Top Tips For Winter Skin Care

It has (at least up here in the North) been unseasonably frost-free so far this year and whilst that has lots of benefits for winter worried skin, this blustery damp and chilly climate  is still wreaking havoc for many of us. So just what is a gal to do? Here are our top tips for seasonal skin comfort...

  1. The weather may be delivering hour by hour changeability but that doesn’t mean that you should power through skin care products too. As tempting as it may be to keep trying lots of things when skin is truly misbehaving, don’t do it. Do your research, try new products gradually and integrate them into your usual routine, that way you’ll know what’s working and what’s not.
  2. Get to know your skin from the inside out, know how it works and why it does what it does,  and seek out products that support healthy skin function as well as your individual skin care needs. Skincare products should go easy on skin not send it skyrocketing into outer space.
  3. Take care of hydration. A common sense and much talked about skin care essential that requires attention inside and out. Centrally heated spaces are quickly dehydrating and whilst our thirst mechanism is pretty rubbish a letting us know we need to top up, our skin reflects the changes pretty quickly. Sip water or herbal teas regularly and seek out products that help maintain, regulate or protect moisture stores within the skin. A two pronged plan of action will keep things happy and healthy.
  4. Protect yourself from the elements. Yup, it really is as basic as wrapping up warm, using a scarf, wear those gloves and donning sensible shoes (well at least to get you to your destination!). Choose a nourishing and hydrating moisturiser too, to help lock in hydration and offer extra protection. Providing a light barrier from the elements helps reduce the drying and irritating effects that regular wind, rain and icy blasts have on our skin without suffocating it entirely. 

Top 5 products picks for winter worried skin...

Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream - Helps skin boost it’s hydration levels naturally

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair - A extra rich dollop of hydration for seasonal shifts

Decelor Flash Radiance Mask - Super quick, ultra gentle complexion boost in a jiffy

Burts Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm - Lusciously kissable lips form the first application

Oqibo Skin Supplement - A clever little helper from the inside out

Posted on February 15, 2014 and filed under Professional Skincare Products.

Super smart skincare tips for super busy mums

Juggling a busy day with a small person (or three), liberally interspersed with lack of sleep and regular round robins of tag team car sharing can leave many of us asking if we actually remembered to brush our teeth this morning let alone taking time out to properly look after our skin. If it sounds oh so familiar, fear not our top tips offer time savvy ways to squeeze a little skin loving good stuff into your day.

Double up

Or triple up, in fact use your products in as many ways as you can possibly muster. Buy some core products that are multi functional and time saving, that you or your other half and the little ones can use in some way or another. Balms for hands, elbows, knees and lips, creams for all over bodies and some good skin nourishing oils for baths, bodies and hair.

Go small

Pick up sample or travel sizes of your favourite products and put them in places you spend oh so much of your time. Lip treatment balm on your desk or in the car is perfect for a quick application whilst waiting for that email or before braving the elements; 1 minute hair masks are a fab no fuss treatment for the post gym shower and a robust hand cream in the baby bag will keep busy and regularly washed hands feeling less water weary.

Keep it simple

Any one of us who live with menfolk know that their skin care products seem to take a less is more approach, managing to keep their skin in tip top condition with seemingly effortless ease. It’s not magical or mythical, mens skincare delivers lots of skin loving effects from fewer products which brings us back to multi use products. Get skin smart with products that do more from one bottle and use only what you need for your own skin health. Do you need a 6 product skin regime every day or will your skin be happy and healthy with thorough cleansing and hydration?  

Swap and save

We all have those tubes and jars of much coveted but barely used products languishing on our shelves or in cabinets, left or abandoned because they don’t suit our skin, we don’t like the smell or the texture isn’t quite how we’d envisaged it. Share the love, reduce the waste and try some fabulous new products before you buy by setting up a swap box or bag scheme with other lovely ladies you know. Arrange a regular collection and drop off point or get together for a night in to trade or test drive the goodies.   

Top product picks for busy mums

Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner - Cleanse, Tone and Treat daily. Use in the shower or wash off in the sink. Gentle on skin tough on dirt,  perfect for hubbie and for you.

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil - treatment, hair tamer and finishing product for salon fresh styles everyday.

Burts Bees Miracle Salve - a little tub of balm to dab on the dry bits. Head to toe for you, your other half and occasionally the little people.

Dermalogica PreCleanse - whisk of mascara, lipstick, ground in dirt and grime. Great for cleaning make-up brushes too.

Posted on February 14, 2014 and filed under Professional Skincare Products.

Blog Loving: The Life Edit

Today we'd like to introduce you to Beauty Blogger Community member and all round lovely lady Bryony of The Life Edit, a lifestyle and beauty blog that caught our beady eye late last year.  She wrote this fab review about skin saviour Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream (a winter skin must have we say!)   

Top things we love about Bryony and The Life Edit?

  • Fab photography, great writing and a lovely place to go mooch for a while.
  • It's not just beauty, you'll find life, fashion, music and living wrapped up with a healthy dollop of musings and wanderings.
  • She's super lovely and delivers a super smart take on skincare.

If you haven't dropped by already, go pay Bryony a visit!

N x

NEW! Love your skin, love Dermalogica PreCleanse wipes

We are super excited to get our hands on the brand new PreCleanse Wipes, officially due to launch this month and promising the same skin loving goodness as the original bottle formulation, but in handy wipe form (great for the gym bag we say!)

Here's what the official press statement says...

“PreCleanse, one of Dermalogica®’s most popular breakthrough products originally introduced in liquid form, will now be offered in packs of convenient, biodegradable wipes, which makes cleansing skin easier than ever!

PreCleanse Wipes contain Aloe and Apricot Kernel Oil which attract sebum and instantly dissolve even the most stubborn mascara, waterproof lip stains and sunscreens. The formula, which also contains Apple Amino Acids, gently loosens surface debris, such as industrial pollutants. By melting away these deposits on the skin, cleansers and other products may then work more effectively. The product also calms and nourishes skin.”

— TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 11, 2013)

What's not to love? Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes are now available from JBC in standard 20 wipe packs and also a FREE 10 wipe pack is available when you order your favourite 250ml Dermalogica Cleanser* for a limited time only!

N x

*Only available with Special Cleansing Gel, Dermal Clay Cleanser and Essential Cleansing Solution. 

Comment: An unusual but interesting take on nudity

I'm a regular scourer of anything and everything that ignites debates and livens up our daily discussion on all things skin health, wellbeing and happiness, so this recent article by Daisy Buchanan for Comment is Free about 'the naked rambler' left me with a pleasant mixture of smiles, nods in agreement and plenty of questions surrounding ethics, societal norms and conformity running freely at will around my head. 

Gough has not chosen to go nude in order to invite us to comment on his body. He is reminding us that we are all naked under our clothes, and that no individual’s body should warrant particularly close inspection – but our collective attitude to nudity certainly does.

— Daisy Buchanan, The Guardian

He has once again been arrested and imprisoned for roaming unclothed around the country, the piece makes some interesting points on just why we find the sight of a normal naked human being so unpalatable and why Stephen Gough carries on regardless.

We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Nx

Posted on February 5, 2014 and filed under Misc.

Blog Loving: Make, Do and Push!

Today we'd like to introduce you to Hannah of Make, Do and Push! an interesting and super lovely member of the beauty blogging community. She recently wrote this lovely review singing the praises of Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream (and just in time to help you all take proper care of that winter weary skin!).  

Top things we love about Hannah?

  • She tells it likes it is! A fantastic no nonsense approach to life, loving, living and parenting.
  • She does really cool things like this (please build us one!)
  • This is the oh me oh my oh how beautiful reason Hannah started her blog. Her name is Busby by the way (how cool is that!)

If you haven't already, go pay Hannah a visit!

N x

Part 4: Nourishing Moisture. An alternative to Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream?

Hello there, thanks for dropping by!

We’ve reached the final part of the ‘An alternative to” series and today we’re going to take a quick peek at the deeply rich and oh so good to skin Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream alongside the equally delectable Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence. If you missed the earlier posts, you can catch them here Part 1: Cleanse,Part 2: Exfoliate and Part 3: Hydrating Moisture.

So what is Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence? It's a daily skin drenching nourishing moisturiser that delivers all day hydration in even the most drying environments. It has an oil rich formula, high in essential fatty acids that work with the skin to protect, hydrate and moisture all day.  Pretty impressive huh?

It’s a special combination of skin protective marine extracts and deeply nourishing oils that helps safeguard against oxidative stress, re-energising sluggish skin cells, boosting collagen synthesis and delivering that all important long-lasting hydration.

So, just like Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence delivers these super fab skin nourishing effects:

  • Helps maintains the skins moisture balance daily
  • Tackles those fine lines of dehydration
  • Skin feels smoothed, hydrated and comfortable all day
  • Texture, tone and elasticity is improved
  • Skin looks more radiant, healthy and happy

Whilst differing in texture, Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence also gets to works delivering these extra great skin loving benefits, just in a little lighter formulation:

  • Skin Nourishing Essential Fatty acids of Omega 3 & 6 hydrate, repair and nourish deeply without the shine
  • Guards against oxidative stress and kickstarts those sleepy collagen producing cells 
  • An oil rich formula that is suitable for most skin types, even those leaning towards combination or oily type complexions
  • Especially suitable for those with dry and chronically dehydrated skin
  • A mild sunscreen offers a little daily protection without clogging pores
  • Provides deeply penetrating nourishment, simply apply in the evening for those of you in need of overnight hydration
  • Perfectly formulated to work alone for super nourishing effects, or alongside Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream for extra hydration support  
  • Incredible value at just £35.75 100ml (as at January 2014)

If you love Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream but are in need of a great value alternative, give Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence a try. If you’re not happier than a happy thing, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee.

And that’s it from our little “An alternative to” series looking at some alternatives to your much loved, used or coveted Dermalogica favourites. Dermalogica truly is a fabulous brand with exceptional products and although Oqibo can’t offer the sheer number of products the Dermalogica range can (nor do they intend to), Oqibo offers a real alternative if you’re looking for great value professional skincare products that deliver truly wonderful results.

Have you tried Oqibo yet? What are you waiting for, get on line and order some samples or buy full size happily knowing that no quibble really does mean no quibble. If it’s not right for you, then you 90 days to change your mind. What’s not to love!

N x

Part 3: Hydrating Moisture. An alternative to Dermalogica Active Moist?

The penultimate post in the “An alternative to” series is finally upon us. We’ve talked Cleansing and Exfoliation which leads us perfectly on to today with the prickly subject of hydration. Keeping skin hydrated as well as moisturised is often a tricky balancing act, frustrated by changeable weather conditions, lifestyle and age. Many of you are a sucker for Dermalogica Active Moist with its fabulously effective hydrating effect but if you’re looking for an alternative, Oqibo Hydra Restore may be a new best friend.

Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream is a daily hydrating moisturiser with a lightweight formula that intensely hydrates, protects and restores skin from the first use, delivering long-lasting, longterm effects. 

Dermalogica Active Moist packs a punch with its own set of skin nourishing ingredients, delivering all these fabulously super effects on the skin (but then since you ask, so does Oqibo Hydra Restore):

  • Tackles surface dehydration to soothe, smooth and nourish
  • Improves texture, tone and radiance 
  • Botanical extracts soothe and hydrate
  • Skin feels smoother and refreshed

Oqibo Hydra Restore works in slightly different way and it’s this unique effect that helps it deliver these extra super special, ultra effective, skin loving benefits

  • Oqibo Hydra Restore is a dual action hydrating moisturiser that tackles surface dehydration and works deeply to help hydrate from within.
  • Packed with botanical and marine extracts in combination with essential proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to feed, nourish and strengthen the skins structure.
  • Marine extracts support and encourage protein cell activity, helping restructure the skin by boosting its natural ability to manage and retain moisture stores.  
  • It delivers truly thirst quenching effects from the inside out.
  • Skin compatible oils provide non greasy protection against moisture loss. Skin feels smooth, supple and hydrated.
  • Perfectly formulated to work alone to help hydrate and restore the skins moisture reservoir or in combination with Oqibo Intense Moisture Defence fro round the clock nourishing and hydrating effects. 
  • Exceptional value at just £33.15 100ml (as at January 2014)

If you simply can’t live without Dermalogica Active Moist why not give Oqibo Hydra Restore a try and see super hydration in action. If doesn’t float your boat, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee to sail away with.

In need of a skin nourishing moisturiser? Pop back for the fourth and final part, up next...

N x

Blog Loving: Friday Is Forever

Today on Blog Loving, we say hello to Sarah from Friday is Forever, a lifestyle and beauty blog giving you a fresh faced take on all things fabulous. We love getting to know new and lovely members of the Beauty Blogging Community and Sarah really is no exception.  If you haven't checked her out and want a straightforward and engaging take on those must try products, go take a peek! 

Sarah has been whipping winter skin into shape with a host of much loved and recommended products working hard for winer weary skin. Added to the list of things to try were our Oqibo Skin Supplements. You can check out her thoughts on Oqibo (and read the rest of the list) here.  

Top things we love about Sarah?:

  • Her blog is a super lovely place to hang out for a while, there's no nonsense and no rubbish and she loves to get stuck into conversations. Go have a natter!
  • We've not met Sarah in person but we kinda think she'd be a great lady to hang out with. Her passion and genuine love of life, her work and blogging really shines in her writing, comments and photos! 
  • She has the cutest, most adorable ball of fluff ... her name is Penny and much like us, will probably keep you oooing and ahhing at the screen for longer than intended! 

If you haven't popped by yet, go pay Sarah a visit!

N x

Blog Loving: The Private Life of A Girl

We like to share a little love with our incredible and oh so fabulous beauty blogging community and today is the turn of Sophie Davies who wrote this lovely review on Oqibo Purifying Cleanser & Toner in early January via her blog The Private Life of a Girl (she also happens to make gorgeous, unique and beautiful handmade jewellery pieces via Oh My Clumsy Heart).

Top things we love about Sophie?

  • She talks a WHOLE lot of sense about beauty and lifestyle. We originally got chatting on ingredients and other such stuff. 
  • Her photography skills are fabulous and she captures things beautifully.
  • Her writing is absorbing, interesting and smart!

If you haven't already, go check her out!

N x

Blog Loving: A Day In The Life Of A Northern Girl

We love sharing a little love and appreciation for our fabulous Beauty Blogging Community and today is no different so without further ado, let us introduce to Beauty Blogger and Northern lass in the know, Hannah from A Day In The Life Of A Northern Girl whose bog will give you the latest, in-depth, tried and tested reviews, news and information you could wish to lay your hands on!

We were pleased as punch to read Hannah's reviews of Oqibo products Yes, you heard us correctly, she did this one AND this one!)

Top things we love about Hannah? (besides the fact that se writes incredibly lovely reviews):

  • Her informative, easy to read, oh so wonderful posts that surround you like a warm and comfy quilt!  They makes you want to curl up and stay a while with a decent cuppa.
  • She gives tons and tons of really useful advice and information without the bluster.
  • You won't find just those lovely beauty posts either, Hannah, as you might expect talks about life and happenings a plenty! 

If you haven't already, go pay Hannah a visit!

N x

Posted on February 1, 2014 and filed under Misc, Professional Skincare Products.

Part 2: Exfoliate. An Alternative to Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant?

Welcome back!

if you missed Part 1, you can catch it here, otherwise settle in for the next installment of “An alternative to series”. Last time we talked cleansers, this time it’s that that all important exfoliation and we think that if you love Dermaloigca Daily Microfoliant, you may just love Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator too.

Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator is a dual action formula that delivers an exfoliator and treatment mask in one handy place. A dual action, dual use product that refines, restores and protects skin for a super smooth and more radiant complexion. 

Dermalogica Daily Mirofoliant is a clever little formula that delivers incredible skin loving benefits. Whilst their texture may be one thing that is different, you might like to know that Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator does still has some of the same skin refining effects . Here’s what they have in common:

  • Naturally derived, exfoliating action that gently lifts dead and sluggish cells without irritation
  • Stimulates cell renewal for healthier and more evenly toned skin
  • Skin is refined and more radiant, perfectly prepared for the next step

Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator does some additional super special things for skin too:

  • Highly effective yet gentle formula. No need to use daily, use up to three times weekly for spectacularly radiant skin
  • Marine derived microbeads, combine with Apricot seed powder for super gentle and effective exfoliation and polishing effects
  • Marine extracts, algae and vitamin-rich apricot powder deliver essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids
  • A special formula that protects the lipid barrier, protecting against dehydration
  • Skin is remineralised, rebalanced and hydrated as well as refined
  • An intensive weekly treatment, simply leave on the skin for 1-2 minutes for ultra hydrating and remineralising effects
  • Super value at just £23.95 50ml (as at January 2014)

If Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a must-have product , why not give Oqibo Skin Refining Exfoliator a whirl. If doesn’t perk up even the pickiest of complexions, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee.

In need of thirst quenching hydration? Don’t forget to catch part 3...

N x

Giving: Next Chapter gets charitable status!

With the launch of Oqibo late last year so began a relationship with fabulous Next Chapter, an incredible charity helping individuals and communities do amazing things. 100% of the funds raised go directly to education, training and healthcare projects that help create self-sufficiency through sustainable income.

With every Oqibo product purchased, a donation is paid forward to help support Next Chapter's activities. Buying Oqibo means supporting some spectacular projects around the globe.

This week Next Chapter finally got their charitable status approved which means that you'll be seeing lots of projects and updates over the coming year.

Website launches soon but you can read a wee bit more via the Oqibo website!

N x 

Posted on February 1, 2014 and filed under Giving, Top News.

Video: Are these conversations you're having with your Daughter?

We stumbled upon this little video from Commonsense.org, a not-for-profit organisation who are; 

dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

This video in particular raises some valuable questions on influence, the media and body image for girls and young women.

What are your thoughts? Are these conversations your having, or have had with your daughter, nieces or other young people in your life? 

Please leave your comments!

Nx

Posted on February 1, 2014 and filed under Misc.

Part 1: Cleanse. An alternative to Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel?

Hello there. You may have missed our introduction to the “An alternative to...” series but don’t worry,  if you did, you can catch it here. Otherwise, stick with us and read on to see what Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel has in common with Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner. We’ll take you through a whistle stop tour of those similar, and not so similar, effects and show you why Oqibo could be a really great alternative if your Dermalogica days are in decline (or on the horizon!).

So, say hello to Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner. It is an ultra gentle, dual use daily cleanser that delivers super effective cleaning without disturbing the delicate balance of the skin. The special blend of ingredients helps remineralise the skin for a healthy, radiant and morning fresh complexion all day. 

Much like Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Oqibo, Purifying Cleanser and Toner offers super effective yet gentle cleansing effects, here’s what else they have in common:

  • Gentle cleansing agents thoroughly clean without stripping or drying the skin
  • Ultra gentle, super mild fragrance
  • Dirt, debris and impurities are lifted with ease
  • Skin is purified, refreshed and comfortable
  • A Concentrated formula meaning a little goes a long way

How do they differ? Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner offers a little extra, delivering these fabulous long-lasting effects through your daily cleansing routine.

  • Cleanses and tones in one dual-action formulation. One product, two actions.
  • Skin is conditioned, smoothed, balanced and refreshed.
  • Marine extracts restore, repair and remineralise the skins structure as you clean.
  • Algae extracts regulate sebum and protect the lipid barrier, reducing moisture loss and dehydration
  • The gentle formula can be used as a regular treatment to help boost the remineralising effects.
  • Puts back skin essentials lost during the cleansing process leaving skin radiantly soft, happy and healthy
  • Super value at just £23.65 250ml (as at January 2014)

If Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is your daily saviour try Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner for a wholly new cleansing experience (and if you’re not praying to the gods of great skincare, there’s always the 90 day no quibble money back guarantee to save the day).

Don’t forget to pop back shortly to catch up on Part 2: Exfoliate.

N x

An alternative approach to your Dermalogica favourites

This time last year the team at Jersey Beauty Company found themselves amidst a flurry of confused questioning, a sea of worried faces and one too many crinkled brows for JBC’s liking. Delivering wow and happy began to turn tail and run off at speed into some strange and distant land. 

Why? Because sometimes things happen that are so unpredictable, they sneak up and grab you quietly from behind without so much as a whisper. In this case, for team JBC it meant a drastic change in prices for the much loved, coveted and oh so in demand Dermalogica. We won’t bore you with the details (If you missed the whole story, you can read it here ) but delivering wow and happy is what JBC do, so when phrases like “I can’t afford Dermalogica anymore, is there an alternative?” began to become a regular part of the day, JBC decided that the time was right to bring Professional Skincare range Oqibo fully into the fold. 

JBC are committed to delivering professional skincare products peppered liberally with expert advice to help skin feel fabulous every day - which is why Dermalogica is going nowhere any time soon. In fact, the JBC gang became ever more enthusiastic champions of the super lovely stuff contained in those bottles but, being such dedicated deliverers of wow and happy meant that when customers asked for an alternative, inaction was not an option. 

Oqibo is a small and perfectly formed range of professional skincare products that have super skin-loving effects and, whilst the range is no match in size to the vast array of Dermalogica products available, they make up for it in quality, offering great value alternatives to some of those Dermalogica favourites.

So, if you are a Dermalogica “couldn't shift me in a million years” kind of devotee, look away now. If however, you’re more of the “yes please! show me what you got” kind, you can get the low down on the Oqibo "An alternative to" series here  Part 1: Cleanse, with Part 2: Exfoliate, Part 3: Hydrating Moisture and Part 4: Nourishing Moisture to follow in the coming days.

Happy reading!

N x

PS Are you a Dermalogica Devotee or Oqibo Obsessed? Tell us what you makes your skin happy...

A new year, a fresh faced approached to skincare

A few days ago we shared our top tips on enjoying a kinder, gentler January and for those of you who caught the post, you’ll know that we are not keen followers or doers of those New Years Resolutions (if you missed it, you can find it here). 

The gang at Oqibo tend to take a “grab it by the horns because life is a journey” kind of approach, where exploration and discovery are messily intertwined with copious doses of love and laughter, where it’s more than ok to be ourselves and where daring to be you really is something to be celebrated.  Which is exactly why we wanted to talk about the Oqibo Skin Supplement today. 

Lots of you lovelies have been asking about those extra little things we can recommend to help you take extra care of yourself and your skin this year, so whilst we’ve busy giving our usual professional skin health and beauty advice, we’ve also started to have conversations about what goes in as well what goes on. Here’s the lowdown...

What is the Oqibo Skin Supplement?

It’s a daily wellbeing supplement that has been specially formulated to support super healthy hair, skin and nails (as well as a happy healthy you). It’s a triple-pill system providing a balanced dose of essential anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanical extracts and oils. 

So, it’s not just good for my skin?

No, with regular daily use, energy levels will balance, hair and nails will be stronger, healthier and less prone to breakage and your skin will look and feel more radiant and healthy. 

Is it an anti-aging supplement?

Oqibo don’t do anti-aging, their philosophy sits firmly in the supportive aging camp, taking the approach that if we listen to our own bodies and understand our individual needs, we can take steps to help support us through the natural aging processes. The active ingredients support and protect against oxidative stress, providing a helping hand against free radical damage to limit its visible effects.

I eat a healthy balanced diet, do I need a skin supplement?

Busy lifestyles often mean that whilst we eat a good varied diet, we’re not always getting the balance of everything we need all of the time. Our nutritional needs can vary depending on our stress levels, general health and life stage or age. Oqibo has been developed to actively support a healthy diet by providing a sustained and balanced range of micronutrients essential in maintaining health, wellbeing and vitality. Whilst available in some of our diet, these nutrients may not be as fresh, active or readily available when we need them. 

How often do I need to take Oqibo Skin Supplement?

Each box provides 30 days supply and contains three trays. Each tray contains a different tablet, each providing a balanced blend of nutrients or oils.  You simply take one tablet from each tray daily.

Do I need to take it a specific time each day?

Ideally, they should be taken all together at the same every day to provide a regular and sustained release of nutrients. You can however choose to take one of each, three times a day with food. 

Can I take them on an empty stomach?

It isn’t recommended. Oqibo Skin Supplement contains a mix of water and fat soluble vitamins and minerals, each needing to bind to water or fat molecules within your food, allowing the nutrients to be readily digested and absorbed by your body. 

I’m vegetarian, can I take Oqibo Skin Supplement?

Yes.  Oqibo contains Flax oil housed within a vegetarian diet friendly capsule to provide the very best ratios of Omega 3, 6 and 9.  

Anything else I need to know?

As with all things, nothing is a substitute for a healthy balanced diet and Oqibo Skin Supplement is no exception. It has been carefully researched and developed to compliment a good varied diet, delivering a boost of extra nutrients vital in healthy happy, skin hair and nails. 

You will start see results within 2-3 weeks with full effects within 90 days and if it’s not for you, they offer a no quibble money back guarantee.

N x

PS You can bag a lovely 30% discount on Oqibo Skin Supplement when purchasing any product via jerseybeautycompany.co.uk. What’s not to love!

Make it a Happy, Remarkable, January

January, oh January how we love your beautiful name and rainy moods, interspersing the gloom with hints of blue, clear skies tempting us with a glimpse of spring to come... Then why oh why does spring seem so far aways and whose silly idea was it to take an oath of self denial in the depths of winter? 

January is surely here and besides the weather, it is the annual season for resolutions, restrictions and self denial. As many of you know, we’re enthusiastic promoters of health and celebrators of our human form but please oh please do tell us who ever thought it was a great idea to take up running in the depths of the coldest and wettest month of the year? And who decided that chocolate was completely off the menu when a whole heap of us still clearly have enough to see us through until spring? 

For the vast majority of us optimistic dabblers each year, resolutions simply won’t stick and many of us will have given up days (if not weeks) ago. Why? Because it’s so often the ought to’s, should do’s and could do betters that jolly us into action. There’s no denying that a new year offers a sense of renewal, optimism and a clean slate but planning to make all those changes in January (yes it really is the coldest and wettest month) is surely more akin to self torture than the self loving, self appreciating calm that January could be. So what exactly would we suggest? Here’s our top tips for a kinder, gentler January....

1 - No resolutions, except one. Plan, plot and get excited. Write down everything you’d like to do/stop doing/do better/more often/less often (delete as appropriate) and plan to do them later in the year. Stagger them month by month and then plan baby steps each week. Allow for readjustments and take time to reward your efforts.

2 - Make time to analyse what it is that you really want to do and why, discover what’s motivating you. If you want to take up running, ask yourself why (and listen carefully to see if it really is your voice you’re hearing or whether shame and guilt have reared their mean old heads). Is it for general health, fitness or a little much needed time to yourself. Once you understand this bit, ask if that really is the best way to achieve your goals. This helps plant firm seeds of commitment and you’ll be much more likely to stick at it (yup, simple we know).

3 -  Instead of a fix, look at this years resolutions as the next part in a whole life journey, you’re simply planning for this years adventure! Trying to change lots of things all at once in the depths of January is like planning to take a round-the-world trip in a week, you’d never make it and if you did, you’d have slept through most of it (and missed the good bits)

4 - Check in with yourself and your resolutions every couple of months. Life has a funny habit of taking a different route, making an unscheduled turn or taking you to places definitely not on the life-map you thought had sussed! Staying motivated and on track means taking into account the present, adjusting and readjusting and taking care to take care of the you you are, and want to be. January, with her beautiful name and changeable skies never does tell us what the year holds ....but then that’s half the fun isn’t it!

5 - Remember to remember that you get to decide. Make those choices daily that truly honour the you you are. Take shame and kick it in the rear and bin the guilt, write your story, your truth, don’t edit and don’t try to fix it. It isn’t and never was broken. Live it and love it. 

N x

Posted on January 23, 2014 .

Serious Winter hydration. A mighty moisturiser for winter weary skin.

Winter skin can leave a lot to be desired, the battle between centrally heated spaces and those blustery, icy-rain doused days can have our poor skin wondering what the heck to do next.

Lots of us struggle with dry, or what we think is dry skin, and so diligently and liberally slather moisturiser all over our winter weary faces on a daily basis, in a seemingly never ending battle between wit and wonder. The reality is that many of us actually lack well hydrated skin. By lacking hydration, we really mean skin that is dehydrated and lacking the ability to regulate or produce adequate moisture reserves in order to keep those cheeks looking and feeling rosy and refreshed. No matter what you do to the outside, once your moisturiser has been absorbed, washed away or blasted by icy winds, your skin will feel as dry as ever. 

Moisturisers work by adding hydration onto the surface of the skin, offering temporary relief and soothing effects to what is secretly a more chronic issue. You see, it’s not just the winter weather that affects our skins ability to keep cells adequately lubricated. Age, lifestyle and life stage play the leading role in the efficiency of our skins function. 

Vital proteins called aquaporines, are an all important transporter and regulator of essential moisture within our skin cells. Over time, they diminish or become ever more sluggish, rendering skin less able to produce, transport or hold onto that all important hydration. Slow or fewer aquaporines means skin that becomes quickly and chronically dehydrated. 

Healthy stores of these clever cells means that the skin takes care of hydration from the inside, needing a little less help on the outside. Which brings us Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream and yes, the clue is most definitely in the name. 

This skin-smart moisturiser contains an active marine extract Glasswort Oil that is a super-toughie of the seaside. Glasswort Oil has a unique moisture regulating effect, leaving it fully hydrated even in the most harsh and saline of conditions. It is the ability to mimic this effect within our skin that makes Oqibo Hydra Restore Cream live up to its name. This moisture regulating effect works at a cellular level, building and gradually strengthening over time so the longer you use it, the greater your skins own abilities become. 

If that wasn’t reason enough, this winter warrior is packed with other skin loving ingredients to get your through more than just the grey days of winter. It is a light but hydrating formula that is easily absorbed, allowing skin to breathe whilst delivering protective and nourishing daily surface hydration as well as the deeper, clever stuff. The blend of Shea Butter, Corn Oil, Sunflower Oil and Jojoba mimic skins own natural moisture to replenish and restore skins suppleness. Skin receives a daily dose of hydration whilst those sluggish transporters are revved up and encouraged into action. Smart stuff hey?

Nx 

Not sure if it’s for you? Oqibo knows that everyone is a little different and know that whilst Hydra Restore Cream is generally loved and adored, your skin may not agree. So, their no quibble, money back guarantee does just that. No quibbles.