I’ve had skin for 56 years but the briefest of flick-throughs of Caroline Hirons’ long-awaited skincare bible is all I need to convince me that things have, well, slipped – both literally and metaphorically.
Written in Caroline’s ballsy, take-no-prisoners style there’s everything here you could possibly want to know – whether its routines, skin concerns, product application, the right amount of SPF and how your diet affects your complexion.
You’ll find Caroline’s signature cheat sheets, simple tips and tricks to glow (inside and out!) understanding ingredients lists, and advice on how to choose the products that are right for you.
There’s no doubting that Hirons knows her stuff and it’s not surprising that she made the leap from blogger to bona-fide industry expert in a way that many of her rivals, frankly, have not. It’s hard to argue with over 100 million views of her blog and over 13 million views of her YouTube videos.
A globally qualified advanced aesthetician, Caroline Hirons is trained in (well) over 100 brands and has been in retail for 34 years, working as a consultant to brands in the beauty industry for over ten years, advising brands where they should be selling and why.
Authenticity is a popular ‘buzzword’ in blogging circles and Caroline delivers it in spades – whether expressing her loathing of wipes, her horror of not cleansing in the morning or expecting miracles from an expensive moisturising cream when you haven’t cleansed properly, you are left in no doubt that there is plenty more to be done for glowy skin.
I did wonder how accessible the book would be for those of us with mature skin, but I needn’t have worried. Caroline offers you a step by step guide to addressing skin concerns at any age, as well as her Holy Grail products.
That said, Hirons is not elitist and understands that many of us can’t afford the stellar prices some of the products command. Her motto is, to paraphrase, do your best, buy the best you can afford but for God’s sake TRY.
This skincare bible is a weighty tome split into colour-coded sections including:-
- A good skincare routine
- Skin types and conditions
- When life happens (acne, hormones, pregnancy, chemo)
- Your Kit (what to invest in)
- Here’s the thing (industry insights you need to know)
There is a huge amount of information here, including a comprehensive glossary.
It’s the only skincare guide you need.
Caroline Hirons. Skincare The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide is published by HarperCollins and is available on Amazon and at all good bookshops.
I am giving away one copy of Caroline Hirons Skincare to one lucky reader (hard copy or Kindle, winner’s choice). Entry is via the Gleam Widget below and the usual terms and conditions apply which can be found on my giveaways page. UK entrants only. No cash alternative. The giveaway ends at 23:59 pm on Friday 31 July.