When you hear 'facial scrubs' most think about microbeads and harsh exfoliators. But for the last 15 years Jojoba Beads have been renowned for its gentler, biodegradable ingredients to exfoliate and cleanse skin safely.

Avoiding harsh micro beads, why not try a natural alternative such as jojoba beads to cleanse the face.


If you are looking for a much loved product that’s tried and tested with over 300 5 star reviews, why not consider the benefits of The Jojoba Bead Cleanser (£22.95)

The cleanser uses Jojoba Beads that are very mild and gentle on the skin, making them ideal for all skin types, including sensitive. With natural emollient properties, jojoba beads are also naturally more moisturising than regular exfoliators and help to maintain the skin's natural pH balance instead of stripping it from its natural oils. They’re also kinder on the planet as they’re biodegradable.

The Jojoba Bead Cleanser combines the benefits of these beads with the below skin-loving ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice that offers anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant, and soothing properties,
  • Jojoba which has a variety of skin healing properties making it perfect for dry, sensitive, acne prone skin,
  • Shea Butter to condition, tone, soothe, and soften skin,
  • Ylang Ylang Flower Oil which has anti-bacterial skin purifying properties, and works wonders to help regulate your sebum production,
  • Papaya Fruit Extract to soothe skin irritations and acts as a natural exfoliant,
  • Soapwort Leaf Extract which has flavonoids and vitamin C to fight dark spots and free radicals that can cause signs of ageing,
  • Vitamin E for anti-aging,
  • Macadamia Seed Oil that hydrates without clogging pores.
  • Quandong Fruit Extract which contains active phenolic acids (a more natural and gentler alternative to exfoliating acids like AHAs). This extract is ideal for exfoliating dead skin cells and leaving behind a brighter and clearer complexion.

It would be difficult to find a product that offers more natural ingredients to combat all of your skin’s demands of the day. It’s a long list of factors when you sit down and think about it, as our skin is busy fighting the effects of pollution, stress and artificial heat from air conditioning to dry us out.

Looking to Mother Nature to help our skin heal is best.

Fashions Finest received this sample and loved the list of ingredients. If you decide to purchase, why not share a selfie and tag us? @fashionsfinestuk We’d love to see you!

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Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 16:35

Clearer Skin In 4 Simple Steps With Face 4ward

Skincare can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the most savvy skincare junkies. Not to mention men, who have their specific skin concerns and needs.

Shakeup Face 4ward cosmetics for men

When it comes to skincare for men, there are even fewer places where male consumers can access skincare knowledge or tips.


That’s why Shakeup Cosmetics, the fastest growing men’s beauty brand in the UK is bringing to market a four-step skincare regime – FACE 4WARD, which is aimed to demystify skincare jargons, and make skincare for men easy to understand and simple to follow.

Step 1: Multi-action Daily Face Wash

Face 4ward face wash

Deep cleansing face wash designed to remove dirt, oil and environmental pollutants to reveal fresh and smoother looking skin. Packed with Willow Bark extract & fruit AHA complex of Orange, Lemon and Bilberry to gently exfoliate skin, improve skin tone and the appearance of pores. Aquaxyl™, a natural pro-age moisturiser preps skin for shaving, and boosts hydration to prevent dryness.

Step 2: Clarifying Toner

Face 4ward Toner

A multi-tasking, freshening toner that exfoliates skin with Glycolic Acid & fruit AHA complex, and helps reduce oil & shine, leaving skin perfectly prepped for serum or moisturiser. Witch Hazel extract helps to minimise the appearance of pores to reveal smoother skin.

Step 3: Pro-youth Serum

Face 4ward serum 

A powerful and nourishing serum that helps to reduce the appearance of multiple signs of ageing. Tiger Grass assists in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promotes a brighter complexion. Squalane helps to reduce excess oil, calm irritation and target uneven skin tone. Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide help to boost hydration and tighten pores to reveal healthy, radiant looking skin.

Step 4: Matte-effect Gel Moisturiser

Face 4ward gel Moisturiser

A lightweight gel moisturiser with Matmarine™ biotech ingredient that targets oil and shine for a natural matte finish. Helps replenish tired skin by delivering a hydrating boost of Hyaluronic Acid to give skin a supple and youthful glow.

Words From The Founders

“It’s been a long time in the making and we are so excited that this range is ready to meet the world. We love the simplicity of this range, but they are packed with skin-loving actives and ingredients, suitable for all skin types, and targeting some of the most common skin issues our customers are facing. We hope you will love them as much as we do!”

Find out more about other Face 4ward products available for all men by Shakeup Cosmetics.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 20:32

Spotted! The 10 Biggest Hair Removal Mistakes

In 2021, an estimated 980 thousand women in the UK used hair removal products once a day or more (statista) - that is a lot of razor heads and wax strips! Are you aware of the most common mistakes we make when shaving or waxing? An expert told us...

hair removal Courtesy of Sparkle PR

Our trusted waxing expert and founder of Sugar Coated, Rosie Khandwala, reveals the 10 biggest mistakes women are making when it comes to DIY hair removal.


Shaving Mistakes

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1. Not Storing Your Razors Properly
"Storing razors in the shower leads to corroding and weaker blades. You should clean and dry razors after each use and store them outside of the bathroom to avoid moisture and extend their shelf-life."

2. Not Prepping Your Skin With A Hot Towel
"Prepping your skin with a hot towel before you shave will soften the hairs allowing for a closer shave. Never prep your skin with cold water since this can make it more difficult for the shaving cream to fully penetrate the skin and be effective."

3. Neglecting To Exfoliate
"Exfoliating your skin before you wax, or shave will enable you to achieve smoother results. Exfoliating on a regular basis can also help to prevent ingrown hairs."

4. Not Shaving In The Direction Of Hair Growth
"You should always shave in the direction of hair growth. Shaving against the grain can cause irritation and increase the chances of razor bumps."

5. Shaving In The Morning
"When you sleep your legs can swell which makes shaving in the morning less than optimal. Shaving at night will allow you to get a closer shave."

Waxing Mistakes

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Rosie says "Waxing is having a real viral moment right now due to the aftermath of the lockdowns."  You would be surprised but #Waxing has 9.6 Billion views on TikTok!

1. Waxing Right Before Or After Your Period
"If you’re extra sensitive to discomfort, avoid waxing right before, during or after your period. Hormonal fluctuations during these times can make waxing more painful. Instead, opt for a wax mid-cycle."

2. Exfoliating Right After You Wax
"You need to let the treated areas rest for at least 2 full days before it’s safe to exfoliate. Exfoliating prior to that can be very painful and result in redness and irritation."

Laser Hair Removal Mistakes

sugar coated body wax Source: Sugar Coated

1. Expecting Permanent Results
"Despite often being marketed as providing permanent results, laser hair removal simply offers significant hair reduction and won’t get rid of hair forever. Occasional touch-ups will be needed in order to keep you smooth."

2. Not Shaving Before Treatment
"Shaving before treatment ensures that the hair follicle will be destroyed. Any residual hairs will prevent the laser’s heat from fully penetrating the hair shaft. It can also cause the treatment to be more painful."

3. Neglecting After Care
"Your skin will be extra sensitive and more susceptible to skin damage afterwards. Wear sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation. Avoid hot showers and steam rooms for at least two full days to let your skin heal."

Rosie says "choosing the correct hair removal method is so personal to the consumer, a lot of thought goes into it such as time, money, results. When creating Sugar Coated I set to make something that gave salon-worthy results, without breaking the bank, or taking too long to master."

"Sugar Coated sugar wax is 100% natural and the only UK manufactured wax that is vegan and cruelty-free. This means our formula of just pure sugar syrup and water is gentler on the skin, and more effective for hair removal as it sticks directly onto hair and pulls them straight out from the root - giving you smooth results each time."

You can find Sugar Coated Sugar Wax Full Body Kit available at Feel Unique (£12.99 for 250g). 

Are you making any of these mistakes? You are still in time to shave or wax correctly and get rid of unwanted body hair the right way and for longer.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:34

Wildlife Body, The Good Scrubs

Ready to meet the one product that changes your skin in a swift? The scrub is your body's BFF but make sure it is kind to your skin and the environment. Wildlife scrubs are.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 13:31

Louis Noir: natural skincare, aromatherapy delights

Baking, crocheting, gardening, crafting and many more. Everyone found a way to kill time during lockdown by brushing up a favourite hobby. Akleia surely did! She built her vegan skincare brand from scratches.

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 11 November 2021 07:43

Autumn Skincare Saviours from Aviela

Investing in a quality skincare line may just be what you need this Autumn. Aviela are a 100% natural African shea butter brand helping you transform your skin through the colder months. 

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:34

Celebrate World Vegan Day in Beauty

Can you believe November is already around the corner? The very start of this month is not like any other day, it is World Vegan Day. To celebrate the day and make the first step towards veganism, we have collected some of our vegan favourites beauty alternative

World Vegan Day beauty swaps. Ph. Polina Tankilevitch, PexelsPh. Polina Tankilevitch, Pexels

World Vegan Day falls every year on the 1st of November all around the globe and celebrates the benefits of veganism for both people and the environment. Even if you are not planning to switch to full veganism, making some changes in your everyday routine will make a big difference for the planet.


Your New Vegan Routine From Head To Toes

Here is a collection of tried & approved vegan products to embrace the meaning of World Vegan Day and inaugurate your conscious beauty journey.


Only Curls Curl Cleansing Shampoo Bar (£12)

Only Curls Curl Cleansing Shampoo Bar, World Vegan Day beauty swaps

We all agree on the fact that solid products cut wastage, hence are good for the planet. Only Curls shampoo bar is specifically for curly hair, and its balance of natural oils, emollients and gentle sulfate-free surfactant makes it moisturising and effectively cleansing at the same time. Available online.

SOS Cleanse (from £5)

SOS Serum - SOS Cleanse, World Vegan Day beauty swaps

SOS Serum is a guarantee particularly for sensitive skin, this is why you might have seen it many times on Fashions Finest.

SOS Cleanse is a gentle soothing face cleanser that clears the pores, dissolves makeup and gets rid of pollutants. It has a soft gel-like texture that is kind to the skin because free from alcohol and acidic ingredients.

Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit (£14,99)

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Hair removal can be sweeter with Sugar Coated, an ethical approach to total body and face waxing all year-round.

Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit is 100% vegan and natural; it is simply made of water and sugar. Sugar! It explains the name. Waxing can be a sticky mess but Sugar Coated formula is water-soluble and biodegradable ensuring that it is easier to wash off from home surfaces. The kit comes completed with washable and reusable strips so that your waxing experience at home is fully sustainable.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (£13)

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Wolrd Vegan Day beauty swaps
A brilliant multi-tasker, a 5-in-1 product that ave plenty of use in your skincare regime. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré turns into a moisturiser, a primer, a makeup remover and a face mask. Embryolisse's formula with fatty acids is made to restore skin balance. It nourishes dry areas and protects your skin from environmental stress for fresh, plumped and dewy skin every day. Available online.

SOS H2O Day Cream With SPF 30 (from 5£)

SOS Serum - SOS H20 Day Cream, World Vegan Day beauty swaps

You can ensure you are protecting your delicate skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays while caring about the environment with SOS H2O Day Cream with SPF 30. A lightweight and non-greasy cream with a sophisticated formula enriched with grape stem cells, white truffle and low-density hyaluronic acid. It protects your skin from sun rays, fights premature ageing and intensively hydrates the skin. As we love multi-purpose products, we cannot skip this face cream. It can be used overnight when you run out of your night treatments.

IKON Eau de Parfum (£60, The Fragrance Shop)

IKON 906 sustainable Eau de Parfum, World Vegan Day beauty swaps

Aftershaves and perfumes are personal signatures but for a piece of luxury is not worth leaving a permanent mark on the planet. IKON, available at The Fragrance Shop, is built upon the idea of a scented holistic experience with sustainable packaging and ingredients. Simplicity and purity transpire from the numbered nomenclature and minimal glass bottle.
Take IKON 906, an intriguing and intoxicating Eau de parfum with warming nutmeg and pepper on the top of a heart of sensual ylang-ylang, vanilla and surprising tobacco.

Get ready to start your vegan journey on 1st November or earlier. Shop Fashions Finest's favourite and find more alternatives in our vegan beauty section.

Published in Blog

Born to perform - thanks to its theatrical founders - AKT, an upmarket natural deodorant, is hitting all the right notes as it secures £1.5 million in funding from Stonebridge, the digital-first consumer brand investment firm headed up by DTC entrepreneur James Cox. 

Published in Beauty
Friday, 08 October 2021 09:20

MONAT Launches New Vegan Skincare Products

MONAT® Skincare is thrilled to introduce two new products to its 100% vegan skincare line including the new MONAT® Hydration Booster.

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:57

All Year Round Beauty With Sugar Coated Vegan Wax

The autumn and winter months are bearing down on us quickly but that does not mean that we should abandon looking after ourselves and keeping our bodies in tip-top condition especially when it comes to our waxing.

Published in Beauty
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