November, 2013

Nov 13

Sexy Skincare



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  and priced at £34.



For a deep exfoliation I’d recommend Microdermabrasion (go on 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 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



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 and £17.50.

Remember to tweet me @LeeSkinGuru! x

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



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 at £38.

Treatment of the week



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’.


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



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

Skincare Tip of the Week



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 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

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