Are Prebiotic & Probiotic Skincare Proven to Work?
What is the #skincarescience behind prebiotics and probiotics in skincare? What is the difference between the two? Can they help with acne or rosac...
Does Bakuchiol Compare To Retinol?
Beauty companies claim it is an effective and less irritating alternative to retinol. But is it #skincarescience or just smart marketing?
The Importance of Echium Oil for Collagen
Back when I was creating the first products, four scientists around the table including the genius Professor Karl Lintner, were slugging it out to ...
BEAUTY-FULL BULLSH*T! The Truth About Beauty Prices
Ever felt a bit guilty after splurging on a cleanser? Are you one of the growing number of women who is not ashamed to say they have more SENSE tha...
The Importance of Minerals for Healthy Skin and why Zinc is Essential for more than Acne
Every magazine, blog and skincare brand has been extolling the virtues of vitamin A, C, E, D, B, for your skin.  The critical importance of essenti...
The Truth About Microbiome Skincare and the role of Pre-biotics and Pro-biotics
The idea being to proliferate good bacteria and go to war with bad bacteria is simplistic at best and fear mongering at worst.  Read this to get th...
Skincare Claims.  Are you being duped?
In my recent post about BBC The Truth About Looking Good, we touched on product claims.  In the programme three moisturisers were assumed to be fal...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good showed that high end brands lower your self esteem and that makes you opt for their more expensive products. Why d...
S.O.S - Save Our Skin. 3 Steps to Great Skin
For most of us, great skin is not a birth right but takes a bit of effort. If you are ready to create your best skin, we have to get started.  I a...
Are DEA, MEA and TEA Cosmetic Nasties and should you avoid them?
What are DEA & MEA? DEA is Diethanolamine and MEA is Monoethanolamine and both are foaming ingredients.  And let's face it who doesn't love a r...
What Are Antioxidants & Do I Need Them in my Skincare?
Why are antioxidants important in skincare for youthful ageing? Oxidation is one of the major causes of cellular ageing. Oxidative damage causes wr...
Does Daily SPF Prevent Skin Ageing?
Does moisturiser with SPF or foundation with SPF really go far enough to prevent skin ageing? If so, why does my skin look only 10 years younger th...