Wellness | Hair & Beauty

Get a healthy glow for Spring: restart your beauty regime for renewed radiance

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Posted by , 6th April, 2017

From the harsh, cold air to the central heating, the winter months sure do take a toll on the skin and hair. The upcoming warmth of Spring, with all its associations of cleaning and fresh starts can just as easily apply to your makeup bag and bathroom cabinet. We present a list of the best beauty products that will help make your skin glow, from exfoliating, moisturising for that extra helping hand towards the on-trend dewy effect, to makeup with benefits, so you can achieve that ‘just been to yoga and drunk a kale smoothie flush’, even if you are curled up on the sofa watching the latest boxset eating pasta. Our curated shop full of primarily natural beauty products has got you covered.

A brand favoured by Emma Watson, Jane Iredale creates “products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin”, so you know this is not just any ordinary lipstick. Containing spearmint and peppermint oils and ginger root extract, as well as peptides that hydrate and synthesise collagen, the formula stimulates circulation for fuller lips. Essential oils of lemon and tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Meanwhile, shea butter, sunflower oil and aloe vera soften lips, and this in addition to being in a beautiful pink ‘your lips but better’ shade, this product will act as a booster to your whole look.

best beauty productsJane Iredale
Just Kissed Lip Plumper
£16.50 >

Loyal fans of Pixi are thanks to its pure, skin-loving products that create a naturally radiant look to make you look as if you did have those eight hours of sleep. A makeup brand created by a lover of skincare, the formulas of the products contain botanicals and a whole host of beneficial ingredients. For a more seamless glow of colour, cream and gel blushes are the way to go. This oil-free gel defines cheeks to give a natural, subtle flush of colour, whilst nourishing the skin. A lasting stain, which blends into skin without ever looking powdery, it is a product which will complement all skin tones. And being oil-free and hypoallergenic, even breakout-prone and sensitive complexions can enjoy the glowing benefits this product brings.

best beauty productsPixi
Natural Sheer Cheek Gel
£8.75

After devoting over two decades to researching and lab testing plants and their uses in traditional medicines, founder Dr Simon Jackson established his line of world-renowned skincare products. Decanted in beautiful and traditional pharmacy bottles, Dr Jackson’s provides you with a lightweight formula, offering the best of natural product science. His range of natural products utilises his scientific knowledge and skills, and have resulted in products with an enviable aesthetic that look good on any bathroom shelf, but more importantly do good, and do it naturally. We have chosen his signature cream which helps to nourish and repair dry and damaged skin by promoting elasticity and tightening effects. Formulated using natural extracts of Kigelia, Baobab, Shea butter and Marula Oil, extracts shown to allow for a more even skin tone, will help to create a base for minimal makeup to help let your natural beauty shine through. If that wasn’t enough, it also has an anti-inflammatory effect and so comes with an amazing ability to reduce redness and blemishes.

best beauty productsDr Jackson’s
01 Day Skin Cream
£80 >

This British brand is so good, we’ve chosen a second product. With a natural citrus scent, Dr Jackson’s luxuriant 07 Face Wash creates a rich lather and contains ingredients that powerfully fight the effects of ageing by effectively boosting skin regeneration. Kigelia extract and citrus oils from Lemon and Mandarin work to cleanse, tone and tighten the skin, while fatty acids from Baobab oil moisturise and improve hydration and firmness. The fresh acids of Pomegranate extract act as a light exfoliator that combine with Chamomile to hydrate, soften and reduce inflammation. The result? Your skin feels immediately refined and baby-soft after each wash.

best beauty products
Dr Jackson’s
02 Face Oil
£55 > 

For those looking to detox their shelves of chemicals this Spring, Votary is quite possibly the answer to any missing steps in your routine. The brand’s luxurious products are made with 100% natural plant oils and active ingredients that absorb seamlessly to nourish and hydrate your skin. Unlike creams or mineral oil-based products, they won’t sit on the surface of your skin, making for a beautiful  base for makeup. This Cleansing Oil is a fantastic way to cleanse your face morning or evening, leaving skin feeling clean and soft. Oils are often feared, but they are a true must-have powerhouse of the skincare world, naturally adding a never-greasy and must-have hydrated glow to your skin. A perfect addition to your routine, helping your skin to look and feel the best it can be.

best beauty productsVotary
Cleansing Oil
£45 >

Originally created for Audrey Hepburn (need we say more?), and the winner of dozens of beauty awards, and loved by many around the world, this is a true hair transformer. Called Elasticizer, reflecting what it brings to your hair; adding manageability, bounce and shine. A celebrity and hairstylist favourite, this pre-shampoo treatment delivers a rush of moisture to the hair’s cuticle; suppleness and elasticity appear instantly without weighing down or coating the hair. Make hair your best accessory this season, and transform your look for a healthier looking you, with this cult product.

best beauty products
Philip Kingsley
Elasticizer
£30 >

It’s all in the name. Exfoliating, brightening and clarifying properties mean that it’s clear why REN’s radiance renewal mask is one of the brand’s top-selling products. It’s seldom talked about, but physical exfoliants (containing harsh and abrasive particles like fruit pits or nut shells), cause micro-tears in the skin surface. For a radiant complexion, free of any dead skin cells that are dulling to your look, use naturally derived chemical exfoliants. The formula sloughs away dead skin cells to renew your complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and combating blackheads and blemishes. A blend of natural, non-abrasive exfoliants, Glycolic, Lactic, Citric and Tartaric Acids, sourced from extracts of Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Lemon and Grape, work with Papain from Mexican Papaya to decongest and purify the skin to smooth skin texture lines. Omega 3 and 7 nourish, soothe and repair the skin to ensure skin remains calm and soothed. What’s not to love?

best beauty productsREN
Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask
£32 >

REN’s Rosa Centifolia uses 100% natural rose extract complex to tone, soften and sooth the skin while cleansing. This cleanser exfoliates and deeply hydrates to firm and plump up the skin. Even the most sensitive and reactive skin can feel invigorated by this product. You’ll be looking your best in no time.

best beauty productsREN
Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
£15 >

This superfood powder contains some of the world’s most antioxidant abundant super berries and collagen synthesising vitamins for radiant, younger looking skin. Strengthens the immune system, promotes healthy skin and skin repair. I AM Beautiful from Naomi’s Kitchen is a protein-rich blend of the most antioxidant abundant super berries and key skin repairing vitamins and minerals, and is bursting with collagen-producing vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids, all which are vital for glowing, radiant, younger looking skin. Benefiting the skin plus aiding the immune system due to being rich in vitamin C, this product (shaken with the electrolyte-filled coconut water) will help you radiant from the inside out.

best beauty products
Naomi’s Kitchen
I AM Beautiful
£48.60 >

To polish your look, utilise a perfectly groomed eyebrow. Done well, eyebrows lift and frame your face and eyes, balance facial features, and lend you a more youthful appearance. Charlotte Tilbury designed her makeup line to make women feel beautiful, powerful and confident. And creating this product, she was inspired by the Supermodel Brow of the nineties: starting slightly squared off at the inner corner, tapers into a perfect arch and finishes in a fine point. With her 3-in-1 eye brow pencil that shapes, lifts and adds definition, this is easy to achieve. It’ll be a whole new you.

best beauty productsCharlotte Tilbury
Brow Pencil
£22.50 >

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