The 50 Best beauty products
Autumn has arrived so it’s time to ramp up your skin and haircare regime for a year-round glow. Beth Dadswell gives the lowdown on the season’s grooming high fliers
Friday 11 October 2013
Vaishaly.com, £69 for 150ml
A luxurious balm with sweet almond and olive oil that gently removes make-up without stripping away moisture. Arnica and calendula make it good for sensitive skins too.
Liberty.co.uk, £93 for 60ml
Apply a thin layer and leave on for 10 minutes, before gently wiping away. Wait a further 10 minutes before applying make-up and your skin will look luminous and fresh.
Perriconemd.co.uk, £59.50 for 30ml
This serum combines Omega 3-rich chia oil and fat-soluble vitamins. Use after cleansing but before moisturising to guard against dry, flaky patches of winter skin.
Dermalogica.co.uk, £37.60 for 50ml
A smart SPF that can be used on its own or mixed with your moisturiser. Reapply every few hours to guard against sun-induced lines and age spots.
Debenhams.com, £195 for 30ml
The Fluid is a lighter version of Guerlain’s moisturiser. Far from cheap, this is a luxury option if you are concerned about fine lines and dull skin.
Debenhams.com, £72 for 50ml
A resurfacing product meant for once-a-weekend use (although we won’t tell if you do it on a Wednesday). With fragrant rose water and a gentle glycolic acid.
Su-man.com, £110 for 30ml
Facialist Su-Man launches her first skincare line this month, and this is one of the stand-out products. One drop leaves your skin feeling like velvet.
Timetospa.co.uk, £39.50 for 105g
Packed with British-grown natural oils, this luxurious cleanser can also be used as a treatment mask if left on for 10 minutes.
Darphin.co.uk, £34 for 50ml
Darphin is unrivalled in the mid-price skincare market. This lightweight moisturiser contains kiwi and butterfly lavender to soothe and protect.
naturabisse.es.co.uk, £138 for 50ml
Age spots are hard to erase but this can be effective. Contains SPF50 and pomegranate extract to lighten skin tone.
Boots.com, £4.49 for 250ml
Spray this inexpensive Frizz Remedy on to damp hair before drying, and it will protect your precious locks from heat damage. It smells rather nice as well.
Percyandreed.com, £22 for 100ml
For fuss-free, glossy hair simply spritz a light halo of this pleasantly scented product all around your head, and your locks will glisten.
Harveynichols.com, £50 for 60ml
A real multifaceted product: use as a hair treatment on dry hair for 10 minutes once a week, apply to damp hair before blow-drying, or use to smooth frizz after styling.
Philipkingsley.co.uk, £13.50 for 200ml
Thick hair often looks better a day after washing. This brilliant dry shampoo will refresh between washes and makes styling much easier too.
salonskincare.co.uk, £13.95 for 75ml
If you dislike hairspray or mousse, but want to keep your hair looking smooth and shiny, this is great, and the small can is good for holidays. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly.
Aveda.co.uk, £20.50 for 250ml
This gentle and nourishing range is packed with coconut oil, while quinoa proteins help to counteract the effects of colouring and styling.
Waitrose.com, £5.99 for 300ml
Leave this on the ends of your hair once a week for an intensive treatment, or use sparingly after washing to make tresses feel soft again.
Kerastase.co.uk £23 for 150ml
A lightweight spray that will help to achieve tousled, just-back-from-Ibiza beach hair. It will also revive curls and shine the day after washing.
Waitrose.com, £10 for 250ml
Enriched with almond, marjoram and mountain tea extract, this smells good enough to eat, and adds moisture to dull, winter hair.
Paul-mitchell.co.uk, £12.25 for 300ml
Coloured and highlighted hair needs extra TLC. This provides UVA & UVB protection, and helps to prevent colour fading.
Selfridges.com, £190 for 100ml
Eau De Parfum(EdP) Myrrh, pink peppercorn and saffron give an incense-like, lingering warmth – perfect for chilly autumn days.
Johnlewis.com, £79 for 20ml
Eau de Toilette (EdT) A beautiful, refillable, calfskin purse spray for your handbag, in a cabin-friendly size.
Annickgoutal.com or Harrods.com, £80 for 100ml EdT
Remixed and updated, this blend of mandarin, bergamot, geranium and sandalwood has a warm chypre heart.
Jomalone.co.uk, £39 for 30ml
This hotly anticipated, autumn scent is a mix of juicy apple, sweet jasmine and delicate rose, blended with a sensual, suede base note.
Florislondon.com, £55 for 50ml EdT
Treat yourself to a rich, Oriental scent that blends lentisque, jasmine, vanilla and musk. The gilded packaging is rather exotic as well.
Esteelauder.co.uk, £44 for 30ml EdP
A sparkly new fragrance with top notes of jasmine and mandarin that dries down to a powdery mix of honeysuckle, patchouli, amber and musk.
Selfridges.com, £140 for 50ml EdP
Grown-up and grandiose, yet oddly comforting. The stylish bottle contains an elegant blend of Asian blooms such as Hua Lan and star magnolia.
Byredo.com, £105 for 50ml EdP
Inspired by a picture taken by the photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, this unisex scent is an unusual mix of juniper berry, orris, black amber and leather.
Exclusively from 42 Elizabeth Street, London SW1, 020 7259 1430, £45 for 30ml
Jo Loves’ scents are all inspired by floristry, and this is a blend of lily of the valley, fig leaf, cedar and incense.
Reformulated from the original 25 per cent concentrate into a deluxe 40 per cent version, notes of suede, wood and tobacco leaf are blended with magnolia, jasmine and rose.
clarins.co.uk, £20 for 100ml
Soothing sesame oil and Japanese mulberry give this hand cream a lovely scent, and work as a barrier to protect your hands from the elements.
acquadiparma.com, £30 for 100ml
A deodorant scented with floral Iris Nobile? Extravagant? Maybe, but it will feel like a real treat in the morning.
Harrods.com, £60 for 200ml
Marni’s debut perfume has a Moorish blend of rose, spices and raw woods. If you’re partial to it, smother yourself in a layer of this rich body cream to intensify the experience.
thebodyshop.co.uk, £12.50 for 200ml
Packed with wildflower nectar, this exfoliator removes dead cells, leaving skin rejuvenated and honey-scented.
Clinique.co.uk, £24 for 200ml
This pot should last all winter and is perfect for preventing cracked heels, dry hands and parched legs. Absorbs easily with no sticky residue.
Aesop.com, (from Nov), £40
The utilitarian black metal box contains a geranium-leaf body cleanser, rosehip-seed lip balm and aromatique hand balm. Perfect for product junkies and design aficionados.
Drhauschka.co.uk, £13 for 200ml
The cold weather is a great excuse to soak in the bath, and this rose-oil infused wash both cleanses and moisturises skin.
franciskurkdjian.com, £48 for 150ml
With zesty citrus top notes and warm, woody base notes of vanilla and tonka bean.
thisworks.com, £39.50 for 120ml
This highly concentrated oil with its blend of 16 plant oils should be used sparingly, but will give party skin a lovely sheen.
Cremedelamer.co.uk, £65 for 200ml
The best way to tan is from a bottle (especially in winter). Apply this luxurious lotion in layers to build up colour.
A revelation if you have been over-zealous with the tweezers. You can fill in gaps by drawing fine lines that look like hairs, and extend the shape of your brows as well.
A great way to add some instant colour. Chubby Sticks look like giant crayons and are just as easy to use. Creates a rosy glow, and is even easy to apply without a mirror.
Selfridges.com, 0870 034 2566, £42
This dual-ended, liquid liner combines a fine calligraphy tip at one end with a less precise brush at the other, so you can achieve a feline flick or smoky eye, depending on your mood.
Ultra is a classic, creamy shade of red with brown undertones that flatters most complexions. And the gorgeous gold casing will make you feel glam, even on the greyest of mornings.
01932 233824, £37
This new formulation by Givenchy contains a base colour plus a pale pink strip at the bottom that can be used to add colour to your cheeks and give your skin a gentle glow.
The perfect multi-functional product for your make-up bag. This hydrates like a moisturiser, covers like a foundation, and protects like a sunblock.
Limited-edition palette from YSL with four wearable eye shadows in shades of grey and chocolate brown – each with varying levels of shimmer.
Modelsownit.com, £20 for 5 x 14ml
Nail varnishes in shades of blood red, midnight blue, deep sea green, violet, and blackest black, all infused with sparkle.
Contains microscopic particles that absorb oil, diffuse daylight and, used sparingly, give an illusion of luminosity.
Bobbibrown.co.uk, £32 for 30ml
With muru muru-seed butter and milk-thistle extract to moisturise and plump skin.
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