Beauty

The No7 waiting-list wonder has landed, and other news

The new kind-to-skin retinol, a mental-health app to embrace, how to glow on video calls, music to your ears and... it's World Smile Month: say 'cheese'!
Kind-to-skin retinol
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Kind-to-skin retinol

Retinol is one of the most talked-about ingredients today – hailed as a must-have for your skin because of its brilliant anti-ageing results. It works wonders on fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and dull skin… need we go on? That’s why we’re super-excited for the launch of No7’s first ‘clinically proven advanced retinol’ No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate. Boasting 10 skin benefits*, it contains 0.3% retinol – a sweet-spot concentration that delivers the perfect balance of efficacy with minimal sensitivity, so it’s kind to skin**, too. Plus, it contains Matrixyl 3000+ – which helps to restore a more youthful appearance to your skin – sounds like a game-changer to us. *Adds to basket*

Sustainable mental-health app
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Sustainable mental-health app

For most of life’s troubles, there’s an app. But Jesey is a genius multitasker that aims to help people and the planet: developed for young adults, it encourages them to track their moods every day – and earn tree-planting rewards. See it as a self-care assistant, helping to boost confidence and motivation and lift mood. For every new download of the app, a new tree is planted: it aims to plant one million through the action of self-care and kindness. All of which is good news for you and Mother Nature.

Get skin positive
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Get skin positive

A survey has revealed that 60% of us Brits have noticed a negative change in their skin. And is it any wonder? If you spend a lot of time on video calls, you probably can’t help but inspect every pore. Plus, you might be snacking on more sugary snacks and not getting out in the fresh air enough. So, what to do about it? The first step is to embrace your complexion like positive-skin ambassador Lou Northcote. The second is to include some buys in your skincare arsenal that can help give you that instant glow factor. We love Becca Backlight Priming Filter, because it helps blur imperfections and gives skin a photo filter effect.

Music for the mind
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Music for the mind

Need a wellbeing boost? Don’t we all! It’s time to plug yourself in: 88% of Brits look to music when they feel low, with rock and pop being the most uplifting categories. Nearly a third said listening to classical music helps them, too. So, whatever your music bag, give streaming your fave genre on your next walk, run or banana bread-baking session a go. We love Sony Bluetooth CH-500 Folding Headphones – they’re wireless, last for up to 20 hours and come in a chic mint colour. We’re sold.

Taking care of kids' teeth
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Taking care of kids' teeth

It’s World Smile Month, which might feel a bit strange seeing as we’ve not been stepping foot anywhere near the dentist recently. A study has found that, shockingly, one in ten (10%) UK children leaves primary school unable to brush their teeth. We know good habits start young, so it’s time to focus on how to help children brush their teeth properly, with some much-needed guidance from the NHS. And why not entice them with the help of these top picks: Firefly My Little Pony Ready To Go Toothbrush, Colgate Trolls Battery Brush, or Oral-B Kids Star Wars Battery Toothbrush?

*Consumer studies. **When used as directed.