Following hot on the heels (and flats) of London Fashion Week, this month’s YOU Beauty Box is celebrating the Best of British with a bumper edit of homegrown beauty and skincare brands, welcoming March and the eagerly anticipated entrance of spring.
Making this month’s patriotic cut, we have a great combination of quirky products and instantly recognisable Brit brands, with some gorgeous new pieces to parade.
Here’s why each of the brands made the cut…
NUDE Skincare’s ProGenious Firming Youth Oil
Why? Designed to reawaken skin’s firm, resilient tone, ProGenius Firming Youth Oil is an age defying oil with a mega dose of genius firming ingredients. The velvety oil contains some of nature’s most effective ingredients: omegas 3,5, 6, 7 & 9, prickly pear, peacock’s tail algae and passion fruit extracts. These ingredients help plump skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion. For best results, use day and night by gently pressing 3-5 drops onto cleansed face and neck. The formula easily absorbs into skin, leaving it looking firmer, younger and more luminous.
Nanshy 4 in 1 Make-up Blending Sponge
Why? We didn’t know we needed this super make-up accessory until we tried it and now our old sponges feel like something from the dark-ages! This super soft and gentle make up sponge is both easy to use and clean. It is shaped to contour your natural facial lines and is flexible enough to move across every crease thoroughly and evenly for immaculate, airbrush-like coverage and a flawless finish. It is odourless, latex-free and non-allergenic – ideal for sensitive skin types.
Amie Skincare Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash & Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser Duo
Why? If your skin feels out of balance, or you’re fed up with a shiny forehead come 10am, this is the solution you’ve been searching for. We love this brand here in the YOU Beauty Box team and this duo works in perfect harmony with your skin’s natural replenishment, so, even if your complexion has you miffed, Amie will take care of it for you. Amie’s award-winning Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash and Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser contain 95% natural plant extracts and are free from harsh chemicals. Both work in synchronisation with your skin to help keep it clear, soft and radiant. Gentle yet effective, Amie products are suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
Bee Good Lift and Brighten Eye Cream
Why? The clue is in the name. The Bee Good Youth Enhancing range is specially formulated to work in conjunction with your daily regime to target specific skin concerns and visibly reduce the signs of ageing. Softening wrinkles and lifting dull and tired skin through the combined power of British bee ingredients, British botanicals and skincare innovations – skin is revitalised and restored. Suitable for all skin types especially mature or ageing skin.
The Body Shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter
Why? Because you can’t have a Best of British theme and neglect to feature The Body Shop. The Body Shop has been a staunch favourite of ours for more years than we care to remember, but with good reason. This British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter combines classic rose fragrance with a luxurious butter blend for maximum nourishment and softening – not to mention a subtle shimmer, for an instantly healthy glow. Suitable for normal to dry skin, this non-sticky formula is the perfect tonic for anyone emerging from winter feeling a tad worse for wear.
Bloom & Blossom Bath & Shower Gel
Why? Bloom and Blossom’s 99% naturally derived Bath and Shower Gel is formulated with a sulphate-free foaming base to gently cleanse all skin types. Fortified with vitamin E and organic cucumber extracts, it is gentle enough for the whole family to use. Created with pregnant and nursing women in mind, the fragrance free formulation of this bath and shower gel is perfect for mothers-to-be experiencing morning sickness and a sensitivity to stronger scents but, beyond that, we can’t applaud this natural and solution-focused brand enough. Honest, effective and indulgent – precisely what we want from our skincare.
COLAB Sheer & Invisible Floral Fragrance Dry Shampoo.
Why? It’s dubbed dry shampoo couture and when you swat-up on the science involved in its creation, you’ll understand why. COLAB™ is the creation of an influential collective of beauty insiders, led by Ruth Crilly, international model and writer and beauty insider behind top blog, ‘A Model Recommends’. The result of this unique backstage collaboration is an inspiring breakthrough formula that fuses the art of catwalk styling with the science formulation. It doesn’t just perk up weary tresses in a flash, this dry shampoo actually leaves hair feeling cleaner and fresher as well.
Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-in Conditioner
Why? Ken O’Rourke, Charles Worthington Brand Ambassador, notes that: “For me, Hair Healer Leave-in Conditioner is like magic. It’s light enough to leave on hair without rinsing off, providing all the benefits of a deep conditioning mask in seconds. It repairs and reconditions thirsty hair so that it is manageable and silky smooth afterwards. It’s the TLC you can give your hair every time you wash.” He is completely right of course, this regular conditioning treatment turns the ‘shampoo, condition, rinse’ mantra on its head and our hair feels so much better for it. With nourishing Argan Oil at its heart, this conditioner is lightweight, non-greasy and nourishes all day long. The result? Serious bounce.
OoHarr Deep Cleansing Face Mask; Rosie Glow and Dead Sea Cooler Duo
Why? One of the newbie brands in this month’s YOU Beauty Box and a second fantastic freebie for all members. Ooharr are a new range of natural and deep cleansing face masks, packed with natural ingredients and essential oils. With quirky retro-inspired packaging and targeted solution blends, these face masks are really fun to use but they are so much more than a novelty. We were pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of these great value face masks – never underestimate the power and effectiveness of natural products and essential oils when mixed by those who really know their stuff – thanks Ooharr!