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Lighten up for summer- Edinburgh Evening News beauty column

Summer loving can mean lighting hair so I'm sharing some of my favourite products and tools in my Edinburgh Evening News beauty column:

If you’re considering lightening up for summer, then be sure you get the most out of the lighter side of life. Because changing your hair colour requires a little planning and, depending on your natural hair colour, money too. Things to consider before going blonde include your skin tone, complexion and the colour of your eyes and eye brows.

Lighten up for summer- Edinburgh Evening News beauty column

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My favourite beauty products

My favourite beauty products changes depending on any skin concerns I may have that week or month for instance, or the latest launches to catch my eye. But here's just a little shout-out to those beauty products that I am loving right now.

My favourite beauty products - Clarins' Extra Comfort Anti Pollution Cleansing cream

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Interview with skin expert Jeff Murad

What is the next big thing in skin care? What are the biggest skin care mistakes? And what are the biggest skin care concerns for people in their thirties? These are just some of the burning beauty questions on my list. And who better to ask about all things skin and skin care products related than Jeff Murad. He is part of a skin care dynasty with his dad, Dr Howard Murad, the man behind the results driven Murad skin range.

Interview with skin expert Dr Jeff Murad

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Jeff, pictured above, joined the company in 2000 as Vice President of Product Development and it was my absolute privilege to have the opportunity to tap up his extensive beauty knowledge.

How has the beauty industry changed over the years you’ve been working in it?

“The biggest change I’ve seen is in the development of ingredient technologies, which have done a lot to improve the effectiveness of skin care products. For example, we have recently updated many of our products with our new hydration ingredient technology called RepleniCell.
RepleniCell utilises a proprietary blend of osmolytes, select amino acids and trehalose to pre-treat the water phase of Murad formulations. By pre-treating water with RepleniCell we transform a previously in-active element of a product [water] into a high-performance solution. You see, all skin care products contain at least 40% water as it’s needed to hold the other ingredients, but it’s not actually doing anything for the skin. RepleniCell helps skin attract, bind and retain water; essentially the water becomes a ‘performance hydrator’, so now 100% of the product is working to improve the skin.”

Have skin care concerns changed over this time? And if so how?


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Radiant skin with Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

You know those people who look healthy, glowing and radiant, whether they're just back from a two week holiday or not? Well, listen up beauty fans, that could be you thanks to this latest launch from Clarins- the Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster.

Radiant skin with Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

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Jo Malone candle and fragrance launch - Silk Blossom

New season, new fragrance. And where better to look than the latest candle and fragrance to launch from the super chic brand, Jo Malone.

Jo Malone candle and fragrance launch - Silk Blossom

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Sarah is the founder and editor of Scottish Beauty Blog. Sarah is also the Edinburgh Evening News beauty columnist. Connect with her on TwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

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