Beauty File: National award for hand cream

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Tisserand Intensive Hand & Nail Cream (£6.75 Boots) has just won a Natural Health & Beauty Award for Best Hand Cream.

Rich, moisturising and soothing, it has a soft, floral aroma with warm spice notes thanks to its oils of geranium, orange blossom, rose, bergamot oil.

The non-greasy formula is easily absorbed.

Lick your lips at M&S perfection

The deep pigments in some lipstick can seep from your lipline and create a strange, fuzzy outline that looks like you’ve smudged. Marks & Spencer’s new Perfection Colour Rich Anti-Feathering Lipstick, £9.50, glides over lips, but colour stays put to resist bleeding.

For extra smile-appeal, the formula contains an innovative lip volume-boosting ingredient. And an SPF of 20 keeps you sun-protected. The 13 shades include Tangerine, Flamingo, Carnation, Fudge and Chocolate.

All hail bronze Goddess blush

Bring a little colour to your cheeks with the limited edition Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush. Priced £29, it adds a natural-looking golden glow. Dust sparingly onto cheekbones.

Top dreams for Lavender Week

It’s National Lavender Week, a celebration of one of the most widely-used herb.

There are about 25-30 different species of lavender, used to treat everything from digestive problems to insomnia. In skincare it comes into its own thanks to its ability to calm skin. The flowers can act as a gentle natural exfoliant.

Lush, creators of fresh handmade cosmetics, use lavender from the South of France extensively throughout its ranges.

Dream Cream (£10.25), Lush’s best selling body moisturiser, favoured by A-list stars such as Halle Berry, contains lavender, rose and camomile. Many Lush fans comment on Dream Cream’s ability to soothe eczema and other skin complaints, especially when used with Dreamwash shower soap (£8.95).

Lavender is also used in Lush’s facial cleansing exfoliator Angel’s on Bare Skin, left, which is made fresh on the premises in Meadowhall and Fargate and costs £5.80 for 100g.