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Clean sweep: Perricone MD DMAE Firming Pads

Whip your skin into better shape by working this powerful anti-ageing treatment into your daily regime. Its key ingredient, DMAE, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to prevent wrinkle formation. Just sweep a pad across the face, or press it in for greater effect, to firm and tighten the skin. (Perricone MD DMAE Firming Pads. £53, perriconemd.co.uk)

Scent of Christmas: Library of Fragrance

They’ve done it again. The experts who have captured some of the most intriguing, if not unusual, scents have outdone themselves with two new creations. Christmas in New York is a comforting blend of spices, apples and roasted chestnuts whilst Mistletoe is an invigorating evergreen concoction. (Library of Fragrance. £15, thelibraryoffragrance.com)

Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner

Feed your hair A well-formulated duo that is kind to the skin and scalp and does an excellent job of visibly improving the condition of hair with every wash. Quinoa protein helps to add fullness whilst artichoke extract smooths the cuticle to leave hair perfectly soft and shiny. The more you use it, the better your hair looks. (Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner. From £9.95, greenpeople.co.uk)

Body anti-ager: Murad Collagen Support Body Cream

If there’s just one body cream to keep close this winter, this zingy multi-tasker is it. Not only does it intensely hydrate the skin, tripling moisture levels in a single swipe, it also helps to stimulate collagen production leaving the skin smoother and firmer. It works especially well to protect delicate areas such as the hands, neck and chest. (Murad Collagen Support Body Cream. £38, murad.co.uk)

Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser

SOFTLY DOES IT Ideal for parched summer skin, this creamy cleanser removes all traces of make-up without leaving the skin stripped of all moisture. The rich, conditioning butters ensure that you have a hydrating and gentle cleanse every time. (Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser. £18, balanceme.co.uk)

Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE One of the downsides of summer is UV rays triggering hyperpigmentation in the skin. Those who want to keep those dark spots at bay should use this potent skin brightening treatment that helps to effectively regulate melanin production. Do always use in conjunction with a high-protection SPF though to help protect the skin from sun-induced inflammation in the first instance. (Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum, £79.80. dermalogica.co.uk)

Korres Water Lily Shower Gel

MAKE A SPLASH Early mornings can be tough but lather up with this shower gel laced with the delicate fragrance of water lily and you’ll ease into it soon enough. The creamy formula contains wheat proteins so your limbs will be suitably moisturised. Plus, you’ll step out of the shower smelling as fresh as a flower. (Korres Water Lily Shower Gel. £8, debenhams.com)

The Moroccan Hammam at Urban Retreat

MOROCCO IN LONDON A haven from the bustle of the city, this opulent hammam spa helps to deeply relax the mind and body and detoxify the skin to leave you thoroughly re-energised. The first steam room will help you acclimatise to the heat whilst the second will see a hands-on cleansing and bathing ritual using marocMaroc products. This is followed by a snooze-inducing treatment and stretching exercise to release all tension from the body. You can then cocoon yourself in the lounge until you’re ready to face the world again. (The Moroccan Hammam. Urban Retreat at Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL. Rituals costs from £125)

Pink Parcel

SPECIAL DELIVERY This practical subscription box delivers everything you need for your personal monthly cycle so you’re never caught short, as well as a few surprise beauty goodies to give you something to look forward to. Treats could include chocolate, tea and beauty products from the likes of Elizabeth Arden, St. Tropez and OPI. (Pink Parcel. £9.95 including delivery, pinkparcel.co.uk)