Add drama for fright night

Add drama for fright night

Halloween is just one day away: amp-up the drama with these fast-acting and transformational beauty treats

There’s nothing like applying a charcoal masque to give you a fright when you look in the mirror. But use Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque and ingredients including sulfur, volcanic ash and Chilean wild mint will immediately help to improve skin smoothness, detoxifying, brightening and invigorating all skin types. Looking in the mirror post-masque promises to be a treat, not a trick!

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween…they’re also a powerful and transformative beauty ingredient. Murad’s Skin Smoothing Polish removes dry, dull skin without stripping natural moisture – and it contains pumpkin seed extract to help keep pores clear for smooth, blemish-free skin.

If you have fair, fragile hair, you might not feel it’s up to a Halloween fright. Paul Mitchell’s Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair helps to restore health and vitality in an instant, soothing and replenishing dry, depleted hair by strengthening and sealing the cuticle.

For instant drama, a manicure and statement nail colour is hard to beat. Keep it traditional – with a twist – by opting for Jessica’s Black Beauties. These bewitching new blacks – the darkest possible shades – are made to wear alone or tone-on-tone.

If your skin is blemish-prone, just the thought of trowelling on layers of scary face paint could cause a breakout! Take positive action instead this Halloween, and a dramatic change-for-the-better could soon take place. Ren Skincare ClearCalm Replenishing Gel Cream is formulated to leave blemish-prone skin replenished, comfortable and calm while combating the appearance of blemishes and breakouts.

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark this October 31…great things can happen in the dead of night. Swap the ghosts and ghouls for Elemis’s Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream Oil. A skin synchronising night cream oil, it combines the hydration of a moisturising cream with the powerful protection of an oil, supporting the skin’s natural nighttime process. Blended with Perilla seed oil and Elemis’s exclusive Night Scented Stock Oil, it leaves skin feeling rebalanced, restored and replenished.

“Scalp surface oxidation” sounds like something of a nightmare – and if it’s causing your hair to thin, it probably is. Inspired by the body’s nightly regeneration process, Nioxin’s Night Density Rescue is designed to effectively promote hair density by reducing hair fall associated with scalp surface oxidation. A night rescue solution, this powerful product contains Nioxydine24, a blend of antioxidants known to neutralise free radicals.

If you want Halloween to have a spectacular rather than “spooktacular” impact on your skin, try a product with dramatic anti-wrinkle results. Karin Herzog’s Oxygen Hyalu Lift is an advanced lifting treatment combining the benefits of active oxygen with those of hyaluronic acid for an amazing anti-wrinkle effect. An innovative formula, it regenerates the skin, firms the epidermis and redefines the contours of the face.

Halloween is possibly the only time of year we spend time trying to create dark circles under our eyes…the rest of the year we’re pretty busy trying to keep them at bay! Restrict the “dark circle horror” to Halloween with Decleor’s Aroma Lisse 2-in-1 Dark Circle and Eye Wrinkle Eraser. A new generation in eye care, this clever product corrects and brightens to deliver optimal results. The correcting action smoothes and fills fine lines and wrinkles while the unique gel-cream texture contains illuminating yellow pigments to counteract dark circles. The innovative design of the silicone wand also allows for ease of application: who says you can’t have some real Halloween magic this year?