Skin Priorities


StriVectin four-piece Tightening Skincare CollectionRecently I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of viewers and discuss their skincare needs, and I would like to share with you one of the repeating areas of concern that may help you in choosing your own skincare routines at home: what is your skin priority?

What I mean is, what is the main result you would like to achieve, or the main problem you would like to solve/improve in your skin?

Gatineau DefiLIFT 3DFor example, many of the clients I spoke to had a main concern of slackening skin because of  menopause, and their main concern was skin slackness, crepeyness, a softer look to the jawline – and that they wanted to have a firmer and more lifted appearance.

We discovered through chatting that, in their current regime, the products they were using were more general anti-ageing, where the priority of the formula was more to do with wrinkles, hydration and balancing – such as Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Melatogenine, Hydra Floral etc. – basically the most popular moisturisers.

But, in actual fact, these moisturisers are not suitable for this skin concern. They won’t do any harm and they are perfectly pleasant to use, but they won’t have the desired firming and lifting effect.

I appreciated the comments of my clients that they like to buy the Today’s Special Value offers or the great price promotions, and my answer would be you can still get our great-priced promotions and enjoy changing your regime every two or three months, but concentrate on buying the products that have the ingredients for firming.

An alternative, for example, would be Gatineau DefiLIFT 3D with Elemis Pro-Intense, or the StriVectin Tightening range (their four-piece Tightening Skincare Collection is pictured at the top) so that you are able to keep the skin stimulated with different families of ingredients.

You can still enjoy seeing different results, but you're also able to enjoy special offer promotions.

Check out our Beauty department and discover the ideal products for your skincare priorities.


  1. Lesley May 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, please help – I’m having a major skin disaster. I’m in my late 30’s with combination skin and use a combination of Elemis and Decleor products. However at the moment I have a very red, angry and painful t-zone area extending onto my cheeks.
    I am on various different medications but nothing new.
    I’m at a loss and all confused what should I use and then can I still wear makeup, I usually wear either bare minerals or bobbi brown bb cream with a natural look
    Thanks for any help you can offer

  2. jennifer cann May 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm -  Reply

    hi alison, i bought perfect manicure when it was a tsv but my nails were still peeling so when opi was a tsv i purcased it along with the cuticle remover and hand cream also their polish remover, i also have leighton denny,s nail file, my nails still are peeling. can you give me any advice please

  3. Elaine Muse June 21, 2014 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    hi Alison. my granddaughter is almost 2 years old and has eczema. She is waking at night and scratching behind her knees etc. Nothing seems to help. Can you recommend something to sooth her skin please. It is so distressing for her. Thank you Elaine.

  4. Wildfox-bb June 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    I do have pretty good skin on the whole to be honest. I am approaching 41 and have no crows feet at all. My issue is the 11 about my nose onto my forehead. What can you recommend for this? I use Liz Earle at the moment.

  5. Teresa June 27, 2014 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    I have just recently been getting itchy spots on my neck.can you advice what I can use.

  6. Ann King August 7, 2014 at 6:32 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison,
    I am about to start Chemotherapy for breast cancer and wonder if I can continue using Elemis and L’Occitane products on my skin? The general advice is not to use any scented products. Can you help please?
    Thank you.

  7. Tracey October 29, 2014 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    I have very sensitive skin and suffer from roscea can you advise me on skin care makeup foundation do I wear blusher what color lips is it OK to use steam room or sauna I would be very grateful for you advice thanks xx

  8. Gosia February 3, 2015 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I have a big problem with my face at the moment. I have combination skin type and my T zone is really oily at the moment. I used to use Elemis pro collagen cream but I had to change that for Gatineau because it calmed down my oily skin a little bit. When I weare make up it doesn’t make any difference. My face looks oily at about 12:00 every day. I usually use that special “powder no powder” mutifying product by Mally to improve my look. I was wondering is there something I can use to calm down my skin a little bit? Maybe balance my skin? I really do not know what to do. I am desperate. Could you please help me? I will be grateful for any advice. Thanks

  9. jean February 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm -  Reply

    hi, i hope you can help.One of my daughters friends has terrible acne on her face , she now also has scares. What product can you recomment for cleansing/moisturising.She is 17 years old. Thankyou

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