14
Mar 14

Set into Spring

Treatment of the week

Obagi Skin Peel

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   Acne is a common condition that occurs when hair follicles are blocked by oil or dead skin cells and become inflamed. Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. 1/3 of adults affected with facial acne also have acne on their back and body. If you look beyond what the high street has to offer, there are more effective ways in treating acne. I’d recommend looking at the Obagi range home care and clinic treatments. Obagi has a arrange of skin-peels to treat all skin conditions, such as acne and acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. This is done through a combination of two different skin peels low concentration of Trichloroacetic

Acid is mixed with a special blue base to ensure an even, uniform distribution prior to application. Obagi Blue Skin Peel allows the medical practitioner to regulate the depth of the peel to remove surface layers of aged and damaged skin, the 2nd skin peel is completely made up of salicylic acid which acne does not like for acne.

 Chemical peeling does sound scary and brutal but it’s quite the opposite, Trichloroacetic Acid a variant of acetic acid and salicylic acid, which is safe to use in practiced hands. The mixture for Obagi is coloured blue, the advantage of this is that as it the blue becomes darker in colour so that the practitioner can see the correct depth of penetration in your skin.

For more information go on (obagi.com) and www.leegarrett.net

Products of the week

Derma V10

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 Signs of scar tissue, blemishes, signs of ageing, stretch marks or sun dehydration are often aliments that people seek to find a resolution for, so why not get one product that’ll help everything I just mentioned? Sounds too good to be true I know but Derma V10’s Rescue Oil’s helps improve the appearance of your skin thanks to it’s amazing formulation of Peach Kernal, Almond Oil and Sweet Primrose. Apply liberally and see the effects for yourself.

Available from Pound land, for yes you guess it – for a pound!

Skin Chemists – Bee Venom Facial

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Used by the Royal family, this little oil packs a punch! It helps to soften and calm the skin, as well as reducing lines and wrinkles – these products can help to treat a variety of skin issues. Bee Venom Facial Oil fuses efficacy and potency of the proven results of Bee Venom with the luxury and comfort of an oil to provide skin-tightening, toning and brightening benefits. I’d use this as an overnight treatment as it nourishes the skin after the damage caused from long working hours!

What is Bee Venom?

It sounds scary but it’s not as bad as what you think! Bee Venom contains key ingredients and plumping agents to smooth out the texture and appearance of fine lines. Plant extracts such as watercress, stinging nettles and horsetail help the skin revitalize and allow for sebum regulating. As it’s hailed as a non-surgical facelift and an organic alternative to Botox, it’s no wonder celebrities and Royals have used it!  Sounds ridiculously obvious, but do not use if you are allergic to bee stings!

SkinMed Aknicare CB Chest and Back

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 The back is a part of the body that should not be underestimated. Spotty backs and acne can occur from ignoring this area after going to the gym or excessively sweating. SkinMed’s Aknicare CB Chest and Back comes in a handy spray, which is perfect to get to those hard to reach areas!

Available at www.skinmed.com at £24.


14
Feb 14

Turn Back Time…

Nowadays, you’re always faced with technology. From your smartphone to 3D TVs in your home, it’s no wonder your facial is becoming high tech! Non-invasive treatments such as Sciton Contour TRL laser is great for results, it’s described as a ‘Micro Laser Peel’ and it resurfaces the skin superficially using a computer guided scanner positioning the laser beam. A MicroLaserPeel removes a very thing layer of skin to improve fines lines, pigmentation, tone and texture – restoring a more youthful appearance.  It’s perfect to use if you need a quick pick me up, it safely treats fine lines and gives your skin a more youthful appearance. If you want a deep, lasting peel I’d recommend getting Fractional resurfacing which can be done to help minimize lip lines or any deep wrinkle and there is little to moderate downtime – that’s the beauty of the treatment!

For more information go on www.sciton.com

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25
Jan 14

Shine bright with BBL (BroadBand Light)

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Have you ever wondered why you have red veins on your cheeks? Thread veins (dilated capillaries). These can be caused by exposure to extreme hot or cold, but often the cause remains unknown. Creams containing vitamin K may help, while supplements such as bilberry, red vine leaf of Psycnhogenol are sometimes recommended.  But technology is every progressing and a really fantastic non-invasive treatment has hit the UK it’s called Broad Band Light BBL for short so no more painful electrolysis or pointless creams.

I would recommend a treatment such as broadband light (BBL), this uses light wavelengths that are absorbed into the thread veins to eradicate them BBL can treat a range of skin conditions, including redness, spider veins, pigmented patches and sun spots. It can also stimulate collagen production for an anti-ageing effect. And a much much smother complexion and can be used on all body parts, it also has another secret weapon in that it can remove unwanted hair.

In recent studies Sciton BroadBand Light treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging an be altered in human skin using BBL technology! This is far more advanced that the usual IPL treatments.

BBL is a clinically sound solution for human anti-ageing and a long term alternative. This treatment is certainly worth saving for.


09
Jan 14

New Year, New You!

 Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. Now see 2014 as a fresh start, an opportunity to amp up your beauty regime as well as improving your health.

Here are some great ideas to try and improve your skincare for 2014!

Your skincare new years resolutions!

Drink more water!

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Drinking more water hydrates your skin and gives you a more innate glow. It always promotes better circulation for that natural flush in your cheeks. The daily water intake on average should be 2.5 to 3 litres. If you want a change, indulge in fruit flavored water, herbal teas and coconut water for extra nutrient kicks. Steer clear of fruit juices they contain far to much sugar.

 Wear sunscreen every day

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No matter what month it is, you should be wearing sunscreen. The sun’s UV radiation can do damage even on the darkest days in England. Researchers over the years have shown that over exposure to the sun is the number one cause of wrinkles and patchy skin. An SPF Factor 15 or 30 or more provides the best defence against the harshness of the sunlight.  And watch out I have read that some of the energy saving lights are having an effect on our skin. I recommend products such as Ultrasun Tinted Face (£24.50).

Remove your make up before bed ladies and some men now days

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Something you were told to do countless times by magazines and experts but sometimes after a long day it seems like the last thing you want to do. Use Murad’s Refreshing Cleanser (£29) or Clairns Cleansing Milk (£18) to remove your makeup before you go to bed. Removing makeup, chemicals, dust and grimes that settles on your face clogs your pores and could result to ageing skin and acne and really dirty pillows.

Bin your old make up!

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Throw away those 3-year-old lipsticks and lotions and old brushes.  You are begging for acne and rashes if you carry on this bad habit. Your makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Check the expiry date on every product and remember to throw it out.

Follow these little tips and you’ll be sure to be on the straight and narrow for 2014!

Follow me on twitter – @LeeSkinGuru!

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13
Dec 13

Christmas Party Saviours

Winter Sunscreen

KIKO MAKE UP MILANO

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When I was first introduced to winter sunscreen, I thought that this would be an amazing idea to help protect your skin in the winter months! I’d recommend you wear sunscreen every day to help protect yourself from harmful UVA/UVB rays even though it’s not summer. Even in the cold, the sun can still damage skin! Skin professionals KIKO Make Up Milano have a new innovative skincare collection, ranging from Hands & Lips Winter Balm (£8.90) to help your fragile skin and their Winter Sunscreen is a triple protection product for and helps prevent the early signs of aging caused by non protected sun exposure. Perfect for the ski season!

 http://www.kikocosmetics.co.uk/ 

Simple things in life

SIMPLE SKINCARE

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Feeling grey in the cold weather? Thankfully skincare brand Simple have the solution for you with their King to Skin+ range, promising to help you find your perfect skincare and lifestyle regime based on a series of questions. Backed by 50 years of expertise, your routine can be adapted by making these ‘simple’ changes in skincare and lifestyle choices! Range includes ‘Sun-Kissed Moisture Cream’, ‘Moisture Boost Hydro Mist’.

www.simple.co.uk/simplesense

Christmas Party Saviors

GLAMGLOW FACE MASKS

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Originally created for behind the scenes use in Hollywood to create immediate camera-ready glowing skin, this is seen to be Hollywood’s best kept secret!

All seen as ‘performance driven’ super masks, which sounds it should be on Top Gear rather than in a bathroom cabinet. Their range helps to give you instant skin gratification, a 10 minute facial in a jar helps to restore your skin. Indulge your skin as much as you indulge yourself during the Christmas party season and try this out. Wash it off to reveal a bright, smooth complexion. Remember to drink plenty of water during the Christmas period to make sure you look your best! Alcohol dehydrates your skin so drinking a lot of water will help to make sure you look your best!

£49.99 and available at http://www.glamglowmud.co.uk/glamglow/ 

WELEDA SKIN FOOD

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Another great Christmas party savior is Weleda’s Skin Food, which is an intensive moisture cream. Seen to be a cult favourite since 1926 and helps replenish your skin. Ideal for dry and thirty skin, especially dry patches such as elbows. It’s full of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe rough skin, plus rosemary to revitalize dull complexions, the deep-penetrating cream is love for its richness and gentleness. It also smells nice! Put this is on if you want a skin boost throughout the day.

£8.95 and available at http://www.weleda.co.uk/balms/skin-food-75ml/invt/106013 

Remember to tweet me @LeeSkinGuru x


28
Nov 13

Sexy Skincare

ORICO TRANSCENT MARINE RADIANCE SERUM

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If you’ve read my column before you would know how much I love Orico products, they offer clinically proven organic skincare and it’s high performing even though it’s developed with natural ingredients. It’s also designed to help with city living such as pollution, air condition, heating and stress.

Their new Transcend Marine Radiance Serum has been developed to help illuminate, tighten, diminish wrinkles and deeply hydrate all with a FLASH! I like that it contains Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from pollution.  It feels light to use and you can see results after a while. It’s perfect as it’s nice to use as well as hydrating and also makes the skin look brighter and clearer. Your skin feels great after trying this; it gives you a nice glow like you’ve been in a spa retreat rather than a night out on the razz.

Available from www.oricolondon.co.uk  and priced at £34.

BEAUTYLAB MICROPOLISH DERMABRASION

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For a deep exfoliation I’d recommend Microdermabrasion (go on www.leegarrett.net for more details on prices) that revitalizes the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles. It also stimulates collagen production, which helps to thicken and plump out the skin.

A great alternative to a clinic microdermabrasion is BeautyLab’s Micropolish Dermabrasion, which is a nice luxury treatment to do at home. It contains quartz, gold dust (yes, really!) and helps provide an optimum cell renewal action with its glycol-peel! I’d recommend using it twice a week for an anti-ageing boost.

Available at http://www.harveynichols.com/ and priced at £45.

Another treatment I wanted to talk to you about is Spa Find’s Stabilizing Mud Mask – which is a rich mud mask, devoted to deep cleansing those all important pores. Smoothing and brightening the skin is always something we are looking for in a product and this certainly del

BENEFIT SKINCARE

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Turning to skincare from a cosmetics brand might be a risky move as you’re never sure that their skincare range would be well thought out. With Benefit’s Skincare there is no doubt that these are great products. Scrubs such as their refined Polish help get rid of dirt and makeup effectively and prepares your skin for moisturizing.

This is great for oily skin, especially when you worry about products stripping your skin as it balances out your skin. The exfoliate has a micro beads in it and gets rid of dead skin cells and make the face feel super soft.

Available at http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk and £17.50.

Remember to tweet me @LeeSkinGuru! x


12
Nov 13

You Glow Girl

Hello everyone,

Hope you’re all well and wrapping warm it’s now getting cold so you need to switch up your skincare routine. This week I’m talking about avoiding dirty pillows, how to get a body like Elle Macpherson and how you need to get scientific with your skincare! Sounds strange I know but all will be revealed!

New in this week

BAREMINERALS ACTIVE CELL RENEWAL NIGHT SERUM

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Ever get the feeling that your skin needs that extra boost during the winter months? After a long day and a supposedly good night sleep it still doesn’t cut it when you look at the mirror. Use a night serum such as bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum which is specially formulated using a unique moisture boost technology and maximizes cellular renewal and feels like your skin has had a big drink of water without having to go to the tap! It also is used to protect your skin all day long, leaving your skin firmer, healthier and younger.

Night serums also have a reputation to ruin your pillows, luckily this sinks into the skin perfectly! Good thing for your skin as well as your pillowcases.

Available at www.bareminerals.co.uk at £38.

Treatment of the week

ELLE MACPHERSON THE BODY

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I always want to make sure that you get the best of the your skincare and make sure that you glow just like a celebrity. Celebrity endorsed products are always tricky to recommend but Elle Macpherson’s ‘The Body’ range is something to rave about. Inspired but her own beauty regime, her range is full of innovations and is perfect to prep and maintain your skin’s natural beauty. The range is very diverse with aromatherapy foot spas, IPL Hair Removal and a pedicure system. These products seem to have been well thought out by the model, and who can blame her with her reputation as she has always been called ‘the body’.

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I’d recommend her Rotating Dry Brush, which is perfect for during the winter months – it’s an exfoliating and circulation boosting little gadget. True to Elle’s natural beauty ethos it has 100% natural bristles and should be used to body brush, which helps to remove toxins, exfoliates dead skin and aids lymphatic drainage.

Availabe at Boots and Debenhams and priced at £39.99.

Splash the Cash

FUNCTIONALAB FIRST SIGNS ANTI-AGEING CREAM

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Cosmeceuticals are on the up, more and more people are turning to scientifically researched products to ensure maximum results. The price tag however do put people off cosmeceuticals in general. However I’d recommend giving it a go and it might surprise you! Products such as Functionalab’s breakthrough cosmeceuticals prolong the lifespan of skin cells, reduce DNA damage and tackle the signs of aging.

This week I’m focusing on their First Signs Anti-Ageing Cream, priced at £70 seems scary at first but think about the results after a few uses. Starting as soon as the late 20s, the skin cells significantly reduce the production of elastin and so the first signs of ageing appear such as fine lines. This cream is formulated to delay that process and encourage elastin production. Also if you’ve read my previous columns you would know how important it is to be ‘city pollution’ aware! This helps enhance their anti-oxidant protection from daily stresses and urban pollution.

This is ‘made to measure’ skincare and I’d recommend looking into their wide array of products on www.boots.com.

Skincare Tip of the Week

JOJOBA

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Straight out of Australia comes a ‘miracle’ skincare product, Jojoba promises to save you time in your beauty as it promises to benefit a wide range of beauty issues such as Rosacea, Acne, dry skin, Dermatitis and much more. Only apply a small amount and massage well to add warmth for maximum results. Use this before your moisturiser and continue your beauty regime as usual. My tip of the week is to use this as a hair treatment as well to give your locks shine and softness. Use it to seal split ends as it helps moisturize your hair follicles and prevents it from becoming brittle and dull.

Who knew you could get so much out of a few drops of Jojoba? Even though the name does sound it should be an Ozzie musical instrument.

Available from www.oneway2naturalhealth.com and is £12.99.

Send me a tweet with any questions you might have about the column on @LeeSkinGuru and I’ll see you in a fortnight!

Lee x x x


29
Oct 13

Beat the Winter blues

Hello everyone, hope you’re all well! This week I’m talking on how to cheat sexy skin and look like A-listers such as Victoria Beckham and how to beat the winter cellulite wobble. All with my product recommendations of the week!

New in this week

LANCER – THE METHOD

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Do you want to look like you’ve just stumbled out of Rodeo Drive without the doctor’s bill?

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Seen to be a ‘closely’ guarded secret of the Hollywood elite, with fans such as Victoria Beckham and Scarlett Johanssen – Dr. Harold Lancer’s unique approach to skincare is now being stocked at Harrods.

This range has been hyped up as it has had a whole heap of celebrity fans. Dr. Lancer’s METHOD range stimulates the upper layer of the skin, which helps speed up your skins elasticity and boosts your skins ‘cell turnover’ (which is just science talk for your skin to become visibly glowing). It comes with an exfoliating Polish (£60), Cleanser (£48) and Nourishing moisturiser (£105). It also is available for sensitive skin, blemish-prone and for anti-ageing. Perfect!

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After my experimental team tried this, is what they said “my skin felt silky and luxurious, you can really tell the results reflect the price!” I’d recommend this for someone who wants a luxury brand and be the leader of the pack with new, innovative products.

Available exclusively at www.harrods.com/Lancer

Treatment of the week

MURAD’S FIRM AND TONE SERUM 

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Clocks have turned back the winter months have come upon us and that means it’ll soon be time for the Christmas party season! They’re selling Christmas food at the supermarkets already now so, just waiting to jump onto your thighs, it’s time to wage war and make sure you look fabulous in that little black dress! if that’s your colour of course.  Murad has a great product that helps minimize imperfections and reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. With ingredients such as Horse Nut Tree Extract it helps refine your silhouette, which will help with the battle of the bulge.

However its still not an excuse to avoid the gym or go out for run.

I gave this to a friend and she said her ‘wobbly bits’ felt tighter and tauter. She also said “the bits of my body that had cellulite had improved and my skin had and my skin felt smoother.

 Now! where are those Mince Pies? The puff pastry all butter ones Mmmmm!?

Available at www.murad.co.uk at £63.

Splash the Cash

DR HAUSCHKA REGENERATING SERUM

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 Want to make sure that people don’t mistake you for wearing a   Halloween mask? Considered as a ‘desert island’ beauty product, this is a great regenerating day and night cream – it helps revitalize mature skin. I like this because it doesn’t leave your skin oily in the day and your skin can ‘breathe’ without feeling dry. It also helps sooth red irritations and moisturizes. I’d recommend use instead of a facial toner or before you use a toner to get maximum results. 

Available at www.drhauschka.co.uk for £54.

 

Skincare Tip of the Week 

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You cannot moisturize dead skin. Dead skin is dead, just incase you didn’t know that, dry and flaky and it’s not going to go away with moisturiser. Ashy skin will come back as soon as the moisturiser wears off if you don’t exfoliate. Exfoliation is key to a brighter complexion it removes your dead cells and you can exfoliate with a flannel if you don’t want to use an exfoliator, (Demeralogica’s Sponge Cloth, £9) which helps promote healthy, glowing and radiant skin), or an exfoliating face wash such as Clearasil’s Daily Clear Clear ‘n’ Refine Daily Scrub (£3.69), is specially developed for daily use to help clear and prevent breakouts.

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You can go deeper with our new chemical peels which you can have in your lunch hour, (go on www.leegarrett.net for more details on prices) which revitalizes the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines it also stimulates collagen production which helps to thicken and plump out the skin. Wrinkles and shallow acne scars, I will cover this in my next column

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this, please let me know what you think, you can contact me via my website leegarrett.net

Lee x

 


15
Oct 13

Make a statement and shine!

Hello everyone, I hope you’re enjoying my column as I certainly am! This week I’ve been researching face-masks, pore minimizing treatments and products that you can cheat your friends or boss into thinking you had an amazing nights sleep or you’ve been away for a relaxing countryside weekend. Strange I know but all will be revealed…

Enjoy!

 

New in this week 

Murad Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator

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Murad has launched their brand new skincare solution to treat pores and ageing skin in one: Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator, pores have joined wrinkles as women’s top skin priority so it’s time to wage war and get a great complexion! You can get big pores from blackheads, blemishes, sun damage and stress as in being stressed can effect your skin big time and can take a toll on your pores. This product also boosts collagen leaving it plumper and smoother. After one use a friend of mine  noticed a change in their big pores on their cheeks, I would have tried it but I am pleased to say I don’t have big pores lol!, which is a great improvement for them. I’d use this before you put on your moisturiser.

Available at www.murad.co.uk at £49.50

 

Espa Optimal Skim Pro Serum

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Espa’s new serum is definitely worth the hype with an amazing beautiful, silky texture and is easily absorbed into the skin. Packed full of nearly 99% natural ingredients, this is a great formula that is perfect to use both day and night and produces healthy, youthful, radiant looking skin!

This done to activate the skin’s own natural revitalizer with sunflower seed extract which boosts Ceramide production (great for keeping water in the skin), White Lupin extra boots the skin’s natural collagen and Tumeric Root Extract that calms and comforts the skin.

This feels great and I’d recommend using this before your moisturiser or could almost be used as a primer as well.

Available at www.espaonline.com (£48)

Treatment of the week

ThisWorks No Wrinkles Night Repair

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Not getting enough sleep from your children, puppies, work, or you’re someone who loves to go out? Thankfully ThisWorks has something for you as it ensures you wake up with the natural glow of eight hours sleep – regardless of how little you’ve had!

This is a rich night serum that claims to revive tired skin and prevent premature ageing by attacking the glycotoxins that build up when you don’t get enough sleep. I would say exfoliate before using this, then you have a ‘fresh canvas’ to work on. It has a nice texture not at all oily like other serums so you don’t feel that you’re wearing one and soaks in quickly, which is handy!

OLEHenriksen Ultimate lift – Neck Cream

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 This is a dual action firming and sculpting crème that helps firms and sculpts aged and fragile skin. It immediately tightens and tones, resilient, younger looking neckline. It doesn’t smell very nice, but after trying it my neck looked better instantly. It looked hydrated and tighter after the first use, I’d recommend this crème and I can’t wait to see the results in the long term. It’s perfect as well as a décolletage booster as well for the ladies! And some men.

Remember to use this twice a day and team up with OLE Henrikisen’s Ultimate Lift Serum and Eye Gel for maximum results

Available from www.feelunique.com at £40.

Splash the Cash

MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation

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I’m a sucker for a ‘jack of all trades’ product and when I discovered MitoQ I was amazed. Don’t be put off by it’s high price tag as you only need to use a little bit of it so it’ll last.

This cream is a revolutionary skincare product that works to hydrate skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, brown spots and skin discoloration. It claims to be 1000 times more effective than the most powerful anti-ageing product and with a formula that boosts the skin’s natural anti-ageing defenses.

I gave it to a pal of mine to try who I hope is not reading my column, she had brown spots, fine lines she needed some help, so I transferred some into an unmarked bottle and gave it to her, she loved the results, after a few uses she could see fine lines and brown marks disappearing, but our friendship didn’t either.

Available at www.mitoQ.com and £79.

 

 Chantecaille Retinol Intense

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If you’ve read my column before, then you know that I love retinol products and I’ve come across this amazingly packaged night cream that is extremely healing and rejuvenates the face and neck. It’s pure retinol so you get results after a 24 hour period, please note not for use if you are pregnant, so if you want quick results look no further.  It’s also anti-inflammatory which is good as retinol can cause redness, and moisturizes and nourishes the skin and feels great when you put this on your skin, it’s almost a luxury treat before you go to bed! Oh and don’t forget you need your SPF with this product, during the day.

Available – at Harrods, Fenwick, Space NK and is £80.

 

Save the Cash 

Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask

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We all know Simple, as well…it’s simple to use! Full of vitamins and nutrients you know what you’re getting when you try their products. It won’t upset your skin, which is always the worry we all have when we try skincare products. Also it restores, softens and soothes your skin and improves its condition.

Put it on after cleansing and leave on for 3 minutes.

www.boots.com £3.99

Proactiv Refining Face Mask

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In need for deeper clean? Sometimes your skin needs a proper cleanse to help declog the skin and minimize pores. Try Proactiv’s Refining Mask, which has a special formula that leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant! If you’re feeling adventurous put it overnight and wash it off in the morning for an overnight  deep clean!

www.proactiv.co.uk and priced at £13.95

Skincare Products of the Week

 

Orico London Streetwise Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes

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City living is fast, exciting and always full of surprises. Especially when one of the surprises is that the pollution and the environment around you affect your skin. Orico London has branched out and released a range to make us all city dwellers glow as much as if we’ve lived in the countryside our whole lives! Don’t worry you wake up with a Barbour and wellies, Their Streetwise Hydrating Make Up Remover for Face and Eyes is a great all in one product that removes makeup, impurities, dirt and pollutants we all experience. The orange oil in the remover smell great and is effective in removing makeup. Your skin feels as if it’s been away in the countryside all week instead of being in a packed up tube during rush hour, without the sweaty armpit or garlic breath.

www.oricolondon.co.uk and priced at £15

 

Let me know what you think I love feedback positive or negative or even if you want me to look at any products and please tweet me @LeeSkinGuru for any skincare questions or tips you might have!
Lee x


01
Oct 13

Get October ready!

 

New in this week

Frankincense Intense[1]

I always love Neal’s Yard Remedies products, they always produce great, luxury products with ingredients that are natural and are perfect for your skin. Launching their ‘Frankincense Intense’ (£55) which is a new product from their multi-award winning skincare collection. This little cream is perfect for collagen production for firmer, younger looking skin, also mixed with a traditional therapeutic essential oils help calm the mind, improve elasticity and nourish skin on all levels. Clinical trials show a visible reduction the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this is definitely something I’d recommend investing in!

Treatment of the week

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Some people can’t always make it to the clinic, things get in the way such as the school run, working meetings and running errands. So why not take the clinic to your home? This great product called the Mycrolator by Black et Blanc has the luxury of a micro-needle facial in the comfort of your home. It only takes ten minutes and this little night time treatment tackles blemishes and signs of ageing quickly! The Mycrolator is used like a cotton pad and creates micro pockets in the skin, then natural filtered oils are applied and repairs itself overnight.

Available from www.blacketblanc.com, 3 vial kit £39, 16 vial kit £97.50

Splash the Cash

ClarifyingWipes[5]

Makeup wipes are seen as a quick fix, they’re easy to use and great when you’re travelling around. It’s the ‘lazy people’s’ way after a tiring, long day. Face wipes lead to extreme dryness of the skin because face wipes don’t contain moisturiser in them, they’re also soaked in harmful chemicals such as Dipropylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol which are irritants.

You don’t need to feel guilty using face wipes anymore! Murad’s Clarifying Wipes are great to use, they are packed with high performance skincare ingredients so you can wipe away guilt free. These wipes treat, repair and protect the skin and offer a quick, simple solution to cleanse and refresh skin.

Priced at £18 for a pack of 30 (www.murad.co.uk), these are a good investment to use when you need a quick fix after the gym, a heavy night out, or when you’re too tired to cleanse.

 

Save the Cash

Makeup Cleansing Wipes[3]

Perfect for keeping in your handbag and gentle enough for use morning and evening, Proactiv’s Make Up Cleansing Wipes are gentle with excess oil, dirt and other skin impurities and condition the skin. These are perfect for everyday grime removal.

£4.95 at 40 wipes , available at www.proactiv.co.uk

Skincare Products of the Week 

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Nude’s Cellular renewal moisturiser is a clinically advanced moisturiser and acts at the heart of the skin to help correct all the visible signs of ageing. NUDE’s pioneering n-probiotic is partnered with cellular renewal ingredients to help skin resist damage and revitalize the skin’s own collagen and hyaluronic acid.

You only need the tiniest amount on each part of the face. Felt very light once applied, leaves a luminous smooth finish with a slight residue. My face still felt smooth after 24 hours of wearing the moisturiser. Makeup can be applied very nicely over the top and can be used as a primer.

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Sheer Cover Studio is a high performance mineral makeup with an exclusive patented formula designed to adapt with light which givs the wearer a perfect colour match. People always say that wearing makeup clogs pores and causes more spots, products such as Sheer Cover don’t clog the pores thanks to the soothing botanicals and light-reflecting minerals. It also contains a natural SPF for the ultimate in complexion protection, no oils, perfumes, dyes or talc so it doesn’t ‘cake’ the skin.

Let me know what you think and please tweet me @LeeSkinGuru for any skincare questions or tips you might have!

Lee x

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