Tag Archives: dry skin

Dermatitis on the Face

A question from Junie Hi My doctor whi is also a dermatologist says I have dermatitis. On my face and eye lids, the cream he gave me made it worse, the next cream he suggested I refused as it contained … Continue reading

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Lanolin

I wrote recently about hypoallergenic products and and pointed out that one of the few ingredients that we have any data on the incidence of allergic reactions is lanolin. This isn’t a coincidence. Lanolin was really the original cosmetic ingredient … Continue reading

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Why natural oils are better for your skin

Despite what a lot of marketing suggests, there is no particular reason to suppose that natural ingredients are safer or superior to synthetic ones.  It depends on what you are doing with them.  It’s horses for courses.  You pick the … Continue reading

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Should You Shampoo Your Hair?

There has been a lot of debate online following a video being run by the Huffington Post about a woman who hasn’t used shampoo for five years.  This was picked up by the Beauty Brains and it has generated and … Continue reading

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Dove Soap

Dove have been running a rather stupid advert showing the difference between Dove and ordinary soap.  They put some coloured paper in the shape of a woman on bars of soap and left them on the soap bar.  Ordinary soap … Continue reading

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Sensitive Skin

An interesting question from Patricia that I think might interest some other people. I have sensitive skin and always look for cosmetic products which are free of harsh chemicals. I was not aware of the m1 preservative until today when … Continue reading

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Caffeine and the Skin

A lot of the appeal of high end skin care is that it contains active ingredients that do good things for you.  It’s a nice thought, but it is as well to be aware that getting through the skin is … Continue reading

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Eczema on the Eyelids

A question from Breanna who suffers from eczema, eyelids being her particular problem. Hello! I just found your page from a post on Reddit.com. I will get right to the point-I have eczema all over my body, but the worst … Continue reading

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Is hard or soft water better for skin?

Here is a question that comes up every now and again.  Is soft water better for skin?  Suzanne has noticed that her skin condition is better when she uses soft water.  I’ll let her speak for herself. Hi Colin, First … Continue reading

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Colin Solves Your Problems 27 – Heavy Duty Hand Cream Recommendation

A tough question from Andy. “I need a really good recommendation for a hand cream colin, i have tried so many yet always end up disappointed with it being gloopy, tacky and sticky on skin, with me being a hairdresser … Continue reading

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