Beau-TEA-ful! Afternoon Tea Week beauty

This week is Afternoon Tea Week – and there are lots of lovely afternoon tea offers on 5pm – but, if beauty if more your thing, then how about these tea-inspired beauty products!

Afternoon Tea Beauty

Tea, as a beauty ingredient has all sorts of antioxidant properties, and it comes in everything from moisturiser to shampoo!

Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea (£35) is an oldie but a goodie. It delivers the perfect mix of White Tea, Eidelweiss and White Birch to your skin to help maintain a youthful look, strengthen the skin’s defenses and maximise skin’s moisture barrier.

Clarins Joli Rouge Rose Tea Lipstick (£20) doesn’t have tea in it  – but is it not the prettiest pink shade to wear to that afternoon tea date?

Clarins Rose Tea Joli Rouge Lipstick

Jo Malone’s Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne (from £44) was part of a tea range they launched in March 2011 – I wrote about it here – and it’s stayed the distance, thanks to its unique, fresh and sparkly tea-inspired scent. The tea element comes from bergamot, which is distinct to Earl Grey, along with the coolness of crunchy cucumber. It has a sweet base of beeswax, vanilla and musk, but it’s as refreshing as a cuppa!

Jo Malone London Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne

Black Tea Extract in the Phil Smith WOW! Brunette Colour Illuminating Shampoo and Conditioner (£3.50 each, Sainsbury’s) will help enhance the natural tones and shine of your beautiful brunette hair. It works on natural, highlighted or coloured brunette hair.

Phil Smith WOW Brunette haircare with black tea extract

Haircare brand Windle & Moodie love their tea – their whole range is based around it. The latest addition is their Ultra range. The Ultra Nourishing Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner (£23 and £25, Space NK) both contain the highest active antioxidant from rare, pure white tea. The shampoo contains Monoi oil, and the conditioner contains cocoa butter and Vitamin E from Argan Oil. Both products are perfect for dull, dry hair which is dehydrated or chemically treated.