Winter draws on!


I don’t know about where you live, but the weather here in Scotland has taken a turn for the worse. High winds and gales, which can all play havoc with the skin, drying it out giving rise to more lines and wrinkles. So today’s special offers are designed to moisturise the skin to keep your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.

Moisturising Facial Gel   

A luxury daily moisturising gel with the highest quality ingredients that make this product a highgrade anti-ageing treatment. Rich in vitamins and other plant based ingreients, this moisturiser is firming, lifting and hydrating leaving your skin feeling soft smooth and supple.

The packaging of this products makes it suitable for both men, as well as women. It is non-scented, unlike many moisturisers, again suiting the male market. It will not compete with perfume or aftershave worn by the individual. Normally

Key Ingredients

As with many of the products in the Proto-col range, plant derived collagen is one of the main ingredients, along with Aloe Vera. See Cleanser on previous posts.

This product also has Royal Jelly as an ingredient.

Royal Jelly Well known for being the food of the bee colony. It is rich in amino acids, that help fight free radical damage and natural enzymes that help protect, balance and invigorate the skin.

Hydrolysed Silk Protein Has moisture binding properties that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth with a beautiful glow.

In our make-up range we have our colour correct.

Colour Correct Colour-Correct

The correcting powder diminishes blemishes, redness, shine and tired looking sallow skin whilst natural hypoallergenic ingredients soften and help to restore the natural pH balance to the skin. A unique unisex product, proto-col baked mineral colour correct combines anti-inflammatory properties to combat problem areas whilst helping to improve skin hydration and skin elasticity. Banish skin concerns and reveal a confident, radiant skin tone. Excellent when the wind has made your skin a tad red.

Created using natural ingredients, this unisex product is designed with an anti-imflammatory to combat problem areas for the skin. Proto-col colour correct helps to soften the skin and restore its natural PH balance with the natural hypo-allergenic ingredients. Developed alongside top UK make-up artists, cutting edge technology has been used to create a flawless product that will help to diminish blemishes, redness and shine as well as improve tired looking sallow skin. Containing lavender, green tea, thyme, rosemary and magnolia bark, the pastel coloured product is ideal to calm skin tone and promote radiance.

Here’s a testimonial from the Proto-col website .   View here how to apply the colour correct.

As someone who has always suffered with red, blotchy skin, this product is amazingly good at covering up those blemishes, and making my skin an even tone. I am confident enough to go without any other make-up on at times. I no longer see photos of myself at parties and wish my face didn’t look so red, because now my skin is an even colour. Amazing thank you and I only hope that people with similar problems will give this a go! It works, it corrects the colour.

Posted On Saturday, April 12, 2014

Both these products are part of Day 3’s Bonfire Bonanza proto-col party girl



St Andrews Day 2013

It was sad news, to wake up this morning, to hear about the tragic events in Glagow, which happens to be about 35 miles away from me.

I had intended to write a blog extolling the virtues of the skincare range, but it seems rather banal when countrymen and women are waiting to hear whether or not their friends and family have been hurt by the incident. However I know that for many people, both local and far away, it will hardly even register, the fact that a helicopter came down on a crowded pub in Glasgow last night. So I dedicate today’s blog to all those who have been affected, either directly or indirectly on the tragic accident that happened to The Clutha, last night.

We have had wild winds and bitterly cold ones at that, for the past 6 weks or so. There have been days where we have had to scrape the ice off the windscreen in the mornigs, and it takes a toll on our skin.

So my first recommendation for mature skin in the winter is the nourishing facemask. This rick facemask is designed to combat the drying effect that wind and dry heated environments have on the mature skin.  Image

This rich formulation delivers ultimate proto-col facial skin care. A nourishing, luxurious facemask.
Natural extract of Algae helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles while Coral Seaweed, rich in amino acids and containing Calcium and Magnesium for healthy skin, intensely moisturises for smooth, hydrated skin. Plant derived Collagen, which is made up of three types of plant Collagen, has been specially selected for its potent anti-ageing formulation. Neroli Oil and Magnesium stimulate skin cell regeneration and improve skin elasticity. Zinc, essential for the growth of healthy new cells, accelerates the healing process while cooling and soothing Aloe Vera helps heal skin. Powerful antioxidants Vitamins C and E protect the skin from UV damage and environmental pollution while skin softening Jojoba Oil hydrates.

Application: apply to thoroughly cleansed skin. Start by applying along the cheekbone and smile line and smooth the mask thinly and evenly onto skin in an upward motion

This little beauty has become a “must” in my beauty routine twice a week.

Secondly, I recommend the Instant Manicure. Here is what they have to say about it.

Gain super smooth hands with this rejuvenating blend of essential oils and Dead Sea salts. Sensational natural aromatherapy to condition even the unhappiest hands.


Cold winds leave the hands chapped and sore. This deliscious handscrub gently exfoliates the rough skin, leaving the skin soft and smooth. I love this product, and hope my hubby reads this and makes sure that there is a pot of it in my stocking. I have left the nearly empty pot lying around the bathroom for the past few weeeks hoping that he will take the hint!

Having made sure that my hands are super smooth, I finish with applying my handcream. This is a rich cream which penetrates quickly without leaving that sticky feeling that so many other handcreams leave.

Naturally rich in Vitamins A, E & F, proto-col’s nourishing collagen hand cream soothes rough, dry and chapped hands boosting cellular activity and improving skin elasticity. Combining royal jelly, a natural antibacterial agent and a rich source of Vitamin B5, with shea butter and collagen to hydrate and nourish, regenerate and protect, proto-col’s collagen hand cream leaves your hands feeling beautifully soft and supple.
The light formulation absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy residue, helping to restore the youthful appearence of tired looking skin and nails. Massage proto-col’s collagen hand cream into your skin throughout the day, providing you with fabulously soft, intensely moisturised, younger feeling skin.
For this and all the other lovely Proto-col products follow this link.

Something Different for a Loved One!

This time of year our thoughts go to showing our appreciation to people who have helped us throughout the year, teachers, hairdresser, carers, you know who I am talking about. If you are like me, you spend hours looking at candles, chocolates and body lotions! Well here is something that I defy anybody not to like!  It is Proto-col’s Instant Manicure, Body Bliss or Instant Pedicure. These 3 delicious body scrubs, leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.


Therapeutic Swiss Alps Lavender is blended with Capsicum to gently ease aches and pains. Tea Tree Oil � nature’s wonder ingredient � is a natural, mild antiseptic and anti-fungal essential oil, to help keep feet healthy. Antioxidant rich Lemongrass acts as a natural anti-perspirant and protects against mild foot infections, and combined with Swiss Alps lavender has a calming effect. Nourishing and regenerating Evening Primrose Oil relaxes and calms. Dead Sea Salts contain ten times the mineral salt content of salt water and are packed with skin saving vitamins and minerals, some of which can only be found in the dead sea, to heal and soothe skin.

The Dead Sea salt exfoliates the dead skin off, leaving the soft smooth skin underneath. My uncle who has psoriaisis swears by the Instant Pedicure, as it exfoliates the scaly layers, leaving the healhty skin exposed. He swears that the lavender and tea tree oils in this product have helped him keep his psoriais under control since he discovered it, when combined with Proto-cols collagen and Green Magic.

The full range of Proto-cols Health Beauty and Skin-care range can be found at

Link to Instant Manicure