Secrets of the double cleanse for perfect skin

The idea of a double cleanse originated in Japan. The method is to first fully remove your makeup using an cleansing oil before cleansing the face thoroughly of any impurities using an ordinary facial cleanser. The concept sounds very new…

9 Winter Skin Care Secrets for Great Skin all Year Round

Cold, harsh Winters can have a dramatic impact on the condition of our skin. Central heating at home and at work can leave the air dry leading to dull and dehydrated skin, whilst outside freezing temperatures and icy winds can…

Retinol Creams – believe the hype?

Anti-ageing¬†Retinol Retinol (and other similar forms such as Retinal and Retinyl palmitate) are one of the very few ingredients in anti-ageing creams that has been proven, by multiple studies, to have a positive and visible effect on skin ageing. Therefore…

How Retin A can benefit your skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines

Retin A is essentially a form of vitamin A. It was originally prescribed as a topical treatment for acne but it wasn’t long before the effects it had on ageing were spotted and now dermatologists, particularly is the US are…

SS 2012 Make up Trends

Here we summarise some of the most popular spring summer make up trends for 2012. The Eyeliner Flick As seen all over the catwalks the eyeliner flick is a (fairly!) easy look to copy and is set to stay on…

5 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Skin

1. Scrub away that dead and dull Winter skin. You do want to find fresh and plump skin but take it slowly and ensure you don’t over scrub and leave your skin sensitive and prone to dryness. Use an exfoliator…

What is an allergic reaction? Allergic reactions occur when immune cells over-react in response a certain stimulus. When an allergen combines with certain kinds of immune cells, the immune cells create antibodies to¬† ‘fight off’ the harmless allergen. Histamine is…

What are Milia? Milia are keratin-filled cysts that look like small white or creamy coloured spots measuring about 1mm-2mm in diameter. They often appear around the delicate eye area and across the top of the nose. Who gets Milia? Milia…

There are six different types of spot and if you suffer from acne you might experience any or all of the different type of spot in varying degrees of severity or frequency. Even if you experience the occasional outbreak of…

Acne skin condition Acne is a very common skin complaint and is seen as a serious skin condition by medical professionals as it can affect the way the sufferer feels about themselves. Acne often occurs in teenagers at a time…