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New York skincare brand Kiehl’s since 1851 has announced it is partnering with Leona Lewis and MTV Staying Alive Foundation for the 3rd year running as part of its commitment to philanthropy within HIV prevention.

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Monday, 13 March 2017 09:34

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When I buy a new product I am all about the way it is packaged. Presentation is the key to success I believe.

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All over the world, there are millions of women who are interested in escaping their dull complexion. If you are among them, you have arrived at the right resources.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:15

NUSKIN AGE LOC ME

I have been trailing this personal skincare machine for well over 4 months now.

I have waited a little longer to get my thoughts translated to this article as I wanted to give Fashions Finest readers the best overall, true and concise ageLOC Me review I possibly could. I have been shouting about it to my lovely clients who come to see us at 2boxes.co.uk for a while and the ones who have invested in a machine for themselves can’t stop raving about it.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:57

NuSkin age Loc Me

I have been trailing this personal skincare machine for well over 4 months now.

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Friday, 10 February 2017 10:39

Double Dare: AW17 Goody Bag Sponsors

Double Dare to sponsor Fashions Finest AW17 VIP goody bags. 

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How to Effectively Remove Beauty Marks

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Beauty marks can sometimes result in people suffering from low self-esteem, as they may feel quite self-conscious about a mole or dark patch on the skin. If you have a beauty mark you would like removed, it might be a comfort to learn you’re not alone.

According to the BBC, the number of people requesting mole removals roses by an incredible 127% in 2015 in the UK alone. In fact, some of the world’s most beautiful celebrities have also embarked with mole removals, including Madonna and Enrique Iglesias.

However, instead of embarking on invasive cosmetic surgeries, we are here to show you how to remove beauty marks using natural remedies.

A Natural Removal

While it is not backed up by scientific evidence, it is believed that the acid in apple cider vinegar can prove successful in the removal of a variety of beauty marks, such as age spots, moles, warts and birthmarks.

If you would like to try the apple cider vinegar removal, simply soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and then place this on the mark. For an effective result, you could always secure the cotton ball using a bandage, which will allow the vinegar to go to work on the birthmark overnight.

Once you wake from sleep, simply remove the bandage and cotton ball and repeat the process later that night with a fresh cotton ball and bandage.

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You may find the birthmark starts to scab; however, it is recommended to protect the skin with petroleum jellies, such as Vaseline, or almond or coconut oil. Never pick a scab or you could end up with an unsightly scar.

Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice could also prove effective in lightening a beauty mark. The acid in lemon juice has lightening properties that could help reduce a birthmark’s shade.

It is unlikely the lemon juice could remove the birthmark altogether, but it could make the blemish less noticeable on your body – which will most likely be a comfort to those who are self-conscious about their beauty marks.

If you would like to try the natural method, simply squeeze the juice of a lemon and rub it onto the beauty mark twice per day. Do not expect to see immediate results, as it will take time for the lightening properties to take effect, but the skin could lighten gradually if you perform the routine daily.

Lemon, Baking Soda and Sugar Face Scrub

So, we have told you all about the benefits of lemon juice, but did you know sugar and baking soda could also help you successfully reduce darker spots or skin blemishes?

By making a lemon, baking soda and sugar face scrub, not only will you have beautifully exfoliated skin, but your face will be free from bacteria and dust that can become trapped inside your pores. Plus, thanks to the lemon, you can lighten up any beauty marks denting your confidence.

A Coconut Oil and Olive Oil Massage

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It seems the whole world and her husband have fallen in love with the many benefits of coconut oil, and it appears it is a gift that keeps on giving. That’s because both coconut oil and olive oil are jam-packed full with vitamin E and K, which can remove sun spots and dark patches, as well as improving your skin’s elasticity and tone.

For the ultimate massage oil, simply mix equal parts of coconut oil and olive oil, before applying to the skin and massaging it onto your desired area. Perform this massage for between 4 to 5 minutes, rubbing the oils into the skin in a circular motion.

Tomato and Honey Facial Cleanser

It might be a little unusual to add tomato and honey onto your face, but it could be the very thing you need to do to say goodbye to those beauty spots affecting your daily life. The cleanser is thought to not just lighten dark patches, but to remove pigmentation marks and clear your pores.

To create the facial cleanser, simply grind a tomato in a mixer, before draining the juice into a bowl and adding two teaspoons of honey. Stir the ingredients well and your facial cleanser is ready and waiting for you to use – and it’s perfect for your everyday skincare regime.

Toothpaste

You might have heard about toothpaste having the power to remove pimples, but did you know it can lighten dark patches on your skin, too? That’s because it contains bleaching and antibacterial agents that can reduce spots and make darker areas of the skin much lighter.

If you would like to try this method for yourself, simply apply the toothpaste to your desired area using a q-tip. The toothpaste should remain on your skin for up to 30 minutes and then simple wash it away with cold water. If you perform the toothpaste trick twice per week, you may soon notice a difference.

Cumin Seeds and Rice Water

If you thought lemon juice and toothpaste were strange ways to lighten up dark spots on the skin, you must hear about cumin seeds and rice water. This effective natural remedy could be all it takes to remove a beauty mark from your face.

So how does it work? Well, cumin seeds and rice water contain skin cleansing and lightening properties, which not only helps to remove dark patches, but can banish acne marks and pimples – so it’s great as part of a skincare regime, too.

Simply boil two tablespoons of cumin seeds in two cups of water. Once you have done that, drain the cumin seeds’ water into a bowl and add one cup of rice water, stirring thoroughly. All that’s left to do is pour the water into ice cube trays, freeze and then rub an ice cube on the area for just three minutes.

Sandalwood, Turmeric and Milk Face Mask

What woman doesn’t love a face mask to feel beautiful? Well, if a mole-like mark is making you feel less than beautiful, you should consider creating the sandalwood, turmeric and milk face mask.

Sandalwood has anti-ageing and anti-blemish properties, which is ideal for those wanting to say goodbye to pimples or age spots; whilst turmeric is one of the most natural products that can be used to lighten skin. Also, those who want to prevent skin pigmentation should consider adding milk onto their skin, too.

If you would like to create this effective facial mask, add two tablespoons of Sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric to 3 tablespoons of fresh, thick milk. Apply the paste onto your face and allow it to dry naturally for approximately 20 minutes. To remove the face mask, wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.

BIO: Ella Allan is a blogger at Beauty Blog - Allbeautytoday.com

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Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:22

Proactiv+ Skincare & Instant Fix Concealer

Proactiv 3 step program

I have been following this product for many years as my skin was prone to spots as a teenager and young adult and latterly due to hormonal breakouts so i jumped at the opportunity to try it out.

Before I even tried out the products I noticed the packaging and branding and loved that I was so nice and clean and easy to use.

Proactive 3 step program

Proactiv+ Skin smooth exfoliator, Pore targeting treatment, Complexion perfecting hydrator & Skin purifying mask.

Suitable for all skin types and effective for those with spot-prone skin as well as those who suffer from occasional blemishes, Proactiv+ is a revolutionary dual-therapy anti-blemish and skincare system designed to promote a healthy complexion.

As required with any skincare regiment, it is advice to use the products in the order recommended. Starting at 1) The Skin smoothing exfoliator, then number 2) The Pore targeting treatment and lastly following with number 3) The Complexion hydrator and only using the Purifying mask as needed.

Following the order I found that the products really worked for my skin.

I do advice that the skin be damp before applying the skin exfoliator and to only use a small amount in the palm of the hand and then to work it into a lather on the face and then rinse it off. Following that move onto step number two and three. For me personally the process left my face feeling cleansed and extremely hydrated nd blemish free.

After using the Proactive + 3 step program I would highly recommend it to any one suffering from spot-prone skin and occasional hormonal breakouts.

Proactiv+ 3-Step Core System £19.99 available from www.proactiv.co.uk

Instant Fix Concealer

The Instant Fix Concealer by Proactiv+ another one of those products that I have always wanted to try.

What does it say on the cover? Instant Fix Concealer by Proactive+

1. Helps clear blemishes while hiding imperfections with the Proactiv+ Instant Fix Concealer. Four shades allow for quick customisation to ensure a skin tone match. It’s natural-looking coverage for flaws, redness, unexpected pimple pop ups and even dark circles. Skin is left looking smooth and flawless with a beautiful complexion!

2. Formulated with spot fighting Salicylic Acid

3. Formulated with soothing and moisturising ingredients

4. Four customizable shades

5. Won’t clog pores

How to use:

Dab onto blemishes, dark spots, dark under eye circles and other imperfections by using a concealer brush or fingertip. Layer and blend as required.

Proactive concealer compact

It was great that it came in a small compact case perfect for popping into my handbag for touch ups during the day. The concealer comes in 3 shades of which I used the darkest one, which I found okay and did work for my skin-tone.
But I do think as with most makeup companies they could go a little darker to accommodate darker skin-tones.

Proactive concealer result

The coverage was brilliant and eliminated my dark under eye area as well as other darker areas on my skin instantly. It went on smoothly and did not leave my skin feeling caked as some concealers do.

I would recommend and purchase this product myself again, especially if they do go a shade darker, so it can be mixed as the other three shades found in the compact I was unable to use because it was to light for my complexion and so a bit of a waste. Or maybe just do 2 shades in a pack.

RRP £23.99 available from www.proactiv.co.uk

By Deborah St. Louis

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