Best Collection – The Body Shop Oils Of Life

Whether it is the whole collection or just one of the products that you are after we thought they all deserved to be in this month’s must-haves! With the same three main ingredients but variations in the formulations we are sure you will find at least one you want this month!

Black cumin seed oil has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties so can help reduce the visible signs of ageing, so is perfect in our skin care. Camellia Oleifera seed oil is another antioxidant we want in our skin care but it is also an emollient and is packed with vitamins and although rosehip seed oil is less convincing we still have high hopes for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities it is thought to have. 

To purchase the Oils of Life, click HERE!

Best Bargain – TRESemme Protect Heat Defence Styling Spray

After looking into the science of heat protection sprays we were impressed by TRESemme and if that wasn’t enough it is only £5.25! This spray contains some of the same ingredients as more expensive brands (such as GHD). Its heat protection properties comes from propylene glycol which coats the hair in a thin layer providing protection from the heat as it prevents direct contact to your straighteners/curlers. TRESemme also have ingredients like glycerine to hydrate hair and amodimethicone which is known to improve shine and smoothness for the perfect locks!

We know the importance of protecting your hair if you are going to put it through the stress of heat styling and TRESemme have hit the nail on the head with this product!

To get your hands on TRESemme Heat Defence Spray, click HERE!

Best Pay Day Splurge – Nude ProGenius Omega Oil

With 15 different types of plant-based oils we were sure there had to be some benefits from this product and we were not disappointed! Sea buckthorn is an unusual one but has been used to treat acne and psoriasis due to its antibacterial properties. It is also used to reduce sebum production and works well with jojoba oil, which does the same so these oils are great for oily skin! There are also plenty of fatty acid rich oils to moisturise as well as antioxidants to work against the visible signs of ageing to give smooth, youthful skin – just as Nude say this product will!

If you like the sound of Nude ProGenius Omega Oil, click HERE!

Best Skin Saviour – Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

Gamma linoleic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid and part of the omega-6 family. It is found in oils such as the evening primrose and borage seed oil in this moisturiser to help reduce the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL to some of our regular geeks) for plump, hydrated skin and can help to reduce inflammation. Pomegranate extract is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to protect skin which helps us to avoid the effects we see in ageing such as wrinkles and loss of elasticity. There are also other natural ingredients for that all important moisture as they provide essential fatty acids to restore the skins barrier. If your skin needs a hydration boost this month then Liz Earle is one of our go-to products!

To purchase Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser, click HERE!

Best New-Comer – SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (Korean Sheet Mask)

This is the original sheet mask and is for skin hydration but when we dug a bit deeper we found that it has some good anti-ageing properties too, and with a bunch of vitamins, minerals and amino acids we are not surprised!

Pitera is the star of the show and it has been found to renew the upper layers of the skin for better barrier function, meaning our skin stays hydrated. To give this a boost butylene glycol is a humectant so will bring water from the air to the skin. On the secret anti-ageing side that they don’t mention we found sodium salicylate that has been shown to increase fibril and collagen!

Sheet masks are the new face mask and this one wins on hydration and even has a little added extra on the anti-ageing side of things!

To get hold of yours, click HERE!

Best For Bright Eyes – Clarins Super Restorative Eye Concentrate

With a few odd sounding ingredients we were intrigued and it was worth the look at Clarins eye concentrate! Kudzu is the big ingredient and has been linked to relieving menopausal symptoms but also has some benefits for our skin relating to this as the extract is rich in phytoestrogens. These mimic oestrogen when applied topically and can rejuvenate the outer layer of the skin and improve collagen synthesis for that anti-ageing effect! Shea butter is a Beauty Geek favourite due to its great moisturising effect as it is both a humectant and an emollient. It can also prevent inflammation and swelling so is perfect for use around those puffy eyes! Another one with an odd sounding name is albizia extract and this has evidence that it supports the weak blood vessels which leak fluid and cause the dark under-eye circles. Again on the topic of dark circles, abizia can inhibit the production of melanin to prevent excess pigmentation, another cause of those pesky bags. With this eye concentrate Clarins can help us on the way to that bright-eyed look we are all after!

If you like the sound of this, click HERE to get yours!

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