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Beauty Features

The latest in-depth features on beauty, makeup, skin care, hair care and all things cosmetic. Browse here for longer reads on your favourite beauty topics

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Hair towels: the essential item you’re probably missing from your haircare regime

January 15th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Kylie Jenner just proclaimed her love for the humble hair towel but are they actually that much better for your hair than a traditional towel? With promises to speed up drying time and reduce damage, we investigate if you *really* need one >>>

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The best peptide serums and creams for every skin type and concern

January 13th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Think of peptides as the project managers of your skin; from sending messages to produce more collagen to encouraging hydration, peptides tell your skin what to do. Here are the ones to know >>>

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Best cleansing balms for an ultra-clean, makeup free face

January 8th 2021 / Emma North

Team GTG put some of the best-loved cleansing balms to the test to see which ones are worth the double cleanse - read on for our honest reviews >>>

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My skin had a freak out and this clever new range fixed it

January 6th 2021 / Nicola Bonn

She's the beauty podcaster who's tried everything, so what made Nicola Bonn fall in love with Skingredients? >>>

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Is this the smell of optimism? Why rose is having a real moment

January 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Rose is the self-care scent to look for to lift our spirits in these uncertain times, according to aromatherapists. With searches for positivity up by 200%, this is how rose is coming to the rescue >>>

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4 years of Beauty Pie: the brand’s 10 most popular beauty bargains

December 21st 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

The online beauty buyers club has helped transform the way we shop through its ‘makeup without the markup’ memberships. Founder Marcia Kilgore tells us how she does it >>>

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The Expert Edit: the beauty essentials fitness CEO and new mum Lucy Mecklenburgh buys on repeat

December 21st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From luxury body cream and scented candles to budget-friendly hair masks and moisturiser, here's everything you'll find in Lucy Meck's shopping basket >>>

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Meghan Markle rocked lilac eye makeup this week and now we want in

December 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Pastel makeup has made a big splash this year – here's how to wear the trend without looking like you're in primary school >>>

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Foreo UFO 2: what happened when we tried this LED power mask device

December 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

This space age beauty gadget shrinks a 20-minute mask treatment into just 2 and helps you get more out of your skincare. We put it to the test >>>

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Why the cold is so good for your skin

December 11th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Looking for tighter and brighter skin? The key is in cooling cryotherapy face tools (or a brisk walk outside) >>>

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The expert edit: How a Pussycat Doll wakes up, works out and what she spends on beauty

December 11th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Singer, dancer and radio presenter Ashley Roberts fills us in on her beauty essentials and why working out is non-negotiable for her >>>

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Why perfume doesn’t last as long in the winter – and what to do about it

December 10th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Have you noticed that the scent of your perfume doesn’t hang around as much during cold weather? There’s a very real reason for this. Here are some expert tricks to stop fragrance fade >>>

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Ellansé: "I developed saggy 'runner's face' and this is what fixed it"

December 9th 2020 / Daisy Waugh

Giving up her daily run wasn’t an option for Daisy Waugh, but she did want to say goodbye to her 'runner's face'. So she signed up for a new collagen-boosting filler – with dramatic results >>>

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Microcurrent facial: at home tools for toned and firm skin

December 3rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The demand for at-home microcurrent facials is growing, with more tools than ever promising a plump and toned complexion from your sofa. These are the latest devices to try >>>

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Why Instagram could be wrecking your hair

December 1st 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your favourite celeb might be giving you #hairgoals, but they could also be serving up some unrealistic expectations too. Here’s why the following stylists and colourists want us all to look beyond the filter >>>

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Neurophroline: the new stress-busting ingredient for brighter, calmer skin

November 29th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

After the year we’ve had we’re welcoming this cortisol blocking ingredient that reduces the appearance of premature ageing and improves skin luminosity >>>

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Davina McCall does these 8 things every morning

November 27th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How does she stay so darned fit, upbeat and motivated? It’s all in the morning routine. But what made her have a little cry in our interview? >>>

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Foreo Bear Mini Microcurrent device: why small is mighty

November 20th 2020

Just 2 minutes a day is all it takes to target crows' feet and fine lines and to get the microcurrent glow. We put Foreo's newest compact facial toning device to the test >>>

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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

November 18th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Who needs full coverage when you're barely leaving the house? Instead we're reaching for lighter bases that enhance skin glow rather than masking every imperfection. Here's our edit of the best tinted creams and sheer, lightweight foundations >>>

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The best gel cleansers to unclog pores and restore hydration

November 14th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

For a gentle yet powerful way to rid surface oil and alleviate irritation, a gel cleanser is the way to go >>>

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Morpheus8: why this new 25-minute tightening tweakment has got celebs queuing up

November 5th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Amanda Holden says it's 'the best hour investment for looking 5 years younger' and Kim Kardashian-West took to Insta to sing its praises too. What's so good about the Morpheus8? We found out >>>

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Why half-up half-down hair isn't just for popstars

October 31st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Loved by Ariana Grande and Beyonce, half-up half-down hair conceals roots and glams up third-day hair – perfect for now, if you ask us >>>

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Charlotte Mensah: The best oils for afro hair

October 29th 2020 / Charlotte Mensah

The queen of black hairdressing gives her expert verdict on the different oils to use on afro hair, from almond to jojoba, coconut to avocdo >>>

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The best at-home radiofrequency tools for firmer skin from your sofa

October 29th 2020

Radiofrequency is loved for its collagen-producing, skin tightening powers. These are the at-home devices for salon-similar results >>>

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Blue makeup is everywhere RN; here's how to wear it

October 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Wean yourself off the black eyeliner and embrace blue makeup instead; once you see the effect on your eyes you won’t regret it… >>>

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