Category Archives: Product Reviews

Fabric Facial Masks

Facial masks have been around for ages, and are popular enough to get stocked in supermarkets in the UK.  But they are still exotic enough that you can’t assume people know what they are.  The idea of putting a clothe … Continue reading

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Wart Products

Almost every successful wart product in the world is based on salicylic acid.  The level is somewhere between 10 and 20% and the base is a solvent rich gel that dries to form a white film.  They all work pretty … Continue reading

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

One of the problems with being a beauty blogger is sourcing samples.  Do you spend your own money on them?  That’s an expensive proposition if you post regularly.   Or do you accept free samples from brands, and compromise your … Continue reading

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June Bracelet

I was reading the Face Up Beauty blog the other day and came across a really neat idea.  It is called a June Bracelet, and it is a device that monitors your exposure to solar radiation and gives you advice … Continue reading

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Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream

The second highest selling personal care product in the UK at the moment is Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream.  (The top seller is Bio-Oil, but I have already done that one.)   Users are giving it pretty good reviews, … Continue reading

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Bee Venom

  I was at the Natural Products Show three years ago when I first heard about putting bee venom into cosmetics.  There is a steady stream of things like this.  Somebody has an idea and takes a stand at a … Continue reading

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Is Hydrolyze the Answer to Dark Circles Under the Eyes? (Hint – No)

The pert and perky Dave Bradley of ScienceBase has a way with words so I can’t do better than cut and paste an e-mail he has just sent me. Hi How’s it going? Dunno if you’ve come across this before, … Continue reading

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Boots Pharmaceuticals Avert Electronic Cold Sore Machine

Cold sores are unpleasant things at the best of times, but for some people they have the particularly nasty trick of returning year after year in the same spot usually in the depth of winter when you are at your … Continue reading

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Veet for Men – Always Follow The Instructions

  Spitting coffee over the keyboard because you find something so funny online is usually a metaphor.  But this was so funny I was almost did it literally.  A series of hilarious reviews by men who claim to have used … Continue reading

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Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream/Vital Vitamin Day Cream SPF 15 Product Review

Brands are significant things in the personal care world.  Huge sums are invested in creating, promoting and protecting them.  The effort made by the guys in the lab who formulate them is a tiny fraction of the time, care and … Continue reading

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