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Me and my Shelfie

Me and my Shelfie

What's on my bathroom shelves? 

What's on my bathroom shelves? 

You'll know now, having seen the beautifully arranged shelves in Catherine Zeta-Jones's bathroom, that taking a 'shelfie' of your products is now quite the thing. So I thought in case you're curious, I'd take you on a quick tour of what's on my bathroom shelves at the moment. Every now and then I have to try out a specific skincare regime for work, but when I'm off the leash, as it were, these are the things I love to come back to. 

My current favourites (apart from the ones on the sink, by the bed, in my handbag...)

My current favourites (apart from the ones on the sink, by the bed, in my handbag...)

Yes, there are a lot of them and no, I don't use them all at once and yes, I ought to be more disciplined and have just one cleanser/antioxidant/ hydrating serum/ night product on the go at once, but you know what it's like. It's more fun to play around. 

I've put the video in below which gives you a brief rundown on what these products are, and a big old list of  where to find them. Just for interest, I added up the cost of all these and was amazed to find they total around £2,000 (amazed, because as you'll see, they're not all super-expensive. A bunch of them are from the brilliant range by The Ordinary where almost nothing costs over a tenner). And I should add that I've been sent almost all of these as press samples (not the bio-identical hormones, they cost an arm and a leg but they are worth every penny). 



Bio-identical hormone lozenges  (first consultation, £225; blood test £336; the pills are extra) - HB Health of Knightsbridge, POA, http://www.hbhealth.com

Lumigan - £105, Sue Marsh/ Dr Tom Walker https://www.mylash.org/

Bio Effect EGF Eye Serum, £65, http://www.bioeffect.co.uk

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, £5.50; The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors +HA, £4.90; The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%, £8;  The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer, £3.90; and High Spreadability Fluid Primer, £5.50, all from http://victoriahealth.com 

Medik 8 C-Tetra, Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, from £36, http://www.medik8.com 

Dr Sebagh Serum Repair Hyaluronic Acid, £69, http://www.spacenk.com 

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, from £129 for a full-size bottle; and SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier, £82.95, both at http://www.skinceuticals.co.uk 

Alpha-H Vitamin B serum with Copper Tripeptide, £58.50 for a full-size product, http://www.alpha-h.com 

Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, £38, http://www.lookfantastic.com

Niod Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate, £38, http://www.lookfantastic.com

Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 50, £32 and Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Omega Serum, £32, both at http://www.paulaschoice.co.uk 

Melatonin- bought on a visit to the USA

Votary Intense Night Oil, £135, http://www.votary.co.uk 

Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses, £21, http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Stimulant, £24, http://www.phytoshop.co.uk/phyto/phytopolleine-scalp.html

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, £4.99, http://www.superdrug.com 



Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £32, http://www.philipkingsley.co.uk

Living Proof Healthy Hair Night Cap Overnight Perfector, £30, http://www.spacenk.com

Envy Dual Fix 12, £19.95, http://www.envypro.co.uk 


BEA Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, £29; BEA Peptide Eye Serum, £39; BEA Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Serum with 20% Vitamin C, £49, and BEA Neck & Décolletage Firming Serum, £54, all from http://www.bea-skincare.com 


Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash, £25.99, http://www.dermacaredirect.co.uk 

MV Organic Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser, £35.50, http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk 

Elemis Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm, £40, http://www.elemis.com 

Lumity Night and Morning Pills, £79, http://www.lumitylife.co.uk 

Shills Peel-Off Black Mask with activated charcoal, about £9.99, look on http://www.amazon.co.uk

Institut Esthederm Sensi System  Calming Biomimetic Cream, £52 , http://www.feelunique.com

Foreo Personalised Facial Cleansing Brush, £169, http://www.foreo.com 

Flexiseq gel, for more info see http://www.flexiseq.com/  about £18.99, and you can find it at Lloyds chemists or http://www.boots.com/flexiseq-gel-50g-10174939

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid, SPF 50, about £16.50.  http://www.laroche-posay.co.uk 

Skin Laundry Advanced Protection Moisturizer with SPF 35, £35, http://www.skinlaundry.com

Paula’s Choice Resist Youth-Extending SPF 50 for combination Skin, £32, http://www.paulaschoice.co.uk 

Alpha H Liquid Gold, £33.50, http://www.alpha-h.com 

Vichy Idealia Night Peeling, £30, http://www.boots.com 

Garnier Moisture Bomb Multi Protecting Hydrating Spray with SPF 30, £9.99 http://www.boots.com 

MV Organic Skincare MV Organic Skincare, £28, http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk 

Gehwol Fusskraft Herbal Foot Lotion, £8.10, http://www.amazon.co.uk 

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, £45, http://www.aromatherapyassociates.com 

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