Winter chills, the effects of central heating and icy blasts play havoc with our skins so it’s now the time of year to give our skin some extra tlc.

But this year lockdown has added extra problems for our skins with stress, mask wearing, spending more time indoors and being unable to get expert help or treatments from salons, spas or beauty consultants behind the counters.

Even if we cleanse, tone and moisturise this may not be enough to cope with the damage lockdown has done to our skins.

We may need to try a hydrating product, a nourishing night cream or a serum to get our skins back in perfect order.

So we’ve put together some of the newest products that will really help to save our skins.











From Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Hydrating Essence preps the skin with a luxurious layer of hydration that lasts up to 24 hours to enhance the performance of other treatments. It also conditions, nourishes and strengthens to leave skin feeling soft, smooth and radiant. And that all important Boswellia sacra (frankincense) essential oil enhances well being with its deeply relaxing odour.

To learn more about the Frankincense Intense Lift Skincare Ritual and the range of products visit nealsyardremedies.com or better still visit those lovely people   at the Neal’s Yard Boutique in the Victoria Quarter.














Vital Perfection is a new intensive care formula to target signs of ageing in the lower half of the face. The three new products were developed with a new technology formula that brightens, diminishes the appearance of skin concerns and creates a firmer more defined look.

The trio includes a Wrinkle Spot Treatment, LiftDefine Face Mask that helps define facial contours, improves dullness and tones and a LiftDefine Radiance Serum the brightens and firms.

Available from John Lewis or www.shiseido.co.uk












Clarins has launched some new expert cleansers and toners with Alpine Herbs with organic ingredients sourced from their own alpine farm. The seven new cleansers have been created for different skin types and there’s a formula for every need. Foaming cleansers, cleansing milks and oils plus hydrating, purifying and soothing toning lotions make up this range to purify, soften and tone skin.



Lock down may have made fine lines and wrinkles more prominent with worry, stress and general fatigue. Enter L’Oreal’s Revitalift Range. There are three products in the range – the filler that hydrates and smooths and re-plumps wrinkles, a pure retinol deep wrinkle night serum and an eye cream that hydrates and targets first signs of ageing and replumps the appearance of fine lines.












The new Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum  from Biossance had a waiting list before it was even launched. Combining 10% vitamine C and white shiitake mushroom, this new serum brightens, whilst targeting short and long term effects of pigmentation – dark spots, sundamage, acne scars, uneven skin tone. The serum include Biossance’s 100 per cent plant based squalene that gives it a hydrating, weightless texture.  Available on line only from Cult Beauty and Selfridges.



From Sanctuary Spa, we venture back out into the world there’s a new Antibacterial Hand Cream and Ultra Rich Handcream both handbag essentials to take with you on the go to keep hands protected and deeply moisturised. Available now exclusively from Superdrug and from June at Boots.









Getting enough sleep is the key to a good skin and returning to a good skin. Not easy with so much stress and worry during lockdown but Sanctuary Spa’s Sleep Mist, from its wellness collection contains a scientifically proven scent that helps you fall asleep faster for longer and improving the quality of sleep is worth a try.


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