29 June, 2020

Review: Caroline Hirons Skincare The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide

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:-

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.

Caroline Hirons Skincare Book


Good luck!


31 responses to “Review: Caroline Hirons Skincare The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide”

  1. lynn neal says:

    Balance me rose body lotion and balance me night serum

  2. Tracy B says:

    Lacura Healthy Glow Rose Oil, smells gorgeous and feels lovely on the skin

  3. Charlotte C says:

    Avon Cosmetics cocoa butter body cream, I love the smell of it!

  4. Amy Bondoc says:

    i really couldnt live without clarins eauty alm its a great base for make up

  5. Stephanie Keill says:

    Palmers coconut butter

  6. Emma Walton says:

    My Nivea Q10 spf 30 moisturiser.

  7. ROCHELLE LEAR says:

    Avon Cosmetics cocoa butter body cream – smells amazing too !

  8. Carol Thomas says:

    I don’t have a specific product anymore because I make my own from natural products. Yes all my skin lotions and I use and spf as the last layer.

    I used to buy dermalogica products. If I was going to buy any skin products ready made it would be the dermalogica range.

  9. Susan Smith says:

    It has to be the 72hr Replenishing Hydrator moisture surge, its wonderful

  10. Ruth Harwood says:

    I love l’occitaine’s precious cream, I pay a lot (in my opinion, and on my budget) for it, but it’s worth it xx

  11. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Facial Oil

  12. That is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  13. Christine Lockley says:

    I love the Aveeno range and particularly the Shower Wash and Moisturiser which I use daily.

  14. Fiona jk42 says:

    My favourite product is Beauty Flash Balm, which I use as a primer under foundation. I find it really brightens my skin.

  15. Rich Tyler says:

    e45 moisturiser

  16. michelle o'neill says:

    I love my Nivea night cream

  17. Margaret Davidson says:

    rose hip oil – I started with The Ordinary but now use another brand, but it is great because as well as doing the job you know exactly what is in it and can shop around.

  18. Nicola says:

    Lovely book! The cover is beautiful too

  19. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    I love the Lacura range of moisturisers. It’s Aldi’s brand so it’s affordable but also brilliant.

  20. Janine Beeston says:

    I ❤❤❤ a serum containing vitamin C

  21. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    I do like a good quality mousturiser

  22. Charlotte isobelle says:

    I love micellar water, it’s so easy to use!

  23. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Moisturiser – really makes such a difference

  24. ashleigh allan says:

    Estee lauder advanced night repair!

  25. Lyndsey cooksey says:

    I couldnt live without my Estee Lauder anti ageing cream! My skin has improved by using it.

  26. james jordan says:

    Fantastic Prize 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

  27. pete c says:

    for me it has got to be a really nice lathery soap

  28. Sima Chawda-bell says:

    Would love to win this

  29. Peter Watson says:

    I would not be without hand cream.

  30. Sheena Batey says:

    My moisturiser

  31. Solange says:

    It has to be concealer.

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