We haven’t quite mastered how to pronounce our favourite skincare ingredients yet

The skincare ingredients leaving us tongue tied

Authored by Laura Bond

Brits have become increasingly health conscious over the past few years with the health and beauty industry predicted to outperform all other sectors in 2022*1. However, as a nation, we haven’t quite mastered how to pronounce our favourite skincare ingredients yet leaving one in four Brits too embarrassed to ask an expert for more information.

Scandinavian health and beauty brand,...

Seaweed underwater

The beauty benefits of seaweed from anti-ageing to acne

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

Did you know that as well as providing useful habitats for marine life, and tasty wraps for sushi rolls, seaweed can work wonders for your skin, too?

“For many years, the beneficial effects of seaweed have been overlooked,” says Katy Rowe, founder of Maiiro (, the Guernsey-based skincare brand that uses a blend of five seaweeds in its products. “Only in the past decade has...

Caroline Hirons

Caroline Hirons shares her top six skincare rules for summer

Authored by Laura Bond

With more than 35 years of industry experience, a regular guest slot on This Morning, a hugely successful blog and YouTube channel, and an army of 427k Instagram followers so loyal they even have a nickname for themselves (‘the freaks’), Caroline Hirons is nothing short of a skincare phenomenon.

The 50-year-old has just launched her hugely hyped book Skincare, billed as ‘the ultimate...

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Marian Keyes says that people are quick to judge women’s appearances

Authored by Laura Bond

Anyone who follows Marian Keyes on Instagram will know that if the bestselling novelist has a passion for one thing in life – besides writing, of course – it’s beauty.

The Irish author regularly posts reviews of products she’s bought recently (Josh Wood hair dye? A winner. Fenty Purpsicle Lipstick? Too neon) and before lockdown took a trip to Paris to visit beauty store Sephora on...

Beauty regime collagen drink

Should you be drinking collagen for your skin?

Authored by Laura Bond

Anyone who has a passing interest in skincare will be well used to applying creams, serums and oils to their face for glowing skin. But what about adding a drink into your regime?

There’s a growing trend in the wellness and beauty communities for drinking collagen as part of a well-rounded health and skincare routine. You might recognise this ingredient, as it’s used in certain types...

Beauty skincare routine

The alphabet of vitamins in skincare

Authored by Laura Bond

Vitamins are good for us. A well-rounded diet helps us get all the vitamins we need to be healthy, but how about the ones you need for your skin?

Of course, you can eat certain things to boost skin health, but your routine should also involve a range of topically applied vitamins, to help your complexion be as clear and glowing as possible.

It seems like there’s a whole...

nicole scherzinger beauty

Secrets of a celebrity make-up artist

Authored by Laura Bond

With all the tutorials available online, almost anyone can learn how to do make-up to a high standard.

But Emma Osborne is on another level, having built a respected career working with everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Rita Ora, and can most often be seen painting Nicole Scherzinger’s face.

Here are some of the tips and tricks she picked up along the way…

Some of the...

Beauty care lady applying makeup

This is what a week without make-up does to your skin

Authored by Laura Bond

On most days, I’ll wear make-up. By beauty influencer standards, it’s not a lot, but while I don’t spend hours applying layers of foundation and contouring (I much prefer the ‘no make-up-make-up’ look), I do have a few insecurities that I like to keep in check with a swipe of a concealer stick.

But like most people I know, the spread of coronavirus has thrown my beauty regime into a...

Woman in robe feeling tired after not enough sleep

This is why bad sleep makes your skin look terrible (and what you can do about it)

Authored by Marc Astley

How did you sleep last night? If the answer is ‘badly’, you’re not alone.

According to research from The Sleep Council , 74% of people in Britain sleep less than the recommended seven hours per night, while 30% sleep badly most nights. And at times like this, these figures are likely to be much higher.

The same study found that the lifestyle aspects most affected by a lack...

  Do you need to wear sunscreen inside? Elderly Woman working from home (iStock/PA)

Why you still need to protect your skin indoors

Authored by Claire Roberts

Some skincare rules are non-negotiable, like applying SPF before you leave the house and drinking plenty of water.

No matter how dedicated you are to these dictums, a change in routine can really trip you up. If you’re currently spending a lot more time inside – like so many people around the world – do the same golden skincare rules apply?

Of course, spending a bit more...