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! …

DNA Anti-Ageing Test

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This is the world’s first in-store DNA test and is right up my street. I love a bit of science and also the the idea of finding out if my DNA is helping or hindering with the ageing process. So when the the Organic Pharmacy invited me to go along and try it out, I jumped at the chance. Would …

Men’s Skincare

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To my absolute delight it seems we have quite a few men following the site and now they are demanding more! They too want to know what’s best for their skin and what they should be looking out for. So here, specially for all you hunks out there (and remember you are a hunk in your Mum’s eyes whatever anybody …

Favourite Natural Skincare products

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As I’ve written before I prefer to use products on my skin that are either organic and/or with as few synthetic chemicals as possible. We’re so lucky that these days we have such a wonderful range to choose from. Here are some of my favourites that I have used at different times over the years: Neal’s Yard They are true …

Organic skincare

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So, in the far mists of time (November 2012 when I launched this site), you may remember me banging on about natural unprocessed food? Well, after my conversion to organic eating in the 80’s (a lonely path foraging for the small amount that was available), it was inevitable that one day it would occur to me that perhaps I should …

An Interview with Julia Hunter – Taking Care of Your Skin

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Here (again due to technical difficulties) Julia Hunter MD talks about all the factors that are important in maintaining good skin. She is the number one fan of the Ageless Toolbox!  I just luuurve her southern drawl!  www.juliathuntermd.com Transcript of Julia Hunter’s Interview Okay how is the, what is of the best way to take care of, to prevent, to …