Lab Series Instant Skin Booster – your winter skin saver.

It’s been a few weeks since I last updated this blog (work got in the way I’m afraid) but now that I’ve managed to grab a few spare minutes I thought I’d mention one of the products that’s seen me through through the late nights and early starts: Lab Series’ new Instant Skin Booster.

Without a doubt, Lab Series has been the skincare company where all the action has been this year. Not only have they launched a raft of new products where many other companies have released just one or two, the new additions to their range have been clever, innovative and (most importantly of all) useful.

Of the most recent additions to the range, this lightweight serum is designed to be used under your moisturiser and instantly goes to work cooling, refreshing and toning otherwise tired and puffy skin.

It’s great at perking up hangover skin but equally useful at giving it a boost at the end of the working day too so definitely think about keeping a bottle in your office drawer. Like all serums a tiny amount is all you need so even at £38 it’s a sound investment, especially as we head towards the party season.

Available from priced £38 for 50ml.

Ask the Guru: can I exercise my facial muscles?

Absolutely. According to Mike Gianelli, author of Facebuilder For Men (and a man who’s devised special workouts for your the face), slack facial muscles are the primary cause of the sagging skin and droopy jowls many of us develop as we hurtle into middle age and beyond. The fact that facial muscles aren’t connected to bone, as our other muscles are, is good news because this means that toning them up may help actually lifts skin they’re attached to.

For a quick workout Gianelli recommends opening your mouth, rolling your lips over your teeth forcefully then pulling the corners of your mouth towards your back teeth. Count to thirty-five and release. Then repeat five times, three times a day. Preferably when nobody’s looking.

If you can’t be bothered to do that you could always invest in a product like the Slendertone Face which exercises your facial muscles for you. It’s expensive though and does feel a little like you’re having a series of minor strokes until you get used to the sensation.

Personally I’m with the French who say happiness is the best facelift.