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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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10 jelly cleansers that leave skin soft - not stripped

10 hours ago

A new cleanser category that's a cross between an oil and a balm, these jelly-textured formulas are packed with conditioning goodies to leave dry skin soft. Here are the ones that had us at jello… >>>

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Seeing red: how to wear red eyeliner without looking tired

January 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Take a backseat black, red eyeliner is stepping into the spotlight >>>

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Boots’ new ingredient-led skincare brand is here to take The Ordinary’s crown

January 22nd 2020

Fans of budget skincare are going to love 'Boots Ingredients', the new affordable range of skin solutions >>>

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Foaming cleansers for every skin type

January 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Foaming face wash often gets a bad rep, with people avoiding it for fear it will strip their skin. We round up the best foaming cleansers that deliver a deep clean >>>

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Niacinamide: the "brilliant all rounder" that your skin will thank you for

January 21st 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

This skin barrier-boosting ingredient comes with the dermatologist’s seal of approval. Here's why and how to incorporate it into your regime >>>

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To Buy For: The little-known hair tool that makes styling a breeze

January 17th 2020 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine needed something to rescue her rain-ravaged hair - and fast. Enter the InStyler which delivers perfectly-polished hair in super-quick time >>>

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Bakuchiol: the natural retinol alternative that won’t leave you red-faced

January 17th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Love the idea of retinol, but not a fan of its side-effects? This plant-based ingredient could be for you >>>

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Is Veganuary wrecking your hair?

January 15th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Without the appropriate dietary and hair care modifications, hair can become more brittle and thinner when on a plant-based diet. Here’s how to keep it in good health >>>

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Pollution and pimples: why acne could be a postcode lottery

January 13th 2020 / Anna Hunter

It’s blamed for an increase in respiratory diseases and heart conditions, can cause premature ageing and pigmentation, and now it’s thought it’s implicated in acne. Here’s how air pollution could be prompting breakouts, and some good air vs. acne news >>>

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What's behind the rise of the One Stitch Facelift? The treatment you can have while you're awake

January 9th 2020

While there's been a fall in traditional facelifts, demand for the more subtle One Stitch Facelift and the T-Lift is growing... >>>

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No time (or money) to get your colour done? Here's how to make your hair colour last longer at home

January 8th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you’re looking to tackle brassiness, dullness or root regrowth, here are the best products for giving your hair colour a new lease of life between appointments >>>

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To Buy For: The night cream that transforms dry menopausal skin

January 5th 2020 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine was feeling the effect of menopause on her skin, until a colleague recommended Emepelle's Night Cream >>>

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Ask the doctor: should I take a collagen supplement?

January 4th 2020 / Dr Johanna Ward

Collagen powders are booming right now - but how good are they for your skin and how much should you take? Our resident GP Dr Johnanna Ward has the facts >>>

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Introducing Bobbi Brown’s supplement brand Evolution_18

January 3rd 2020

From effervescent tablets to gummies to capsules, Bobbi Brown’s wellness collection Evolution_18 has everything you need to get the glow from the inside out >>>

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The Expert Edit: Start the year like a nutrionist with these 15 beauty and wellness essentials

January 3rd 2020

Leading health and nutrition coach Karen Cummings-Palmer believes that wellness is the ultimate beauty product - here are the 15 things she swears by to glow from the inside out >>>

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What a doctor wants you to know about vitamin gummies

January 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From Instagram to the shelves of Holland and Barrett, vitamin and health gummies are everywhere but are they as good as a pill? We asked the experts >>>

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Elle Macpherson’s New Year’s Eve health and beauty secrets

December 31st 2019 / Elle Macpherson

Our columnist always wears white on New Year’s Eve, never has regrets and goes minimal with makeup. Here she shares her favourite ways to round off the year >>>

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Styling tricks that women with thin, fine or flat hair need to know

December 28th 2019 / Michael Van Clarke

If you've got thin hair that always seems to go limp and floppy, make these easy fixes from hairstylist Michael Van Clarke your new habit >>>

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What to buy from Plenaire: the skincare brand Glossier fans will love

December 21st 2019

UK newbie brand Plenaire is putting a fresh face on emotional wellbeing and sustainability. We tested the range and this is what we rated >>>

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Frankincense: the wise men’s gift that soothes skin and anxiety

December 18th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s the biblical gift that keeps on giving, at least where stress and burnout are concerned. From aromatherapy to skincare and fragrance, here’s why one of the most ancient essential oils of all still has a place in our frazzled modern lives… >>>

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This is Alessandra Steinherr's entire AM to PM beauty routine

December 18th 2019 / Anna Hunter

In all of its delicious detail. Plus the celebrity whose skin made her do a double take... >>>

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What is brow lamination? The fluffy brow trend that's all over Instagram

December 12th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

Move aside micro-blading, there’s a new brow treatment in town >>>

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The general election all-nighter: 10 ways to cope

December 11th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From stress-relievers to skincare to disguise your eye bags the next day, here are a few self-care strategies to help you stay cool and collected through the vote counting >>>

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The expert edit: 12 things this stress expert can't live without

December 10th 2019

Stress-busting skincare expert and acupuncturist Annee De Mamiel reveals the beauty and wellness products that keep her on top form >>>

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The best ‘build your own’ customizable eye palettes for every budget

December 6th 2019 / Anna Hunter

You’ll never waste cash on eyeshadow you don’t need again. Here’s our edit of ‘pick your own’ palettes…. >>>

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