All posts tagged: skincare

Head-to-toe pampering beauty sets

Christmas Beauty. Because when you look good, you feel good. Champneys Heavenly Days Relaxing Collection An aptly named gift set, this trio has the essentials to help you wind down in style. Have a quick lather if you’re short on time or sink into a warm, fragrant bath during the colder nights. Either way, slather on the floral-laced body butter to soothe tired and parched skin. £18, champneys.com Morris & Co Fruits Hand Wash and Lotion Everybody needs a helping hand at Christmas. With a host of nourishing oils, this duo leaves hard-working hands thoroughly clean yet wonderfully soft. A decorative addition to the bathroom and guaranteed to an invigorating fruity finish. £22, heathcote-ivory.com Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Completely Exquisite This cleverly curated four-piece haircare set should see you into the New Year with head-turning results. The shampoo and intensive conditioning treatment ensures hair is hydrated and strong from the inside, whilst the styling mousse and shine spray adds weatherproof volume and a glossy, healthy finish. £66, paul-mitchell.co.uk Korres Guava Collection Dark winter mornings …

No stripping please

Potent cleansers that’ll help take the day off your skin whilst putting the moisture back in Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (£34, murad.co.uk) Give your skin a thorough clean with this time-saving two-in-one cleanser and exfoliator. It’ll free your pores from trapped dirt and debris and the jojoba beads will lift them away, polishing the skin in the process without being abrasive. Skin is left wonderfully smooth and soft for the day ahead. Green People Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser (£24.95, greenpeople.co.uk) This works wonders for skin that is prone to dryness. It contains a host of antioxidant-rich oils that nourish the skin and keep it protected from the elements but it also does a great job of lifting away make-up and dry flakes so the skin can breathe and radiate happily. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Renewing Rose Cleanser (£26, aromatherapyassociates.com) You’ll enjoy massaging this fragrant rose and geranium cleanser into the skin – focus on any dry patches to sooth the irritation, safe in the knowledge that it will provide a gentle but effective cleanse no …

Beat the grind: Rodin Facial Cleansing Powder

This cleanser achieves the feat of being clever and beautiful. Its powder formulation lets you achieve a perfectly tailored cleanse with every wash – simply add water to soften the rice bran and sea algae granules for gentle exfoliation, or add a bit more for a completely smooth lather. Either way, expect a bright and gloriously soft result. (Rodin Facial Cleansing Powder. £32, liberty.co.uk)

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)

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)

Yes to Blueberries Face & Neck Oil

ANTIOXIDANT HIT Packed with deeply nourishing botanical and fruit oils including antioxidant-rich blueberry extract, this anti-ageing oil provides the skin with a concoction of essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin barrier from the first use and diminish the depth of fine lines and wrinkles in the long-term. (Yes to Blueberries Face & Neck Oil. £14.99, boots.com)

Malin+Goetz Facial Cleansing Oil

OIL UP For a gentle way of removing make-up without leaving any dryness, try this emulsifying oil which moisturises as it cleanses. Formulated with chamomile and eucalyptus, it’s ideal for soothing sensitive complexions and rinses off to leave the skin clean, bright and nourished. (Malin+Goetz Facial Cleansing Oil. £28, spacenk.com)

Flint + Flint SPF 30 Primer

If you’re preparing the skin for make-up, it makes sense to prep it for sun exposure too. This primer contains mongongo oil which helps to protect the skin against dryness and UV rays naturally. The formulation also provide a quick fix for lines and wrinkles whilst dampening inflammation. £25, flintplusflint.com

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30

This velvety primer provides the perfect base for make-up application and keeps everything in place even when you’re hot and flustered. There’s a sheer, neutral tint which helps to brighten and even out skin tone so you can wear it alone if preferred – the high UV protection means that you’re protected either way. £38.80, dermalogica.co.uk