Beauty

Academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is the new brand ambassadress for Lancôme.

"I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved." said the 31-year-old."I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for  women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but...

VOYA is now available to Aer Lingus customers as part of their new in-flight shopping

selection ‘Boutique’. The only certified organic seaweed beauty product in the world, the VOYA Travel Essentials kit (€32) features five highly concentrated, organic products including body wash, body moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner and seaweed soap for quick revitalisation during...

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Aegean and the inspiration behind the new body collection by Greek brand Korres. The key ingredient is a variety of white grape cultivated for wine making and indigenous to the Greek Island of Santorini. The vine itself is grown in the dark arid mineral rich volcanic soil of the island, which contributes to the grape’s unique qualities...

Ever wanted to know the secret to Kylie's signature glossy rose pout? Ms Minogue wears Shiseido's Perfect Rouge in Secret. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and volumising oil, it moisturises for up to nine hours. Stock up at Brown Thomas.

The Murad, Intensive C Radiance Peel home face mask instantly brightens, smoothes and hydrates the skin, reversing environmental ageing caused by stress and pollution. Expect visible results after just one treatment. €59, Therapie Clinic, Opera Lane.

The new Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator gently polishes the gentle skin on the face, neck and chest to reveal softer skin without drying.

The formula contains bamboo extract, naturally rich in silica, an essential element known for its acne and wrinkle fighting properties, rice bran powder, used by the Japanese for centuries to heal blemishes and absorb dirt and oil from pores,...

If you feel uncomfortable about ‘baring all’ in the first days of your summer holiday, Vichy's new Capital Soleil BB Creams SPF50+ are for you. Available in two formulas: Tinted Dry Touch Fluid for combination to oily sensitive skin and tinted Velvety Cream (€14.50 from pharmacies) for normal to dry complexions, the textures melt into the skin, leaving skin nourished and...

If you've only got a couple of hours, make every minute count at the Imperial Hotel's Escape Spa.

Sometimes, at the end of a long week, you just need to get away from it all. But what if a weekend away isn't feasible; or the kids have gymnastics; or the plumber is coming on Saturday?

The answer is Escape, the aptly named Aveda spa at the Imperial Hotel in Cork City Centre. Carve...

Model Lisa Snowdon swears by Murad Firm & Tone Serum, which is proven to improve the skin’s overall appearance by 80%. Impressed? That's not all; the Murad Body Firming Cream works hand in hand with the serum and increases skin’s firmness by 40% in 15 minutes! Phone Therapie Clinic on 021 427 87 36 or visit therapieclinic.com.

Clarins Splendours Shimmer Body Oil (€37) is back for summer, offering an instant skin boost in a bottle. A lightweight formula enriched with hazlenut oil, it softens and illuminates skin, leaving a delicate fragrance of mandarin, grapefruit and ylang-ylang. Simply shake the bottle and apply to the front of your skins for a leg-lengthening effect.

Cork make-up artist Kate Noonan...

Vichy NutriExtra Body Exfoliating cream contains two sizes of exfoliating beads for optimum results.  Larger macro-beads delicately rid skin of rough patches and micro beads gently smooth skin texture. It's also deliciously scented with jasmine, rose, sandalwood and peach. €12.50 from pharmacies.

Micro-Scarring is the damage caused to your locks from chemical processing. This new term is the purpose of Pureology’s new Strength Cure system, designed to treat micro-scarred hair by strengthening from the inside to reveal softer hair on the outside. 97% of testers revealed improved strength after only one use of the new Strength Cure Shampoo (€21), Conditioner (€25) and...

Our mates in Oz reliably inform us that Australian Bodycare's Teatree Oil Skin Wash is a staple in bathroom cabinets Down Under. More than 78,500 litres of the deep cleansing, bacteria killing formula have been sold and it can be used on the face and all over the body (bye-bye backne!). Clarins counters even use it to clean their make-up brushes. Australian Bodycare Skin Wash is €9.99 for...

A new study has shown that a walk outdoors first thing in the morning could increase your chances of losing weight. "People who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day." reported North Western University, where the study was...

Tonic Juices can deliver a personalised detox programme straight to your door anywhere in Ireland, but it's not just fitness fans who love them. Business partners May Stokes and Louise Lynn can also whip up concoctions for acne sufferers (the All Clear contains bromelain, the enzyme in pineapple, to promotes good digestion and good skin as well as skin purifying cucumber and apple) and poor...

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