Will: ‘Ask Alison’ LIVE show…


Will GowingOver the last couple of months I've been catching up with beauty expert Alison Young to put your questions to her. 

We've had such a brilliant response that we thought it would a be a great idea to dedicate a whole show to 'Asking Alison' LIVE on QVC on Monday 18th June at 6pm! 

If you'd like Alison Young to answer your beauty question live on air, all you need to do is write your question at the bottom of this blog and we'll try and get through as many as possible. 

To get the ball rolling I caught up with Alison in our brand new studios, to ask her some of the most common questions we receive, take a look… 

I want to stregthen my nails without using colour…


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In this video Alison spoke about the ProStrong range. 

Affordable anti-ageing products…


 In this video Alison spoke about the Judith Williams range. 


I need a bit more help on the eye area…


In this video Alison spoke about the Decleor Hydrotenseur Eye Serum.


So don't miss our special Beauty: Access All Areas show on Monday the 18th of June at 6pm, where you'll be able to 'Ask Alison' YOUR beauty questions live on air.  

To be involved in the show you can post your questions at the bottom of this blog right now, or you can also contact us via our Facebook and Twitter pages on the day. 

If you love your beauty why not take a look at Alison Young's Beauty Bible page and you can also watch the QVC Beauty Channel on Sky 658, Freesat 816 and Freeview channel 35.

See you soon, Will x 

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  1. Anna x June 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison – I’d love it if you could explain why it’s definitely ok to put Ultra Sun anti-ageing face formula on first before anything and everything else. I’m concerned that when using things like gatineau force collagen serum/Cold Plasma /aromessences/Judith Williams hylauronic acid drops after they don’t penetrate as far down the epidermis as they otherwise might? Would Ultrasun’s sun protecting efficancy definitely be compromised by putting it on last of all? Thanks so much if you could reply back.

  2. Sue Wilson June 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Please can you tell me how I get rid of hangnails? I dont want to cut them as they are so sore. Thanks Sue

  3. Lucy Moss June 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, what new & exciting ybf cosmetics will be launching next month?

  4. Tara June 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, Please can you help me with my hyperpigmentation. As i have used ALPHA H elemis but sadly didn’t notice much difference also agebenefit and some other premier products.
    now i have given up finally can you help me.
    Thanks so much i will appereciate your reply.

  5. Rhonda June 12, 2012 at 10:00 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    How long can you stay in the sun in the canary Islands wearing factor 30 Ultra sun without burning with a medium skin tone.

  6. Sarah Evans June 12, 2012 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Can you tell me in which order should we be putting oils and serums on. I use Decleor Neroli and Gatineau serums but not too sure which goes on first. Thanks

  7. Frances McEvoy June 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I would love to know if there are any qvc skin care brands with products which might remove the milia I have under my left eye. Is there anything which can be done to prevent milia appearing?
    Many thanks for your advice.

  8. linda morris June 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm -  Reply


  9. Diane Nallon June 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    My fingernails are lifting. I have a very good manicure routine but don’t know what is causing this, could it be a fungal infection? I have asked manicurists and doctors but no one seems to know. In a couple of my nails I can see over half of the side of my nail and am worried they will fall off.
    Many thanks.

  10. Sue Mcmullen June 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    I heard that you can use Ultrasun over other skincare – is this true and if so, does it reduce the efficacy?

  11. Carol McNeil June 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I wonder if you can tell me if there is a know side effect of Revialash. I have been using it since about March and my lashes are beautiful. In the last couple of months I’ve noticed that I have very dark, almost black circles above and below my eyes. My sister and I were comparing results and she has noticed the same thing. Is Revitalash know to cause this?

  12. Katrina June 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, i suffer with blackheads on the nose and chin area.
    I have sensitive skin, what is the best product to use to solve this problem?
    I am currently using Elemis x

  13. DEBBIE WARRINGTON June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison ive just got engaged,getting married in 3 years(winter wedding),can u suggest a make up that will look natural for a 44 year old ( only 41 now) with ultra sensitives eye area( change of eye make up and i get puffy and or infection even with brand new make up). Day to day i wear mascara,brows and lipgloss/stick. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Sharon June 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I have been considering buying Revitilash but was concerned to see a comment from someone already using it complaining of dark areas around the eyes is this caused by the product? My sister has Glaucoma and the product she uses in her eyes makes your lashes grow and causes brown staining around the eye. Does the Reviitaalash contain same ingredients as this eye treatment? Thank you

  15. Aine Magee June 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison – I like wearing eye makeup but was wanting a more natural look for daytime or on holiday. I tried using a natural eye shadow from lash to brow and a sweep of mascara but the effect just made me look tired. Please can you advise me on how to achieve a wide awake, natural look.

  16. Pari xx June 14, 2012 at 12:44 am -  Reply

    Hi alison, i am 24 yrs old and hav had a baby recently so sleepless nights hav led to my skin lookin dull n i’ve lost that wonderful pregnancy glow lol. I was wondering if u can recommend a skincare brand for a whole routine (day night eye). Bt more specifically a night time treatment which will help me Get back that glow and an eye cream to reduce puffiness m dark circles.
    I also like to give myself facials wat cleansers exfoliant masks wld u recommend to just re nourish n revitalise the skin??
    Thanks very much xoxo

  17. Gwenn Wilson June 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison x I have bought every beauty brand from QVC over a span of 15 years x I’m looking for something to even out my skin tone and help with sun damage and ageing spots x thank you Gwenn

  18. Sue Humphreys June 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I use Ultrsun 30 anti ageing formula on my face, neck and décolletage before applying the rest of my routine. Could you show us on a model how much ultrasun to use on the face? I’ve been experiencing ‘roll off’ after applying moisturiser but want to be sure I am using enough Ultrasun for protection.
    Looking forward to the live ‘Ask Alison’ show.

  19. Jennifer Gray June 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Which product is REALLY best for neck & throat?

  20. jean June 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    my daughter is going to her first ever prom she is worried because of under-arm darkness and wearing a stapless dress

  21. Sophie June 17, 2012 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Please could you recommend something to help improve my nails? QVC has so many great brands for this but I don’t know which one to choose. I suffer from ridges, dehydration and peeling in the middle of the nail. I work in the health sector so I can’t use anything that will seal the nails for hygiene purposes. Thanks.

  22. Sharon June 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. I’m 29 years old and use decleors hydra floral and find this to be a good moisturiser for me. How long can I continue to use this before I should really move on to an ant ageing regime?
    Many thanks x

  23. Gaynor McKinley June 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    What can you recommend for wrinkles under the eye area? I use an Elemis skincare routine along with Pro Collagen Marine Cream and Eye Renewal Serum but I don’t seen any improvement. Surely the aging process is sometimes beyond the products we use?

  24. Dawn July 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    I recently had a keratin horn removed and I suffer from skin tags, is it safe to use Alpha H liguid or will it accelerate formation of these conditions? Also does Alpha H liguid gold have the same effect as Elemis Tri-enzyme resurfacing mask is there a need to have both of these products?

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