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Retinol and Retinoids

Retinol and other retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and are some of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients around. Retinol and other retinoids have a multitude of beneficial effects and encourage all-round skin renewal, partly through their effects on improving collagen levels in the skin, and partly through their ability to speed up cell division and renewal in ageing skin, producing an exfoliating effect and ushering up fresher layers of skin from underneath.

Elequra Radiance Accelerator

This brilliant product makes the skin tone more even and genuinely brightens the complexion. Its innovative and effective formula makes…

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1

A serious night-time anti-ageing product based on vitamin A. It gives the sort of results you see from prescription level treatment –…

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3

This is a serious night-time anti-ageing product based on vitamin A, which gives the sort of results you see from prescription level…

Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day & Night

This is a terrific product for renewing the skin and will definitely give you results. It is a powerful wrinkle-softener and improves skin…

Medik8 Retinol 3TR

If you want to try retinol for the first time, this is a great place to start. Retinol stimulates the growth of new collagen – for…

Medik8 Retinol 6TR

Retinol stimulates the growth of new collagen – for firmer, smoother skin, fewer wrinkles, reduced pigmentation and more even skin tone.…

NeoStrata Retinol Repair Complex

This is a really great retinol which will give you smoother, fresher, firmer skin. Retinol stimulates renewal in the skin, so you get more…

Paula's Choice Resist Barrier Repair Moisturiser

A really great all-round moisturiser which reduces the signs of ageing, hydrates the skin, smooths the skin’s surface and will suit all…



Acne is one of the most common skin complaints out there, and one we’ve pretty much all had to deal with at one time or another. …

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Acne Scarring

It’s pretty tricky to get through life without picking up a scar or two along the way. Cuts, burns, and surgery can all leave a lasting…

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Barcode Lip Lines

The ‘barcode’ lines are the little vertical lines above the upper lip that run vertically downward into the lip. These lip lines are…

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Crepey Skin

When our faces and necks start looking old, it is a real heartsink. It’s that moment when you realise you aren’t imagining it; ageing…

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Dark Circles

Dark circles are a real pain. They can make you look tired and drawn, even when you’re feeling bright and breezy. But what actually…

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Dry Rough Skin

Many people suffer with dry skin on their face and/or body. There are a number of factors that cause dry skin and its severity will vary…

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Frown Lines

Frown lines, also known as ‘eleven’ lines (or ‘glabellar lines’, as doctors call them) are those vertical creases that appear…

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Large Pores

Ideally, we would all like to have skin that’s smooth, firm, pliable, and nicely hydrated, with small, nearly-invisible pores. But some…

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Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are lines that run down vertically from the corners of the mouth towards (or to) your chin.

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Neck Wrinkles

When our necks start looking old, it is a real heartsink. It’s that moment when you realise you aren’t imagining it; ageing really has…

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Having even pigmentation means that your face looks fresh. This makes a good deal of sense when we think about how much money gets spent on…

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Sagging Skin

Sagging skin is a common sign of ageing but it can also be caused by dramatic weight loss. Sagging skin can be present on the face and body…

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Sun Damage

When I say ‘sun damage’, I don’t mean sunburn or the peeling skin you see when someone has spent too long on the beach. I mean the…

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People spend billions of pounds every year trying to get rid of lines and wrinkles because they are one of the things we most associate…

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