#CocoBeauty: Beauty Pick Me Ups

The end of the summer is nigh! So, let’s splash out and treat ourselves to something wonderful from the world of beauty. No matter what the weather, here at House of Coco we always see glorious sunshine, especially when we’re investing in new hair products, skincare or cosmetics. Bring on the beauty counters; we’re coming to get ya!

Our first must-have pick me up is by Khadi, an Ayurvedic Face and Body Oil. The face and body oils are packed with aromatherapy oils and are an excellent skincare alternative to lotions and creams. They are absorbed quickly and transport nurturing ingredients directly into the skin providing intense skin care and protections without feeling oily. Our stand out favourite from the 8 oils in the collection is Viola, which contains Violet, Vanilla, Liquorice, Vitamin E, Wheatgerm Oil and Almond.

Khadi Ayurvedic Face & Body Oil is suitable for normal skin, is available online from Pravera and is priced at £11.90 for 100ml.

Pick me up number two is by Clarol, a new way of treating acne, and the Clarol Sebopure works by targeting sebum (oily skin). Sebopure contains a natural plant active derived from Wild Mustard Leaf Oil called Pixalia™, this works on the skin by decreasing the amount of serum produced while at the same time keeping sebum pure and clean. It does this by neutralising the oxidisation process and preventing bacterial build-up. Sebopure also increases the skin’s natural moisturising deposits called glycerides, aiding the skin’s elasticity and smoothness while protecting from breakouts.

Clarol Sebopure is suitable for oily or combination skin, is available online from Clarol and is priced at £12.95 for 50ml.

iz Beauty of London and the collection of berry nail colours are our third beauty pick me up here at House of Coco Magazine. As talk is of the weather and we are moving between summer and autumn we need a pick me up that helps us seamlessly stroll between the seasons, iz Beauty of London achieves this perfectly. We adore the three berry shades including the rich burgundy of Front Row, raspberry-hued Upper East Side, and the cherry-stained Made in Manhattan.

Iz Beauty of London berry shades Front Row, Upper East Side and Made in Manhattan are available online from iz Beauty of London and are priced at £6 each for 6ml.

Staying with a hand and nail focus for our next pick me up, Merci Handy’s dainty Hand Cleansing Gel’s are now available from Selfridges Travel Beauty Destination within their London store. Merci handy will have you saying goodbye to any unwanted bacteria and hello to hydrated, soft and nourished hands. With three brand new scents recently launched including Flower Power, Coco Rico and of course our favourite at House of Coco, Hello Sunshine.

Merci Handy Hand Cleansing Gel is available on the high street from Topshop and Selfridges (London) and online from Merci Handy, each gel is priced at £2.90 for 30ml.

Hair pick me ups include the Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray, which features a ‘blow dry in a bottle’ blend of ingredients that lift and volumise the hair with a light-weight, non-greasy formula that actively fattens the hair shaft for a visible improvement in hair thickness. Excellent detangling properties and protection against breakage make this multi-tasking product a hair styling staple. This iconic thickening spray boasts Keratin, Niacinamide, Green Tea Extract, Caffeine, and Vitamin B5 all working together to naturally thicken, exfoliate dead skin cells, anti-oxidise, stimulate hair follicles, and improve luster and frizz. With the added Mineral Rich Natural Sea Salt and Lifting Polymers giving effective lift, texture and unparalleled volume in the hair.

Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray is available online from Boots or Nanogen and is priced at £9.95 for 100ml.

Our final and most unusual pick me up, literally will pick you up! AQUIS essentials Lisse Luxe Hair Towel is perfect for wrapping up your hair when wet and offers a gentle way to dry your hair. Lisse Luxe may sound like the name of an exotic artiste, but she’s the perfect towel for normal hair. The Lisse Luxe excels at curly hair, fine hair, damaged hair, and any hair that needs gentle treatment. AQUIS Hair Towel is made of Aquitex, a modern innovative fabric woven from ultra-fine fibers to create a lightweight material with superior water wicking capabilities that is gentle on your hair.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel is available online from Aquis Hair, it comes in five colours including Ivory White, Desert Rose, Cloud Berry, Chevron, and Stormy Sky, each individually priced at £30.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her garden office watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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