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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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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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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 / Victoria Woodhall

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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