Avene Physiolift


  From speaking to women on this blog and speaking to friends many of us feel that anti-ageing skincare can be too stringent for use on sensitive skin or are expensive/ ineffective when used.   Retinol, Hylaronic Acid and collagen remain pillars of anti ageing treatments recommended by dermatologists.  However retinol can be difficult to use […]

Avene Physiolift Precision Wrinkle Filler


  A regular question I get is from women who want to their skin to look younger but don’t want to take the step of injectable solutions. Young skin is awash with hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin.  Unfortunately when we get older we lose these components leading to sagging, wrinkles and lines.  Therefore the obvious […]

Avene Promo Day

It may be wet and windy here in Strandhill but to lighten the mood Life Pharmacy are holding a promotional day next week.  A specialist form Avene skincare will be in th pharmacy on the 12th of August from 11am to 4pm offering free consultations.  They are also offering a huge 20% off the range […]

Cleanance Expert

cleanance expert

 One of the most frequently asked questions on the blog is in relation to acne in women in their 30′s and 40′s.  Many topical treatments for acne involve reduction of sebum which in turn can dry the skin out. However in skin which calls for anti-ageing products this action can make wrinkles and lines look […]

Hydrance Optimale Riche

hydrance optimale riche

A lot of us like to know what skin category were in.  Traditionally we think were either dry and flaky or greasy with acne.  Of course there’s always the old shiny T zone. However I think it’s a bit more complex than this.  A lot of women particularly over the age of 30 can have […]

Garden Pharmacy

garden pharmacy

  Dare I say it but its the time of year to start looking around for Christmas pressies but when its dark and cold outside it’s almost impossible to drag yourself away from the fire and hit the stores.  A modern-day solution to lazy lady syndrome is online shopping and I don’t know anyone who […]

Burkes Pharmacy Strandhill

Hi All Strandhill is one of my favorite places.  Not only has it got the beach but it also has Burkes pharmacy. Often we take our pharmacies for granted but they are a vital part of any community and certainly badly needed in times of crisis.  Burkes have now started to stock one of my favorite ranges […]

Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser

extremly gentle cleanse

I’m the kind of person who loves giving advice but find it hard to follow my own at times.  A good example of this is taking my make up off every night before going to bed. Cleansing is an essential part of a good skincare routine.  However harsh cleansing can make acne worse and irritate […]



    Evening everyone. eczema may not be life threatening, but parents of children with eczema will confirm that it brings considerable misery to a household.  In a recent survey, that found 1 in 5 children suffer from eczema, 80% said that itch was the worst symptom.  Parents and sufferers also felt that itch resulted […]

Garden Pharmacy

garden pharmacy

        Happy Bank Holiday Everyone, I love long weekends but most of all I love a bargain.  The great news is that a long established UK pharmacy has gone online this week.  www.gardenpharmacy.co.uk have everything…… and I mean everything from make up , nails, hair, tan and skin care.  They have all […]