You can find everything here – advice, reviews and cheat sheets by category. The function of the blog is to help you find what you do and don’t need in your skincare routine. From the core basics through to the spectrum of retinoid strengths and everything in between, the blog was started to breakdown jargon and present you with both my opinion and simple scientific facts to help you make your own mind up.

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Where do you draw the line?

This is my third attempt at writing this post. I don’t know whether I don’t know where to start or just that there isn’t enough…

Tales from the other side of the Till

She’s orange. She’s rude. She’s patronising. She complains openly about her job. She talks to her co-workers instead of serving you. She points somewhere and…

A quick Congratulations!! And a new Hall of Famer….

Emma Hardie won Essential Luxury Buy in the first ever Stylist Skincare Awards this week. So why not throw my hat into the ring and…

Cheat Sheet – How to soften spots

Zits. Pustules. Papules. Wheals. Comedones. Milia. There are lots of things that happen to the skin – especially on the face – on a regular…

Give and MakeUp

We got a little inspired this weekend. Please click through to the  site, have a read – and see if you can help. Thank you.…

My Staple Diet – Body Lotions/Creams/Butters/Balms

My collection of body products borders on insanity.  Well, to some people anyway, to me it’s just good sense.  My family has skin that genetically…

Edward Bess Launch

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!! Basically, we were all invited to the launch of Edward Bess by the lovely Zuneta. Months ago. I subsequently ‘lost’ the…

My Staple Diet – Cleansers

I am often asked what products I use.  To be honest I change my skincare more often than I change handbags. But I do have…

Hall of Fame – The First Recipient

Well I surprised myself with this one. I’ve been toying with what would be in my own little ‘Hall of Fame’ for a while –…