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Love Thy Skin - Ruby Red

The perfect prescription for radiant skin... Step into Ruby Red's urban apothecary to discover their range of botanical body care with benefits!

Focusing on natural active ingredients found in nature, Ruby Red's body treatments utilise the nutrients and vitamins found in plants to work with the skin. The distinctive, pure aromas are hand blended for maximum therapeutic effect to create a luxurious at-home pampering experience that can be enjoyed every day.

Lauded by Zest magazine who dubbed it a 'Cult beauty brand' -and Vogue - 'A must have' have all led to a fantastic start for Ruby Red. Further industry acclaim was awarded for Best New Bath & Body Product at the Natural Products Show in April 2013. So what is the Ruby Red difference? Inspired by traditional apothecary, all Ruby Red products are developed and made in the UK using herbs, seeds and plants rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to improve the skin’s health and appearance.

Ruby Red believe that healthy, radiant skin needs vital nutrients from the outside as well as the inside. Founders Mike Ruby and Martine Burford are husband and wife team. Ruby Red is very consumer focused – Martine comments,

Barefaced simplicity

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Go into any department store or supermarket and you quickly appreciate the overwhelming number and variety of products available to keep you looking young and beautiful and smelling attractive. Much of the advertising in magazines, on billboards and television market these products - we are bombarded daily, all with the same message: you need this product to be healthy and/or attractive with the subtext: you are not enough as you are.

Even though we know that people on television usually wear a thick layer of make-up, and that air-brushing and photo-shop routinely hides every blemish in photos in magazines or on the internet, we still allow our perception and expectation of beauty to become ever more unattainable. The beauty ideal is to remove almost all hair from our bodies, except for our head of hair which should be thick and shiny and coloured. Eyelashes for some bizarre reason should look thick, dark, long and curled. Our teeth have to be straight and bleached whiter than nature ever intended. Frown lines are frozen, lips plumped up and a layer of perfectly applied make-up is needed. Even the 'natural' or 'nude' make-up look requires at least 10 types of product to achieve. Nail polish is now nail art.

Despite being more media-savvy than ever, we remain susceptible to the clever billion-dollar marketing campaigns promising us the next perfect fix to solve the problem we never knew we had. And yet we let ourselves fall for it over and over again because more than ever we are judged on how we look, not on who we are. The more occupied we are with our appearance, the less time, energy and resources we have to spend on less superficial, more worthwhile pursuits.

As a result, look into most bathrooms and you'll find many of the following, most of which are completely unnecessary.

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