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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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Why everyone's buying aloe vera for homemade hand sanitiser

March 25th 2020

To make your own hand sanitiser aloe vera is a key ingredient - but it has other skincare benefits too >>>

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How to dye your hair at home like a pro

March 23rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

Since a trip to the salon probably isn't on the cards, here's how to get that freshly coloured feeling without leaving the house >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

March 21st 2020 / Jessica Morgan

When a sexual assault tore Jessica Morgan's life apart, she found comfort in the simple act of cleansing her face. She describes how skincare became self-care and the products and rituals that brought her back from the brink >>>

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Pimple patches to clear the most stubborn of spots

March 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Forget dabbing spots with creams, all the cool kids are wearing pimple patches - and while we're stuck inside, it's the perfect time to give them a whirl >>>

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Quick and easy ways to hide your roots when you can't get to the salon

March 18th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Self-isolating but in need of root touch-up? We feel you. Try one of these root cover-up hair dye alternatives for a dose of temporary hair colour until you can see your stylist again >>>

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What does cruelty-free actually mean?

March 17th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Finding beauty that is cruelty-free isn't a simple as looking for a bunny logo on your skincare - we decode how to tell if your product has been tested on animals once and for all >>>

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9 skincare capsules that will transform the way you use a serum

March 13th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Potent, powerful, perfectly dosed and light and easy to use on the go, if you’re yet to consider a skincare capsule or ampoule, here’s our rundown of the best >>>

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Silk press: everything you need to know about the non-chemical straightening treatment

March 13th 2020 / Jemma Thompson

It's a salon treatment that turns even the most coarse afro hair silky smooth. We sent straightener addict Jemma Thompson to try it >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

March 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Given that they’re a single-use product, is there a way to make sheet masks sustainable? >>>

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Mitt, loofah, puff, flannel or bare hands – how do you wash your body?

March 9th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We all have a favourite method, but some are better for your skin than others, according to one dermatologist >>>

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How this beauty expert got hooked on TikTok

March 6th 2020 / Jo Jones

Beauty industry pro Jo Jones reveals how at 43-years-old she's become addicted to micro-vlogging site TikTok - and explains why beauty brands need to get on board >>>

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10 supersize beauty products we can’t get enough of

March 6th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Forget cutesy miniatures - these are the mega sized skin, hair and body products to make room for on your bathroom shelf (failing that, put up a new one). Here’s what we’re maxing out on >>>

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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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