As part of her involvement in VegFest UK London, Wendy Turner Webster shares her top cruelty free and vegan beauty products.
Balance Me – Wonder Eye Cream
I’ve tried loads of different eye creams and have found this one by Balance Me to be the best! It brightens and tightens and I use it every morning – under make up (if I’m filming or going out and don’t want to frighten anyone!) or on its own if I’ve got a day working at home. I think most ladies are on the eternal quest for an effective eye cream and I am sure I’ve found it.
Lush – Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask
I do love a good face mask and I really love this one which my son Jack bought me for my birthday. He knows I am thrilled to receive any of the vegan products in Lush so I can always count on him at any given pressie time! This particular face mask has to be kept in the fridge for maximise freshness and is a great one to put on before having a soak in the bath. It calms and cleanses (and exfoliates) and leaves my face feeling squeaky clean.
Secret Mask - Primer Intense Anti-Aging
This PETA approved intense facial moisturiser if just perfect for using under make-up. It’s anti-ageing (who doesn’t need the help?!) and it really tightens up any fine lines. It’s rich in micro filtered natural Dead Sea mud and acts as a wonderful ‘velvety’ primer for my foundation. I know that it’s popular among make-up artists as it helps the make-up to stay in place better and longer. And you can’t argue with that!
Daniel Field – Weekly Hydrating Treatment
I received this 100g tube of wonderfulness courtesy of Naturewatch Foundation. I am proud to be a Patron of this fabulous organisation and this Daniel Field product was in a lovely goody bag at the launch of their new Compassionate Shopping Guide. Left to its own devices my hair is like straw and can only hope to be turned into a ‘crowning glory’ with the aid of some serious conditioner. A tablespoon of Weekly Hydrating Treatment works a treat and a tiny bit can even be used as a serum on freshly styled hair.
Faith in Nature – Seaweed & Citrus Shower Gel & Foam Bath
If I’m tight for time I have a shower. If time is not an issue I soak in a bath – and this sensational smelling product is great for both. A lovely big 400ml bottle lasts for ages (it’s rich so you don’t need much to get the bubbles going) and it also boasts ‘wild harvested seaweed’ which is has beneficial proteins and minerals. It’s also free from artificial colours and fragrances… all boxes ticked!
Wendy Turner Webster
- Wendy currently presents the TV series Crafty Beggars In The House! with her friend and business partner - actress Julie Peasgood.
- The pair also present Crafty Beggars which airs live on Create and Craft TV in the UK and USA.
- In 2015 they also produced and presented Wendy & Julie’s Monkey Business – a documentary based at The Jungle Place, a Spider Monkey Sanctuary in Mexico.
Wendy’s television career began at Live TV working as a news reporter for the sports desk and fashion desk and later hosting her own shows; Videobox (film reviews) and Revelations with Nina (psychic phone-in). Before TV Wendy worked for 5 years in commercial radio, writing and producing commercial scripts and fronting on-air features such as film, travel and book reviews. She also wrote for magazines including OK! and Honda Pride.
Wendy’s passion for animal welfare made her an obvious choice to host Channel 4’s prime time show Absolutely Animals; a hard hitting investigative format which was filmed worldwide. This show was a fore-runner to Pet Rescue which Wendy hosted for 7 years. Pet Rescue went out daily and was consistently one of the highest rated daytime shows across all channels. Spin-offs from Pet Rescue were The Pet Rescue Roadshow and Family Pet Rescue. Pet Rescue repeats were the most watched shows on Animal Planet.
Wendy’s other TV successes include the BBC1 Saturday night series Your Kids Are In Charge, which she presented along with her sister, Anthea. Wendy also presented several episodes of The Last Word, a late-night debate show for Central and filmed 60 episodes of the hit children’s show You Do Too for Nickelodeon. She also took part in the major BBC documentary about domestic violence, Hitting Home. Last year she produced and presented a documentary for the domestic violence charity Refuge – Taking Lives.
Her children’s books, Underneath the Underground and Further Tales were published by The Book Guild and Penguin Paperbacks. Her cookery book, The Absolutely Animal Free Cook Book was also published by The Book Guild.
In her spare time Wendy enjoys gardening and making candle holders from old drinks cans, greetings cards from all manner of rubbish, bracelets from recycled jewellery and brooches from old plastic bottles – amongst other various creations! She studied art and ceramics at A Level and has a particular skill for creating handmade one off pieces. (Ceramics is a passion – coming from The Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent!)) She has sold her jewellery at various London markets and has managed to make a bob or two!
Pantomime credits include Cinderella, Goldilocks, Robin Hood and Aladdin. It was whilst playing Maid Marion that Wendy fell in love with her Robin Hood, actor Gary Webster. They married in 1999 and have two boys, Jack (14) and Freddie (11).
Wendy does not eat or wear animals and is proud to be a Patron of -
The Vegan Society, The Vegetarian Society, The Humane Research Trust, Viva!, The Born Free Foundation, Mane Chance Horse Sanctuary, Naturewatch Foundation, Angels for the Innocent, Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Chance Pixies, Rotherham Women’s Refuge and Animal Lifeline.
Wendy also campaigns for Animal Aid, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Brooke Horse Hospital, Wet Nose, Refuge, Animal Defenders International, The Mayhew Animal Home, Care For The Wild and The League Against Cruel Sports, amongst others!