You know how, when it really is the end of the summer, and any tan you had has faded, your skin somehow ends up looking that bit more dry and dull than you’d like it to? It happens to most of us and this is the beauty box to help you sort it out and freshen up your complexion. What you will find in here are the products that will help you gently polish away dead skin cells and revive and hydrate the skin on your face and neck, along with a brilliant flash-firming neck gel
Yours for £25 plus £4.99 postage and packing
Watch Alice’s video talking through the products here
Su-man Refining Facial Polish / 125ml / RRP: £38
Revives and renews tired skin with a specially formulated blend of watermelon and ginkgo biloba extracts to delicately smooth away dry skin without physical exfoliating particles. The blend of ingredients contains antioxidants to fight free radicals and has vitamin-rich enzymes to promote skin cell regeneration.
Alice says: ‘Exfoliating is the quickest way to freshen up your skin by clearing away the dead skin cells that are cluttering up the surface of the skin and making it look dull. This lovely product takes a really interesting and unusual approach to exfoliation in that it doesn’t contain any small scrubby particles which are what is used in most physical exfoliators, nor does it contain glycolic or lactic acid or papaya enzymes, which are what gets used in acid exfoliators or the sort that help dissolve dead skin off your face. This is different. It’s a light gel that you massage onto dry skin, and as you massage it, it grabs up all the dead skin cells and rolls them up into tiny, rather grubby parcels, which you then just rinse away, leaving your skin beautifully smooth. That means it’s a nice one for all skin types, including sensitive ones.
Gatineau Strategie Jeunesse™ Firming Throat Gel / 50ml / RRP: £48
This lightweight emulsion addresses the appearance of skin-slackening on the throat and décolletage with an immediate smoothing of the skin for a perfect and silky finish with a smoother texture. With a special ‘toning complex’ including skin-boosting peptides and vitamins A and E.
Alice says: This is a brilliant flash-firming serum for those of use whose necks are past their prime because it provides an instant smoothing and tightening effect. It’s a gel-serum and you use it on clean skin and spread it lightly all over your neck, then allow it to dry and it just somehow tenses and smoothes the skin so it looks and feels much better before applying moisturiser or sunscreen.
Odylique Avocado 24-hour Replenishing Cream / 15ml / RRP: £8
A lightweight and vitamin-rich moisturiser a 100% natural rating from the Soil Association (it’s 94% organic, too). As well as antioxidant-rich avocado oil there is a blend of oils, butters and naturally active plant extracts to smooth, firm and calm the skin with a heavenly blend of organic essential oils.
Alice says: this is a lovely, light, hard-working moisturiser from Odylique, a brilliant brand that has spent 30 years working out the best way to care for reactive skin - that’s skin that gets a bit irritable and stressy more easily than it should. So this is very natural, and free from petrochemicals, parabens and tree nut oils. The key ingredient is avocado oil which is high in vitamins A, D, E and omega-9 fatty acids to help skin regeneration. There’s also a bit of olive oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn… It feels very gentle but satisfying on the skin and you don’t need very much of it and you can use it at night, as well.