All posts tagged: mask

Give yourself a redbush tea facial

An all-natural clay mask with an invigorating dose of antioxidant-rich redbush (Rooibos) tea extract. Great for controlling excess oil and deeply purifying the skin to leave it clearer and more radiant. Red Tea Natural Skin Therapy Facial Mask. £14, redteatotalbodycare.co.uk

Clayspray Pore Refining White Clay Mask

This is the most impressive clay mask we’ve ever used. Using the purest clay mined from deep within the Spanish Iberian mountains, it gently exfoliates the skin, removing impurities and environmental toxins whilst enriching it with natural minerals for a smoother, clearer and more refined complexion. The clever pump mechanism also means that the clay remains perfectly hygienic and fresh so you only get the purest application and results, week after week. £44.50, www.clayspray com

Sampar So Much To Dew Midnight Mask

For beautifully, supple and glowing morning-after skin, just apply a layer of the Sampar So Much To Dew Midnight Mask before going to bed. The brush tip allows for even application whilst a combination of deeply hydrating ingredients ensure that parched summer skin is rectified and moisture is restored overnight. £34, www.feelunique.com

The spray-on hair masque

You can pretty much bet on it. If a beauty product can be converted into some sort of spray mechanism, it will be. After all, who wouldn’t want a clean, hygienic, fuss-free and even application? You will find all of the above additional benefits with the L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise EverRiche Perfect Elixir – a simply brilliant masque spray for the hair. A non-sulphate product, this concentrated liquid formula with camelina, grape seed and apricot oils does a stellar job of hydrating and conditioning dry hair. You can feel the difference from the moment you rinse it out after the usual shampoo and conditioner. After blow-drying, you can expect hair that feels wonderfully soft, smooth, tangle-free and to much relief, bouncy and lightweight. Summer is the season for you to bare your best assets and with a little bit of help from this nourishing hair elixir, you can confidently add a healthy, glossy mane to that list. £6.99 (200ml), available from Boots

Beauty Winter Wonderland – Skincare

The extremities of winter can be a trying time for your beauty routine but these toolkit products will help you fight back with a vengeance. During the winter, our skin is exposed almost daily to an extreme environmental cycle of unrelenting rain, ice-cold air, artic winds and roastingly warm indoor heating. Cosmetologist Pedro Catala says ‘This combination leads to a rapid dehydration of the skin’s cells leaving the skin structure very dry and vulnerable. If you’re prone to sensitive or reactive skin, winter weather can often exacerbate it.’ This is why it is so important that you invest well in your winter skincare armoury. Catala advises ‘Whilst lighter textures are more suitable during the summer to compensate the skin’s excessive perspiration, you should use richer products for the winter as they create a stronger barrier against environmental effects.’ He also recommends using non-foaming rinse-off cleansing milks and creams, ‘They are the least harsh and less likely to completely strip off the skin’s natural barrier.’ Exfoliation should absolutely continue to be a regular part of your …

Beauty Winter Wonderland – Hair

The extremities of winter can be a trying time for your beauty routine but these toolkit products will help you fight back with a vengeance.   Tip: ‘Avoid washing your hair ever single day in the winter as over-washing can strip it of the natural oils that keep it healthy, leading to dry, dull hair with lots of static. Use a dry shampoo in between washes to delay hair wash day,’ Ben Cooke, European Ambassador for Herbal Essences The Shine Injection It may be winter but there is no excuse for dull and limp hair with Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner about. With rock crystal extract, it cleanses and cares for the hair whilst leaving it brilliantly smooth and glossy. £12.90 – £15, www.sebastianprofessional.co.uk Moisture Maintenance Give hair a much needed hit of hydration by wrapping it in the Electric Haircare Intensive Treatment Masque. With vegetable proteins, coconut and olive oils, it is lightweight but potent and will leave hair healthy and nourished all through winter. £23.50, Harvey Nichols Damage Limitation When hair is …