Hollywood Skincare Secrets With GLAMGLOW

Hollywood Skincare Secrets With GLAMGLOW

“Celebrity skin for those who demand more than a pretty jar.”

Designed as behind-the-scenes beauty essentials, GLAMGLOW shot to fame as one of Hollywood’s favourite lines of beauty essentials. But GLAMGLOW isn’t just for the Los Angeles elite, it’s a brand quickly becoming a skincare staple in the UK homes.

If you’re looking for exceptional skincare that’s sure to unleash your inner Hollywood starlet, look no further than these GLAMGLOW best-sellers. 

1. GLAMGLOW Glowlace Radiance Boosting Hydration Sheet Mask

A sheet mask offers the perfect combination of self-care and skincare, encouraging you to take a few minutes to rest and reflect while the mask does its magic. But when it comes to choosing a mask, it’s essential to look for more than just a pretty packet.  

Packed with beneficial ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, green tea and caffeine, GLAMGLOW Glowlace Radiance Boosting Hydration Sheet Mask is the ultimate pick-me-up for dull, tired skin. And, with its clever two-piece design for a better fit, you can ensure every inch of your skin gets the VIP treatment.

2. GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser

It’s no secret that using a daily moisturiser improves the tone and texture of your skin, but not all moisturisers are created equal. 

Despite its weightless gel texture, GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser is a thirst-quenching treat for normal and dry skin types. With a triple hyaluronic acid complex, TEAOXI® blue nymph lily extract and water from the renowned Jeju Island, skin receives nourishment for up to 72 hours. 

3. GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment

Women have been using clay and mud on their skin for centuries thanks to its detoxifying, healing and restorative properties. And, with GLAMGLOW’s Gravitymud Firming Treatment, mud has never looked so good. 

Gravitymud can be used twice a week to firm, lift, tighten and tone the face, neck and decolletage. Formulated with antioxidant-rich TEAOXI® complex, 92% of customers agreed that skin feels immediately firmer.  

4. GLAMGLOW Where My Pores At? Pore Clearing & Minimising Set

Whether your next appearance is on the big screen or the school run, no-one wants to be battling visible pores. And, while many products over-promise and under-deliver, GLAMGLOW have you covered.

A two-step routine GLAMGLOW Where My Pores At? Pore Clearing & Minimising Set includes the SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment and SUPERWATERGEL Triple-Acid Oil-Free Moisturiser. The combination of these powerful products visibly improves the appearance of pores, leaving your complexion camera-ready. 

5. GLAMGLOW Marilyn Monglow Supermud

Whether you already know and love GLAMGLOW Supermud, or you’ve yet to give it a try, this is a must for your shopping list. In collaboration with Hollywood starlet, Marilyn Munroe, GLAMGLOW are announcing the release of GLAMGLOW Marilyn Monglow Supermud.

The same fantastic product in a Limited Edition jar and carton, this is sure to take pride of place among your GLAMGLOW collection. An iconic product meets one of the most celebrated icons ever to grace the silver screen. 

6. GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Finishing your makeup with a quality setting spray is a must, particularly on warm summer days when sweat, SPF and sunshine can make pigment melt and shift. So, keep your makeup in place from dawn to dusk with GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Leaving your skin dewy, never shiny, the setting spray locks makeup in place with a fine mist of mineral water. It also contains the acclaimed TEAOXI® complex, an antioxidant-rich extract of green, white, and red teas, as well as caffeine to give your skin a boost of radiance.

7. GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

Fed up of relying on concealer to hide those dark circles and visible signs of tiredness? The right eye cream can transform that delicate under eye area, brightening, tightening and hydrating the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Using illuminating spheres to balance dark circles, GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream not only disguises signs of fatigue, but reverses them too. A combination of peptides, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, linoleic acid and a blend of fruit and flower extracts hydrate and strengthen under eye skin to reduce fine lines and dryness.  

8. GLAMGLOW Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution

When it comes to acid exfoliators, you won’t find a product much more comprehensive than this. GLAMGLOW Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution contains activated charcoal and a “super six” acid blend of salicylic, glycolic, lactic, tartaric, mandelic and pyruvic acids.

Working together, the charcoal and acids rapidly unclog pores and break the bonds that hold dead cells to the surface. The result? A clarified complexion that makes the perfect canvas for the next step of your skincare routine. 

Your skin deserves the A-list treatment, so level up with GLAMGLOW.

SPF Hacks We Can’t Live Without

SPF Hacks We Can’t Live Without

Love it or loathe it, sunscreen is an absolute must over the warmer months. While you might not rejoice at the thought of adding another product into your daily regime, sunscreen plays a key role in the health and overall appearance of your skin. As well as preventing sunburn, SPF also protects your skin from cellular damage, which can cause premature ageing, so it’s every bit as important as your serum or moisturiser.  

If you’re looking for hacks to make it easier to embrace sunscreen or just want to level up your skincare game, here are a few of our favourite ideas:

Keep Your Sunscreen On Ice

You probably already know the hack about keeping your aftersun lotion or aloe vera gel in the refrigerator to make it more soothing to apply. But did you know you can do the same with your sun protection?

Throw your sunscreen into the fridge a few hours before you need to apply it and enjoy the cooling sensation. Going for a day out? Throw your sunscreen into your coolbox with your packed lunch. It will help you remember to reapply and be a welcome relief from the heat. 

For Dry Skin, Try An SPF Oil

If you already have dry skin, the added effects of the sun, salt and chlorine can leave you itchy and irritated. Instead of using a regular sunscreen lotion, those with dry skin can benefit from using something a little more nourishing.

Dry oil moisturises and hydrates the skin while protecting it from sun damage. Lighter and more easily absorbed than many traditional sunscreen products, it’s also a great option for those who don’t like the tacky feel of lotion. And, as SPF oil can also be applied to your hair, it will keep your locks in fine form too.

Use A Stick For Staying Power

The backs of the hands are a commonly missed area when applying sunscreen. And, even if you do remember to coat your hands, that sticky feeling isn’t particularly pleasant. 

Stick sunscreen offers the same protection as lotion, with a consistency that’s better suited to being applied on your hands. And, thanks to the slightly tacky consistency of sunscreen sticks, they have a lot of other uses too. Apply as a lip primer under your favourite lipstick, or brush it into your brows to keep them in place. The versatility of SPF sticks make them a great tool in your suncare and beauty kit. 

Choose A Lip Balm With Added SPF 

The skin on our lips may be different to the rest of our body, but it needs protection just as much. In the warmer months, simply switch your regular lip balm for one that has added SPF protection as an easy, yet effective way to prevent sun damage. 

With a growing focus on suncare, many makeup brands are incorporating SPF into their lipsticks too, so you don’t have to choose between colour and protection. And, if your fave lipstick, prime your lips with SPF stick first, then apply as usual.

Replace Your Moisturiser With Sunscreen

If your skin isn’t hungry for hydration, why not ditch the moisturiser and replace it with sunscreen during the warmer months? This simple swap can make it much easier to integrate sunscreen into your daily skincare routine, without taking you a second longer to get ready in the morning.

Look for sunscreens that specify they’re for using on the face, as these will have a lighter consistency that absorbs easier than body lotions. 

Use An SPF Setting Spray 

One of the main reasons women don’t reapply sunscreen as often as possible is because of our makeup. If you cringe at the thought of lathering lotion over your face in the middle of the day, you’re not alone. And thankfully, you don’t have to.

Keep your makeup looking fierce and your skin protected to the fullest with a setting spray that includes SPF30. Spritz over your face every few hours to keep your skin in tip-top condition, whatever the day throws at you.

There we have it, six of the best SPF hacks to see you through summer. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine, safe in the knowledge that your skin won’t pay for it down the line. 

Our Top Picks From Nuxe’s Sun Range

Our Top Picks From Nuxe’s Sun Range

Whether you’re jetting off to Cannes this summer or staying closer to home, stock up on all your favourite products from the darling of the French beauty world, Nuxe. Inspired by nature, the Nuxe brand is synonymous with legendary skincare products that quickly become daily staples for women globally. 

With a cult following, Huile Prodigieuse has long been the company’s best-seller, packed with seven botanical oils to nourish skin, body and hair. But it’s not just this versatile oil that’s a saving grace for skin – Nuxe has got all your summer skincare needs covered too. 

From tip to toe, here are our top picks of Nuxe Sun favourites you’re sure to love. 

1. Nuxe Sun SPF50 Light Face Fluid

We all love soaking up the sunshine in the warmer months, but too much of a good thing can spell trouble. Protect your skin from cellular damage, premature ageing and dark spots with Nuxe Sun SPF50 Light Face Fluid

With a super light texture and non-sticky formula, this face fluid packs the perfect amount of hydration for normal and combination skin types. And, with a high SPF and water-resistant formula, it’s a must-pack item for all your outdoor adventures. If you’re looking for the perfect high-protection sunscreen that can be worn under makeup or on its own, this is for you.

2. Nuxe Sun SPF50 High Protection Melting Lotion 

Do you want to simplify your summer skincare routine? Nuxe have you covered with SPF50 High Protection Melting Lotion. Not only is it suitable for both face and body, but the moisturising formulation feels exquisite on both, gliding over the skin with no sticky residue.

This lotion is packed with botanical ingredients, including rice, rosemary and Vitamin E extracts, and a dose of nourishing water hyacinth. And, when it comes to fragrance, there are no cloying artificial scents here. Instead, enjoy the comforting aroma of vanilla, sweet orange and Tiare flower, transporting you on a tropical getaway, wherever you are.       

3. Nuxe Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil For Hair

Throughout the summer months, we really put our hair through its paces – saltwater, chlorine damage, and not to mention constant UV exposure. All these harsh elements can strip your hair’s natural oils, leaving it dry, damaged and prone to knotting.

Enriched with sun and water flowers, Nuxe Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil For Hair gives your hair the TLC it craves. Each strand is repaired, nourished and protected against future damage, while the milky oil smoothes and beautifies your hair from scalp to ends.  

4. Nuxe Sun Fragrant Water

Finding your perfect sunny day scent is no easy feat. When you want a burst of fragrance without the heaviness of an Eau de Parfum, an Eau de Toilette or fragrance spray is the ideal substitute.

A light spritz of Nuxe Sun Fragrant Water envelops you in an exotic blend of tropical notes. Sweet orange and coconut are balanced with petitgrain and Tiare flower, over a musky vanilla base. The result is refreshing, comforting and utterly delicious. Designed to be worn in the height of summer, the fragrance is also non-photosensitising to prevent skin damage. Nuxe, they think of everything!

5. Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion

A summer essential, every home needs a trusty bottle of after sun at the ready. Whether you’ve been caught out with no sun protection or just want to cool down after a scorching day, After Sun Lotion calms and comforts hot skin.  

Nuxe describes their Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion as having a “sorbet texture”, and we couldn’t say it better ourselves. The butter-like lotion melts effortlessly, soothing your skin when you need it most. Store it in the refrigerator for the ultimate post-beach treatment. 

6. Nuxe Sun After-Sun Hair and Body Shampoo

If you’re spending your summer days poolside or swimming in the sea, this is a must-buy product to throw in beside your towel. Nuxe Sun After-Sun Hair and Body Shampoo is the perfect addition to your post-swim shower, rinsing away salt, chlorine and SPF. 

Not only will your skin and hair be left feeling cleansed and refreshed, but you’ll also enjoy the signature Nuxe Sun fragrance that the range is famous for.   

Shop the full range of Nuxe products at Fragrance Direct

How The Change In Weather Can Affect Your Skin

How The Change In Weather Can Affect Your Skin

We often talk about how winter weather impacts our skin and the need to protect it from the harsh wind and cold, but many of us will notice that there can be just as many issues when the weather starts to warm up. 

In fact, the weather can affect our skin in a variety of ways, and because no two people are the same, some may find they struggle with more skin complaints in spring than they do in winter. 

This article will discuss some of the most common skin issues when transitioning from cold to warm weather and how to treat or prevent them. 

Shiny, Greasy Skin

During winter, when the air saps moisture from your skin, a rich cream moisturiser gives skin the added hydration it needs. However, as the weather warms up, this same formulation can sit heavily on the face, trapping in heat and resulting in greasy skin.  

Even during the summer months, it’s beneficial to wear a daily moisturiser but switch from rich, creamy options to a lighter formulation. A lightweight lotion or gel will give your skin the moisture boost it craves without weighing it down. 

For normal/dry skin types, try the At1 Hydrate and Nourish Day Cream. Or, for oily/combination skin, Fragrance Direct customers are raving about the bareMinerals PORELESS Oil-Free Moisturiser.

More Prone To Breakouts

Are you using the right moisturiser for your skin and the season but still experiencing breakouts? This is a common skin complaint during the warmer months, and there’s usually a very simple cause.

During summer, you spend more time outdoors and sweat a lot more frequently. Factor in your daily sun protection, which is designed to cling to the skin, and the combination is a recipe for clogged pores. 

Cleansing is more important than ever during the summer months, and a two-step cleansing routine is ideal for removing the remnants of SPF that can easily be left behind. Start with a balm cleanser, like the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, to remove make-up, sweat and sunscreen from your skin, then repeat with a water-based or milk cleanser, like this one from Super Facialist, to remove trace impurities.

Sun Damage and Burns

In the winter, a moisturiser with SPF protection is an excellent choice. It’s an easy way to protect your skin from the low-level UV rays and offers adequate protection on cloudy and overcast days. However, in summer, sunburn and skin damage are serious dangers.

Despite what you may have heard, sunburn is not part and parcel of getting a tan. In fact, sunburn is the visual result of the sun’s UVB rays damaging your skin cells and causing mutations in their DNA. The redness and inflammation are caused by your blood vessels dilating to bring immune cells to the skin in order to help undo the damage. However, mutated cells which escape can become cancerous in the future. 

When the sun is out and you’re spending more time outside, it’s best to keep your moisturiser and SPF separate. This ensures you get full coverage from your sunscreen and are able to top it up during the day.  Ideally, look for an SPF30+ to reduce the risk of burns.

Fine Lines And Wrinkles

We’ve discussed how UVB rays can cause your skin to burn in the sun, but there’s another negative impact of sun exposure that isn’t as immediately noticeable – fine lines and wrinkles. 

Although they are less intense than UVB rays, the sun’s UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers, where most cancers occur. The skin tries to protect itself from further damage by increasing its melanin, making your skin darker. And while UVA rays trigger the tanning response, they also generate free radicals, which contribute to premature ageing. 

Antioxidants fight free radicals, neutralising them before they can cause further damage to your skin cells. For this reason, we highly recommend using antioxidant-rich skincare year-round for fine lines and wrinkles, such as Clarins Multi Active Antioxidant Day Emulsion.

So, when you head out into the sunshine this season, make sure you’re enjoying today but planning for tomorrow with these simple steps for protecting your skin.

  • Tailor your moisturiser to your skin’s current needs
  • Double-cleanse to stay free from breakouts
  • Guard against UVA and UVB rays with SPF30+
  • Prevent premature ageing with antioxidants

Now get out there and enjoy a fabulous summer. 

Top Skincare Products To Restore Your Glow This Season

Top Skincare Products To Restore Your Glow This Season

If your skin looks a little lacklustre right now, it might be time to rethink your skincare products. The UK weather can differ dramatically between seasons, from heatwaves in summer to sleet and snow in winter, which is why it’s essential to adapt your products to what your skin needs at any point in time. 

If you’ve already read Say Goodbye To Dry Winter Skin, you’ll know that some moisturisers offer better hydration than others and that you’ll only get results when using the right ingredients for your skin. With that in mind, this blog rounds up some of the best skin care products to bring the glow back to your complexion. Nourishing, replenishing and plumping, there’s a moisturiser below for all skin types, so all you have to do is find the one that best meets your needs. 

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisture Cream

Elizabeth Arden has been a giant in the skincare industry for decades, using effective ingredients to unlock great results. Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisture Cream is a rich emollient moisturiser for normal-dry skin types. Penetrating deep within the skin, it helps to restore moisture, offering long-lasting hydration when it’s needed most. 

Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex has a creamy, luxurious feel with no sticky residue and is perfect for wearing below your makeup. When used day and night, tests show dramatic improvements in skin’s appearance in as little as 2-3 weeks. 

Guinot Nutrizone Intensive Nourishing Cream

From France’s #1 beauty salon brand, Guinot Nutrizone Intensive Nourishing Cream is the intensive face cream for dry skin you’ve been looking for. Combining Omegas 3, 6 and 9 with Ceramides, Vitamins E and F and Shea Butter, the rich cream not only quenches your skin’s thirst but gives it a much-needed boost of nutrients at the same time.

Used day and night, Guinot Nutrizone helps fight the causes of dehydration and premature ageing, protecting it from harsh weather, central heating and air conditioning.

REN Clean Skincare Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream

Vegan-friendly REN Clean Skincare boasts a wide range of targeted skin solutions, with Vita Mineral being one of the newest to join the ranks. An all-in-one mineral moisturiser, REN Clean Skincare Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals to help restore your glow.

With ingredients including a multi-mineral complex of Zinc, Magnesium and Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Omegas 3 and 6, your skin’s moisture barrier is better able to retain hydration, supporting a healthier complexion. Specifically formulated to target flakes and dryness, it’s ideal for reviving dull, dehydrated skin.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich 

A follow-on from the award-winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Ultra Rich is a supercharged version with a creamier formulation for times when your skin needs more support. Created to support dry skin exacerbated by the weather, stress or diet, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich combines the original anti-ageing formula with additional amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and seaweeds for hydration that lasts up to 24 hours. 

Studies have shown that this powerful moisturiser can improve skin’s firmness and tone and reduce fine lines’ depth in as little as 15 days. 

Glamglow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser

Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser combines the remarkable hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid with TEAOXI® Blue Nymph Lily Extract and water from the volcanic island of Jeju to create a super light dose of moisture that lasts for up to 72 hours. 

Normal-dry complexions will love this weightless water cream from Glamglow as it gives your skin that extra support as the seasons change without weighing you down. 

bareMinerals BUTTER DRENCH Restorative Rich Cream

If your skin is dry at the best of times and is suffering more than usual right now, there are two words that will be music to your ears: Butter. Drench. With a base of creamy, nourishing shea butter and a blend of peptides, ceramides and amino acids, bareMinerals BUTTER DRENCH Restorative Rich Cream soaks deep into parched, dry skin.

Clinically shown to increase hydration levels an average 354%, 97% of women agree that BUTTER DRENCH Restorative Rich Cream creates a natural, healthy-looking radiance. 

How To Stick To Your 2022 Skincare Routine

How To Stick To Your 2022 Skincare Routine

If you’ve tried time and time again to stick to a skincare routine, you’ll know how easy it is to fail. Now that you’re a few months into 2022, you’re likely to fall into one of two camps: either your New Year’s resolution is becoming second nature, or it’s a distant memory. But don’t beat yourself up, you’re in good company. 

It’s estimated that around 84% of us don’t see our resolutions through. It’s no secret that creating a new routine can feel like an uphill battle, but why is it so difficult to stick to, and what can we do to set ourselves up for success? 

Read on for insight on creating habits and tips to create a 2022 skincare routine you can stick to.

Why Is It So Hard Sticking To A Routine?

Forming one new habit is hard, so it’s no wonder that skincare routines (which usually involve multiple steps) can be incredibly difficult to commit to. As creatures of habit, we tend to default to what we know. So, if you’re used to brushing your teeth and falling into bed at the end of the day, it’s not going to be easy to add a new skincare regime into the mix.

Research has found that it takes, on average, 66 days before a new habit becomes automatic. While that means there is hope in sight, it also means you need to push through those first weeks and months until it starts to become easier. 

How To Create Good Habits

Thankfully, when it comes to sticking to a skincare routine and creating good habits, you don’t have to figure it out for yourself. In fact, there are a few tried and tested ways to set yourself up for success. 

#1. Keep your skincare simple.

The more complicated your skincare routine is, the less likely you are to stick to it. Instead of diving straight into the deep end with an 8+ step Korean beauty regime, keep your skincare simple with a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser. These staple products give your skin the core support it needs, so you should soon see a difference in your complexion. 

When selecting your products, find options that are specifically tailored to your skin type. For oily, blemish-prone skin, you may want to choose a cleanser that uses BHAs like salicylic acid to give your pores a thorough cleanse. Or, for dry skin types, a serum that contains hydrating hyaluronic acid is a great choice. 

Once you’ve established your routine, you can start to add in new elements one product at a time.

#2. Don’t skip two days in a row.

As you may have noticed, forming a new habit is entirely psychological, which is why this next tip is so important: never skip two days in a row. Miss one day of your skincare routine and you can bounce back, but miss two and the chances are low you’ll pick it back up. 

The solution? If you miss a day, don’t beat yourself up but make absolutely sure that you get back on track the next day.

#3. Link good habits.

Another great way to prompt yourself into following your skincare routine is to multi-task. Let’s face it, sometimes cleansing can be a bit dull and moisturising a chore, so why not link them to things you do automatically every day?

Try cleansing your face while you’re taking a shower, and keeping your serum next to your toothbrush. Better yet, use multi-tasking products that take the effort out of skincare, like Elemis Superfood Night Cream which restores hydration as you sleep, repairing the skin’s lipid barrier and feeding it with prebiotics.

#4. Track your progress.

Last but not least, set clear, achievable goals for yourself and track your progress as you go. Most skincare regimens take anywhere from four to eight weeks before you’ll see results, but take pictures every few weeks and look for signs that you’re getting closer to your goal, whether that’s to reduce fine lines, dark circles or pigmentation. These regular check-ins can give you a much-needed motivation boost and spur you toward your goal. 

With a little preparation and a lot of determination, you can do anything you set your mind to, so set yourself a skincare goal for 2022 and make it happen.