Raise your beauty IQ with these intelligent products
Loaded with the best ingredients on the planet and backed by clinical studies, here are some of the savviest beauty buys on the shelves
1. J.One Hana Cream, £22
Korean lotions and potions always raise the beauty IQ bar and this bestselling cream is no different. Dubbed ‘the caviar of skincare’, because of the round balls’ jelly-like consistency, it’s a far cry from being another K-beauty gimmick. Eliminating product wastage, one capsule is enough to cover the face, neck or hands. Supercharged with antioxidants like the noble prize-winning ingredient Fullerene, it’s designed to firm and plump. The non-greasy formula can also be used on acne prone skin as it’s free of poreclogging parabens.
Available from lookfantastic.com
2. Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £21
Just like a caffeine fix, this pot of ‘brown gold’ will instantly perk up tired-looking eyes. The weightless coverage blends seamlessly with primers and foundations of every kind creating an airbrushed canvas. Use a brush or your ring finger to gently dab on under the eye area and smooth out to cover dark circles. If you head over to beccacosmetics.com there’s a clever ‘Before’ and ‘After’ graphic where you can drag a line across the face to see the difference with the corrector on and off. It’s well worth a look!
Avilable at beccacosmetics.com
3. Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum, £30
Hyaluronic acid is synonymous with skincare however it can play a vital role in haircare too. Highly moisturising and kind to the scalp (which we must remember is skin), this concentrated serum uses the acid along with other bioactive ingredients to hydrate and stimulate strong hair growth. The pipette makes it easy to apply to hard to reach areas covered by braids or hair extension wefts. Use up to 20 drops for four weeks – focusing on areas that cause the most concern – to achieve healthy, thick results.
Available at growgorgeous.com
4. Lumity Morning & Night Female Supplements, £75
Whether you want to nurture your skin, hair, nails, eyes, bones – give every inch of your body the nutrient-rich support it needs by taking Lumity’s Morning & Night Supplements. Backed by a clinical study the results were far-reaching with improvements seen in dull complexions to increased brain health and energy. Preserve the soft gel capsules by storing it in the glass jars that come with the box kit, and take twice a day for four weeks to reap the full benefits. It’s literally beauty from the inside out.
Available at lumitylife.co.uk
5. Inika Organic Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Serum, £59
Pollution is the bane of our skin’s life and yet we seldom pay attention to it. One droplet from this new-age salve will help to neutralise free radicals and boost cell regeneration. Containing 14 botanical oils that work in tandem to protect the skin’s deeper structure, it’s non-greasy texture makes it the perfect go-to to be layered with SPF and other face creams built in your current skin regime. The online rave reviews makes it worth every penny too.
Available at inikaorganic.com
6. Hask Monoi Coconut Shine Oil, £2.49
Coconut oil is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. To unite us all, the clever makers at Hask have concocted a formula everyone will adore. Sourcing monoi oil from the exotic Polynesian Island of Tahiti and blending it with pure coconut oil, the fatty esters present in monoi restores elasticity and the high concentration of vitamin E found in coconut oil protects the hair from mechanical damage caused from styling. The 18ml size makes it a great travel size for summer vacays.
Available at amazon.com