A couple of people have picked up on something from my review of Aldi’s Anti-wrinkle cream. This has an SPF of 4, which I thought was about right for a day cream. Shouldn’t I be suggesting at least SPF15 they ask. I don’t think I should: I think it is about right. But I do …
Aldi Day and Night Creams reviewed by Cosmetic scientist. Good value for money and very respectable formulations.
Fish are being used as a the latest pedicure.
Jamelia is concerned about the exploitation of poor people to provide hair extensions
Review of Wellbox, the latest beauty treatment device. A nice story but no evidence that it works yet.
Yves Rocher have announced a new organic range for the autumn. It is good big cosmetic houses are taking organic products seriously.
Jo Malone is owned by Estee Lauder. This may surprise some users. It is now moving into China making it a true international brand.
Fragrances contain many natural products that cause allergic reactions in a few people, but the best smells come from the highest level of natural ingredients. This is how you can spot them from the ingredient list.
All in all – I have to say that Crème de la Mer might well be a very good product and might justify the high price charged for it. What I would really like to see would be a trial comparing it with Nivea Crème over a reasonably long period of time. It would be particularly interesting to see how much you need to use to get a benefit. If it lasts a long time because you don’t have to use so much of it, it might even be a cheaper option than some of the alternatives.
An international group of scientists report that our skin makes chemical compounds similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, and these play an important part in protecting skin from pathogens. summary here