Farewell dry skin!
Eucerin Dry Skin Range – from £9
I am a huge fan of Eucerin products; the packaging is plain and simple but what’s inside packs a real punch! I find London water extremely hard on my skin and hair (and even more so on my children) so I’m always trying to add extra moisture with creams and cleansing products. My latest finds are the Eucerin Bath & Shower Cream with 20% Omega oils and their Intensive Moisturising Lotion. Skin feels soft and smooth after the first shower or bath (thanks to the omega oils) and when you add the moisturising lotion you’re left with soothed, hydrated skin. The bottle says it’s suitable for extremely dry skin but I think it’s fine for anyone who likes moisturised, non-greasy skin.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ – £17 (available July 12)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion was the first dermatologist developed moisturiser and the number one selling women’s skincare product in the UK in 2012. It’s taken 3 dermatologists, 53 researchers, 100 formula trials and customer feedback and usage from 1,600 women of different ethnicities across 5 countries to get the new Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ formula just right. The new formulation contains sunflower seed cake, barley and cucumber extract to strengthen the skin’s barrier (to keep moisture in), improve hydration, leave you with a healthy glow and help skin look younger. It has a very neutral smell (so won’t compete with perfume) absorbs very quickly and leaves the skin looking and feeling very moisturised.
The Purist Company is an Australian skincare brand that creates natural skincare and hair care products. I tried the A’kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser which contains Echium oil – a rich source of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 – and moisturising Shea butter, Vitamin B5, Australian cold pressed Jojoba oil and Australian cold pressed certified organic Avocado and Lavender oils. It leaves the skin deeply hydrated and silky soft and as it contains no parabens, sulfates, ethoxylated and petrochemicals cleansers, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA, artificial colours or animal ingredients it’s perfect for even very young skins.
The SensatioNail Starter Kit includes everything you need for 10 applications of salon like gel nails! You get the Pro 3060 LED Lamp (to cure your Gel Polish and seal in the colour) all the base and top coats, one bottle of gel nail polish plus wipes, lint free cloth and a cuticle stick. It is a faff to apply and you have to cure almost every coat but after 5 minutes, you’re left with rock hard, super shiny nails that went chip free for just over a week. The initial outlay might seem high but think of the money you’ll save on nail polish/manis!
Twinings Everyday Extras Range – £2.29
It’s not often I write about food/drink but as an avid tea drinker, I feel these teas have earned their right to website space! Quite simply, it’s tea as we know it blended with redbush, Echinacea, green tea or mint and as they look and taste like regular tea, you can still add milk and sugar which I know is what puts a lot of people off herbal tea. Besides, they taste really nice! Available from most supermarkets.