All the healing beauty tips entered in our first Good Glamour giveaway were superb. So much so that we decided to judge the competition by the old ‘names in a hat’ method.
The winners are: Continue reading
Our ongoing guide to the top toxic ingredients in cosmetics.
What are they?
SLS and SLES are foaming agents commonly found in shampoo, shower gel, soap, bubble bath, toothpaste and other foaming products.
What’s the problem? Continue reading
The Good Glamour guide to spas, facials, massage treatments and general fabulousness.
Some days, being a beauty blogger feels like nothing more than sitting around in saggy-bum leggings with a muesli face-pack on, hunched over my laptop, whistling into the geranium-and-rose-petal-scented wind. Other days, my cup overruns with special and gorgeous treats. Like today. I have been invited to sample Oskia’s Renaissance luxury face & body treatment. I purr the words: ‘rrrrenaisssance luuuxury face and body trrrreatment’. It cheers me up no end, I can tell you.
In order to properly prepare myself for the experience I drive to Covent Garden and then attempt to park. Continue reading
Now I don’t wish to sound churlish but, having been through it myself, I am personally looking forward to a month when I am NOT aware of breast cancer. That said there is no doubt that this annual event has done masses to raise consciousness of breast cancer in the public mind, in terms both of understanding and acceptability.
When I was a young(er!) woman, breast cancer was an affliction with a great deal of shame attached to it. Continue reading
exfoliate – v. 1 shed or be shed from a surface in scales or layers. 2 wash or rub (the skin) with a granular substance to remove dead cells. Oxford English Dictionary
Product Replacement Therapy begins…
Way back when I made my first forays into the world of Good Glamour I can tell you, I was skeptical. My experience of natural beauty products was confined to the stuff I’d sampled in the health food shops of my youth. You know, a bit greasy, lumpy, packaged in brown bottles with hand-printed labels and all smelling of patchouli or ylang-ylang. Those po’ girl potions never graced the pages of Vogue nor sparkled alluringly from the pristine shelves of ritzy department stores. ‘All very worthy’, I thought, ‘but I bet they don’t really work’.
Cult cosmetics are cult for a reason. We’ve tried them. We trust them. They make us feel divine… we can’t live without them!
Yet, now that that we know what’s really in our favourite products, the question must be asked: can we live with them? This month marks the launch of the Good Glamour Challenge. Here’s how it works: Continue reading
To celebrate out fabulous spread in today’s Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine we’re running the first Good Glamour Giveaway.
Rich in transretinoic acid and Omega 6 & 3 essential fatty acids, rose hip seed oil has been clinically proved to reduce scarring, stretch marks and wrinkles.
Dry skin brushing is a technique that’s meant to detoxify the body by encouraging lymphatic drainage.
It only takes a couple of minutes. Continue reading
The Jojoba is an evergreen bush that is indigenous to the deserts of Mexico and the Southwest USA. These days Argentina produces almost half of the world’s Jojoba and its cultivation is very beneficial for the desert environment.
The oil that is extracted from the Jojoba nut is truly a wonder. The first thing that you need to know about it is this: Continue reading