If there’s one beauty staple you should carry with you it’s the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm.


This is one of those products I’ve been using since a pr introduced it to me a while back. I’ve converted a lot of people over in recent times to use this multi-purpose balm.  Here’s some of the reasons why you’ll love to use Dr Lipp.

  1. 100% natural.
  2. No parabens, sulphates, additives, mineral oils or petrochemicals.
  3. Cruelty Free.
  4. Fits neatly into your pocket or laptop bag.
  5. Fragrance free so suitable for the most sensitive of skins.

Dr Lipp acts as an intensive moisture surge, instantly calming, soothing and hydrating lips, skins, brows, including smoothing out split ends. Dr Lipp Multi – Purpose Balm £12, 15ml, available Space NK  and Dr Lipp. 

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BRIT Brand Nathalie Bond Organics for the most sensitive of skins.

wp_20160923_10_00_00_pro3848568-3I found Nathalie Bond Organics through a Mash PR Christmas in July press event.  This brand will be offering special packaged festive gifts for all the family leading up to December. I’ve been using the Skin Balm Extra Sensitive and it’s consistency is more than just an average balm. It’s soft and has a fine consistency that soothes, calms and hydrates all in one go. It’s such a beautiful balm and hand made to order which makes this range extra special. The product above has ingredients of Apricot Kernel and Jojoba oils combined with Calendula infused Sunflower seed oil that soothes and protects the skin. It’s completely unscented so gentle enough to be applied on babies including nappy rash and general use on young children. The beauty of an unscented balm offers the versatility for use on any type of skin condition.

The product range is extensive and includes the most fabulous natural soaps in block and liquid that cleanse the hair, face, body, hands and the kitchen sink, essential oil candles, divine body scrubs, lip balm’s for men, women and children… If you’re planing to give a gift to someone you love for a Birthday, Christmas or the birth of a new baby .. Nathalie Bond Organics has everything to help lift the spirits as a gift that’s practical, ethical and offers absolute well being..

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Nathalie Bond Organics donates a percentage of its profits to World Vision, who support children in some of the poorest communities in the world.  Instagram @NathalieBond  Blog News NathalieBond

They say Eat it.. Wear It.. Swear By It..Vita Coco Coconut Oil 100% Raw, Organic & Extra Virgin Cold Pressed..

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The first time i found Extra Virgin 100% Cold Pressed Organic Vita Coco Coconut Oil happened to be in a goodie bag given out at Kinky Octopus press event in Soho around the corner from Berwick Street Market London  .  In true Brasilian party style we were offered Caipirinha’s,  Pão de queijo, some of my favourite Brasilian food & drink… On display were beautiful colourful wrist bands  “Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia”   which refers to the good life…these wrist bands are very synonymous with Bahia Brasil and is the backdrop of a place that’s full of culture, creativity and immense colour.

I finally got round to opening the jar and instinctively applied it to my face before reading the label, and then felt horrified when i discovered it was used for cooking, baking & frying. Thankfully  it went on to say, “Goes beyond the call of beauty as a moisturizer and hair conditioner,” and spread it on your toast! Really! 🙂

Lots of people around the world have used coconut oil for many years, countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Caribbean, India…. It can be used to soothe, calm and hydrate the skin & hair all in one go including offering an anti – bacterial agent for wounds and sunburn. Massage into the hair & scalp helping those affected by a dry scalp & dandruff. As an insect repellent just add a little peppermint oil which keeps away the bugs.  Then there’s the cooking element to add to the endless list of benefits…There’s only one precaution to using this product and that’s NOT to sit directly in the sun without any UV sun protection. You will burn no matter how much melanin pigment you have in your skin. Protecting yourself from direct sunlight is very important to very healthy skin long-term.

I really enjoy using this product and know many people who love it too….as the saying goes ( sent to me by the PR) Eat it. Wear It. Swear By It.

Have a look online Vita Coco Coconut Oil..

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is available at Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters & Wholefoods.

Available in three sizes: 250ml & 500ml glass jars, 750ml PET jar. RRPs:  250ml from £5.99,  500ml from £9.99 & 750ml from £14.50

My favourite skin care products for very sensitive skins from Holland & Barrett.

2nd imageThere’s never been a better time for home grown UK based skin care companies for the most sensitive of skins. It was almost impossible to find products back in the day that really worked on your skin unless you made your own.  I know a lot about eczema and about the skin in general as i trained as a beauty therapist and also suffered skin problems for many years. I had the good fortune of being introduced to an amazing homeopath who totally removed all my allergies and eczema and even made his own very hydrating moisturizer. That’s another story for another time. If you have babies, children, parents, siblings who suffer real issues with their skins on the face and body then i would completely vote for these products. I have a very sensitive skin that itches easily and with these products i felt a sense of comfort, soothing and real hydration when applied to skin that is red, angry, extremely dry, sore and very itchy all at the same time. These products can be found in your local Holland & Barrett.

PurePotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturizing Ointment – A complete skin saver as it comforts, soothes sore very dry skin, highly hydrating and feels soft and smooth. I really love this product and had the chance to try it out for myself. Highly recommended for Eczema & Psoriasis without a doubt.

Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil  Aroma Facial Concentrate – This has to be one of the most moisturizing skin oils i have ever used on my skin. It feels and smells delicious. Just add a little bit to your daily moisturizer or night cream to add an extra boost.

Saaf Pure Organic Skincare – I tried the Pure Face Cleanser and comes with an Organic cotton face cloth. This feels and smells absolutely delicious and would imagine the extended product range would be as comforting, protecting and moisturizing.

Through my experience the creams that doctors offer will not have the same effect on skins that need a lot of tender loving care especially for babies and children. So hopefully you will choose some of these products above and try them for yourself. It’s only with trail and error that you ever make the right choices.

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Careway Pharmacies offering free skin analysis to help you choose the right skincare.

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It was an interesting & fun evening with health/beauty press & bloggers finding out the latest news from Careway Pharmacies.

My background is in skincare so i found this event particularly interesting. The focus was on skin analysis by testing the well being of your skin & what it needs at any stage of your life for men & women.  It’s really important to know your type of skin as it’s the largest organ of the human body and needs caring & protecting for the long term future from outside influences including sun protection.  It takes around 2omin for this FREE advice ( it’s possible to have a shorter test if you’re very busy) & you will receive a print out of the analysis on hydration levels, collagen & other skin concerns. I saw it in action and it offers an independent shortcut to knowing more about your current skin’s condition without having to see a Dermatologist, Doctor (unless you feel it’s more serious ), a Beauty Therapist for a facial & then sold products they happen to stock. There’s no pressure to buy anything on the spot and gives you time to think about the independent advice given on skin & suncare.

Important advice from Dr Emma Wedgeworth, Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson,   ” So much skin disease we see is partly due to excessive sun exposure. We are now living longer and travelling more widely than ever before, so we need to make sure we keep our skin healthy for the duration. Get into the habit of using a daily sun protection on your face, some of the new formulations are so good that you can use them almost as a primer or bb cream. For your body, use a high protection, reapply regularly and don’t over expose your skin to sunlight.

It’s extremely important advice for your skin’s long-term health & wellbeing. The products below can be found in a Careway Pharmacy & will help to protect your skin’s health all year round.

Left to right Riemann P20 SPF50, protects from UVA & UVB up to 10 hours & has no parabens, preservatives or added fragrance. UV Buddy Bracelet  that will let you know when to apply your sun cream &  finally a Nivea Lip Balm with added sun protection. Keep Safe!

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NEW No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Skincare on the shelves today.

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You loved the amazing N07 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum as it launched into Boots.  I know plenty of friends who absolutely loved this product as they could see a real improvement to the skin very quickly.  So I’m happy to let you know about the relaunch today 10th June of the NEW improved Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced skincare range available online from Boots and in store for age range 30+.  The range consists of a day cream £24.95, night cream £24.95 and eye cream £17.00 with all the added benefits of the serum.

It’s recommended for the best results to use the N07 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum 30ml £24.95 & 50ml £30.95 under your day & night cream. As consumer trials found that 90% of women found further improvements & better results when combining both on a regular basis.

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Visit Covent Garden Simple Skin pop up concept store today 21st May & tomorrow 22nd May 2015.

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Simple Skin’s pop up concept store in Covent Garden open’s today Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd from 9am/8pm. All the experts will be on hand to help you select products perfect for your skin.  Including the chance to make a Simple Skin image like the one below with artist Sophia Langmead and taste the goodies on show above. I’ve always liked Simple products and have given these to students when teaching trainee make-up artists who can afford to buy these products. One of my favourites is Kind to Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream.  Take a look online Simple. or just simply visit!
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