Tag Archives: moisturiser

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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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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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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Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Plus Product Review

One of the most popular products in the lotion category for many years has been Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  The name has long been a source of amusement for cosmetic scientists.  It really should have been called a Boringly … Continue reading

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Salix Alba Maximus for Men

There are quite a few ways to give your skincare product some personality.   You can have a unique active.  You can have a particular geographical location.  You can be endorsed by  a celebrity.  Salix Alba ticks a lot of … 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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Colin Solves Your Problems 25 – Dry Cracked Skin

A plaintive e-mail from Talia. Do you have any advice on what can be done for healing peeling skin on the face more quickly? I live in a very dry climate and lately my mouth and cheeks have been cracking … Continue reading

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Cetearyl Alcohol

We all know what fat is. And we all know what alcohol is. But how about a fatty alcohol? Continue reading

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Can a Moisturiser thin your Skin?

N.B., The references to Aqueous Cream BP in this post are specific to the UK and those Commonwealth countries that use the BP.  But I hope you will still find it interesting if you live elsewhere. Many years ago I … Continue reading

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