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!
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?
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!
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.
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.