Author Archives: Colin

Edwin Jagger Safety Razor

So, what was wrong with the old safety razor? We all join the party at different times, and I happened to start shaving just when dual blade razors came out.  The adverts showed a convincing graphic whereby the first blade … Continue reading

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Skinetica Anti-Blemish Solution

Sarah on my Facebook asked me if I had come across Skinetica.  As it happened I had because I had been sent a sample of it when it came out, though I hadn’t taken a lot of notice of it. … Continue reading

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Cut Throat Stanley Beard Balm Review

Cut throats are big tough guys with big impressive beards, and so they need some serious beard care products.   The folks at grooming firm Cut Throat Stanley were kind enough to send me some samples of theirs to review. … Continue reading

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How Much Of A Cosmetic Product Do You Use?

I don’t suppose many people stop to think about how much shampoo or body lotion they are using.  I know I don’t.  But it is something that some people need to worry about.  When cosmetic products are assessed for their … Continue reading

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Body Shop Drops Of Youth Wonderblur Review

I was interested to see that Body Shop have a new optical primer out.  This is a fairly new category of product that was really pioneered by Nanoblur.  I have explained in a previous post how products like this one … Continue reading

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Dolce and Gabbana Homophobic Comments

Being a weak and not very disciplined person I tend to start my day not with a vigorous work out or reading something weighty and worthy, but scanning my Twitter feed for something entertaining.  So this morning I woke up … Continue reading

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A Guide To Cosmetic Ingredients For The Perplexed

Posts have been a bit less frequent lately because I have been devoting some of the time  I would otherwise use for blogging to writing a mini-book on cosmetic ingredients.  I have finally finished sorting out all the typos and … Continue reading

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Unilever Acquires REN

I have always been rather mystified by the appeal of REN.  I haven’t sampled the whole range, but the ones I have tried have been distinctly not particularly good examples of their class.  I have also never quite worked out … Continue reading

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Cosmetics Reviews By Fawesome TV

I noticed that my TV box  had a channel called Cosmetics Reviews on it.  So I thought I  would have a look.  I had to give them my e-mail address so I guess I will be shortly in line to … Continue reading

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Tocopherol

Our bodies are engaged in a continual battle against oxygen.  Oxygen breaks down anything complex.  It makes fats go rancid.  It cleaves and disorders proteins. It wrecks DNA.  So basically our bodies are targets of oxygen molecules.  We need to … Continue reading

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