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Wondering what beauty products you need this summer? From the best body scrub to the top heated rollers, the GHI experts have picked out some key beauty essentials to keep you looking and feeling great over the summer.
Body scrubs are a great way keep the skin looking and feeling clean, smooth and fresh by exfoliating away dull and flaky skin. Invest in a multi-purpose balm, it’s an ultimate beauty saviour that’s useful for various skin problems, such as dryness of the lips, face, elbows, heels and even cuticles and nails.
If you want to prepare your skin with a sun-kissed tint, gradual tans can impart a buildable tan without exposing it to harmful UV rays. They’re often used as a quick, cheap, and safe method of achieving a healthy glow all-year round.
Blotting papers are a useful handbag accessory that are helpful for sweeping away excess sweat and oil without ruining your makeup! Some may even have a light powder on it to give a longer lasting matte finish. They are a quick and easy fix to soak up that shine and you’re ready to face the day again!
Fed up of flat, limp hair? Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically formulated to add body and volume to your hair. Then, why not try a set of heated rollers? They’ve become many women’s go-to for big, bouncy curls and waves.
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Best Body Scrub
Elemental Herbology Macadamia and Papaya Body Scrub
The product got high scores from our testers. They loved the fragrance and they raved about its uplifting, fresh, natural smell that wasn’t too overpowering. The scrub particles were not too grainy or scratchy on the skin and made the skin feel smoother for longer, as well as leaving a lingering scent on their skin and in the bathroom.
Best Multi-Purpose Balm
Glossier Balm Dotcom
This balm has performed really well in our tests. It was the winning balm at providing best moisture retention in skin and reducing overall dryness. With impressive results boosting skin hydration, consumers both saw and felt the difference. This proved that not all petrolatum based lip balms are the same, and this is really outstanding at treating chapped lips.
Best Gradual Facial Tan
James Read Sleep Mask Tan for Face
Our testers agreed that the texture of the tan was light and skin felt moisturised after use. Over 80% said that their skin tone was visibly more tanned after initial use and the shade gradually developed throughout the week. The tan absorbed well into the skin and didn’t leave a sticky or oily residue. It also wasn’t streaky/patchy on initial use. 80% of our testers said they’d continue to use it.
Best Blotting Paper
MUA Professional Blotting Paper
The product was a high scorer for our lab test for oil reduction, it didn’t leave any deposit or residue on the face. On average, the effects lasted four to five hours before testers needed to re-blot. Testers only needed one sheet for the whole of the face and the majority of testers agreed that it didn’t remove make-up after using.
Best Volumising Shampoo And Conditioner
Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce
The majority of our consumer testers were thrilled with this combo and had nothing they disliked about the products. The duo also performed the best in our laboratory test, adding volume to hair strands.
Best Heated Rollers
BaByliss Boutique Salon Ceramic Rollers
The Babyliss Boutique rollers scored well with our testers, who found the rollers simple to use, with clear instructions. They said the controls were easy to use without consulting the instructions. Most noted that one use of the rollers was enough to provide satisfactory results. 70% of our testers said that they produced nice big curls. The set heats up in about 1-1.5 minutes and has 12 rollers. Some testers with longer/thicker hair would’ve liked more rollers to cover their entire head.
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