Beauty buys to help your skin glow

Beauty buys to help your skin glow

Over time the skin renewal process naturally slows down, which is why our skin can appear dull and lacklustre.

The good news is, even the dullest skin can be transformed with the right care.

The all-in-one

Keep things simple and invest in one of the new Elemis Radiance Collections. Each one contains a full-size specially paired cleanser and toner, plus a handbag-sized Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, which acts as a radiance booster and primer. We like the Illuminating collection (£35), which as well as the flash balm, contains a Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (150ml) to cleanse and deeply moisturise with added anti-ageing ingredients.


As we age our skin cell turnover slows down, which means it takes longer for our skin to shed those dull dead skin cells. One of the quickest (and easiest) ways to rediscover your natural glow, is to exfoliate regularly. Aim to do this once or twice a week, but choose a gentle fine exfoliator, rather than a scrub. Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator (£11/75ml) refines, and renews, sweeping away dead skin. It also stimulates cell renewal for brighter and fresher looking skin.

Indulge with a face oil

Dry, dehydrated skin can lose its plumpness and adding a facial oil to your beauty regime is a quick way to boost your hydration levels for a more youthful appearance. We love
the Sanctuary Spa Lipid Recovery Facial Oil (£22/30ml), because it's packed full of nourishing anti-ageing ingredients that leave skin hydrated and most importantly looking younger!

Use a targeted treatment

If your main bugbear is dull skin hampered by age spots there are lots of products that can help. Eucerin's Even Brighter range contains products that are proven to enhance radiance and visibly reduce hyperpigmentation. The Eucerin Even Brighter Spot Corrector (£14.50/5ml) offers a targeted treatment that visibly lightens age spots and other pigmentation in just four weeks.

Try a tint

Soap & Glory's Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion (£11/50ml). This tinted moisturiser is a great little product if you're in that dull skin slump between winter and summer. It gives a light wash of colour and also contains great moisturising and elasticity-boosting extracts, plus anti-ageing Vitamin E.

Cheat a glow

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator (£11/30ml) is a multi-tasking hero! This instant illuminating lotion softens the appearance of fine lines. Blend along your cheekbones as a highlighter or add a tiny drop to your foundation for a dewy finish.