“At first, the idea of using something so new to the market that it’s previously only been available to professional dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons sounds a bit daunting. Surely that means it’s complicated and time- consuming?
“Thankfully, it doesn’t mean anything of the sort. The HoMedics Newa is a small, hand-held device which delivers controlled energy into your skin which, used alongside a specially-formulated gel, triggers the natural production of new collagen, thus helping reduce wrinkles.
“You do have to use it diligently – four-minute sessions up to five times every week for a month, and a few times a week thereafter — but it’s such a pleasure to use, it never feels like a chore. Most importantly, this dedication brings results.
"After six weeks, my age lines are still there, but they are definitely less defined. My face feels firmer, my skin looks a bit brighter, and, dare I say it? Everything is just a bit less saggy.”
* HoMedics Newa, €270 ( www.boots.ie )
It’s been one of the most popular men’s celebrity fragrances of all time, with 10 million bottles shifted since its launch.
Now, David Beckham’s inaugural scent gets a luxe revamp to celebrate a decade of success, with Instinct Gold Edition.
A fresh, masculine blend shot through with peppery juniper and cardamom, it’s sure to be multi-million-seller too. Coming soon to Irish stores.
The label “anti-ageing” seems to be slapped on so many products these days, but do we really want to stop the ageing process entirely?
Not necessarily, according to a new study by The Harvey Medical Group, which found nine out of 10 believe they look their age or younger.
The findings confirm a trend the group has noticed for women seeking “tweakments” like dermarolling, rather than drastic procedures that attempt to turn back time.
If you’re looking for a posh pampering gift (or just want to treat yourself), here’s a date for your diary: on Sunday, April 12, the Elemis Exotic Top-to-Toe Collection goes on sale on QVC (www.qvcuk.com) for less than €76.
The six-piece set, which includes scrummy-smelling Frangipani Monoi goodies and the cult Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, is worth more than €210, so it’s pretty much guaranteed to sell out. In fact, it might be best to set your alarm clock...