WHY, WHAT AND WHICH TO BUY: ASIAN SKIN NEEDS

The lowdown on Asian skincare needs For a long time, I thought that skincare was prescribed to skin types: combination, normal, dry etc. Armed with a few more years of knowledge and testing out everything from techy treatments to traditional facials, I’ve realised the most effective way to care for your complexion is targeting skin needs. But it doesn’t end…
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HOW TO KEEP A SUMMER GLOW ALL YEAR

I’m in denial. Summer isn’t over. The sun may be threatening to set at lunch time soon but I’m still lusting over warm rays and languid evenings bathed in gold. One way I’m keeping my delusions alive is through my beauty regime, which is all about how to keep a summer glow – without the orange palms and excessive highlighter.…
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HOW TO BUILD A LUXURY FRAGRANCE WARDROBE | AD

Sniph luxury perfume service Most of us have already heard of a ‘fragrance wardrobe’, which in case you haven’t, essentially means a selection of scents for different occasions. Just as you would an outfit. The problem beauty lovers face is that there are really only three mainstream options: either you slowly collect fragrances, which take months if not years to…
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I HAD MY FACE PINCHED AND I LOOKED AMAZING

Like most things French, there’s something a little intimidating about luxury skincare brand Biologique Recherche – first of all, am I saying it correctly? And secondly, how expensive is it? The brand was born in the late 70’s in Paris and has always taken a pharmaceutical approach to skincare. I don’t mean to be biased but this is my favourite…
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THE BEST SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT FIGHT POLLUTION

    This post begins with a little vocabulary session, just so we are all on the same page about what this selection of skincare actually does. Okay so ‘free radicals’. Years ago, I thought this was an Indie rock band but it’s actually reactive molecules from UV rays, pollution and smoking that causes oxidation in your cells. This can…
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RETINOL: ALL ABOUT 2018’S MUST-HAVE INGREDIENT

The do’s and don’ts of using retinol     As I have recently discovered, my genetic makeup means my skin deals well with sun damage. Even so, on my recent trip to Evian-Les-Bains and with the amazing heatwave the UK has been experiencing, I realised for the first time exactly what this actually looks like. I have the hours spent with…
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