Sunday, 15 February 2009

Exfoliation and Trends Question from Michelle

Hi Ateh,
Wanted to ask you, which do you think is the best exfoliating face product and also a moisturizer for very dehydrated skin?Also what do you think is the look for this summer, colours and nail colours etc Thank You!

Hi Michelle,


Exfoliation is a key way to gently rid the skin of dead dull inducing skin cells. A smooth skin also absorbs serums and moisturises better so your face can get the full benefit of your products.

Be careful not to over do it with exfoliators as this will leave your skin irritated and weakened. Aim to exfoliate the skin once to twice a week. I love Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant as it is non- abrasive but uses enzymes such as papin, rice and salicylic acid as well as skin brightening Licorice and skin calming green tea.

If you enjoy using an exfoliator with some polishing beads try Liz Earle’s Gentle face Exfoliator. Perfectly sphere Jojoba beads roll over the skin without scrathing or tearing the skin and eucalyptus oil smelled heavenly as well as being anti-septic and anti-inflammatory.


I love Annick Goutal's Creme Splendide Visage, which contains rose oil and vitamin A, C and E and Elemis Pro- Collagen Marine Cream, which boosts skin's hydration with Padina Pavonica.

Summer Looks

As for summer looks and nail colours. Believe it or not but lilac lips was huge on catwalk seen of Zac Posen, Aquascutum, Modernist, Kenzo and Afshin Fez. This was a lavender deadened with grey to translate the look stick to sheer washes of mauves and pinks with a blue undertone. I am loving Estee Lauder’s New Limited Edition Signature Lipstick in Mayfair Mauve. Metallics on the eyes were also big at Gucci and Aquascutum and skin at McQueen, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Chloe was fresh and super hydrated. To get the look try sheer foundation, which will give the skin a glow like Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Foundation SPF 15 or Revlon’s new Beyond Natural Skin Matching Make up.


Nail colours this summer are either feminine and delicate with lots of baby pinks, like Leighton Denny’s Baby Love or Essie’s classic Sugar Daddy or come in hot pops of colour like cerise or coral such as Dior’s nail colour in bubble gum or OPI’s Overexposed on South Beach.

Love Atehx


  1. Thankyou ateh! for all the helpful tips..the liz earles exfoliater sounds heavenly.And the nail colours sound interesting, will have a look!

  2. I also wanted to ask you, alot of makeup brands have colour correctors that are meant to go under your foundation, how exactly do these work and is it to be used with your concealer?



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