Marching forward to improved skin health …
It’s been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks & so now my feet have touched the Norwich ground again I want to share with you all my exciting news!
I was so humbled last week when I went to The Big C centre at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital to volunteer for the ‘Look good feel better’ charity. This wonderful cause gives some confidence boosting respite to women who are battling Cancer.
I, along with on this occasion 4 other volunteers from the beauty industry, assisted a group of 10 women in how to use a ‘goody bag’ packed with skincare & make up products donated by some of the key players in the cosmetic industry (including Bare Minerals that I use & recommend).
I felt so grateful of my skills & that I could use them in this way & was astounded at the transformation not just physically but psychologically of these women. By the end of the session there was laughter & compliments to each other flying around the room with the feeling of being free for a couple of hours from the difficulties they were facing.
Next it was off to London to work with the lovely Lexis pr. I am an ambassador for Nair hair removal products & was asked to help them promote a new precision eyebrow & facial roller waxing product to the media. As their ‘expert’ for 2 days I headed to IPC Media & Natmags in central London to shape brows & give my top tips for creating the perfect brow shape.
It was a buzzing couple of days & we were mobbed by beauty journalists from all the top women’s (& men’s) magazines. I particularly liked the product as for home use its pretty fool proof & being based on ‘sugar wax’ was a gentler option for amateurs to use. Watch this space for the roll out of press coverage over the coming weeks!
Then it was back to Norwich & my ‘skin lounge’ for a busy day of treating skin on Saturday before getting back on the train on Sunday in preparation for an ‘Advanced skin care Boot camp’, rather aptly, at The Imperial War Museum, on Monday.
The Science dimension to my signature ‘U and your skin’ facial is a really important one to me. It covers not only the fact that I have an advanced knowledge in the anatomy & physiology of the skin, but that I am constantly researching the latest ingredient technology & innovations.
Jo Lewis, the cosmetic chemist that discovered a lot of the key skincare ingredients that we are familiar with today including AHA’s, has launched 3 of his own brands under his ‘Priori’ umbrella. As he made MD Formulations, the range that I have used & recommended for 14 years, I was keen to go & find out more about them & how I could integrate this new, emerging skincare science into my treatments.
The day was delivered in a ‘Boot camp’ style with whistles being blown when it was time for a break & ‘Army style’ music playing at intervals to keep us on our skin science toes. It was a long & full on day but after being able to ask the man himself some question via the beauty of Skype, I have come away motivated & ‘armed’ with more tools to get your skin in the tip top condition it deserves.
I will be telling you more very soon about the coming launch of these truly cutting edge products & as always can’t wait to share the clinical & medical evidence & trials that surround these products.