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!).


Christmas truffle recipe

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

 

Christmas is a time of indulgence, filled with food, fun and of course lots of chocolate. We love to make our own treats so we know exactly what's gone into them without compromising on taste. This is a great, simple recipe for the whole family to enjoy. They also make great treats. 

  • 240 ml light coconut milk
  • 300 g dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
  • 1 handful of desiccated coconut
  • 1 handful of mixed nuts , such as pecans, hazelnuts, macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons quality cocoa powder
  1. Pour the coconut milk into a small pan over a low heat and heat through.
  2. Snap the chocolate into a bowl, add the coconut oil, then pour over the coconut milk and stir gently to combine – it’s important not to mix too quickly.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, then cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.
  4. When the truffle mixture is almost set, toast the desiccated coconut in a dry frying pan over a medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly golden, then tip onto a plate.
  5. Return the pan to the heat, scatter in the nuts and toast for 2 minutes, or until golden. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then finely chop and place onto a second plate.
  6. Spread the cocoa powder over a third plate.
  7. Using a teaspoon, scoop out little balls of the truffle mixture and roll in the palm of your hands, placing them onto a tray
 


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