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New Directions uncover their newest active ingredient and encourage us all to try it. It turns out that snail secretion filtrate isn't something that many of us (or you) have considered when looking for that perfect skin soothing and moisturizing active. Well, maybe now is the time.
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Mar 05, 2013
Whether we like it or not growing younger is the stuff of fantasies and while we can turn back the clock somewhat with our arsenal of modern interventions there is some truth to this idea:
At 25 we have the skin we were born with...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Feb 04, 2013
While there are no specific legal requirements for spa products to be extra-strength there is a market expectation that products used in a professional setting will bestow amazing results to the pamperee in double quick time (for a small investment...).While that all sounds great it does leave the self-sufficient product making spa owner with a few questions:
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Jan 22, 2013
Extreme weather requires extreme measures be taken in order to keep skin fresh, smooth and irritation free. Whether it's solar overload, too many dry sand blasting or back-to-back days that were 'dripped through' chances is that your skin needs some help.
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Jan 11, 2013
This summer in Australia is proving to be a hot one and as I sat here roasting over Christmas I was reminded of a product that I'd left out on the table to defrost after a couple of freeze/ thaw rounds a couple of months ago. Let's just say that it's not only people who perish from hotness...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Jan 07, 2013
Do you know who buys your products in terms of sex, age, location etc.?
Can you paint me a picture of your absolute target customer?
Can you sum up in one sentence what makes your brand or product special?...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Jan 07, 2013
When I was younger we spent a couple of holidays in Majorca, Spain which was nice for many reasons, not least that tropical sweet sunscreen aroma - sunscreen in the 80's meant only one thing and that's COCONUTS...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Jan 07, 2013
As a business owner or brand manager there are so many things to learn and take in. Feeling overwhelmed is nothing unusual especially these days when the world wide web of misinformation penetrates every waking second. Big decisions...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Oct 19, 2012
Have you ever wondered about what happens to the ingredients that we put onto our skin? Do they pass straight through us, never touching the sides or do they get changed along the way?
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Oct 19, 2012
Over the last few years Decyl Glucoside has become one of my closest surfactant friends and a 'must have' in my cosmetics laboratory. Why, because it ticks all of the boxes in terms of irritation potential, foaming, sustainability and performance...
posted by Amanda Foxon-Hill on Sep 06, 2012
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