The No Needle Collagen Boost

Glynis Barber Skincare 5 Comments

We all long for a skin product that will transform our skin. A product that will tighten, clear impurities, get rid of pigmentation and somehow miraculously give us dewy, gorgeous skin. I think it’s fair to say, we’re all still waiting? I used to constantly read all about the supposed science of each new innovative product, eagerly trying the most …

Balm Balm Bonanza

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As many of you already know, I’m a big fan of Balm Balm skin products. They are 100% organic, top quality and best of all, the most incredible value for money. When I went to visit them a few months back they gave me loads of their range to try and I’ve been doing just that. After initially falling in …

My Visit to Balm Balm

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After writing about my latest product crush on the fabulous organic Balm Balm range, the lovely people there made contact! If that wasn’t exciting enough, they then put me  in their newsletter. I started emailing back and forth with Haydn who is clearly a woman after my own heart. She even invited me to visit their office in Kingston. We …

Repairing Sun-Damaged Skin

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  Being a former sun worshiper ( notice I say “former” ), I know how pleasurable it is to luxuriate in the sun and damn the consequences! Life is for living and enjoyment, right?  Well, yes, but then you get home, the tan fades and you’re left with dried out, pigmented and older looking skin. But don’t despair, if your …

Skincare For Sensitive Skin

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It’s truly alarming how many people are having bad reactions to skin products. I have a number of friends who have to be very careful of what they put on their skin. Some people will break out in spots and others have an allergic type reaction coming out in hives or getting red swollen areas, itching or dermatitis. I have …

Why I Should Choose Organic Cosmetics

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I’ve written about the dangers of toxic chemicals in skin products and how I switched to natural products in the 1990’s (which was quite a challenge as there wasn’t much to choose from). Now there are so many of these products that it’s all quite confusing. However, the quality of these products varies enormously. Many of them have good ingredients …

The Latest Organic Skin Products

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Since I started this site, I regularly get sent skin products for me to try. Much as I’d like to try them all, it would wreak havoc on my skin if I did. I also have my own routine with my own products ( I’ve written about my favourites) and don’t like to disrupt it too much. So it takes …

Not All Peels Are Created Equal

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Exfoliating is a great skin boost and peels are a very effective way of doing this. They can be gentle or they can be extremely intense with down time required. I’ve always loved a good peel! I started with gentle glycolic peels when they first came out and then progressed to ones done in Dr Hunters’ office which leave you …

Why and what chemicals to avoid in skin products

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A while ago I wrote about why I prefer to use natural skin products and in another article wrote about some of my favourite brands. (Check out under Skincare in Articles). So what are these nasty chemicals to avoid in skin products and is it really necessary to do so? Firstly let’s just clarify that we are talking about synthetic chemicals …

How to Nourish your Skin

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We all know that as we age the appearance of our skin changes, but what exactly causes that and is there anything we can do to slow down the process or even reverse some of the damage? Here Shabir Daya, pharmacist at Victoria Health, explains the process and shows us that yes indeed, there are things we can do. Hoorah! …