Uk news Scots mum launches 'Smart Ass' anti-ageing beauty range made from donkey milk MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Joyce Carslaw, 55, from Crosshill, founded Smart Ass beauty after the death of her husband on holiday.
Breaking News ! A Scottish mum has launched an anti-ageing skincare range containing a bizarre ingredient that achieves a ‘botox effect’ – donkey's milk. Joyce Carslaw, 55, from Crosshill, founded Smart Ass beauty after being inspired by time spent living on the Italian island of Sardinia, where donkeys graze on lush pastures herded by shepherds. Donkey's milk is certainly not to be sniffed at, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is said to have bathed in gallons of the stuff to achieve glowing skin. Joyce, who is a former pharmaceutical assistant, said she is giving the ingredient a ‘modern-day’ comeback - after the devastating loss of her husband prompted her to start the business. Joyce and her 13-year-old son William Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles 11 unmissable online sales including massive discounts at M&S, Coast, Wallis, Hobbs and New Look Joyce and her late husband William had lived on the island together. Shortly after purchasing their dream bolthole, the couple had a baby son - but their joy was short-lived when William, who was 49, suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming in the sea and died. Their newborn, Will, was just 10 weeks old. Late husband William, 49, died while on holiday in Sardinia Read More Related Articles There's an amazing wearable hot water bottle that's selling out fast The donkey's milk in Sardinia is packed with vitamins Read More Related Articles This is how to get a further £15 off £85 beauty advent calendar jam packed with full size products worth £460 Her husband’s death prompted Joyce to return to her studies in Scotland - where she decided to go into the beauty industry and bought a salon in Hamilton. But on a chance meeting on return to Sardinia on the anniversary of her husband's death, she spoke to people who swore by the incredible healing properties of donkey’s milk, which is packed full of vitamins. She said: “I think for a year, I wasn’t sure I’d ever go back to Sardinia. But it was his special place. For me part of him is still there.
. “I thought ‘gosh that’s fascinating’. This young girl had bad acne problems and swore by it. I told myself I needed to start to looking into this. “Sardinia still do traditional farming and these donkeys live in natural pastures, with shepherds developing spacial breeds whose milk work for healing purposes with illness such as auto-immune diseases and liver problems – it really is a ‘wonder drug’.”
The products, which include a serum and moisturiser, take off dead skin leaving it feeling light and luminous
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Joyce went to a lab in Italy where she produced her first product using the milk, which the donkey’s only produce nine months a year - making it the most expensive in the world. She said: “It’s so special because it’s a limited supply, it was classed as rare and it isn’t mass produced, hence why I found it so fascinating.”
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Smart Ass' products, which include a serum and moisturiser, take off dead skin leaving it feeling light and luminous while tightening pores, giving it that sought after ‘botox effect’. It even helps sooth eczema, acne and rosacea. She said: "It's like putting a superfood on your face. "For me, it’s just amazing finding something that actually works for ageing skin." You can view the products on the newly launched Smart Ass website.
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