July Kits

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We love a kit at Beauty Bible – for two very good reasons. One is the obvious travel factor: while we aren’t quite at the stage of sawing toothbrushes in half to make our luggage lighter (apparently backpackers do this regularly!), we do like to lighten the load with travel sizes of some of our favourite products. In many cases, packing ‘kit-sized’ items means we can get away with hand luggage, at least for short-haul.

But secondly, we always love to sample new products (yes, despite the fact that we get sent about three truckloads of stuff to try over the course of a typical year). And a kit is a low-risk way of doing that, letting us/you decide whether to spring for a bigger/ginormous version. You get to sample the smell, the texture – and in some cases, you’ll experience the instant benefits. Read More…

Cleansing

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How has cleansing evolved over the past few years?

Cleansing products have become so much more sophisticated, there are no longer just lotions or gels, there are a variety of different cleansers available now such as balms, oils, scrubs, and even water based cleansers. This selection has made consumers much more aware that this as an important step in their skincare routine. We live in a more polluted environment, lifestyles are more challenging for the skin and make-up is designed to be more long lasting so the need for more effective cleansers has risen. With the development of sophisticated textures, skincare companies have also placed more focus on active ingredients so your cleanser no longer just cleans but offers additional benefits for the skin such as anti-ageing, blemish busting and whitening. Cleansing is no longer seen as a quick chore but more of a luxurious ritual that leads to healthier skin. My Ultimate Cleanse is a great example of a modern sophisticated anti-ageing cleanser. I am an advocate of oil based cleansers as they clean without stripping your skin of its own essential natural oils ensuring they are ideal for all skin types. Cleansing oils have the ability to absorb through the skins natural sebum and oil pathways, melting into pores to lift out impurities for a deep but gentle cleanse, which is why my own Ultimate Cleanse is an oil based soufflé balm. Read More…