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I was sent samples of these natural skin products a couple of months ago and never got around to telling you about them.

But every night when I kiss the mini mudette goodnight, I’m reminded to do it. This range is designed for young skin, and my 10-year-old has become a total convert, partly, I suspect, because it makes her feel grown up to have a skin-care routine, and partly because it feels so nice on her skin and smells divine. It’s the smell that reminds me each night.


So here it is: SkinGenius was developed by beautician Julia Vearncombe and Lingfield-based homeopath Hilery Dorrian. The pair came together after they each became aware that many of their clients were becoming more and more concerned about chemicals in their skincare products, and also wanted advice on what products their children should be using to help with spotty skin.

It was Julia and Hilery’s aim to create natural and affordable products that work on young skin, but contain no junk. And while at age 10, my mudette’s face hasn’t yet started to get those dreaded spots, her skin looks clearer and smells great. And, she says, it feel softer too.

I couldn’t resist slapping a bit on my old dial for a couple of days to test it out. I can’t say there was any noticeable difference to how my skin looked – but it certainly felt wonderfully clean in that zingy and fresh way. And, let’s face it, this product isn’t made for skin of my era. I’m a couple of decades too late for that.


The SkinGenius range for teenage skin contains witch hazel, calendula and mallow: the first for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties; calendula because it kills the bacteria that causes acne and also speeds up the healing process; and mallow because it soothes and moisturises.

The products are fairly new the market and come in a clever pump dispenser so there’s no getting carried away and pouring out more more than you need. The other thing I like about this product is the price. At £17.99 for the facial wash, £18.99 for the moisturising lotion and £19.99 for the clarifying lotion it’s good value.

If you’ve got a spotty teenager, I’d recommend you try Skin Genius. You can order it online. And with any luck, now that my mudette is getting into a pretty regular skin-care routine, she might not get spots at all. That would be genius!


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