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The ULTIMATE complexion booster

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The gifts he really wants this Father's Day

Shop our high-performance men's grooming range >>

INTRODUCING: The MyShowcase Beauty Genie

Your always-on beauty partner >>

14 beauty steals under 14 quid

Outstanding beauty need not cost the earth.  >>

Expensive vs affordable beauty: does price matter?

Does price matter when it comes to over-the-counter products? We take a look at the differences in skincare  >>

HOSTING WITH MYSHOWCASE

It couldn't be simpler... just Book. Discover. Enjoy! >>

Skincare 101: cleansing

The essential building block of your skincare routine >>

Skincare 101: the ultimate morning routine

For beautifully cleansed, makeup ready skin >>

Skincare 101: getting the basics right

When it comes to skincare, it's the basics that matter. >>

WHAT YOUR MAMMA GAVE YA:

10 inspirational beauty bosses reveal the best beauty advice their mother ever gave them >>

EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT BAGSY

We've fallen head over heels for our newest makeup brand >>

How to 'do' wellbeing

The positive power of oils, salts & scent >>

5 Minutes with...Lumity

Sara Palmer Hussey, Founder of the hottest beauty supplement on the market - Lumity, talks ageing, how to unwind and why Yasmin Le Bon believes in the Lumity difference.  >>

Q&A WITH PERCY & REED: at London Fashion Week

We grill salon superstars, celeb hair stylists and Founders of Percy & Reed, Paul and Adam about their Fashion Week haircare heroes. >>

5 Minutes with...New CID

Ever wondered what New CID actually means? We grabbed Kelly Colman for 5 minutes to talk about the inspiration behind her innovative makeup brand, essentials you need to survive in business and of course - the meaning behind the name...  >>

GLOW RIGHT: how body scrub has come of age

Max up the benefits of a pre-and-post summer holiday scrub by matching it to your skin. Here's the science.. >>

5 Minutes with...Sage L.A

Sage L.A is inspired by bohemian, California lifestyle. Jeweller and designer, Sage Machado has created an exquisite collection of alcohol-free, perfumed oils based on precious gem stones.  >>

5 Minutes with...Rebecca & Clare Hopkins

Sisters, Rebecca and Clare Hopkins created Balance Me to cater for women that wanted high-impact skincare without sacrificing natural ingredients. >>

GUEST BLOG: Antonia Burrell's Skincare Fixers

She's the celebrity facialist with a waiting list as long as her arm and a range of award-winning skincare - this week we ask Antonia Burrell to explain a little more about her natural, plant-based range, who can use it and why it's right for many skin types >>

5 Minutes with...Laura Rudoe

Brand founder Laura Rudoe set out to create the first organic cosmeceutical range for stressed skin, using only organic ingredients to create clinically proven results. >>

5 EASY WAYS: to be more beautiful

'Beauty from within' it's the catchphrase of the moment in beauty, but it's genuinely meaningful. Beauty products are fundamental to how we look and feel, but so is our health.  >>

#IBSAWARENESS month: the charity making a difference

In the final instalment of our blog series to support #IBSAwareness month, Just For Tummies Founder Linda Booth tells us why she felt compelled to support her chosen charity. >>

IBS Awareness month: Red Flags for Bowel Cancer

What are the red flags for Bowel cancer? In the third installment of our blog series to support #IBSAwareness month, Just For Tummies Founder Linda Booth tells us how significant Bowel Cancer is and how to spot it. Read on to know what to look for and how to reduce the risks! >>

IBS: A Modern Day Epidemic (part 2)

Antibiotics in your food? Just For Tummies Founder Linda Booth discusses the unlikely sources of antibiotics and the consequential effect on our health. >>

6 SPRING BEAUTY SUPERSTARS: Handpicked from the 2016 Beauty Shortlist Awards

We caught up with Beauty Shortlist founder, Fiona Klonarides and asked her to pick her favourite Spring superstars out the 2016 Winners. These are the very best in indie beauty right now: >>

IBS: A Modern Day Epidemic

It's IBS Awareness Month - did you know over 12 million people in the UK suffer with it? To support #IBSRelief month we're teaming up with Just for Tummies' founder, Linda Booth this April in a series of blog posts >>

5 Minutes with... Florence Adepoju

One of the youngest and perhaps most inspiring of our brand founders, MDMflow's Florence Adepoju proves you really can turn your dream into a reality. >>

LONDON FASHION WEEK HIGHLIGHTS: which look are you doing?

So, London Fashion Week: let's dissect the makeup and hair! Which looks did you love most - more to the point, was there any look you felt you could actually wear?  >>

LOU & LYNNE: Louise Redknapp's Mother's Day tribute

In celebration of Mother's Day this sunday, we asked Louise to tell us a little about her mum, how they work together and how beauty has played in their relationship... >>

FINDING BEAUTY: Me, Mom & Makeup

We asked Martina Arfwidson, President of FACE Stockholm what it's really like working with your Mum and what they've learnt from each other.. >>

GUEST BLOG: go with your gut says Linda Booth, Founder of Just for Tummies

Beauty from the inside out, that's something we totally believe in. So much so we unveiled a new wellbeing category in our January beauty edit. We added the best anti-ageing supplements, the most nurturing therapeutic aromas and a whole load of expert digestive health supplements >>

THE MICROBEAD CONTROVERSY: our take

They're up there with all the most used beauty buzzwords - antioxidants, liposomes, AHAs and the rest but microbeads garner a lot more controversy. Until recently, most of us hadn't even heard of them, let alone how commonplace they had become in our face and body exfoliators. So what are they? >>

GUEST BLOG: Jane Scrivner's resolutions, beauty & beyond

To kick off 2016, and our new guest blogging series, we asked Jane Scrivner, super-facialist, skincare expert and brand founder for her beauty resolutions, new year thoughts and wise words.. >>

THE NEW YEAR EDIT: the one that makes your insides beautiful too

One of the things I've written about increasingly over the past few years is the move towards holistic beauty. It's not a trend, it's a proper cultural shift.. >>

THE A/W15 MAKEUP PALETTE: what you need to know now

Get ready for a season of extremes in makeup: most impactful and entirely achievable for everyone, not just the girls on the catwalks. >>

READY TO IMPRESS IN YOUR LITTLE BLACK DRESS?

You've got the dress and the heels, now you need the legs >>

GROOMING GUIDE: International Men's Day with Gentlemen's Tonic

Today at MyShowcase, on International Men's Day, we're celebrating the men in our lives. We talk to our first and only men's grooming brand, Gentlemen's Tonic for expert advice on skincare and shaving.  >>

SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: anti-ageing products

Shopping for anti-ageing skincare is often hit-or-miss, these tips will allow you to make a confident, educated choice >>

SWATCH SERIES: testing Wild About Beauty's paraben-free makeup

With years of experience in front of and behind the camera, Louise Redknapp and makeup artist Kim Jacob seem like the perfect partnership for creating a makeup range. Made up of flattering natural shades and dreamy textures, Wild About Beauty's paraben free products are >>

ANTI-AGEING: What does it mean in beauty?

Beauty expert Kate Shapland tackles the topic of anti-ageing and how it's perceived in beauty and beyond >>

SWATCH SERIES: we colour check the bright and bold cosmetics from Face Stockholm

This week we look to Sweden and more specifically Stockholm for makeup inspiration. Known for their contemporary colours and aversion to all nude trends, Face Stockholm.. >>

WISH, WANT, WILL HAVE:What Cassandra Hall, founder of La Montana can't get through the month without

This Spring-Summer we welcomed luxury candle brand, La Montana to MyShowcase and as we expected, they became a firm fragrance favourite among our Stylists and customers. Today we ask the charming co-founder, Cassandra Hall what she..  >>

SWATCH SERIES: We road test New CID's genius cosmetic range

We swatch colours from our favourite independent makeup brands, here at MyShowcase, starting with New CID and their range of high-performance cosmetics. >>

PARABENS: What's the real truth?

Over the years, parabens have gained a bit of a bad rep. Studies say one thing, newspapers say another. So, what's the real truth about parabens in our beauty products? Kate Shapland explains it all... >>

WISH, WANT, WILL HAVE: what Caroline Neville, President of CEW can't get through the month without

Being constantly surrounded by beauty and innovation means Caroline really knows the industry. Today she tells us about her role at CEW and how she's not stopping at 70. >>

BEAUTY BUZZWORDS: separating fact from fiction

Our resident beauty expert defines the most common beauty buzzwords. >>

MYSHOWCASE BEAUTY BRANDS CLEAN UP AT BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS

We a™re celebrating this morning at MyShowcase HQ having heard that so many of our brilliant beauty brands have triumphed at The Beauty Shortlist Awards.  >>

MEETING PIXIE: the face of Magnitone talks beauty with us

We chat to Magnitone's ambassador, Pixie Lott about music, Strictly and all things beauty >>

WISH, WANT, WILL HAVE: What Helen Noel, Creative Director of Brand & Soul can't live without this month

Our Beauty Book designer selects her favourite MyShowcase beauty bits.. >>

ORGANIC & NATURAL: What does it mean in beauty?

Our 25 year beauty expert gives the low down on how the beauty business shapes up on natural and organic >>

SPRING/SUMMER 2015: our latest beauty edit

I am so excited to be able to unveil the new season's curation today. I have five beautiful new brands to introduce to you.. >>

MEET WILD ABOUT BEAUTY: we ask Kim Jacob & Louise Redknapp about their beauty wisdom

We caught up with the famous duo behind the brand.. >>

DIARIES ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: MyShowcase 2015 Diaries with Toad Diaries

With the start of 2015 being packed full of excitement we wanted to give our Stylists a tool.. >>

WISH, WANT, WILL HAVE: what Jo Clarke can't live without this month

We ask the Director of Shop Cheshire to select her favourite beauty products and beyond.. >>

WE DID IT! Our first, inaugural Stylist Conference..

After all the hard work and showcasing for Christmas, we started 2015 with a bang and a day of celebrating our Stylist™ success.  >>

MAKE BEAUTY YOUR BUSINESS: our ad campaign launches in London

Marking the beginning of lots of exciting things for us in 2015 is our digital campaign >>

Wish, Want, Will Have: What Fiona Klonarides can't live without this month..

We ask The Beauty Shortlist Editor to select her favourite beauty products this month >>

BEAUTY ICONS: a showcase with Marilyn, Vivien and Brigitte..

The MyShowcase team reveal which beauty icons they'd invite to a showcase and why >>

MERRY CHRISTMAS: thank you from Kate & the MyShowcase team

Kate wraps up the amazing year we've had so far and picks her highlights.. >>

THE GIFTING SEASON: Our Christmas Edit

Limited edition gift sets, chic crackers and monthly mani's, all part of our gifting edit. >>

THE NOVEMBER SCENT: a sweet, musky perfume oil from Sage L.A

Inspired by November's gem stone of the same name, Topaz is a deeply warm and spicy fragrance.. >>

IT'S HERE: our Autumn/Winter Beauty Book!

Our fifth Beauty Book is ready for the gifting season and welcomes some new names... >>

A PRETTY HONEST REVIEW: Sali Hughes gives it to us straight..

We review (and fall in love with) beauty journalist, Sali Hughes' first book >>

WISH, WANT, WILL HAVE:

We ask Mama Mio founder, Sian what she can't get through the month without... >>

7 Top Brow Tips

Vanita Parti, founder of B The Eyebrow Experts shares her expert tips.. >>

INTRODUCING OUR MAKEUP SHAKEUPS

Book in and get to grips with the basics of makeup >> >>

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SKINCARE SHAKEUPS

The exclusive event that shows you how to maximise your skincare routine >>

EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL:

the founder of The Detox Kitchen talks beneficial super-foods.. >>

SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT: our award-winning beauty brands

Our most recent winners and nominees... >>

GET, SET, CLEANSE: 5 tips for getting it right

Finding the cleanser for you and the right way to use it.. >>

THANKS MUM

Beauty tips passed down from the MyShowcase team and their mothers >>

BEAUTY BOOK S/S 14: it's in!

Our new beauty book s/s 14 is ready to be devoured and features all our new brands along with some new additions to existing brands .. >>

#BANBOSSY: I'm not Bossy, I'm the Boss

Sheryl Sandberg's causing a social media frenzy with her latest 'Lean In' campaign .. >>

THE BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS: thank you to all our friends, families, pets ..

Happy days: we're celebrating with our brands on their nominations and wins at the annual beauty awards presented by top blog The Beauty Shortlist ..  >>

10 best beauty online retailers...

The Independent have listed the ten best beauty e-tailers... >>

S/S '14 New Season Nails

The new, vibrant nail shades for Spring  >>

5 FAB TREATS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

The most gorgeous treats for Valentine's Day >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Beauty news

How to get nail varnish off anything and a look inside Charlotte Tilbury's bathroom >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: The health update

Naomi Campbell's top diet tips and kale is having a great year so far >>

We need you: Warrington, Henley, Chester and Richmond

We're recruiting across the UK in January. Find out how you can get involved >>

KNOW IT ALL: DisneyRollerGirl

This month, we caught up with fashion blogger DisneyRollerGirl to find out what she can't get through the month without.  >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: DIY Beauty, 2014 trends and Jane Fonda

In today's beauty express, find out about a reasonable fitness trend, DIY beauty treatments to make at home and get physical with Jane Fonda!  >>

PARTY FACE: How to get through a hangover

A couple of slices of cucumber before bed would reduce the intensity of your potenial hangover, but if you seem unlikely to find salad appealing when you're making your way to bed in the early hours of the morning, here are some more tips to see you through a heavy head.  >>

10 WAYS: To stay healthy over the festive period

Everything is always manic over the festive period. Here are 10 tips for making sure you make it through the festive period in one piece and start 2014 looking good!  >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Does alcohol affect your hormones?

This week, an impressive roundup of the ways lipstick is applied in films and does alcohol affect your hormones? >>

GIFT GUIDE: What to buy for teenagers for Christmas

Buying for teenagers is never easy, but we have a gorgeous selection of products that are sure to bring a smile to even the moodiest teenagers faces!  >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Bare legs in winter and inspiring eye makeup ideas

Unless you've been hiding out in a remote retreat all week, you'll be aware that we've opened a pop-up shop for just 7 days in Marylebone! Find out all about it below along with a profile on the fabulous Antonia Burrell and a tried and tested pre-tox. >>

Come down to our pop-up shop on Blandford Street, W1

The MyShowcase pop-up shop is at 10a Blandford Street which is just off Marylebone High Street in central London. Here you'll find a window packed with beautiful parcels and products (pictured above) and if you venture inside you'll find even more gorgeous beauty things to try. >>

MYSHOWCASE: announcing our pop up shop!

We're very excited to announce the opening of our very first pop up shop .. >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Jennifer Lawrence gets cropped

Jennifer Lawrence shows us four ways to style a pixie crop  >>

My Christmas wishlist

Stylists now have wishlists that you can fill in to make sure you get exactly what you want this Christmas >>

GET THE GLOSS: we showcase the editors' choices

There's a distinct festive feel to the air all of a sudden .. here are Get The Gloss's early party makeup must-haves from GTG .. >>

GET THE GLOSS: we showcase the editors' choices

We're into week 4 as we showcase the Get The Gloss editors' favourite MyShowcase brands - this week: magic makeup ... >>

GET THE GLOSS: what the editor's chose ..

Week three of our power shop with our favourite beauty site Get The Gloss.  >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: In flight beauty in 10 easy steps

10 steps of in flight beauty and a lazy girl's guide to skincare >>

GET THE GLOSS: the editor's choices

Week 2 of our power shop with brilliant beauty site Get The Gloss .. >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Manicures from London, Paris and Milan

Manicures from the catwalks of Paris, Milan and London >>

THE GIFT OF GREAT NAILS: a new nail polish every month ..

It’s still all about the nails.  >>

GENTLEMEN'S TONIC: something for the boys ..

One of the questions our Stylists are most often asked is when we are likely to offer men's grooming products. >>

GET THE GLOSS: we showcase the editors' choices

We are delighted to be able to bring you our first power shop with mega beauty site Get The Gloss.  >>

Fashion Express: Tried and Tested Beauty

Make your own beauty products in the kitchen, muted beauty looks on the catwalk and a dance group invasion..  >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: report from the runways

Statement tans, neon orange lipstick, 80's inspiration and 90's rave cherubs - a snapshot of the latest runway looks ..  >>

QUINTESSENTIAL HEALTH: the power of aromatherapy

Using aromatherapy oils to boost your health is something learned with experience.  >>

MAKEUP FOR MATURE FACES: the golden rules

Just as skincare needs differ quite radically from our early twenties to early forties, so do makeup requirements.  >>

FLUSH CRUSH: the brilliance of blusher

Blusher is the ultimate victim of fashion.  >>

MOISTURISER KNOW-HOW: 3 skin friendly ingredients

When choosing the moisturiser that's right for you, don't get lost in the sea of miracle claims and false promises .. >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: Fast Talk From Beautyville

Jennifer Lawrence gets nude, your lipstick colour speaks volumes about you, nail polish is the new lipstick and Thandie & Kay's new blog - the latest in beauty from some of our fave bloggers and sites .. >>

BEAUTY EXPRESS: fast talk from beautyville

It's been a busy week for the world of fashion and beauty as everybody prepares for the start of the S/S 2014 shows.  >>

FIRST SLICE YOUR MUSLIN CLOTH: 5 Min Mask

Quiet night in? Or big night out?  >>

LIPSTICK THERAPY: 3 Ways To Make Lippie Work Harder

Sometimes it's very hard to choose from a palette of lip-colours .. >>

HAIR MYTHS: Truth v Fiction

In 19th century England, 'shampoo' stood for the kind of massage you got in a Turkish bath.  >>

EYE TREAT: 3 steps to younger eyes

They're our most expressive feature - the thing that many notice first about us, yet our eyes are also the part of us which tends to age fastest. Why?  >>

SKIN DEEP: 3 ways to rejuvenate your face with your fingers

Some face creams and cosmetics work wonders on our faces, making them look younger, more vibrant and fresh.  >>

HEAVEN SCENT: 3 ways to find your perfect perfume

You would be forgiven for finding the fragrance counters confusing - there are hundreds of new fragrances launched every year, just how do you know where to start to choose one you love?  >>

BRUSH UP: 3 new eyeshadow skills

After years in the wilderness, eyeshadow - proper layer-it-on colour - is getting a renaissance.  >>

FIRST LOOK: winter red lips

There are some gorgeous lip darks in this seasons palettes, but the standout lip for me this season the one determined to perfect is the cherry mouth, created by Dick Page for Marc for Marc Jacobs AW 13 runway show.  >>

SKIN BOOSTERS: 5 ways to mend post-sunned skin

Just back from holiday? If so you'll no doubt be feeling relaxed, healthy and perhaps a little slimmer - all thanks to your tan ..  >>

HIMALAYAN CRUNCH: salt of the earth?

Himalayan salt is a marketing term for halite (rock salt) from Pakistan, which was commercialised in the early 21st century.  >>

PLUCK & TIDY: Brow Masterclass

Never underestimate the power of the well groomed brow: they can lift your face and make it look younger.  >>

POWDER POWER: Summer's Best Base?

Face powders come in two basic forms: pressed and loose. I tend to evaluate them on the basis of whether they go on sheer, shiny, chalky or heavy, and whether they are too pink, peach, ash or rosy.  >>

THE SKINNY: On Cellulite

The bottom line on cellulite, so to speak, is that if there was a way to shift it completely and forever obviously none of us would have it.  >>

SHAPE UP: get real about your body shape

Isn't it time we got over this mania with the ideal body be it size 00 or a manufactured idea of perfection?  >>

OILY SKIN: special care?

One of the big myths about oily skin is that it is caused by greasy food. While it may be worsened by poor diet and harsh topicals, the root of the problem are tiny sebaceous glands under the skin’s surface which are stimulated by hormones.  >>

HAIR SCARE: the latest on hair loss

Transform, who started out as a hair loss specialist 38 years ago reports a 41% increase in the number of female enquirers for hair loss treatment in the last year to June 2013. >>

GOODBYE SUNSCREEN: are tanning pills the future?

Tanning tablets appear to be a growing trend in suncare. They are currently split into two main groups: the first kind - tan enhancers and skin protectors .. >>

BLUSH MAGIC: how cheek colour wipes years off a face

It's one of the most DE-AGEING cosmetics you can own (along with a white eyeliner and a good brow brush). WHY?  >>

FLAW-MAKERS: where skin's ruin starts

A modern woman would have to be living in OUTER SPACE not to know that sunlight and cigarettes can be lethal to her health and looks – and even there she would probably still need SUNBLOCK.  >>

WATER-TIGHT: do water resistance claims hold?

In 2002, the FDA - the body that governs the CLAIMS made by cosmetics in the US - required suncare companies to eliminate the use of the word 'WATERPROOF' as a valid claim for skin/body care and cosmetics.  >>

Gloss Addicts: Polish Your Smile

Love lipgloss? Ever since the lip-colour market was transformed by Lancôme's Juicy Tubes we haven't been able to get enough of gloss - the tubes, the pots, the twist-up sticks and the wands - like candy to the eye.  >>

Beauty Book 2: Order Yours Now!

Our second Beauty Book is fresh off the press this week. It's a bit bigger this year - new brands, more editorial and lots to get stuck into when you get a moment to put your feet up!  >>

Nail Tale: Just Keeps Growing & Growing

Not since lip gloss in 2004 has the market seen such rapid, exponential growth, say WWD. In the US, Symphony IRI reports mass-market nail “Nail is the fastest-growing category", says Victoria Gustafson, principal of strategic insights at Symphony IRI Group, talking to WWD.  >>

New Naturals: The Rise Of Pure Beauty

One of the main reasons natural has taken off in beauty, along with a demand for organic food, is our quest for simpler answers to more stressful lives. >>

Lilac Therapy: The Potency Of Lavender

Many pharmacological studies have been done on lavender to isolate its valuable active compounds and demonstrate its physical and psychological bonuses. >>

Serum Sense: How Precious Elixirs Help Your Skin

So do serums, so-called 'precious' bottled elixirs, really yield better results than regular creams? They certainly sound scientifically advanced.  >>

BB Creams: The Bottom Line On Blemish Balms

The very word foundation once implied heaviness; and while we wanted young-looking skin - more so than ever - most of us realised that masking a face with a layer of immovable colour, which is what most foundations did, piled the years on.  >>

The Art Of Subtlety: Why The Best Surgery Is Invisible

"The average person can learn from fashion models", says cosmetic surgeon Prof Kirwan. "Getting cosmetic surgery done isn't getting branded with a scarlet letter.  >>

Meet 'The Tantalist': James Read

Two things to know about James Read: >>

Matt Attack: a sneak peek at next season's lip look

Always RUN SCARED of MATT? Time to get over it. Next season we are going to be inundated with matt lipsticks and tints, and the colours are GOING to be no less FORGIVING either: rich and dark REDS, berries and browns.  >>

Hair Bare: make a date to depilate

While shaving or WAXING are still generally the most popular removal solutions, new approaches to HAIR removal consistently appear - the latest being a SERUM that claims to reduce the prominence and DENSITY of body hair over a short time. Read on for my best home DEPILATION tips and staples.  >>

Fresh Start: for your makeup brushes

It's a CHORE, but as any makeup artist or dermatologist will tell you, it's important to clean your makeup brushes regularly, even if all you use is a lip brush. >>

Multi-Tasking: Only Possible In Beautyland?

A professor at Warwick Business School, Nick Chater reveals that when doing something routine and well-practised humans can do two things at once, like driving and talking. But when anything non-routine is introduced then multi-tasking is just not possible for the human mind.  >>

Fragrant Memories: can memory trigger smell?

Noel Coward mused that cheap music could be oddly potent at stirring memories. The same may be said of artificial aromas.  >>

Eye Time: For A Clear View

Modern life put eyes under so much stress – tiredness, dust (especially when hayfever season hits), UV-radiation and bright PC screens are a few daily hazards that affect their health and appearance.  >>

Skin Shrinks: Counselling For Your Complexion

One of the most interesting developments in beauty lately has been the advent of psychodermatology, a practise which merges the disciplines of dermatology and psychotherapy to holistically treat unglamorous conditions like psoriasis and eczema.  >>

Hand Aid: preservation treatments for your hands

Faces are supposed to be ROADMAPS to the SOUL. But soothsayers and MYSTICS look to the PALMS of our hands to map out our lives.  >>

Shelf Life: When To Love It & Leave It

Incredible though it seems the shelf-life for cosmetics rests on the independent stability tests cosmetics houses do, which vary from one to three year assays.  >>

Antioxidants: Your First Line Defense Against Summer's Ruin

As powerful antioxidants, polyphenols are not just good at strengthening weak blood capillaries: they are impressive free radical scavengers too – able to neutralise the reactive molecules within skin which are triggered by foes like UV light and which age it by weakening the collagen and elastin fibres that keep skin supple, springy and youthful.  >>

Skin & Sun: Food For Thought

There are lesser known facts about skin cancer that are more positive inasmuch as they empower by increasing our knowledge about how it develops and so make it preventable.  >>

Your Big Day? Be a beautiful bride

One of the things that I REMEMBER best from my WEDDING day was the trauma of my MAKEUP. >>

Perfumed Oils

Looking for a SUMMER scent - something light, fresh and subtle, which stays on you and doesn't INVADE everyone else's AIR SPACE? >>

The Language Of Flowers

Floral extracts are increasingly part of the beauty firmament - and not just for natural brands. >>

IN THE BUFF: reveal yourself!

Why bother exfoliating? Because this simple chore makes a huge difference to the look of your body. Read on >> >>

BERRY GOOD: the best beauty-making foods

Last week I gave you a couple of RECIPES for skin-boosting smoothies. This week, let me tell you more about the foods which have BEAUTY BENEFITS.  >>

SUPER SMOOTHIES: delicious beauty blends

We're firm believers in the saying 'you are what you eat (and drink)': your shape and skin is only as good as the nutrition it gets (or doesn't). When it comes to skin in particular certain 'super foods' can genuinely help to enhance its beauty and help preserve it.  >>

BOTANICAL BOMB: the beauty of rose

Rose is a popular ingredient in skin care for good reason! Extracts from the petals of this pretty, delicate flower may be used on all skin types but are often included in products for dry, sensitive and mature skin.  >>

BEAUTY SHOWCASE: discover beauty your way

Love beauty? Like to party? Well you can do both! MyShowcase are about to celebrate their first anniversary. >>

BEST BEAUTY SECRETS: your brilliant beauty tips!

When we announced our last competition - asking you to send us your best beauty tips to be judged by facialist Antonia Burrell - we never dreamed we would get the response we did. >>

SUN'S OUT (SORT-OF)! Legs ready to bare?

It's about to be that major MARMITE MOMENT where LEGS go: you're either someone who can't wait to slip into a short, floaty skirt or dress without tights for a month or so. >>

TODAY'S TAN: tomorrow's wrinkle?

There is so much to say about this cream that I don't really where to start. First, it will make your skin look like peach skin in the middle of the summer. Or maybe melon. Or no, rather, like cherry. It all depends which color you pick. >>

Young and beautiful skin

Young skin doesn't just look different to mature skin. It is different.  >>

SUMMER CANDY: seasonal makeup

Well, the trend is to match lips to nails, so my advice is to dip a toe in with the lip-colours, choosing glosses and transparent lipsticks (those which aren't rich in pigment) because they make the neon colours easier to wear; and to go as brilliant as you dare with your nails.  >>