REN launch AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum

REN launches its AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum in May - a body serum that works to improve the skin by boosting the natural exfoliating process - using AHAs - or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. You might be familiar with them in facial skincare, but not so much in body care. There is a big debate over the use of AHAs and really there is nothing to be afraid of. They're beneficial to the skin - read this excellent post on them here at Beauty 101. The … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Hydra-Essentiel Lip and Eye

Clarins added a couple of new products to its Hydra-Essentiel range last month - the Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, and the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I love the Hydra range from Clarins - it works brilliantly on my dry skin. The range was recently rebooted, and now Clarins is adding more to it. I'm not going to lie - lip balm and eye mask are not my priorities. However, as far as lip balms go, this Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm … [Read more...]

Scandi Skincare from VERSO

We all love everything Scandi, right? From Scandi Noir on the TV to hygge at home, we've fully embraced the trends from Scandinavia in recent times. So, why not embrace the beauty brands too? Well, one of them at least - VERSO from Sweden. I was lucky enough to meet up with brand founder Lars Frederiksson in Space NK in Edinburgh last month, and have a good old chinwag about the brand and the products. I also learned that Restylane - the filler … [Read more...]

Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask – Face Mask Friday

Beauty masks are everywhere these days – so let’s trial one every other Friday from now on. From sheet masks, to clay masks, to cream masks, and everything inbetween. EMMA HARDIE MORINGA RENEWAL TREATMENT MASK, £49. SPACE NK OKAY, so I've been a bit lax with this blog post series - it's been a few months since our last Face Mask Friday, I admit. Mea culpa and all that. But here we are, back with a beauty of a mask from the lovely Emma … [Read more...]

Tanning Deals

Snow. Right, that's enough of that, I think. What is going on with this neverending winter?! So, let's NOT talk snow, and talk tanning instead. Okay, you might not be showing off your limbs, still wrapped up in winter clothes, but surely having a bit of a tan will make you feel better at least. I was browsing Instagram  recently and noticed St Tropez's new PURITY Bronzing Water Mousse (£31, Boots). Looks great, but I'm no good when it comes … [Read more...]

GlamGlow Waterburst Moisturiser

I am not a massive GlamGlow fan - the products are fun, and I love the concept. But whilst I'd use the face masks, because they are fun, I'm not completely convinced with the moisturisers. However, I am going to give the latest a go, because it's been created for dry skin, and that's me! The new GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser is the brand's new Korean skincare innovation. It's a weightless water cream, formulated with water … [Read more...]

Easter Beauty!

It's Easter this weekend, and if a chocolate egg doesn't do it for you - or you want to gift someone something a little different -  then check out these Easter beauty-themed eggs. L'OCCITANE EASTER EGGS These are SO cute. An adorable alternative to a chocolate egg for the beauty fan. The egg comes in Almond or Cherry Blossom. The egg shaped tin is really sweet, and reusable. The Almond Egg contains  Almond Shower Oil (75ml) Almond Hand … [Read more...]

Spring Body Beauty

The clocks spring forward this weekend, and, fingers crossed, as the days get longer, we get better weather. And that means, maybe, we shed our winter wardrobe, and actually show a bit of flesh! So, it's probably a great time to have a bit of a spring overhaul on that body you've been hiding under layers and layers of clothing for months on end. I'm not about to tell you to go on some crash diet or get to the gym, okay? Your body is your body, … [Read more...]

Boots No7 New Radiant Results Cleansers

Cleansing is key to a good skincare routine. It all begins with cleansing - in the morning -  and ends with it, in the evening. As well as getting your makeup off, and cleansing your skin from the grime of the day, choosing the right cleanser is important in anti-ageing, and your skin's wellbeing. With that in mind, Boots No7 has just launched a new range of Radiant Results Cleansers. There are six products in the range, split into three … [Read more...]

Clarins New Extra-Firming Day and Night Creams

Never mind a spring in your step, Clarins aim to put a spring in your skin this spring, with their new Extra Firming Day and Night Cream Duo. Are you experiencing small lines around the eyes? A less defined facial shape? Maybe the first signs of slackening? If the answer is yes, then these new creams are for you. Clarins has been taking care of skins with firming creams for over 40 years, but these new versions contain a new plant … [Read more...]