Toothpaste, razors and problem-skin treatments are not the most glamorous of products, but a new line-up of brands is changing the way we think about those hard-working must-haves we need in our (beauty) lives.
First up is SPLAT‘s innovative – and vividly packaged – line up of toothpastes. From spicy chilli‑pepper to raspberry extracts, the brand has sourced a wide range of unique ingredients from around the world, that have been proven to help oral health. The Special Chili toothpaste, £5.95, for example, uses chili pepper extract based on practices found in Tibet, where it is commonly used as an effective remedy and preventive measure for gum disease. Chilli contains strengthening, astringent and antiseptic properties and when applied locally, in small doses, it promotes blood circulation, enriches gums with vitamins and has an antioxidant effect. Combined with the toothpaste’s silicon base – which gently lightens enamel, and parsley extract for fresh breath – the result is sparkling teeth and a super-clean feeling mouth.
Meanwhile, the Dream toothpaste, £6.95, uses wild strawberry extract and betaphroline (which is said to enhance a good mood) and has been specially designed for the care of sensitive enamel – the result? Write teeth and a positive outlook on life, who’d of thought a toothpaste could be so hardworking?
Taking raspberry extract as its starting point is Splat’s Love toothpaste, £6.95, which also blends Japanese perilla seeds (said to help prevent tooth decay) and liquorice tree extract (an antiseptic agent) for an all-round clean sensation.
For something extra special, however, look to Splat’s Special Gold toothpaste, £16.95 – it’s a VIP treatment for teeth. Consisting of diamond powder and gold particles, for whitening, as well as Royal Jelly Extract, to help promote healthy gums and papaya enzyme to get rid of plaque, it will definitely give you something to smile about. splatoralcare.uk
Let’s face it, hair removal is a pain – in more ways than one. BIC‘s disposable Miss Soleil Razors, £3.85, are perfect for travelling, gym or in-shower essentials and take the pain out of getting rid of the fuzz. Fuss free, they have ergonomic handles and three blades to give a close shave and super smooth finish and come in a bright cerise-pink colourway.
Use it with BIC’s Soleil Lady Gel, £1.99 (the travel size is handy to keep in your sports’ kit), which is enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, and you’ll be left with the smoothest of legs and underarms. Available from boots.com
Also pink, but usually not as desirable, is skin that suffers from rosacea. Frezyderm’s Sensitive Red Skin Facial Cream, £19.50, has not only been awarded a Prix De Beaute award in 2015 (best ‘Dermoceuticals – Specialized Face Care’) but it also reverses the notion that clinical skincare needs not be ‘covetable’.
With a slick, gold and white design, which looks just as good on the bathroom shelves as any luxury moisturiser, this soft cream regulates and reverses the symptoms of rosacea and sensitive irritated skin. The formula’s active ingredients reduce the appearance of redness, spider veins, inflammation, blackheads and swelling. As well as treating problem areas, it also works to hydrate and soothe so skin looks improved and glowing (in a good way).
In the same innovative skincare range, is the brand’s Ultra Covering tinted cream, £17.99, which provides high factor sun protection and gently covers facial redness with natural colourants that adapt to each individual skin tone, perfecting the face’s appearance. Ideal for holidays – due to its high UVA and UVB sunscreen filters (which are made from natural sunscreen so skin does not get even more irritated) – it also nourishes sensitive complexions (due to the algae it contains). Guaranteed to not make you blush. frezyderm.co.uk