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Facial Swipes for Grubby, Temperamental Skin.
I’m not a great believer in face wipes, but these are face swipes, not face wipes, and that makes them a-ok. I jest of course; but there’s far more to this little packet of beauty tissues than just a jazzed-up name. For a start, they’re nothing like your run-of-the-mill wipe; some of the versions out there are just hideous. Quite […] read more...
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum: Testing Complete!
I have just finished a month-long testing session using Lancôme’s best-selling serum, Advanced Génifique*. Actually, it was slightly more than a month; I managed to tip out the very last drops of serum on day 34, which I thought was pretty good going considering that I’d been applying it twice-daily to face, neck and decolletage! The whole testing idea […] read more...
Best Buy: Avon E-Defence SPF 50
I realised that I’d spent most of the summer so far banging on about oil-free “weightless” sunscreens that “disappear into the skin” and “don’t leave a residue”. But there are people who don’t particularly want a weightless sunscreen; they want to feel as though they’re wearing something protective, or they prefer a slightly richer texture, or they […] read more...
French Skincare: What I Bought at the Pharmacy
A much-requested video; half the world now seems to be obsessed with the mysterious delights that are kept locked up in the legendary French Pharmacie. I don’t tend to go pharmacy shopping as much as I used to, and that is mainly because the things that I used to stock up on are now widely available. […] read more...
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