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A dedicated beauty writer and junior editor with experience writing for print, digital and social media, including news, features and trend pieces, sponsored content, and hosting Instagram Lives.

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I’ve Been Using These Famous $20 Facial Peel Pads for 3 Years, and the Results Are Unparalleled

I’ll hold my hands up and admit it: I’m a self-proclaimed beauty obsessive who can’t get enough of the latest news, trends, and innovations in the beauty industry. An interesting ingredient, an exciting new launch, or a brand with a unique back story is like catnip to me, and so over the years, I have tried a lot of beauty products. However, my head isn’t always easily turned — there are some products that I stay loyal to, no matter what. I was first introduced to the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta

How to remove gel nail polish from the comfort of your home

Hands up — who loves getting their nails done? Us too. A trip to the nail salon for a gel manicure is one of our favourite things to do. It’s self care, it’s time to yourself (or with a friend or relative) and you get to leave an hour later with a glossy new set. When our nails are done, we just feel better — and this is especially true if, like us, you suffer from brittle nails or fragile nails (like we often do during winter), or when you’re feeling a little run down. The only downside of y

How to use a jade roller for effective de-puffing and de-stressing

Q: What beauty tool has been used in skincare routines since the early 17th century? A: You guessed it, it’s the jade facial roller. That particular historical fact likely makes you think that this beauty tool must have some serious credentials, right? Jade rollers, or quartz rollers such as those made from rose quartz have had a resurgence in popularity in the last few years. On Instagram and TikTok, beauty influencers, experts and enthusiasts have been showing off their jade facial roller r

We tested it! These are the best face masks for skincare

We don’t know about you, but we love a face mask. They provide relaxing moments of self care and time to ourselves, which is only too important today – plus, they give numerous benefits for your skin too. The best face masks can brighten, plump, soothe and hydrate the skin, and more — and who doesn’t want that? Below we’ve shone a light on the skincare face masks that we’ve personally tried and tested that have given impressive results (and we’re shopping experts who don’t use the word impress

The best Vitamin C serums: Which to buy that actually work

Good news! There’s a hero skincare ingredient that can boost collagen production, shed dead skin cells, protect your skin barrier, shield you from sun damage and improve skin texture and hyperpigmentation. Enter Vitamin C: the answer to your skincare prayers — and if you don’t have a Vitamin C serum, this article is a great place to start. One thing’s for sure: the benefits of Vitamin C are immense, so we’ve answered a few FAQs below to help convince you to reap all of the benefits. Step this

Best self-help books to read in the New Year

You’re perfect the way you are. Yep, you! But a new year brings new beginnings, and so if you are looking to change or improve yourself and your life, there’s no better time than the present. We’ve narrowed down the best books about self help in all aspects of life, as we believe that with the right book you can take control of your own life, and make meaningful changes and little steps towards the life you truly want. And what could be better than that? So continue reading, as these best self

The best eye creams for dark circles

Your eyes are the first thing people look at when they speak to you, so it goes without saying that dark under eye circles may be a cause for concern for some, as concealer can only go so far. We’ve spoken to dermatologists and skincare experts to decipher the real answers to your questions about eye creams. We’ve also pinned down the best eye creams for dark circles on the market today. Keen to learn more? Keep reading… Read more: Don’t miss these best skincare picks of 2022 What are the ca

The future is fungi: Experts weigh the pros and cons of mushroom sunscreen

When we say mushrooms, a few things may spring to mind: mushrooms on pizza, mushroom foraging, magic mushrooms, the Instagram-famous mushroom lamps, mushroom leather, and even mushroom skincare. But did you know that some mushrooms contain ultraviolet (UV)-blocking properties? Amazing, right? Could this mean that the sunscreen industry will potentially be transformed forever—all thanks to the humble shroom? SCREENSHOT spoke to dermatologists, beauty brand CEOs and scientists to find out. Dr Ti

53 with the skin of a 23-year-old: Is skin cell rejuvenation the future of anti-ageing?

The year 2022 will be remembered for many things—for having a record-breaking three UK Prime Ministers, the England women’s national football team (also known as the Lionesses) winning the Women’s EURO, and Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June being followed by Her Majesty’s passing in September, to name but a few. Even the beauty industry saw an extraordinary event occur, whereby researchers found a way to reverse ageing. Yes, you read that right—scientists at the Babraham Institute i

The night cream edit: from expert advice to the best picks

If you’re searching for a night cream to add to your evening skincare regimen, you’ve come to the right place. If you think you’ll just use your day cream for nighttime, think again. Night creams do differ from day creams, which usually contain ingredients such as SPF, with a lighter texture and appearance for pre-makeup application. In contrast, night creams are usually thicker in texture and are specially formulated with replenishing, protecting ingredients, as one of the skin’s main functi

The best travel hair dryers for different hair types

We don’t know about you, but one of the first things we think about after booking a vacay is what hair tools and makeup we need to take. After all, it’s no fun going on holiday and realising you’ve left your prized toiletries and cosmetics behind. Whilst you can see our pick of travel toiletries here, travel hair dryers are a whole other ball game — and deserve their own dedicated feature. With different models available to suit every type of hair, we’ve got options for those of you with dry,

Our favourite scented candles to shop this autumn

What does autumn smell like to you? Is it the first pumpkin spice latte of the season, a cosy crackling fire, fresh earthy and woody scents from long autumn walks, a mulled cider, or warm ‘foodie’ scents like cinnamon, vanilla and caramel? Whichever scents make you ‘fall’ for the autumn season, there’s no doubt that scented candles infuse your home with beautiful fragrances that will create a relaxed ambience and light up your evening, in every sense. Read more: Love at first light: The luxury

Pop, fizz, clink! Shop trendy champagne glasses to toast Global Champagne Day

Yes, it's really is a thing, and we’re not complaining. Champagne may originate from the Champagne region in France, but the honourable day of celebration (21 October, by the way) was actually initiated in 2009 by an American blogger, who wanted to celebrate the ‘wine of kings’. Well, it’d be rude not to, right? To help you enjoy the merriment further, we’ve chosen our top champagne glasses for every celebratory occasion, so keep scrolling to discover our recommendations. Read more: Pop the fi

Can Mercury retrograde affect your skin too?

An increasing number of people believe that the movements of the planet and other astrological phenomena can impact There are a lot of things that can be blamed on Mercury retrograde: technology going haywire, misunderstandings with friends, run-ins with exes – basically anything to do with travel, tech or communication is supposedly scrambled when the messenger planet goes into retrograde. But what about your skin? Is it possible that the movements of the planet can have an impact on your comp

The Best Beauty Books for Your Coffee Table

If there’s one thing lockdown has given us, it’s the opportunity and the plentiful time on our hands to learn new things. We’ve swotted up on the best beauty books that will not only look stunning on your coffee table, but will provide you with the latest tips, tricks and advice any beauty junkie shouldn’t be without, plus beautiful images to take your next makeup inspo from. Check out our top picks below. Palette: The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour by Funmi Fetto is an insightful read by the
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