The beauty industry’s latest pin-up isn’t some nubile young thing with impossibly dewy skin but a 63-year-old man, Dr Andrew Weil, a leading authority on integrated medicine in the US and a holistic practitioner who treats his patients using a combination of Eastern philosophies and Western technology. Weil thoroughly deserves his poster-boy status: the health advice dispensed on his website, Drweil.com, is followed by millions of Americans and he was recently included in Time magazine’s “100 most influential people” list.
Cream of mushroom
The latest big skincare ingredient is mushrooms. But not just any old mushrooms rare ones with special properties and long histories of exotic usage. By Anna-Marie Solowij…