Many of us may feel stressed and unable to unwind during this pandemic. Others maybe missing their usual visit to the hairdressers, beauty salon or maybe in need of a general pick me up. You don’t have to feel guilty about pampering yourself and taking time out for a treat. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ways to pamper yourself from top to toe!
Keep Your Hair Colour Fresh at Home
Tints of Nature are all about making naturally healthier hair colour and hair care products. They’re passionate about producing affordable, ethical and as natural as possible products that are kinder to you and your hair. Tints of Nature Henna Cream is perfect if you are looking to experiment with a new shade or to add depth to your existing tone whilst you can’t attend the salon. Made of natural ingredients and plant extracts, Henna Cream is a natural and safe alternative way to colour your hair at-home! Its champion henna ingredient works to smooth and condition hair and add shine! Sunflower, grapefruit and orange soothe hair whilst aiding colour retention, and green tea works to protect your colour and soothe the scalp. Available to purchase in 9 different colours, all guaranteed to give your hair a glossy colour. Free from PPD/PTD, ammonia and parabens, the Henna cream is cruelty-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Tints of Nature Henna Cream Hair Dye Available online at www.tintsofnature.com RRP £9.50
Tints of Nature Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner
Specially formulated to nourish and restore dry or damaged hair, the Shampoo and conditioner are carefully and uniquely developed with natural and organic ingredients like lecithin, aloe and sunflower that work to gently clean, condition and moisturise your hair.
Tints of Nature Hydrate Shampoo intensely hydrates and moisturises coloured hair with an ultra-conditioning blend of natural and organic ingredients, for healthy, silky shiny hair.
The Hydrate Conditioner is packed full of natural ingredients such as chamomile, sweet almond oil and jojoba seed oil, which helps to strengthen and gently condition for more manageable hair.
Free from parabens, SLS (sulphates) and colour stripping salts. The award winning and cruelty free shampoo and conditioner naturally revives even the most dry and damaged of hair, for stronger, happier hair.
Available at tintsofnature.com RRP £6.99 each
Hair Styling Tools
Whilst isolating, now is the time to experiment with new hairstyles. Recreate salon-worthy hair from your home with InStyler’s innovative hair styling tools. Available at Boots from £29.99!
Each tool has been delicately crafted to make styling easier, whilst still delivering amazing results.
If you’re anything like us you may need a little help with a tutorial on YouTube:
Elemental Herbology Eye Elixir
Encourage collagen production while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with this triple action formula. The delicate eye area is renewed and repaired, leaving skin brighter, smoother and hydrated. Eyeliss™ Triple action peptide concentrate helps reduce dark circles and puffiness. Marshmallow Anti-inflammatory and skin softening, is the healing root extract which helps to maintain levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin and Lanablue® is a hydrating blue green algae clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth and stimulate collagen synthesis. £44 15ml www.elementalherbology.com
Premium Repair Mask Used by Skin Specialists Now Available Online
No need for your skin to suffer during a lockdown, QDEL, a professional beauty brand originating in dermatology expertise and research, has launched its QDEL Bio-cellulose Premium Repair Mask to UK. Used by professionals; Aesthetic Practitioners and Dermatologists as part of a post-treatment repair for non-surgical aesthetic treatments, the Premium Repair Mask is now available online for home use.
Developed by UK dermatologists, its secret ingredient is the special bio cellulose fibres, originally made to treat burns and chronic wounds. The face mask’s super thin material sticks to the epidermis like a second skin, creating a moist texture to the skin and a cooling effect enabling the activation of wound healing.
When professionals took the product home to use, they found that even without any treatment and used on its own, the mask gives incredible long-lasting 24-hour moist coverage, actively encourages cell renewal and improves evenness of skin tone, whilst soothing the skin. After just one application skin feels tighter, smoother and softer, creating more youthful skin with visible results.
During and after a 20-minute application, the mask offers smoother skin, breaks down sun damage and helps in the reduction of excessive pigmentation. It also reduces red blotches and can help build preventative care for sensitive skin.
The QDEL Bio-cellulose Premium Repair Mask has been scientifically developed and undergone rigorous SGS testing which it passed with high standards. The QDEL Bio-cellulose Premium Repair Mask retails at £49.00 and is available to order on the QDEL website www.qdel.co
Treat acne breakouts with Salcura Antiac
The Coronavirus lockdown is affecting every aspect of our day to day life, including the condition of our skin. Spending too much time indoors can mean that our skin is not exposed to natural light. Not getting enough Vitamin D and added stress can interrupt our immune system, leaving our skin prone to breakouts.
If you are suffering from oily, acne-prone skin with insane breakouts, it could be due to stress and Salcura Natural Skin Therapy can help! The Antiac range is especially designed for those with oily & acne prone skin. Containing clinically proven ingredients and effective natural extracts and oils, the range supports your skin back to find its own healthy balance.
Antiac Daily Face Wash is a great product to treat oily, congested and acne-prone skin. It will help balance the skin’s natural oiliness and replenish moisture in the skin, leaving it to feel hydrated. It reduces any signs of redness or irritation associated with acne.
Antiac Activ Liquid Spray for the face and body sinks deep into the skin, cleansing the skin deeper than any cream, gel or wash ever would be able to. The vitamins and minerals found in the natural ingredients will feed the skin from the inside out, allowing it to gain strength. The skin will feel refreshed, deeply cleansed and nourished. Voted Best Acne Product on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies.
How about a soothing at home spa experience?
The hand-held PMD Personal Microderm system delivers the same anti-ageing and skin purifying results as microdermabrasion treatments offered in medical spas and salons. It combines the power of deep exfoliation with vacuum suction to leave the skin looking brighter, smoother and more rejuvenated than ever.
With regular use the PMD will:
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – Fade uneven pigmentation, sun damage, age spots – Reduce scarring and marks left by blemishes – Reduce the formation of acne
The device has won several beauty awards and has a loyal fan base amongst beauty bloggers and beauty editors worldwide. Available from lookfantastic.com and dermacaredirect.co.uk
Sanatio Naturalis Precious Facial Oil Treatment has many benefits that not only help with your beauty regime but also help with the sense of well-being
The Precious Oil revitalising youth oil-serum delivers immediate nourishment to your skin in just a few drops. This precious oil is naturally fragranced with a blend of therapeutic essential oils including Neroli and Jasmine to relax and soothe the senses and provide an immediate sensation of well-being. Other benefits help with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The end result will leave your skin looking and feeling smooth, hydrated and nourished with an instant glow. We also recommend this as a facial massage if you have someone to do it for you at home.
30ml SSP £60.00 Available from: www.sanationaturalis.com
Jade Roller Naked Cleansing Balm from LUSH
This naked cleansing balm works hard so you don’t have to. Cleanse, tone and massage in one with this skin-clarifying, multitasking cleanser, embedded with mung beans on one side so you can make circulation-boosting massage part of your daily routine.
New to naked? Welcome to the revolution! This practical, packaging-free product is a cracking travel companion. Apply straight to your skin or melt between fingers first, massage in and wipe away with a damp face cloth. RRP £5.00 Available uk.lush.com
Fadeaway imperfections with Fade Out’s Advanced Even Skin Tone collection
If you’d like to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, combatting dark spots and hyperpigmentation often caused by pollution, ageing and UV exposure this cream could be the answer.
Advanced Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25 – uses the power of effective ingredients including skin-brightening niacinamide and naturally occurring AHAs which exfoliate dull skin cells. Maximised by natural extracts of liquorice and mulberry, this helps to help reduce the appearance of dark spots while retaining moisture to keep skin hydrated. The result? A more radiant, luminous and even skin tone. With SPF25 and UVA/UVB filters, Fade Out’s Advanced Even Tone Day Cream also provides SPF protection against the harmful effects of the sun.
Advanced Even Skin Tone Night Cream – Offers overnight care. This enables the cream to brighten and even the complexion, whilst enriched oils create an overnight repair system to restore natural suppleness and boost skin hydration levels. Ingredients include skin-brightening niacinamide, natural extracts of rosehip seed oil and sacha inchi oil to improve the appearance of dark patches. Wake up to hydrated, radiant and beautiful skin.
Day and Night Cream both RRP £9.99 each Stockists: Boots, Lookfantastic.com
Pure Lakes Skincare launches 65% alcohol sanitiser in signature Grapefruit & Lemongrass blend
Lake District-based skincare product business Pure Lakes has launched a new anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, 65% alcohol hand sanitiser – and is donating free bottles to local care homes in Cumbria.
The Pure Lakes hand sanitiser is not only effective but has a beautiful smell thanks to its Grapefruit & Lemongrass essential oils, as well as Aloe Vera & Glycerin to help combat the drying effect of alcohol.
The product, which is available in 50ml, 100ml and 250ml sizes, is also sustainable thanks to its bottles being made from sugar and fully recyclable. Many of the bottles are also re-used hotel amenity containers.
The launch of the sanitiser is the second time in recent weeks that Pure Lakes has stepped-in to play a role in helping people during the Coronavirus pandemic, after tins of soothing hand balm were donated to frontline NHS staff earlier this month. Furthermore, extra complimentary hand balm tins are being donated for every order placed at www.purelakes.co.uk
They are also offering a 20% discount to anyone on the frontline including the NHS, supermarkets, schools and all who are all working to keep the country safe and moving. At the checkout use NHS20 to receive the 20% discount.
Available from: purelakes.co.uk
Bronnley blooms with a luxurious new Rose collection
Luxury British soap makers since 1884, Royal Warrant holder, Bronnley announces the arrival of its exquisite new Rose collection. Recreating the fresh fragrance of a bouquet of roses, leafy green top notes rest elegantly on a heart of rose and geranium, while honeyed spice nuances with hints of delicate white musk entangle and twine throughout.
Triple Milled Soap
Highly fragranced with real perfume, each soap is triple milled so it lasts up to three months. Enriched with shea butter to help cleanse, nourish and moisturise the skin, Bronnley’s Rose Triple Milled Soap creates a luxurious lather that lasts.
Available as a set of three x 100g bars for £14.00 or as a single 100g bar for £5.50.
Bronnley Rose Eau De Toilette (50ml) – £16.00
Crafted with over 130 years of expertise using the finest ingredients, this sophisticated fragrance is true of a fresh rose bouquet. Long-lasting, the 50ml Eau De Toilette can be used as a perfume spray on the pulse points or as an all over body spritz, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
The Rose collection is available from Bronnley.co.uk and Amazon.
Jo Loves – Eucalyptus & Cedar Woods Hand Lotion
Eucalyptus & Cedar Woods is a crisp clean fragrance which blends memories of Jo Malone CBE’s past with her recent travels. Eucalyptus has always brought Jo back to working in a flower shop, aged 16, where the medicinal scent would fill the air. In this rendition of the scent, Jo has balanced it with the creamy smell of Cedarwood evoked from a recent trip to the Middle East. Ancient cedar trees would grow out of the cool grey mountainside, giving off the scent of sharp, shaved wood. A modern take on contemporary notes, this fragrance has Eucalyptus at the heart with a base of vetiver and Cedarwood.
Jo Loves – Seville Orange & Neroli Hand Lotion
Bask in the scent of summer with the new Jo Loves Seville Orange & Neroli. Inspired by a summer holiday to a little Hacienda on the outskirts of Seville, this clean and fresh fragrance evokes wonderful memories of sitting in a courtyard with the sun beating off the terracotta tiled roof, as the smell of oranges floats in the breeze. This crisp scent blends bitter orange, mandarin and lemon with neroli and spearmint to create a warm scent with a fresh and herbaceous twist. The Hand Lotion is a light moisturiser designed to be used as an everyday hand cream.
Available from joloves.com and spacenk.com
Natural Body Lotion from Good Wash
Lavender + Patchouli + Rose Geranium body lotion from the Good Wash Company has the finest botanicals of Welsh Lavender + Rose Geranium with Patchouli that will leave your body feeling replenished. The Shea butter supports the skin’s natural collagen production and wrinkle reduction whilst the patchouli oils work on tightening skin. Allergen Free, Vegan accredited, outer packaging is fully recyclable, and bottles are reusable.
Available from goodwash.co.uk
Fragrance and Shower Gel
Let the new fragrance by Roger & Gallet envelope you in this sensual scent, rich in sophisticated elegance. Combining two of the brand’s best-selling fragrance categories, floral and citrus, Gingembre Exquis is a striking blend of spicy, fresh, floral and sweet. Invigorating ginger essence produces the citrusy top note, whilst the floral heart notes of ginger flower, grapefruit essence and jasmine infusion compliment the addictive base notes of gingerroot.
Now, Gingembre Exquis offers an energising blend to be worn alongside the Shower Gel, leaving the skin nourished and enticingly scented from head to toe.
Using natural origin extracts and enriched with aloe vera, each 2-in-1 shower gel doubles as a deliciously bubbly, bubble bath. The gel-oil texture is highly concentrated in perfume and the ultra-soft plant-based cleansing formula has been adapted for sensitive skin, developing into soft and light foam that gently cleanses whilst the aloe vera keeps the skin hydrated.
Cologne 30ml, RRP £30 Shower Gel 200ml, RRP £9.50 Available at Look Fantastic & Independent Pharmacies
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Radiant Body Oil
Is a blend of citrus notes and Sevillian neroli oil that melts instantly into your skin, leaving it silky-smooth with a beautifully dewy finish. Massage into skin after a pampering bath for a restorative bathing ritual.
We’d also like to give a shout-out to Molton Brown for sending much-needed bottles of hand lotion to NHS staff across the UK – including those at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport and Velindre Hospital. To date, over 3,000 bottles have been distributed to hospitals across both England and Wales.
The brand has also donated 25,000 Ultra Pure Milk Soaps to Beauty Banks, a ‘beauty with purpose’ movement that organises donations of personal care and hygiene products to registered charities throughout Britain. They in turn dispense them to people who desperately need them. You are AMAZING Molton Brown!!
RRP £40.00 Available online at moltonbrown.co.uk
Sanctuary Spa White Lily & Damask Rose Body Wash
Massage onto wet skin for a burst of comforting aromatic cleansing. The rose, water lily & jojoba beads gently transforms into delicately fragranced foam, enveloping wet skin & leaving your body feeling cleansed, soft & silky smooth.
250ml RRP £4.50 Available at Boots and sanctuary.com
Give your skin a sweet treat with Sugar Coated Hair Removal
Made from pure sugar syrup and water, Sugar Coated is the future of hair removal and the ethical alternative to waxing from home. Not only is Sugar Coated ultra-effective, more gentle on skin and the environment, but it is also vegan, 100% natural, completely water soluble, biodegradable, and eco-friendly with its washable and reusable strips.
Sugar Coated covers every hair removal need with a full body kit, as well as specific to leg hair, facial hair, bikini line, underarm and arm, and even hair removal on tattooed skin. Each of these is made with a specific essential oil including rosehip, lavender, calendula, lemongrass, and almond for optimum skin healing and nurturing.
Sugar Coated is the brainchild of Rosie Khandwala. Her story goes back to the shores of the Indian Ocean on the north-east coast of Tanzania. Growing up in Tanzania sugar waxing was the only form hair removal she used. She learnt how to sugar wax from her mother and older sisters as well as working in her cousin’s salon. When she moved to the UK in 1987 she was amazed that sugar waxing didn’t exist, so she started making her own. Seeing this glaring hole in the market she and her husband started manufacturing at home to introduce sugar waxing to the UK market. She soon outgrew the kitchen and they found premises nearby where she is still manufacturing the sugar wax today.
Say bye to those super sticky waxes at home and give your skin a sweet treat with Sugar Coated Hair Removal.
Sugar Coated Range Includes: Full Body Hair Removal Kit – £12.99 – Full Body Hair Removal Refill Jar – £9.99
Leg Hair Removal Kit with Rosehip Essential Oil – £9.99 – Facial Hair Removal Kit with Lavender Essential Oil – £9.99
Bikini Hair Removal Kit with Calendula Essential Oil – £9.99 – Underarm & Arm Hair Removal Kit with Lemongrass Essential Oil – £9.99 – Tattoo Hair Removal Kit with Almond Essential Oil – £9.99
Hello Summer Glow
After months of cold temperatures, central heating on, and bundling up in warm clothes, skin can take a beating feeling dry, dehydrated, dull and lacklustre. Now it’s spring it’s time to slough away the season-long build up of dead skin cells and replenish skin’s moisture levels for soft, supple, radiant skin in time for the sunnier days ahead. It’s time to spring clean your skin head-to-toe.
Award-winning beauty expert Leighton Denny MBE says, “Layering up with warm clothes during the winter season causes the skin to become dry, quickly, as clothes act like a sponge to the body’s natural moisture. Scrub away that dull winter layer of dead skin cells and stimulate circulation to reveal the fresh, radiant skin beneath with a full body exfoliation using my Sun Believable Scrub Me, £15/200ml, Ld-boutique.com.
The salt-free scrub contains natural Walnut Shell & Ecuadorian Ivory Palm seed to gently buff away the surface layer of dead, dull, dry skin. Fragranced with a blend of Sicilian Lemon and Lime Essential Oil. Skin is left feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and perfectly polished. Available to buy online from LD-Boutique.com
Improve the appearance of skin imperfections
Re-Gen Oil is a must-have skincare staple for everyday use which helps to hydrate and improve the appearance of skin imperfections. Apply directly to the skin or add a few drops to your bath as part of a pamper routine. The intensive treatment is designed to improve the condition of skin with scars and blemishes.
RRP £7.99 regenoil.co.uk
Tea Tree & Peppermint Foot Pack – Comprised of a one treatment pack. Enriched with Tea Tree, Peppermint and Vitamin E to deeply moisturise the skin helping to soothe and soften dry, rough and cracked heels. Available from Superdrug £1.99
TROPIC SKIN SHADE SUN CREAM
Shield your skin from harmful UV rays with our range of 100% mineral sun creams, packed full of nourishing oils and antioxidant-rich extracts for all-round protection.
The entire sun protection range is certified reef-safe by Protect Land + Sea. Contains Kakadu and Illawarra plum extracts to soothe and calm skin.
SPF 50 RRP £28 tropicskincare.com
Little Moments of Well-being
Holistic London are only made with two high-quality natural ingredients. Their renewable, eco-friendly soy wax is of the highest quality and their essential oils which are sourced for the very best scents. This means their candles provide stunning aromas that last much longer than industry standard candles.
All Holistic London candles are plant based, vegan and cruelty free, in simple words ‘100% Clean’. Because Holistic London only use pure essential oils, their candles deliver a comforting and stunning aromatherapy experience. Focused on holistic health and wellbeing Holistic London created a wellbeing trio selection, which includes three amazing candles.
De-stress with Bergamot + Wild Flowers which carries a crisp bergamot accord for a fresh kick in, which blends into a smooth jasmine heart to then, melt into a lovely lavender base.
Uplift with Grapefruit and Rosemary Which combines two of the best ingredients to lift spirits, Grapefruit and Rosemary essential oils. As they burn, they melt into a woody base, becoming a beautiful raw scent.
Sleep with Neroli + Chamomile which carries and stunning combination of powerful essential oils with calming properties: Neroli + Chamomile, loaded with lavender to help you drift away and get a rejuvenating sleep.
The Wellbeing Trio costs £30 from ThisIsHolisticLondon.com
Lookfantastic Beauty Box Delivered Straight to your door!
The May Botanical Beauty Box from Lookfantastic has launched this week and is worth over £142. The monthly beauty box is fully recyclable and delivered straight to your door.
We’ve been able to take a sneaky peak at this month’s box which comprises of the following items (may vary).
Avant Skincare Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid Resurfacing Duo Moisturiser – A nourishing anti-ageing formula that works to resurface the skin for a youthful appearance.
Magnitone wipe out Eco Friendly MicroFibre cleansing cloth – Remove makeup without smears with this re-useable cloth. Machine washable.
Dr Lipp Natural Moisturising Colour Lip Tint – Sweet Potato – A tinted balm made with four natural ingredients that intensely hydrates lips.
Eyeko Brow Gel – Light Brown – Sculpt, define and enhance your eyebrows an award-winning tinted formula that works to perfect and care for your brows.
Korres Hydra – Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask – Contains Greek Yoghurt, and is clinically proven to rebalance the skin’s microbiome. Leaves a glowing smooth complexion.
Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist – An ultra-hydrating spray that helps to soothe, rebalance and tone skin. This can be used as a toner after cleansing, or on top of make-up throughout the day to boost your complexion. Available from www.lookfantastic.com
CBD has been praised by UK customers who rely on the oil to help ease symptoms of anxiety to promoting healthy sleep. Unlike other CBD products, Medterra is entirely tasteless and flavourless, with a secret ingredient of coconut oil masking the natural earthy taste of the hemp plant.
While theres been a lot of confusion and more than a little controversy surrounding CBD (cannabinol), the product is actually derived from the hemp plant, and Medterra contains 0% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component which is present in cannabis.
Responding to widespread mistrust in the industry, the bottle also allows users to scan a QR code on packaging which allows customers to access lab results showcasing the latest CBD research, as well as track the production process.
The new Medterra range, which will be available across independent pharmacies from September, will feature a CBD oil in three strengths: Support, Original and Advanced. They will also be releasing a CBD infused muscle balm and gel capsules.
As well as pure CBD, Medterra has also created a Monthly Wellness formula, specifically designed for women to help ease the discomfort of period pains. Combining 25mg pf pure CBD with valerian root and cramp bark for a natural alternative which customers have also claimed “helps with my bloating”.
RRP £40 Available medterracbd.shop/uk and independent pharmacies and health food shops.