Rosie Green goes behind the scenes into Grazia's beauty director Liz Hambleton's beauty stash to find out exactly what she swears by

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Want to know how the glossiest of beauty journalists stays that way? Rosie Green delves into Grazia beauty director Liz Hambleton’s product haul and finds it’s a surprisingly streamlined edit


I was using lots of products that didn’t suit my skin, but now I have really simplified my routine. I start with a hot cloth and Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil , £28. Then I use Environ AVST Moisturiser , £29, which has totally transformed the texture of my skin. It’s a vitamin A product that sinks in straight away. Now my skin is much brighter and clearer. After that I use a  SkinCeuticals sunscreen .

I also have mild salicylic acid peels.  I like the one in Dr Prager’s Illuminating facial,  £250. He also uses needle-free mesotherapy to pump in vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and minerals. It gives me plumper, juicier skin.  Or I go to facialist Joanne Evans  for a glycolic acid peel. She gave me Skin Accumax supplements  too, £62.95, which really work.


I wash my hair every day and use Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask , £50, which leaves your hair cleaner and brighter.  I follow this with a gentle Phyto shampoo , from £10.50, and then a conditioner, £16.25 from the Kérastase Reflection Chroma Captive  range.  I style with a little Kérastase Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil,  £29.35, and then use Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo , £11.90, to stop my roots going flat.

I get my hair coloured maybe twice a year with Taylor at Jo Hansford.  I don’t like it to look too coloured, so I’ll go to the salon before a holiday and let the sun lighten it further.


I concentrate on making my skin look good. I don’t like foundation but love Lancôme Hydra Zen Tinted Moisturiser,  £28, and Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint , £21.  I use Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Cool Sand , £18.50, and I like Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation , £15.50, in problem areas.

I never wear powder. I like Stila Convertible Colour,  £16, on my cheeks and I have recently rediscovered Benefit Benetint , £24.50.  I am a really big fan of Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm , £2.99, which is like an enhanced version of your own lip colour. I like Lanolips 101 Ointment , £11.22.  It’s the best lip balm - the only one my lips don’t get addicted to. I also love Balmain Paris nail colours , £14.50.


I have a bath every night. I am the queen of the bath. I light a Liz Earle Eucalyptus & Rosemary candle , £32, and I put in Aveda stress-fix soaking salts , £30 or Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath And Shower Oil , £39. I listen to Native American music while the cat sits next to me. I scrub my body with an exfoliating product from organic brand Eminence, and then finish with a cold blast of water from the shower.  After I use Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion , £29.


I have loads of perfume. I collect the Chanel Les Exclusifs range  – I love Beige, £160. I like Ralph Lauren Romance,  £49.50, too and Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino,  £135, to cheer me up on winter days. And I can’t live without Caudalie Beauty Elixir , £11. When I’ve put my make-up on a spritz of it makes it look fresher and dewier.

Team Me

Brows: I’ve had brow extensions at Goddess salon.   They rebuilt the front section to give me a ‘Cara’ brow.

Yoga:  Any spare time I get, I do it. I do Glow Yoga at Good Vibes  in Covent Garden and go to Yoga On The Lane  in Dalston.

Facials: Helen Brown , Joanne Evans  and Dr Prager ( ).

Hair: Taylor at Jo Hansford .