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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 best reed diffusers to scent your home

October 15th 2020 / Judy Johnson

Reed diffuser sales soared in lockdown – these are the ones we recommend investing in to keep your home smelling delightful >>>

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How to know if your skincare is worth the money

October 14th 2020 / Ingeborg van Lotringen

After more than 20 years experience of scouring ingredients' lists, beauty editor Ingeborg van Lotringen knows how to tell a good product from an average one. She lets us in on the secrets to avoid being ripped off >>>

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Why you need a body serum as well as moisturiser

October 14th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Just like your face, your body deserves a multi-step skincare routine; enter body serums, designed to energise and revive dull and dry skin >>>

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Hair masks for damaged hair that really make a difference

October 7th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Hair looking straggly rather than swishy? Treat your locks to these hair masks to breathe new life into dull, brittle or bleached hair >>>

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The best easy-to-apply foundation sticks for on-the-go coverage

October 2nd 2020

Looking for flawless coverage on-the-go? These are MUA-approved stick foundations to add to your makeup collection >>>

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We’re calling it, hot brushes are the future of styling for sleek, bouncy hair

September 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Salon-worthy blow-dries without the price-tag and lengthy appointments? A hot brush or hot air styler is all you need >>>

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Acne, rosacea, eczema, sensitivity: is your skin issue actually caused by your gut?

September 28th 2020 / Carla Oates

Gut health expert and founder of wellness brand The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates, explains the power of the gut-skin connection and why good gut health can be the missing piece of the puzzle for problem skin >>>

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Lipoedema: the 'heavy legs condition more than 10% of women have

September 23rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It causes thick, heavy legs, can dramatically affect your self-confidence and many of us don't know we have it. Now Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has gone public about lipoedema, throwing the condition into the spotlight. Three women tell us what it living with it feels like >>>

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The best hydrating primers for dry skin

September 14th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Foundation flaking away? Concealer gone patchy? If you’ve got dry skin, getting base to stick around can be quite the feat. Here are the primers that leave skin smooth and silky >>>

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11 spot creams, oils and gels that shrink blemishes, fast

September 11th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Don’t grin and bear breakouts. These are the spot treatments that work for us, no matter how volcanic the zit… >>>

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5 areas of our bodies we’re all guilty of neglecting – and how to give them some TLC

September 9th 2020 / Abigail James

Our elbows, eyelids and rear-ends need love too, says skin expert Abigail James. Here's how to treat them >>>

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The cream that's here to brighten post-summer skin

September 5th 2020

If you're looking to banish pigmentation and dark patches for a brighter more even complexion, Skin Doctors has a powerful solution >>>

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

September 1st 2020 / Anna Hunter

Potent, perfectly dosed, travel-friendly and recyclable. So many reasons you’re yet to consider a skincare capsule or ampoule, here’s our rundown of the best >>>

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What it's like to lose your hair as a young woman of 24

August 27th 2020 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole in her mid-twenties and was devastated. She eventually found solutions - but looking at Instagram wasn't one of them!. Here's what worked for her >>>

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Hooded eyes: what can you really do about them?

August 23rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Seeing ourselves on Zoom and in face masks has made us more conscious of droopy eyelids, and has lead to a spike in search for treatments and tools. Here's what the pros recommend >>>

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Fruit beauty: our pick of the fun to use fruit-infused skincare

August 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Our skincare regime is starting to resemble a fruit salad with strawberry, pineapple and cherry popping up in the ingredients list, but what does each of them do? >>>

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How to work bold face-framing highlights at any age

August 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

A middle parting and a chunk of contrasting colour around the face - it's a look that's back from the Nineties and this time it's flattering for everyone >>>

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The best body scrubs for revealing smoother, softer skin

August 18th 2020

Whether for pre-tan prep, relieving muscle soreness or revealing super silky skin, here’s our edit of the best body exfoliators around >>>

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The outdoor staycation spa that gives you Ibiza vibes

August 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The minute thermal suites are allowed to open, this is the spa to book into >>>

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Colour-flip eye shadow: the striking makeup look that’s perfect for lazy people

August 13th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

For makeup that looks like it took hours but in reality took less than a minute, colour-flip chrome shadows need to be on your radar >>>

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The best hair oils to smooth and revive dehydrated locks

August 13th 2020

No matter what hair type you have, these are the oils to reach for to add shine and movement to your hair and protect it from damage >>>

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Alison Young’s must-haves for dealing with sun damage at any age

August 13th 2020 / Alison Young

From fine lines in your 30s to pigmentation in your 40s and crepiness in your 60s, the award-winning beauty expert presents her all-decades guide for dealing with the after-effects of too much sun >>>

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The makeup look that suits everyone

August 12th 2020 / Lisa Potter-Dixon

Bronze eyeshadow is the holy grail of makeup according to makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon. From weddings to work days, here’s why it should be your go-to… >>>

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Top derms answer our most burning SPF and sunscreen questions

August 11th 2020

From how long SPF factors last, to the merits of reef-safe SPF, whether water-resistant sunblock is worth it and just what all those UV ratings really mean... >>>

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Like your facial suncream with a hint of colour? These are the newest and best tinted SPFs

August 10th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

These sunscreens give you a subtle hint of colour and skincare benefits too. Find your match with our edit... >>>

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