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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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The new highlighting trend leaving balayage in the shade

March 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Move over balayage, baylights is the new style of highlights everyone's asking for >>>

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The best hand creams for every budget

March 4th 2020

With advice everywhere telling us to wash our hands and use anti-bacterial gel to stop the spread of coronavirus, our hands are drier than ever - these are the salves and creams saving the day >>>

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What is squalane? Why you need to know about the natural moisturiser

March 3rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We put skincare’s moisture-boosting secret under the microscope to see if it’s really worthy of the dry skin-soothing hype >>>

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The conscious conversation: how beauty and wellness brands are giving back to the planet

March 1st 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Sustainability is one of the biggest conversations in beauty and wellness right now. So who is stepping up? >>>

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Why you’ll be seeing the shag haircut everywhere this summer

February 28th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It's the new cool-girl hairstyle that's perfect for embracing your natural hair texture - from short to long, curly to straight we round up shag haircuts to suit everyone >>>

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13 bathroom swaps that will reduce your plastic footprint

February 26th 2020

From bamboo toothbrushes to tube-free toothpastes and biodegradable face wipes, here’s how to make your bathroom a much greener space >>>

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The best pillow sprays to help you drift off to sleep

February 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Can a pillow mist really help you fall asleep? We think yes, and these are the ones we recommend >>>

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Hype around hemp: why you need to know the difference between hemp and CBD

February 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Cannabis leaves are all over our beauty and wellness products right now but what does that tell us about what we are buying? Here's how to know your cannabis sativa seed oil from your cannabidiol – and why it's important >>>

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Why everyone in wellness is booking an infrared sauna session

February 21st 2020

They’re popping up in gyms, spas and yoga studios near you, and they’re already huge in the US. Here’s what infrared saunas can do for your skin, strength and sleep, and why it’s different from your average sweat box experience >>>

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The best liquid eyeliners to buy in 2020

February 20th 2020 / Elizabeth Bennett

Feline flicks never go out of style - here are the liquid eyeliners to make sure your eye makeup always looks on point no matter your budget >>>

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The indie beauty brands we’re getting excited about

February 19th 2020

So-called 'Skindie ' skincare is taking over. These are the small but mighty skincare brands that have something for everyone >>>

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The best moisturisers for sensitive skin

February 18th 2020 / Judy Johnson

If your skin reacts to beauty products often, you might be tempted to go for doctor's orders when it comes to your face cream. But there are good ones out there for sensitive skin - you just have to find them, writes Judy Johnson >>>

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I tried at-home dermaplaning and here's what happened

February 17th 2020 / Hattie Sloggett

Fed up with her peach fuzz facial hair, Hattie Sloggett tried a new 'face shaving' kit. Would it give her the smoothest base of her life or the worst 5 o'clock shadow? >>>

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Alicia Burke: "Growing up, you weren't beautiful if you didn't straighten your hair"

February 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Aged 25, the model and face of Tom Ford Beauty took the bold step of embracing her natural hair and has never felt more beautiful. She explains why she stepped away from restrictive beauty norms - and gives us a peek inside her bathroom cabinet >>>

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Why natural doesn't always = safe. What this top derm wants you to know about 'clean' beauty

February 13th 2020 / Dr Anjali Mahto

Parabens, mineral oils and chemical sunscreens are the bugbears of the clean beauty world. But what evidence is there that they are bad for us - and are clean alternatives any better? Dermatologist Anjali Mahto gives her view >>>

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8 skincare power couples that work oh so well together

February 12th 2020 / Anna Hunter

And a few skincare products that actually work best solo… >>>

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CBD bath bombs and salts for your most chilled out bath ever

February 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Upgrade tub time with CBD infused bath products for unrivalled relaxation >>>

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Beauty Shopaholic: what this fitness influencer spends her money on

February 11th 2020

With over 1 million followers on YouTube, PT Lucy Wyndham-Read is best known for her 7-minute workouts. But she's something of a beauty buff too. Here she shares what she spends her money on >>>

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The expert's guide: questions to ask before you have fillers

February 9th 2020

You might not have thought about asking these questions, but it's not advisable to get fillers until you have the answers >>>

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Want to fade dark spots? This is the this new doctor-approved ingredient to look out for

February 1st 2020

To help zap sun spots and dark patches, tranexamic acid is the powerhouse ingredient you're about to see everywhere >>>

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How cannabis is becoming skincare's hottest new ingredient

January 30th 2020 / Susannah Taylor

As more countries legalise cannabis for medicinal use, it's also becoming big news for the beauty industry with cannabis compound cannabidiol or CBD said to be a powerful soother for problem skin. Susannah Taylor investigates >>>

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How to boost your collagen levels, from food to facials

January 29th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Collagen: it’s the building block of bouncy skin, and it starts tanking in our twenties. Here’s how to enhance collagen production, from simple diet tweaks to cutting edge treatments (and the supplements that actually work) >>>

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10 jelly cleansers that leave skin soft - not stripped

January 27th 2020

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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