Five of nature’s most powerful ingredients help to make our beauty must-haves extra special…
- Green tea
Anti-inflammatory properties (great for sensitive and irritable skin types) are just the start of green tea’s beauty boasts: it’s a great source of antioxidants including vitamins C, E and K. In hair products, green tea helps to boost circulation and diminish damaging free radicals.
3 must-have beauty products with green tea:
Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer – a leave-on exfoliating treatment, ideal for use between professional treatments, soothing rooibos and green tea helps skin retain moisture.
Shu Uemura Kengo Feather – to protect hair fibre and promote healthy looking hair, this feather-light product, for long-lasting control and a tenacious hold, contains Asian green tea.
Purelogical Super Antioxidant Moisturiser – this uplifting moisturiser is infused with green tea to help defend against free radical damage and photo ageing.
The humble coconut is a beauty superstar: one of nature’s most powerful emollients, its flesh is packed with essential fatty acids and vitamins, improving the skin’s barrier function and providing hydration. When used in hair products it helps to smooth down the cuticles and fight frizz.
3 must-have beauty products with coconut:
Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo – for healthy shine, every day, coconut oil strengthens and moisturises the hair cuticle.
Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum– a fast-drying, refreshing and moisturising serum for a natural golden glow.
L’Oreal Professionnel Nutrifier DD Balm– with a professional concentration of coconut oil to bring the right dose of nutrition to dry and undernourished hair tips.
Used as a beauty treatment in ancient times, honey’s antibacterial properties, help to heal and remove impurities; its moisturising effect hydrates skin and can even help to fade blemishes. If you need to tackle dull, dry hair, look out for products with honey.
3 must-have beauty products with honey
Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster – this concentrated, oil-free complex contains healing honey to calm and hydrate irritated or sensitised skin.
Tigi Catwalk Honey and Oatmeal Shampoo – suitable for all hair types, this shampoo helps to repair chemically treated or damaged hair while enhancing moisture and shine.
Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask – a light creamy mask with amino-acid rich honey to leave skin super-moisturised and enriched.
The natural oils in this fleshy fruit can penetrate deep into skin, helping to soften and hydrate dry and flaky patches, as well as reducing wrinkles. Rich in proteins, amino acids, biotin and vitamins B and E, avocado oil comes to the rescue if you have dry, stressed hair.
3 must-have beauty products with avocado:
Elemis Superfood Facial Wash – avocado, broccoli and pumpkin seed oils are combined with a prebiotic to help balance the skin’s precious microbiome.
Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment– with avocado oil to nourish and moisturise dry hair while strengthening its surface.
Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture – with avocado oil to enhance the skin’s ability to hold maximum levels of hydration, while its essential fatty acids repair the barrier function of skin.
- Argan oil
It’s easy to see why argan oil is referred to as ‘liquid gold’: squeezed from the nut of the argan fruit, which only grows on certain trees in Morocco, argan oil is painstakingly extracted by hand. Best known as a hair treatment, proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier, it can also help to revitalise lacklustre skin and smooth away fine lines.
3 must-have beauty products with Argan oil:
Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight repair Serum – maximises nighttime skin repair to help reduce fine lines and increase luminosity.
Moroccanoil Smoothing Mask– infused with argan butter and argan oil to deeply nourish, leaving strands soft, smooth and more manageable.
Redken All Soft Argan 6 Oil – instantly nourishes and protects dry, brittle hair.