The stress of lockdown has taken its toll on everyone’s skin in one way or another. Worrying about family and friends,  the lack of fresh air and exercise, not always been able to get our skin and bodycare products, changes to our diet and constant hand washing all have affected and been detrimental to our skin.

Now, as we go about our day with face coverings on, we may begin to notice our skin becomes irritated or starts to behave a little differently to how it normally would. Whilst we adapt to these changes in our daily lives it’s important to look after our skin and take extra precautions.

Add to this  humidity and sun damage and it’s time to give our skin some pampering and protection.

So we’ve put together some new and not so new products that will give our skin some much needed tlc.

Get a full body glow with the new Wild Rose Body collection from Neal’s Yard Remedies. Its formulated with provitamin A-rich organic wild rosehip seed oil and a balancing blend of organic geranium and patchouli essential oils to leave your skin smooth from top to toe. The collection consists of a Dry Body Oil, Body Polish, Shower Oil and Body Lotion. Use this in conjunction with their hero Wild Rose Beauty Balm and you will be a real smoothie. The Victoria Quarter shop in Leeds is opening this Saturday after being closed since lockdown so pop down to try some for yourself.











Still in the Victoria Quarter  L’Occitane has become one of the busiest in town. Their limited edition new Verbena Range is a must in the hot weather to keep you cool, fresh and re-hydrate your skin. There’s only one word to describe the collection “amazing”. There’s two Eau de Toilettes, one is a sparkling citrus whilst the other is invigorating with added lemon and grapefruit.

The collection includes a Granita Hand Gel that just melts into the hands, a Frappe Body Cream that is cooling,light and helps you keep your cool and the ultimate hot weather product Leg Cooling Mousse that transforms into icy water with lemon and other essential oils and a touch of uplifting menthol that will have you walking on air. Drop into the boutique and see the whole range for yourself.







From Clarins there’s a product that’s top of my anti-ageing tree. Extra Firming Neck has been a long time coming but finally its here. The product joins te Extra-Firming Range. The melting non-oily cream formulation has been enhanced with the Clarins Anti-Pollution complex and other plant extracts. Whilst at the Clarins counter check out the Blue Orchid Treatment Oil that is a must to help and re-nourish your skin.











If you haven’t tried Biossance then maybe you should. With the aftereffects of lockdown and the changing season; your complexion will be moving from dryness to blocked pores and maybe adult acne flareups – so its important to feed your skin.

Biossance’s range includes a Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil that’s light weight, brightens and hydrates, Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel that is light and reduces dark circles and puffiness, plus a resurfacing night serum and a three in one facial product. They contain vegan and cruelty free ingredients and packaging is sustainable sourced.  Available exclusively at Cult Beauty@biossance#biossance.












Those lovely people at Lush have  products that will help you blow away the lockdown blues. If its too hot to sleep or you are kept awake by worries then Sleepy Body Lotion is just the thing or why not add a Sleepy Bubble Bar for your pre-bedtime tub. Dehydrated or distressed skin then











And finally here comes the sun and Sun Bum an exciting new sunscreen range specifically formulated to help protect those of us who live and love in the sun.

Sun Bum has been created by a group of friends in Florida, who wanted products for themselves and their families that reflected the essence, aesthetic and socially conscious vibe of their small beach community. Products are cruelty and gluten free, vegan, reef friendly and dermatologist tested They range from Sunscreen Lotions and Sprays in SPF 30 and 50, A Face Stick, Coconut Lip Balm, Browning Oil and an amazing Cool Down Spray. Available at selected Boots stores and



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