YOU Beauty Box – The Detox Edit: Time to make peace with yourself
If (like us), your festive season was one indulgence after another and the thought of another mince pie and mulled wine turns your stomach, you’re going to love this!
This January we bring you The Detox Edit, our shortlist of top-to-toe transformers, carefully selected to help you, feel like you again…
What will you select from January’s You Beauty Box line-up?
The January Edit is packed, literally packed, with super strength skin rechargers – it’s one gorgeous and potent formula after another and deciding where to begin is not easy!
In no particular order, we’ve got Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel which has come to our rescue on more than one occasion since we first discovered here on the YOU Beauty desk! The unique two step approach of this luxury skincare product helps to even skin tone and texture and minimise the appearance of fine lines and visible pores. Plus, you receive not one but three treatments – a super generous sample considering this is such a premium product.
Nip + Fab have proved themselves to us time and time again and their Glycolic Serum is another fine example of their work! The daily skincare treatment boosts collagen production and simultaneously minimises enlarged pores for a mattified and blemish-free complexion.
Masque Bar Pore Refining Crème Mask is another one that has been chosen for its skilled balancing act. We love these masks and this one has been cleverly blended to exfoliate, smooth and moisturise. This means it won’t strip your skin of all moisture and leave it feeling aggravated. If you’re not already familiar with Masque Bar as a brand, they really do make a great go-to mask range for weekly treatments.
BB Creams fell off the radar for a while in 2016 but this effort from Argan Liquid Gold has turned that on its head. A Multi-Tone BB Cream, enriched with 100% pure Argan oil, it adapts to all skin tones for a flawless veil that keeps make-up in place for longer, whilst getting to work beneath the surface.
Moving further down the bod and onto those troublesome areas that cause so many winter woes…
Skinfix Hand Repair Cream is an ultra-rich but quick absorbing hand cream packed with natural ingredients. It instantly quenches dry skin and contains emollient protective oils – ideal if you wash your hands a lot as it offers lasting protection and hydration.
Our feet are another area that often bear the brunt of the seasonal change and Dr. Ceuticals Pumice Foot Scrub is like a secret weapon on rough heels and the like. It exfoliates, softens and moisturises and gets to work quickly. On first impression, it might not seem like the most glamorous of picks but, trust us, it is wonderfully effective and you’ll see instant results.
Prevasore’s Lip Therapy is the lip service you need right now and can even help prevent cold sores by protecting against common trigger factors. As well as prevention, Prevasore works miracles on chapped and cracked lips.
Now for the between bits…
Optiat are one of those rare beauty brands to take us by complete surprise and really impress. There’s no two ways about it, they are a bit quirky! Optiat transform used Arabica coffee grounds into scented powerful scrubs – two of which are featured in the January Detox Edit. Using these scrubs feels like a spa experience and they smell absolutely divine. After use, skin feels softer, smoother and healthier and you can actually feel the ingredients getting to work. They must be tried to be believed so snap one up and see for yourself.
Wondering who switched your lovely locks for these unmanageable, tangled tresses? January, that’s who.
Use Noughty’s rich and nourishing Intensive Leave-In Conditioner and it will quickly and quietly get to work on dry, frizzy and damaged hair without leaving your hair looking greasy or dull. The bevy of ingredients inside this conditioner work in harmony with your hair and protect it against further damage. It contains no parabens, sulphates, or any other nasties, and it’s even vegan-friendly.
As well as your usual monthly discount codes, available to view here, each January Detox Edit also contains Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner (20ml sachet) and Lavera Hand & Nail Cream samples.
What a shortlist! And what a gorgeous way to start 2017…
By Kate Croft