July Newsletter

Hello July over sunflower

After a whirlwind few months, which included numerous brand and product launches, I welcome you to the July newsletter where we consolidate all that was and all that is. This will include all the latest news and feedback, most of which has knocked me sideways, together with some more new launches and a couple of treats thrown in because I know these mean a lot to you. So without any more preamble, let’s do it and I am starting, for the second month running, with Neurophroline:

Neurophroline

If ever there was a serum that had wings, Neurophroline would be that serum because it flew out the door, literally flew.  Retrospectively perhaps we should have called it ‘The Complete Serum’ because it is loaded with two types of Hyaluronic Acid, All-Trans Resveratrol, Apple Polyphenols as well as the hero ingredient, Neurophroline.

As I wrote on the June newsletter, the research and clinicals on Neurophroline are stunning and anything that has the ability to break down the stress hormone (cortisol) is good with me and good for the overall health and integrity of our skin. And of course on from that, it’s ground-breaking on so many different levels, but softening lines is a good place to start.

With the emphasis having been on single ingredient serums over the recent past, Neurophroline breaks that pattern in the most profound way.  There are so many things I love about Neurophroline, but I think over and above everything I adore the tight feeling you get when you first apply it.  There is good tight and bad tight (drying out skin) and I’m not too sure what if feels like when you have had a face lift (having never had one!), but tight is tight and for £18 I’ll take this route thank you.

Sitting right at the top of the serum tree, yes I think so.  I’m sure most of you are using it on your décolletage, as per the last newsletter, and several of my friends tell me that they too are chanting the ‘take my stress’ mantra when applying it.  There is something about positive affirmations, there is also something about being on my fifth bottle because I am besotted by its brilliance.

My experimentation continues unabated and most recently I have been dosing my body lotion (I’m thinking stress-free-tight-arms and thighs given time) with Neurophroline and soon I am heading to the sun (working, I promise you) where I will be dosing and testing to see whether this same combination will serve as an after-sun treatment.

I have a strong feeling it will because the raison d’etre for Neurophroline is to help take down inflammation, the root cause of most skincare conditions, including the ageing of skin. Oh, tra-la-la Neurophroline, I’m taking a few bottles of you to the sun and, to be neat, I am dosing into Ameliorate’s Transforming Body Lotion.
VH Editorial: Stress Ages our SkinNeurophroline Serum by Garden of Wisdom for VH £18 for 30 ml; Transforming Body Lotion by Ameliorate £22.50 for 200 ml

Staying on Theme

After the release of Neurophroline we were flooded with emails asking whether it could be used together with Anti-Aging Multi-Peptide Serum. The answer is yes, Anti-aging Multi-Peptide Serum first and then follow through with Neurophroline. This is Shabir’s dream; he formulated the Multi-Peptide Serum for his own use, so this is exactly what he has been doing for several months, using both. He will forever deny it, but I think secretly he is in a ‘best skincare’ competition with me. More on that another time.

And if I may, we are both completely fixated with Pore Cleaning Powder. I would love to be able to tell you that Shabir formulated it for me, but he didn’t. Never mind that, I have now taken to calling it the ‘The Pink Hollywood Pore Refining Mask’, such is its brilliance. Somewhere in my brain ‘Pink and Hollywood’ go together, but aside from that it has reached the exalted level of being in the top three of all our recent beauty launches. And that speaks volumes.

I’ll tell you right now that unless something blows it out of the water, it is definitely going to win an award in my tongue-in-cheek award ceremony on the December newsletter. It’s that good and I’m seriously fussy when it comes to the products I use, as most of you know. The Pink Powder rules!
VH Editorial: Garden of Wisdom Suggested RegimensAnti-Aging Multi-Peptide Serum by Garden of Wisdom for VH £20 for 30 ml; Pore Cleaning Powder £12 for 50 grams

Ionicell – The Treat

I mean you have to feel a tiny bit sorry for Ionicell because over the last couple of months I have been throwing the focus on Fulvic Elixir and the entire Ful.Vic.Health range, more of which I will write about soon.

But for now, I will tell you that Ionicell still holds the position of being our bestselling supplement for all the reasons I have been writing about since launch. Having dubbed it over a year ago as the ‘next generation’ nail, skin and hair supplement, the feedback has been astounding and is ongoing, most particularly in respect of hair thinning and/or loss when taken with Superior Hair. Nails and skin are another story!

Loaded with Ioniplex, a Fulvic ionic mineral that can contain up to 65 essential, macro and trace minerals, Ionicell has long-reaching beneficial effects, which we believe are essential to the wellbeing of cellular life. I have taken Fulvic Acid religiously, in varying formats, for more than eight years and I would go far as to saying that if you could only take one supplement for the rest of your life, Fulvic Acid would be the one I would choose, whether it was in the form of the Fulvic Acid Elixir or Ionicell.

And so the sharing. After giving Ionicell an award (it so deserved it) on last December’s newsletter, we released the Ionicell Twin Pack and madness descended. In some way I am hooked on madness (it’s an adrenaline rush), so we’re doing it again:

The Treat: I am not putting a date or time across this, but while we are still living and breathing and while we have the stock, you can buy the Ionicell Twin Pack for £30. Ionicell is £20 for 60 Capsules, so you save £10. Thrash that keyboard! ***Sorry this promotion has ended***
Ionicell Twin Pack £30 (2 x Ionicell – 120 Capsules); Ionicell £20 for 60 Capsules; Superior Hair £26.50 for 90 Capsules

Let’s do some new launches:

Whamisa

Whamisa is an organic Korean beauty brand which specialises in fermented ingredients. With the focus on preserving and boosting the benefits of natural ingredients at the heart of each of their products, Whamisa takes a unique approach to their research and development. Pioneering with botanical formulations and their own signature fermentation process, we launch Whamisa with three of their latest innovative products.

For the sake of transparency, Victoria has been rigorously testing because she is totally besotted with these products and there is something about exfoliating dead skin cells with plant-based natural exfoliants that she is loving and we think you will too. I love clever products as you know and these are extraordinarily clever in ingredient concept and design.

Organic Flowers Peeling Finger Mitt: Each finger mitt is soaked in the organic exfoliating essence, which cleverly utilises plant-derived betaine salicylate to gently exfoliate skin and unblock pores. Chrysanthemum, aloe leaf ferment filtrates and sodium hyaluronate have also been included to help boost skin’s moisture levels.

How to use: After cleansing, slip fingers into the exfoliating mitt and gently buff in a circular outward motion from the centre of your face. If using on the neck, begin at the collar bone and move upwards. Rinse thoroughly and then continue with your skincare regime. It is recommended that these mitts should be used 2-3 times a week and preferably in the evening and this goes across all three products.
Organic Flowers Peeling Finger Mitt by Whamisa £28 for 30 Mitts

Organic Fruits Peeling Finger Mitt: While the Flowers formula (above) targets dry to combination skin types, Fruits is designed to help re-balance oilier skin. Betaine salicylate is blended with fruit acids, while apple and raspberry ferment filtrates help eliminate excess oil and unblock pores. Some of these ingredients sound good enough to eat – my ‘inner Nigella’ must be coming to the fore.
Organic Fruits Peeling Finger Mitt by Whamisa £28 for 30 Mitts

Organic Seeds Peeling Finger Mitt: These are the deep clean finger mitts. Betaine salicylate and tartaric acid are combined with barley oat and beta-glucan to help exfoliate and unclog pores, eliminating bacteria without drying the skin out.
Organic Seeds Peeling Finger Mitt by Whamisa £28 for 30 Mitts

Floral Waters

It is thought that Floral Waters were widely used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks and there is something about them that has always sung to me. Perhaps it’s their pure simplicity, perhaps it’s because I’m fascinated (and always have been) with ancient ritualistic practices and perhaps it’s because I think they carry the energy of summer, although of course they are for all seasons.

There are five of them and their volatile ingredients are extracted from plants to make up the active ingredients. Each of the floral waters are first and foremost delicate skincare products, suited to both face and body. The active botanical ingredients give them their numerous properties and qualities:

Cornflower Water: Cornflower Water is well-known for its soothing effect on tired eyes and it also has draining properties. I’ve taken to soaking cotton wool pads and placing them over my eyes for ten minutes, but Cornflower Water has numerous uses, including removing make-up if you so wish.
Organic Cornflower Water by Laboratoire de Haut-Ségala £11.80 for 250 ml

Lemon Balm Water: Lemon Balm Water is a very soothing and calming treatment, which is ideally suited for sensitive skin. It has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action and it is brilliant for helping to relieve tired and heavy legs. Just massage into your legs, or you can pour some of this into your bath. And soak.
Organic Lemon Balm Water by Laboratoire de Haut-Ségala £11.90 for 250 ml

Italian Helichrysum – Immortal: Italian Helichrysum, often referred to as Immortal, is well-known for its circulatory benefits and it helps firm tissues and has soothing and healing properties. It can help calm redness, irritated skin, cutaneous marks, acne scarring and it could be beneficial for rosacea-prone skin. Helichrysum Water is obtained from the distillation of the flowers of Helichrysum (Immortal).
Organic Helichrysum Floral Water by Laboratoire de Haut-Ségala £11.60 for 250 ml

Lemon Verbena Water: Lemon Verbena has soothing, relaxing and sedative properties, which makes this another candidate for pouring into the bath. When used on the skin it can help improve firmness and tone.
Organic Lemon Verbena Water by Laboratoire de Haut-Ségala £12.20 for 250 ml

Witch Hazel Water: Witch Hazel is an astringent rich in flavonoids. This alcohol-free witch hazel is ideal for sensitive, delicate skin, acne and spot prone skin. It can also soothe skin irritated by razor burn or depilation.
Organic Witch Hazel Water by Laboratoire de Haut-Ségala £12.60 for 250 ml

Blink Brow Bar – Eyebrow Kits

Every now and then I trot off to Blink Brow Bar because they look after my eyebrows (somebody has to because I’m useless with them). Anyway the best part of the treatment is the massage that happens at the end of the treatment, but I also use and love their products and it suddenly occurred to me that if I was using them, perhaps you would like to as well.

I have known Vanita Parti, the Founder of Blink Brow Bar, for a very long time and so I called her and asked her if we could put an exclusive Eyebrow Kit together of her bestselling products, so that’s what we’ve done. Each kit contains three products as below and they come in three different shades, which we believe covers the spectrum:

Ultimate Arch Definer: When I was introduced to the Ultimate Arch Definer I wondered whether I had been living under a rock for several years because after receiving so many accolades, I had never used it and when I did it blew me away because it was so easy to use and gave eyebrow perfection.

At the time it was a Korean beauty technology breakthrough as the triangular-tipped pencil allows for ergonomic application, precise definition and a formula that just glides on. At one end of the pencil is a baby kabuki brow brush for blending and so that’s what I do, stroke with colour and blend. The brilliance of the Arch Definer is that it stays on all day and is sweat and humidity-resistant. Like who needs eyebrow gaps appearing halfway through the day. Not me thanks.

Brow Styling Gel: I love this. Brow Styling Gel acts like a mascara-style wand and is my go-to second step as it keeps brows firmly in shape. Containing Panthenol (vitamin B5), it keeps brows healthy and it has a subtle gloss. Wouldn’t really want to live without this.

Nourishing Brow Oil: A Blink Brow Bar bestselling product, we had to include this in the kit because it is a luxurious overnight treatment, which strengthens and conditions your brows and is formulated with a blend of Sweet Almond and Rosemary Oils, used for their nourishing qualities, together with Lavender and Sandalwood, which calm and balance.

Nourishing Brow Oil works naturally to help increase hair growth, while conditioning and strengthening brows. Fast absorbing, it has a non-sticky texture and is suitable for all skin and eyebrow types. And voila. The Eyebrow Kits. If you were to buy the products separately, they would cost £58, but we’ve knocked off £8, giving a price of £50 for each kit. If anybody needs to know, together with Vanita, I use Indian Medium Chocolate, which also happens to be the bestselling colour.
Eyebrow Kit – Light Chai by Blink Brow Bar £50; Eyebrow Kit – Indian Medium Chocolate by Blink Brow Bar £50; Eyebrow Kit – Dark Clove by Blink Brow Bar £50

Right, let’s do health where Shabir is in mode and has (joyously) written three articles, so it’s feet on the desk time for me:

Which Magnesium Supplement Should I Take?

Magnesium is a fascinating mineral that is involved in nearly 300 biochemical reactions within the body. Its wide and varied benefits range from energy production through to brain function, but with such wide and varied usages by the body, it may not surprise you to learn that magnesium deficiencies are widespread and the main reasons are two-fold. The demands for this mineral are often not met by our intake of green leafy vegetables and of course as we age our body becomes less efficient at absorbing magnesium due to a lack of digestive enzymes, whose production declines rapidly.

Our bodies rely heavily on adequate magnesium levels in the bloodstream and yet this is a mineral that we often overlook. Unfortunately, there is not a reliable blood test that can show if there is a magnesium deficiency, but scientists estimate that magnesium deficiencies may be running at unprecedented levels, with over 60% of the population being magnesium deficient.

In his article, Shabir takes a further look at the importance of magnesium and how to choose the best form of magnesium for varying concerns. Of course this includes the ground-breaking bestselling (after all these years!) Magnesium Oil Original Spray.
VH Editorial: Which Magnesium Supplement Should I Take?Magnesium Oil Original Spray by Better You £12.20 for 100 ml

Double Cleansing The Body

Double cleansing is often associated with skincare, but the principle of double cleansing could also be easily applied to the health of the body. The first part of the body that is exposed to toxins is the intestinal tract and the second part of the system which is often under toxic overload is the liver. Shabir’s article is therefore divided into two sections, cleansing the gut and cleansing the liver on a periodic basis.

Please excuse me for barging in here, but if we are talking skincare double cleansing, I need to tell you that one of my favourite double-cleanse regimens involves Cleansing Complex and Warming Honey Cleanser (in that order) from iS Clinical. On a global level, Cleansing Complex is their bestselling product and has been endorsed (without payment) by some pretty hefty names. Speaks volumes on a few levels.
VH Editorial: Double Cleansing The BodyComplete Fibre Cleanse by VH £21 for 168 grams; Milk Thistle Complex by HealthAid £11.99 for 60 Tablets; Cleansing Complex by iS Clinical £35 for 180 ml; Warming Honey Cleanser by iS Clinical £34 for 120 grams

How To Take Collagen Supplements

There are hundreds of collagen supplements on the market, in powders, capsules and drinks, usually obtained from either bovine or marine sources, each with differing advice on when and how to take collagen.

It is therefore not surprising that there is a great deal of confusion on collagen supplementation. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and is found in skin, muscles, blood vessels and other tissues and structures. Its main role is to impart strength to these systems, but collagen production declines with age and since adequate collagen is required to help maintain our joints and skin, many feel the need to introduce collagen supplementation. Shabir does the lowdown.
VH Editorial: How To Take Collagen SupplementsUltimate Collagen+ by Ingenious Beauty £44.99 for 90 Capsules

And now:

The Sage Complex Treat

Sage Complex has been one of our bestselling supplements for many years. Ongoing research has determined that at this present time we don’t believe that there is a better formulation available to help alleviate hot flushes, excessive sweating, vaginal dryness and other concerns associated with peri-menopause and menopause.

This hormone-balancing supplement contains natural herbs that help mimic female hormones; it was formulated by Shabir (of course) and for the duration of seven days only (ending Tuesday 2 July at midnight GMT) we are offering the Sage Complex Twin Pack for £40 with a saving of £10. Voila! **Sorry, this promotion has ended**
VH Editorial: Hormone Mimicking Supplements Should Be Used By Nearly All Woman Over 35Sage Complex Duo Pack £40 (2 x Sage Complex); Sage Complex by VH £25 for 90 Capsules

The Healing Heart Facial

Some time ago, Victoria wrote an article entitled ‘Why We’re Going Crazy For Crystals’ and we are. I have always loved crystals and whenever I talk about them Shabir announces that I am having another one of my ‘woo moments’; but there are a lot of us having ‘woo moments’ on many different levels, which I will be writing about over the coming months.

I very rarely write about my ‘spiritual’ (for want of a better word) side, but it underpins everything that I am and everything that I do. Many years ago, and pre-VH, my claim to infamous fame was that I launched the Crystal Power Bracelets in the UK. It was a wild, wild time and we were all walking around with three or more bracelets on our wrists.

If you can believe it, I still have the first press cutting from that time when they appeared on an entire page in the Daily Mirror Sunday Magazine (as it was) and I have never forgotten Katy Bravery, the editor, who was so very kind and cemented my love for print media, which still exists.

At that time, the bestselling bracelet by a very long way was Rose Quartz. It didn’t surprise me, as Rose Quartz is symbolic of the energy of love and is associated with the heart chakra. It also has a very calming and soothing energy, which is most welcome in the frenetic world we live in.

The Healing Heart Facial, created by the extraordinary Denise Leicester of Ila, comprises of two beautiful Rose Quartz hearts, which can be used in varying ways. Regular massaging of the face with the healing vibrations of the hearts will help to drain puffiness, relax facial muscles and help dissolve stress lines. Included in the Healing Heart Facial is a small phial of Ila’s Face Oil for Glowing Radiance, which smells so divine, I think it’s almost from another time and another place.

A full facial massage ritual is included and it takes just five minutes, but it’s not only about the facial ritual. If you are feeling tired and want to stimulate your heart energy, lie down somewhere comfortable, place one heart on your own heart and one on your forehead. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath for at least ten minutes. I enhance the moment by burning Ila’s Incense.

My love for Gua Sha is well-known, but this is a completely different concept and one that I love. I often sit holding the hearts and use them on the same principle as worry beads. Calm.
VH Editorial: Why We’re Going Crazy For CrystalsThe Healing Heart Facial by Ila-Spa £29.50; Incense For An Aroma of Purity & Peace by Ila-Spa £12 for 50 grams; Face Oil For Glowing Radiance by Ila-Spa £75 for 30 ml; The Beauty Restorer Face Tool (Gua Sha) by Hayo’u £38

Summer Living

I often refer back to Shabir’s article, The Most Common Holiday Problems Solved, because it is a brilliant guide if you are travelling. It covers most eventualities, except the one which affects nearly everybody I know (I’m talking us girls) and it’s called bathroom anxiety. I have got no idea why it happens, but it just does, perhaps it’s something in the female psyche, I really don’t know.

So over to Shabir who suggests that we tend to display bathroom anxiety if we are uncomfortable in using hotel bathrooms and public washrooms (that’s me). This often results in ‘withholding’, which results in the ‘drying out’ effect and hence constipation.

There is also a suggestion based on small studies that motility in the gut might follow a circadian rhythm like many other processes within our bodies and this is apparent in frequent flyers and shift workers. If you fall into this category, you may wish to consider the use of a quick relaxant, such as De-Stress by Blooming Blends. I’ll have mine on an IV drip please.
VH Editorial: The Most Common Holiday Problems SolvedDe-Stress by Blooming Blends £22 for 30 ml

The Charge of the Light Brigade

News reaches me (it always does) from a certain friend that Boost, the LED Mask, is being worn at various dinners and has become a major talking point. Truly, this couldn’t amuse me more with the exception that various ‘friends’ have been posting their LED look on Instagram accompanied by equally amusing text: knackered skin is a thing of the past, said one, and of course I agree.

In my hallucinatory little world I’m dreaming of making a cameo appearance in the third series of Killing Eve wearing the mask. Red mask, fuchsia pink outfit, I thought, aka Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in Series Two. Except then I read Lisa Armstrong’s article on Villanelle where she stated that it was the ‘ultimate LOOK-AT-ME outfit with earrings the size of a barge’ and then went on to ask if this was the ‘definition of a psychopath’. Perhaps not, I’m thinking, perhaps not. Lest I’m labelled.
Boost At-Home LED Treatment Mask by The Light Salon £395; Boost Cleanse & Recovery Spray £18 for 100 ml

Three Things You Need To Know About

Summer Facial Oil by de Mamiel: This new season blend has been formulated intentionally lighter for the warmer months and as with all of Annee’s oils, it absorbs easily into the skin. It combines age-defying, antioxidant-rich aromatic oils to help repair and protect the complexion, whilst helping to promote vitality and radiance.

The oils included are Prickly Pear, helping to restore elasticity; Powerful Echium Oil, to help calm redness and treat post-sun inflammation; Ylang Ylang to help keep dryness at bay; Rosehip Seed Oil for its regenerative qualities and Rose Geranium to help encourage cellular turnover.

The Summer Facial Oil can be used after cleansing by placing 4-5 drops into the palms of your hands and pressing together to warm. Cup your hands, cover your nose and mouth and breathe in deeply for a count of three before exhaling for a count of five. Massage into the skin gently, using upwards and outwards movements until absorbed.
Summer Facial Oil by de Mamiel £80 for 20 ml

Botanical Cream Deodorant: I still remember vividly the wait lists (plural) for Aurelia’s Botanical Cream Deodorant after India Knight wrote about it in The Sunday Times. I also remember that this stretched over three or four months and I was forever banging my head against the wall.

Anyway, that was then and this is now, and I am here to tell you that the Botanical Cream Deodorant is now available in a new extra-large recyclable glass jar. This cream-to-powder consistency sits invisibly on the skin ready to absorb natural perspiration throughout the day. It retains dryness, inhibits bacteria and offers long-lasting freshness. The original smaller size is of course still available, but now you have a choice of size and a choice of fragrance because Aurelia have also just launched Citrus Botanical Cream Deodorant.  The glory of it all.
Botanical Cream Deodorant by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare £30 for 110 grams; Botanical Cream Deodorant by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare £18 for 50 grams; Citrus Botanical Cream Deodorant by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare £18 for 50 grams 

Sarah Chapman Skinesis: A treat for those of you who use Sarah Chapman’s products. When you purchase any product from Sarah Chapman we will automatically include a free 10 ml gift of Skin Insurance which is worth £17. This will not show up on your invoice, but will be sent with your order. We have a limited volume, there is only one gift per customer and I’m not putting a time frame across this; once they are gone, they are gone.
Sarah Chapman

Ful.Vic.Health

So much amazing feedback on the entire Ful.Vic.Health range, so in no particular order I need to apologise yet again because Fulvic Acid Nail Cream went out of stock for the second month running after I wrote on the June newsletter that we were fully stocked. Well we were stocked and then we weren’t. I’m not saying anything about stock levels right now, but what I will say is that Shabir has nailed it (sorry!) with this formulation. Weak, brittle, unhealthy nails become a distant memory with regular use.
Fulvic Acid Nail Cream £12 for 30 ml

Let’s talk about Fulvic Acid Shampoo, Conditioner and Mist. My thanks to Alice BB for sending constant emails declaring her love for these products and then putting in print (Country & Town House) that she was merrily lathering her locks with Fulvic.

And then an email from somebody who spent over seven years in the hair care industry (this shall stay anonymous) saying that she had tried all ‘hair things’ (her words, not mine) in those seven years and that she wishes she could announce to everyone how amazing Fulvic Acid is. Consider it done and thank you so much Ms A!

I just want to add here that as I wrote at the beginning of this newsletter, I have taken and used Fulvic Acid products for eight years. My hair now is incomparable to how it was before Fulvic. I have always washed my hair every day, but I would never dream of leaving the house without something to pump up the volume; but that was then and this is now and I absolutely promise you I have not used a volumising product for several years (perhaps somewhere along the line I may have tested one). Healthy, shiny, swinging hair. I like it this way. The Fulvic Way. I bet Shabir wishes he could swing his hair, but he can’t!
Fulvic Acid Shampoo £25 for 240 ml; Fulvic Acid Conditioner £25 for 240 ml; Fulvic Acid Mist (The Hero) £25 for 120 ml

Lyme Disease and the Tick Remover Card

Lyme Disease, if not detected early, can result in many concerns including numbness, severe joint pain, memory loss, sleep disorders and even paralysis of the facial muscles. The symptoms can, and usually occur months after the original tick bite. With the season upon us, please take a moment to read this. Thanks.
VH Editorial: Lyme Disease and the Tick Remover CardTick Remover Card £4.49

When Is A Perfume Not A Perfume?

When it’s a room spray or an aura spray. There is much talk about the use of chemicals in perfumes, although I have to say it doesn’t really bother me, but I know it bothers many of you.

So the thing is that from choice I have taken to wearing Beat the Blues room spray as a fragrance and I do the same with Inner Smile and Inner Calm (separately, not together!), which are aura sprays. I think it is going to become a thing. A big thing. That’s all.
Beat The Blues Room Spray £29 for 50 ml; Inner Smile Mist £40 for 50 ml; Inner Calm Mist £32 for 50 ml

VH Editorial

This month:

What Do Vitamins Actually Do For Our Skin?

Do you know the difference between vitamin A and vitamin C, and which one you should be using to boost your skin? No, well here’s a cheat’s guide written by Elle Turner.
What Do Vitamins Actually Do For Our Skin by Elle Turner

How To Reduce A Bloated Tummy This Summer

If you regularly battle with a bloated tummy, there are some minor tweaks you can make to help ease it. It’s all about summer living and summer loving say the Beauty Bible girls, without swimsuit (or bikini) aggravation.
How To Reduce a Bloated Tummy This Summer by Beauty Bible

How To Save Yourself

Jo Fairley offers some wise, time-saving tips on how to reclaim your mornings and not spend upwards of an hour choosing your outfit and getting dressed. Thankfully she doesn’t watch over me in the mornings, seriously!
How To Save Yourself by Jo Fairley

A Guide To Summer Self-Care

When we think about self-care we usually associate it with colder weather, but Giselle La Pompe-Moore takes a look at summer self-care across the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual aspects.
A Guide To Summer Self-Care by Giselle La Pompe-Moore

The Art Of Letter Writing

In  the digital age, it’s no surprise that most of us have lost the touch of writing a hand-written note or letter.  Carolyn Asome explores the lost art.
The Art of Letter Writing by Carolyn Asome

The End Bit

My trip to the sun is almost upon me; these are the things that are going with me onto the plane; two packets of Vice Reversa Plumping Patches (knowing I will probably have to share); my LED mask because I don’t care what anybody thinks; Altitude Oil by de Mamiel, I never travel without it (neither should you, it’s brilliant) and although I never wear make-up when I’m travelling I might just slick a bit of Rose Gold 101 Ointment over my lips for my check-in appearance.
Vice Reversa Plumping Patches £34.95 for Eight Patches; Boost LED Mask £395; Altitude Oil by de Mamiel £30 for 10 ml; Rose Gold 101 Ointment by Lanolips £13 for 9 grams

Another wait list. Another sigh. But not really surprised. iS Clinical’s Lip Duo flew out and then the couriers lost our order, so my apologies if we kept you on the wait list longer than necessary. This is a limited time offer, so just eight more weeks left to get the Lip Polish and Youth Lip Serum with £20 off.
Lip Duo – Lip Polish and Youth Lip Serum £64 (£20 saving)

Bee Calm and Bee Rested; two new supplements from Unbeelievable Health and Shabir really likes them; he thinks you will too. Maybe I’ll dole these out on the plane if anybody I know gets out of control.
Bee Calm £12.99 for 20 Capsules; Bee Rested £12.99 for 20 Capsules

Flying high this month, Aethic Sôvée Sunscreens; spinning the laundry dream, Terra Wash+Mg (the laundry revolution from Japan) and the adorable don’t-want-to-go-through-the-summer-without-this, Good Skin Day Shaker Summer Edit by LixirSkin.
VH Editorial: The Problem With Sunscreens; VH Living

All that remains is for me to thank each of you for your ongoing love and support. ‘Viva Neurophroline’ and together with Shabir, Victoria and the entire VH team, I wish you a wonderful July.

With love

Gill x

Beauty Bible Loves: The Autumn VH Edit

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As regular readers of our website know, there’s lots, lots, lots that Beauty Bible Loves at Victoria Health. That’s because our product sleuth friend Gill often introduces us to fab new brands to be found on VH’s shelves. (Sometimes, if we’re really lucky, when we’re all wearing tiaras and having a cuppa. Yes, honesty.) Other times, we’ve been known to point Gill herself – who we’ve in the past (accurately) described as the Indiana Jones of the beauty world – in the direction of ranges which have crossed Beauty Bible’s paths which we think she’d be rather taken with. We share the belief that products need to smell and feel fab, be made with integrity – and always, deliver on their promises. Read More…