December Newsletter

Catching a falling star

Well here we are and this is it. The final newsletter of the year and it’s the VH Awards, that annual event where I dole out the accolades to the brands, products and people who have shone like the brightest stars in the sky. As ever, nobody has voted and I rather like it that way. This gives me free reign over all and everything, including the treats and gifts that are mentioned throughout this newsletter, of which there are several.

But truly, what would a newsletter be without the launch of new products and that is where I am going first. Actually it’s rather a big launch, huge in fact and it’s from Ameliorate. Always expect the unexpected is what I think and I’m not sure that any of us saw this coming, but here it is, the global and exclusive launch of Ameliorate’s Scalp Care: Read More…

Vice Reversa Plumping Patches

Smart ageing or just hype? Lisa Armstrong tries DIY microneedling patches

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    I don’t have problems with blood (it’s pus that used to make me faint), but a beauty treatment that involves gliding a little implement studded with 3mm needles backwards and forwards across your face to create hundreds of bleeding pinpricks doesn’t strike me as the best use of anyone’s me-time.

    Even so, Dermarollers (which you can buy anywhere, including Amazon and probably by the checkout in Tesco before too long) and microneedling (which you need to get done in a salon, although that, too, will probably be an option in Boots soon) are quite the thing. Read More…

Vice Reversa: Micro-needling Pads

Micro-needling pads: the new anti-aging beauty hack that could save you hundreds of pounds


  • Have you heard about micro needling? It’s the buzziest facial on the anti-aging scene, which customers can shell out upwards of £200 at clinics for. But a new beauty brand promises to do exactly the same thing for you at home…and for a fraction of the price. Vice Reversa’s micro needling Plumping Patches, promise younger skin after just a few uses – without having to move off the sofa.

    Also known as dermarolling, micro needling is an on the up non-surgical anti-aging procedure that involves tiny punctures being pierced in the skin with very fine needles to rejuvenate skin, boost collagen and reduce the look of scarring. Sound painful? Not quite. Vice Reversa claim that you “won’t feel a thing” when wearing their patches, and unlike the in-salon micro needling facial, the pads don’t use a dermaroller, so are great for those who only want to dip a tentative toe in the pond of the beauty craze.

    Infused with hyaluronic acid, amino acids and peptides, which penetrate the skin more deeply once the punctures have been made, the pads get to work within two hours – though the brand recommends leaving them on over night for optimum results. After cleansing, just place the pads in target areas on your face – namely, under the eyes and along smile lines – then sit back and let them do the work for you. Use them twice a week for best results.

    And it seems we’re not the only ones desperate to try this buzzy new beauty hack – the pads proved so popular after their launch that they sold out within 24 hours! Lucky for us, they’re now back in stock – so grab them here before they go! Or if it’s an anti-blemish treatment you’re after, try the brand’s Micro Needling Pimple Patches to get rid of a pesky spot, stat.



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This microneedling plumping mask sold out within 24 hours of launching

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  • Vice Reversa Micro-Needling Plumping Patches, £34.95. Vice Reversa Pimple Patches, £19.95.
  • There’s nothing we love more than discovering new skincare products that actually do the job they promise to do – and do it well. And while we are well aware that one size doesn’t fit us all when it comes to skincare, sometimes, it almost does and that seems to be the case with the latest microneedling pumping mask.
  • The internet has been going absolutely crazy for the popular mask by newly launched Australian skincare brand Vice Reversa. The microneedling skin-fix patches have been receiving rave reviews for not only their impressive results and but being super easy-to-use at home. So much so, that they sold out within 24 hours of launching.
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Vice Reversa Plumping Patches


What you need to know about micro-needling patches – the next at-home beauty trend


  • Vice Reversa Micro-Needling Plumping Patches, £34.95.
  • Move over vampire facials and fork therapy…
  • Thought micro-needling was the type of thing you needed to shell out hundreds of pounds to have done at a fancy clinic? Think again, because there’s a new trend for at-home patches that promise to do the same thing.
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Vice Reversa


This genius micro-needling pumping mask sold out in 24 hours – by Annabelle Spranklen


  • Vice Reversa Micro-Needling Plumping Patches, £34.95, for eight patches and Vice Reversa Pimple Patches, £19.95, for eight patches.
  • If, like us, you’re a fan of a sit-back-and-let-it-do-the-work face mask AND micro-needling, you might want to listen up.
  • There’s a new Australian skincare brand called Vice Reversa that’s pretty much the love child of those two beauty treatments, offering micro-needling skin-fix patches you can do at home and they’re promising outrageously good results. Read More…