The cleverest new beauty products
Reap all the know-how of the experts from your bathroom, courtesy of their own beauty lines
The foot fixer
Dabbs, think fabulous feet. As London’s top podiatrist, she has become the last word in healthy but luxurious foot care. Her signature treatment is the Medical Pedicure, £85, margaretdabbs.co.uk. It’s not cheap, but a 45-minute session removes all traces of dry, dead skin and shapes and buffs the nails back to their beautiful best.
Genius buy: Dabbs collaborates on an M&S range called Bare Feet. If you buy one thing, make
it the Conditioning Foot Cream,
£7.50, which easily soaks into soles without a tacky feeling. It’s blended with ginger and Manuka honey for a healthy hit of hydration. Apply every day all over your feet and nails.
Having treated more than 50,000 patients, Dr.
Murad knows exactly what skin needs to feel and look younger. He takes a 360° approach to anti-ageing, so as well as using topical products, he believes we should ‘eat’ our way to youngerlooking skin with a diet high in water-rich fruit and veg, such as cucumbers and tomatoes.
Genius buy: The vitamin retinol is the gold standard of anti-ageing, but it can be harsh on sensitive
complexions. Instead, Murad Retinol youth Renewal serum, £65,
John Lewis, uses three types of retinol – a fast-acting one, a slow-release one and a booster – to work gently on the skin without overpowering it. Lines appear plumped out pretty quickly, and you’ll notice firmer skin over time.
As the go-to spray tan artist for models and celebrities, James
Read is synonymous with beautifully bronzed skin. Now he has set his sights on your at-home tan regime with his very own tanning collection. The idea self-tan is orange, streaky and dehydrating is outdated, according to James. His at-home bronzers promise effortless application and a flawless finish.
Genius buy: James Read Gradual
Tan H20 Tan Mist, £20, M&s, offers all the cooling refreshment of a moisturising facial spritz with added bronzing benefits. The colour builds up gradually – great for fake tan first-timers – to you end up with a healthy looking glow. Use it every day to gradually develop the colour, and your face will reap the rewards of rose water and coconut oil, which minimise puffiness and nourish skin.