Here’s our latest batch of new beauty buys...
Prepare to glow... One of the most highly-rated fake-tanning brands around arrives at Marks and Spencer at the end of his month. Fake Bake’s full range will be in the store’s beauty halls in Fargate and Meadowhall - and at M&S online - from March 31st, To celebrate, the brand is offering a FREE Instant Shimmer wash off tan (worth £12) to shoppers spending over £25 on Fake Bake products.
Keep your hair salon-chic with a new hairdryer. Vidal Sassoon’s latest, the Infra Radiance Diffuser Dryer, is designed for faster and kinder styling. I’ve tested it and love how lightweight yet powerful it is. No more arm-ache during styling! It has a 2000W DC motor and Sassoon say the combination of gentle infra-red heat with heated air flow gives a more even drying power - I agree. Conditioning ions smooth the hair cuticle and reduce frizz and the cool shot control that helps set your style is more powerful than most. There are two speed and two heat settings, but the buttons are a bit small and fiddly).It comes with a concentrator nozzle for precision and a diffuser to create curls, volume and waves, It’s £49.99 at Boots.
She’s renowned for her iconic hot cloth cleanser and her natural-looking cosmetics. Now the queen of botanicals Liz Earle has applied her know-how to a bath and body collection, which launched exclusively in John Lewis last month. Available in three simply gorgeous, subtle fragrances, floral tiare and jasmine, invigorating, zesty bergamot and ginger and warm vanilla and saffron, the Indulgence collection contains a creamy shower product, a body scrub and a body lotion which is incredibly rich and soothing. My hero product is what Liz calls her shower nectar. Priced £12.40 and containing loads of skin-boosting botanicals, it looks more like a moisturiser in the bottle, foams only sightly but leaves skin ultra-soft and silky - and divinely scented.
Necks don’t play the age game. They go saggy and give your years away. Necks are one of the first areas to reveal one’s true age as constant head movement causes collagen and elastin fibres to loosen and sag. Dr. Ceuticals Neck and Chest Lift, £19.99, boasts ultra-effective aquatic plant actives with collagen-promoting properties that claim to firm the skin. This affordable cream, available at Boots, works to improve elasticity. The unique formula delivers deep hydration, which is essential, as the neck area contains fewer oil glands than anywhere else on the body and the use of perfume can also intensify dehydration. Used alongside massaging techniques it could help you to avoid the dreaded turkey neck.
Celebrating 25 years in business, Scottish perfume brand Arran Aromatics’ latest range is perfect for Spring echoes its Argyll roots with a collection ofe vibrant, fresh scents. Choose from five spring-fresh eau de toilettes, including After The Rain (£27.50), a blend of citrus top notes, including lemon, lime and mandarin with rose, musk and precious woods at the heart and base notes. The scents are available at: www.arranaromatics.com