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Sunshine Skincare

We're full of the joys of summer at the moment, and this gorgeous skincare range has come to our attention, which suits our sunshine mood. Naobay is a new Spanish skincare range at Waitrose, and as well as containing natural ingredients, the packaging is made from recycled or recyclable materials from sustainable sources with biodegradable wood from the family's furniture business, which sounds like an excellent idea. The vegan-friendly range uses natural ingredients such as avocado oil, ...

A Short Cut To Clear Skin

We tend to think that we need all sorts of expensive lotions and potions to clear skin - trust us, you don't. Blackheads aren't exclusive to teenagers, as they're blocked pores that can happen at any age - self-tan is a big culprit for this. And we know we don't pick or squeeze blackheads - don't we?! - so the most effective way of achieving clear skin is to get a great scrub that will get deep into the pores and give them a good clean. We love this Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser, ...

Save On Elemis

Elemis are brilliant at coming up with very cute travel kits that also save a fortune on products. These new Elemis x Lily and Lionel Luxury Travel Collections, which launch in June, are created with British fashion brand Lily and Lionel, known for their creative prints. The women's kit is £65, with products worth £121, and the men's kit is £45 with £66 worth of products (elemis.com). They're brilliant - with really useful products that will last for months, including Pro-Collagen Marine ...

The Self-Tan Saviour!

We're probably all slapping on self-tan these days, hoping our bluey-tinged winter skin starts to look all healthy and glowing. But everyone - without exception - has a self-tan accident at some point, and while it may same minor, it can have pretty difficult consequences. Like not being able to wear a skirt for a week. Or having to wear a jumper when it's 80 degrees outside until the strange patchiness wears off. This cute bottle from Sunkissed could be a big help. Exfoliating Tan Remover, ...

Bargain Super-Powered Skincare

Dr Organic is a brand well worth checking out for bargain versions of premium skincare. With ingredients very similar to much more expensive brands, there are some great bargains to be had within the range. A favourite is Pro Collagen Plus Dragons Blood Moisturiser, which at £18.99 (hollandandbarrett.com) is a great deal cheaper than Rodial's Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser at £59 (rodial.co.uk). Dragon's Blood in the Dr Organic version is sustainably sourced from the Amazonian ...

Shake It Off …!

We're loving these products more for the fun value than anything else - although the formulas themselves are pretty impressive. Dr Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Masks, £8 each (selfridges.com) are just about the best face masks we've come across for sheer uniqueness. The idea is that the booster and the liquid ampoule are mixed in the cup and shaken, the mask can then be applied. It starts off as a cream and turns into a rubber sheet mask on the skin, which feels like it's doing all sorts ...

Top US Skincare Now In The UK

CeraVe is a fast-selling skincare brand in the US that's now available to buy here - and it's well worth trying. The no-frills brand takes skin protection seriously, but for a fraction of the price of many dermatologist-led brands. It works primarily to strengthen and boost the skin's natural barrier system, locking in moisture and hydration and keeping out the bad stuff, such as pollution, which causes ageing. There's a whole range of products from hand care to cleansers, and all are ...

Fab Mud Cleanser

Mud-based beauty products are brilliant for detoxifying and making skin feel really clean and clear. Aldi's Lacura Charcoal Mud To Foam Cleanser, £5.99 (stores nationwide) is a bargain version of the more expensive mud cleansers. It removes impurities, helps to shrink pores and leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. Try it - you'll never look back.

Fab Kit That’s Out Of The Ordinary …

If you haven't yet discovered The Ordinary skincare collection, you're missing out. It's a no-fuss, no-fancy brand that does exactly what it promises and is fantastic value for money. We're delighted that The Ordinary has launched into Harvey Nichols, confirming it as  a name that's here to stay. To celebrate the launch, Harvey Nichols has an exclusive collection called The No-Brainer Set, which at £24 is a saving on the £27.50 it would cost to buy the products separately. The set ...

Hot Cloth Cleanser For Under A Fiver!

Liz Earle's Hot Cloth Cleanser is one of the best-selling cleansing products on the market. Loved for its gentle cleaning and refreshing properties, it removes make-up and impurities while being kind to skin. So check out this bargain version - at £3.99 it's 85 per cent cheaper than the Liz Earle version at £26. And of course, it's another cracker from Aldi. The cleanser went on sale in the summer and flew off the shelves, so now it's back, but only while stocks last. Our advice would ...

New Skincare Range For Under £3

Superdrug are masters at coming up with brilliant bargain ranges that cater for special skin needs. We don't live in a one-size-fits-all skincare world anymore, we know what our skin needs and often we need to cater for changes in our skin, depending on age, hormones or the time of the year. This new range, Calm Skin, does exactly what it promises - it calms, soothes and relieves dry, irritated or sensitive skin, so it's never going to make a skin problem worse. The range is all priced at ...

A Little Pot Of Magic …

We can't move for unicorn-themed everything right now - and beauty is embracing the trend with lots of dinky products. We love this Carmex X SkinnyDip Sugar Plum Unicorn Print Pot, £3.99 (Boots), which not only looks fab but is a handbag essential for winter. A soothing, hydrating balm that works on lips, dry skin anywhere on the body, even smoothing hair frizz, it's brilliant as a carry-round product that will solve pretty much any problem on the go. And if we need to carry something ...

Cheaper Than … Fillers

We're not great fans of the 'filled-in' look that fillers can often create, when skin looks slightly too plumped up and smooth. And of course it involves needles and injecting compounds into the skin that not all of us want. So the key is to find a cheaper, less invasive alternative - and Indeed Labs have lots of answers. One of our favourite products from the range is Collagen Booster, £16.95 (Boots), which is a lightweight multi-peptide formula that encourages collagen production, ...

Banish Those Blemishes

The trouble with spots and blemishes is trying to soothe the redness at the same time as covering up the unsightly marks. The new Witch Green Colour Correction Stick, £4.99 (Superdrug) is a handy purse-sized stick that does both those jobs, neutralising redness with a green tone while using witch hazel to soothe and calm skin. The chunky crayon is great for precision application, and is then easily blended so foundation on top is all you need for barely-there blemishes.

Plump Out Those Wrinkles …

Dry skin and skin that's dehydrated are two very different conditions - and most of us could do with a hydrating boost, as skin takes a beating from the elements. Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster, £6.99 (Boots) is a brilliant bargain way of topping up water levels without busting the bank. Central heating and cold weather can impact skin's plumpness and dehydration can make the complexion dull and flat. This can be used as a primer before moisturising to boost hydration and help to lock ...