Words: Heather Spencer
Spring has officially sprung, which can only mean one thing; it’s time to spruce up and spring clean our beauty regime in readiness for the impending summer months! We’ve trawled the shelves of our favourite brands for this season’s must-have beauty buys, and here are the ones we love!
Serge Lutens Mascara, £42, www.lookfantastic.com
Direct from French designer Serge Lutens, this lightweight, creamy mascara is available in three smouldering shades and features an innovative lash-by-lash comb wand design, for maximum eye-opening results.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Balm, £45, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
This delightful Wonder Balm from celeb fave Charlotte Tilbury boasts impressive accolades from its fan base. A sensuous cleanser, overnight mask and SOS face and body balm all-in-one makes this the ultimate multi-tasker.
Ghd Cordless Straightener, £299, www.lookfantastic.com
Achieve salon worthy results while eliminating the inconvenience of a cord, with GHD’s first cordless hair straightener. Featuring 20 minutes of styling per charge, the lightweight, ergonomic design guarantees the performance of a regular GHD tool.
Trilogy Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream, £29.50, www.feelunique.com
This light acid cleanser from Trilogy is suitable for daily use and is ideal for premature aging skin concerns. Naturally active fruit enzymes effortlessly remove make-up while gently exfoliating, revealing a radiantly renewed complexion.
Trilogy Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream £26, www.lookfantastic.com
An innovative 3-in-1 priming serum from Stila, containing swirls of three colour correcting brighteners to minimise redness and neutralise sallowness, while creating a flawless base for make-up application.
LQ Collagen Skin Hair Nails Max, £29.99, www.lqcollagen.com
Treat your skin from within with these daily all-in-one beauty shots. The key ingredients include 7000mg of Marine Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Biotin and Resveratrol, for optimal Skin, Hair and Nail health.
Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask, £37, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Formulated to remove dead skin cells while simultaneously stimulating cell renewal, this triple action formula works its magic in just 10 minutes, with a glow boosting combination of Glycolic Acid, Multi-Alpha-Hydroxy Acids and Mineral Spheres
Templespa The Power Breakfast Nutritious Scrub & Mask, £30, www.templespa.com
Templespa’s nutritious ‘Muesli for skin’ Scrub and Mask is a multi-tasking treatment inspired by a healthy breakfast concoction of Oats, Nuts and Super-Fruits, to brighten, decongest and polish dull and lack lustre complexions.
Temple Spa Glowcolic Resurfacing Toner, £20, www.templespa.com
An exfoliating toner which delivers award-winning, glow inducing results; with antioxidant rich Vitamin C, moisturising Hyaluronic Acid, smoothing Glycolic Acid and Mediterranean fruit extracts.
StriVectin Hyaluronic Omega Moisture Lip Mask, £26, www.strivectin.co.uk
Transform dry and dehydrated lips with StriVectin’s ‘better than a balm’ Lip Mask. Omega rich fatty acids provide instant soothing and hydrating results, as well as restoring overall lip health over time.
Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Brushes (harrods) £27.50 – £62 www.harrods.com
The old saying, ‘you get what you pay for’certainly applies when it comes to make-up brushes. This high-end Harrods exclusive range comprises of 13 exquisite brushes, pristinely designed for optimal, even application of your go-to products.
Delilah Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick, £20, www.lookfantastic.com
Treat your pout to an intense pop of colour which lasts for up to 9 hours. The lightweight formula is enriched with natural Mineral Clays which mattify without drying, and includes a luscious new aroma of sweet English berry and Vanilla.
Elemis Superfood Midnight Facial, £40, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Quench thirsty skin with this luxurious sleeping night cream from Elemis. The pre-biotic gel-cream is infused with antioxidant rich Camu Camu, Banana Flower and Cocoa Butter, to dramatically transform dull looking skin overnight.
Elemis Clarifying Clay Wash, £34, uk.elemis.com
Designed to minimise pores and reduce blemishes without drying out skin, this purifying clay-based facial wash with Hawthorn extract works hard to lift away impurities and excess oil, while being gentle enough for everyday use.
Chanticaille Kalimantan Parfum, £158, chantecaille.co.uk
A woody and deeply exotic scent which encapsulates the essence of spellbinding Indonesia, with a heart of Borneo grown Patchouli which effortlessly blends with Ciste Absolute, exuding an intensley warm and sensuous aroma.
Olverum Pure Radiance Facial Oil, £60, www.spacenk.com
Formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with gentle Retinol alternatives, while infusing skin with an intense hit of hydration. Apply to cleansed, damp skin for optimal calming, soothing and age correcting results.
Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Overnight Facial Cream, £42, www.lookfantastic.com
Treat your skin and your senses to Neom’s Overnight Facial Cream, from the brands popular Scent to Sleep range. Packed with ingredients your skin will love, including Hyaluronic Acid, Cica and Ceramides, while the essential oil blend induces a blissful night’s sleep.
Fadeout Skincare Original Brightening Moisturiser £8.49, www.lookfantastic.com
A brightening moisturiser with a purse pleasing price tag, this multi-purpose treatment cream contains Niacinamide to actively reduce discoloration and dark spots, while also targeting signs of sun damage and post hyperpigmentation.
KEYS Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream, £30, www.harrods.com
From the critically acclaimed range designed by songstress Alicia Keys, this antioxidant rich formula contains the latest hero ingredient Bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to Retinol, which actively plumps and hydrates while improving overall tone and texture.
Naturopathica Holy Basil & Retinol Ageless Night Oil, £116, uk.naturopathica.com
This clinically proven formula designed for normal and mature skin types contains age-defying Retinol, Bakuchiol and Holy Basil, which work in harmony to visibly smooth, brighten and firm skin overnight.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor, £34, www.harveynichols.com
An award-winning light-as-air SPF 30 moisturiser from Fenty Beauty, curated by the one-and-only iconic pop-star Rihanna, designed to hydrate, brighten and firm dehydrated, discoloured and aging skin.
Neom THE WELLBEING POD MINI, £50, www.johnlewis.com
A mini version of Neom’s best-selling Wellbeing Pod, created to infuse small spaces with your favourite Neom essential oil blend. The compact, travel-friendly design means you can literally take this anywhere with you, whenever you need a little wellbeing recharge.
Bobbi Brown Extra Intense Eye Cream, £50, www.selfridges.com
Designed to soften the appearance of fine lines around the delicate eye area, this new and improved formula boasts 3x more Hyaluronic Acid and 5x more Argireline Peptide, making this the ultimate pick-me-up treatment.
Omorovicza Gold Night Drops, £193, www.omorovicza.co.uk
An award-winning, ultra-nourishing nigh-time serum, formulated with anti-inflammatory rich colloidal gold which works its transformational magic while you sleep, for a radiantly renewed complexion and visibly smoother skin when you wake up.
These encapsulated hair treatment shots contain a precise dose of Alterna’s Ceramide rich formula. Designed to strengthen and reduce breakage, apply to damp or dry hair to reveal envy inducing softness and shine.