Star secrets


“I love the consistency and texture of the Lancôme Visionnaire Rich Cream and I really felt a difference in the quality of my skin, even after three weeks. Also I feel like I don’t have to use a serum with it it.” - Kathryn Thomas

“The Jan Marini 5 Step Skincare Management System. Any one of the products are fantastic! It’s a skincare regime I’ve been doing for three years now and my skin honestly hasn’t been better. I suffered with adult acne in my 30s and spent a small fortune on dermatology until I met Peggy Stringer from Monkstown Laser Skin Clinic, Dublin. Peggy immediately put me on Jan Marini and honestly I never looked back.” - Lorraine Keane

Tom Ford Foundation… I think it’s flawless and covers the face to perfection and I love the texture. Of course the brand is wonderful too and I always feel like I’m on cloud nine when I wear it.” - Lisa Cannon

“My beauty buy is – wait for it – a big family size deluxe jar of Vaseline. I swear to God, this is the only cream you ever need for you face, apart from a bit of sunblock to put over it. It’s a cleanser as well as a moisturiser and night cream all in the one jar and it costs about two euros. It’s my desert island product!” - Claudia Carroll

“My favourite beauty product is one that my mother used every day, her skin was amazing and the product is unchanged to the present day. It’s Ponds Cold Cream, used for removing make-up, I use a fingertip massage on the forehead and around the eyes and tissue off, tone and moisturise. Every time I use Cold cream I get the scent of my mum.” - Thelma Mansfield

 “My all time favourite beauty buy is Silcock's Base. It is an emollient cream that doubles up as a cleanser and moisturiser. I use it as a facial wash both morning and evening and swear by it. You can only buy it in pharmacies and is exceptionally good value, and a little goes a very long way. It is fragrance and colour free, and is Irish made by a number of companies. I've actually have been using it since birth! My Christening Day had to be postponed because I had some eczema as a baby, so the doctor recommended my mom try some of the product on me. Even though I haven't had any skin concerns since then, I still keep using it as it is non-fuss, and keeps my skin clean and hydrated.” - Nuala Carey  

My favourite product, it’s a Yonka product, would be the Excellence Code Serum. What I love about it is, I was always a bit lazy with serums, I had them there but didn’t use them. With this I’m a convert. The difference it makes to the hydration and plumpness, it’s just obvious. I see a difference.” - Pamela Flood 

“It would have to be bareMinerals’ Complex Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. No matter what you use, when your skin ages there’s a fineness comes to it, fine lines or deeper. And for me, in the morning if I’m rushing and it’s the cold light of day this gives a great colour to my face. I use shade seven in summer and eight in the winter and I find I wear a lot of makeup for TV and socializing and for the day to day I don’t as they sit in my lines.” - Celia Holman Lee

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