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Sometimes it’s hard to find that gift for that special someone. Sometimes budget is an issue or even knowing where to start. Below are a few ideas that could suit one of the wonderful women in your life.
Beauty Basics: Face
There are more than a few facial systems on the market now, and Braun have an upgraded system ready in time for Christmas. *Braun FaceSpa (£59.99) helps you improve your skin regime in 60 seconds leaving it softer, smoother and brighter. With multiple replacement brushes, you can use this product on normal to sensitive skin, for exfoliation and even to massage creams on your face. A perfect gift for those who are skin care conscious this deep-pore cleansing system doubles up as a facial epilator providing high precision epilation.
Beauty Basics: Eyes
I opted to the products below because to me, skin care and good quality skin products are classic and unlikely to go out of style. It’s also essential arsenal to combat tired skin, giving yourself some rejuvenation as and when you need it.
This hydrogel eye collagen patch is formulated with anti-ageing marine based collagen, combined with Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Vitamins A & E. This is suitable for all skin types and the intensive, energizing under eye treatment is designed to nourish and minimise the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, under eye shadow and dryness in just 20 minutes, while increasing elasticity and firmness for a youthful appearance. It was super easy to use as it is also cut to the shape of the under eye and ready to use. It is also paragon free.
Make sure you cleanse your under eye area, remove mask from its packaging and peel of patch from clear sheet. Apply under your eye and wear for 15-20 minutes as instructed.
This new advanced Caviar Eye Serum from the British skinChemists’ is another way to treat and rejuvenate the delicate eye area. Containing Caviar, the serum works to smooth your eye area, leaving it looking bright and rejuvenated. The main selling point of this product is its intelligent skincare design behind using Caviar Extract, a highly nutritious marine complex, used to protect the skin against harmful rays and environmental stresses. A great product to help tackle fine lines and wrinkles and bring on increased radiance.
Beauty Basics: Cleanse and Exfoliate
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (£7.50 for the trial size) a deep exfoliation product. It’s a clear odourless liquid and it has 2% salicylic acid (BHA) and works on minimises and clearing your pores. (Always wear sunscreen after use).
This Skin ProCleanser could be part of a lovely set as it’s another option to help towards naturally radiant skin. It’s a gel-like cleanser, exfoliator and mask in one which I truly appreciate. I find that most of ESPA’s products tend to have a multi-functional purpose. The combination of Moringa seed extract, Jojoba and pumpkin enzymes cleanses ensures that make-up is removed while gently exfoliating to reveal beautiful, radiant, healthy skin. The Cleansing Mask is a deeply cleansing, clay formula to balance oil, calm and nourish. If you’re anything like me and have oily to combination skin, you’ll love this. It gently draws out impurities while you deeply cleanse, another step to healthier looking skin.
Beauty Basics: Hydrate and Moisturise
Finally, I have the * Goat’s Milk Skin Cream (£12.99) by ORBA. This soothing cream is rich, deeply moisturising yet light enough to wear under make up. It is suitable for all skin types and those with irritable skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, rosacea) also use this to heal rough patches, nourish their skin and also soothe itchiness. Regardless of your skin condition, * Goat’s Milk Skin Cream is a great product for hydrating your skin and remaining skin happy.