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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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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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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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 >>>

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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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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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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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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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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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From 5:2 to 16:8 - which fasting diet plans do what?

January 6th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From intermittent fasting to time-restricted and periodic fasting, here’s your go-to cheat sheet for fasting diets >>>

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What is brow lamination? The fluffy brow trend that's all over Instagram

December 12th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

Move aside micro-blading, there’s a new brow treatment in town >>>

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The V-care revolution: all the down there brands we’re getting intimate with

November 8th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

Intimate washes and post-wax care are stepping into the spotlight, following a makeover from hush hush to hot topic >>>

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Menopausal skincare: our pick of the best

October 17th 2019 / Emma North, Ayesha Muttucumaru

Not simply an anti-ageing cream – it's all about soothing, hydrating and plumping skin, prone to sensitivity, hot flushes, extreme dryness and myriad other menopausal issues. Here’s what to look for >>>

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HIIS: why HIIT skipping will get you fitter, quicker

September 18th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

It can burn almost double the calories of a spin class and is a workout favourite among A-listers and world-class boxers. With stats like that, we couldn’t wait to give it a try >>>

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‘Super’ coffees - how to boost your morning brew

September 17th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re looking for more than just a quick energy boost from your coffee try add-ons such as collagen, maca root powder and medicinal mushrooms are the perfect way of mixing health with habit >>>

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Hyaluronic acid in skincare: everything you need to know about the “gold standard” ingredient for hydration

July 30th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru / Judy Johnson

With an ability to hold 1000x its weight in water, this moisture-boosting molecule is the secret to plump, glowing skin. Here's how HA works and why derms believe you need it in your skincare routine >>>

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To Buy For: The affordable eyebrow pen that looks totally natural

June 26th 2019 / Madeleine Spencer

Makeup artist and GTG columnist Madeleine Spencer was an over-plucker with an expensive infill habit.... until Glossier Brow Flick landed >>>

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Why you should try flotation therapy if you struggle with meditation

May 24th 2019 / Sarah Leigh Bannerman

If switching off doesn’t come easily, 60 minutes of weightlessness could well do the trick, and if the mental benefits don’t swing you, the beauty ones might... >>>

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Why a cleansing powder could speed up your skincare routine

May 17th 2019 / Judy Johnson

It’s the Korean beauty trend that’s ideal for travel, but is a cleansing powder for you? Here’s why it might condense your time at the bathroom sink, plus the best ones to buy >>>

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The best headbands on the high street for low effort good hair days

May 14th 2019 / Anna Hunter and Emma North

The Ancient Greeks made them cool and they’re having a royal revival - here are 8 grown-up headbands to add to your basket >>>

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Counter culture: is Boots about to rival Sephora for beauty shopping?

May 3rd 2019 / Anna Hunter

Many of us fill our boots when visiting a Sephora in Europe or the US, but the transformation of Boots’ beauty halls could see us quite literally doing the same on home soil. Here’s how the way we buy beauty on the UK high street is set to change >>>

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