March Newsletter

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Welcome to the March newsletter where we launch three new products from The Ordinary (please let there be enough for everybody!), there is a new launch from Sarah Chapman, we introduce you to Conscious Water and we take a look at several common health concerns. We also cover off the ongoing news about Vitamin D and there is a treat from Phylia, so together with all the usual news and updates, here is another fully loaded newsletter and somewhere amongst all of this I have a miniature rant and additionally I jump onto The Podium for a moment or two; let’s do it:

The Ordinary: The Acids

We continue The Ordinary journey with the release of three new products, two of which will be arriving at the end of this week, all things being equal, and the third will follow a while after – start getting excited! They are Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (this is the third product referred to above). There is no preamble from me, I am going straight into the descriptions of each of the products, with a little help from Brandon; all I ask is that you read about and use these products very carefully because the formulations are incredibly powerful:

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use.

Glycolic Acid 7% contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. The formula is further supported with the inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits.

The pH of this formula is approximately 3.6. Glycolic Acid has a pKa of 3.6 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt, which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

Please note that while exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids. In this respect we refer you to NIOD’s Non-Acid Acid Precursor, although quite honestly whatever I write here, millions of people use and love Glycolic products, so I guess that comment will fall on deaf ears!

We recommend using ideally in the PM, no more frequently than once a day. After cleaning, saturate a cotton pad with the formula and sweep across face and neck. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off, but continue with additional skin treatments as needed. Please check full directions, including a sunburn alert, on the product page.
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution £6.80 for 240 ml; Non-Acid Acid Precursor 15% (NAAP) £35 for 30 ml

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

If you are familiar with using AHA’s and BHA’s, you may well have fallen off your chair just by reading the name of the product, so when I tell you that this is a ten-minute exfoliating facial treatment, you may well think you are hallucinating. You are not. Think of this product as an acid masque, because in reality that is what it is. I don’t use acids on my skin, but even I’m tempted to use this. Read on:

Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), as I’ve written above, exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 32% AHA/BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes for improved skin radiance. The formula also helps improve the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use.

As with Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, this formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use and is further supported with a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.

Please note here that this formula contains a very high concentration of free acids. We recommend use only if you are an experienced user of acid exfoliation and your skin is not sensitive. It should not be used on peeling or compromised skin and please refer to the additional sun protection note and other warnings provided in the directions on our site.

Ideally this product should be used in the PM, no more frequently than twice per week. Clean face and wait for skin to dry. Do not use on wet skin. Apply evenly using your finger-tips across face and neck. Do not leave on for more than ten minutes and then rinse with luke-warm water.

As I’m writing this, there are only a handful of people who know that these products even exist; they are so desperate to get their hands on these products it is really making me laugh. I don’t suppose I will be laughing too much within an hour of releasing this newsletter.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution £6.30 for 30 ml

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 2% treatment solution, with witch hazel, helps to exfoliate the inside walls of pores to help fight the appearance of blemishes.

It can be used in the morning and the evening; just apply a small dot directly on spots for visible improvement or apply a small amount over the face to help maintain visible clarity with continued use. Not a lot to add, except as above, please check contraindications on the product page before use.
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution £3.90 for 15 ml

Before I finish this section, I just want to say that we can barely keep any of The Ordinary products in stock, such is the demand; as most you will understand, I am not saying this from a marketing perspective and there is no hype whatsoever attached to this statement. Six months and we are still reeling!

It is of course a wonderful thing; Brandon and I could not be happier because The Ordinary mission is so important to us, but there are times when we have such long wait lists, it really bothers both of us. In each and every day we are stepping up production; we know what we have to do and these things just can’t happen overnight, so please bear with us as we grow. Thank you.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, hit the headlines recently with new research claiming that taking vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year. The research, led by academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), analyzed data from almost 11,000 participants aged up to 95 who took part in 25 clinical trials conducted in 14 countries, including the UK.

The study concluded that supplements can help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, particularly among those who are deficient in vitamin D. Lead researcher, Professor Adrian Martineau from QMUL said: ‘Assuming a UK population of 65 million, and that 70% have at least one acute respiratory infection each year, then daily or weekly vitamin D supplements will mean 3.25 million fewer people would get at least one acute respiratory infection a year’. You can read the study here, as published in the British Medical Journal.

We have been writing about vitamin D for many years and we tend to recommend oral supplementation. Researchers at Cardiff University, when testing the DLux vitamin D oral sprays, found that absorption within the mouth was far superior to the more traditional digestive route of tablets and capsules, benefiting from very absorbent tissue and the close proximity of a rich vein system. Heading up the trial, Dr Charles Heard stated that in some cases it is close to that of IV or intramuscular injections.

At this point, I am also going to refer you to an article Shabir wrote about the benefits of vitamin D; as you can imagine, sales of vitamin D have gone through the roof, most especially DLux 3000 Spray. So the message is spritz daily (under the tongue please) because we are absolutely rocking this one with the Better You team and that makes me really happy because they so deserve the recognition – another VH love affair in a long line of them.
VH Editorial: The Benefits of Vitamin DDLux 3000 Spray £7.95 for 15 ml

Conscious Water

As some of you may know, I fell into this industry by mistake; I met Shabir by default (will he ever recover?) and it was all because I was on a mission to take the ‘hippy’ out of flower essences and make them mainstream by launching Australian Bush Flower Essences in the UK. It could have been anything really, basically because I so love a mission, but I landed in the middle of the health and beauty industry and for some unknown reason (to me) I am still here.

Flower essences still hold a special place in my heart, so when this brand landed on my desk, I took a look and said to Shabir that in some weird kind of way I really like these products. In effect they are water enhancers as they combine the power of water and the natural energies of flower essences, which contain the energies of handpicked flowers from around the world. Natural flower essences are known to help rebalance both body and mind and encourage ‘mindfulness’, which is a bit of a buzz word right now.

These products were actually not meant for the retail market; they launched into The Langham’s Chuan Spa and Blakes Hotel, but a tiny bit of persuasion from us and we can now all join in. Ilan Azouri, the Founder of Conscious Water, states that he hopes the products will inspire people to take that necessary pause from their busy day as a time to reflect on themselves, which, if only for five minutes, is a good thing. Conscious Water comes in six ‘aspirations’: Clarity, Happiness, Serenity, Rejuvenation, Love and Sweet Dreams. I’ve been drinking several glasses of Love if you need to know and I’m working my way through the Variety pack. Happy me!
Conscious Water: 13.50 For Nine Sachets; Conscious Water Tasting Pack £7.95 (Six Sachets); Conscious Water Variety Pack £39 (30 Sachets)

Acne Scars

There is no doubt that adult acne is on the rise; it is a massive concern for so many and we receive a high volume of emails about this every single day, so much so that Shabir has written about it, which you can read on the link below.

This is not only applicable to adult acne, but to acne per se and acne scarring, which is so prevalent. It incorporates three of The Ordinary products, Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Acid and 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil and a wonderful supplement from Viridian. Short, sweet and to the point, I guess this will shake everything up – again!
VH Editorial: How To Fade Acne ScarsClear Skin Complex £22.05 for 60 Capsules; Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% £5.50 for 30 ml; 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil £9 for 30 ml; Salicylic Acid £3.90 for 15 ml

Glaucoma

On last month’s newsletter I wrote about a new supplement, Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol, and how it could help reduce the risk of deteriorating eye health, such as macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and glaucoma. I just want to drill down further and we now take a specific look at Glaucoma.

Glaucoma is said to be one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Other causes of blindness include age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that result in the damage to the eye’s optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for delivering information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is often referred to as the ‘silent thief of sight’ because it often goes unnoticed with a gradual loss of peripheral vision, which means that a person is less able to see the edges of their field of vision. Without treatment, Glaucoma can progress to permanent, irreversible vision loss, yet Glaucoma is preventable.

We still do not fully understand the cause of Glaucoma, but we know that the pressure in the eye increases leading to the degeneration of the optic nerve and the retinal cells. Inside the eye, there is fluid formed called the Aqueous Humour, which helps nourish the cornea and other structures with amino acids and it also helps regulate eye pressure through the drainage channels. When there is an imbalance between the manufacture of this fluid and its drainage, eye pressure begins to rise. There are several probable causes of Glaucoma, which include genetics, ageing, ethnicity and medical disorders.

There is no cure for Glaucoma; at the time of diagnosis, some damage will have been done to the optic nerve with some form of vision loss, which is why is imperative to have your eyes checked regularly, we recommend at least once a year. The usual forms of treatment include eye drops to help reduce eye pressure, but these treatments do not reverse vision loss, they are used to help prevent further damage.

Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol, has been used in human studies and it was found to help reduce eye pressure on its own, or even more so when used with prescription eye drops. Containing a standardised extract of French maritime pine bark extract, as well as bilberry extract, it is thought that these two natural extracts work to help decrease the inflow of fluid into the eyes, calm down inflammation in the eye tissues and reduce resistance to the drainage of fluid.
VH Editorial: Managing Glaucoma NaturallyEye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol £32 for 30 Capsules

Phylia de M

Back on the newsletter, the last year has been really difficult in terms of supply and demand, which is why I have barely written about the products. Through it all the Phylia devotees have been so patient and I’m really sorry; there are times when I wish that I had a magic wand and could wave it over all out of stock products, but that would be Utopia and I can’t see that happening any time soon, if ever – I’m talking across brands here!

So, after the above, this: we have created a Clean & Condition Duo Pack, which is £62; it will automatically arrive with a travel size bottle of Connect (65 ml), which is worth just over £23. With love from Phylia and us, but you will need to be fast, this is a limited edition and once they have gone, they have gone. As ever, fingers on the keyboard. Go!
Clean & Condition Duo Pack by Phylia de M £62 (includes Connect 65 ml)

Overnight Lip Concentrate by Sarah Chapman

Another month, another new product from Sarah. After the launch of Sunday Night Facial on last month’s newsletter, Sarah now launches Overnight Lip Concentrate, an anti-ageing conditioning balm for the lip contour and lips. Taking the night-treatment technologies, this product acts as a ‘serum in balm’ to help replenish the lips with cosmeceutical actives, omegas and antioxidants.

Overnight Lip Concentrate is packaged by way of an applicator pen to ensure optimal dosage is dispensed and promises to give a soothing and firming effect as well as helping to tackle chapped dry lips. Oh and just for the record, it also includes plumping ingredients.
Overnight Lip Concentrate £32; Sunday Night Facial £49

Drug-Free Relief From Heartburn

It is estimated that 40% of the adult population suffer from heartburn. Drugs are often prescribed for sufferers from recurring heartburn, but these are not without side effects, which you can read more about in the full article, linked below.

Heartburn occurs when the contents of your stomach travel backwards into your oesophagus causing pain, inflammation and damage with recurring episodes. This condition is called GERD, or reflux, and the inflammation accompanying this is termed ‘oesophagitis’. Whilst most people attribute this inflammation and discomfort to excess acid, this is not always the case. Other enzymes found in the contents of the stomach, such as pepsin and bile, can also cause damage to the oesophageal lining resulting in the symptoms of heartburn.

EsophaCool is a chewable antacid tablet combining calcium, magnesium and deglycyrrhizinated licorice. Calcium carbonate helps to neutralise any acid in the oesophagus that causes the burning sensation without disrupting stomach acid production. GutGard DGL licorice root, a patented form of licorice root, has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of dyspepsia in over half the patients who used it.

Upper abdominal pain, fullness, belching, bloating, nausea, vomiting, heartburn and regurgitation were all digestive symptoms used in the rating of the effectiveness of this specific licorice root extract. Licorice root was also shown to encourage the healing of the damaged tissues in the lining of the oesophagus. The magnesium used in EsophaCool helps to tone the muscles of the oesophagus, ensuring the stomach contents do not come up the oesophagus, but instead carry on downwards into the intestines.

For those seeking to reduce their reliance on acid-reducing drugs or antacids, we recommend EsophaCool; the dosage is one or two chewable tablets after meals and at bedtime.
VH Editorial: Drug-Free Relief From HeartburnEsophaCool £16 for 120 Chewable Tablets

The Podium

Let’s talk about Wayne Goss. For those of you who are not regular readers of this newsletter, Wayne is an internationally renowned make-up artist with a beyond massive following on YouTube, which actually scares me rigid at times, but more on that later in the newsletter.

What I want to say here is that I have the biggest ever respect for people (Wayne, I’m talking about you) who aren’t ‘above themselves’ by virtue of the field of work they are in. There is no such thing as perfection, we are all perfectly imperfect and we need to celebrate that. We all have issues, but we do the very best we can in that moment of time. We are also very real, we have our feet on the ground and we are not ‘away with the fairies’. Like all things in life, there is a duality and the beauty industry certainly demonstrates that.

Rather than write reams about this, which I actually feel very strongly about, I invite you to watch a video Wayne recently released. This is not about products, but about the ‘ugly’ side of the industry, which perceives itself to be ‘beautiful’, so the duality and you can watch it here.

Reducing The Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by the pooling of blood in a vein which triggers the blood clotting mechanism. The formation of the blood clot, known as thrombus, usually occurs in a deep leg vein, usually between the ankle and the upper calf.

DVT is a very serious condition because it can cause permanent damage to the leg or it can lead to pulmonary embolism, which is life-threatening. Anyone can be at risk of developing DVT, but the risk of developing blood clots increases by 48% for those who sit more than four hours a day.

DVT can occur suddenly and in approximately 50% of cases, DVT does not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, there are some indications that should be taken seriously as they may be indicative of DVT. They include the skin on the leg beginning to feel warm for an unknown reason; pain whilst walking or standing; red or discoloured skin on the leg; pronounced veins or swelling in one or both legs.

There are many ways to help prevent DVT, the main one being the choice of a relatively healthy lifestyle; I’m not going to get all ‘preachy’ here but if you do sit for long periods of time, try to keep your legs active whilst sitting just to get blood flowing into the veins. Alternatively, and I really like this cute product, try using the Airogym Exerciser, a pocket-sized inflatable exercise cushion which can be used while you are at your desk; we also recommend taking this on a long-haul flight.

Although compression stockings are often recommended to prevent DVT, while offering some degree of protection, they have been shown to have limited effectiveness for long-term use as they may affect the clot breakdown mechanisms. We prefer the use of a supplement and we recommend Zinopin Daily, which contains Maqui berry extract, pycnogenol from French maritime pine bark extract and ginger root extract.

Scientists have conducted human studies on French maritime bark extract using a dose of 200 mg with volunteers who were already at risk of DVT on flights with an average duration of eight hours. All volunteers underwent a leg scan before the flight and after the flight. The group taking the pine bark extract had no clots, whereas just over 5% of the placebo group were found to have blood clots. For long haul flights we recommend Zinopin Long Haul, which provides higher strengths of French maritime extract similar to the one used in the study.
VH Editorial: Reducing The Risk of Deep Vein ThrombosisZinopin Daily £19.95 for 30 Capsules; Zinopin Long Haul £19.92 for 10 Capsules; Airogym Exerciser £11.99

Relieving Gout Naturally

Whilst research has focused primarily on finding safe and effective treatments for the management of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the incidence of gout has quietly risen in the past two decades. Gout is a type of arthritis that causes stiff, swollen and painful joints; typically two thirds of people will experience it as excruciating pain in the big toe.

The symptoms of gout are due to excess uric acid crystals that form around the joints and pain is caused by the body’s inflammatory response to these crystals. These symptoms can develop rapidly to their worst point in six to twenty four hours and usually last for between three and ten days, which is often referred to as a gout attack. After this time the joints will start to feel normal and any pain or discomfort should eventually disappear. Another contributing factor is excess weight which puts a burden on the joint tissues, which can cause damage making them more susceptible to future attacks.

Because gout is associated with inflammation and subsequent damage to the joint tissues, it is best to avoid sugar. Sugar produces compounds that damage the soft tissues and the hard structures within our bodies. Some studies indicate that reducing sugar intake can cut gout attacks by an astonishing 85%. If you can, try and substitute soft drinks and fruit juices for water, which will help in the elimination of uric acid. Certain drugs, such as diuretics, can dehydrate the body causing uric acid build-up too.

Men are three times more likely to suffer from gout than women. This is due to uric acid levels rising through puberty and staying elevated throughout life. Additionally the female hormone, oestrogen, increases the excretion of uric acid through the kidneys, however beyond menopause, women have an equal chance of suffering from gout.

Conventional treatments for gout include the use of analgesics for pain, medications that help reduce uric acid levels and some lifestyle changes. There is a supplement that we would recommend for people suffering from gout, Tart Cherry, Nettle and Turmeric. This can be used safely on an ongoing basis to help prevent gout attacks.
VH Editorial: Relieving Gout NaturallyTart Cherry, Nettle and Turmeric £20 for 50 grams

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a Latin word meaning ‘ringing’ and is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. The symptoms of tinnitus are buzzing, ringing, whistling in the ear, clicking in the ear, chirping or other descriptors. Tinnitus may be hard to detect because the symptoms can come and go and can affect one or both ears. The most common noise heard is a shrill, high-pitched unpleasant tone.

Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom resulting from a range of possible underlying causes which include ear infections, wax in the ear, fluid retention in the middle and inner ear canal, Meniere’s disease, which is a disease of an unknown cause that affects the membrane in the ear and ostosclerosis, a hereditary disorder due to overgrowth of bone in the inner ear. High blood pressure may also trigger the symptoms for some.

Tinnitus may disappear completely if an underlying problem has been successfully treated, but in cases of chronic tinnitus, where there is no underlying causal factor, a variety of remedies are often recommended which may help to provide relief from the symptoms.

Plantago Tincture has been found to be useful for tinnitus. Plantago lanceolate or English plantain is a common weed which is composed of numerous compounds including mucilage, tannins, zinc and silicic acid. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent and demulcent properties, which explains its frequent use in helping to alleviate catarrh, sinusitis and many concerns affecting the nose and throat.

Plantago has also been found to help middle and inner ear infections as well as glue ear. It is the combination of its ability to break down mucus together with its tissue repairing and healing properties which has been found to help those suffering from tinnitus, whether temporary or chronic.

A deficiency in vitamin B12 has also been linked to many concerns associated with the nervous system, including tinnitus. Shabir takes a look at the role of B12, stress and anxiety in his article on tinnitus, link below.
VH Editorial: What Is Tinnitus?Plantago Tincture £9.75 for 50 ml; Methyl-B12 £20 for 100 Lozenges

The Miniature Rant

Here we go: I am so totally fed up with brands and products being referred to as ‘luxurious’. What does that mean? Is a product more luxurious because of its expensive packaging, is it more luxurious because it is positioned that way by virtue of its price? Perhaps it becomes more ‘luxurious’ because it is sold in a high-end store or website (actually what is a high-end website).

I can neither eat packaging nor apply it to any part of me and nothing demonstrates this more than applying something like Squalane over your entire body. Your skin will feel pretty sensational, trust me. I do it, Brandon does it (why does he always have to copy me!) and for £5.50 my skin feels amazingly ‘luxurious’. Oh and I actually love The Ordinary packaging – it works without resorting to gold leaf or similar. Rest my case. I needed to write that. Thank you.
100% Plant-Derived Squalane £5.50 for 30 ml

News and Updates

Let’s start this section with a little bit of a teaser; I know that many of you thought we would be launching Colours by The Ordinary on this newsletter and the really naughty side of me would love to do a launch at the bottom of a newsletter, but I’ll save that one for another time, possibly when you least expect it!

So what I will say here is that as most of you will have realised, the first products to launch will be the foundations; there are two of them – a light coverage and a heavier coverage. That is about as much as I can say at the moment other than to tell you that they are stunning formulations, of course they are!

We have been inundated with emails, there are thousands of you on a wait list waiting for information and I know it doesn’t make the wait any easier, but the days of me trawling make-up counters for THE perfect foundation are over. Trust me, I am insanely fussy about the make-up I use, so all I will say is that the textures are truly extraordinary, we know the demand is going to completely rock us and I’m wondering if we will survive the onslaught. Long-term sedation is looking rather attractive.
Colours by The Ordinary

I want to hit Brandon. I’m sorry, but we launched Argireline on the last newsletter; I deliberately held back from writing too much about it because I knew what would happen. It happened anyway and within about 48 hours we had a wait list for the product. I started to sigh rather heavily.

I also mentioned on the newsletter that Wayne got completely over-excited about Argireline; yet again he has filmed another video and yet again I won’t let him release it, basically because he is calling it ‘Botox in a Bottle’, and quite honestly the thought of thousands of people crashing our website again (this happened when he released the video on the two primers) scares me rigid!

And then, a certain person (nameless) mailed me to say that she thought Argireline was really, really working; I had thrown a slight hissy fit at her when she told me that she wanted to have a couple of filler injections, now I’m living in fear that she is going to write about it. Heaven help me, she is extraordinarily high profile and when I told Brandon he started to laugh. What is the matter with him. Please note that I am not about to spend my entire life apologising for him. Where is our Argireline Brandon – where – in the name of God – where?
Argireline Solution 10% £5.50 for 30 ml

I am so, so thrilled with the response to the third generation of Inhibitif products, which have been created to help diminish unwanted hair. A bit of clarification here, if you are using the Face Serum, please apply this first before your skincare regimen. I’m sorry, I should have written that on the newsletter, but I didn’t. Please don’t shoot me!
Inhibitif from £9

VH Editorial

This month the Beauty Bible girls report on The Neck’s Best Thing; Carolyn Asome takes a look at clothes for spring; Jo Fairley investigates teenage skin and Catherine Turner muses on the unexpected benefits of meditation.
The Neck’s Best Thing; Your Spring Wardrobe Starts Here; Teenage Skin; The Unexpected Benefits of Meditation

The End Bit

On Vitamin D, several people have told us that DLux 3000 has helped tremendously with migraines and the elevation of mood; I just wanted to share that with you; well it continues to hog all the headlines, so why not write about it again!
DLux 3000 Spray £7.95 for 15 ml

Florassist Mood – the probiotic that is receiving the most incredible reviews; it ups the ante in a rather dramatic way, basically because it really, really does what it says it will do. Florassist Mood + DLux 3000 could be rather interesting.
Florassist Mood £26 for 60 Capsules

Gold, if you are blonde: Stemm High Amino Shampoo; Gold Fulvic Conditioner and the Gold Wet Brush; except I’ve got the Gold Wet Brush and I’m not blonde. It just makes me happy when I look at it.
Stemm High Amino Shampoo £25 for 480 ml; Gold Fulvic Conditioner For Blonde Hair £28; Champagne Bubbles Gold Wet Brush £13.99

And so we have come to the end of another newsletter; together with Shabir and the entire VH team, I thank you for your ongoing love, support and understanding.

I hope you all have a wonderful March.

With love

Gill x

The contents of this newsletter are not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal direction should be provided by a qualified healthcare practitioner.

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  • sanja mestrovic

    How does acids (BHA AND AHA) work with CAIS and MMHC?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Sanja, whilst AHA and BHA’s work effectively to unclog pores & improve skin visibly; NIOD recommend the use of Non-Acid Acid Precursor since this does not cause inflammation that can sometimes be associated with acid usage. Best wishes Shabir

  • sanja mestrovic

    But I already use bha and aha. I use it 30 min. before CAIS and MMHC because it doeasn’t make sense to use CAIS first and after that acids that exfoliate skin. That’s why I ask what do you recomend?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Sanja, with the use of AHA’s such as lactic acid, NIOD do recommend using CAIS first and it may be the case that the peptides within the formulation may be compromised by the use of AHA’s so I would follow this and use CAIS first, wait for 30 seconds before using AHA’s and BHA’s. Best wishes Shabir

  • Sophie paluch

    Hey guys, loving the newsletter but u bit confused with all the products. Should i use a glycolnic acid toner before or after Cais? Also if i’m using the ordinary’s buffet and then advanced retinol in the evenings should this come before or after CIAS. Many thanks for all your help in advance, just a newbie trying to get me head round it all. :-)

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Sophie, After cleansing skin, use Glycolic acid 7% Toning Solution in the evening regimen. You then follow with CAIS in the evening regimen. Buffet would then follow CAIS and after this it would be Advanced Retinoid. Best wishes Shabir