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August Favourites

This month has seen the end of summer, autumnal fashion hit the high street and most importantly, welcomed a whole host of new August favourites that are all competing for a spot in your bathroom cabinet. Outside of the beauty world, August has welcomed the hottest day of the year and seen over 11,000 athletes par take in over 306 sporting events in the Olympic Games, seeing Britain finish in their most successful year yet. But whether you’ve enjoyed a sun-soaked week away or just grabbed some rays in your back garden, one thing’s for sure, the summer is sadly nearly over.

But before we put away the SPF products and dig out the autumn beauty regime, let’s relive some our favourite products from August 2016.

For the hair…

What is it? Phyto Phytoplage After Sun Recovery Mask (125ml)

Who’s it for? Spent too much time on the beach this summer? This is the perfect product for those wanting to restore dried-out, sun damaged hair back to its former silkier glory.

What does it do? The smooth intensive mask feeds, repairs and restructures the hair to repair any damage which may have been caused by the sun, leaving hair shiny, healthy and soft to touch – heavenly!

For the face…

What is it? Caudalie Polyphenols C15 Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid (40ml)

Who’s it for?  Worried your sun-drenched week away may have aged you? This Anti-Winkle Protect Fluid is perfect for those age conscious ladies looking to reduce the look of wrinkles whilst also keeping their face protected from UV rays.

What does it do? The tangy and fresh fragrance creates a plump look to the skin, creating smoother, younger looking skin whilst fiercely protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays.  Sunlight is made up of two types of rays which can damage the skin. UVA or long wave ultraviolet rays penetrate deep in to the skin’s thickest layer. Whilst, UVB or short wave ultraviolet rays usually burn the superficial layers of the skin – which can play a role in developing skin cancer. Luckily, this all round age-defying product defends against both.

For the body…

What is it? Alpha- H Limited Edition Daily Essential Supersize Moisturiser SPF50

Who’s it for?  For the lady who doesn’t have much time on her hands. This limited edition multitasker is a primer, moisturiser and sun screen all-in-one.

What does it do? Its light texture is fast-absorbing which means there’s no nasty greasy residue. Providing protection against both UVA and UVB rays, the multipurpose moisturiser defends against photo-ageing whilst delivering antioxidants to nourish and hydrate the skin.

Utilising Vitamin E, Silica and Manuka Honey Extract, the sweat and water resistant formula locks in moisture to create a flawless make-up base. Suitable for all skin types, you can expect a matte finish with no white marks.

Quick tip: Apply every morning to cleansed skin and allow to absorb before applying make-up.

For the hands…

What is it? Jurlique Rose Hand Cream (125ml)

Who’s it for? We all know that the sun can have a damaging effect on the skin but many of us often forget about our hands. This Rose Hand Cream from Jurlique rejuvenates dry, over-worked, rough hands with its rich, non-greasy formula – perfect for those who’ve neglected them for a while!

What does it do? The product’s Vitamin E element provides antioxidant protection to help shield against damaging environmental factors, whilst helping to maintain youthful-looking, silky smooth hands. Infused with almond and safflower seed oils, the fast-absorbing cream provides a deeply nourishing effect leaving skin soothed, calm and hydrated.

Gift it: Presented in a branded box, it’s the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one.



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