The Beauty Insider

The Beauty Insider

Effortless Skincare and Beauty Advice that Works


'The most powerful woman in British beauty' Daily Mail

'This woman is the best advert for the advice she gives to all of us' Ruth Langsford

If there is one thing my experience in the beauty industry has taught me, it's that a beauty regime should be as individual as you are. Having no cosmetic work myself allows me to truly understand what results are achievable for people at home.

Trusted and award-winning beauty expert Alison Young has worked in the industry for over 35 years. She has pretty much tried every beauty product on the market so you don't have to, and she knows what works and what doesn't. Her no-nonsense approach cuts through the hard sell and tells it how it is. Whether you want to look fresher or younger, need advice on brows, haircare or body basics, or struggle with skin issues such as dry skin, oily skin or a more serious condition, Alison has the answer.

With this book, you will never waste money on beauty products again; instead, you will be able to look and feel your best self, every day. Find out:

- The insider secrets that supercharge your daily routine, whatever your skin type
- How to manage (and embrace) signs of ageing
- The make-up techniques that boost confidence, at every stage of life
- Simple steps for year-round glowing skin and beautiful hair

Whatever your gender, ethnicity, budget or stage of life, Alison will give you the knowledge to create a beauty regime that works for you and the confidence to step out as your best self, every day.


  • The most powerful woman in British beauty
    Daily Mail

About the author

Alison Young

Born in the north and now living in the south, Alison Young is globally recognised as one of the most experienced, qualified professionals in the world of beauty. Alison recently won an 'Amazing Woman' Award from Woman & Home and CEW Awards, recognising her outstanding contribution to the industry. She is hugely respected and trusted by brand owners, CEOs, PRs, marketeers and, most importantly, her core fan base of real women at home. During her 35 years' industry experience, Alison trained as a beauty therapist, counting A-listers and royalty among her clientele, before becoming the UK's youngest ever Head of Training at Clarins. Since then, Alison has helped thousands of clients in person and trained countless other professionals. Today, Alison splits her time between advisory roles for labs, brands and retailers, and her media work across TV, radio and social media, including QVC where she is watched by millions and has helped turned brands such as Molton Brown, Liz Earle and Elemis into household names. / @aliyoungbeauty
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