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TOP 10

The UK’s leading beauty journalist and author reveals her edit of the best buys from M&S

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The cult cleanser

“Cleansing is the most important step in improving the look of skin, and this iconic Emma Hardie Moringa Balm is one of the finest tools for the job. Melts like butter, smells beautiful, and leaves skin clean, soft and smooth without being greasy.”

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Emma Hardie Moringa Balm in a petri dish

The ultimate exfoliator

“When dead cells sit on the skin’s surface, the complexion becomes dull. Pixi Glow Tonic's formula uses 5% glycolic acid to dissolve bonds between them, aloe to soothe and horse chestnut and ginseng to brighten. Use daily after cleansing.”

Give it a whirl

Pixi Glow Tonic in a petri dish

The VIP hair treatment

“This Philip Kingsley Elasticizer deep conditioner is one of the all-time greats and one of the few I can use on my fine hair. Apply to mid-lengths, cover for 20 minutes, shower and shampoo. Hair emerges soft, silky and, crucially, easy to style.”

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in a petri dish

The facial for your hands

“Moisturises the driest, most hardworking hands without oiliness. L’Occitane Shea Intense Hand Balm smells extraordinary (of babies and clean linen) and absorbs in moments. One tube of this velvety formula lasts for months. Men love it too.”

Get baby-soft hands

L’Occitane Shea Intense Hand Balmin a petri dish

The marvel face mask

“I use Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask when my skin feels dehydrated after a busy period of work or a sunny holiday. Slather on a clean face before bed and wake to bright, plump, happy-looking skin. Also works brilliantly as an in-flight mask.”

This way to bright skin

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask in a petri dish

The smart sunscreen

“If anyone asks for a recommendation of sun protection for sensitive skin, I immediately suggest Ultrasun Anti-Ageing Sun Cream for Sensitive Skin . This simply does not irritate, sting, cause break-outs, peel off under make-up or feel sticky.”

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Ultrasun Anti-Ageing Sun Cream for Sensitive Skin SPF30 in a petri dish

The multitasking beauty oil

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil’s blend of moisturising essential oils adds shine to hair, sheen to limbs, moisture to brittle nails and cuticles, and glimmer to cheek and collar bones. Dab lightly with a sponge over foundation for a natural, glowy finish.”

Get the glow

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil in a petri dish

The overnight skin miracle

“My favourite night cream on the high street is Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream . This vegetarian-friendly cream has a gloriously rich and luxurious but non-greasy texture. It leaves my skin cushioned, brighter and smoother. A brilliant product.”

Wake up wonderful

Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream in a petri dish

10-minute eye transformer

“I’ve used these Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ahead of countless shoots and events. Just pop under tired, puffy or dehydrated eyes, lie back for 20 minutes, then peel off before make-up for instantly noticeable results.”

Refresh your eyes

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels in a petri dish

The gentle day cream

“If you suffer from sensitivity, rosacea, eczema or facial psoriasis, the excellent REN Evercalm Day Cream range is your friend. This gentle, soothing, cushioning daily moisturiser calms angry skin and provides a smooth base for make-up.”

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REN Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream in a petri dish



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