Beauty

Why we’re going crazy for pineapple beauty

Plus what Gwyneth Paltrow did next, how to orgasm more and this week’s other hot topics
Get fruity
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Get fruity

Pineapples aren’t just for cocktails, they’re the hottest ingredient in beauty right now. Give the trend a go and let the exfoliating enzymes in NEW WISHFUL Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub (100ml) reveal glowy skin. For a tasty lip, Eos Pineapple Passionfruit Lip Balm is perfect (it’s piña colada in a balm). Or for gorgeous golds and matte yellows, grab this pineapple-inspired palette:Too Faced Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette. It’s surprisingly wearable with matte, metallic, satin, and glitter finishes.

Gender sex gap
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Gender sex gap

You probably didn’t know – but may not be surprised – that in heterosexual relationships, women are having 30% fewer orgasms than men. But thanks to clinical psychologist and psychosexologist, Dr Karen Gurney and her new book, Mind The Gap: The Truth About Desire, And How To Futureproof Your Sex Life you’ll come closer to closing that gap. She combines science with case studies, practical exercises and tips so you can better understand how your desire works, and have better nooky for life. While we’re on a sexual empowerment mission, check out our feature about the sex positive sisterhood and meet the inspiring women leading the next sexual revolution. Vaginas, they want to have fun…

Clever bots
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Clever bots

We’ve noticed robots on the rise in our everyday life, but did you know that robot surgeons are beginning work in the NHS? Meet Versius – a robot who is designed to make surgery less painful for patients and improve precision in keyhole surgery. The robot has two modular arms (similar to human arms with flexible joints), which surgeons control with a 3D screen and two joysticks. Look out for one coming to a hospital near you soon…

Forget the filters
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Forget the filters

In a world of seemingly perfect selfies plastered all over social media, it’s always refreshing when brands, magazines and models embrace natural beauty. Health & Beauty magazine covers and any photos we shoot for editorial inside are always unretouched, and now Olay has pledged to stop retouching all of its advertising imagery (in print, digital and TV) by the end of 2020. Plus, Gwyneth Paltrow recently threw a ‘no make-up’ party, and took to Instagram to upload barefaced photos with star pals including Demi Moore. We’re here for real beauty: scars, acne and facial hair and all.

International Women’s Day
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International Women’s Day

You might think you’ve got app saturation but SuperShe deserves a shout-out. Why? Because it connects you to a no-BS, global community where women and non-binary people are empowered to be/say/do/share whatever they want. There’s unapologetic advice on sex, family, relationships and careers, and you can even earn points towards an all-expenses-paid trip to the world’s first female-only island, off the coast of Finland (yes, it’s a real place!). The perfect download this International Women’s Day (8 March). The future certainly is female.