Key beauty products every woman should own
Perfectil skin, hair and nails, £9.15, Vitabiotics.com
With a specially formulated blend of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts, Perfectil works from inside as a daily supplement to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. Incorporate into a daily routine to see results. Some reviewers noticed a difference in their appearance in 10 days.
Vaseline Lip Therapy, available nationwide
A classic, guaranteed to already be a product every woman uses, and incredibly versatile, Vaseline’s petroleum jelly formula locks in moisture and softens skin.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, £24.75, available at John Lewis
Liz Earle’s hot cloth treatment has achieved cult status with women around the world swearing by it for glowing skin. This is a universal product, suitable for all skin types and has been designed to work effectively in a two-phase system: the lotion removes impurities, with the hot cloth acting to buff away dead skin cells to reveal radiant skin.
Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, £8, exclusive to Boots
Deliciously scented with sweet lime and almond, combined with macadamia shells and crushed brown sugar giving a lovely texture, this body scrub gets skin sumptuously soft and ready for moisturising or prepping before tanning.
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter, £25, Clinique.co.uk
Perfect for this time of year, Clinique’s best-selling body butter. Rapidly absorbed, providing all-day moisturisation and ideal for thirsty skin crying out for hydration, this product regularly attracts five star reviews and has a loyal fan base.
Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Bamboo Strength™, Sally Hansen.com
Packed with antioxidants delivered in a green tea formula, this strengthening treatment helps nails recover from damage, or merely to keep them healthy and protected from everyday stresses and strains. Sally Hansen is a long-trusted name in home nail care and products are international best-sellers.
Essie Nail Polish, Essie.co.uk
Trend: Fall Range, Dressed to Kilt
Essie has a gorgeous range of colours across its range, catering for all tastes. Used in salons across the country and available in Debenhams, Boots and Superdrug, it’s an easily accessible product. The current collection includes lush, deep varnishes in rich colours and paler tones reflecting pastel trends offsetting the dark shades traditionally associated with the season.
Three make-up bag essentials
DiorSkin Nude BB Crème, £30, available at Feel Unique.com
Ever since BB (Blemish Balm) cream entered European beauty awareness in 2011, women have counted it among their must-have products. Unlike tinted moisturisers, BB creams are developed with skin-supporting ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.
Since their introduction there are plenty to choose from, but Dior’s DiorSkin Nude is a particularly worthwhile investment, scoring five stars across numerous reviews and recommended by Vogue earlier this year.
Use alone or as a base under foundation, it evens out complexions and diminish imperfections.
Dandelion brightening face powder, £23.50, Benefit
Beautifully brightening and buildable, Dandelion consistently sells across the world. A gorgeously soft ballerina pink powder that forms Benefit’s core range, and one of the iconic San Francisco-based company’s original products.
Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara Duo, £33, available at FeelUnique.com
Lancôme’s mascara is currently sitting pretty at the top of Feel Unique’s best-sellers’ list. This fantastic product has a Powerfull™ brush design which ramps up the volume on lashes to dramatically define and shape eyes.