Tag Archives: face

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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Does Lip Balm Make Your Lips Dry?

  The Beauty Brains highlighted a list of three useless cosmetic product categories on their Twitter feed a couple of days ago that they had found on a blog.  The first two were pretty hard to argue with.  Split ends … Continue reading

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Which Ingredients Block Pores?

I have written before about how I don’t think that there is very much value in the comedogenic scale that attempts to rate cosmetic ingredient for their potential to cause blackheads.  But this rather begs the question, posed to me … 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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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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Differences Between Hand and Face Creams

I was asked a question by a journalist who was writing an article on the differences between hand and face creams.  It is an interesting question so I thought that now I have plugged my typewriter in I may as … Continue reading

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Is Retinol About To Be Banned In Cosmetics?

Retinol is one of a number of vitamin A derivatives that is used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.  When I wrote about it last time I glossed over one of its drawbacks.  Along with the rest of the vitamin A … Continue reading

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Comedogenic Scale – Why You Should Ignore It

A comedo is the scientific name for a blackhead. An ingredient that causes comedones is comedogenic. The comedogenic scale is a five point scale that tells you how comedogenic that ingredient is. It is also complete nonsense. Let’s have a … Continue reading

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Milk of Magnesia for the Skin

This is an odd one.  Alexi writes Hi, Colin I have question about milk of magnesia. A lot of ladies are saying that it’s effective at controlling oil on their skin, but is it safe? I’ve heard that milk of … 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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