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Kate McIver - This is me...

"Life is too short and no matter what you are going through mentally or physically, you have the right to look & feel the best you possibly can" - Kate McIver

Kate McIver

I have always said there is no hiding your skin – it is an open book telling the world the story of your lifestyle…  

This is my story, my open book, this is me.

I am 30-years-old, mummy to the very beautiful Lucia, wife to my amazing husband Chris, daughter to my incredible parents, sister, friend, business women, professional skin health expert, who has everything to live for, but I have cancer.

Considering myself fundamentally kind hearted and always trying to do good by others, I ask myself, why me, why did I have to get cancer? 

Like so many others asking the same question we are all faced with the same answer.  Cancer is none discriminatory, it doesn’t care about your age, race, wealth, it can come knocking on anyone’s door.

In 2016, I was devastated to be diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and life as I knew it was about to change dramatically.

After being given the all clear for 12 months, which was a cherished period of sheer relief, I recently learnt that its come back to haunt me, rearing its ugly head and is now terminal.

Needless to say, I'm doing everything possible to stay alive, although I feel most of the time it's all out of my control. 

After six months of intense chemotherapy, four operations & copious amounts of medication on a daily basis, I suffered as so many others do major side effects of this exhausting treatment which caused detrimental effects on my skin.

  • Extreme dryness
  • Lines appearing
  • Black/purple circles under the eyes
  • Scarring 

I wasn’t going to let this traumatic experience break me or impact my physical appearance more than it already had so I embarked on a journey to change my skin, which in fact has changed my life and the lives of others and it culminated in what I refer to as my Secret Weapon!

For several years prior to my diagnosis I operated a skincare clinic offering bespoke treatments using different ingredients, from pharmaceutical grade products to natural remedies. Finding all natural, effective products that targeted the problems I was facing became a real focus for me, leading me to sourcing different products to sell under my private label "Kate McIver Skin". I quickly discovered that other people had a need like me. As my business grew I continued my journey looking for more all natural products and in 2018 I took the leap to begin manufacturing my own line with the launch of "Secret Weapon Limited Edition" and a variant "Secret Weapon Original", with many more in development.

This is part of my Cancer journey and the only positive element that I am holding onto. Never did I imagine to be able to help so many people with The Secret Weapon. Selling out for the first time was an unbelievable achievement. I believe in my products but I put their success down to our customer testimonials, along with their before and after pictures, their bravery is overwhelming. The results have been life-changing for me & many others who have gone through Chemotherapy or have general skin problems. The results from Acne, Melasma, Ageing are all incredible.

Celebrities have been using the serum and also sharing their results - Danielle Lloyd, Alex Gerrard, Vicky Pattison, Billie Faiers, Cara Kilby, Jessica Hayes, Sophie Kasaei, Trinny Woodall, Lisa Snowdon, to name but a few. MUA's to the stars are raving about using the Secret Weapon, prepping their clients skin to get a beautiful glowing finish, Caroline Barnes, Lisa Valencia, Sophie Hoobs too many to mention.

Secret Weapon's formula is to aid anyone who suffered with similar side effects to myself and suit all skin types. Knowing first-hand how cancer not only physically, but emotionally affects a person, I believed the Secret Weapon would give people their confidence back.

Life is too short and no matter what you are going through mentally or physically, you have the right to look & feel the best you possibly can.

I want to help as many people as possible feel truly happy in their own skin.

Love Kate x


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