To achieve ideal make-up looks as seen in fashion magazines and runway shows we have to start with a blank canvas and that means skin that is in the best possible condition.  Manuka Secrets Day Cream prepares the skin for make up by holding water in the outermost layer of the skin which is the ideal preparation before applying makeup.  Any makeup products and powders applied afterwards will glide seamlessly onto the skin.  Manuka .

The secret to beautiful hydrated skin

Time to upgrade your moisturiser As we get older our skincare needs change. We discover with some relief that acne isn’t such a problem, only to find that dry skin and hydration is! Oh the joys of being a woman. So is your moisturiser up to the task then? And have you updated your skincare products and routines to match the changing needs of your skin? It may be that you are doing a .

Congratulations to Our Competition Winner!

Didi was so excited when she received an email from Russell Cowley, founder of Manuka Secrets, informing her that she had won our trip for two to New Zealand. “There are so many places I would love to visit and New Zealand has always been on my bucket list,” says Didi. Over the past 12 months Manuka Secrets has run a competition with the prize being a “Trip for two to experience New Zealand”. Our Facebook .

Make-Up Artists Recommend Exfoliating Regularly

World-reknown make-up artist and blogger, Tracey Gray Mann, shares her advice and insights around exfoliating regularly as part of your weekly beauty routine… What is it? Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin by releasing dead-cell build up and pore-blocking impurities.  The skins natural exfoliation process slows as the skin ages, resulting in an accumulation of dry skin cells.  When you rid the skin of the surface dry .

Exfoliating revitalises your skin

Beautiful skin starts here We all know the benefit of starting afresh and creating a clean slate.  This is the secret to creating that natural glow.  It is the secret of exfoliating. Treat yourself, treat your skin Your week can be busy – work, kids, friends, life. Do you get home at the end of a busy day and find your skin doesn’t look quite the way you want it? There are so many .

What do you know about Frankincense oil ?

Last month when my cousin, who lives in Bali, came to visit me in Holland, she shared her choice of essential oils with me. After a long Dutch winter, the Frankincense oil was so welcome on my skin, making it feel alive ! After this wake up call, I put the Manuka Secrets mask on my face, it was penetrating well as my skin was welcoming the nutrients inside this gentle yet hydrating mask. .

New Year = great skin

Manuka Lab creator Dr Fernanda da Silva Tatley is a woman that takes a completely holistic approach to skincare and all things beauty, which I love. A molecular medical microbiologist, she uniquely crafts her skincare formulas using sustainably sourced ingredients, ensuring a balance with nature that keeps it in harmony with all its inhabitants. She also believes – as do I – that great skin doesn’t just come in a jar, and the New Year .

So, do you really need to use a serum?

I might be biased as I live and die by the results of some truly great ones, but in my opinion yes you do. Often called “the workhorse” of any skincare line, serums are always a top pick of many skincare pros, including aestheticians, makeup artists, surgeons and more, I think everyone is doing their skin a disservice if they don’t have a great serum, in particular as you age or start to develop .

Holiday season life hack: Apple Cider Vinegar

It is a given that the next few weeks’ will be awash in good food, perhaps some great wine and plenty of hitting the couch. Your digestive system will be taking a hammering, but a delicious one at that! It’s not the time to shy away from celebration by any means, but a very simple new habit will have your body thanking you when the New Year rolls around. That new habit is adding .

Making your New Year a great one – Practice the Art of Breathing

In the lead up to New Year’s Eve we all start thinking about resolutions – things we want to accomplish or change, usually that involve putting a lot of extra pressure on ourselves to actually achieve. Come January 30, if you haven’t put some of these large goals into practice then you start getting down on yourself and abandon the whole process – and then repeat the whole thing again the following year! So .