Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel (£58, dermacare uk, left) and Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 (£27.40, cosmeticamerica-shop.com, right) are recommended alternatives to conventional moisturiser So, using moisturiser traps your skin into a vicious cycle.
Julie Cichocki, managing director of Karin Herzog - the natural skincare range favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge - says: 'Women have been conditioned to use moisturiser, but it doesn't help their skin.
It serves no purpose other than giving people the psychological reassurance that they've moisturised.'Mr Inglefield recommends a specialised - and costly - course of treatment involving glycolic peels that encourages skin cells to renew themselves and produce more moisture, as well as 'cosmeceutical' products (cosmetics with active ingredients purporting to have drug-like benefits) such as Skinceuticals Hydrating B5.
Dr Sian Morris, principal scientist for Olay, says: 'In skin, two things decrease with age - hydration and the ability to create a barrier against the world.
It also doesn’t mean putting up with any kind of rude or inappropriate behavior.
It means handling the opinions, pressures, and attitudes of others with grace, and coming across as comfortable in your own skin.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, PM I think it depends on your skin.
If you already use vaseline and it's working fine for you then olive oil shouldn't be a big step.
Plastic surgeon Chris Inglefield explains that moisturiser is so effective, skin forgets how to soften itself.
Normal, well-functioning skin keeps itself moist by producing 'natural moisturising factors' (NMFs).
Indeed, from the challenge of meeting someone new, to wondering if he'll call again, to those inevitable questions about sex and intimacy, the prospect of getting back in the groove can seem downright daunting.