Salon Skincare’s Beauty Director, Ellena, shares her skincare and beauty must-haves.
- Alpha-H Liquid Gold – 100ml – £33.50
Excitement overwhelms me when it’s ‘Liquid Gold Day’! It gently exfoliates with a tingly feeling, so you know it’s working. Skin is visibly clear, tight and bright by morning. I use it every other night and follow with a moisturiser, but for more intensity, try leaving it to work its magic on its own.
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir – 30ml – £11.50
This is an everyday essential. It’s great as a post-cleanse pore tightener, for setting make-up or as a general hydration pick-me-up in the office or on your travels. It’s especially good the morning after a few glasses of Prosecco! It smooth’s the skin and gives you an instant glow. It also has a yummy delicate and fresh fragrance.
- NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% – 30ml – £20
This is a product for the beauty curious. You may be sceptical, but it really works! It contains light reflecting prisms and hue correctors to provide instant smooth radiance, especially in front of the camera. A few drops blended into your moisturiser or foundation and you’ll be looking lens-luminous.
- AmazingCosmetics® AmazingConcealer® – £15ml – £29.50
It has been dubbed ‘The World’s Best Concealer’ and a ‘The Magic Eraser’ and I agree. I’ve tried a lot in my pursuit of a blemish banisher (dastardly things) and this is the best. You don’t need a lot to get flawless coverage and you can build it up as much as you like. If it’s good enough for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley…
- Elemis Tan Accelerator – 125ml – £23
I love having a tan and I’m not the only one. This accelerator not only enhances your natural tanning ability by boosting melanin production, but it prolongs your tan. It leaves your skin really soft with a subtle gold shimmer finish. Be careful when opening it though, it comes racing out! (PS you’ll need to use a sun protector as it doesn’t contain an SPF).
- Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment – 30ml – £12.95
I’ve gone pretty nuts for this treatment (pun most definitely intended). My hair tends to get quite dry at the ends and this healing oil is an absolute saviour. It instantly improves the hairs texture, leaving it feeling soft and looking shiny. It smells absolutely delicious too. It’s quite easy to use too much so be frugal, it goes a long way!