This is Holly Willoughby’s favourite skin treatment...

Holly Willoughby’s favourite skin treatment...


This week we’re talking all about Holly Willoughby’s favourite skin treatment! I can clearly remember it popping up in her Instagram stories and being absolutely delighted that she was a fan.

Holly’s favourite treatment is Microneedling, which also happens to be the most popular treatment in my clinic too. She has it done privately in the comfort of her home, in exactly the same way I see my clients here in Cheshire. It clearly explains her ever youthful, glowing complexion that the media are always talking about!

So what is Microneedling and how does it work?

Microneedling involves the use of a small tool, covered in hundreds of tiny needles being rolled across the surface of your skin. These tiny needles create what are called ‘microwounds’ to kickstart your body’s healing process.

It gently recreates the same response you receive when you graze your skin. There’s a rush of fresh, oxygenated blood to the surface which helps to build new, healthy skin at record speed. This skin is always brighter, tighter and firmer than before because it’s brand new and Microneedling simply replicates this healing process, but without the trauma.

What is Microneedling and how does it work?

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

One of the main reasons Microneedling is so popular is that it naturally stimulates your collagen production.

Collagen is what gives our skin it’s plump, youthful appearance and I often describe it as face scaffolding, because it keeps everything lifted and in place! From around our mid-twenties however, our collagen levels begin to decline. Although it sounds frighteningly early to start noticing the onset of lines, wrinkles and a loss of firmness, Microneedling works wonders in correcting it.

The treatment dramatically increases the production of collagen which causes your skin to instantly act younger. A study from 2018 had participants undergo four sessions, one month apart and 100% of them reported that they saw significant improvement in their lines, wrinkles, skin texture and skin laxity too. In terms of skin studies, that is an exceptional outcome!

Another key reason that both Holly and my clients adore this treatment is because it has been proven to increase product absorption from 4% to up to 70%! Even as a skin expert, those numbers blow me away.

At BASE we only ever formulate with the highest quality, active ingredients so that we can ensure you achieve the best results…Now imagine those ingredients being delivered up to 70% deeper into your skin. It genuinely takes the results of the Proactive Age Kit to a whole new level.

 How do I start Microneedling?

So, there are two main types of Microneedling. One is a professional, clinic only procedure and the other is a safe, at-home treatment.

The Microneedling I do for my clients in clinic uses longer needles for high impact. This allows us to work much deeper within the skin and treat complex concerns. Recovery time is often involved, so treatment is advised approximately every 4 weeks to maintain the results.

The other type of Microneedling is the one I practice regularly myself and mentioned in my blog last week.

At-home Microneedling uses smaller needles which allows you to incorporate the treatment into the Proactive Age Kit with absolute ease as it requires minimal recovery time.

This approach is something called ‘microdosing’, and just like the entire BASE range, offers a ‘slow and steady wins the race’ philosophy, so it’s safe for home use. You can practice it twice weekly in your evening routine and the incredible, youth-boosting results will continue to multiply over time.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

If you’re keen to add this beloved treatment into your own routine and take your skincare to the next level, our new Pure Roller launched this week and is now available to purchase!

I'm incredibly happy that I can finally share this news with you as I’ve had so many messages in the past few weeks regarding Microneedling 🥰


Amy x

Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!