These new beauty gems will surely become your new hero products for fuss-free beauty kit to get you ready in seconds.
Smooth, hair-free skin is a must come summer-time. Promising some of the best razor technology around is this new Dorco Eve 6, £5.09, (the under-the-radar brand is in fact at the forefront of shaving technology and has been for over 60 years). This, its first razor for women, has six blades split into a double three-blade format to contour to your body shape. It’s easy to handle and glides effortlessly across the different contours of your legs and under arm area.
It also features a ‘brush finger’ which massages the body as it runs over it and thus raises hair follicles so you get a smoother, closer shave. With a moisturising band infused with aloe, Vitamin E and lavender, skin is left smooth and without irritation. From: razorsbydorco.co.uk
Next is this lovely Cleansing Balm, £40, and Sponge Chief, £11, by Sensai. Inspired by the Japanese double cleansing technique, this balm texture transforms into an oil on contact with the skin and swipes away dirt, make-up and the day’s grime in seconds.
Massage it gently into the skin and rinse well. If you want ultra-clean and smooth skin, apply a little again, this time with Sensai’s Sponge Chief, £11 This highly-absorbent sponge-cloth takes off all remnants of the cleanser, and any make-up remains, but is kind and gentle to the skin. This really makes a difference to the skin’s texture and after a few days, my skin was left blemish-free and glowing. From: harrods.com
Next up is Ushvani’s Kemiri Nut Shower, £35, from Chelsea’s luxurious day spa Ushvani. Perfect for those wanting to ‘wash and go’, this lovely creamy-textured shower gel is fragranced with essential oils of tangerine and vetiver and is the next best thing to a visit to the Malaysian hideaway in central London.
It’s such a luxurious treat to kick-start your day and the rich formula means skin feels moisturised and smooth. The shower cream actually contains a mild coconut oil and the conditioning Malaysian kemiri oil so skin is drenched with hydration. From: ushvani.com
Another summer essential of mine is Beuti Skincare‘s darling Beauty Skin Elixir, £42, which is packed with a blend of 14 plant-based oils.
This is heavenly to use. Warm it in hands and pat it on clean skin before bed-time. The night-time oil contains a Caribbean coral extract which is a powerful anti-inflammatory as it neutralises the enzyme responsible for skin ageing, plus a sandalwood nut kernel oil to help prevent collagen and elastin break down.
These are then combined with camellia oil, chia seed oil, bitter cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, seabuckthorn fruit berry oil, sandalwood oil, lavender herb oil, geranium flower oil, neroli flower oil and capric trglyceride from coconut.
A little goes a long way – and it smells divine. It’s perfectly suited to those with sensitive skin, but equally works well on all skin types – because of its potent natural cocktail of oils. The fast-absorbing, multi-beneficial elixir promotes the skin’s natural barrier function, whilst renewing and rejuvenating to restore a healthy glow. The formula provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to prevent irritation, making an ideal spot or blemish treatment.
When you wake up, skin looks and feels radiant and like you’ve had hours and hours of sleep (even when you haven’t). Get your hands on one fast, though, as its praises have been sung by the likes of Rita Ora, Emma Watson, Iggy Azalea and even, reportedly, Kate Middleton. From: lookfantastic.com
Kerasilk‘s Repower Volume Dry Shampoo, £18, is also perfect for refreshing hair so you can get up and go fast. Best of all it does not leave a white residue, like many other formulas. Its great for fine hair that does not need to be washed everyday and bulks up hair to give it volume and life. From: Goodwell Salons, goodwell.com
Finally, tie up your hair in stylish pony-tails, effortless hair-buns and updos, with these Kitsch hair bands.
These marble-print knotted hair ties, £6.80, are ideal for a chic pony tail and work just as well as arm candy when not in use. This five piece hair tie set includes two marble prints, two solids and one black glitter hair tie. Gorge. From: mykitsch.com