8 Beauty & Grooming Bundles You Need This Christmas

8 Beauty & Grooming Bundles You Need This Christmas

Looking for those little something extras to top off your selection of Christmas gifts? We’ve got the perfect batch of beauty gift sets for her and grooming gift sets for him that are perfect if you’re stuck for inspiration or after something a little less expensive this year. With so many great brands to shop from, let’s dive in!

LYNX Africa Countdown Calendar, £14.95

Experience an intense and revitalising Lynx Africa Giftset, Lynx best-selling fragrance for over a decade with its zesty fragrance of squeezed mandarin and sandalwood. Kickstart your day with the Lynx Africa range, including a shower gel, body spray, anti-perspirant, shower foam and a daily fragrance for all-round freshness.

Toni & Guy Complete Volume Collection Cube, £28.95

Wherever you’re heading out, don’t hide in the background. Bring back all-out glamourous volume with Volume & Bounce products. This range is especially designed for fine hair consisting of a shampoo, a conditioner and multiple styling products to boost volume from root to tip, for over-the-top hairstyles. Volume Addiction Shampoo, formulated with Wheat Extract, is part of the brand’s system that enhances natural volume and adds body with a weightless feel.

Simple Anywhere Glows Gift Set, £14.95

Let someone you know glow everywhere they go with the Simple Anywhere Glows Gift Set. This gift set contains 4 skin care products, each formulated to give that special someone a lasting, healthy glow. The Protect ‘n’ Glow Triple Protection Moisturiser provides protection against skin damaging elements, and the biodegradable face wipes gently clean skin while removing makeup. Using the Detox & Brighten face mask included in this gift set will draw out impurities like a magnet and finishing with the Rest and Reset 72 hr Hydration Gel will leave you with healthy, glowing skin for the morning after.

DOVE Nourishing Beauty 12 Day Calendar Gift Set, £13.99

Calendars are such a fun gift and this 12 Days of Christmas advent gift set for women includes a specially selected assortment of 12 Dove products and beauty accessories hidden behind the count down doors. You may be thinking of needing a gift to give on Christmas day, but advent calendars will still be just as much appreciated as they offer such a variety!

Toni & Guy Volume Styling Bag Collection, £12.95

Toni & Guy are the masters of creativity when it comes to haircare products. Lots of skill and passion have been brought into their hard-working and multi-tasking products. Each of these hair products has been expertly formulated to give your hair irresistible volume from root to tip, boosting both your hair and your confidence.

LYNX Ice Chill Trio & Powerbank Torch, £12.99

Fresh and invigorating, it’s the Lynx Ice Chill range. The range is also antibacterial to elongate that “feeling super refreshed” period. This set includes shower gel, a power bank torch, body spray and antiperspirant. Why not gift him this set of Lynx cleansing and grooming products.

DOVE Men+Care Daily Care Gift Set, £11.99

Another great buy for him, is this cleansing and refreshing set by Dove in their Men+Care daily care range. This duo gift set contains a body and face wash that hydrates for healthier, stronger skin.

Tresemme Perfect Weekend Getaway Gift Set £8.95

TRESemme’s Perfect Weekend Getaway Gift Set has everything you could need to look glamorous for your stay away, so you can have salon-quality style anywhere your heart desires. This fabulous bundle, featuring 4 gifts for women inside a beauty bag, is an ideal Christmas gift set for anyone who fancies weekend getaways or spends a lot of time travelling.

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FD’s Christmas Gift Guide 2020

FD’s Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Find all you need this festive season in our Christmas Shop. From beautiful gifts to winter wonderland home treasures and everything in between… Discover a dazzling collection of Christmas gifts to treat your loved ones this year including luxurious gift sets from top designer brands such as Hugo Boss, YSL, Paco Rabanne and popular beauty brands such as Dermalogica, Gatineau, Baylis & Harding and also a huge range of Gift Sets! Have a browse through all our latest Christmas offers, Stocking Fillers and decadent Luxury Christmas gifts to get your Christmas all wrapped up!

Gifts She’ll Adore

The perfect gift for her is waiting just around the corner. We’re making gift-buying the easiest it’s ever been with a complete collection of luxurious fragrance and beauty gift sets offering an indulgent perfume accompanied by a little something else that is extra special. At Fragrance Direct, you’ll never be limited by your budget with our amazing discounts and even better offers. In just one quick browse you’ll find everything you need and more because there’s just so much choice too! Our range includes big fragrance names such as YSL, Lancome, Marc Jacobs and D&G.

NEW FOR 2020

Shop our New In hub complete with the latest fragrance launches of the year from top brands and gift a loved one the job of owning a new signature scent this Christmas. Check out all of our new scents by your favourite designers. Here you will find all the newest perfumes and aftershaves from top brands including Armani, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier. If you’re looking for a new signature scent or a great new aftershave, then you’ve come to the right place as we have huge discounts off the RRP. Have a peak at the latest launches and the newest brands we have on site here and treat yourself, safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the best deal!

GIFTS HE’LL LOVE

Searching for the perfect gift for him can sometimes feel like a tricky task. But having a whole collection of extra-special fragrances and grooming gift sets at your fingertips can make things a lot easier. Even better, getting hold of the biggest designer and high street brands at a discount thanks to our collection of sets on sale and having them sent straight to your door will make every shopping spree a breeze. Shop Hugo Boss, Joop, Issey Miyake and more.

LUXURY CHRISTMAS

Luxury brands, YSL, Viktor&Rolf, D&G, Armani and more are here to lend you a much needed helping hand in the gifting department this Christmas with their incredible ranges of extravagant gift sets. Prepare to have a festive shopping experience like never before. The perfect presents are just a click away. Browse our sparkling bundles of luxuriousness today to give your gifts that extra edge.

WINTER HOME SCENTS

What’s more inviting than a home that smells gorgeous? Getting hold of some of the most delectable home fragrances can sometimes feel like a bit of an expense, but with our range of lovely, best-selling candles and diffusers, you can bag your favourite scents from big names at a discount, and get it delivered right to you.

FD BEAUTY GIFTS

What better time than Christmas to get indulging in all things beauty? With our range of beauty gift sets, you can be sure to find just exactly what you need despite the fact you didn’t quite know what you were looking for in the first place. So, take a deep breath, get your shopping shoes on and let the present search commence!

FREE GIFT WITH SELECTED PRODUCTS

Make your purchase extra special and shop from this collection of incredible products to qualify for a free gift to be added to your order. We’ve made things a whole lot easier by showcasing here, all of the items you can shop that have this offer available. It’s time to get shopping and make the most of some of the best beauty deals around across Fragrance, Skincare, Makeup, Hair and more.

FESTIVE BEAUTY

With the festive season fast approaching, everyone is on the hunt for the best winter beauty bargains. So, have a browse and be the first to get your hands on stunning beauty goodies from brands such as, BW, BW and BW choosing from classic shades and experimental colourways to ensure your festive season make up turns heads for all the right reasons!

STOCKING FILLERS

Check out all of our gift ideas full of those little extras that are perfect for filling up those seasonal stockings. Shop our great range of makeup items, skincare and fragrances from great brands including Joop, Calvin Klein, Baylis & Harding. So, get browsing through all these Christmas gifts and find all the stocking fillers you need this festive season!

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Retinol Treatments That Actually Work

Retinol Treatments That Actually Work

When it comes to this power-house skincare ingredient, it’s probably safe to say we’re all in need of a retinol rulebook. It’s that one ingredient you hear about that has something to do with anti-ageing but you’re just not sure. Today, you can wave goodbye to all confusion because we’re telling you everything you need to know!

Most importantly, you have to build up a tolerance. It’s an intense ingredient to produce visible anti-ageing benefits but increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen and producing more elastin. All of these will help you on your journey to firmer, smoother and more even skin.

It’s Never Too Early

Your 20’s is the best time to start using retinol especially if you suffer from breakouts or pigmentation. As retinol is all about cell turnover, you should use retinol products for three months and then take a three-month break.

There Are Some Side Effects

Like any other skincare product, retinol doesn’t work for everyone. If you suffer from rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, it’s likely to be too powerful for your skin and may increase inflammation. The best way to find out whether any retinol product will work for you is to start out with a low strength. After doing so, it’s best to seal it all in with a moisturiser to soothe the skin.

Wondering When And Where To Apply It?

Gradually introduce retinol into your skincare routine and limit your use of it to once or twice a week to begin with. Then you can slowly increase your intake depending on how well you tolerate it. A small amount at nighttime to clean, dry skin while avoiding the eye area is ideal, and a half an hour wait before applying other skincare products will make for optimal results.

Wondering what products are out there and where to start?

Look no further, we’ve done the searching for you…

Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Firm 15ml, £37.99

This powerful, firming complex helps combat lines around the delicate eye area. With this product, you can accelerate your skin’s natural repair process with AGE Smart® Vitamin A (Retinol) as antioxidant vitamins C and E improve elasticity while scavenging free radicals. Silicones shield vulnerable skin, acting as a protective barrier against further assault.

The Organic Pharmacy The Expert Serums Value Set, £88.95

If you’re looking to try out a few different serums including retinol, this Expert Serums set contains: Four Acid Peel Serum 30ml Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml Retinol Night Serum 30ml Stabilised Vitamin C Serum 30ml. What better way to find out what works for you than to try out a few different pieces of kit?

Philosophy Miracle Worker Retinol Pads 60pc, £54.95

Introducing the ultimate retinol miracle, where the power of science meets nature. Philosophy has combined the power of pure retinol with nourishing superfood oils for an efficacious formula designed to comfort the skin. Featuring pure retinol and a retinol-like complex powered by alfalfa extract to help strengthen skin’s natural renewal process. Comforting superfood oils including pomegranate, olive, argan and amazonian sacha inchi oils, known to be rich in fatty acids, help counteract the typical irritation and dryness of retinol. Plus a healthy dose of antioxidants: potent forms of vitamins C and E help protect skin from damaging free radicals.

Super Facialist Retinol Anti-Ageing Night Cream 50ml, £16.99

This unique anti-ageing treatment cream is designed to work through the night – when the skin is believed to be the most receptive. The cream is enriched with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and proven collagen-boosting active to target wrinkles and lines.

Retinol 15 Minute Mask (x5), £6.99

Are you more of a mask-er? This Retinol Anti-Aging Sheet Mask is an intensive, vitamin-enriched treatment that improves the look of skin’s firmness and tone while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This saturated custom mask adheres to the face for targeted treatment and visible results.

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Keep Calm And Love Your Skin With Gatineau

Keep Calm And Love Your Skin With Gatineau

Do you suffer from breakouts, dryness, redness, ageing or inflammation? Today, Gatineau are here to provide all the skincare solution goodies and more along with real advice that will help you to combat some of these issues we know all too well!

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and sadly it reacts to stress in a number of different ways due to the surge and fluctuations in the hormone cortisol, creating multiple problems. When cortisol levels go up it prompts the skin to produce excess sebum, clogging the pores and provoking skin breakouts and acne flare-ups. Cortisol also increases blood flow leading to extended capillaries and skin flushing whilst at the same time breaking down the skin’s ability to retain water leading to skin dryness and dehydration. On top of this the lack of exposure to sunlight means our skin isn’t getting as much Vitamin D.  This important Vitamin boosts the skin’s immune system and low levels of it can be associated with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 

For skin breakouts:  Clear and Perfect Tonimasque

If you do get a spot or pimple avoid touching it as you can spread bacteria. Instead treat it with the Clear & Perfect Tonimasque that uses natural clay to boost absorbent properties in the skin and tighten pores. Enriched with menthol to refresh the skin, this mask leaves the complexion clear and shine-free.

For skin dryness:  Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask  

Moisture is critical to stop flaky uncomfortable and rough skin and this mask speaks volumes when it comes to flooding the skin with all important water to elevate hydration levels.  Think of it like you are giving your skin 8 glasses of water to drink and what I love is that this mask is effortless as it does all the hard work whilst you sleep!  Apply a thick layer of this indulgent soufflé-like mask all over the face, neck, décolleté and eyes and leave on whilst you get that all important 8 hours of shut eye.  You will wake up to a baby-like soft, smooth and radiant complexion and no mask left on the skin to be seen.   

For skin redness:  Alkessence IonActive Alkaline Soothing Mist

This weightless Mist is charged with negative ions and not only dramatically injects some much-needed moisture into cells but it rebalances out of whack pH levels which can trigger inflammation. A simple way to preserve the health and well-being of your complexion and undetectable once misted over the face, neck and décolleté.  Apply morning and evening after cleansing and pat gently into the skin.

For skin ageing: Melatogenine Morphobiotique Cream

The skin’s microbiome plays a pivotal role as the first line of defence against the harmful environmental aggressions which cause accelerated ageing.  With a powerful Morphobiotic complex together with bundles of antioxidants, this superior lightweight moisturiser tackles crinkles, wrinkles and frankly anything else to bestow a smooth and youthful complexion.  

For skin inflammation: Perfection Ultime Skin Perfecting Cream-Serum

This incredible feather light cream-serum boasts high levels of anti-inflammatory goodness and is an ancient healing wonder discovered centuries ago.  Packed with Centella Asiatica, White tea and Wild Indigo Extract (which is proven to reduce cortisol levels in skin cells) this serum is a game-changer when it comes to extinguishing any kind of inflammation and redness on the skin.

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NUXE: Taking Care Of Our Planet And Beauty Routines

NUXE: Taking Care Of Our Planet And Beauty Routines

Combining nature with luxe, the incredible, multi-award-winning skincare brand NUXE is a beauty expert favourite. Known for their ultra-nourishing pamper products, they’re also just as great for taking care of our planet. If you’ve set yourself the challenge of diving into more sustainable beauty, carrying on reading to find out more and to see a showcase of our current NUXE faves!

Sustainable Sourcing

The active ingredients in NUXE products are fully traceable and sustainable.

Green Technology

NUXE feature eco-responsible formulas with green extraction methods.

Eco-Designed Packaging

All NUXE packaging is eco-designed and made from recycled materials.

In addition to this, earlier this year, NUXE partnered with the Good Planet Foundation to support numerous environmental and social projects. The brand is also committed to protecting our oceans. Respect for Nature has always been one of NUXE’s core commitments. They work alongside the environmental NGO Oceanoplastic to protect oceans from plastic pollution. As if that wasn’t already a great effort, NUXE are also committed to protecting bees. They work with the charity Un toit pour les abeilles (a home for bees), sponsoring hives located in the Vosges region of France.

Our Current Favourite NUXE products

Huile Prodigieuse Limited Edition Blue 100ml, £25.95

NUXE invited students at the French art and design school of Penninghen to give free rein to their creativity and transform, as a limited seasonal edition, the iconic oil bottle, a symbol of summer. Turquoise, yellow and coral: the symbol of Made in France beauty reveals a precious triptych in a trio of colours. Nourish and beautify face, hair and body in a single step with the Huile Prodigieuse you know and love, now in a beautiful limited-edition option!

Very Rose Radiance Peeling Lotion 150ml, £16.95

This innovative product is applied every evening for a gentle and progressive “new skin” effect. Enriched with salicylic acid and 4 fruit acids, day after day, its formula removes the outer layers of the epidermis for skin that appears “renewed”. This daily exfoliation refines the skin’s texture and reveals its radiance. Use in the evening and avoid exposure to the sun.

Very Rose Ultra-Fresh Cleansing Gel Mask 150ml, £17.95

This new gel-mask is set to revolutionise facial cleansing with its amazing effectiveness… The melting translucent gel is applied to the face and left for one minute and then massaged to effectively remove impurities before rinsing. Result: skin is deeply cleansed, freed from pollution particles.

Sun Fragrant Water 100ml, £22.99

NUXE Sun Delicious Fragrant Water is a gorgeous fresh mist with exotic notes which is non-photo sensitising. A lovely summer scent with sparkling notes of Sweet Orange and Petitgrain, sensual touch Coconut and Tiare, sunny accord Vanilla and Musks.

Prodigieux Absolu de Parfum EDP Spray, £48.99

A fresh interpretation of Prodigieux® le parfum, an even more intense and sensual version with a new harmony of Sweet Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Tiare Flower. Savour the pleasure of this new absolute perfume experience, with 25% perfume concentrate (twice as concentrated as an Eau de Parfum*) and a novel oil galenic** for a longer-lasting fragrance. This new scent invites you to rediscover the art of fragrance with a novel application system** that applies the precise dose of scent.

Huile Prodigieuse Florale Dry Oil, £24.99

Huile Prodigieuse has a dry-oil texture containing 7 precious botanical oils, such as repairing Argan oil and moisturising Tsubaki oil. Discover it in a new fresh, delicate, floral perfume. As an all in one product: skin is nourished, smoothed, evened out and beautified: hair is soft and shiny. Proven efficacy on antioxidant properties and on the ability to help reduce stretch marks’ appearance.

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Why V-Care Is Becoming The Biggest Wellness Trend

Why V-Care Is Becoming The Biggest Wellness Trend

Our private parts are no longer too private and it’s a good thing! When it comes to the whimsical world of innovative beauty products, more and more creations are coming to light every day offering solutions for a diverse range of beauty issues. Today, we’re covering the topic of V-Care (Vagina-Care).

From intimate washes with carefully balanced PH levels to hydrating moisturisers and balms, there are so many V-Care products to experiment with. V-Care is just as important as looking after the rest of our bodies, it’s just something that only very recently brands are paying more attention to which enables us as women to take pride in the way we care for ourselves and feel even more confident than ever. Here are some of our favourites from three incredible brands!

Sebamed

Science for healthy skin. Sebamed is one of the leading medicinal skincare brands offering the perfect ph levels in their products for healthy skin. All Sebamed products contain high-quality, active ingredients which cleanse and nourish the skin without destroying natural acids.

Sebamed Intimate Wash ph3.8 200ml, £6.95

For women aged 15 -50. 100% soap and alkali-free, this Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash pH 3.8 supports the ecological balance of the natural micro-flora for protection against genital infections and odour formation. It supports and protects the natural barrier function of the skin’s acid mantle, stabilising the moisture and content of the skin and leaving it feeling soothed.

Sebamed Intimate Wash ph6.8ml 200ml, £6.95

For women aged 50+. This intimate wash is exactly the same yet is designed for mature women. This wash has all the same great properties to support the vulva’s moisture balance while featuring a protective care complex with Panthenol and Hamamelis virginiana to help combat any dryness and irritation.

Australian Bodycare

Australian Bodycare has been the leader of tea tree oil products for over 25 years. The appeal of Australian Bodycare lies not only in its simple and straightforward use but its sustainability for all the family and also the knowledge that they use only the highest quality and grade of tea tree oil.

Australian Bodycare Intimate Care Kit, £29.95

Made from natural and active ingredients approved by the Australian Bodycare’s cosmetic science team, this Intimate Care Kit helps with vaginal dryness, itching, irritation and unwanted odour. It includes three heroes of feminine care: Intim Wash 200ml, Femi Daily 100ml, Femigel 5x5ml.

Australian Bodycare Intimate Shaving Kit, £29.95

This Intimate Shaving Kit by Australian Bodycare helps you get rid of and soothe red spots, bumps and ingrown hairs after shaving. It includes three heroes for feminine care: Intim Wash 200ml, Intim Shaving Gel 100ml, Intim Balm 100ml.

MegsMenopause

MegsMenopause create natural, organic and plant-based products to help improve the symptoms of vaginal dryness, sexual discomfort, dry skin, hot flushes and more to help women and encourage them to feel their best self!

MegsMenopause Blossom Balm Intimate Moisturiser 100ml, £8.99

This intimate skin moisturiser Blossom Balm has been uniquely formulated to gently moisturise and care for the intimate skin areas, whilst reducing dryness and the feeling of discomfort. This product’s ingredients are also vegan-approved!

MegsMenopause Motion Lotion Water Based Lubricant 100ml, £10.00

This Motion Lotion Water-Based Intimate Lubricant has been formulated to provide extra silky lubrication, which can help alleviate discomfort caused by dryness.

Which of these products are you most fascinated by and are thinking about trying out for yourself?

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