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Sunday, October 16, 2011


Laura Mercier
We are great fans of Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Mom has met Laura..... we noticed the following note on Facebook this week:-
'Here is a tried and true beauty secret that Laura learned during her childhood:

A friend’s grand-mere was meticulous about facial massage - she had a yellowed newspaper article from the fifties tacked to the wall in her bathroom, and followed the steps day and night. You can do a simple version of a facial massage by applying moisturizer to your face with gentle upward strokes and to the chin, throat and chest using downward strokes.

What beauty rituals have been passed down in your family?'
With many cosmetics and creams costing a fortune, it is great to find some inexpensive skincare traditions that don't cost the earth and have worked for generations.....
Our great Grandmother washed her face with oatmeal soaked in water.
Sometimes when your skin has problems, less is more.  Yes, you need to cleanse carefully, but gentle and natural products are often best.  We have had great results from ALOE VERA gel which taken by mouth has fantastic results and we have this product for sale, if anyone is interested in it.  We also have a range of Aloe Vera suncream with Factor 30 and other Aloe Vera products for sale too.
A tricky spot can be zapped with a touch of witchhazel on a cotton bud.
When it comes to the Laura Mercier range, their exfoliator is so fine and gentle, it is second to none.  Their facewash is foaming and gentle and a bottle seems to last forever.    Their clay mask is deep cleansing, yet extremely gentle for young skin. 
Mineral powder makeup (rather than foundation) is really best for problem skin, being a natural product and when you learn to apply it properly, it gives a fantastic finish. 
All of these recommendations are from our personal experience
Why not ask your Mom, or even your Gran what skincare hints and tips they can give you?  Please share with us on Facebook.
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