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Beauty News: Five foods to improve your skin and hair before your wedding

Five foods to improve your skin and hair before your wedding

Five beauty-boosting foods to help brides-to-be with their skin and hair ahead of their big day. Wellness experts at Simply Supplements have named the five foods to keep skin and hair in a healthy, nourished and hydrated condition before wedding season. Carrots are packed full of beta-carotene which turns into vitamin A once eaten - this encourages cell growth which helps to hydrate skin and hair and stop any flakiness. Avocados support collagen production in the skin due to vitamin E and C to keep skin strong, and biotin to promote healthier hair. It's not just fruit and vegetables that improve skin and hair - dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and minerals like zinc which boosts blood flow to nourish the skin and scalp.

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Beauty News: Organic lip balms for winter!

Organic lip balms for winter!

With temperatures dropping as low as -5°C this week, the demand for a good, moisturising lip balm to prevent lips chapping is high. In fact, "best lip balm for dry lips UK" is currently a breakout google search! What's more, with couples looking at winter months now to tie the knot to help with the budget, there are plenty of those newlywed first-kiss moments on the horizon too. Some lip balms contain preservatives, flavours, or fragrance which can sometimes irritate the lips and makes them feel more chapped, meaning you constantly have to reapply, so whilst your lip balm will give you immediate relief, you're also exacerbating the problem!

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Beauty News: #nailedit!

#nailedit!

Bold & Grit is a brand that stands for inclusivity and self-expression and its vegan nail care products are a powerful reflection of its beliefs! It's new SOS Nail Care Serum isn't just any serum; it's a powerhouse packed with vitamins A, C, and E to stimulate growth and repair. Mastic gum - yes that's right - is its secret weapon for super-strong, resilient nails that scream, 'I'm here, and I mean business!'. The Serum, is designed to keep your nails in check, preventing splits, peels, breaks, and flakes - a look you definitely don't want on your wedding day.

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Beauty News: The Body Shop is the first global beauty brand to achieve 100% Vegan products

The Body Shop is the first global beauty brand to achieve 100% Vegan products

The Body Shop has become the world's first global beauty brand to achieve 100% vegan product formulations across all ranges including skincare, body care, haircare, makeup and fragrance. The entire product formulations portfolio has been certified by The Vegan Society. The trailblazing beauty retailer has achieved the ambitious target it set itself in 2021, when 60% of its products already carried The Vegan Society trademark.

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Beauty News: Veganuary beauty and lifestyle buys

Veganuary beauty and lifestyle buys

For many, January brings new year's resolutions but if you're struggling to pick one, or want to add another to your list - shopping vegan for your beauty and lifestyle products is a great resolution. With UK Google searches for 'Vegan Beauty' up by 70%, it's clear Veganuary has created some motivation to shop more animal and eco-friendly. Check out these vegan-friendly products you'll want to add to your cart and to your beauty regime this January and beyond!

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Beauty News: Skincare 101 with Adele O’Donoghue

Skincare 101 with Adele O’Donoghue

Adele O'Donoghue has gained more than 20 years' experience working in the skincare industry, which for her all began when she trained as a holistic therapist. During her time practising the valuable techniques she learned, she felt a passion to share her practical, relatable and affordable beauty tips, which is just what she gets to do as a regular guest presenter at QVC and TVSN. Plus, as head of education for SBC Skincare she strives to ensure the brand brings relatable conversations to the forefront, ensuring everyone feels understood and included.

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Beauty News: Top ten ways to weather winter hair damage

Top ten ways to weather winter hair damage

Because winter doesn't end at Christmas, Neil Moodie, top editorial stylist and founder of the Neil Moodie Studio, has put together his Top Ten Ways to Weather Winter Hair Damage over the long, cold season. 1. Retain moisture. Masks are often overlooked but applying them once a week helps to give your hair back what it needs. Make sure the mask is combed all the way through your hair and wrap your hair in a hot towel or even cling film /shrink wrap and leave on your hair for a good 20 minutes. This will keep the heat in and open the cuticle of your hair more so the ingredients of the mask can penetrate the hair shaft better. You'll notice a huge difference in the condition of your hair afterwards. Pureology has a great Hydrate or Strength Cure Superfood Mask, which are really great. You can also try a steam treatment, this will open the cuticle layers before a deep conditioning treatment. We offer them in the Neil Moodie Studio. Also a very relaxing thing to do on a cold winter's day!

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Beauty News: Get into the Spring spirit with these botanical beauty buys

Get into the Spring spirit with these botanical beauty buys

We cannot wait until Spring has sprung. We're talking blossoming trees, bright yellow daffodils, fresh green grass, new-born lambs - sorry Winter, but we're over it! And what better way to see in the Spring, than with a range of beautiful, botanical beauty buys from SBC Skincare? Indulge in a moment of bliss and transport yourself into spring with this pampering Cherry Blossom Body Wash. Infused with natural Cherry Blossom extract, this delicately fragranced body wash delivers a rich creamy lather to caress and soothe your skin. Skin is left refreshed, beautifully soft and enveloped in the fresh, blooming scent of cherry blossom, with added notes of soft jasmine and crisp apple.

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Beauty News: Revolutionising wellness: The Wonder Patch launches

Revolutionising wellness: The Wonder Patch launches

The Wonder Patch represents a significant leap forward in the world of wellness, offering an innovative alternative to traditional vitamin supplements. This natural patch range leverages state-of-the-art technology to provide a consistent and efficient release of essential vitamins and minerals through the skin. It's a cutting-edge, self-care solution designed to help you feel your absolute best, 24/7! These wellness patches are all about natural goodness, giving you lasting benefits throughout the day. Here's what makes them a must-try...

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Beauty News: Seasonal Skincare Swap: Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range

Seasonal Skincare Swap: Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range

As the month that we all choose to put our health in order and detoxify post party season, January is the perfect time to switch up not just fitness, mindfulness, and nutrition goals, but to also swap out the usual products in your skincare regime. Bursting with goodness, here's why Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range provides the ultimate products for the winter months: Ideal for those taking on new fitness ventures, this multipurpose, organic soap is packed with more antioxidant than vitamin A, C and E combined! Tea Tree has long been used to fight blemishes, treat body breakouts, and reduce redness whilst calming any irritation, making this range perfect for those who have picked up a new fitness regime in the new year but are struggling to adjust to breakouts from excess sweat. With a rich caramel colour and sweet scent, each soap within this range will keep the skin feeling nourished and hydrated

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Beauty News: Meet VARU - the new science-backed, skin friendly, cosmetics brand

Meet VARU - the new science-backed, skin friendly, cosmetics brand

VARU, a ground-breaking beauty brand founded by Jigna Varu, a visionary chemist and make-up guru, has recently launched and is set to redefine the world of cosmetics. The science-backed brand offers premium make-up with a harmonised, skin-friendly mix of formulas. After overcoming challenges in both life and industry, Jigna created VARU as an ode to her life and her last name; VARU – meaning wolf in Gujarati language. Beautiful, powerful, and fiercely protective. "The great thing about our make-up is its make up," says Jigna, proud to create exceptional colour cosmetics from ethical sources. VARU is a brand doing things differently. As a make-up artist, Jigna understands what consumers want and need, whilst also aims to create awareness about what people are putting onto their skin and how this can be harming to the skin and even to the body internally.

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Beauty News: Best rose beauty products to fall in love with

Best rose beauty products to fall in love with

Celebrate the best of rose beauty with a selection of rose inspired beauty products that will leave a trail of floral notes from head to toe. Step into Nature's Spa and embrace indulgent floral aromas as you deeply nourish hands and nails. An easily absorbed, essential oil-rich cream with moisturising Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E-rich Sunflower Seed Oil to help the skin feel beautifully soft with strong, conditioned nails.

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Beauty News: Westlab launches new Wellbeing Range: BALANCE and RELAX

Westlab launches new Wellbeing Range: BALANCE and RELAX

Centred around Westlab's core focus of offering products that allow natural health, wellbeing, and beauty to be a normal part of everyday life, Westlab has introduced its Wellbeing Range, including two new results-driven bath salt blends: BALANCE and RELAX. Launched in November 2023, the range has been developed over the past two years, after the brand recognised an opportunity for a new bathing era, where prescriptive at-home blends are the norm. As world experts in mineral salt blend formulations, both new products feature pure Magnesium at the heart, with neuro-scientifically proven, mood-boosting ingredients to support and tailor to differentiating needs from female health to optimum relaxation.

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Beauty News: Hailing all the way from Australia, bestselling scalp care brand STRAAND has launched in the UK

Hailing all the way from Australia, bestselling scalp care brand STRAAND has launched in the UK

Having launched in Australia in 2022, and garnered thousands of fans globally already, STRAAND is now available in the UK at uk.straandscalpcare.com as well as Sephora, both online and in the new Stratford store. STRAAND is an industry-disrupting addition to the haircare market, set to turn scalp care on its head with the launch of its bestselling microbiome-focused hair care range. The Crown Fix Scalp Serum (£20) helps to relieve scalp stress from heat styling, chemical bleaching, braids, cornrows and permanent colour treatments, and addresses scalp concerns such as dry skin, itchiness, and dandruff. This best-selling scalp serum is hydrating, protective and the perfect skin treatment.

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Beauty News: Embrace winter radiance with Urtekram's body butter

Embrace winter radiance with Urtekram's body butter

As winter descends, renowned Scandi skincare brand Urtekram, recommends the Dare To Dream Soft Wild Rose Body Butter, to deliver a luxurious and nourishing experience and combat the harsh effects of the season. Urtekram is known for its commitment to organic and sustainable practices, with a focus on simplicity and efficacy; Urtekram products are crafted to meet the unique needs of winter-worn skin, drawing inspiration from the challenging Danish climate. Originally from Denmark, where winter is both relentless and unforgiving, Urtekram has honed its expertise in crafting skincare solutions tailored to withstand the harshest conditions. The Soft Wild Rose Body Butter reflects this commitment, offering a perfect blend of COSMOS certified organic, natural ingredients to elevate winter skincare routine into a pampering ritual.

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Beauty News: Elemental Herbology launch limited edition 100ml size

Elemental Herbology launch limited edition 100ml size

Newly launched, limited edition Elemental Herbology's best-selling Cell Plumping Moisturiser (£95 elementalherbology.com), is a super-sized 100ml which will plump, protect and nurture even the most sensitive skin, and is boxed in exclusive Water Element packaging.

Hydrate and nourish dry skin while improving the skin's natural barrier, reducing sensitivity and increasing elasticity. Ideal for dry, sensitive or thirsty skin needing a boost during the colder months.

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Beauty News: Sold out in a matter of hours: New Peep Club Eye Rescue Lidstick

Sold out in a matter of hours: New Peep Club Eye Rescue Lidstick

Peep Club's new Eye Rescue Lidstick flew into baskets at a rapid rate on launch day with one selling every 90 seconds on Victoria Health. The hype was unprecedented and after three years in the making, it sold out in a matter of hours. Peep Club Eye Rescue Lidstick is the first-of-its-kind overnight eye balm stick designed using an advanced blend of vegan, botanical ingredients to protect, soften, and nourish the entire eye area and lashes. The eyelid balm is especially formulated for those with dry eyes, sensitive eyes, or inflamed or dry eyelids. It's been formulated to support the health of the eyes, which all thanks to modern day stressors such as central heating, screen-use, makeup, medication, and caffeine, can become radically disrupted.

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Beauty News: This new candle, wax melt and diffuser range can positively impact your mental wellbeing

This new candle, wax melt and diffuser range can positively impact your mental wellbeing

New home fragrance brand, Meltee has laucnhed its forest therapy, vegan collection Nature's Healing. Using sustainable sourced ingredients, Nature's Healing brings the outdoors indoors through scents of rosemary, leaves, green stems, lily, bluebell and cedarwood. Combined with unique Forest Therapy technology, Meltee have created a collection that will bring calm and tranquillity to your everyday life. Harnessing the incredible power of phytoncides technology (more on that below) so that you can reap the rewarding benefits that nature has to offer, without even having to leave your homes, Meltee have created a candle (from £14) , wax melts (£8) and reed diffuser (£22) which all incorporates the transformative, Forest Therapy.

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Beauty News: All the winners from the British Hairdressing Awards 2023 revealed

All the winners from the British Hairdressing Awards 2023 revealed

A total of nineteen trophies were awarded to the winners, in front of a 1,400 strong audience of hairdressing peers, influencers and press, alongside celebrity host, Katherine Ryan, who was joined by Hairdressers Journal International's Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Julian Crane, General Manager for Henkel Consumer Brands Hair Professional UK & Ireland. Currently in their 39th year, the awards celebrate the outstanding creative and technical skills of the best stylists in the industry. Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of HJ's British Hairdressing Awards said: 'Almost four decades since they began, HJ's British Hairdressing Awards continue to celebrate the most exciting and creative names in our industry. Tonight's winners have demonstrated creative vision, dedication and passion for their craft. Their work is an inspiration to us all and utterly deserving of this recognition.'

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Beauty News: Family run Dot & Lola pioneers sustainable beauty with innovative refillable hair and skincare solutions

Family run Dot & Lola pioneers sustainable beauty with innovative refillable hair and skincare solutions

Dot & Lola, a forward thinking family-run enterprise dedicated to sustainable beauty, is proud to announce the launch of its eco-friendly hair and skincare line. The brand introduces a revolutionary concept in the cosmetics industry, offering natural products housed in infinitely recyclable bottles with convenient refill options. Founded by a seasoned hairdressing professional, Gavin Taylor, Dot & Lola is on a mission to transform societal attitudes towards cosmetics and disposable products. The company's commitment to environmental responsibility and its passion for enhancing beauty converge in a line of high-quality, natural hair and skincare products that champion sustainability.

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