On an economical, all-over beauty routine for mature skin…


Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser SupersizeQ: I am a 51-year-old woman and black. My skin type is oily and prone to breaking out in spots.  Please advise on good products (on a tight budget). Also, I am beginning to notice darkness round my eyes. Aside from face could you also advise on a good body product for sagginess and stretch marks (orange peel like)?

Alison: For an economical and effective skincare solution I'd recommend Alpha-H. You could use the Triple Action Cleanser and the Rejuvenating Cream both morning and evening on the face, eyes and neck. Alpha-H do these in big sizes – larger than a lot of brands do – which work out much cheaper.

Try also the Liquid Gold, wiping it over the face before bedtime three times a week. Don’t follow with anything else. This product will help to control your oily areas and break-outs. This is both very easy, effective and economical.

On the body area, you would do well to use one of the Philosophy Luxury Collections. It features a body wash with a peptide formula and is designed to be extra moisturising for your skin. It also includes a Philosophy body butter. You can choose this collection in either Amazing Grace or Pure Grace fragrances to give your skin a lovely scent. This body wash and butter are ideal for saggy skin and will last you a long time too as they're a great size 


  1. Carolyn Knight November 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I love all the Beauty programmes, but adore Elemis, Gatineau and Decleor. I have now started to notice loss of elasticity and my cheeks are drooping !! Wrinkles not a major problem just this sagging skin. What would be the best products to use. I love them all but need to find the right one now.

  2. Ann Humphreys March 14, 2013 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    My grandaughter is pregnant for the first time. What can she use on her tummy to stop stretch marks?

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