So many of us live or work in cities and built up areas these days, where traffic blocks up our streets all day long and air quality stagnates indoors. The result is an increase in our exposure to pollution, dirt, train fumes and smog, all of which takes its toll on our skin and overall health.
Beauty products are an extension of your overall look and our top 5 gets you there faster, for flawless results. Trust us, you’ll be obsessed with these to treat your skin, hair and lips for the quality and reliability to switch up your style as you please.
Our top five products gives you a head start with skin, hair and nails with brands we sample ourselves
OPV Matt Liquid Lipstick
The BRAND NEW OPV Beauty matte liquid lipsticks are available in 25 fabulous colours to suit you and your mood.
You will love the effortless application, giving your lips a tender coverage that dries to a gorgeous matte finish - Let your lipstick do all the talking!
OPV Lipstick £7.99
Only Curls Conditioner
A volumising, conditioning, protein rich mousse perfect for curly or wavy hair. This lightweight foam styler will help to boost volume, smooth frizz and define curls, all with weightless hold. The special blend of rice water, rice protein, and pro-vitamin B5 helps strengthen curls, replenish moisture and prevent breakage.
Mylee Speckled Matte No Wipe Top Coat
Give your manicure a stunning black speckled matte finish with this top coat. Perfect for a mini-egg effect at Easter over your favourite pastel polishes! Packed with irregular black fragments and with a matte finish you can protect your polish from natural wear and prevent chipping and peeling for a long lasting manicure. Perfect over any MyGel polish shade, the 5-In-1 Builder Gel and Polygel! With no tacky inhibition layer to remove, you're good to go once cured!
The Jojoba Company Youth Potion
Formulated with signature Australian Wadi-Wadi Jojoba, the Jojoba Company’s Ultimate Youth Potion + L22 ® is naturally packed with antioxidants, omegas, and vitamins. Delivering superior anti-ageing results for all skin types without harmful additives or chemical nasties. It has been developed to prevent and repair fine lines and wrinkles and is clinically proven to deliver results. Sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients such as patented L22®, a blend of botanical oils that deliver the same ratio of lipids as healthy 22-year-old skin, and free-radical fighting CoQ10 work together with Jojoba to activate your skin’s natural intelligence to boost skin hydration, enhance firmness and elasticity whilst restoring healthy skin lipids.
Eresos Aloe Vera Hydrating Face Mask
For some serious skincare pampering, our 500mg CBD isolate infused moisturising and calming Derma Hydrating Face Mask is packed with natural extracts of Aloe Vera and Chamomile for an instant pick-me-up. Easily applied and easily removed, the soothing Kaolin clay will give you a healthy, fresh complexion and long-lasting results.
www.eresos.co.uk £45 (500mg)
Why so obsessive?
If you’ve been hankering for a deep intensive repair for your face, we think you’ll love Eresos who design their products for a longer result and of course the Jojoba Company for quality ingredients that work along with your own skin’s ecosystem.
As far as DIY nails are concerned, we say, the time spent polishing and sealing that perfect pigment must endure washing up the dishes and a steamy bath as a minimum. It’s all in the top coat friends! The Mylee Top Coat is to be teamed up with their Mygels range but also what you already have in your home. We expect thank you letters on this recommendation alone.
We really do have to mention the level of protein rich ingredients in the curling mousse here. It reminded us of the home remedy of egg yolks as a hair conditioner, but this offers a great vegan alternative for hair breakage repair (and without the mess)!
And finally, for real lipstick, we truly believe your lips should do all the talking with a dense and rich pigment. Whether you intend to say anything or not. Embracing “the silent type” with a subdued matte finish is sexy, sultry and easy to achieve with a reliable lipstick such as OPV.
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Artistry introduces a convergence unlike any other skincare line with Artistry Skin Nutrition™ products that work like supplements for the skin.
The new clean, traceable, and vegan skincare line is powered by cutting-edge skin science and plant-based phytonutrients with clean ingredients and processes for healthy beauty - with no compromises.
Every product includes ingredients from Nutrilite™, a world leader in vitamins and plant-based dietary supplements, that are traceable from seed to skin to ensure they’re pure, safe and effective. These skincare solutions target each person’s individual needs and skin nutritional gaps so they can create a personalised beauty regimen that’s just right, every time. With Artistry™ products, beauty no longer has to be a choice or a compromise. The Artistry™ brand is Science AND Nature, Purity AND Performance, Good AND Good For You.
The Promise of Artistry™ Healthy Beauty
Building on a combined 145 years of experience, the Artistry™ brand showcases the harmonious partnership of powerful, plant-based ingredients and groundbreaking science with the launch of Artistry Skin Nutrition™. Artistry™ scientists discovered skin looks its healthiest when 5 key Skin Nutritional Requirements are addressed to purify, balance, rebuild, moisturise and protect the skin. Artistry Skin Nutrition™ products were created to work like supplements for the skin to fulfill these requirements and improve skin’s healthy look with a simple regimen. All Artistry Skin Nutrition™ products are formulated according to the Artistry™ Clean guidelines with Vegan* formulas, pure, safe ingredients, better manufacturing processes and more. These are the guiding promises for all Artistry Skin Nutrition™ products and reinforce the true meaning of Artistry™ Healthy Beauty.
Powered by Advanced Skin Science + Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are at the heart of Artistry™ formulas and the best way to help create effective beauty products. Wherever possible, Artistry™ turns to a trusted plant source above all others - Nutrilite™ farms – for powerful, plant-based ingredients, and amplifies nature’s superstars with groundbreaking skin science for products that deliver real, visible results.
Created Clean and Traceable with Nutrilite™ Phytonutrients
Knowing where ingredients come from and how a product is produced can help people choose pure, safe and effective products with confidence. The Artistry™ brand takes the guesswork out of choosing products that contain plant-based phytonutrient ingredients from Nutrilite™, that are traceable from seed to skin. Artistry Skin Nutrition™ products also follow a new standard of Artistry™ Clean, including a ‘Yes’ List of approved, beneficial and safe ingredients, and a ‘No’ List of more than 1,300 ingredients that Artistry™ choses never to use in their skincare products.
Personalised for You
With the Artistry™ brand, products are made for everyone. All skin types and skin concerns. All skin tones. Artistry™ formulas are created with cutting edge techniques to offer targeted solutions for the unique needs of every person, based on a database of over 32,000 diverse faces from all over the world. This is the deeply personalised experience of Healthy Beauty.
Discover Artistry Skin Nutrition
Artistry Skin Nutrition™ skincare addresses 5 key Skin Nutritional Requirements with complete regimens that include a cleanser, toner and face moisturiser. Each step works like a supplement for skin for real, visible results. The collection is organised into Solution Sets that offer effective skincare solutions for a variety of skin concerns. The Hydrating Solution Set, Renewing Solution Set, Firming Solution Set and 2 make-up removers are now available online.
We are just at the start of the new season, but it is time to update our skincare routines. While we adapt our daily regimen to the rising temperatures, we can grab this occasion to joy the benefits of trending skincare ingredients.
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In the world of skincare and makeup, things seem to be changing at the speed of light. It appears like every new day brings a new magical cream, an abundance of serums that promise to change our skin forever, along with numerous other topical innovations. They all boast an abundance of retinol, vitamins, collagen and antioxidants that guarantee a flawless complexion and plump, radiant skin. It was only a matter of time when something new will appear on the skincare market, and now it has. To our surprise, it wasn’t another skincare product, at least not one applied in a traditional matter.
Although the effectiveness of the new drinkable skincare trend is yet to transpire, every innovative step is bound to tickle and intrigue us. If it proves effective, it could change the way we view and practice skincare for good, but as the effectiveness of the new trend still await proof, all we can do is explore the topic with as many pieces of information we have, give it a go and see what happens.
1. Putting Our Finger On It
What is drinkable skincare exactly? Given that it’s a ‘brand new thing’ in skincare, it’s difficult to put a finger on it. The rise of drinkable collagen or even a digestible SPF and probiotics in concoctions that promise to reduce dark spots and dull skin, fight aging and target numerous other skincare issues and concerns is, however, undeniable. The products in question vary from vitamin-rich juices to dry supplements that are supposed to be added to your regular beverages.
Besides, the ‘line’ of products goes as far as to introduce a collagen peptide, a drink whose effectiveness has been studied by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. According to their report, the consumption of this drink has increased skin hydration within an eight-week time span, as well as collagen density in the dermis. The study concludes that the oral supplementation has definitely proven effective in slowing down the aging process, and that is definitely food for thought.
2. The Idea Behind It
Again, it’s difficult to state where the idea for this kind of skincare came from, but given the increasing popularity of fresh-pressed juices that were initially used as a means to detox and cleanse the body from the built-up toxins, this is a safe place to start. It’s hard not to notice that people have been investing in quality cold-press juicers, like the ones by reputable brands such as Kuvings for years now, as they wish to get all the best ingredients out of their fruits and other members of the superfoods family.
The term superfoods has been around for quite some time now. One of their trademark features is the fact that they do wonders for the skin. The holistic approach to skincare has always emphasized the inextricable bond between the gut and the skin, claiming that what we put inside our body is as important (if not more important) as what we put on it. For instance, according to the holistic approach, sedentary lifestyle, a sugar-based diet and food sensitivities don’t only affect our overall health, but inevitably reflect on our skin, and NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD agrees. She states that “research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interact with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea.”
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the effects of a healthy diet featuring yogurts, and vitamin-packed juices will be easily visible. It’s even less surprising that someone came up with drinkable solutions for all our skin problems.
3. The Future
Predicting the future is a tricky feat, but if the study with collagen is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing more and more of these types of skincare products. That being said, this is still a novelty, and one that could fade out just as fast as it came in, so don’t go clearing out your bathroom cabinets just yet. Of course, pressed juices are always welcome, as we know how important vitamin intake is for our health. As for skincare, yes, the connection between body and skin is strong, but whether drinkable skincare products will stand the test of time – well, only time will tell.
Wtitten by Sophia Smith