Alice Hart-Davis is an award-winning beauty journalist and author. For nearly 20 years she has been reporting on the aesthetic cosmetic procedures colloquially known as tweakments, and has trialled countless procedures in order to review them.
Alice has won many awards for her work, though none for services as a cosmetic guinea pig. She attends aesthetics conferences around the world and spends a lot of time catching up with the doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and the companies behind the technology in this fast-expanding field, the better to understand the tweakments on offer.
Over the years Alice has seen — and experienced first-hand — plenty of bad treatments, and understands the many problems that beset the aesthetics industry, from the lack of regulation to the rising incidence of body dysmorphia among cosmetic patients and practitioners.
Despite this, she remains an advocate of good, understated cosmetic work — the sort which goes undetected and unremarked, because it doesn’t lead to weird-looking hamster cheeks or frozen foreheads. She is also still enthusiastic about the potential of tweakments for making people look that bit better, which in turn makes them feel better about themselves and better able to get on with the rest of their lives.
She lives in London, a short bicycle ride from Harley Street, with her husband and a lively Jack Russell terrier. Her three young adult children take a dim view of tweakments, but accept that these are something she does for work (and are too kind to use the word, ‘vanity’).
- 2004: Fellowship for British Hairdressing: Journalist of the Year
- 2008: Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards: Journalist of the Year
- 2010: Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming Awards:
- Best Beauty Journalist of a Monthly Consumer Glossy
- 2012: Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) Achiever Award
- 2013: Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards: Service to Industry Award
- 2013: SLA Information Book Award Children’s Choice Overall Winner
I do know that beauty is much more than skin deep, but also that we live in a society where we habitually judge each other according to how we look, so we may as well try to look our best
Aside from occasional sponsored posts which are clearly marked as such, Alice has not been paid for recommendations, either by practitioners for reviewing their treatments or seeking their opinions, or by the suppliers of products and devices that are mentioned on this site or in her book, The Tweakments Guide. Practitioners pay an administrative fee for listing on the site. Should you choose to visit a practitioner mentioned on this website or in her book, Alice will not receive a referral fee. If you choose to buy skincare or devices on offer through this website, she will receive a small percentage of the cost as commission. If you disagree with this, you can buy the products through other channels.