May Newsletter - Stributique

Hello, and suddenly it is the May newsletter where I have so much to write about my head has started to spin before I even begin. I apologise in advance because I know this is going to be a long one (as if they aren’t long enough under normal circumstances), but we do love a bit of excitement and I’m in mode:

So I invite you to join me as I introduce you to yet another emerging category in all things bright and beautiful, bright being the operative word here. We also launch ‘recreational skincare’ (I’ll explain later), a new sunscreen (a world first), a new product from Garden of Wisdom, which Shabir is jumping up and down about (he needs to stay still, he has a lot of formulating to do) and a new (for us) cream for eczema.

Additionally, I have news on Miracle Lotion, which very nearly gave me a heart attack (you will understand why when you read it and when you see it), I applaud a fabulous new brand, Blooming Blends, and there is a new product launch from Ful.Vic.Health (yes, yes, it’s our own brand), so we’ll do a little song, dance and celebration (that means a gift) around that. And then of course, we have all the feedback from the April newsletter including a soapbox moment (never too far away, it’s just beneath this). Let’s go:

Vice Reversa

For the second month running, I am opening the newsletter with Vice Reversa. This is for several different reasons, but mostly because it sets the theme for so many things that I will be writing about on this newsletter, including at-home treatments, which thrills me no end because I’m such an in-my-own-bathroom girl.

As with all emerging new categories, it is absolutely vital to do some heavy research rather than just jump on a bandwagon because it seems like a good idea. I have always said that not all supplements are created equally and I apply the same statement to micro-needling patches. The Vice Reversa patches have taken over three years to bring to market, they were created in a Korean facility that holds the Global Patent across this genre and that matters.

It matters because they have passed the scrupulous health and safety regulations that are required, it matters because they can hold more than one active ingredient in each ‘crystallised serum needle’ and it matters because infringements on patent regulations and efficacy are ongoing, with several factories facing prosecution and closure. Governance is all.

I know I am forever jumping on my soapbox, but I have to make a stand for what is right and I will ensure that if we are going to invest in emerging trends, then we have to have best in class in all categories of health and beauty. There is no question in my mind that these are best in class (for several different reasons) and as I wrote on the last newsletter, the very thought of serum dissolving deep into the epidermis completely thrills me.

And actually they thrilled Colette Haydon (Founder of LixirSkin) too. My Colette (as I call her) told me they were truly excellent, which is no small statement coming from one of the world’s leading skincare formulators. Arthur Mitroulas (Founder of Vice Reversa) stand proud!

I know acceptance of emerging trends doesn’t happen overnight, but the response to the launch was incredible. For that I thank you and this is just the beginning. I know the launch schedule over the next couple of years; we are going deeper and deeper and I am beyond excited. Another journey. Together. Stay with me. And that’s a song.
Micro-Needling Plumping Patches £34.95 for Eight Patches; Pimple Patches £19.95 for Eight Patches

Boost – Advanced LED Light Therapy Face Mask by The Light Salon

Do I believe in Light Therapy – yes I absolutely do. The benefits of each treatment are multi-faceted and my problem was (note past tense) that I didn’t have the time to have regular treatments. I used to dream of having a machine at home and visions of a light therapy room (I dream big) were often in my thoughts.

For the record, I had (and have) my treatments at The Light Salon at Hershesons (makes sense, Daniel cuts my hair) and some time ago I had just emerged from the lights only to find Luke Hersheson waving a box at me. It was Boost. An at-home LED Mask, which I promptly tried to steal from him as my ‘jealous gene’ rapidly arose within.

Founded by Hannah Measures and Laura Ferguson, The Light Salon is a brilliant success story and I feel so very privileged to work (actually it’s not work, it’s a mission) alongside the girls as a new phase begins for them, with the release of Boost, and for each of us.

In their words: ‘When used as part of a smart skincare regime, LED light therapy can help provide the perfect foundation to everyday great skin. Often referred to as ‘the next big ingredient in skincare’, LED light therapy is a fundamental beauty treatment that enhances and maintains the results of everything else included in your skincare routine’. I would just add that I think it is a fundamental beauty AND health treatment. The health and beauty crossover, which I’m always banging on about!

Why health? Well it can combat stress and anxiety as Near-Infrared has a balancing effect on cortisol, the stress hormone, as it helps trigger our ‘happy hormones’, such as serotonin and dopamine. And let me tell you, it works on this level incredibly well. It could, in fact, also be called the sleep mask, because ten minutes usage just before going to bed may be incredibly beneficial.

And your skin. What can I tell you. It plumps, lifts and strengthens; it helps improve uneven skin tone and texture, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines (over time) and it brightens and hydrates to help you look less tired and that is absolutely true. You will notice that after the very first time of use (well I did).

I am married to Boost for all the above reasons and more. This is a lightweight mask; it is made of flexible silicon, it is hands-free and completely portable. It works for any face shape and lifestyle. I have written emails wearing it, I’ve watched Netflix wearing it and I pronounced to Hannah and Laura that I would happily walk around a supermarket wearing it because I like being disruptive. It goes without saying that every time I fly I will be wearing it. It comes with global adaptors and a protective bag. The glory.

Each Boost session lasts for ten minutes and the device will automatically switch off after that time. The minimum recommended treatment programme is 3-5 days a week and you can double-deliver (20 minutes) twice a week for a prolonged brightening effect. Except the thing is that I use it every day. I just don’t care, it’s beneficial and it makes me happy. Very happy.

The day I received my mask, I was so beyond myself I had to take it out to dinner with me. I couldn’t bear to leave it at home. At said dinner, I stood up and did a demonstration (I mean who cares) and then allowed everybody to have a ten-minute session. Every person in that room bought one, well they couldn’t actually buy it because it hadn’t been released, but they are on a wait list because I told them that each of you come before each of them. That went down well.

I invite you to join me; for sure it’s an investment, but if we are going to invest, as I’ve written above (thoughts of becoming a parrot go through my mind) then we have to ensure that it’s best in class. I believe Boost is and at this point I just want to acknowledge the research, development and hard, hard work that has gone behind this project. And anything that takes the stress out of my face is good with me.  Just to add, we are awaiting our delivery, they got held up (as these things do), but we expect them within the next three or four days at which time we will process your order.

Hannah and Laura, I think you are amazing and so deserve all the good things that I know will come your way. My love and respect to both of you. Thank you.
Boost At-Home LED Treatment Mask £395 by The Light Salon; Everything You Need To Know About Light Therapy by Louise Whitbread

Ful.Vic.Health: Fulvic Acid Nail Cream

The story continues. As many of you know we launched Ful.Vic.Health last October. We started with Fulvic Acid Shampoo, Fulvic Acid Conditioner and Fulvic Acid Mist. One month later we launched Fulvic Acid Elixir.

Specifically formulated for the optimum health of hair and the scalp, the Fulvic hair treatments contain Ioniplex, the patented humic-free Fulvic Acid compounds which helps calm underlying inflammation and enhances keratin production within the hair follicles resulting in health hair fibres. In studies, Ioniplex showed a 14% increase in hair thickness within six weeks.

Fulvic Acid Elixir also contains Ioniplex in a liquid form for rapid absorption and was launched as an alternative for those who were struggling to take Ionicell, the capsule version, which still remains our bestselling supplement because of its brilliance in generating collagen, re-hydrating cells and strengthening hair, skin and nails. We call it next-generation supplementation, such is its clinically-proven efficacy.

And then Shabir had a moment. I’m not exactly sure where I was when he had the moment, but because we had received so much positive feedback about the vast improvement in nail health, he decided to take it one step further and formulate a heavy-duty, multi-tasking nail cream to further enhance those benefits and to also help nourish dry, brittle nails and help fight fungal infections in nails.

In Shabir’s words: ‘Whatever nail problem you have, Fulvic Acid Nail Cream strengthens, protects and repairs to help maintain strong, nourished nails’.

Once again using Ioniplex, the gold-standard fulvic acid, as a base, it is joined by Tea Tree Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E. Without me writing one single word, we loaded it onto our site and it started to fly out the door. Thoughts of being out-of-stock entered my head, but I overcame that thought pretty rapidly because I want (and need) to celebrate this new launch with you:

The Treat: If you buy any Ful.Vic.Health product (excluding the Nail Cream obviously) we will throw in a free Fulvic Acid Nail Cream for you to try, test and love (I know you will love). This is a limited time offer, there is only one gift per customer and this offer will last for seven days until midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 7 May 2019. This will not show up on your invoice, but will automatically be added into your order, so please don’t fret. **This promotion has now ended**

You can of course buy Fulvic Acid Nail Cream as a stand-alone product if you don’t wish to participate in the above; it’s just that we love a celebration and it is our way of thanking each of you for your loyalty and support of Ful.Vic.Health. And because you need to know, I have had my own moment on Ful.Vic.Health. It may just blow your minds when it happens. Hurry up Shabir, with respect of course.
Ful.Vic.HealthFulvic Acid Nail Cream £12 for 30 ml 

Pore Cleaning Powder by Garden of Wisdom

I know, I know, the name. Let me repeat it. Pore Cleaning Powder. At the very core of my being is a deep desire to have clean pores. That moment when you dare to stare into a 10x magnifying mirror and don’t have a fit is almost upon us. I say ‘almost’ because this is not going to be a one session wonder, but the first session will amaze you because it amazed me.

It’s a pink powder. Its ingredients include Pink Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide and Aspen Bark, but there are several more. This is what I call ‘basic skincare’, basic meaning that it sings ‘retro’ to me; there is something about it that makes me think of being a movie star in the 1940’s. How I ever landed in the health and beauty industry continuously bemuses me. Ahem.

Anyway, it is fabulous and it is suitable for all skin types; all you need do is dip a damp pad into the powder and apply the paste to your face and neck, or alternatively just apply to the T-Zone. Leave it on for five to ten minutes and then rinse it off. It will help remove dirt lodged in pores and will help brighten your skin. The very thought of this powder sucking up dirt (and excess oil) is thrilling. We recommend using it two or three times a week.

We also recommend exfoliating before use, I exfoliate and steam (as per my hero-worshipping moment about Sarah Chapman’s steamer on last month’s newsletter) before using. And yes, Shabir formulated it and yes, I am using it regularly.
Pore Cleaning Powder by GoW for VH £12 for 50 grams; Organic Cotton Pads £2.40 for 100 Pads; Pro-Hydro Mist Steamer by Sarah Chapman £119

Blooming Blends

We have a new skincare brand to launch, but before that let’s do health in the shape of a new range of botanical boosting tinctures, blended for modern life.

Blooming Blends was created by Fleur Sladen as she was trying to find something natural and easy to use that gave her the right kind of boost as and when she wanted it. She looked at what was available on the market, but couldn’t find the right product for her needs, so she created her own.

Fleur calls the different tincture blends ‘my emotions’ and I think we can all relate to that. Formulated for her everyday needs, she swaps and changes between the blends. For example she may use Sleep Easy at night, give herself a Mood Booster after breakfast to help clear her fuzzy head and then take half a pipette of Digestion because she had too many tomatoes at lunch, which is a real killer for her.

You get the gist, so at this point my love and thanks to Kinvara Balfour who introduced me to Fleur and is such a believer that I think she has become an Ambassador for the brand. Also a special mention to Lisa Armstrong who was testing alongside me (just to ensure that I wasn’t hallucinating).

Lisa tested Sleep Easy. She took it on a Friday night and didn’t wake up until 10.30 am the following morning. That speaks volumes (her words, not mine) and I think it’s rather lucky she wasn’t on copy deadline. And just because I can, and just because I always manage to deviate from the things I’m really meant to be writing about, huge congratulations to Lisa for winning the Fashion Journalist of the Year Award at the British Press Awards (again). Awe-inspiring.

Anyway, back on subject, there are nine different blends including ‘De-Stress’, ‘Fatigue Fix’ and ‘Be Sexy’. Bearing in mind that I take Fulvic Acid Elixir (dubbed as The Libido Elixir), I’m not sure that I dared to add ‘Be Sexy’ into the mix, but Fleur told me that the blend was full of rose, it opens your heart and gives a boost of happiness, so now I’m taking it and let me tell you it works. Happy drops.

Fatigue Fix may interest many of you; this has been specifically formulated for those afternoon slumps when you reach for chocolate and/or coffee and you know you shouldn’t because it could muck up your sleep pattern. And then there is Jet Lag, which helps align and balance your body clock. Take it a couple of days before you leave and for a couple of days when you get back (morning and evening). Long-haul just got better.
Blooming Blends £22 each for 30 ml (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free)

We Are Wild

You may be forgiven for thinking that we are only launching this new American brand because of its name. Well it does sing to us, but so do the products. We Are Wild skincare is all about recreational skincare, which translated means that the products were formulated for the great outdoors and the need to travel light. There are just three products in the range; they are stick-based and incorporate the latest advancements in probiotic and fermentation technologies.

So the three products: Solid Clean; Solid Water and Solid Oil, with a few words on each:

Solid Clean: From balm to oil to light foam, this is a three-in-one facial cleanser that dissolves and removes daily dirt and grime. With soybean ferment extract and pomegranate fruit ferment, the formula balances and nurtures your skin rather than drying it out. I am such a fusspot when it comes to cleansers (actually when it comes to anything really) and I was impressed. One for the journey. Yes, but you don’t need to journey to love this and I do.
Solid Clean £22

Solid Water: With pure water, probiotics and fermented antioxidants, the formula delivers ultimate toning and hydration. I’m not talking about the stripping days of toners, this is in a different league and the instant cooling effect helps to soothe skin and leave you with a dewy finish. When we received our samples for testing, this is the one that I tried first, it was calling to me! It didn’t disappoint, within the space of three seconds it fell into my bag and became mine before Shabir or Victoria had a say in the matter. And I’m thinking of those of you who have to endure night sweats. This is the antidote.
Solid Water £22

Solid Oil: A blend of 12 natural oils, including sunflower, moringa, jojoba and tamanu, this nourishing balm helps nourish and restore dry, troubled skin with minimal effort. Lightweight and rather fabulous, I used it with trepidation because of my ever-so-sensitive skin and my allergies, which I’m totally bored writing about. The thing is that I didn’t have a reaction and that’s important for those of you who are as sensitive as I am. There are a lot of us around. Would I forego my evening skincare regimen and just use this – well yes I would occasionally because it works. And at 2 am, I’m thinking of my bed, not my skin.
Solid Oil £22

Over We Go – VH Supplementation

You may have noticed that over the past year we have been re-branding some of our bestselling supplements. In the majority, these are the supplements that Shabir has formulated. The latest supplements to be own-branded are Superior Hair and Cholestsafe.

I want to reassure you that in line with all re-branded VH supplementation, the formulations haven’t changed at all; if they had I would tell you. Superior Hair is a legend for hair loss and hair health and Cholestsafe remains Shabir’s recommended supplement for helping to lower cholesterol levels.
VH Editorial: How To Lower Cholesterol NaturallyCholestsafe £25 for 90 Capsules; Superior Hair £26.50 for 90 Capsules

Basix Skin Defence Cream

I have never heard of Kigelia Africana, but they are fruits of the African Sausage Tree (a sausage tree!) and they display potent healing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which make these fruits ripe for a variety of skin concerns and they are the base ingredient of Basix Skin Defence Cream.

This restorative cream targets and helps treat eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis and also encourages the healing of inflamed skin. With added ingredients of Kakadu Plum, Lemon, Ginger and Aloe Vera, it can also be used to help treat acne, bed sores, nappy rash, leg ulcers, scarring, burns, blisters and sunburn. Heaven knows, it might even sing to us if we ask it to.

Created and formulated in South Africa, it is sold in over 1000 pharmacies in SA and now we have it too. I like the story, I like the product and I like the fact that it may well become rather famous. And Shabir’s thoughts mirror mine.
VH Editorial: How To Treat EczemaBasix Skin Defence Cream £24.50 for 50 ml

Aethic Sôvée Sunscreen

It is interesting to note that over the past year, Hawaii, Fiji, Palau and parts of Florida have banned the sale of SPFs containing a number of chemicals, including oxybenzone and octinoxate due to their impact on coral reefs.

Studies have shown that oxybenzone and octinoxate, used in SPFs to absorb UV rays, make coral more susceptible to bleaching and can damage the DNA. Both chemicals are also known to be toxic for marine life, including shrimp, sea urchins and algae.

Aethic Sôvée is the world’s first eco-compatible, reef-safe SPF to be scientifically proven. Containing three of the most photo-stable filters available, it provides a broader spectrum of protection against the sun’s harmful rays than most leading sunscreens. It uses three filters, MBBT, DHHB and EHT, which you can read about either on our product pages or in Shabir’s article linked below.

Containing organic moisturisers including olive oil, beeswax and coconut extract, it offers maximum hydration and nourishment for your skin. The addition of vitamin E ensures that free radicals are neutralised. Each ingredient has been tested with the confirmation that the formulation is skin friendly and has been patented coral-safe and marine certified. This lightweight, creamy lotion offers a matte finish and has a subtle fruity scent, which is, of course, marine friendly.
VH Editorial: The Problem With SunscreensAethic Sôvée SPF25 £44 for 150 ml; Aethic Sôvée SPF40 £53 for 150 ml

Ultimate Collagen+

So many of you are huge fans of Ultimate Collagen+, the second-generation collagen supplement scientifically formulated to replenish collagen and hyaluronic acid in the body. Containing three natural ingredients, marine collagen peptide, hyaluronan complex and astaxanthin, its advanced enteric approach is proven to achieve a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles by up to 26% within 10-20 days according to Ingenious Beauty. Time for a treat:

The Treat – Ultimate Collagen+ Gift Box: This is a triple pack of Ultimate Collagen+, the cost of which works out slightly cheaper than buying three individual products. But that’s not the treat, the treat is that when you buy this Gift Box, you will automatically receive a free two-week travel pouch containing 45 capsules, which is worth just over £21. This is a limited edition and once they have gone, they have gone. Once again, this will not show up on your invoice, it will just arrive with your order. Go!
Ultimate Collagen+ Gift Box £124.99 (Triple Pack) (Ultimate Collagen+ £42.99 for 90 Capsules)

Miracle Lotion

We have been talking about Miracle Lotion since the very beginning of time and I can’t remember how many times I have written that the packaging is so bad, it could be kitsch. But never mind that, we all love it for its amazing moisturising qualities. There is something about Miracle Lotion. And now there is something else.

They have changed the packaging and the fragrance. After all this time. I nearly had a coronary when I saw it and Shabir thought it was a bottle of weed killer. I have no more words and I doubt you will have either when you see it. That said, its brilliance remains and I’m now wondering if there is a family connection between the founders of Miracle Lotion and Dr Bronner. Let’s move on.
Miracle Lotion £20 for 473 ml (200 ml more than the original)

Three New Products from QRx Labs

Here is the line-up:

Deep Facial Cleansing Oil: A facial cleanser that combines Olive and Grape Seed oils to provide a deep-cleansing effect without drying out the skin. It also contains vitamins C and E to help keep skin hydrated while it removes dirt and impurities. It is lightly scented with Tangerine and Lemon essential oils.
Deep Facial Cleansing Oil by QRx Labs £15 for 180 ml

Glycolic/Salicylic 10/2 Acne Control Pads: Each jar contains 50 textured pads providing an effective treatment combining AHA and BHA acids. Glycolic acid, an AHA exfoliant, peels off dead skin cells on the surface of the skin enabling a smooth even-textured surface. Salicylic Acid, a BHA exfoliant, works to deep clean pores of oil and dirt helping to prevent acne breakouts.
Glycolic/Salicylic 10/2 Acne Control Pads by QRx Labs £15 for 50 Textured Pads

NiacinaMax Serum: This is a maximum strength Niacinamide serum containing a 10% concentration of ultra-pure Niacinamide combined with Tea Tree oil, Calendula Extract and vitamin B5. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) can effectively help to address some common concerns such as enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. When combined with Tea Tree oil and Calendula Extract, it will help to maintain clear skin and reduce redness and inflammation.
Niacinamax Serum by QRx Labs £12 for 60 ml

News and Feedback

Good Skin Day Shaker: You may well think that I am never in the office (actually that’s not too far from the truth), but there are always very important things to do and I do love a celebration. So there I was with ‘my Colette’ swinging our legs and comparing shoes (as we always do), but mostly jumping up and down after the successful launch of her latest product, Good Skin Day Shaker.

Champagne, yes I think so because not only is Good Skin Day Shaker a phenomenal product, it beat the launch of her excellent Vitamin C Paste as I thought it might. And then India Knight wrote about it in The Sunday Times. No more words.
India Knight Reviews The Lixirskin Good Skin Day ShakerGood Skin Day Shaker by Lixirskin £36 for 15 ml; Vitamin C Paste by Lixirskin £32 for 50 ml

The Resurrection: Here we go again, yet another product that went to product heaven and then got itself resurrected. I can never understand why this happens, most especially when it is a bestselling product, which Caricol was and is. Caricol is a traditional and unique Buddhist recipe, recommended as a digestive tonic and is a helpful support for IBS sufferers who typically experience constipation, diarrhoea or a combination of both.
Caricol £23 for 20 Stick-Packs

Gengigel Oral Spray: Another one to add to the excellent Gengigel range of oral health products. This oral spray contains hyaluronan which provides active protection from gum disease and helps support the natural healing of inflamed or damaged tissue in the mouth. In studies hyaluronan has been show to aid the regeneration of gum tissue. It is an ideal treatment for gingivitis, periodontitis and bleeding gums. It also helps relieve mouth ulcers, dry mouth and food burns.
VH Editorial: Treating Mouth UlcersGengigel Oral Spray £7.90 for 20 ml

I Care:  ‘I am 62 years old’ states Louise Wheeler. ‘I was 59 when my husband was diagnosed with ‘serious cancer’ as it was then described.  In fact it was advanced oesophageal cancer.  We are so lucky to be living our life together today.  It is for that reason that I wanted to record my tips whilst still fresh in my mind.  I hope that in some small way I might be able to help someone like me to feel less alone and helpless’.

I Care is a little booklet crammed with survival tips for those caring for a loved one with cancer.  I wanted to share this with you; the booklet is free of charge and if you are caring for somebody with any serious illness, not only cancer, I think it may help comfort and support you.  If you would like a copy, then please write the words ‘I Care’ in the notes section of your order and we will automatically drop it into your order.  We hold hands.  We have to.

VH Editorial

This month:

The Beauty of Imperfection

‘I never fail to be tickled by some Japanese expressions’, writes Carolyn Asome. ‘To date, Irusu which means pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door, or Shinrin-Yoku, which means visiting a forest for relaxation and to improve your health or yup, quite literally, forest-bathing. But possibly the one we are most familiar with is the Vogue’ish Wabi Sabi, the idea of finding beauty in imperfection.

Outside rarefied design circles, society hasn’t on the whole caught up with the idea of Wabi Sabi. Wabi Sabi is a rather powerful lesson in reminding us that we are part of nature’s cycle of growth and eventual decay. Through Wabi-Sabi we hopefully learn to embrace the glory and the beautiful (and inevitable) marks of the passing of time’. Acceptance.
The Beauty of Imperfection by Carolyn Asome

What I’ve Learnt From 14 Years Of Living With IBS

‘Living with IBS comes with a wealth of emotions’ says Jo Coates. ‘Before I was diagnosed I felt embarrassed, confused and disgusted at my body. Immediately after my diagnosis I felt relieved that what my body was experiencing had a name, but still frustrated and isolated. Nobody I knew spoke openly about their bowel habits. Now, 14 years on, those emotions look completely different. I’ve come to love my body. I understand it and I know, for the most part, how to show it the compassion it so desperately craves. I feel hopeful. No longer isolated or lonely, but full of respect. My IBS doesn’t define me’.
What I’ve Learnt From 14 Years Of Living With IBS by Jo Coates

How To Create A Skin-Friendly Environment

‘Even when you’re doing everything ‘right’ for sensitive skin – calming creams, no perfume – it can still act touchy’ state the Beauty Bible girls. ‘As many as 40% of women who apply to become testers for our Beauty Bible Awards self-identify as having sensitive skin. But the truth is it may not be your beauty regime that’s triggering flare-ups, other factors can come into play. Over the years, we’ve identified many lifestyle shifts that may help skin to chill out, whether you have occasional flare-ups or even more entrenched skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne’.
How To Create A Skin-Friendly Environment by Beauty Bible

Owning The Room

This from Jo Fairley: ‘If you’d told me as a young woman that one day I would be able to stand in front of an audience of 14.500 women, deliver a keynote speech and love every single minute of the experience, I’d have laughed in your face. Public speaking? I’d honestly rather have run a 10k – in the opposite direction (away from that podium) at that point. And anyone who knows me, knows how much I hate running’.
Owning The Room by Jo Fairley

The End Bit

Do you fancy sitting in a Turmeric bath – well now you can. Sea Magik’s Salted Turmeric Serenity Salts are created from a combination of the original Dead Sea and Epsom salts, with the addition of the wonder herb, Turmeric, which has natural anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
Sea Magik Salted Turmeric Serenity Salts £8.99 for 1 kg

Three new products from LivOn Labs, Altrient Acetyl L-Carnitine, Altrient Magnesium MagTein and Altrient R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. There, I’ve told you!
Altrient Acetyl L-Carnitine £53.99 for 30 Sachets; Altrient Magnesium MagTein £71.99 for 30 Sachets; Altrient R-Alpha Lipoic Acid £71.99 for 30 Sachets

Weleda Skin Food is a hero product for dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet and has been the recipient of many awards over the years. It is a classic. It is now joined by three new products, Skin Food Body Butter, Skin Food Light and Skin Food Lip Balm. And if we are talking about hero products, let’s throw in Weleda’s Birch Cellulite Oil, also the recipient of numerous awards.
Skin Food £12.50 for 75 ml; Skin Food Body Butter £18.95 for 150 ml; Skin Food Light £12.95 for 75 ml; Skin Food Lip Balm £6.95 for 8 ml; Birch Cellulite Oil £25.95 for 100 ml

And that’s it. The end of the newsletter! Together with Shabir, Victoria and the entire VH team, I want to thank you for your ongoing love and support.

Wishing each of you a happy, healthy and safe May.

With love

Gill x