The Best Beauty Buys This January
Fight dark circles and perk up a lacklustre, winter-weary skin and hair
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Just add a few drops of these clever bronzing boosters to your favourite skincare or foundation to perk up a lacklustre, winter–weary complexion
A glow booster that’s also an SPF, these drops will give you a radiant glow in just a few drops. Super Gloss SPFa30, £36 Tan Luxe
Great for fairer skin, mix these bronzing drops into your serum or moisturiser before blending onto face for an even, gorgeous glow. Self-Tanning Drops, £19.95 Isle of Paradise
Drunk Elephant’s cult formula is a beauty staple for good reason. Great for buildable colour, blend the lightly luminous drops into your favourite skincare rather than directly onto the skin for a natural, sun kissed glow. D-Bronzi Anti Pollution Sunshine Drops, £59.95 Drunk Elephant
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, just a few drops of this bespoke Brazilian Glow Complex, £25 from Ciaté, will help brighten, hydrate, and soften your complexion.
The festive season can take its toll. Stay on top with this collagen supplement with guarana powder specifically designed to combat fatigue, whilst hydrolysed marine collagen helps boost skin, hair and nails. Collagen Cacao Glow, £75 Aime
Great for long suffering, over-styled hair this new mask packed with plant protein extracts will nourish hair and scalp, detox and detangle in an instant to prevent pulling and breaking and reduce frizz. Blue Tansy Reparative Mask, £40 Adwoa
Locally made Salt+ Steam’s natural facial salt steams are the perfect addition to your winter skincare regime. Simply add to a bowl of hot water and position your face above the steam with a lightweight towel over your head to create a ‘steam tent’. Use just twice a week to help with anything from dull, dry skin to acne and uneven skin tone, and it will really get your skin glowing too. Wild Wild Zest, £10 saltandsteam.co.uk
When tiredness takes its toll, reach for Trinny London’s BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum, £39. Available in 12 shades, it is specially formulated to manage the appearance of stress and leaves skin looking fresh, re-energised and ready to go (again).
Sometimes in the depth of dark winter days, we just need cosiness and comfort. The cuddly, encompassing notes of Bastille’s Demain Promis, £95, conjure up lavender and sage, nestling up against the milky, spicy notes of a chai latte and an enveloping sandalwood.
This silky, multi-tasking primer goes far beyond your standard primer, infusing skin with deeply nourishing skincare ingredients to deliver a flawless, smooth and long-lasting base for makeup. Formulated with a potent blend of botanical extracts alongside silk protein, it quickly preps skin leaving you with an irresistibly blurred, airbrushed appearance. Silk Protein Primer, £54 Kat Burki
Specially formulated for tired-looking eyes, feel firmer and look brighter.
Joining the brand’s award-winning cryo-powered innovations, Seoulista’s Instant Wonder Eye Cream, £28, with black rose, retinol, vitamin E and caffeine, specifically targets the delicate eye area whilst the steel applicator cools, de-puffs and firms, instantly refreshing tired eyes.
Votary’s Super Bright Eye Gel, £65, targets fine lines, dark circles, and loss of elasticity. Powered by an infusion of active ingredients, it has coffee seed extract to hydrate and gogi berry to brighten, leaving the skin around your eyes look brighter and feel firmer.
Specially formulated for tired-looking eyes La Roche-Posay's Pigmentclar Eye Cream £31 will leave the eye contour looking smoother, suppler and feeling more comfortable.