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About Live That Glow

Here at Live That Glow, we know it can sometimes feel like you didn’t quite get the beauty memo.

Whether it was about the latest trends, techniques, ingredients, products, or brands, the world of beauty can end up feeling surprisingly mysterious if you’re not aboard the expert-level train.

But we think it’s ok if you don’t know *all* the beauty basics. And it’s normal to feel confused by conflicting information or differences in opinion on social media.

Add to that the sheer volume of new products, brands and ingredients out there and it’s no wonder it gets confusing. Because let’s face it. Most people don’t have their very own on-call dermatologist or makeup artist on speed dial to provide all the answers.

And that’s why we created Live That Glow. We bring you the lowdown on all things skin, hair, nails and makeup-related; always fact-checked, always honest and always with the focus firmly on you, our readers.

Our seriously experienced beauty journalists and industry experts are the perfect cocktail of fact-obsessed and non-judgemental. And you can rely on us to answer your burning beauty questions (what does makeup primer actually do?), bust the myths (do you *really* need to buy a separate eye cream?), and give our honest, uninfluenced take on products all in one warm, welcoming place.

Because sometimes you just want to ask what on earth retinol actually does without feeling judged (or spending hours fact-checking what you’ve just learned).

So come on in and join our community. This is your go-to safe space for all things beauty. And everyone’s welcome.

Our Editorial Team

Our editorial team is made up of journalists with a white-hot passion for beauty.

With years and years of experience secured under our beauty belts (yep, we’ve written for everyone from Marie Claire to Cosmopolitan and Glamour to Allure), we’re proud of our journalistic integrity, authenticity when recommending products, and enthusiasm for leaving no stone unturned.

Yet we’re still that girl who accidentally tips her makeup bag upside down on public transport. Or clumsily drops hair oil on her shirt five minutes before leaving the house (hey, we’re only human…).

We love bringing our own experiences to the table too. *writes article entitled ‘how to get hair oil off your shirt’*. And we’re proud to share our genuine perspective on our beauty experiences.

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Sally Underwood

Editor-in-Chief

Sally Underwood is a journalist, *serious* beauty fan, and the founder of Live That Glow. Formerly Editorial Director of one of Europe’s largest newspaper groups, Sally has been a beauty obsessive since her teen years spent dragging her long-suffering (but immaculately-groomed) friends around every beauty counter in London. She now leads Live That Glow’s editorial operations.

Laura Kemp

Senior Beauty Editor

Laura Kemp started her journalism career as a news reporter before moving into features and editorial writing. Combining her love of hard-hitting journalism with her passion for beauty, she’s now Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. When she’s not writing, researching, or interviewing her favourite experts, you’ll find Laura practicing her downward dog or drifting on her paddleboard.

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Philippa Pearne

Beauty Editor

The former Beauty Editor of Glamour UK, Philippa has been a beauty and lifestyle journalist for over 16 years, picking up countless tips and tricks from makeup artists, hair stylists, dermatologists and celebrities. In that time she’s written for names like Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph, Grazia, Refinery 29 and Byrdie. Philippa lives in the UK with her husband, two children and their hyperactive cockapoo, Paddy.

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Tori Crowther

Contributing Beauty Editor

Tori Crowther is a beauty and health journalist and qualified nail tech. The former beauty editor of Popsugar UK, Tori regularly write for titles like Allure, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Women’s Health and is Contributing Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. She’s also a judge for the Marie Claire UK Skin Awards. When she’s not interviewing derms or writing features, you can find Tori seeking out the best coffee outside of London.

Our Contributors

No beauty magazine is an island and here at Live That Glow HQ we’re proud to regularly work with some of the beauty world’s most respected writers- contributors to the likes of Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie and Marie Claire- alongside our editorial team.

Experts in their own field- from makeup artists to nail technicians- these contributors add their own unique take on everything beauty related.

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Grace Day

Grace Day is the former Beauty Editor of Beauty Bay and a regular contributor to publications like Hypebae and POPSUGAR UK.  A qualified aesthetician, Grace is regularly featured in the likes of The Evening Standard, In Style and Brydie for her expert skincare consultations and facials at Dolls Part salon in Manchester.

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Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a journalist based in Manchester, UK. For over ten years, she’s worked within the beauty industry, writing for publications like Bustle and Hello Giggles about skincare, makeup, fragrance, and more. When not writing, she enjoys knitting, weird books, nature, and mysteries.

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Phoebe Roberts

Phoebe is a freelance beauty journalist who cut her teeth into the beauty industry by working for a flagship Boots store while she completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature with Creative Writing. When not producing content for journalism, she enjoys writing screenplays and walking her dog Ruby.

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Lucy Thorpe

Lucy is a beauty writer from the UK who contributes to the likes of Refinery29 and PopSugar on all things beauty, from skincare to trends and everything in between. A trained beauty therapist and member of the British Beauty Council, Lucy also uses her extensive experience to write for major brands like YSL and Beauty Bay.

Our Experts

Our commitment to tackling beauty misinformation, providing useful, accurate tips and busting beauty myths means we turn to some of the most recognised experts in the beauty world for their know-how.

Our experts have worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Shakira and Vanity Fair to Byrdie (why would you deserve any less?) and are united by a love of making accurate beauty information accessible for all.

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Dr Geeta Yadav

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr Geeta Yadav is a world-renowned board-certified dermatologist and the founder of FACET Dermatology in Toronto, Canada.  She is regularly featured for her expert advice in the likes of Byrdie, Allure and Vanity Fair.

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Dr Mariano Busso

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Mariano Busso M.D is a board-certified dermatologist who operates one of Miami, Florida’s busiest practices for the better part of three decades.  He has recently opened a West Coast counterpart in the heart of Beverly Hills, California.

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Dr William Kwan

Board Certified-Dermatologist

Dr William Kwan is a board-certified dermatologist at the prestigious Lasky Skin Center in Beverly Hills, offering a wide spectrum of cosmetic procedures such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal filler injections for many types of skin improvement.

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Dr Sebastian Bejma

Advanced Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Sebastian Bejma is known as a trailblazer in Skin Tech and the owner of Bejma Medical Clinic in Leeds. Harnessing 15 years of experience as a doctor, he utilises his impeccable knowledge to revolutionise skincare.

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Dr Saulis Banionis

Board-Certified Antiageing Expert

Dr Saulis Banionis is board-certified by The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine  in aesthetic and regenerative medicine and practices at PB Antiaging. He is a Medical Expert for the Florida Board of Medicine.

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Merry Thornton

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Merry Thornton, PA-C, is Board Certified Physician Assistant in Dermatology, as well as a licensed skincare expert and the founder of Element Medical Aesthetics in New Canaan. She regularly works alongside leading dermatologists.

Akis Ntonos

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

Akis Ntonos, FNP-C, is a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Injectable Specialist, (a.k.a. Facial Architect) and co-founder of Aion Aesthetics, New York’s premier injectables clinic. In 2022 he was named ‘Top Aesthetic Injector 2022’ by Aesthetic Everything.

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Rachel Lee Lozina

Licenced Laser Technician

Rachel Lee Lozina is a New York State Licensed Esthetician, Laser Technician and Oncology Aesthetician and Founder of Blue Water Spa in Oyster Bay, NY.  She is an expert in all types of cosmetic laser treatments from IPL to laser resurfacing and laser skin rejuvenation.

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Jenette Serrins

Celebrity Aesthetician

Jenette Serrins is a skincare expert and celebrity aesthetician, and the owner, founder, developer and alchemist of Jenette Skin Care Inc and Being in LA wellness spa, which tends to the likes of Emma Watson and Rachel McAdams.

Ian Michael Crumm

Celebrity Aesthetician

Celebrity aesthetician and beauty expert Ian Michael Crumm is co-host of the BeautyCurious podcast with Dr. Elyse Love. Ian is known for his passion for skincare and sun safety and is actively involved in philanthropic efforts to promote skin cancer awareness.

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Laura Kay

Permanent Makeup Artist

Laura Kay is a leading permanent makeup expert and the founder of Laura Kay London. With over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, Laura opened her academy training programme in 2015, teaching her world-class skills to new artists.

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Azesha Ramcharan

Makeup Artist

Azesha Ramcharan is a makeup artist based in NY’s Hudson Valley region. Her clients have included everyone from NBC to The Juilliard School, Hessel Museum of Art, Craftsy, VOZ, and celebrities.  She also specialises in wedding makeup.

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Clyde Haygood

Celebrity Hairstylist

Clyde Haygood is a celebrity hairstylist and Pura D’Or partner. His clients include Katy Perrym Demi Lovato, Shakira, Erika Jayne, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Kylie and Kris Jenner and is recognised as one of the world’s top hair stylists.

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Gina Rivera

Celebrity Hairstylist

Celebrity hairstylist Gina Rivera skyrocketed to success when the company she founded, Phenix Salon Suites, and has since been featured in Fashion & Style, Modern Salon, the Huffington Post, Glamour, Today.com, and O Magazine.

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Kee Taylor

Celebrity Hairstylist

Annagjid “Kee” Taylor is an award-winning celebrity hairstylist, author, and hair YouTube creator with 1.3M+ subscribers.  She is a salon owner at US-based Deeper Than Hair, which has been running for more than 10 years.

Becca Raziuddin

Celebrity Hair Consultant

Becca Raziuddin is a celebrity hair consultant and Director of Artist Education at Blo Blow Dry Bar, the world’s largest blowdry bar chain with more than 150 locations across the US and Canada. Her advice is regularly featured in the likes of Byrdie.

Stacey Laricchia

Waxing Expert

Stacey Laricchia is a renowned aesthetician with more than 25 years of experience and is the founder and Chief Creative Director of The Birthday Suit, the award-winning US-based waxing franchise.

Daniel Pledger

Podiatrist

Daniel Pledger is a podiatrist and the Founder of ePodiatrists. He has been practicing for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in the field. Daniel is passionate about helping people to improve their foot health.

Kayla Bramlet

Nail Expert

Kayla Bramlet is the Director of Education and Training for Frenchies Modern Nail Care, a fast-growing national non-toxic nail salon franchise. Bramlet also owns a Frenchies franchise location in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Alena Monson

Nail Artist

Alena Monson is a nail artist and founder of Whats Up Beauty and Nails.  She shares regular nail tutorials with her more than 250,000 followers on Instagram and her advice frequently features in the media.

More About Us

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Contact

If there’s one thing we all have in common at Live That Glow, it’s an affection for beauty and a hunger to learn more about what’s best for our skin, hair and nails.

So when you’re stuck on something, email us, comment under an article, or message us on social media and we will get back to you or find the right expert to give you the answer.

What can we say? We’re just nice like that.

Contact us by email at hello@livethatglow.com, by phone on +44 207 126 8283, or by post at LTG Media Group Limited, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX.

 

Editorial proces

Our core mission at Live That Glow is to offer highly accurate, thoughtful and fact-checked (make that double fact-checked) beauty information, without judgement.

We love the internet as much as the next girl (or guy) but we also know that it’s not *always* the biggest on accuracy.

That’s why we wanted to create a safe space where you can know you’re getting the bottom line on an ingredient, technique or trend.

It’s also why we go to whatever lengths it takes to get to the heart of an issue, whether that’s interviewing 5 experts to get a consensus on the tiniest of beauty points or trawling through years’ worth of scientific studies to find you answers.

To ensure accuracy across the board, every article we publish goes through multiple stages of review, from research to interviewing experts, editing, fact-checking and, when necessary, a final check from a medical professional.

Our biggest beauty bugbear? The misconception that if it’s trending on social media, then it must be sacred. Because who put Instagram and TikTok in charge?

And whilst online tutorials certainly have their up sides, the newest product or most fashionable trend might not actually be best for you.

In fact, since it can often be hard to tell whether an influencer’s recommendation is based on facts… or followers, we only ever write about products we’ve used and loved ourselves.

We wanted to create this blend of accuracy and genuine personal perspectives so that we’d be free to answer all your beauty questions, from the most basic to the very complex, and make recommendations that are actually right for *you*, our readers.

Taking into account budget, skin type and everything else in between, we debunk the myths, champion (most of) the trends, teach the techniques and get to the bottom of the beauty issues. One article at a time.

 

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