There are millions of beauty products out there, so Frost did the hard work and sourced the top beauty products for September.
The Nail Polish and lipstick.
Gothic Glam from Collection. From the 25th of September the Gothic Glam Collection will be available in Superdrug. Perfect for vampy dark nails and statement lips. There are three new shades of lipstick and four darkly chic nail colours. At £2.99 for the lipstick and £3.19 for the nail polish, you can afford to experiment.
The Health Kick
We reviewed Krill Oil. Full of Omega-3 fatty acids. Harvested from Antarctic krill, a shrimp like crustacean that lives below the ocean. Full of DHA, EPA’s and astaxanthin. Our writer had less joint pain and an improvement in their back pain. They also think their memory improved. Sounds good. www.krilloil.com
During these hot summer months Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray has been a godsend. Cooling us off and improving our skin tone. This 50ml can is even small enough to take traveling. It is perfect for planes. Celebrity fans include Gwyneth Paltrow who says it is a ‘soothing water spray for irritated skin. It’s also good as a quick refresher on a hot day. I know lots of makeup artists who use it, as it helps set makeup.” and Sophie Dahl says it keeps her skin from getting dry. Angelina Jolie is also a fan. It is only £3.15 for the 50ml spray and £6.50 for 50ml. Bargain.
The Unsung Beauty Hero
How many times a day do you think you touch your face? Research shows that we touch common objects 3.3 times per hour and our face 3.6 times. The germs transfer to the face and may lead to skin irritations, bacterial and viral infections. Step in Cuticura and its range of antibacterial skin care solutions.
I always carry their Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Serum in my bag. Especially as a women’s handbag is supposed to have as much bacteria as the average toilet. Ew. It protects hands from germs for up to 8 hours. It kills 99.99% of germs and only costs £3.49 for 200ml. Unlike other antibacterial hand gels, it also keeps hands soft and smells nice.
I also love their Cuticura Hand Hygiene Anti-Bacterial Wipes Which I use to clean my makeup bag, brushes and my handbag. I also use their Anti Bacterial Hand wash. It is good for my dry skin and also protects for up to 3 hours. They cost £2.49 from Sainsbury’s, Superdrug and independent pharmacies.
The Toxin Free Nail Polish
Toxin Free Nail Polish is huge now. People are taking much more care about what they put on their face and nails. Dielle Nail polish is made in France and free from toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, camphor and pthalic acid. Great quality and the polish will dry in seconds. www.dielle.co.uk
The Tough Love
The Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Tough Stuff Body Scrub may have a very long name but just call it CB Tough Stuff. These great sachets from tanning brand Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tackles rough areas for a smooth silhouette. It also removes stubborn old tan and prepares skin for the next application. This scrub from the best-selling Irish brand is perfect for knees, elbows, feet, ankles and hands. £4.50 for 50ml X 2 at feelunique.com
The Vegan Multi-tasker.
I saw Steamcream being made recently. It was pretty cool. They use the finest 100% vegan, fresh ingredients. This amazing moisturiser is made with steam, this unique method creates a super moisturising cream with added essential oils. Available in over 25 countries and suitable for sensitive skin. The beauty elite love it. Available from Selfridges and John Lewis.
The Exfoliating Body Cream
Docteur Renaud Peach Exfoliating Body Cream. Brilliant stuff that leaves you silky smooth. Helps with lumps and bumps. Just really good stuff that works. Available from Marks & Spencers.
The Organic Balm
Niki’s Organic Balm’s are a blend of organic oils, essential oils and beeswax. Niki trained as a homeopath and a reflexologist. She was surprised how many balms were petroleum or mineral based oil. She bought beeswax, oils, essential oils and started making her own foot balms. Her balms are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. They smell fantastic and she now has a few different varieties. Her original balm is good for everything from cold sores, insect bites and cracked heels. I talked to Niki’s son about her balms and the family passion really came through. Great balms that work. http://www.nikisbalms.co.uk
Keeping hydrated is very important for good skin and health. Volvic Touch of Fruit’s newest edition, Tropical Fruits Flavour tastes great. Combining Volvic Natural Mineral Water and a tasty blend of pineapple, mango, and passion fruit flavours, it made us feel like we were on holiday. Great when you want something more than water, watch out for the sugar content though.
Volvic Touch of Tropical Fruits is available in 50cl and 1.5l bottles from Tesco and independent stores (RRP 80p for 50cl, and 99p for 1.5l.
What is your top beauty product?