Love the skin you’re in with our latest beauty shelf must-haves...
Pick up a facial while you grab your groceries. The Five Minute Facial face mask is available in Tesco at £5.99. It’s part of the Good Things range to create smoother and brighter skin. It contains extract of willow bark, renowned for centuries for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and its mild exfoliation action, plus avocado oil to moisturise and goji berry extract to soothe. As the name says, you only need five minutes for the mask to work.
No7 have released a new hard-working skin booster in their Restore and Renew range - this time it’s for women aged 60 and over. Designed especially to care for the more complex needs of mature skin, the latest Restore and Renew Day and Night serum, £24.95, actively targets wrinkles, lack of firmness, uneven pigmentation, fragility and dullness. The fourth clinically-proven serum in the range increases moisture levels and boosts vitality and radiance.
Tinted moisturisers and BB creams are all very well, but many women need the extra complexion coverage that only a foundation gives. The very affordable but effective B.Flawless range’s Complete Coverage Foundation evens out skintone and conceals imperfections while being easy to apply and blend. It’s a great summer buy, as the formula creates a photo-finish matte base which will stay in place for up to 16 hours even in the heat, and it contains SPF15 to help protect you from the sun’s damaging rays.
Available in five shades, it’s £9.99 only at Superdrug.
Tanfastic! A suntan cream made from natural ingredients that protects, but at the same time encourages your body to tan. It sounds like an impossibility but Green People’s organic lotion does all three. It contains key ingredient Inositol, which works to speed up the body’s own ability to tan. This naturally-occurring nutrient is derived from the fruits of the carob tree and helps stimulate the formation of melanin. Trials on human volunteers showed that, in comparison to a placebo, the speed of tanning increases by over 24 per cent, while the intensity and depth of the suntan increased by over 28 per cent. It also reduced fade by almost 50 per cent. Priced £12.99, it’s online at www.greenpeople.co.uk.
Ten years of extensive research into the effects of environmental stressors on skin have lead beauty brand Origins to create Smarty Plants, a complexion corrector with SPF20. An intuitive delivery system means that, after using Smarty Plants, if your skin comes into contact with certain triggers, the green tea, vitamin C and E serum will release targeted protection. The product also refines skin texture and colour-corrects blotchy or uneven skintone. £28 at John Lewis, it comes in light/medium and medium/dark.