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PRODUCT FOCUS: Anian's Antioxidant Skincare


As we step further in to winter, and our skin starts to take a battering it’s time to look at adapting our beauty routines to accommodate the harsh elements. Antioxidants have long been lauded for their anti-ageing properties as they combat the oxidative processes that are the basis of all skin ageing. Goji Berries and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants (scroll down for a list … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream & 1st Wrinkles Smoothing Eye Contour Cream

Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream

With an array of creams on the market it can often be confusing knowing which one actually suits your demographic, so beauty brand Nuxe has very kindly helped out consumers by telling you who this is aimed at in the name of the product. This range is specifically for those with “1st wrinkles” or expression lines, which usually begin to occur from around age 25+. I generally like Nuxe … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum – Review

Clarins Extra-firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum product

This product is making some big promises just in its title alone. This eye serum claims not just to be firming but EXTRA firming. It also claims to be perfecting! These are huge promises to make and colour your perception of the product before you’ve even tried it. I am a bit of an eye cream junkie and have been using it since I was a teenager and even I, who have tried pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – Review

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

As a fan of rinse-off cleanser that you can “wash” your face with I had never actually tried a cleanser like this before. Although many of my friends swear by various brands that require you to massage in the product before removing it with a warm flannel cloth I always thought it sounded like too much faffing about when I am in a hurry in the mornings. However, I decided to bite the bullet to … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: The Roger & Gallet Shower Collection

Roger & Gallet

At this time of the year, when temperatures are taking a nose-dive and traffic is at its worst it’s extra important to inject a bit of indulgent pampering in to your morning shower experience. Packed with natural ingredients and delicious fragrances, Roger & Gallet’s shower gel and cream collection smells divine to leave skin beautifully scented. But it’s not all about the fragrance, … [Read more...]

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...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream – Review

Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream

Ever since my obsession with beauty and grooming took hold, I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Hauschka’s skincare range. Not only do the products feel great on the skin and smell divine, but they are packed with natural ingredients that, quite simply, get results. For no particular reason, Dr. Hauschka went off my beauty radar for a couple of years but I reconnected with the brand recently and … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher – Review

Shiseido Men Anti Shine Refresher

Skin fact: men’s skin produces more sebum than women’s. This often means our skin ages slower, but it also leads to shine. My T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) gets pretty shiny so I’ve tried lots of anti-shine products over the years, but the one I always go back to is Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher. This wonder product looks and feels like a moisturising gel so it’s great for a … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Yon-Ka Hydra No.1 Hydrating Skincare Range – Review

Yon-Ka Hydra No.1

When preventing fine lines and premature skin ageing, hydration is key. Before a recent sun holiday I armed myself with skincare essentials from Yon-Ka’s Hydra No.1 range and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. My skin remained hydrated, soft and refreshed looking throughout my trip, despite several long flights, numerous boat trips, a few late nights and long days spent lying in … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum – Review

Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum

If you’re already a fan of this award-winning skincare brand then I actually don’t need to write anything about this product as once someone discovers Dermalogica they tend to remain devoted to it. However, for those of you who are new to the brand you could do worse than try this eye serum for an introduction. Launched as part of the UltraCalming system which, as the name suggests, helps … [Read more...]