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Taking care of our skin is a must in the wintertime. The harsh weather and damaging central heating can leave your skin feeling horrid but luckily we've gathered up a list of our favourite festive face masks that'll leave your skin glowing like the lights on the tree.

Payot Hangover Morning Mask

Sometimes we need a helping hand in ridding our skin of impurities and returning its glow and shine; enter the Payot Hangover Morning Mask. This detox mask with goji berry extract is super rich in Vitamin C, providing your skin with the shot of energy it needs to revive. With delicious fresh and fruity notes of peach, white musk and melon, this fabric mask is sure to provide your skin with a helpful boost of energy and leave you looking healthy and ready for the day ahead.  This 100% natural fabric mask take just 15 minutes to deliver all the benefits of the products active ingredients and leave skin comfortable, beautiful and fresh. Enriched with 19ml of product, the tightly woven fabric envelops the face and stops the product from evaporating. With plant and tangy fruit extracts, Payot Morning Masks are the quick, useful and affordable solution to problematic morning skin.

 RRP €6.95

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Seoulista Beauty® Let It Glow Christmas Collection

Whether you are looking for the perfect top-to-toe gift for the beauty obsessed in your life or seeking some serious self-pampering during the festive season – then the Seoulista Beauty® Let It Glow Christmas Collection is the perfect solution.   Each Let it Glow collection includes 1 Instant Facial, either Super Hydration, Correct & Calm or Brightening PLUS the much-loved Rosy Hands Manicure and Rosy Toes Pedicure.  

Super Snow Splash Collection™

Seoulista Super Hydration Instant Facial with Hyaluronic Acid, powerful Antioxidants and nourishing Coconut Extract for a plumped, radiant, party-ready complexion.  It also includes Seoulista Rosy Hands Instant Manicure for soft nourished hands, and the Seoulista Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure for hydrated party feet. 

Crystal Clear Collection™

Seoulista Correct & Calm Instant Facial with Witch Hazel and Eucalyptus leaf to calm and heal breakouts and redness – perfect for pre-party emergencies. It also includes Seoulista Rosy Hands Instant Manicure for soft nourished hands, and the Seoulista Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure for hydrated party feet. 

Moonlight Bright Collection™

Seoulista Brightening Instant Facial, a Vitamin C and AHA enriched facial to gently exfoliate and correct skin tone, fade dark spots and reveal a dusk-til-dawn glow.  It also includes Seoulista Rosy Hands Instant Manicure for soft nourished hands, and the Seoulista Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure for hydrated party feet. 

RRP €22

Available from Irish pharmacies and leading department stores nationwide and at www.seoulistabeauty.com.

Eminence Bamboo Age Corrective Masque

Eminence is a Hollywood cult brand – favoured by Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Victoria Beckham – it’s also the fastest growing luxury Spa brand in Ireland, due to its phytoceutical anti-ageing and skin clarifying results that are immediate and long lasting.  Treat your skin with this age repairing mask that uses the most powerful anti-ageing technology in natural and organic skin care.

RRP €58

Available from Eminence.ie or can be bought in-salon at the Wicklow Street Clinic, Dublin and selected spas and salons throughout Ireland.

Image Skincare Merry Masking Collection      

The Image Skincare Merry Masking Christmas Gift Set is your new favourite multi-masking kit, containing two full-sized Image mask favourites.  The I MASK Firming Transformative Mask contains bentonite clay, pepper berry extract, kaolin clay and hyaluronic acid to ease stressed skin and revitalise it, while the Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque gently exfoliates and hydrates for instantly fresher, healthier-looking skin.   This is the perfect power pair to hydrate and remove any signs of stress, dullness and fatigue.

RRP €82.50

Image Skincare is available from approved salons nationwide.

Novexpert Repulp Mask

The Repulp Mask instantly restores comfort giving baby soft skin in 10 minutes and can be used to complement the Repulp Cream.  It rehydrates and regenerates deeply to soothe, restore, repair and plump your skin. It is a moisturising and nourishing, enhancing elasticity and smoothing mask of the face and neck. The mask is especially suitable for thin, gaunt and tired skin. An ultra-high concentration of two pure hyaluronic acids give an instant re-pulp effect with immediate “lipo-filling” action. This is the essential protection for stressed skin: subject to cold, sun, pollution, dryness, etc. An amazing mask that restores comfort to the skin, providing immediate skin nutrition.

RRP €33

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum-Mask

Clarins first age-defying sheet mask visibly lifts and plumps skin in just 15 minutes. This skin-tightening gel-serum delivers an immediate lifting and plumping effect whilst the mask’s pliable, naturally derived fabric molds to the contours of the face and neck perfectly. The mask has an innovative structure, delivering treatment benefits to the neck, as well as the face. The Instant Lift Serum Mask works wonders: skin appears lifted, while the radiance and definition of youthful skin is restored.

RRP €18

Available in all good pharmacies and department stores nationwide and online at www.clarins.ie

Payot Water Power Morning Mask

Water is one of the most important components of our skin. Dehydrated skin can appear lifeless and dull, not the way any of us would like to start our day! To restore your skin’s radiance, try Payot Water Power Morning Mask.  A best friend of thirsty skin, this fabric mask is enriched with bamboo extract to deeply moisturise and restore comfort to your skin. Delicate and aquatic notes of bergamot, white tea and musk provide a refreshing beginning to a new day. 

RRP €6.95

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Apivita Honey Moisturising and Nourishing Face Mask

With Greek thyme honey, the Honey Face Mask moisturises and nourishes skin for a refreshed complexion. Jojoba and avocado oils, shea butter and vitamin E improve the skin’s elasticity to reveal a healthy looking and smooth skin.  The water in this mask is replaced with an antioxidant infusion of 3 mountain tea species, for hydration and anti-ageing. Dermatologically tested and with 97% natural ingredients, this product is suitable for all skin types. Use 1-2 times a week for soft supple skin. 

RRP €4.95

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask

Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask is a unique night care ideal for the moisturising of the dehydrated skins. This mask is enriched with the thermal water of Uriage, which helps to reconstruct the cutaneous barrier to maintain an optimal moisturizing level for your skin. It also contains antioxidant edelweiss extract that leaves the skin looking and feeling fresh and radiant.   Apply a fine layer every evening on a cleansed face. Leave on for the night, which allows this mask to infuse its active ingredients overnight for a fresh and rested skin in the morning.

RRP €19

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Apivita Green Clay Deep Cleansing Face Mask

With green clay and saponaria, the Green Clay Deep Cleansing Face Mask deeply cleans the pores and removes excess sebum on the skin to eliminate pesky blackheads leading to a more radiant complexion. Propolis, also known as bee glue, has antiseptic properties and helps to heal and soothe problematic skin and protect against bacteria. Aloe and chamomile, both of which are cultivated organically, alongside wheat proteins and lavender essential oils leave skin smooth and radiant.

The water in this mask is replaced with an antioxidant infusion of 3 mountain tea species, for hydration and anti-ageing.

RRP €4.95

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online at here at Cosmetics Online

Nivea Face Care Masks

Are winter days and heavy weekends wreaking havoc on your skin? Is your busy schedule keeping you from a much-needed facial?  Nivea has launched the perfect remedy for each skin type, with four different types of facemasks. Whether you love a nourishing sheet mask or crave a supple sachet mask, Nivea has a mask for each skin type and preference to leave your skin radiant, nourished and glowing.

The four NEW masks include:

Nivea Q10 plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy 10 Minute Sheet Mask

Nivea Q10 POWER Anti-Wrinkle + Firming 10 Minute Sheet

RRP €4.99

Nivea Bye Bye Dry Skin Nourishing Face Mask

Nivea Good Morning Fresh Skin Refreshing Face Mask

RRP €2.29

Available from pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide

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The countdown to Christmas is officially underway and we are more than ready to embrace the Christmas spirit.

As kids we adored opening our advent calendar and scoffing the mini piece of chocolate into our gobs before school. Nowadays, advent calendars are that little bit more glamorous.

Some of our favourite beauty brands are releasing the most gorgeous advent calendars for 2019 and there are so many to choose from.

We put together a list of our top picks so why not treat yourself to one this Christmas.

1. L'Occitane

Luxury Advent Calendar
€89 (worth €114)

2. Marks and Spencer

€40 when you spend €30 on Clothing, Home and Beauty (Worth €370)

3. Inglot

4. Nuxe

5. No7

Boots €50

6. NYX

7. Clarins

8. Harry Potter

Boots €45

9. Soap and Glory

Boots €55

10. ASOS

 

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We’re always on the hunt for skincare essentials that can become part of our staple collection. However, what we don’t want is to use products that are full of plastic that cause more harm than good. We are trying harder to be eco-friendly so we were delighted when we spotted the Cleanse Off Mitt’s new look.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Cleanse Off Mitt has had a makeover- a bright and bubbly hot pink and sleek grey pairing to attract eyeballs and appeal to the demographic that cares about cool. The protective packaging is now reusable to keep your COM clean, no matter where you’re taking it, whether it’s the gym, on holidays or at home.

With Skingredients now in the mix you may be asking where the Cleanse Off Mitt fits in. They’ve added 00 to the packaging because the Cleanse Off Mitt is the official 00 step of your Skingredients Core 4: 01 PreProbiotic Cleanse, 02 Skin Veg, 03 Skin Protein and 04 Skin Shield SPF 50 PA +++.

Beauty lovers have purchased a massive 500,000 Cleanse Off Mitts to date around the world. That’s potentially 45 million wipes that haven’t been used.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Not only is the COM friendlier to the skin than wipes, it’s friendlier to the planet. The majority of wipes are not recyclable or compostable and end up contributing greatly to landfill, or being flushed and ending up in the ocean.

Even cotton pads aren’t the solution. Most cotton pads are treated and bleached to keep them looking and smelling good, these processes mean that the naturally biodegradable cotton is no longer suitable for composting.

The Cleanse Off Mitt helps to cut down on single-use beauty waste but we know we still have a long way to go.

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We were recently told by The Skin Nerd that wearing SPF every single day is vitally important, but we had huge misconceptions about light, the sun and skincare. 

First of all, we assumed you had to be on a beach in a country over 30 degrees to even contemplate using SPF, but it turns out our own phones could be damaging our skin with blue light.

Sh*t craic, that is. Taking a selfie is damaging in even more ways now, even ones with our pets.

Avon released research indicating that the blue light emitted on our mobile phones can damage skin hugely for millennials, who check their phones constantly. (Statistics say it's 157 times a day…)

Pollution, smoking, insomnia, crowded urban places and alcohol can harm our skin, but SPF is the priority it seems.

According to Glamour UK, a quarter of 18 to 34 year olds spend seven hours or more per day on their phones, and sixteen percent of women spend almost one-third of their waking day on their phones. 

Only one-in-ten people knew that the light from a mobile phone can actually age you. Our skin plays such a huge part in our lives, it's an organ for Gawd's Sake, and we need to value it.

23 percent of the same young age group refuse to post an image of themselves online with no filter, purely because of their skin.

All blue light screens apparently "reflect UB rays and may indirectly trigger damage" to our skin, with experiments performed by scientists on a mannequin wearing a UV sensor.

Co-author of the study, Mary Logue of the University of New Mexico, said:

"These devices are generally used for communication or entertainment, so it can be easy to overlook their reflective properties unless you happen to catch the glare off a screen."

The study suggests the light may significantly affect skin and stop it from healing – and the consequences on DNA have led experts to believe it could speed up the ageing process.

Researchers at the University of New Mexico warn that people may be putting themselves at risk of getting skin cancer by going outside to use their smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Broad spectrum is that which protects from both UVA and UVB rays, and we need to be wearing it on our face, neck and décollage every single damn day.  

Invest in screen glasses to protect you against high-energy visible light (HEVL) at work.

For SPF skincare products, we highly recommend The Skin Nerd's brand new Skingredients treatment; 'Skin Shield'. 

IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturiser is also a great product,

Enjoy the sun, gals, but don't forget about your skin. Make SPF part of your daily morning routine so you won't feel guilty every time you check your phone or laptop, you won't regret it.

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Are you a big fan of pumpkin lattes? Now you can treat yourself to a pumpkin latte facial.

The Wicklow Street Clinic is a renowned and award-winning clinic based on Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. It’s an oasis of calm above the hustle and bustle of the busy autumnal Dublin streets. 

The clinic is running a special Pumpkin Latte Facial Treatment until the end of October, which will feature a range of cleansing and toning Eminence organics products, including the brand’s Pumpkin Latte Masque as well as incorporating Eminence’s Yam and Pumpkin peel to reveal radiant skin. 

The Pumpkin Latte masque contains a range of ingredients that are eerily suited to combat the effects this season’s weather has on our skin. It  restores the skin’s natural moisture balance with Vitamin E and Omega 9 nutrients which are combined in this dreamy puree of fresh pumpkin to fight the appearance of ageing and environmental stresses.

Eminence plant a tree for every product they sell (13 million to date), use solar and wind energy and use cornstarch packaging. 

Enjoy a pumpkin facial at the Wicklow Street Clinic for €100.00.

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I have been struggling with acne since my teenage years. Concealer quickly became my best friend when my hormones decided to wreak havoc with my skin.

My Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer was shoved into my school bag every morning, nestled between my copy of Macbeth and Irish exam papers.

I was completely oblivious about the importance of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising my skin. I’d quickly wash my face with soap and water at night, dab Sudocrem all over my spots and hope for the best.

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It wasn’t until I got older that I realised that you need a strong skincare regime to keep those horrid blemishes at bay.

I  eventually discovered the magical world of cleansers, exfoliators, serums, face masks and moisturisers. My acne finally started to subside (with added help from the contraceptive pill.) 

As my spots faded, my confidence started to boost. I finally felt good about myself when I looked in the mirror. My college years were a relatively happy time and my acne barely bothered me, despite my new found love for drinking €2 bottles of Koppaberg in Dicey’s on a Tuesday night.

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Then, at the age of 24, my acne decided to return and it knocked me for six.

I went through at least six different cleansers. I splashed out on the best skin treatments and got the shock of my life when my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion arrived and saw the tiny bottle. I honestly thought they sent me a sample size.

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I was visiting my local Boots every other day with the hope of finding something that would rid me of the pimples that had taken up residence on my face.

I eventually settled on the La Roche-Posay Purifying Cleansing Gel for Oily, Blemish Prone Skin and although I swear by the cleanser, a simple skincare hack is what finally helped shift the dreaded zits.

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The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is drag yourself out of bed and wash your makeup off. My best friend and I have to text one another to make sure we wash our faces in the evening. Having an accountability partner is key.

When I do muster up the energy to wash my face I found that cleansing my skin for at least 60 seconds has been the greatest help. We’re all guilty of rushing our skincare routine so we can go back to binge watching Gossip Girl, but it is one of the biggest skincare errors we make. And it was the main cause of my acne.

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Aesthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith said the 60 Second Rule is vital. Since I started following this rule I’ve noticed my skin is clearer, less oily and brighter. I’ve been treating my spots with The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid and my skin is slowly looking less like it did when I was in third year and living on a diet of Freddo bars and onion rings.

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This simple change has been the greatest thing I’ve done for my skin in years and it didn’t cost me a penny.

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This gorgeous new product is for those who crave that fresh and rosy glow in the mornings: Vichy has just launched the new Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night, an overnight moisturiser that works wonders on your skin while you sleep. Created specifically for mature skin, this new cream will soon become an essential part of your night-time skincare regime. 

Think rejuvenation and glow, Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night is enriched with calcium to boost vitality and skin bounciness. It also works to re-plump and cushion skin with enriching oils, giving it that renewed appearance. It contains natural active ingredients selected specifically for all types of mature skin, like rose flower extract, shea butter, beeswax and plant sugars.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night works immediately, making it a unique must-have for your bed-time routine. It’s clinically tested to prevent the appearance of sleep lines and restore bounciness to your skin, giving you that natural rosy radiance in the morning. Skin feels firmer, smoother and fresher.

The light texture gives you that instant feeling of hydration, essential to recover plumpness. Night after night, the skin strengthening ingredients work to boost vitality and re-plump the skin.  Apply Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night after cleansing to dry skin, avoiding the eye area.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Formulated with mature skin in mind, Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night is perfect for those going through menopause. A complex process, hormonal changes in menopause can have a direct impact on the skin. Oestrogen and progesterone help to provide elasticity and hydration to skin.

As these hormone levels naturally fall, skin can lose structural fibre and elastin leaving it harder to recover shape, texture and glow. VICHY are pioneers when it comes to skin ageing influenced by hormonal changes. This trusted brand recommend the Neovadiol skincare range for women during and post menopause. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Neovadiol Rose Platinium Night costs just €34.00 and is available from Irish pharmacies nationwide

To celebrate World Menopause Month, VICHY is also proud to be launching their new Menopause Hub. After 15 years of research, this new platform will share information with women on what some might consider “unspoken topics” with lifestyle and scientific content lead by industry experts.

The Menopause Hub is the perfect tool for women starting from pre-menopause and right through to post-menopause with topics covered by experts in their field including:  Skin & Beauty, Health, Wellness, Body & Nutrition and Intimacy. 

 

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The gorgeous Rêve de Miel collection by NUXE already has stellar reputation as essential products for dry and sensitive skin, and now the French brand has added two new products to the range.

NUXE is one of the best-loved French beauty brands for a reason; they hold a deep respect for nature, they value the protection of bees and create only the highest quality goods.

To prepare yourself and our skin for the harshness of winter, Rêve de Miel will now have a rich balm for the face and a silky, melting oil balm for the body. Just when we thought we couldn't love them more than we already do, NUXE only go and gift us with two glorious goodies. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Ultra-Comforting Face Balm, €29.50

NUXE's face balm is a divinely comforting treat for the skin, and has become an essential staple for dry skin both at night and during the day.

Its ultra-rich formula provides a medley of nourishing, soothing and repairing active ingredients: Honey, Shea Butter, Safflower Ceramides and precious Botanical Oils

The face balm also contains Propolis Oleoactive, a 100 percent natural, French active ingredient. They make sure to use an eco-friendly extraction method for their ingredients.

Propolis is produced by bees and contains over 300 active molecules with anti-oxidant, soothing, nourishing, repairing and purifying properties.

2. Melting Body Oil Balm with Honey, €25.90

The glorious oil balm provides an effective response to intense dryness using highly-concentrated nourishing properties.

The body oil balm has a high concentration of fatty acids (Argan and Borage Precious Botanical Oils), which provide the skin with maximum nutrition.

Its silky balm texture melts over the skin and transforms into a fine oil when massaged, cloaking the skin in a beautiful potion with luscious notes of Honey, Mimosa and Vanilla. We can't get enough of it.

 

3. Deliciously Nourishing Body Scrub, €26.50

This two-in-one scrub is honestly a delight, featuring Honey, Sugar Crystals and Precious Oils for exfoliating and nourishing the body in a single step. 

On contact with water, its balm texture transforms into a lotion, covering the skin in a soft protective veil. If you want to refine and smooth the skin's texture, this should be your go-to product.

4. Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel, €20.50

This rich gel for your face and body uses honey to cleanse, with a gentle action thanks to its botanical-origin cleansing base.

Use in the shower or add some to a warm bath for skincare perfection. Its scented notes will soothe both your skin and mind, it's self-care heaven.

5. Repairing Super Balm with Honey, €20.90

This product combines the concentrated strength of Honey with Beeswax and precious Botanical Oils to nourish and repair very dry and weakened areas of the face and body.

Balloon Vine diffuses its soothing properties to relieve sensations of tightness and itching. Use on your chin, elbows, heels and sides of the nose for healing effects.

6. Hand and Nail Cream, €9

We dream of having this silky potion with Honey and Botanical Oils within easy reach at all times, to deploy its nourishing, anti-oxidant and repairing properties all the way to the tips of the nails, with no sticky or oily effect.

A must-have product to protect hands from wind and cold this autumn/winter. We hate the feeling of chapped hands, but NUXE have solved all our dehydrated skincare problems.

Even though 'Winter is Coming', there's no need to have a skincare panic moment. We adore how the French brand truly value and respect nature, and it's reflected perfectly in their Rêve de Miel range.

Nuxe is available from Arnotts, selected Boots, Cloud 10 Beauty, Lloyd’s pharmacy, McCauleys pharmacy and all other major pharmacies nationwide.

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When it comes to balancing our super-sensitive skin, it can be a nightmare trying to figure out what each of our faces need to be perfectly soothed.

Our latest recommendation comes as no surprise to those in the beauty industry who have been raving over the product for months; Payot's Crème N°2 Cachemire.

Everything from stress, hormones and UV rays to air pollution and diet can damage our skin, making it hyper-sensitive as a result.

Drawing on the latest discoveries in the skin biology industry, the Payot Crème N°2 Cachemire strengthens and restores balance to your sensitive skin.

The cachemire cream nourishes your system, calms any sensation of discomfort and reduces the irritations and redness of sensitive and dry skin. What could be better?

As a result of the science, skin is reinforced and protected from external aggressions because of the cutaneous flora action, which helps to maintain the natural balance of the skin.

Payot Crème N°2 Cachemire has a gorgeous, healthy formula containing Boswellia extract, Jasmine Flower extract, Prebiotic and Probiotic.

Its creamy texture envelops your skin straight from application. Day after day, your skin is left feeling soothed and luminous, and the sensation of discomfort from redness is alleviated.

Gain total facial calmness and soft, brightened complexion for just €50- We insist that it's worth the money. 

All Payot products are available in pharmacies and selected stores nationwide, as well as online.

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Why switch to vegan products? How to get the beauty benefits on a budget

Here’s a statistic worth noting: our skin absorbs up to 60% of any product which is applied to it.

If the beauty brands we use are processed, synthetic and jam-packed with toxins, chemicals and preservatives, that’s a lot of possibly harmful material we’re consuming.

Not to mention that many brands are ambiguous at best when discussing their animal testing.

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Vegan beauty products are all made without harm to animals and they also don’t contain any animal ingredients, animal by-products or animal-derived products.

Some common animal ingredients used in skincare beauty include beeswax, lanolin (grease from sheep’s wool – ew), carmine and uric acid from cows.

Some haters suggest that vegan products can’t possibly be as effective, but actually this is merely a myth. Formulas which don’t contain animal ingredients are actually far better for your skin.

Plant-derived ingredients contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which repair and hydrate the skin.

It’s largely unsurprising then that millions of people around the world have switched to vegan beauty.

In the last decade, beauty addicts around the world are raving about new and natural vegan creations. Returning to nature is becoming more and more attractive, except finding the best quality products with all-natural components has a hefty price tag.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Here’s where vegan brand Nacomi Beauty come in: they’ve just opened their flagship store in Malahide, Co. Dublin and have caused a massive stir.

Their gorgeous body mousses, scrubs, shower jelly and body butter are absolutely flying off the shelves. Why have they propelled to the top of the vegan beauty chain?

Here are a few reasons:

-They import raw materials from all over the world and produce their cosmetics in Poland, surrounded by stunning green scenery.

-ALL their products are totally handmade for each individual, so you know anything you buy has the unique customer in mind. SO personal.

-They don’t just sell produce for women, they now have a mens and baby range. Inclusivity, people. It’s the best.

-They are completely against animal testing

-They source the highest quality product from all over the world and use cold pressed oils, butters, extracts and cosmetic clays in their pure form.

-Their products are all made within a month of being ordered, so it’s fresh to death.

-Their price ranges from… wait for it…€6 to €42.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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YAS BETCH, we can finally afford it to be natural.

-The simplicity of their cosmetic compositions is what make them totally different, they use Unrefined Oils and Vitamin E as natural preservatives.

-They don’t use paraben, harmful dyes and preservatives, SLS/SELS, petroleum derivatives,  or mineral oils.

Nacomi stand by their mission to provide the best quality products at affordable prices:
“We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to use healthy cosmetics.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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That’s right, we don’t have to be rich to be able to live our dreamy natural ingredient lives anymore. Long live Nacomi, we say.

Nacomi is available for purchase from their flagship store in Malahide or online from www.nacomibeauty.com.

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Many of us are now turning to buying smaller versions of our favourite beauty and skincare products, but many brands don't offer the right size for travelling.

With much of the population booking a last-minute trips before the summer draws to an end, the issue of transporting your entire beauty regimen abroad can be a challenge.

One brand has risen above the rest for their travel-sized skincare goodies, and we simply have to rave about them; Eau Thermale Avène.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Just because you're holidaying or exploring different parts of the world doesn't mean you need to ditch your favourite products.

With the dangers of the sun abroad, you actually need your skincare routine even more. 

We've curated a list of your travel must-haves, based on their extensive range of mini-treats:

Eau Thermale Avène’s Thermal Spring Water 100ml: €5

With so many benefits, this product has become a cult favourite. Spritz on the plane to refresh the skin or use it to cool down when you’re poolside.

Thermal Spring spray has soothing, healing and anti-irritant properties, so you won't want to part with it once you're hooked. Thanks to its high tolerance, it is suitable for all skin types.

For your base:

Eau Thermale Avène B-Protect SPF 50+ 30ml: €17

This long-lasting tinted sun cream offers high-factor coverage and antioxidant protection, giving the perfect summer glow so you can ditch the make-up during the day.

Its velvety texture with a non-greasy finish provides an immediate feeling of comfort in the sun and its strong rays.

Always wear SPF, even when you're not in the blistering sunshine. Recent studies have shown that blue light from our screens can now affect your skin.

For cleansing:

Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gentle Cleansing Gel 100ml: €11

Suitable for face and body, this multi-tasking product gets to work on blemish-prone skin to help purify skin and regulate oil production, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean.

Its formula, rich in thermal avène water and monolaurin, also prevents irritation and gently combats spots, excess sebum and blackheads. 

Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Intense Serum 30ml: €26

A day in the sun can leave skin dehydrated and feeling rough and tight, but Avène has the answer once again with an intense moisturising treatment.

Hydrance Intense Serum increases hydration by 45 percent, 4 hours after first application and can be felt for up to 24 hours after stopping applications.

It has been specially formulated with 3 active ingredients which work together to hydrate dull, dry skin. A smooth, radiant complexion is the result.

For your hands:

Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Hand Cream 50ml: €9

Perfect for dry or sensitive skin, Avène’s Cold Cream is formulated with nourishing properties of white beeswax to help protect the skin’s barrier against external aggressions, leaving hands soft and supple.

This smooth, non-greasy hand cream offers your hands an immediate feeling of comfort while you're away.

Why not pick up the goodies before you hit the airport? You'll thank us later when they all fit perfectly into your purse and your skin is glowing.

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With air pollution on the rise, it's understandable that beauty lovers are concerned about the environmental impact of pollution on their skin.

Daily stress, a hectic lifestyle and outdoor grit can have a debilitating impact on your skin, and with a climate emergency in our midst, it's time to focus on protecting ourselves from the effects.

French skincare brand Nuxe have released their Crème Prodigieuse Boost line especially for those of us living through busy, urban lifestyles and it's perfect for brightening your face.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Boost range is designed to brighten and ‘boost’ skin, specifically a complexion that is often used to stress, tiredness or pollution.

It aims to combat these negative effects by using their key ingredient, Jasmine flower, to balance the skin and boost its natural mechanisms.

Each of the range's five products are enriched with an antioxidant complex for fresh, fuller-looking, brighter skin on the most stress-inducing of days.

5-in-1 Multi-Perfection Smoothing Primer, €24.90

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The gorgeous smoothing primer is created to blur out the first signs of ageing, suggesting a 'bare skin' effect by correcting imperfections and adding shine.

Made for all skin types, the newest beauty step has an instant perfecting effect. The non-tinted primer corrects the urban environment and busy lifestyle's markers on your skin.

Devotees of the “no make-up” trend or can be used as a primer as a base for foundation, for a refreshed complexion in minutes.

Energising Priming Concentrate,  €28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Designed for all skin types, the serum-lotion is the perfect starter to replump the skin and offer a moisturising and radiance boost before applying any other products.

The liquid booster care is formulated using natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Jasmine flower to work in harmony for energizing the skin.

Multi-Correction Gel-Cream Multi-Correction Silky Cream, €35

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The moisturiser enhances the skin's radiance and freshness every day, minimising the first signs of ageing. 

Apply after the Energising Priming Concentrate for optimum skin results. You can get the Multi-Correction Gel-Cream in two textures, for oily combination skin or dry combination skin.

Multi-Correction Eye Balm Gel, €27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This travel-friendly pump tube of youth-boosting formula is a convenient way to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with continued use.

The balm helps to conceal signs of insufficient nights sleep, which most of us need on Monday mornings or after a big night out so we can't recommend it enough.

Night Recovery Oil Balm,  €38

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This overnight miracle worker is a deeply nourishing formula that replenishes the skin with moisture and regenerates the complexion overnight.

Powered by Macadamia Oil, Jasmine Flower and Prickly Pear extract, your skin will look noticeably radiant and plump in the morning. 

The entire collection is available on the NUXE website here, in Arnotts and online at Cloud10 Beauty and LookFantastic. We can't recommend it enough for tired skin.

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