April Newsletter

Vice Reversa

Hello and welcome to the April newsletter where we do the exclusive UK launch of a new brand, Vice Reversa, which also heralds a new era of an emerging category in all things bright and beautiful. That would be bright and beautiful skin. Additionally I tell you about the latest product from LixirSkin and my obsession with a new must-have (in my humble opinion) from Sarah Chapman.

And then we do health. Liposomals, Nootropics (again) and a stunning new supplement which helps turn off the pain signal. Aculief has more than a moment in the spotlight and this month we have some really powerful feature articles, so much so that I am going to leap onto The Podium with Victoria to write about abuse (because I can and because I will), but more of that later. Let’s do it: Read More…

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

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According to new research, the average Brit regularly survives on less than six hours of sleep a night. Most of us are well-versed with the implications of not getting sufficient sleep, including daytime fatigue, irritability and a shorter concentration span. Studies have also solidified the link the between a lack of sleep and weight gain. The impact on our skin is rarely talked about.

The quality and duration of sleep can have a profound effect on the health of our skin. When we sleep our bodies recharge but so does our skin. While we sleep our body goes into repair-mode and heals, restores and eliminates toxins from our skin. It gives the term ‘beauty sleep’ a whole new meaning. Read More…

Putting The Sparkle Back…

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Over the course of my beauty editing career, I’ve probably had more pleas for help with under-eye baggage and dark circles than any other beauty woes. And interestingly, despite gazillions spent on research, the active ingredients in most manufactured treatments that target these problems are mostly natural. So, not surprisingly, using straight-from-the-plant (or straight-from-the-veg-department-of-your-local-supermarket) ingredients can be pretty effective.

A few years ago I wrote a book called The Ultimate Natural Beauty Book (Kyle Cathie, £14.99), for which I concocted the following recipes, all of which I trialled on friends. (I have a long list of beauty woes but my eyes aren’t on them. And yes, I know how lucky I am.) The one eye treat here that I do swear by, though, is the eye bag: placed over tired eyes or when I’m stressed and need to decompress, the weighted bags relax not just the eye zone, but the whole body/mind, in my experience. If you’re handy with a needle (or a sewing machine) and fancy coming over all Cath Kidston, these lavender eye bags also make fantastic Christmas presents (well, that’s what my girlfriends tell me). Read More…