Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 54)

Beauty editor Kelly Andrews brings you the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be BUZZ Beauty THE BEES’ KNEES With colder temperatures now well and truly set in, our skin can really suffer from the extreme temperature changes. From the brisk cold air, to central heating, at this time of year a boost of hydration is a must. Enter Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Range. Packed with ceramides, honey from the brand’s own bee farm and a whole swarm of buzz-word ingredients, these products could save your winter skin. Check out the aptly named Honeymoon Glow Serum, a gentle exfoliating three-in-one AHA resurfacing serum that helps to refine the look of pores and treat dryness as well as clarifying skin. Blended with BHA from willow bark and flower acids from hibiscus, it also contains a propietary blend of honey and hyaluronic acid. £55, Award-winning, East London-based brand Candy Coat has big plans to shake up the nail care industry. Its felt tip-inspired gel nail pens, Candy Stix, come in a range of vibrant hues featuring no base and no top coat – simply twist and paint. It’s a four-minute gel manicure miracle with a no-wipe formula. Just cure under UV LED for gorgeous honeymoon-ready nails, which remain utterly fabulous for up to two weeks. £6, TRIED AND TESTED Over time, our natural hyaluronic acid levels decline, making the appearance of those dreaded lines and wrinkles more pronounced. But RoC’s new Hydrate + Plump Daily Moisturizer comes to the rescue with SPF 30 helping to restore skin’s natural moisture, visibly replumping lines and replenishing hydration. CWM editor Rachel Westall put it to the test. “As a woman in my 30s, my skin is an area I need to pay attention to, and with RoC endorsed by one of my all-time fave gals, Sarah Jessica Parker, I was already sold! These winter months can be so harsh on your skin so this has been a welcome addition to my morning routine, keeping my face hydrated with a natural glow. It’s superlightweight so it’s easy to apply and leaves no residue behind, only soft smooth skin all day. I can’t wait to try the entire range.” £35.99, IN THE MIX British brand Angela Langford lovingly creates organic, vegan, cruelty-free, moodboosting skincare products by hand in Pembrokeshire. Suitable for even the most temperamental of complexions, the brand offers a tailor-made solution to each skincare concern. I love the Look On The Bright Side face mask. Used just once a week it helps to brighten your complexion, boost radiance and even out skin tone. Containing vitamin C, papaya and pineapple this mix-it-yourself natural face mask will set your skin on the path to that sought after W-day glow. £24, THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE BRUSH HO-HO-BA HELP You may have noticed jojoba oil trending on TikTok of late – the word about its skincare benefits is most definitely out. Not actually an oil but rather a wax ester, it mimics our skin’s natural oils and penetrates deep beneath the surface working wonders on dry and oily skin types alike as well as acne, eczema, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, collagen, scars, wounds and more. The Jojoba Company, which grows the plant organically and filters it 14 times to ensure absolute purity, offers a range of products harnessing its benefits. If you’re keen to take a first foray into the world of jojoba skincare, we recommend trying the Australian Jojoba. The brand’s top seller it can be used on face, body and hair. Rich in vitamins A, D and E, and omegas 6 and 9, it deeply moisturises for up to eight hours, something that’s much needed all year round to solve a whole heap of bodycare issues. From £13.99, 66