March Newsletter


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: Read More…

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 a thrombus, usually occurs in a deep leg vein between the ankle and the upper calf.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (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; the risk of developing blood clots increases by 48 percent for those who sit more than four hours a day. This is not a long period of time when you imagine the number of people sitting at a desk, movie theatre, whilst driving or on a train and watching television. Read More…

A Head Start In The Morning


This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine.

A reader asks why she often wakes up with a headache. ‘I wake at the usual time and feel I have slept enough but the pain can be quite disabling. I have to take OTC painkillers regularly which I’d prefer not to do.’

According to a recent study, about one in 13 people suffer from chronic morning headaches, which affect them at least 15 mornings in every calendar month.

There’s several possible causes. The simplest is dehydration: not drinking enough water through the day (or too much alcohol) can result in a headache when you wake. Although sipping water at night can mean a trip to the loo, that’s usually preferable to waking with a splitting head. Sleeping badly is linked to morning (tiredness) headaches, so it’s best to avoid drinking anything with caffeine from teatime on (coffee, tea, colas etc), and not to eat sugary things. A noisy environment – particularly a snoring partner – won’t help, so try ear plugs (the foam ones suit most people best). Read More…