Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Space-age Skin Care Formula Created

From Botox and lasers to Kim Kardashian's favourite vampire facelifts, it seems that we have entered a new era in the fight against wrinkles.
But the latest addition to the litany of unusual lotions and potions about to take the beauty world by storm really could be described as out of this world.
Renowned Harley Street plastic surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides has developed a range of products  in collaboration with two space scientists who worked on the Soviet Space Program, responsible for a number of pioneering accomplishments in space flight over 63 years.
Galactic: Dr Yannis Alexandrides has developed a range of products, called 111Skin (left) in collaboration with two space scientists who had previously worked on the Soviet Space Program
The new range is made with a formula called NAC Y² (a combination of NAC, Vitamin C and Escin) which increases Glutathione - the most vital antioxidant in our cells for maintaining youthful skin
Galactic: Dr Yannis Alexandrides has developed a range of products, called 111Skin (left) in collaboration with two space scientists who had previously worked on the Soviet Space Program. The range claims to help maintain youthful skin


The formulations were originally created because astronauts reported skin problems such as thinning, dryness, increased sensitivity and delayed healing.
Once the program had been dissolved, the scientists kept hold of their patented formula, which they had supplied to astronauts to protect their skin while in orbit.
This formula is NAC Y² (a combination of NAC, Vitamin C and Escin) which increases Glutathione - the most vital antioxidant in our cells for maintaining youthful skin.
NAC and Vitamin C are essential for stimulating Glutathione which decreases during the body’s ageing process.
Escin, meanwhile, is a potent antioxidant that promises to increase blood circulation, promote stronger collagen production, and help transport NAC and Vitamin C directly to the cells.
Potent: The formula in each product is NAC Y² (a combination of NAC, Vitamin C and Escin) which increases Glutathione - the most vital antioxidant in our cells for maintaining youthful skin
Potent: The formula in each product is NAC Y² (a combination of NAC, Vitamin C and Escin) which increases Glutathione - the most vital antioxidant in our cells for maintaining youthful skin

Together, these ingredients claim to detoxify, hydrate and regenerate skin cells, working from within to strengthen the skin and fight damage.

Each 111SKIN product, sold in Harrods and costing between £40-£190, contains the patented NAC Y2 formula.
This potent antioxidant has been taken by astronauts in supplement form when in space for 25 years and is proven in NASA research to delay ageing and stimulate the body’s natural repair system. 
One such product in the range, the £117 Space Anti Age NAC Y2 - Facelift Day Cream, claims to heal skin whilst preventing scarring.
One of the hero products from the range is the 111 SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream - a potent anti-ageing concoction using rare diamond dust particles.

The galactic cream doesn't come cheap. Beauty aficionados desperate to turn back the clock must pay a staggering £599 for 50ml.
111 SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream claims to penetrate the deeper layers of skin in order to transport potent youth restoring ingredients including NAC Y2 formula, Collagen type I and III and Hyaluronic acid.
Out of this world: The £599 111 SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream contains diamond particles from space and was developed with the help of NASA scientists
Out of this world: The £599 111 SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream contains diamond particles from space and was developed with the help of NASA scientists
Out of this world: The £599 111 SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream contains diamond particles from space and was developed with the help of NASA scientists

Essie's Starry 'Lemmings'

Rare, discontinued nail polishes are commanding prices up to ten times their original value on eBay.
Colors such as Essie’s Starry Starry Night and Clarins’s 230 are selling for up to $250 on the auction site, to nail polish-obsessives who call themselves lemmings.
Danielle Frazier, a 28-year-old artist from Brooklyn told The New York Times that the appeal in searching for old polish is its ‘treasure-hunt feeling. It’s got a lottery kind of effect.’
In demand: Essie's Starry Starry night is so revered by nail polish obsessives known as 'lemmings' that it has recently sold for $250 on eBay
In demand: Essie's Starry Starry night is so revered by nail polish obsessives known as 'lemmings' that it has recently sold for $250 on eBay



Sparkly sky: Lemmings search eBay for Starry Starry Night, but the color is so rare that it is not listed on the site at present
Sparkly sky: Lemmings search eBay for Starry Starry Night, but the color is so rare that it is not listed on the site at present
A bottle of Starry Starry Night (known as SSN to lemming bloggers) recently sold on eBay for $250, according to the paper.

Currently, it does not appear that more bottles of the shade are available through the online auction site.
The polish - navy with flecks of silver glitter - holds such meaning among lemmings that pendants and earrings painted with the sparkly varnish are now being sold on Etsy.
The blogger behind Vintage Seams & Things, who received a bottle as a gift, believes Starry Starry Night is worth every penny. She wrote: ‘This polish is absolutely worth the hype. The sparkle in person is one that is remarkable.’
The aforementioned blogger writes of the shade: ‘This polish is absolutely worth the hype. The sparkle in person is one that is remarkable.’

While slightly less rare, Clarins’s 230 polish - an irridescent formula that changes from burgundy to green to gold to orange in the light – is still in high-demand, despite having been discontinued in 2008.
The shade is so beloved that lemmings have nicknamed it ‘Unicorn Pee’ or ‘UP’ for short.
Bottles that have never been opened are currently selling on eBay for up to $157 dollars, while those that have been lightly used are selling for $99.

Femail Examines the Dangers From Sagging Eyes to Spots

Cheap, effective and, most importantly, quick, it is no wonder cleansing wipes have become a hit with busy women. They mean no more messing around with cotton wool or cream to take off make-up at the end of the day — you just wipe and go.
In fact, sales of cleansing wipes have doubled in the past year. But while this might be excellent news for beauty brands, it could be bad news for our skin, causing everything from spots to wrinkles.
Experts worry that wipes don’t effectively cleanse skin and, instead, smear dirt and make-up across it.
Worse, everything from the physical act of wiping the skin to the fluid the wipes are impregnated with can cause skin problems . . .
Although sales of cleansing wipes have doubled in the past year, they could be doing more damage to your skin than good
Although sales of cleansing wipes have doubled in the past year, they could be doing more damage to your skin than good


SAGGING EYES

Ever found yourself using a wipe to scrub at stubborn eye shadow or waterproof mascara?
‘Many women use wipes to remove eye make-up,’ says cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting.
‘Because the cleansing lotions can be quite mild, it may take a considerable amount of physical force to get stubborn make-up off, thus risking harming the delicate eye area.’
If you’re dragging the thin skin around your eye backwards and forwards and up and down on a regular basis, you could be prematurely ageing it.
If you must use a wipe: Opt for a product designed for the eye area, as it’s likely the cloth and the cleanser will be formulated to take more delicate skin into consideration.
Leave the pad on the eye for a few seconds before wiping.
In our tests, Marks & Spencer Formula Daily Care Eye Make-up Remover Pads For Sensitive Skin (£4, marksand spencer.com) were most effective at removing make-up without dragging the skin.
Irritation

‘The cleansing fluid that wipes are soaked in contains surfactants — detergent-like chemicals that dissolve make-up and grime,’ says Dr Bunting.
‘If the surfactants are too harsh, they will irritate skin, especially as, without rinsing, some of those surfactants will be left on skin.’
That irritation can leave skin looking red or feeling sore and tight. It’s like lathering your face with soap and then not washing it off.
Moreover, while surfactants can irritate skin from a chemical perspective, if you get over-enthusiastic with a rough or textured wipe can cause irritation and even leave scratches.
If you must use a wipe: Choose one that’s developed specifically for sensitive skin, contains as few potent irritants as possible and has a very soft cloth. Try Aubrey Calming Skin Therapy Wipes (£7.49, aubreyorganicsuk.co.uk), which contain soothing aloe.

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DRYNESS

‘Alongside the surfactants, many of these wipes contain alcohol as this helps them cut through thick and tenacious make-up,’ says Dr Bunting.
‘However, while alcohol might clear stubborn lip-liner, it’s also effective at damaging skin.’
This is not ideal for anyone, but if you’re prone to dry skin, you have to be particularly careful about the wipes you use.

Dr Bunting advises anyone with rosacea or eczema to avoid wipes, as they can exacerbate conditions.
If you must use a wipe: Look for one that doesn’t contain alcohol but instead has moisturisers. Faith In Nature’s 3-in-1 Facial Wipes (£3.25, faithin nature.co.uk) are alcohol-free and contain vitamin E.
Wrinkles

Even if you’re not dragging at your skin, the fact that cleansing wipes often don’t clean skin as effectively means the pricey moisturisers you slather on afterwards could be a waste  of time.
Olay and L’Oreal carried out research that showed not cleansing skin thoroughly means you leave a barrier formed of dead skin and dirt. This results in less of the anti-ageing active ingredients getting to where they need to be in the skin.
In fact, one study showed 30 per cent more anti-ageing ingredients made it into the skin when it was properly cleansed, meaning that even if wipes aren’t giving you more wrinkles, they’re preventing you from treating existing ones.
If you must USE A wipe: Limit their use to rare occasions — no wipe will clear your skin as effectively as a proper cleanse .
If you’re using wipes regularly, you’re not getting the best from the serums and moisturisers you use afterwards.
Even though make-up removal wipes are supposed to clean your skin, they could be giving you spots
Even though make-up removal wipes are supposed to clean your skin, they could be giving you spots

SPOTS OR ACNE

If you’re prone to spots or acne, a good cleansing routine should be the foundation of your regime. That means no wipes.
Not only do you run the risk of transferring bacteria around your face, rather than washing it off, but, according to Dr Bunting, if the cleansing fluid in your wipe is poorly formulated, it may clog pores and trigger breakouts.
If you must use a wipe: Try one that contains salicylic acid. This stops pores getting clogged and helps to break down blackheads — it can even have an effect on acne scarring. One of the best is Clearasil Daily Clear Deep Cleansing Pads (£4.29, boots.com).

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Moist environments breed bacteria, and packets of cleansing wipes must stay free of bugs.
‘This means using preservatives, and the high percentages required to keen an open packet of wipes hygienic can irritate the skin and even trigger allergic reactions,’ says Dr Bunting.
Worryingly, the preservative methylisothiazolinone, or MI, which can cause blistering, red rashes and swelling, is common in wipes. It is even found in wipes designed for use on babies and in intimate areas. Experts believe it could be one of the most common causes of dermatitis.
If you must use a wipe: Scrutinise the ingredients and avoid any that contain MI.
It’s also worth steering clear of those that contain fragrance (usually marked as ‘parfum’) as this is a common cause of allergy. Simple’s Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes (£3.25, boots.com) don’t contain MI or fragrance, so many with sensitive skin find they can tolerate them.

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Make-up free Kara Tointon looks ready to camp as she loads her car with her dog and a sleeping bag

It's not the most seasonable weather for camping, but Kara Tointon looked she was embarking on a trip into the great outdoors on Wednesday.
The actress loaded her car with a retro sleeping bag and a full bin liner, with her dog's lead in one hand.
Wearing a thick khaki parka and sunglasses, Kara, 30, looked ready for an adventure.
Ready for the great outdoors! Kara Tointon loads up her car with a sleeping bag, bin liner and her dog
Ready for the great outdoors! Kara Tointon loads up her car with a sleeping bag, bin liner and her dog

And it seems she was whizzing her way to the Warner Bros. studio to go on the Harry Potter tour as she shared a photo of herself inside the Great Hall.

But she’ll be soon embarking on a new television adventure with her fellow Strictly Come Dancing alumni Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh.
Denise confirmed the news earlier this year: ‘I’m teaming up with Kimberley Walsh and Kara Tointon for a dancing and singing show.’ 

Louise Thompson shows off her glowing orange skin tone at Vision Express product launch

She had a certain zest about her as she arrived at the Oxford Street branch of Vision Express on Tuesday evening – and it had nothing to do with the Heston Blumenthal product launch she was attending.
Indeed, Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson appeared to be a rather vibrant shade of orange as she posed for photos, a pair of spectacles from Heston’s new Spring/Summer range balanced on the bridge of her nose.
The 24-year-old reality star’s skin tone had certainly darkened since her last public outing just six days previously, at the Ottoline store launch on London’s Portobello Road.
Steady on: Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson shows off her darker skin town at the Vision Express launch on Oxford Street on Tuesday evening
Steady on: Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson shows off her darker skin town at the Vision Express launch on Oxford Street on Tuesday evening

Her orange hue was offset by a minty leather jacket, while a pair of skinny black trousers and strappy heels rounded off a distinctly casual ensemble.

Louise was joined at the event by former Strictly Come dancing judge Arlene Phillips, and the 70-year-old stood out in a sleek black trouser suit and conventional flats.
Also on hand to celebrate the launch of celebrity chef Heston’s latest venture with the high street optician was English soprano Laura Wright.

Millie Mackintosh goes make-up free for ANOTHER gym session after supporting husband Pro Green in court

She has had a more dramatic week than usual after her husband Professor Green pleaded guilty to drink driving on Thursday.
And on Saturday Millie Mackintosh decided to let off some steam in her favourite way – by hitting the gym.
The 23-year-old was seen wearing a sporty yet cool ensemble as she left the venue in Chelsea and headed to her car to go home to her hubby.
Gym bunny: Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving the gym on Saturday wearing a leather jacket
Gym bunny: Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving the gym on Saturday wearing a leather jacket

Showing off the figure she works so hard for she wore a pair of grey leggings and black tank top.

As ever she made sure the outfit was on trend by wearing a leather jacket over the top and a pair of dark rimmed glasses.
After her session Millie tweeted a picture of her abs, proudly writing: ‘Never been athletic in my life, so happy to finally be seeing some real progress all the while still indulging enough to not drive me crazy! #strongnotskinny.’

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elen Flanagan steals the show in sequined silver gown as she makes an appearance at Manchester fundraiser The Mirror Ball

She’s said to be aiming for grittier film roles as she endeavours to breathe new life into her stuttering screen career.
But stepping out on Friday evening, Helen Flanagan appeared to be reading from a different script as she sashayed into the annual Mirror Ball in an elegant silver gown with sequined embellishments.
The former Coronation Street star was on good form as she posed for photos outside Manchester’s Lowry Hotel ahead of the bash, which helps raise money for local communities in Greater Manchester.
Here she comes! Helen Flanagan makes her presence felt at the Mirror Ball in Manchester on Friday evening
Helen, 23, looked like she was ready for an awards show – but there were no prizes on offer for the young actress on Friday evening as she climbed the steps and made her way inside.

Her dress was all the more distinctive thanks to an off the shoulder detail and thigh length split – a feature that enabled to show off a generous portion of her left leg.
Helen completed another memorable ensemble with a pair of strappy silver heels, while the hard to miss Chanel clutch she brandished in both hands added an additional designer flourish. 

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