Will: ‘Ask Alison’ part 5…


Will GowingWelcome to part five of our 'Ask Alison' series. Alison Young is QVC's resident beauty expert and in this series we're asking her YOUR beauty questions.

You can add your questions by commenting in the box at the bottom of this blog and don't forget to look out for Alison on our dedicated beauty channel, QVC Beauty!

If you've missed the previous 'Ask Alison' blogs just follow the blue links to recap on parts onetwo, three and four.



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In the video Alison mentioned the Bliss Energising Mask, the Prai Infusion Treatment, and also items from the Philip Kingsley range.


In the video Alison mentioned items from the Laura Geller range, Bobbie Brown, Elemis, Decleor Neroli and L'Occitane.

Add your beauty questions at the bottom of this blog or head on over to Alison Young's Beauty Bible page.  

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See you soon, Will x

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  1. Claire May 18, 2012 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison I’m 7 weeks pregnant and really want to continue painting my nails but I’m worried about the chemicals can you tell me which brands are safe please?
    Claire, london

  2. Rose Sutherland May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    High Alison. I am running very low on Ojon hairspray.Any one will do! Would you please let me know when stock will arrive.Thank you for all the tips you provide. Rose

  3. Chris Jackson May 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison and Will – Loving the videos!. My question is on the Bare Minerals shows you mention that guys can use the SPF15 Foundation and due to work I’m really tired and my skin is showing it I wondered about using this to look ‘well’ but how do I know what colour I am?

  4. Deborah Munn May 19, 2012 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, i will be using the gatineau tan accelerator soon and wondered if i could use it on my face? I do have brown patches (sun damage, hormones) on my face, so not really sure, going abroad soon. Thanks. Debby. Gloucestershire

  5. susie lopez May 19, 2012 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Hi alison – what can I do about hard white lumps (mellia?) that have appeared on my cheeks? I use clarisonic with decleor or elemis cleanser. sarah chapman day cream and elemis night cream or SC overnight facial.

  6. ChristineHamilton May 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I suffer with psoriasis and was wondering wether Ojon serum would benefit my very dry scalp. I have tried other products butI feel my scalp craves moisture and now I am at my wits end as it really is affecting my day to day life.

  7. maureen May 20, 2012 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I’m looking for a skin care routine that will help with firmness around the chin area. I’m 47 and I have combination skin, although my skin has become very rough and dry around the cheek area. I have recently lost over 3 stone and hopefully want to loose another stone before August as I’m celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary. Also can you recommend a body firming lotion/cream.
    Hope you can help!!!

  8. Anita May 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    I been having problems with having foundation to STAY on my nose it just glides over the area, why is this?

  9. Margaret May 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    Can you tell me which Leighton Denny treatment is best for nails that grow well but flake & snap please?

  10. Eileen Archibald May 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Allison, any chance Molton Brown will be back on air in the near future. Spent the week-end in my friends caravan and in the bathroom and bedroom all my favourite things were there. Recharge Black Peppper wonderful.

  11. Maureen Black May 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison, is there any chance of getting a litre size of SBC Aloe Vera. I seem to get through the 500ml rather quickly. Thank You for all your advice. Maureen

  12. Christine reidy May 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm -  Reply

    I too would love to know if there is any chance of getting molton brown back.PLEASE.

  13. Christine Fisher May 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I am in desperate need of your help…please! I have an underactive throid and also going through the menopause and my eyebrows have become so fine and delicate that from a distance it looks like I have no eyebrows at all. Its destroying my confidence. Is there anything you can recommend? I hope you are able to help me.
    Thank you

  14. jennifer limmer May 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison my skin appears to need a kick start as my usual cleanse,exfoliate, tone and moisturise routine does not appear to be making a difference to my lines and open pores and the overall greyish appearance of my skin. I use Liz Earle products including the superskin but could you please recommend a product or products that would help. I do not like gatineau products as I do not like the smell of these so any other please. Tbanks

  15. Tania Evans May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    First of all thank you for the beauty advice and your positivity.
    I am of Afro Caribbean origin (I am on the deeper side with a cool chocolate tone – no red or yellow tint just brown!) and am looking for a more natural make up (i.e. mineral). I am looking forward to Liz Earle launching her Colou range on QVC 29th May 2012! I have ead that she also now has added a shade for people in my colour range in her Sheer Tint. Please can you let me know what rands are adding drker shades to their make up and when.
    Thanks a lot, hope all is well c

  16. Liz Welsh May 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison, Ijust wanted to ask about advice from Fiona i.e. do not put anything with alcohol on face as it has a scraping effect.I have considered other ranges but tend to stick by this advice, is this correct in your opinon please, thank you Liz Edinburgh

  17. fiona James May 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison
    I am having trouble finding a foundation which will stay on my sweaty face! any advice or suggestions will be very welcome
    Fiona James

  18. Janet, Pembrokeshire May 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Is there any chance of a supersize pack (with pumps)of both Factor 50 & 30 from Ultrasun? Having very fair, freckly celtic skin which burns easily, we have to apply sunscreen on a daily basis. Recently purchased the supersize factor 30 but would love a combo of both. Please thank Abi for bringing the new Face 50, it’s fab!

  19. Angela Weston November 18, 2012 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Ali, a suggestion I have always thought about is, would you think about giving us viewers a run down on all your beauty brands, such as Gatineau, decleor, Elemis, Liz Earle – what I means by this what does each of these do differently, why we would choose one not the other, which is better for certain people, all of them are just as good as each other but for new users we do get confused which one to choose from, hope this makes sense to you. I myself use decleor, Gatineau and a bit of Elemis and sometimes get confused which one to use and what are their my difference. Thank you. Angela x

  20. Jay Goodheart (Ms) November 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Allison,
    I am 64 years old and have the most horrendous number elevens which has made a bulge in the skin in the middle of them, also I do have some wrinkles. Which skin care do you recommend that does work.
    Thank you for your help.

  21. Jean Mitchell August 23, 2016 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Is is possible to use both under eye concealer and under eye eyeliner (in brown or plum, NOT black) and achieve a dewy look without the eyeliner migrating and producing panda eyes? I have tried so many combinations of products without success – currently using Bare Minerals summer bisque concealer but my liquid eyeliner still smudges and pencil eye liners are even worse!

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