Lisa Franklin Interview

by Olivia Cartwright,

Lisa Franklin is our go to skin expert. We love her full picture approach to skin health, from products to facials, to diet and lifestyle, no stone is left unturned. Lisa Franklin is a highly regarded, award-winning skincare expert and Facialist with 20 years of experience in the industry. She looks at skincare from the inside out and she has an incredible range of anti-pollution, clean products that are the perfect antidote to modern life. She has an incredible clinic in Sloane Street that we can't recommend highly enough. 

We have such a personal relationship with our skin, we are so critical of ourselves and our complexion when in reality few people notice the odd spot, but when someone really glows you take notice. The combination of Lisa Franklin facials, a good skincare routine, and regular cleanses will ensure you feel and look your best

One of the biggest improvements I notice from a juice cleanse is in my skin! This selection of beauty-boosting juices work even harder by including all of Lisa's favorite nutrients for skin. This is the perfect choice for all beauty junkies so they can take care of their skin from the inside out!

Q & A with Lisa Franklin:

Q1 How important is what you put into your body for your skin?

It’s vitally important, great nutrition always starts with what you eat and supplemented by topical skincare to optimise skin health results. 

Q2 What is your morning routine?

I start my day with a few yoga stretches and then I enjoy an açai bowl / earl grey tea whilst checking my emails and planning my day ahead. 

My morning skincare ritual starts with my phyto gel wash, then I tone with my micellar water, then I apply one of my Clinic Privé serums, depending on what I feel my skin needs, I follow this with my pollution defence cream, luminescent base, a sunscreen and my lip FX product. 

Q3 What has more value, good products or regular facials?

Both in equal measure - regular treatments can offer a unique difference to topical skincare alone. In-clinic treatments can include elements such as compressive microvibration which can’t be achieved at home but, the continued use of quality skincare products optimises any clinic results and provides for long-term benefits. 

Q4 What are your top lifestyle tips for great skin?

Follow a disciplined skincare routine, drink plenty of water, increase your antioxidant/nutrient intake in your diet and take regular exercise.

Q5  Do you have any secrets for looking your best before a big event?

Our dermalux booster session is perfect for pre-events. It provides immediate visible improvement in skin tone, hydration and overall radiance which will continue in the following days.

 

The Lisa Franklin Beauty Cleanse 

1. Ginger Lemonaid

2. Power Green

3. Cashew Milk

4. Golden Glow

5. Vital Green

 

One of the biggest improvements I notice from a juice cleanse is in my skin! This selection of beauty-boosting juices work even harder by including all of Lisa's favorite nutrients for skin. This is the perfect choice for all beauty and skincare junkies so they can take care of their skin from the inside out! Simply select these juices in a Build your Own Cleanse if you want to try! 

We are thrilled to offer you 20% OFF all Repair Recover Renew Treatments with a Skin Specialist at Lisa Franklin with the code OC20RRR. Why not book your facial while you are on your Beauty Cleanse for the ultimate glow!


Spiced Apple Crumble Porridge

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

  • Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Granny smith apples 2, peeled and diced
  • raisins or sultanas - 2-3 tablespoons
  • ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • shaved nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon
  • honey or maple syrup - 2 tablespoons
  • rolled oats - 2/3 cup
  • almond milk -  2 ½ cups
  • pinch of salt
To serve
  • crunchy granola or museli  - ¼ cup (optional)
  • shredded - coconut 2 tablespoons
  • almond milk or Coyo

Method:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium-sized pot on medium heat. Add apples, raisins/sultanas and cinnamon and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes until apples and raisins are just starting to soften. Add honey and toss with apples and raisins to coat. (you can bulk make this for the week and add to your porridge daily)
  1. Add rolled oats, almond milk and salt and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the porridge has thickened, about 2 minutes.

To serve, divide porridge between bowls. Sprinkle over crunchy granola and coconut. Serve with almond milk (or a little coconut yogurt for a treat!).


New Years Solutions

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

It’s that time of year again. The dreaded “ New Year’s Resolutions” have come around again!  Most of us start with eager enthusiasm, only to experience a bit of a wobble towards the end of January. Sound familiar?. So why not make this the year you make new habits and set yourself up for success rather than failure. Trust me, it’s easier than you think!

Historically, my January cleanse is my always favourite. You have that boost of motivation which makes you approach it with excitement and exhilaration (like starting a brand new notebook with a pristine page). January is also perfectly set up for cleansing. It’s an indoor month which means you can really ease yourself into the process and truly relax and reset without the guilt. There are far less social engagements and so many people are doing Dry January that you don’ have to miss out on much at all. You can really forge out a proper amount of time to dedicate to your pre and post-cleanse eating. 

I truly believe the success of a cleanse is in the pre and post-cleanse eating. It’s all about taking your time before and after your cleanse to slowly reintroduce foods and caffeine and treat yourself gently and with lots of kindness. I like to allocate at least 5 days on either side of a cleanse to prepare my body for the detox and bring food groups back in. 

While we are on the subject of motivation, my hot tip is to pre-book! I urge you to harness this tool and schedule your cleanses for the year. If you book them in now, you are less likely to make excuses down the line. We recommend cleansing with the seasons, so with all 4 seasonal cleanses in the diary, you’ve already on the road to success! There is no need to overhaul your whole life but these small tricks can really big change. After all, the futures looking healthy and bright. Happy New Year!



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