Lotions and creams are all very well. But increasingly it’s being proven that you can step up how your skin looks and behaves not only by targeting what you eat and drink, but also by supplementing the skin through liquids and pills.
Nicky Kinnaird, founder of Space NK is convinced this is the future. “Internal beauty is the way forward,” she says. “The external can only go so far.” Hence, her enthusiasm for a new beauty supplement that is taken orally, Ascenta Skin ($80). In days of yore, mothers made their children drink cod liver oil for its health benefits. Ascenta Skin is a much more palatable version specifically for skin health and backed by plenty of research, plus you o
As skincare consumers, we are always after the new. But there are some brands that are worth revisiting, learning from and embracing. And one of the best is back and reformulated for the 21st century.
Erno Laszlo was a pioneer of modern skincare. He was one of the first people to ascribe science to skincare—a concept that seems unbelievable to ignore these days but was revolutionary at the time. This notion came to him whilst he studied skin pathology and disease at the Royal Hungarian Elisabeth University of Medical Sciences in Budapest. Laszlo quickly became well known and in 1927 treated Hungary’s Princess Stephanie’s acne successfully and some of Hungary’s top actresses eve
Do BB and CC creams make you want to join AA?
Who doesn’t love new? And in beauty, who doesn’t love something new that you never knew you needed, or cannot imagine how you survived without it for so long?
Case in point: the BB cream. Short for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm, BB creams tripped the light fantastic in 2012 and became a mainstay of every makeup bag with claims to conceal, protect from the sun, hydrate, moisturize, minimize lines, etc., etc. During 2012, I felt rather dandy going out for the day with one BB cream, normally Garnier Miracle Cream Protector, mascara, and a lip-gloss rather than my usual cacophony of bottles and potions leaking all over the bottom of my Anya H
As a fashion and beauty house, Christian Dior is all about French chic. As a store, the UK’s Harrods is all about luxury. So can the twain meet? Yes, indeed, at the Dior at Harrods extravaganza, running now through April 14. It is the ultimate match made in beauty and fashion heaven that reaches an entente cordiale between the two countries, all in Central London.
Go back in time to Paris of 1947. M. Dior launches a fashion collection that came to be known as the New Look. It may be hard to imagine its impact given the London or Paris of today with their cheap, fast fashion, but for women in France, who had been deprived of new clothes for nearly ten years, it was a fresh breath o