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Cult skin care buys you should know about
When it comes to skin care, what works for one woman doesn’t necessarily work for another.
Our age, skin type and specific skin concerns all play a role in determining the specific benefits we desire – and therefore what we consider “must-have” products.
But every so often, a product comes along that is loved by a plethora of women, earning cult status in what’s now a (very) competitive market. The following nine products fit the brief...
What is it? A very gentle, fragrance-free cleansing water that removes make-up and impurities without affecting the skin's natural balance.
Why is it a cult buy? Developed by dermatologists 20 years ago, this sensitive skin essential is loved by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Adele. Formulated with micelles to gently remove dirt, oil and make-up, it leaves delicate complexions soothed and moisturised. No surprise one of these is sold every three seconds around the world!
bh member verdict: “It literally melts away every trace of make-up, dirt and grime on your face and you’re left with clean, soft skin. Sometimes I don't even feel the need to moisturise – and that is saying something coming from a person with extremely dry skin!” - MACjunkie
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What is it? An ultra-rich moisturising cream that improves firmness, restores radiance and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores.
Why is it a cult buy? Loved by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Cara Delevingne (who steals it from her sister), this famous formula contains La Mer's signature Miracle Broth, a nutrient-rich mix of ingredients including sea kelp, vitamins C, E and B12, and citrus oil.
bh member verdict: “Crème de la Mer has transformed my skin from being dry and flaky in certain areas on my face to consistently better balanced skin that looks well nourished and soft. It is great for around the eye area as well.” - MyBeautiSpot
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What is it? A Sonic Skin Cleansing System designed to gently massage away impurities trapped within pores at the touch of a button - in just one minute.
Why is it a cult buy? Skin care addicts generally fall into two categories: Manual cleansing enthusiasts, or cleansing device devotees. The latter are head over heels for the Clarisonic’s deep cleansing capability and clinically proven ability to leave skin clean, soft and smooth. Keep an eye out for the new limited edition prints!
bh member verdict: “After a week of using my Clarisonic, I really noticed how much clearer and smoother my skin looked. I absolutely love this device.” - melizoo