AL PILLAY - Beauty Regime

Al Pillay is a multifaceted personality whose electrifying career has spanned theatre, film, chart recordings and radio. Known as the entertainer’s entertainer, he is London’s foremost cabaret star and regular guest on the Jo Good radio show 94.9fm BBC London.
Hiya everyone, especially to all our regular inquisitives, i am thrilled to share some more of my beauty secrets and treats with you; now listen up y’all!
I am going to drop a bombshell here, it is no longer going to remain my best kept secret – it would be utterly selfish of me not to share it… So just two words: “white lotus”, the greatest of all natural anti-aging companies i have come across – a vegan ethical company whose absolutely effective products contain no additives, preservatives, colours, flavours, parabens or sulphates. Now you know how fond i am of the ancient Chinese art of skin needling, white lotus do a whole range of derma rollers, plus dermal stamps and a beautiful 100% crystal jade skin roller. May i just boast about how totally overwhelmed i am by this company and its products; for two weeks i have been using their scar serum with the 0.5 roller and no word of a lie, the big open pores on my cheeks along with the patch of heavy pitted skin that i’ve had since i was 13 (I’m 52 in august and I’m still burning! Haha!) have reduced by at least 80%! I doubt whether the fraxel laser or skin peel could produce such a fantastic result; and that’s the other advantage of white lotus products, they work wonderfully on all skin types, black and white and all the multifarious colours in between, whereas an awful lot of people are excluded with commercial chemical peels and lasers – olive and black skins often have to think of another route to go down, since there often is a dire risk of uneven skin pigmentation. I think the white lotus way is the future!
Do not delay, make haste and check out their website for everything from their deluxe restoration hair pack to their neckline slimmer. What I’d suggest you try in conjunction with the deluxe restoration hair pack is tricologic from vitabiotics’ wellman range, it contains vitamins and minerals, about 30 nutrients including pantothenic acid, biotin, micronutrients and keroatone to help maintain existing hair growth and healthy hair follicles within. Also, the neckline slimmer, I have to get one of those! Even though i teach face yoga to many celebs and stars, this device looks like a brilliant and useful must-have. By the way, if you live in pushy abrupt london and you contact the white lotus people you may have a culture shock, by how beautifully human and civil they are (especially kamela – congratulations on the birth of your new one!). Check out their website: www.whitelotusanti-ageing.co.uk. I doubt you will look any further in the future to smooth out that jolly old eek of yours.
Talking lasers, i cannot speak highly enough of the homedics products – safe and reliable – and the new “me” laser, a hair removal apparatus that will save you spending hundreds of pounds at a salon. It is incredibly effective for all over the body, and a certain star told me it worked instantly as she has been expecting to shave a certain area – “I do not wish to know where you hide your diamonds on a long haul flight, thank you”, I said!!!! – and she cannot believe how smooth she is still. A trans friend of mine says she loves the “me” laser and also her remington I-light, which she will not be without. Another bonus, both reckon, is a noticeable plumpness to the skin as it might be producing more collagen. Both swear by (and both do like troopers!) the instant effectiveness of these devices.
I must mention that many west end dancers have invested in the homedics shiatsu deep kneading foot massager – I sneaked a try in the dressing room as the curtain went up on the second half and wow! Was I floating on for that wonderful curtain call. If you have (or know of anyone with) circulation problems, think about investing in one of these – its a must have!
Moreover, there is an amazing product on the market called “epilift”: it instantly erases even deep lines and wrinkles, it’s what everyone in hollywood and in tv-land over here uses. Talk to kevin at epilift uk, go to the website: www.epilift.com. It’s cheaper in price over here and it is a magical product too that will smooth and keep skins wrinkle-free for up to twelve hours.
I’m always looking and i can’t help noticing saggy skin, but without judgement! I mean it’s not a crime to have wrinkles or bags and sags, it’s normal, it’s natural and has its own aesthetics; i mean i can actually see the absolute beauty in somebody’s face sometimes, the whole story of that persons life, so no i don’t judge, i think it’s very wrong to do so. In fact i cannot stand the fascism of the beauty industry at times. I’m just one of many, though, who has always been a bit vanity-motivated and likes to teach that bitch old father time who’s the boss! But that’s just me. Its part of my job.
However, i cannot recommend highly enough the “slendertone face”; after 6 weeks, the woman next door who is 63 literally looked 51. I’m not kidding, it looks like she has gone off and had the most natural face lift in the world, she said she used it everyday for the first few weeks and now does it just once a week in a relaxed state. Set aside 20 minutes, the results are unbelievable; at £300 its cheaper than a surgical lift.
By the way have you tried Kiehl’s Acai range? The cleanser is foaming! Excellent for clearing impurities and shrinking those pores; i like the crew in the Covent Garden shop, they really take time with the customers and you can’t help but want to purchase the products. Pop in and tell ‘em: “Al sent me”.
And just before i go: m.A.C make-up, skin finish mineralize is a must-have and creates the most amazing light and lovely base for night and day, i love it! And try their new false lashes mascara: wow! I also love (for the stage and the street, because i cannot differentiate either) their lip pencils; i alternate boldly bare with dervish – that’s my favourite right now.

So there you have, all of it from my mates’ and my own latest tried and tested buys and uses that we’ve been wallowing in, some for years others for a few months.
I hope they help out a little; i will be filling my vanity trunk with more purchases from now until we have our next natter and will be sharing the contents with you shortly. Until then, remember: beauty also resides within and it is not what we always do to our bodies but what we do with our minds that is our greatest beauty asset.

AL PILLAY - Beauty Regime