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PRODUCT FOCUS: Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Review

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

When it comes to my skincare, I usually avoid men-specific product ranges (unless they’re really great) as I’m all about scent and find that most men’s ranges are often fragranced with what brands presume men want their skincare products to smell like. A pretty scent is all part of the overall skin pampering experience and in some cases essential oils and other ingredients can provide … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: VICHY NORMADERM TOTAL MAT OIL AND SHINE CONTROL FRESH HYDRATING GEL

vichy-normaderm-total-mat

As a guy with a shiny complexion, I’m constantly on the lookout for mattifying skincare; especially since my favourite Clinique Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control was discontinued a couple of years ago (weep!). If I’m totally honest, I’ve yet to find a product that’s as effective as my deceased Clinique mattifier, and believe me I’ve tried plenty! They’re either too heavy on my … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: SHISEIDO ADVANCED SUPER REVITALIZING CREAM

Shiseido Bio Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream

Regular readers might know that I love me a bit of Shiseido; a truly indulgent luxury beauty brand that has always worked effectively for my skin’s needs. New from the Bio Performance range is the Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream; which contains Shiseido’s exclusive Bio Revitalizing Complex ingredient to “unlock the secrets of extending the look of youth”. Formulated for the 30s age … [Read more...]

MALE GROOMING PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

Clinique M Lotion

I make no secret of the fact that I believe men’s skin isn’t much different to women’s, and to this end, I don’t feel it necessary to use men-specific products. I’ve been mainly using ‘women’s’ beauty products for the best part of fifteen years and, so say the experts, my skin is pretty good shape. If I like a product and it works well on my skin then that’s all that matters. … [Read more...]

SENSITIVE SALLY

Olay

Olay Total Effects Sensitive I received a sample of Olay’s new Total Effects Sensitive last month and I immediately re-sealed the envelope and popped it back in the post to my eldest sister. You see, Diane suffers with sensitive skin so many of the rich moisturising creams targeted at anti-ageing cause her skin to flare up and become red and irritated - much like myself when I’m standing … [Read more...]

ULTIMATE MOISTURE

Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

A couple of months ago the good people at Murad asked me to try out the new Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. Being such a fan of the Murad brand, especially Murad facials, I jumped at the chance. Their most luxurious and hydrating moisturiser to date, this non-greasy cream is gentle enough for sensitive skin and promises immediate, long-lasting hydration for all-day moisture, smoothness and … [Read more...]

FACE LIFT

Origins Firming Cream

  Last night I used the last of my Origins Youthtopia-Lift Firming Cream and I must say, I’ll miss it! New findings show that age, stress, fatigue and the loss of hyaluronic acid can cause skin to lose its volume and contours.  Consequently, the face can appear hollow and undefined as deep folds, creases and sagging skin start to appear.  Youthtopia-Lift Firming Cream promises to … [Read more...]

FOREVER YOUNG: YSL LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE-BACKED SKINCARE RANGE

YSL

Next week sees the launch of Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth Liberator range, which uses science to ‘trick’ the skin into regenerating by artificially boosting levels of glycans, complex sugars that play a crucial role in the structure of healthy skin. Experts in ‘glycomics’ or glycobiology - the study of glycans - say they are vital to maintaining the body’s systems but decline … [Read more...]

SKIN PURE

Shiseido Pureness

Today I delve in to my beauty archive to bring you Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream. I’m surprised that it’s taken me this long to highlight this fab moisturiser as it’s one of my favourite products from the Shiseido range and perfect for most skin types; especially my oily/combination skin. Formulated with Shiseido’s exclusive ingredient Hydro-Balancing Complex, this … [Read more...]

MORNING HYDRATION

La Roche Hydra

At night, I prefer to treat my skin to a rich night cream for anti-ageing and intense moisturising as I sleep; but in the morning, post cleansing, my skin needs a lighter, hydrating and refreshing moisturising treatment. La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense (available in light or rich) doesn’t have any fancy scents or packaging but it is the perfect hydrating moisturiser for sensitive skin … [Read more...]