest quality, so I’m sure this gift won’t last that long. I’m not putting a time limit on this, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. ** Sorry, this promotion has now ended **
Magic Skin £25.60 for 35 ml (GWP: Treasure Oil £19 for 30 ml)
Please allow me to introduce a new supplement from Ingenious, Ingenious Active. The third product in their range, Ingenious Active is a ground-breaking collagen supplement to help support active lifestyles, as well as being beneficial for the skin. It has been specifically formulated to help people reach peak levels of physical fitness and endurance, in or out of the gym. Collagen is joined by Hyaluronic Acid, Astaxanthin and Astrion.
A word about Astrion. A new, patented formula, Astrion has been shown to increase collagen synthesis in connective tissue, particularly muscles and tendons. That will do. Thanks Ingenious.
Ingenious Active £79.99 for 100 Capsules
I wrote about this new range of gummies for children on the last newsletter. They are from America and they are designed to help ease children into taking vitamins. They taste delicious and they are fun. They are also vegan and certified kosher and I am here to tell you that the two bestsellers are the Multi Gummies and the Omega 3 Gummies. Not really surprised at that.
Finally, do check out the Brow Pinching Treatment at Blink Brow Bar. It’s amazing and I would have this 10-15 minute treatment every day of my life if I could. I go to Blink in Fenwick at Brent Cross. They do my brows and I love their Ultimate Arch Definer so much that I listed it on our site. I use Medium Indian Chocolate in case anybody is interested. Probably not!
Eyebrow Kit by Blink Brow Bar £50 (Three Shades)
And so we come to the end of another rather long newsletter. I promise you I don’t know how it happens, but never mind that, it is what it is and together with Shabir, Lara and the entire VH Team, I would like to thank you for your ongoing love, support and loyalty.
I wish you all a healthy and happy February.
May whatever light there is, shine over us and upon us.