It’s all about the glow

It’s all about the glow

As the “frozen” look starts to lose favour, Meghan Markle is set to inspire a much more natural trend for 2018…

Lip fillers and injectables have ruled the beauty world for the past few years, but 2018 could be the year things start to change.

The Kardashians have certainly been a beauty phenomenon, but trends do fade – and (reality) stars burn out.

As the country falls in love with Prince Harry’s gorgeous fiancé Meghan Markle, the desire to capture her natural beauty could have a huge impact on the beauty and cosmetic industry.

A healthy change

Because we’re living longer, feeling younger and becoming more savvy when it comes to our health, we’re starting to realise that the “frozen” look isn’t sustainable in the long term – but achieving a “healthy glow” is the beauty secret that can last a lifetime.

Instead of trying to change their features, in 2018 increasing numbers of beauty lovers are set to try treatments, products and procedures that help them be the best version of themselves.

Rather than making enhancements or modifications to their looks with invasive cosmetic procedures, aesthetic specialists think 2018 will see a big rise in skin rejuvenation procedures and products, with clients searching for a natural look – and the most natural method possible to achieve it.

Get the healthy glow

Would you love to try the trend as an early adopter?

We’ve rounded up some of the latest, greatest beauty products that use cutting edge technology to help you channel your inner Markle and get her gorgeous glow:

Dermalogica Age Smart Anti Aging Power Trio – take advantage of the Beauty Flash winter sale to get your glow on at a great price: Dermalogica’s Age Smart Anti Aging Trio is just £43, giving you a great New Year saving of £35.35! The trio includes a full-size Daily Superfoliant, a superfine powder exfoliant to help ward-off accelerated skin ageing and provide firmer, healthier-looking skin. You’ll also get Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (15ml), an ultra-replenishing masque packed with vitamins A, C, E and F for chronically-stressed, ageing skin; and Dynamic Skin Recovery (10ml) to help you achieve absolute hydration and defend against the internal and external causes of skin ageing (this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser also contains Broad Spectrum SPF50).

Murad Daily Cleansing Foam – a dual action daily cleansing foam, Murad’s hardworking product exfoliates with AHAs to leave skin clear, soft and smooth with an energising pomegranate complex to defend skin from free radical damage and infuse a healthy glow. It also contains witch hazel to control oil production while keeping pores clear and tight for a flawless complexion and zinc and copper to increase cellular repair and boost skin with essential vitamins and nutrients.

Decleor Aurabsolu Intense Glow for Eyes – delivering an instant brightening effect to the under eye area, this complete eye cream targets darkness and dullness in a delicate area prone to fatigue. Using the very purest form of Jasmine Absolute, and with a refreshingly light texture, Aurabsolu unlocks and awakens tired and stressed looking skin, allowing it to glow with radiance and vitality from morning until dusk.

Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Scrub – glowing isn’t just about your skin: your hair should look sensational too! New from Redken, Diamond Oil Glow Dry is a pre-shampoo gloss scrub that polishes away dull hair, smoothing and detangling before you wash. Suitable for colour-treated hair, the moisturising oil-enhanced formula exfoliates with Argan shells to gently remove impurities, banish dullness and enhance shine.

Amazing Cosmetics Photo Finish Gift Set Light Golden – also available in a medium shade, this skin perfecting duo allows you to prep, prime and glow. Presented in a gorgeous gift box – and available in the Beauty Flash winter sale – the set includes Amazing Concealer Light Golden and the new Illuminate Primer and Highlighter in glow.