Garnier Pure Active Spot Control

Acne is not just for teenagers. Even if you didn't have as much as a pimple in your teens, you might be one of a huge number of women in the UK who are suffering from adult acne. Hormones trigger this at various stages in a woman's life, and sports are the primary skin concern for over half of the women in the UK, according to Garnier research. We've all had the odd spot panic, or the tingling feeling that one is about to appear, and once a spot … [Read more...]

NEW from Lab Series Skincare for Men

Father's Day is on the horizon, so no harm in starting to think about a gift for dad now. And Lab Series Skincare for Men is here to help with two new launches just in time! First up, the Lab Series Skincare for Men PRO LS All-in-one Shower Gel (£19). This tube holds a product that is multi-tasking, and it's all the man in your life will need if he is on the go, be it at the gym, or on a business trip, or on holiday. It's a shampoo, shave … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Instant Confidence Stick

Bobbi Brown launched her Instant Confidence Stick this month, and I'm not sure I love the name to be honest. I don't know if I think a little stick of makeup primer can give anyone instant confidence, nor should it. Maybe you're absoutely confident and fine without it?! But, if you feel the need to blur out the imperfections, and if you are a beauty junkie like me, you'll at least be curious about something, well, a bit different … [Read more...]

Legs, legs, legs – prep for summer

It's officially summer, so that means NO MORE THICK BLACK TIGHTS! Time to put the opaques back in the drawer and get the legs out. And that means facing what the winter, and our cold spring, months have done to our legs. No-one is saying you have to do anything, but who really doesn't want to look after the skin on their body as well as their face? There's no point treating your face with loads of products and leaving your legs as cracked as the … [Read more...]

Bare Minerals launch skincare line

bareMinerals' skincare line lands on (some) counters today. Called Skinsorials, the line has nine prodiucts, with the SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion serum at the heart of it. The SkinLongevity is a first of its kind,  lightweight serum essence designed to reawaken and help maintain skin’s most vibrant look of health, say bareMinerals. They're the leading foundation brand in the USA, and have recently introduced various foundations with … [Read more...]

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega-Defense

It's incredible to think that four decades ago, the term SPF had yet to be coined. We used reflectors, we sunbathed too much, and we used no skin protection at all. Now we know that unprotected exposure to UV rays exacerbates skn ageing, and causes cancer, we do all we can to keep the sun off our skin. So, it's no surprise that beauty companies are constantly searching for the next level in suncare, and Origins has found it with the new Dr … [Read more...]

New Gradual Tanner and BB Body from St Tropez and Ambre Solaire

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not very good with fake tan. I actually don't really like having a tan. Am I allowed to say that in 2016?! It seems that we're all obsessed with a golden glow, and looking 'sunkissed' and as a beauty writer and editor, yes, I talk about fake tan a lot. I can't exactly ignore the zeitgeist. However, my days of trialling every tan under the sun are well and truly behind me. I have no desire ever to … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Beach Collection 2016

Bobbi Brown's Beach fragrance has been around for a few years now, and it smells deliciously of summer. It makes me yearn for the beach. As I'm not heading to a beach anytime soon, I'll have to make do with this collection. For Summer 2016, the collection has been updated and includes a new product, the Limited Edition Beach Hand Wash (£22). With beachy notes of Sand Jasmine, Sea Spray and Mandarin, along with Pacific Sea Kelp Extract, it's a … [Read more...]

Lancome’s new Energie De Vie skincare

Lancome have just launched a new skincare range, packed full of natural anti-oxidants, to bring energy and radiance to your skincare routine. Energie De Vie has a 'liquid moisturiser' at the heart of it, an innovative new formula. The Smoothing and Glow-boosting Liquid Care (from £28) is full of moisturising, antioxidant and energising active ingredients. You use it as you would a cream moisturiser; just apply before your makeup. It does take a … [Read more...]

Feel Unique Skincare Superstars Box

Beauty boxes are a great way of getting to try a lot of beauty brands, before committing to them, with sample or travel sizes. There are lots of beauty subscription boxes out there, but this one from beauty e-commerce site Feel Unique isn't a subscription, just a one-off box that you can buy and try. The Skincare Superstars Box contains an edit of Feelunique's best complexion-boosting skincare products. It's a fantastic deal, with £87 worth of … [Read more...]