August Newsletter 2012
Welcome to the August newsletter where we complete the launch of the groundbreaking new products from Innovative Skincare, we launch a new product from Phylia de M. (although quite a few of you know about this already!) and we exclusively pre-launch three new products from This Works. Additionally we will take a look at some new American supplements from 10 Day Results (many of you are big fans of this range), we take an in-depth look at the science of staying younger and I have a whole load of editorial features to tell you about, but I’ll spread these throughout the newsletter. Smack, bang in the middle of all of this, there is a big treat for 100 of you and I make an announcement about ’60 Seconds with Gill’ so please read carefully.
If you missed last month’s newsletter where we launched the new products from Innovative Skincare, then please click here to read what I wrote about Innovative Skincare, the co-founders (Bryan Johns and Alec Call) and five of the new iS formulations. I am going to tell you about the rest of the new products together with some feedback, but before I do that I have a few things to say.
As I wrote on the July newsletter, it is extraordinarily well documented that I consider Innovative Skincare to be one of the leading skincare brands in the world. Result driven products are of course key, but as with supplementation, it is a skincare minefield out there and the claims, hype and sensationalism verge on the ridiculous.
Coming from a scientific background and as one of the founding members of The Kronos Institute (one of the world’s premier anti-ageing and research facilities), it was imperative for Bryan Johns to familiarize himself with the cosmetic and cosmeceutical industry as it existed before launching Innovative Skincare ten years ago. In order to assess product performance standards and ethics, he led a team that reverse-engineered hundreds of skincare products on the market to measure the ‘claimed’ levels of ‘active’ ingredients. They discovered that only a very small percentage of skincare products tested actually contained what they claimed. Read on.
I have known the above since I first met the boys and to be quite honest, I would trust them with my life as well as my skincare! In a searching interview, I dug deeper because I know my views on specific individual ingredient claims that are backed by clinical studies, but I’m not a scientist and Bryan is, so do please take the time to read ‘Gill meets Bryan Johns’ because I think it might just fascinate (and horrify) you. At the end of the interview there is a bit of a love fest between me and Bryan (almost blushing!) and a short video about the work the boys do for the iS Cancer Care Programme. Two things about the video, the first is that it matters and the second is that you get to see and hear from my LA boyfriends! Right, let’s do the rest of the products, together with comments from an independent tester.
Gill meets Bryan Johns
Daily Cleanser: I screeched with joy when I first tested this cleanser; I’m really fussy about cleansers and there are only three cleansers in the world that I would ever go near and this is one of them. I found the texture and smell rather evocative and at first base, if you want really good skin, it all has to start with a cleanser. Daily Cleanser gently and thoroughly cleans your skin without leaving a residue and it is designed to naturally maintain the skin’s pH balance. Suitable for all skin types, it effectively cleanses without stripping the skin of essential natural oils and helps remove dead skin cells. The thought of my dead skin cells disappearing kind of excites me and an added bonus, if you have a compromised skin condition such as acne, this will really help control it.
Independent Tester: Only a tiny amount is needed as this creamy cleanser foams slightly. It smells divine. Very lightweight, it absolutely cleanses your skin without drying it out. I immediately look refreshed and incredibly hydrated.
Daily Cleanser by iS £45 for 150 ml
Protective Moisturizer SPF 15: So just when you think the iS products can’t get any better, along come two new moisturizers that tick all the right boxes. This powerfully hydrating, anti-oxidant rich daytime moisturizer forms part of the first generation of products featuring ‘Extremozyme’ protection (please refer to the July newsletter to read about this). It hydrates, smoothes and firms the skin and is clinically proven to help protect healthy collagen from sun exposure and ageing, which sounds just about perfect to me!
Independent Tester: Non-greasy lightweight and very hydrating. Another product that gives you a little skin plumping and lift.
Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 by iS £82.50 for 50g
Reparative Moisturizer: Excuse me, but I have to tell you that I just love, worship and adore this moisturizer. This is the moisturizer that I use at night and just the name makes me rather happy. I do admit to having a rather vivid imagination, but the thought of a moisturizer repairing my skin whilst I sleep thrills me to bits. I suppose I could write about the ingredients, but I’m not going to do that, so let’s just say that I completely champion this moisturizer and I’m happy to stand on top of a mountain and shout about it. How I’ll get to the top of that mountain is another matter!
Independent Tester: This is really gorgeous. My skin feels repaired and cosseted and I go to bed looking like I’m 35 again. Even my husband says it looks good!
Reparative Moisturizer by iS £73 for 50g
Essentials Kit: Good on the boys is what I say! This cute little kit has been put together for two reasons; the first is that if you have never tried any of the iS products, here is a chance to do that and the second is that if you are already hooked (as so many of you are), then this makes a great travel kit. The four products in the kit are Daily Cleanser (5 ml); Age Treatment Complex (5 ml); Restorative Eye Complex (5 ml) and Reparative Moisturizer (5g). It’s difficult to say how long this will last because we all use product differently, but I’m guessing a week. Transformational, yes I believe so and from all the emails I’ve received about this, a lot of you think the same. Go iS!
Essentials Kit by iS £41.50
Phylia de M
I’m going to begin this section by saying thank you to Kazu Namise of Phylia de M and a huge thank you to everybody who has supported the phenomenal launch of this hair care range. I’ve always believed that true beauty can only be achieved through the health/beauty crossover and if ever I needed a case study to demonstrate that fact, then Phylia would be that study. For sure, I love a swipe of mascara and lip gloss, but make-up is superficial and transitory, and I’m talking sustained health and sustained beauty. In my opinion, Phylia de M hair care rocks way above industry standards, is in a league of its own and more than delivers on both counts of sustainability.
When I first wrote about the three products, Clean, Condition and Connect, I said that the very best results would be achieved if you used all three products, although of course the BIG hero is Connect. I also wrote that most people should notice a difference in the quality of their hair after first use, but if used regularly the health benefits of the products would really start to kick in and you would notice your hair has a fuller texture and renewed strength over time. If you missed what I wrote, then please click here, because over the past few weeks we have been bombarded with emails and phone calls about the sheer brilliance of these three products, with the vast majority of you swearing allegiance for life. I thank you. If you haven’t tried Phylia yet, then do read on.
Clean £28 for 265 ml; Condition £30 for 265 ml; Connect £45 for 120 ml; Phylia de M: Three Step Kit £103
Phylia de M Travel Trio: Limited Edition: I am of course very aware that I am writing about a product range that is quite expensive, but I also know that the full sized products last quite some time for most people. Everyone’s hair has the potential to become healthier and it all starts with scalp health, so in order to demonstrate this, Phylia de M have created a Limited Edition Travel Trio, which will enable you to try each of the products without having to buy full sizes. Because less is more with these products, I think the Travel Trio should last approximately two weeks and that’s if you are like me (and Kazu) and wash your hair every day. If you are already hooked on Phylia, then you will adore this for when you travel. Just to say, the Travel Trio is a Limited Edition and once they are gone, they are gone!
Phylia de M Travel Trio: Limited Edition £40 (Clean 65 ml; Condition 60 ml; Connect 60 ml); Phylia de M Video; VH Editorial: Gill meets Kazu & Kidada
Phylia de M – The Future: I don’t often do stuff like this on the newsletter, but to me Phylia de M is so much more than three products, albeit three sensational products. Phylia is part of my life and it carries a very special energy founded upon the guiding principles and over twenty years of research by Dr Miyayama, Kazu’s oncologist godfather. To write that I work alongside Kazu is true in a sense, we speak and email each other constantly, but at this level, it isn’t work, it’s a passion and I would just like to write a little bit about it here.
We are at the very beginning of the Phylia journey, we are the early adopters and we are all on this fascinating journey together. So many of you have embraced Kazu and welcomed her into the VH family and I also know that Kazu has personally reached out to many of you, both publically on our social media platforms and privately to some of you who have challenging health concerns. Over the next few months I will be writing about some awesome research from Phylia and when Kazu first told me about it, it sent shivers right down my spine. Over in LA, Kazu is writing the road map and we promise to share just as soon as we can.
Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss
Following on from Phylia, which is of course completely amazing for addressing menopausal hair loss, we now take a look at the specifics of this very common concern. It is completely natural to lose hair on a daily basis and on average it is thought that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs daily. However, hair loss can be exacerbated as women approach the menopause with as many as 40% of women affected by this concern. When a women starts to lose hair, it is particularly distressing as a women’s hair is very much associated with her femininity.
There are a number of factors that may be attributed to hair loss during menopause and beyond and primarily the theory of testosterone dominance is the most widely accepted one. A woman naturally produces testosterone, which is required for libido and energy as it is normally kept in check by sufficient oestrogen circulating in the bloodstream. As women approach the menopause, and in some cases prior to menopause, levels of oestrogen begin to decline sharply. This results in the dominance of the male hormone, testosterone, within the bloodstream.
This does not mean that they are producing more testosterone, merely that the concentration of this hormone in the bloodstream is higher than normal. Since the body works within very finite levels of hormones, this excessive testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When DHT reaches the scalp, it can cause inflammation of the scalp resulting in damage to the hair follicle, which ultimately leads to hair loss. This is the most widely accepted theory of menopausal hair loss and scientists estimate that nearly 95% of all cases of hair loss are the result of DHT levels in the body.
The above forms the beginning of an article written by Shabir, where he goes on to cover other causes of menopausal hair loss and follows through with treatment recommendations and advice.
VH Editorial: Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss; Superior Hair £25 for 90 Capsules
Just a couple of lines here before I tell you about three new ‘sleep’ products from This Works. Lack of sleep is a condition that plagues so many people and after launching this product in the UK many years ago, we still believe that Seditol is the best natural supplement for sleep. That’s it. Short, sweet and to the point!
Seditol £18.25 for 30 Capsules
This Works: Deep Sleep – Pre-Launch Exclusive
When we originally launched several new products in the Deep Sleep range, the runaway success story was Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, a fragrant mist infused with Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile.Building on that success, This Works have just released three new products and with insomnia affecting so many of us, mostly stress related, these products have been formulated to help calm and relax:
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray £15 for 75 ml
Deep Sleep Dream Cream: This instantly absorbed hand and body cream has been designed to help you wind down and is a therapeutic blend of Lavender oil, Vetivert and Wild Camomile. The time release formulation allows the essential oils to have immediate and long-term effects. Although you can use this as a body cream, it is recommended for use on the hands, feet and pulse points.
Deep Sleep Dream Cream £18 for 75 ml
Deep Sleep Night Oil: Using the signature This Works blend, this therapeutic body oil has been created as a calming final step of bedtime body care and it is a hydrating and non-greasy oil, which is recommended for use following a bath or shower.
Deep Sleep Night Oil £25 for 120 ml
Deep Sleep Stress Less: I’ve always liked these clever little rollerball products from This Works as they are so easy to use and you can just pop them into your handbag or keep them by the side of your bed. Stress Less contains natural essential oils including Eucalyptus and Frankincense to help clear the sinuses and to help clear your head. Cute, but I wouldn’t just restrict this to night time use.
Deep Sleep Stress Less £12 for 10 ml
More New Products
Ten Days of Sunshine: When this new product first landed on my desk, I grabbed it and danced round the office with it, much to Shabir’s complete horror. Products like this make me happy, not just because of the name, which of course makes me smile, but because I know it will help so many people. Ten Days of Sunshine was formulated in America by the brilliant ’10 Days Results’ people and it is blended to mimic the feeling of wellbeing that comes from a warm sunny day.
The ingredients of Ten Days of Sunshine including Vitamin D3 (which of course comes from the sun), a whole food Vitamin B and C complex to help nourish the nerves and fight stress and a special blend called ‘Sunshine on your Shoulders’ (bring it on!). This special blend helps to calm the mind by relaxing over-excitement in the brain and may also help mental alertness. Additionally this soothing blend helps block cortisol (the stress hormone) and helps reduce the symptoms of stress with Ashwagandha extract. Bring it on!
Ten Days of Sunshine by 10 Day Results £29.95 for 60 Capsules
Downsize Daily Metabolism: The story continues. We first launched 10 Day Downsize a couple of years ago and this is the next generation product, which actually comes in two versions – Downsize Daily Metabolism (DDM) and Downsize Daily Metabolism Caffeine Free. DDM features their exclusive KEYTONE Fusion Herbal blend, which contains Raspberry ketones, African mango, Konjac root and Carraluma fimbriata.
DDM can be used to safely help increase metabolism, balance blood sugar and help to reduce appetite. If you really want to go for it, then we recommend that you cleanse first with the original 10 Day Downsize and then move onto this. DDM contains 50 mg of caffeine per capsule, which is approximately half the amount present in a cup of coffee, so if you are sensitive to caffeine or have high blood pressure, then we recommend the caffeine free version. First time users should take one capsule in the morning, preferably 15 minutes before food, and one capsule before dinner. Advanced users can take two capsules twice a day.
Downsize Daily Metabolism £29.95 for 60 Capsules; Downsize Daily Metabolism Caffeine Free £29.95 for 60 Capsules
10 Day Downsize £27.50 for 60 Capsules
GlobiFer Forte – Iron Deficiency: Iron deficiency is a common mineral deficiency, which can progress to iron deficiency anaemia if left untreated. The majority of iron within the body is to be found in red blood cells, so a reduced oxygen carrying capacity can result in symptoms such as fatigue and shortage of breath. Common causes of iron deficiency include low dietary intake of iron, ongoing blood loss (including menstrual blood loss), increased iron demand (e.g. pregnancy) and impaired iron absorption, which can be caused by inflammatory bowel disease.
GlobiFer Forte is a dual acting iron supplement which contains Haem iron (protein based iron) and non-Haem iron (plant based iron) and unlike other iron supplements, providing two types of iron in one tablet ensures maximum absorption and is suitable for people who have difficulty tolerating oral iron tablets due to gastro-intestinal side effects and constipation.
The UK Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of iron is 14 mg, which can be met by a single table of GlobiFer Forte. We recommend that if you do need iron supplementation, please use this product because most iron supplementation is very difficult to absorb, resulting in the need for a higher dose, which inevitably increases side effects. Great product!
GlobiFer Forte £18.50 for 40 Tablets
Right, let’s take a break from products at the moment because I want to share some news with you and there is a big treat in this section, so please read carefully:
I introduced Claire Gardner to you on the July newsletter, but just to re-cap, Claire is a hardcore VH Addict and knowing that I wanted to up the ante on communication between all of us, she put herself forward to head up a new section on our site called ‘VH Community’. As with all our editorial contributors, Claire has been given a blank canvas to say whatever she wants to say and I like that because it upholds my strong belief in editorial freedom. The only direction she had from me was that I didn’t want her to make it too gushing otherwise I would have to provide community sick bags!
Claire has kicked off with an article about the products that have made a difference to her over the years and she has made a call out to everybody to join in so that we hold hands in making that difference. I do have to say that for those of you who have already embraced this, we do have a real laugh and actually that is so important because laughter is one of the best medicines I know. You can talk to Claire through our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, although I do know that many of you now have each other’s personal email addresses, so I dread to think the mischief you are all getting up to!
The treat: To celebrate this new era, I am going to make 100 of you VH Addicts. This offer is only open to customers who have never been an Addict and does not apply to existing Addicts who need to renew their membership (sorry!). Being a VH Addict, brings quite a few privileges including discounted products, access to personal prescriptions from Shabir and priority shipping. The annual membership fee is £30, so the first 100 people to call our Customer Care team on 020 8951 4144 will receive free membership for one year. Please do not do this online as it will not be recognised and there will be tears!
Finally, you absolutely do not need to be an Addict to join the VH Community, all are welcome and it is from this community that I will be making my requests for independent product testers, as and when I need some beta testing done. With love and thanks to Claire, who in line with all of our editorial contributors, is not on the payroll!
VH Editorial: Claire Gardner
Warts & Mouth Ulcers – Two Regimens
Here is another happy moment for me. If you read last month’s newsletter, you will have seen that Shabir wrote an entire section on solving the most common summer holiday problems (click to read). So this month I decided that I could get quite used to Shabir writing more sections, so with my feet up on my desk, here are two of Shabir’s VH world-famous regimens followed by his rather brilliant editorial feature on the Science of Staying Younger:
The Wart Regimen: Warts are small protrusions or raised lumps, which are caused by a viral infection often arising as a result of broken skin or a compromised immune system. There are many different types of warts varying in shape and site of infection ranging from the common wart (verruca vulgaris) to genital warts. Warts can be highly contagious and hence one should not use towels and objects from people who already have warts. A regimen for common warts, which has proven to be effective, is the use of L-Lysine by Lamberts, take three tablets daily on an empty stomach. Lysine inhibits viral replication by blocking the uptake of arginine, a major “food source” for the virus to multiply.
Topically, I would recommend Bye Wart, a cream containing natural anti-viral ingredients including tea tree and lemon oil. Bye Wart offers a pain-free and effective solution to warts and works by depositing a film over the skin allowing the active ingredients to work effectively. Bye Wart is suitable for use for all types of warts including facial warts and it is completely safe for use by diabetics and children over the age of 3.
L-Lysine by Lamberts £8.50 for 120 Tablets; Bye Wart £9.95 for 15 ml
The Mouth Ulcer Regimen: Mouth ulcers are a common concern affecting almost one in five adults. The cause for mouth ulcers may include the use of certain medications, ingestion of chemicals in toothpastes, vitamin B deficiency, stress, infections associated with a weakened immune system or ill-fitting orthodontics. Generally though, mouth ulcers are indicative of a run-down body and are best treated by improving overall health.
I tend to recommend the use of a strong B complex such as Vitamin B-100 Complex by Lamberts. The B vitamins are collectively involved in a variety of body functions including growth, development and metabolism. They are vital for enzyme processes within our bodies, which promote correct cell growth and division. A good B Complex will help to counter the symptoms of stress, enhance the immune system and generally energise a run-down body.
Topically, I recommend the use of Bye Mouth Ulcer, a gel that immediately soothes the burning sensation as well as forming a protective layer over the ulcer to encourage the healing of ulcers. Bye Mouth Ulcer is suitable for use during pregnancy, whilst breast feeding and for children over the age of 3.
Vitamin B-100 Complex by Lamberts £13.79 for 60 Tablets; Bye Mouth Ulcer £7.95 for 15 ml
The Science of Staying Younger
Ageing is a multi-faceted process with numerous factors that can have an effect on it. The cells of our bodies are programmed to have a finite lifespan and each time a cell divides, some genetic material is lost, so that on average, 40 to 50 cell divisions later, the cell is considered to be aged.
Nutrition plays a vital role in the science of ageing; some nutrients accelerate ageing, whilst others help to protect against it. The theory of free radical damage and the role of antioxidant nutrients is well understood by most people. It states that the body produces reactive unstable agents known as free radicals during normal metabolism, exposure to ultraviolet light or environmental toxins. Antioxidants neutralise these free radicals helping to protect the body against damage.
The science of ageing has grown rapidly over the past few years and in this far-reaching article, Shabir takes a look at the work of Dr Elizabeth Blackburn from the University of California, who along with her colleagues was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their work in this field. Following on from this Shabir discusses the ten nutrients known to positively help longevity. Most of you are probably taking one or two of these already, such as Astaxanthin and Mega-Probiotic ND, both of which are on my must-take every day list!
VH Editorial: The Science of Staying Younger; High Potency Astaxanthin £16.95 for 30 Softgels; Mega Probiotic ND £18.50 for 60 Capsules
Whilst I’m on the subject of editorial features, this month the Beauty Bible girls look at time-saving body cheats; Kate Shapland gives us all a sermon on faking it (we’re talking fake tan here girls!); Anne de Mamiel does Summer; Lulu does make-up and Jo Fairley sticks her head into her store cupboard. I just hope she remembers to come back out because she needs to write next month’s feature. Got to love the girl! As ever, my thanks and deep appreciation goes to each of our contributors for sharing the passion and sharing the knowledge.
60 Seconds with Gill
Fun, fun. Let’s talk about 60 Seconds. As many of you know, we launched 60 Seconds over a year ago, we send it out every Tuesday at approximately 11 am (except on the Tuesday’s that I release the newsletter, such as today!) and each week we give away 100 gifts as per the terms and conditions on the bulletin. I try to make it as even a playing field as I can; and we release it to our subscribers first (if you are not subscribed, may I suggest you subscribe here) and I then follow up by posting it on Facebook and Twitter.
Over the past few weeks, the gifts have gone within about ten minutes of release and quite honestly I don’t think it is technically possible for it to get any quicker. Last week we gave away 100 Phylia de M hand-made soaps (you can’t buy them, but they are completely beautiful and they have immense healing qualities) and a riot occurred! After each 60 Seconds, we immediately continue the party over on Facebook and then lo and behold we broke Facebook because it couldn’t keep up with us and it was doing random things!
I’m going to slightly change the rules because my brain cells nearly exploded along with Facebook last week, so you will need to read this very carefully:
1/ On each 60 Seconds, there is a code given, which makes you eligible to participate. We are now splitting that code into two.
2/ We will still send 60 Seconds out around 11 am each Tuesday and I will still post on Facebook and Twitter, but the code (for 50 gifts) will not become valid until 11.30 am.
3/ We will be making another code valid (for 50 gifts) at 2.30 pm, so that’s three and a half hours after the bulletin has been sent.
Ultimately this means that we can party for longer on Facebook (before, during and after the event), I don’t stress because I can’t control the speed of the world’s servers that deliver your emails (if I could, I would), you don’t get into a frenzy and enter the wrong code (it happens to somebody every week!) and I think it could work better for many of you, most especially if you keep missing that sacred ten minute window! We will action this from next week’s 60 Seconds and quite honestly I think I may need my head tested because next Tuesday’s gift is completely sensational.
Five Products I Love – And the Reasons Why
Instant Miracle Mask by Sarah Chapman: I’m still addicted and fascinated by this amazing face mask, which we launched earlier this year. Every time I think of this mask I remember Jo Fairley calling me at nearly midnight when she first used it, screeching down the phone ‘I am now 12 years old’. I also remember when I didn’t put the lid on the beaker properly, shook it up and the entire mask got splattered around my white bathroom, which did not amuse me. If you haven’t tried this yet, you are in for a treat.
Instant Miracle Mask by Sarah Chapman £38 for 4 x 15 ml sachets
Maui Babe Browning Lotion: It’s a love thing. I found this in LA years ago, we import it directly from Hawaii and if anything is going to speed your tan up, this will. Particularly fond memories of sharing it round the pool area when I was in LA and being watched by the AC Milan football team who just happened to be staying in the same place. Sometimes I think my life is completely tragic, but I promise I was on a research trip!
Maui Babe Browning Lotion £24 for 236 ml
Body Truffle by Temple Spa: Temple Spa call this a celebration for the skin and if I feel like giving my skin a real treat, I use this exceptionally luxurious body cream. I gave up on feeling guilty about products being too good to open a long time ago (hello Shabir!), so I slap this on quite happily because I just adore the texture and there is a lot to be said about about rubbing champagne, silk, gold and cashmere into your body. Yes, it’s quite expensive, but we all have birthdays.
Body Truffle by Temple Spa £60 for 150 ml
Skin Restoring Ceramides: After all this time, I am still in complete awe of this supplement. I just think it’s completely wondrous how you can have the driest skin on planet earth, yet for most people within seven to ten days of taking this, your skin begins to look and feel hydrated. It is most noticeable on your legs and therefore less would be more if you thinking of using Body Truffle!
Skin Restoring Ceramides £25 for 30 Liquid Capsules
Heal Gel: So many different reasons why I love this product, so in no particular order it’s because it’s been formulated by five of the UK’s leading plastic surgeons, it’s because I adore the boys (I seem to love a lot of people on this newsletter!) and they let me have the exclusive launch quite a few years ago, it’s because your feedback never ceases to amaze me and it’s because it has helped so many people’s skin heal, which is always so rewarding. I just need to add one more thing here, as I have previously written, the price of Heal Gel increases to £37.50 next month and we only have a limited volume of stock available until then.
Heal Gel £33.50
News and Feedback
Just a few things before we wrap this newsletter; the first thing is that Shabir has completely revamped the fitness section of our site and changed all the supplements over, so if you are into that kind of thing, then do go and check it out. He has included a category called ‘Prepare for Action’, which kind of made me laugh – I think I have a weird sense of humour!
One of our lovely customers is completely hooked on Sarah Chapman’s Sculpting Chin and Jaw Lift and wanted to know how often she could use each of the lifts. If anybody else needs to know, the answer is that you can use one every night if you want too, but it will become violently expensive! I recommend using one once a week and I would have put this product onto my ‘Five Products I Love’ section, but I could easily get to 55 products I love without blinking an eyelash.
Sculpting Chin and Jaw Lift £38 for 6 Sachets
I am completely thrilled with the runaway success of Yes Nurse, the fabulous hand cream created by a paediatric nurse for hands that are so dry, they crack and bleed. The very best products are often those that have been created through adversity and Yes Nurse falls into that category. So many of us are big fans, including Sarah Stacey, so do read what she had to say on the link below.
Yes Nurse Intensive Moisturising Hand Formula £5.49
Finally, I need to tell you that we have won an award. This time we got voted ‘Best for Health’ in InStyle magazine and we are all so happy. I have known for quite some time, but I was sworn to secrecy, so I couldn’t tell you until now. I would just like to thank everybody at InStyle for choosing us and for designing an award banner that neatly fits in with the design of our site! You can see it on the top banner on our homepage. Viva VH and all who sail in her, so that would be each of you! Humbled.
And so we come to the end of another newsletter, so all that remains is for me to wish each of you a great August and together with Shabir and the entire VH team, I thank you for your amazing support and loyalty.