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The Best Beauty Buys: Part 1

There are so many cosmetic products on the market – just so many. When you calculate how much money we spend trying out new cosmetics, it amounts to billions (cumulatively). So, how do we cut down on our own beauty spending habit and make it more reasonable. Simple – do the research.

Actually, you’d think that would make it simple, but it doesn’t. In actual fact, it can make it even harder. Once you start looking online at the zillions of different reviews for various different products, and start to realise that they work well for some people, but don’t work well for other people, then you can start to feel confused about what on earth you should be buying for yourself.

That said, there are some staple beauty buys that the vast majority of people have been raving about this year, and here are just a few of them to help you to decide what products you should buy next.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

If you are looking for a new cleanser as yours just doesn’t seem to measure up, then the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish range are unrivalled. The cleanser comes with a muslin cloth (or you can purchase it without if you have enough already), and the idea is that you apply a pump or two of the cleanser to your face, then wet the cloth in hot water (but not too hot – make sure it is comfortable on your hands – you do not want to scald yourself). Use the hot, damp cloth to gently wipe away the cleanser, and you are left with a smooth, clean face. Repeat morning and night and you are sure to have remarkably clean and radiant skin. It’s difficult saying “you are sure to have”, as again, products work differently for different people, but this is a beauty product that has been recommended by so many different experts, and by people with all sorts of skin types; it is also a multi-award winner, so well worth a go. The bottle lasts around one to two months, and is just £16 for 100ml.

For something different, try the Rose and Lavender Hot Cloth Cleanser.

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Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Bee Venom Face Mask

If you are looking for a product that will keep those wrinkles in check and boost your collagen production, whilst nourishing your skin, then the ApiNourish Bee Venom Face Mask is another award winning beauty product that is well worth a try. This fantastic face mask can be used up to twice a week and the different after using it is noticeable. Simply apply to cleansed skin (preferably using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser), and leave on the skin for anything between 15 and 30 minutes. Those with sensitive skin may wish to remove the mask sooner. A slight tingling sensation may be experienced while the mask is doing its work. After it is done, wipe off with a damp muslin cloth. Skin should look more radiant, and naturally lifted. The bee venom, Manuka honey and avocado oil in the mask offer all kinds of benefits, helping to renew skin cells that are damaged, nourish the skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is a little pricey at £49.99, but the pot can last up to six months, making it excellent value for money.

Try following with the ApiNourish firm skin facial moisturiser for a double impact on ageing skin.

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