TreeActiv Skin Brightening Serum Spot Corrector, £22.24
Created with scarring and hyperpigmentation in mind, this brightening serum aims to treat skin for a clearer, more refined complexion. It won’t get rid of dark spots entirely, but it offers better glow over time by gradually lightening dull patches. Give it time – you’ll be impressed with the outcome.
Wetbrush Go Green Biodegradable Detangle Brush, £10
When does a Wet Brush become more than just another Wet Brush? When it’s planet-friendly and completely biodegradable. Made from plant starch, this one will break down in landfill within five years, so when you’re ready to replace it, you can do so guilt-free. It’s just as effective as the original too – designed with the same sleek, shiny handle and fine flexible bristles to eliminate knots and reinvigorate your scalp.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer, £7.39
This concealer is often hard to get hold of. Luckily, you can find it on Amazon for just £3.49. Formulated with apricot, raspberry and melon, it hydrates and conceals, with a moisturising texture that never cakes. Ideal for hiding dark circles and keeping redness at bay.
Dots for Spots Acne Absorbing Pimple Patches, £5.99
These are considered to be some of the best acne patches on the market. Formulated with hydrocolloid (a wound-healing ingredient), these translucent stickers come with a host of anti-bacterial benefits. They’re a great SOS treatment when you want to fade redness fast – and yes, they really work. Wear them overnight for the best results, or pop them on during the day if time is of the essence.
Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Body Lotion, £3.50 (was £6.99)
An Amazon best-seller, this glow-giver works over time to produce a natural colour, while natural seed oils hydrate. There’s none of that tell-tale ‘biscuit’ smell either, just a soft floral fragrance that isn’t too overpowering. Apply it daily for results within two to three days – you can use a little on the face, too, for a similar effect. Just be sure to exfoliate first to ensure it doesn’t go patchy.
H&S Make-Up Mirror With LED Lights, £14.99
This light-up mirror provides a bright, radiant light that’s great for checking you’ve blended your make up seamlessly. The smaller magnifying mirror is handy, too – use this for eyebrow plucking or to perfect your winged liner. It’s also easy to assemble, so you don’t have to spend hours setting it up.
Make-Up Revolution Shimmers & Matte Nudes Ultra Eyeshadow Palette, £15.38
With 32 shades, this palette has everything you need in one handy compact. From shimmery tones to matte and creamy textures, you can create a multitude of looks. A great option for make-up novices, or those that want to play with high quality eyeshadows.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Volumising & Thickening Mascara, £5.25
This is Amazon’s best-selling mascara and it’s easy to see why. Affordable but effective, just a few coats provide inky black lashes and voluminous definition that doesn’t flake or dry out. The brush shape is a bonus, too. With a curved wand, it makes application easy, allowing you to get right to the root for extra definition.
Nivea Sun EDT Perfume, £25
If you’ve ever tried their cult Sunshine Love Shower Gel, you’ll understand the hype surrounding Nivea’s new fragrance. Created using the original scent from their sun cream, the refreshing opening soon dries down to reveal the brightness of citrus and green tones. Just one spritz will transport you straight to the beach.
Nursem Caring Skin Fix, £14.99
This brand was created with nurses in mind, to combat the dryness which results from consistent hand washing – something we’re now all familiar with. The skin fix formula makes light work of irritated, sore or dehydrated patches with avocado oil, shea butter, glycerine and vitamin B5. It’s thick texture means you only need a little at a time, and you’ll soon notice the skin-softening benefits within days. For best results, slather on a thick layer overnight to wake up to silky skin come morning.
*For every product sold, Nursem donates a month’s worth of free Nursem products to a nurse or midwife.
SAFISA Coconut Oil Hair Mask For Dry, Damaged Hair, £16.99
SAFISA receives rave reviews online, with this nourishing mask a brand best-seller. Using keratin and argan oil to treat split ends, it tames frizz and provides a smoother, glossier finish. Try applying it to wet hair in the shower before you wash it off. While it won’t reverse damage entirely, it certainly helps to give hair a visible boost.
Super Facialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, £7.32
One of the best high-street skincare brands out there, Super Facialist always delivers. Just a few pumps of this silky formula is enough to remove every bit of make-up and surface grime after a long day. It’s lightweight, too, and emulsifies fast, so you never have to over massage or scrub the skin. Great for all skin types, but especially those who suffer from dryness.