Essential seasonal skincare saviours
To beautify your complexion: Red Tea Natural Skin Therapy
Redbush Tea isn’t just delicious as a cuppa, it has 50% more antioxidant properties than Green Tea, making it a ‘super ingredient’ for skincare. Used for centuries by African tribes and Bushmen, it is a source of nutrients and has unique anti-ageing properties. The Red Tea range for skin includes a luxuriously creamy and delicious smelling Crème Cleanser, easy to spritz refreshing Toner and Hydrating Facial Crème which has a soft and smooth texture, making the whole process of cleaning your face a pleasure. Within a few days you’ll notice a clearer, smoother complexion, especially if you use the whole set. Be warned though, it smells so good you’ll be stocking up on the bodycare range soon too.
From £9, www.redteatotalbodycare.co.uk
To tackle problem areas on your face: Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Pores are the bane of our lives. In fact after wrinkles, it’s what most women worry about. Open pores make your skin look dull, uneven and encourage spots. Skin most prone to pores is that which has been sun damaged and is stressed, as well as skin that is ageing. Thankfully Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator by Murad tackles both these problem issues. The dual-action product helps maintain clear youthful skin by clearing and tightening pores for a refined complexion while boosting collagen for skin that looks and feels plumper and smoother. Apply as part of your daily beauty regime.
To boost your beauty sleep: Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream
Fact: The more better quality sleep you get, the more beautiful your skin will be. But even if you do manage an uninterrupted eight-hour kip every night; there’s no harm in giving your skin a helping hand. While you’re asleep you breath deeper giving you the ability to oxygenate your skin cells. So take the opportunity to shape, lift and firm up your skin while you sleep, with this new wonder product by Elemis. A rich but easily absorbed night cream that stimulates your skin’s biological energy cycle to deliver a lifting effect: you’ll awake with healthy, hydrated skin.
To keep your lips kissably soft: Glo Minerals Lip Wand and Lip Ritual
Banish chapped lips before they get to you! This pair of lip luxuries work in harmony to ensure your pout stays perfect, despite the harsher weather. The exfoliating Lip wand contains jojoba and nourishing wax minerals that combine to soften, smooth and hydrate your lips, while the Lip Ritual can be used as a lipbalm. Pure essential oils of Anise, clover and peppermint give it an invigorating feel while making your lips look luscious.
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To deliver the ultimate pamper-programme: Doctor Renaud, Raspberry Hydrating Programme/Cosmic Shaker Kit
Don’t leave it until you look like a prune to attend to your skin. Hydration should be everyone’s priority and now its been made even simpler to ensure your face is getting every drop it needs. This handy kit contains a complete 20-minute treatment to give a dose of exactly what the Dr ordered. The three-step programme includes Raspberry Exfoliating Get to encourage cell renewal, Raspberry Massage Cream to provide comfort and suppleness and Raspberry Foaming Mask that offers an immediate and long-lasting hydrating action. As you would expect from this much raspberry content it looks divine and smells scrummy too. Plus its dinky ice-cream cup size makes it easy to transport and makes it a gorgeous gift for a girlfriend.
To rejuvenate your mind and body: SenSpa Body Therapy range
Pick up some Eastern promise next time you’re at the supermarket with this gorgeous new range of premium spa products from SenSpa; an award-winning Thai Spa at Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest. Recently voted the Best Spa in the South, the therapists have launched their own range of natural bath products that split into three fragrances to suit your mood: relaxing (containing organic lavender), nourishing (with Argon oil) and detox (containing seaweed). Products include bath soak, oil and salts, shower scrubs and washes, body butter and lotion. If you can’t get away at the moment, these products will help transform your bathroom into a luxury spa, which is the next best thing.
From £5.50 www.senspashop.co.uk or from Waitrose supermarket