For many, spring is a celebration of renewal, a chance to 'spring clean' and to start afresh. But while we’ve had plenty of new, exciting products to celebrate, we also think it’s important to honour our timeless classics too.
Last year we toasted to our 15th anniversary and despite so many years passing, we still have just one cleanser for all skin types (Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser) and our mantra of 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' remains reassuringly the same.
I still rely on my timeless trio of Cleanse & Polish, Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser every day and have seen my skin survive signs of premature ageing and become better behaved.
I’m pleased to be back on QVC on Saturday 5th February for our spring Today’s Special Value (TSV). As you may already know, our TSVs are always top-secret, but I can reveal that for the arrival of spring 2011 we’ve created a new, specially designed collection to help you kick-start your new season beauty regime.
Before the show I always ask to get the QVC TSV kit sent to me in the same way you would, so I can speak from experience when I say this kit is the perfect 'spring clean' to leave your skin and hair, clean, soft and beautiful.
Botanical Shine for silky soft hair
I’m also pleased to say our Naturally Active Haircare range, which launched last autumn, has received many compliments from our customers and the beauty press. I’m really proud that after six years of development, we were able to create what our customers really wanted – a carefully edited haircare range that is simple, a pleasure to use and gives high performance results, while being SLS and SLES free.
Just like our multi award-winning Cleanse & Polish, which works on all skin types, we kept things simple by creating one shampoo that is suitable for all hair types, and each of our three conditioners works in harmony with the Botanical Shine Shampoo to leave hair 'spring cleaned' and beautiful.
Naturally active tips for spring-fresh skin
My favourite way to add extra springtime freshness to my skin is by using our Brightening Treatment Mask. The fast-acting mask is packed with a revitalising blend of nature’s goodies, including soothing organic aloe vera, purifying white clay, stimulating camphor oil and softening sweet almond oil. I always use it before TV appearances and events, as it lifts and brightens my skin tone instantly.
I’ve also stocked up on the treat size version too, as it’s the perfect remedy to pop into a travel bag for use after a long flight or for speedy skin recovery on holiday after a few too many late nights!
This mask also mixes well with other products in the range for even better results. Try combining one pump of it with one pump of Cleanse & Polish for a 'double dose' of beauty-boosting botanicals and a quick, effective solution to dull skin. This fantastic combination is the perfect cleansing solution for busy mornings when you need that added boost.
Another great tip is to use Gentle Face Exfoliator before applying any of our masks. This will prep the skin beforehand and literally double the beauty-boosting effects. In fact, if you ask any beauty therapist they will confirm that regular gentle exfoliation is important for youthful-looking skin, as the epidermal cells that sit on the skin’s surface are renewed every 28 days and gentle buffing speeds this process leaving skin looking fresh.
For even more tips and advice on achieving radiant skin for springtime, please do join me, Caroline, Jennifer and Jo from midnight this Saturday – make sure you tune in early though, as we’re expecting this to be a very popular kit.
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