I would be lying if I said I didn’t hold skincare stalwart Vichy in high regard. The brand knows skincare, and backed by the L’Oreal giant (love them or hate them) they have megabucks to invest in research and development. This results in them producing products with great scientific credentials, which in my experience really work. So, even though I’m definitely biased in Vichy’s favour, to counter that I have high expectations when I try their new product releases. Recently I popped to my local Sam McCauley’s to pick up two newbie products which I badly needed – Normaderm Hyaluspot for my oily, acne prone skin and Nutriextra Hands for my parched lámha. It’s typical that I have an oil rig on my mug and sahara hands. First world problems eh? Read on »
We at Dolly Rougeland were so lucky last week to be visited by the Pedi-Pixy. Her timing was nothing less than miraculous, as our poor feet are feeling the heat big time. Welly weather combined with summer heat does not happy toesies make. The generous Pixy dropped off a tub of Peppermint Foot Cream, and an interestingly shaped Solid Foot Scrub to revive tired toes. Read on »
When it comes to buying products women with sensitive skin can really struggle and in these recessionary times most people can’t afford to be buying millions of products in the hope of finding one gem. Thank feck for La Roche Posay so as they have a multitude of hard working, cost effective beauty blockbusters in their arsenal. Read on »
This post is going to be a long one, but a good one. I’d really love for everyone to read and take it in properly, as I truly believe that vitamin A ingredients are the only ones which deliver potent anti-aging results. So if you’re not up for a long, science-y read right now, come back later. I promise it will be worth it.
Vitamin A is a skincare panacea. It’s the most effective treatment for the two big skin issues plauging the first world:
Acne – where it normalises hyperkeratinisation (skin shedding which clogs pores), reduces inflammation and promotes skin healing.
Wrinkles and sun damage – where it reduces hyperpigmentation and stimulates collagen production
Ladies, how strange does it feel to be writing the date as 2012? I keep writing 2011 by mistake and having to scribble over it. My head is still firmly in last year, and stubborn mare that I am I feel like digging my heels in! So to keep up the denial for another few days, I’m looking back on the past year, bringing you our very favourite beauty buys of 2011. First up is skincare, bath and body.
We do love our skincare in Dolly Rouge land, and it doesn’t come much better than NeoStrata. We adore their scientific credentials, and canny use of chemical exfoliants in different strengths for different skintypes. Check out Rachelle’s reviews of their 20 AHA and 4 PHA cleansers. Read on »
Dear bob, I can’t believe I’m writing this post already. It feels like I wrote my September favourites post last week, where I was lamenting the transition from summer to autumn. Well ladies, it’s winter now and the big C-word is just around the corner. Time has flown. *boggles*