Beauty trends

Beauty trends

Up to date news on face and body beauty treatments, current beauty trends, care and beauty updates and a look at the latest innovations .

Taking care of your skin: post-sport beauty routine
Washable pads, the latest cleansing craze
We like to pay attention to what we put our face and Britain's bathrooms are becoming increasingly eco-friendly. And washable cleansing pads have now joined our organic skincare products and eco-friendly creams...
Hygge: add a feelgood factor to your beauty routine
The hygge trend: add a feelgood factor to your beauty routine
A Nordic lifestyle trend that has swept across the UK, hygge is about cosiness, be it furnishings, fashion or beauty routines. A recipe for health and happiness, Danish-style!
Radiant complexions: how to get dewy skin
Fresh not sweat - the key to dewy skin!
We're loving the dewy look! Think 'morning dew' - a fresh complexion combined with healthy, rosy cheeks. So here our our tips for getting a gorgeous, dewy complexion without piling on the slap.
Magnet masks: the latest beauty trend
The latest beauty craze? Magnet masks!
She bathed in asses milk and loved the odd gold leaf mask. We also know that Cleopatra wore a magnetic amulet on her forehead, in her quest to preserve her youthful looks. Luckily for us, magnetic power is back, this time in the form of an age-busting face mask.
Slow ageing: how to grow old gracefully
Slow ageing: tips for growing old gracefully
Helen Mirren nailed it when she said "ageing is an adventure"... Looking young at all costs is so last decade. Embracing our age and mollycoddling our skin is liberating and fun. Welcome to the art of growing old gracefully!
Sun and skin: what's your phototype?
What's your phototype?
Whatever our skin type, protecting ourselves from the damaging short and long-term effects of the sun is essential to our health. And knowing our phototype means we can choose sunscreens that better meet our skin's needs.
Cleansing Sticks: Spring's Newest Beauty Trend
Cleansing Sticks: The Newest Beauty Trend To Obsess Over
It’s been a while since we’ve been this excited about a skincare innovation but get ready to be seriously pumped about washing your face, with the introduction of cleansing sticks.
Coffee scrubs, the latest face and body trend
Fancy a coffee scrub?
The whys and wherefores have taken social networks by storm. Everyone's talking about coffee. Only this time it's in a scrub and not your morning Starbucks! It a may sound completely bonkers, but coffee scrub fans are quickly growing in number. Here's why...
The benefits of cosmetic water or liquid care
3 winning benefits of cosmetic water
Straight from Asian salons, cosmetic water (AKA liquid care) is taking British bathrooms by storm. Here's why...
Benefits of the bar of soap (Aleppo, black soap, savon de Marseille)
The humble bar of soap is back
Having been shoved aside years ago in favour of shower gels and other cleansing oils, the traditional, solid bar of soap is making its comeback in our bathrooms. Riding on the wave of the organic trend, its natural ingredients and gentleness on the skin have certainly convinced us.
How to cleanse: new cleansing trends
Brush up on the latest cleansing trends!
There's more to the world of cleansers than the classic lotion/cotton pad combo! Here are the latest tried and tested cleansers to hit the shelves and revamp our beauty routines.
Is it true that redheads look younger
Do redheads look younger? Investigators are on the case...
Anti-wrinkle creams, fillers, hair dyes... We all do our best when it comes cheating time. But what if being blessed with Titianesque hair was the key to youthful looks?
Phototherapy to zap wrinkles
Zap wrinkles with phototherapy
Phototherapy is taking the skincare world by storm as an alternative to going under the surgeon's knife. It's an efficient treatment that reduces wrinkled skin and blemishes, without any secondary effects.
Liquid care or Cosmetic water hydrating skincare treatments
Liquid care - the new thirst quenching trend
Liquid care or cosmetic water is the latest Asian beauty trend to hit the shelves, with the promise of an ultra-hydrating, feather-light, sensual texture. A turbo-charged, hydrating treatment for perfect skin!
Facial digitopuncture for a youthful look
The art of digitopuncture, the key to a youthful look!
What if digitopuncture was the way to zap dreaded wrinkles? It involves working on pressure points on different parts of the face in order to keep us looking younger for longer. Here's the lowdown...
Homemade beauty products - our worst best friend?
Homemade beauty products - our worst best friends?
Homemade beauty products are all the rage. The pros are many, but we need to be careful: they're not about trying your hand at advanced chemistry!
The cream cleanser for beautiful skin
New: try cream based cleansing!
Taking our make-up off in the morning and evening is now part of our daily routine. We are constantly looking for comfortable and gentle cleansers to avoid aggravating our skin: the cream cleanser meets all our expectations!
Should I try facial cleansing gloves?
Ready to give facial cleansing gloves a whirl?
First came micellar water, followed by cleansing oils. The latest arrival? The facial cleansing glove. Just add water and you're off! Here are the pros and cons of a new beauty blockbuster that promises to leave us with squeaky clean skin. Are you ready?
Try the no make-up trend
The #nomakeup trend: are you ready to give it a whirl?
Manga eyes, red pout, contoured cheekbones? Not if you're a fan of the latest beauty buzz. So, is it worth a try? Here's the lowdown on the #nomakeup movement that's taking social networks by storm...
A closer look at solid cosmetics
Solid cosmetics: what's the deal?
Eco-friendly, practical when travelling... Solid cosmetics are all the rage with fans of ecologically sound, natural products. But are they really worth it?
Draping, the new contouring
We've contoured, we've strobed and now it's time to drape!
Blusher is back! Welcome to the new makeup trend, draping, a contouring/strobing hybrid for a flawless, rosy-cheeked complexion. Here's the lowdown on this latest beauty buzz
The modelling mask, Korea's latest skin care trend
The modelling mask, the latest Korean skin care buzz
The modelling mask - the latest Asian face mask that may well pip the sheet mask to the post. Never heard of it? Here's the lowdown!
Tried and tested minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments
Minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments put to the test!
There's no need to go under the surgeon's knife in order to turn back the clock. We've checked out the most popular minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments, so we can all keep our youthful glow without a scalpel in sight!
Fancy an oxygen facial?
Fancy an oxygen facial?
We're always on the lookout for new ways to keep our skin flawless and glowing. And oxygen facials have grabbed our attention. Here's a closer look...
The biggest beauty trend for autumn/winter 2016: radiant, glowing skin
Face the future: on-trend winter skin made easy
The biggest autumn/winter beauty trend on show at London Fashion Week? Radiant, glowing skin. Whichever winter make-up look you go for, healthy skin is the best base of all.
A closer look at beauty superfoods
Beauty superfoods: elixirs of youth on a plate!
Acaï, goji, wakame... Did you know that our kitchen cupboards contain age-defying foods?
Why a chemical peel is the answer to exfoliating dull skin
Lift off! Why at-home peels are amazing
Visit any Harley Street dermatologist and they’ll most likely start with a professional chemical peel for exfoliating away dull skin. But at home in your bathroom, are you brave enough to lose a layer?
Beauty benefits of kale
Kale, the best veg to stock in our bathroom
Kale is a superfood that boasts a multitude of nutritional benefits, but it's also wonderful for our skin. Here's a closer look at this leguminous powerhouse.
The slow beauty trend
The slow beauty trend - fancy a go?
Slow life, slow food, slow beauty... it’s time we all slow down, forget the rat race and ease up. The side effect? A balanced, responsible, healthier lifestyle.
Bubble masks, the latest beauty craze
The bubble mask craze: here's the lowdown!
A bubbly face mask that covers you in suds is a Korean invention that's spread like wild fire across social networks. Here's the A- Z of this new trend.
The benefits of oil for your skin and hair
The amazing oil trend
Nourishing, repairing, enhancing and soothing, this fantastic skin oil and hair oil has conquered our hearts and become a staple product in our bathrooms, for both winter and summer. Time to decipher our new addiction.
The benefits of rice water
We're celebrating the rice water comeback!
Rice water is the waste not, want not beauty superhero – it’s 100% natural, and is a favourite body, face and hair treatment with Asian women
Kobido: the A-Z of this Japanese anti-ageing facial massage
Natural anti-ageing care: kobido may be the answer
Squirmish about injections? Don’t have the budget for high-end creams? Kobido, a natural face-lifting exercise from Japan, may be the answer. Let us introduce you...
Skin lotions: the A-Z
Skin lotion – a step towards glowing, healthy skin
Asia's latest trend: restore your glow by prepping skin with a lotion before applying your cream. To layer or not to layer, that's the question!
10 new skincare trends
The 10 latest words in skincare!
It sometimes feels like we’re being beauty-bombed with new concepts and phrases in skincare every month. We finally get to grips with balayage when boob sheets come along. Need a little help to keep up with the tide? Here’s the skinny on the latest trends, so you can pepper your pub-time conversation with confidence. You pals will be super impressed, we promise.
The night mask trend
Sleeping masks, the new beauty routine to adopt!
The night mask is the latest trend to hit the shelves, promising to maximise your beauty sleep so you wake up radiant. But what is a night mask, and how does it work?
The multimasking trend
The multimasking trend, the new beauty craze
Social networks are buzzing with the latest trend in skin perfection – multimasking. It’s time-saving, skin-saving and dermatologist approved. But what is it?
Make-up artists' reveal their skin secrets
The best-kept skincare secrets of make-up artists
How do you get model quality skin in real life? Easy: by knowing the professional make-up artists' skin preparation secrets.
Glowing skin: beauty regimes for soft skin from around the world
Soft, glowing skin: beauty regimes from across the globe
Brazil, Turkey, Korea, Polynesia, Siberia... every culture has its own beauty regime with one goal in mind: to get glowing, soft, plump and radiant skin. So hop on our world tour and choose the regime you like best!
Early mornings: the key to feeling great?
Early mornings: the key to feeling great?
Early to bed, early to rise... we all know the adage (and the figurative finger-wagging that goes with it). But this body-clock-resetting lifestyle has won a whole new following of people for whom sleeping late in the morning is SO last year. They swear that rising at dawn and going to bed when the sun has gone done has real health benefits. But is there any truth to that? (And can you bear to try it yourself?) We’ve done some research...
The latest Asian face mask craze
The meteoric rise of the sheet mask, Asia’s latest beauty trend
We've had BB, CC and DD creams, Konjac sponges and sleep masks. Well, now it’s the turn of sheet masks, Asia’s latest beauty craze. So, what’s all the buzz about?
The skin lightening trend
Lightening skincare: the key to brighter, more glowing skin
Darkly tanned and pigmented skin is out of vogue. In fact, when have age spots ever been in fashion? In its place: light, bright, flawless skin that takes its cue from Asia. Here’s how to get it…
The new trend of hand lifts
Why everyone’s getting a hand lift
After face lifts, buttock lifts and eyelid lifts, it’s now the turn of the hand lift. Wave goodbye to age spots, wrinkles and thin skin!
Layering, a skincare ritual for a perfect complexion
Layering, the Japanese skincare ritual for flawless skin
Ever heard of layering? Devotees of the Japanese beauty regime say it's the secret to a glowing complexion, so let's take a closer look at the latest skincare craze.
Fancy a non-invasive facial aculift?
Facial aculift, the face lift without a scalpel in sight!
We all want firm, glowing skin but going under the surgeon's knife is another matter. No problem - welcome to facial aculifts, an Eastern acupuncture technique that's rocking the skincare world! Ready to give it a go?
Strobing, the new way to get a radiant face
Strobing, the latest way to light up your face!
The make up world is continually finding ways to keep us at our dewy best and banish dull complexions. And strobing is the latest technique to take centre stage!
A closer look at eye contour applicators
Revolutionary applicators for eye contour treatments
Wrinkles at the corner of our eyes are often the first signs of ageing. Throw in dark circles or bags and we're left looking worn out and down in the dumps. The good news is there are now one-stop treatments that freshen, smoothe, hydrate and plump up this fragile zone!
Asia's latest blockbusters - cosmetic water and water serum
Cosmetic water and water serums, Asia's latest blockbusters
Cosmetic waters and water serums blasted onto the Asian scene some time ago and are now hitting European shelves. So what's the deal? And are they worth all the skincare hype? Here's a closer look at the cosmetic water/water serum trend...
Fat transfer, the new facial rejuvenation method
Facial fat transfer, a natural technique for rejuvenation
The fat transfer technique consists of using your own fat as a filler to wipe away the marks of time. How does it work? Who is it for? For everything you need to know about this promising treatment, follow our guide!