Saturday, 16 January 2016


I love Asos for beauty - they haven't quite 'made' it yet because of the Boots and Superdrug's, but if you take a closer look, they have some impressive brands and great deals. These four are their newest launches.

We ALL use Asos for online shopping, because, let's face it, it is just the best. But did you know they stock some pretty huge beauty names as well? And no, not just a few nail varnishes - I'm talking actual skincare bits and niche brands. This week I caught up with them to find out exactly what they've been workin' on. 
I'm a sworn Emma Hardie cleanser fan (oh, there will be a post about this soon!) but this is a pretty close second. You might think of This Works for their lavender sleep sprays and pillow fragrances (no? Check it out here), but they also do skincare, and this cleanse & glow cleanser is a stand-out in their new range.

What does it do? It's called 'Light Time' because it only takes a minute to apply. Work it between your fingers then massage onto skin and rinse off. It has jojoba oil in, so makes your face feel soft, and vitamin C to give a brightening effect. Tip: Leave on for 10-15 minutes as a mask if your skin is feeling particularly dull.
Price? £30
Korres is one of those hero brands that combine clever skincare innovations with gorgeous scents and packaging. I don't really get on with their cleansers or face moisturisers, that's just a personal thing, but I DO love their body care, and this lemony skin milk is a good'un.

What does it do? It isn't really targeted to a specific skin type, and having dry skin, I usually like to get a thicker body lotion so keep any patchiness at bay. But this has almond oil in, which made it feel light, but still hydrating. Use it whenever you need it, but it's especially nice in the morning because the smell just reminds me of holidays - and in particular a sunny day out in the South of France. It just smells authentic - give it a go because you'll see exactly what I mean.
Price? £10
Another Korres launch, this time for your complexion. I have to stress that I don't like face wipes, I don't think they do any kind of good for your skin, they just get mascara off quickly after a night out. BUT if I were to use some, I think these would be at the top of the list because they do have some benefits.

What do they do? Made with milk proteins, because they're high in amino acids, these wipes soothe skin and take stubborn make-up off. They have aloe in them as well, which is known for its anti-redness properties. They are good wipes and if you are completely dead set on using them, then opt for these, but I'd recommend using their Milk Protein Cleanser to really get rid of dirt and oils from your skin.
Price? £7

Masks are huge at the moment - facemark, eye masks, hair masks - you name it. And a lot of brands are taking inspo from Japan and Korea, who create amazing sleeping masks (like really thick face creams). Starskin are campaigning masks over here in the UK, and I would say leading the market.

What do they do? These bio-cellulose (means tiny biodegradable fibres) masks come in sachets, which contain two sheet masks each. Place on your eye area and leave for 15 minutes - and you should see a reduction in puffiness, fine lines and dark circles. And you really can - yay! I love these, especially after a bad night's sleep. I use them about once a week, usually on the weekend, and I just feel a lot fresher. Tip: Put the sachet in the fridge for 10ish minutes before opening, and that way, if you have a lot of under-eye puffiness, the cold will really take that down.

Have you tried any of these brands? Or shop on Asos for beauty regularly? Let me know!x


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