Natural Beauty Blog

Essential skin rejuvenation

Gagnon Essentials is an exclusive skincare range consisting of just five highly rejuvenating and healing products. They were created by health and beauty visionary Beth Gagnon, starting with The Gel at her kitchen table in 1984. I use these exceptional …

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Kansa – the magic wand

In 2020, just before the first lockdown (it was exactly a year ago as I write but it feels like a hundred years!) I did my Kansa Wand Facial training with the wonderful Mary Dalgleish. And I knew I’d found …

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Do exfoliate – but don’t overdo it!

We all talk about exfoliation. But what exactly is it? Basically, it’s the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Why all those dead skin cells? Most of the top layer of the skin is …

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What does moisturiser actually do?

Moisturiser has one main purpose in life. To hydrate and protect the top layer of your skin. The top layer of your skin is called the epidermis, which itself has six thin layers. It is home to the microbiome, the …

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What is Facial Rejuvenation?

Facial Rejuvenation (also called The Natural Facelift Massage) is a unique massage treatment based on ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques. Tension constantly builds up in the facial muscles, due to stressful situations or simply the pressures of everyday life. Most people …

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Bathing Beauties

At the moment we’re in Lockdown 2.0 for four long weeks – and I’ll probably spend about two of them in the bath! Adding natural products can make your bath a real health and beauty ritual. They can soften the …

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Great cleanser from a good clean brand

If you’re a fan of clean, green beauty, Tropic is worth checking out. Its founder, Susie Ma, was always passionate about natural skincare. Aged just 15 she sold home-made body creams in Greenwich market. In 2010 she appeared on The Apprentice …

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Microneedling: all you needle to know!

Like many natural beauty treatments, microneedling’s been around for years. In 1905 a German dermatologist found that it reduced scars, birthmarks and hyperpigmentation. In the 1990s, South African cosmetic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes (who also created Environ skincare) introduced his first microneedling …

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Bliss in a bottle

I don’t know about you, but I’m not mad about overpowering perfume. It’s much better to be a “vision of elegance, fragrance and radiance”, as the judge once hilariously said to the politician’s wife. With Clarins treatment fragrances you can …

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Feeling the love for over 25 years

These days, natural, organic, cruelty free skincare is practically taking over the planet. Which is great news for those of us who live on it. But listen, people – did you know Dr Rudolph Hauschka was doing it way back …

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