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15 Skincare Products That Dermatologists Actually Use

The best thing about being a beauty editor is that I get the opportunity to speak with some of the world’s top beauty experts basically every single day. From celebrity makeup artists to Harley Street surgeons, I am forever picking the brains of experts in a bid to learn everything there is to know about beauty. And while picking up different makeup tips and tricks is wonderful, the one thing I am always most fascinated by is the sort of products skin experts swear by. There’s no doubt that shopping for skincare can be daunting and often frustrating, and not just because of the abundance of choice. All too often we are let down by miracle claims that don’t live up to their promises. And while most medical skin experts and dermatologists insist that if you have seri...

11 Cheap Moisturisers That Feel So Expensive on the Skin

A good moisturiser is a skincare staple. Second only to a great cleanser, a moisturising cream is an important step in your routine to ensure you’re flooding your skin with hydration and vital antioxidants. Plus, a good one will act as the final step in protecting your skin against environmental aggressors during the day and will help your skin cells recharge and rejuvenate overnight. The problem with many moisturisers, however, is that they can be the most expensive element of a good skincare routine. Moisturisers often have clever active ingredients and luxe textures, so you can expect to pay a little more, but that doesn’t mean you should have to. There are now some seriously amazing dupes out there from more affordable brands, all of which offer high-quality products withou...

5 Beauty Products That Aren’t Worth Anyone’s Time and 3 That Truly Are

Toner I rarely use toner. It’s usually recommended for removing any dirt from the skin, but if you’re cleansing properly, you shouldn’t need to do this. If you do opt to add BHAs or AHAs to your routine though, the toner formulas are often quick and easy to use. MistsRefreshing? Yes. Necessary? No. I’ll use a mist as an SPF top-up or sometimes if I’ve left it long between cleansing and moisturising to re-dampen my skin, but other than that, they’ll often sit unloved on my shelf. Masks I see masks as a fun and indulgent way to treat my skin, but they are by no means vital to a good skincare regimen. If I use them, I’ll do a pre-night-out hydration or brightening mask, or, as someone lucky enough to own an LED mask, I will use this to treat the hyperpigmentation afte...

Jennifer Aniston, French Girls and Our Editors Use This Product for Glowing Skin

Made up of 98.1% natural ingredients, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse contains seven precious oils to create an intensely nourishing formula. In addition to Tsubaki, almond, camellia, borage, hazelnut, macadamia and argan oils, it’s also enriched with vitamin E for moisture that deeply penetrates even the driest of skin types. The unique thing about this oil, though, and one of the reasons I love it, is that it’s actually a dry oil. This means that it sinks in quickly to your skin without any greasy residue you might associate with heavy-duty body lotions or oils. In fact, I often put this on after my morning shower and get dressed for work immediately. Oh, and it smells absolutely incredible—like holidays. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. ...

These 16 Moisturisers Give More Glow Than an Expensive Facial

Trying to nail the perfect, natural-looking glow is certainly no mean feat. Trust me. I’ve been trying to suss it out for years. It seems some people are just born with a radiant complexion that oozes luminosity and health. In a bid to replicate this glow, I have tried virtually every single highlighting makeup product under the sun, and I am yet to find a formula that doesn’t give the game away somehow. Whether it’s chunky bits of glitter or my lack of ability to apply it to the most natural-looking places, I have been forced to admit defeat when it comes to highlight. So with highlighters out of the question, I have had to think outside of the box when it comes to upping my glow game. From primers to serums and cleansers to foundations, I have searched high ...

Whenever My Dark Circles Act Up, I Reach for This One Product

Believe me when I say I have tried every eye product out there. And while I stand by the fact that dark circles are inherently genetic and very few topical skincare products can change their appearance, I do know that there are a handful of products that help me look more alive—the most effective being under-eye masks.  As someone that really champions sustainability in skincare, I would like for you to know that I don’t advocate buying single-use products in bulk. In fact, every time I use a single-use product, I cry a little bit inside. However, after ditching sheet masks two years ago (seriously, I haven’t missed them at all), switching my bottled products to refills wherever possible, and making a conscious effort to recycle all of my beauty products in ...

I’m Friends With a Lot of Beauty Experts—Here Are the Treatments They Always Get

When people ask me about my career, I always tell them I have the best job in the world. Save maybe being a gelato taste tester I actually couldn’t think of a job where I get to try new launches of my favourite things every day. I get to give advice on what makes us feel good about ourselves and demystify beauty jargon for readers and myself– it’s pretty sweet. But there is the side of things where beauty editors are testing so much newness that products that we loved when they launched end up at the bottom of our drawers because when are in a constant churn of trying something else all in the name of honest reviews. One thing that we do tend to stay loyal to though are specific beauty treatments. From hair to pedicures, we all have a particular service (or four) that we happily part ...

Good News—These 12 SPFs Allow You to Totally Streamline Your Skincare Routine

But before we go any further, I want you to listen very carefully: Using a moisturiser or a foundation that merely lists SPF as an ingredient does not tick that ‘protection’ box. In order to protect your skin from damaging UV rays, it is imperative that you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. This means the product protects skin against skin-ageing UVA rays (this is typically illustrated by a ‘PA+++’ or star rating, for example) and burn-inducing UVB rays (illustrated by an SPF rating). The reason for this serious caveat is that in order to truly give your skin the protection it requires, a product has to contain a hefty amount of those all-important UV-blocking ingredients. Dermatologists recommend applying a half-teaspoon of SPF to the ...

22 Celeb-Approved Skincare Products That Are Actually Worth the Cash

It likely won’t come as a surprise to you that celebrities like their skincare expensive. Not only do they have access to the best aestheticians, dermatologists and beauty experts around, but they also have the added bonus of a comfortable amount of disposable income to spend on larger ticket skincare items. And while, as a beauty editor, for the most part, I believe that money doesn’t have to be spent in abundance to get really great skin, it would be silly to deny that having all of the money in the world to throw at skincare products gives you a helping hand. For this reason, I always recommend taking celebrity skincare recommendations with a pinch of salt. For starters, the real secret to great skin lies in a lot of expert help (something celeb...

18 French Pharmacy Skincare Favourites I Really, Really Rate

There are certain countries that are well documented for their unique approach to beauty. For example, you can expect cutting-edge skincare formulations to come from Korea, and it’s known that Australia produces some of the best SPFs in the world. However, when it comes to French beauty, there are just so many areas that they get so right. Not only is France considered one of the major fragrance capitals of the world, but if there’s one thing they have refined to a T, it’s skincare. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back th...

I’m a Beauty Editor—These Are the Amazon Prime Day Beauty Deals I’m Shopping

Amazon Prime Day is here and if you’re looking for the best beauty deals, then you have come to the right place. Much like any sale event, it can be easy to be swept up in the hundreds upon hundreds of deals to be had. With so much choice available, it can be tricky to navigate what beauty products are really worth buying when they’re discounted. So, we’ve rounded up the best Amazon Prime Day beauty deals for 2022 that come Who What Wear approved—and we’re pretty fussy people. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users ba...

If You Have Sensitive Skin, These 19 Sunscreens Are the Very Best

Hot weather has finally reached the UK and while we’re keen to solidify our summer wardrobe essentials and stockpile ice lollies for the freezer, we’re also turning to SPF as the temperatures rise. While we need to wear SPF year-round to protect your skin from ageing (yes, really—UV rays account for around 80-90% of skin ageing) it’s particularly important to protect your skin in the summer months. However, finding a great face SPF can be tricky, and not all SPFs are created equal. In fact, there are two kinds of sunscreen that you need to know about: mineral sunscreens and chemical sunscreens. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to mee...