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Find out the latest beauty trends, fitness trends and what's hot in the world of health...

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The best hair oils for dehydrated locks

10 hours ago

No matter what hair type you have, these are the oils to reach for when your mane is in serious need of some TLC >>>

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Why you need to try exercise snacking if you’ve got no time to work out

July 30th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Studies suggest that it’s as effective as long slog gym sessions and it’ll help you hit your health goals without early alarms or stressful scheduling. Here’s how fitness snacking works and why you should try it (no food involved FYI) >>>

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6 high tech makeup mirrors with lights that we’re loving

July 27th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Because dodgy lighting shouldn't put a dampener on your handiwork. Here are the light up vanity mirrors we really rate >>>

magnesium.jpgHealth

Why you're probably not getting enough magnesium

July 22nd 2020 / Victoria Woodhall and Ayesha Muttucumaru

More than 70% of people in the modern world are magnesium deficient – and a major cause is stress. These are the tell-tale signs that you're not getting enough and how to boost your daily intake >>>

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The best new summer eyeshadow palettes to revive your makeup collection

July 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Pat McGrath, Urban Decay and NARS – these are the new palettes lighting up our eyes - essential when you've got a mask covering the rest of your face >>>

peachfuzz.jpgBeauty

Peach fuzz: a guide to downy facial hair, and how to remove it

July 21st 2020 / Anna Hunter

From magnifying mirrors to HD cameras and selfie culture, peach fuzz or vellus hair can become a source of anxiety - here’s how to remove it if you want to, and a case for leaving yours be >>>

makeup-fridge.jpgBeauty

Once and for all, should we be storing our cosmetics in a beauty fridge?

July 7th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Are there actually any benefits to keeping our beauty stash chilled? We ask the pros >>>

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The best hydrating face mists to keep you looking dewy

June 29th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether it's to refresh skin or calm senses, facial mists can be a great addition to your beauty arsenal – these are the ones worth spritzing >>>

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Hemp seed oil: 8 products guaranteed to give you a skin high

June 26th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Rich in essential fatty acids, hemp seed oil provides a hefty dose of hydration for parched skin and tackles breakouts too. From a bestselling hand cream to a must-have face serum, here are our top product picks >>>

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Shampoo bars – better than your regular bottle of hair wash?

May 26th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Eco and travel-friendly, solid shampoos offer a range of benefits, but how do they scrub up? We put them to the test >>>

essences.jpgSkin

What is a skin essence and why it's actually really useful

May 11th 2020

Already widely used in Korea, this antioxidant-rich, anti-pollution liquid is still something of a niche buy mainly because we're confused about what it actually does. We wouldn't be without it and here's why >>>

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Do you know your curl type? It could be the key to your healthiest curls yet

May 5th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Knowing your curl type is (almost) as much of a revelation as finally finding out your true bra size. Don't know if you're a 3A or a 4C? Real women who've found their curl fit share what's worked for them >>>

castor-oil-for-hair-growth.jpgWho, What, Hair

Can castor oil really make your hair grow?

April 30th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Castor oil: it’s the all-natural remedy that’s received glowing testimonials across the web for its hair growth potential - but is it really the secret to a fuller lash and hair line? We found out >>>

tracksuit-bottoms-2.jpgFashion

Sales of tracksuit bottoms and utility joggers have shot up

April 29th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The perfect hybrid of WFH comfort and S/S trend. It's the budget buy with life beyond lockdown >>>

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Dry body oils - the fastest way to moisturise in the morning

April 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

More lightweight and fast-absorbing than rich body creams, a dry body oil is the perfect fix for dry skin when short on time. Here’s our ultimate edit >>>

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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

March 27th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Who needs full coverage when you're barely leaving the house? Instead we're reaching for lighter bases that enhance skin glow rather than masking every imperfection. Here's our edit of the best tinted creams and sheer, lightweight foundations >>>

aloe-3.jpgSkin

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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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 >>>

bathroom-swaps.jpgBeauty

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 >>>

sleep-sprays.jpgMind

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 >>>

infra-red-saunas-need-to-know.jpgWellbeing

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 >>>

sex-toys.jpgSex & Gynae

The sex toys we feel no shame about having on our bedside table

February 3rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Gone are the days of burrowing your sex toys deep in your sock drawer, these ones deserve pride of place in your bedroom >>>

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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… >>>

niacinamide-3.jpgSkin

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 >>>

bakuchioil.jpgSkin

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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