Anthelios XL: The Default Sunscreen

Anthelios XL: The Default Sunscreen

The recent prolonged spate of hot weather has given me a good chance to do some proper sunscreen testing. I’ve tested matte ones, …
Skincare: My First Experience with Retinol

Skincare: My First Experience with Retinol

I was rummaging about in my office today, trying to prep for a video on a new foundation that I wanted to review, when …
Foundation Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder

Foundation Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder

I do enjoy it when a product does exactly what it says on the tin. Although I must admit that I often fail to …
Effaclar Duo: The Spot-Treating SPF

Effaclar Duo: The Spot-Treating SPF

Fans of La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo rejoice: they have released a new version of their highly effective spot treatment, this time with an …
Treating Spots During Pregnancy

Treating Spots During Pregnancy

As I’m on a bit of a skincare-posting roll, here’s the last of my pregnancy posts that has been lingering in my …
Tried and Tested: Primers for Oily Skin

Tried and Tested: Primers for Oily Skin

Do you find that your foundation slips or goes patchy on your nose and forehead, where your skin is oilier? There are some brilliant …
Pregnancy Skincare: Safe Swaps for Powerful Products

Pregnancy Skincare: Safe Swaps for Powerful Products

If you read my post on pregnancy skincare last week, you’ll have seen that I asked cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting for her …
Pregnancy Skincare: What’s Safe To Use?

Pregnancy Skincare: What’s Safe To Use?

The whole issue of “safety” when it comes to certain skincare ingredients during pregnancy is a touchy one and experts seem to have quite …
First Aid Beauty: Serum for Starters

First Aid Beauty: Serum for Starters

I wrote about the Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum a little while ago for my post on dehydrated skin, but I’ve tested it far …
Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

My monthly hormones have returned from their extended pregnancy/breastfeeding hiatus and are attacking my poor skin with extra enthusiasm. Sore-feeling spots that brew …
Foundation Review: Effaclar BB Blur

Foundation Review: Effaclar BB Blur

I think you’ll agree that the below “before and after” photographs are pretty epic: no light or computer trickery has been used. (I …
Verso Retinol 8: Skincare Offer

Verso Retinol 8: Skincare Offer

Testing out retinol serums and creams had been next on my “skincare to-do list” – retinol seems to be a genuine super-ingredient that has been …
Exfoliating Skincare: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

Exfoliating Skincare: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

I mentioned Philosophy’s Renewed Hope In A Jar in the May Favourites, but it most certainly deserves its own post. This is turning …
Pai Skincare: Targeted Treatment Masks for Sensitive Skin

Pai Skincare: Targeted Treatment Masks for Sensitive Skin

I haven’t really gone on too much about my “pregnancy” skin; mostly because, if truth be known, all has been quite plain-sailing. Actually, …