Category Archives: Product Reviews

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

Posted in Product Reviews | 2 Comments

Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo

Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo is being heavily advertised on UK television at the moment.  The advert is well made but it made my eyebrow raise a little when I first saw it.  Surely they weren’t claiming that their product could … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Eucerin Extra Dry Skin Intensive 10% w/ w Urea Treatment Lotion Product Review

Okay, you’ve got really dry skin.  What is a good choice of skin cream?  One approach is to look for actives that have a good effect and then find a product that has a lot of that ingredient.  This sounds … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub

I am, as I often am, indebted to British Beauty Blogger for her review of this remarkable product – Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub – which she described as ‘one heck of a scrub’.  Well it certainly should be because the … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Pixi Glow Tonic Review

 What do you call someone who works somewhere you used to work, but who joined after you left?   Are they still a colleague?  Not sure.  But whatever, someone who now works at one of my old stomping grounds drew … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Grown Alchemist – Skincare Avoiding Harmful Chemicals

The number of brands cashing in on the supposedly harmful effects of chemicals continues to grow.  Australian organic skincare company is one of many, and it goes to the trouble of explaining its philosophy in some detail on its website. … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Ballotin Assortment

Bath bombs have come a long way.  The chemistry behind them is simple enough. Citric acid and sodium bicarbonate react together to release carbon dioxide which makes it fizz when you add them to a bath. A simple if unsophisticated … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | 2 Comments

Victoria’s Secret

I am not sure exactly when Victoria’s Secret became such a big thing.  It only seems like a few years ago nobody in the UK had even heard of it, but now it is one of those brands you can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Leave a comment

Why Does Clinique Smart Custom Serum Smell Of Bacon?

Here’s a funny thing.  I was asked on my Facebook page why Clinique Smart Custom Serum smells of bacon.   I should first point out that I am a bit of social media dinosaur and although I have had a Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty News, Product Reviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Oliverum Bath Oil

Some formulations look a lot more complicated than they really are.  Take this one from cult emollient Olverum bath oil. Isopropyl Myristate, Pinus (Pine Oil), Arachis hypogea (Groundnut oil), Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin Oil), Limonene, Linalool, Citrus limonum (Lemon oil), Eukalyptus … Continue reading

Posted in Product Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment