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APRIL FOOLS!

On April 1st, everyone was on their guard for tall tales and side-splitting stories - so we thought we'd get involved with the action. We've had a laugh this April Fools with our story of how Tomato Ketchup does wonders for your skin.  The big national newspapers ran with the scoop - here's one from the Mirror.

Forget facials, botox or expensive creams - skincare range Flint + Flint is shocked to discover the latest beauty trend is applying lashings of tomato sauce as a facemask.

Girls getting saucy
Another one that's not too hard to swallow in that it takes in the weirdest realm of all - that of female beauty regimes.

Apparently a new beauty craze is sweeping the nation as women everywhere smear themselves in ketchup in a bid to look youthful.

Forget facials, botox or expensive creams - skincare range Flint + Flint is shocked to discover the latest beauty trend is applying lashings of tomato sauce as a facemask.

Scientific research revealing tomatoes provide the best defence to keeping skin looking young and protected from sun damage, combined with the skin benefits provided by vinegar have led UK women to believe ketchup is the answer.

What really sounds plausible is that Professor Mark Birch-Machin from Newcastle University says the age-defying ingredient in tomatoes is lycopene.

“Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which can reduce the inflammatory response to UV damage.

"Sun damage from UV exposure includes premature wrinkles and skin cancer. The highest levels of lycopene are found in processed tomatoes used in ketchup, soup and juice.”

Happy April Fools! Did you read our story and fall for it?? - We're off the the supermarket... to see if anyone's fallen for this one.

For the record - we do not recommend or encourage anyone to apply tomato ketchup to their face! Stick to good old skincare products like ours. 

Did you pull an April's Fools this year? We'd love to hear about them. 

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