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Even with the Even with the clocks going back, it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to haul our weary asses out of bed in the mornings.

So:  praise-be for this little beauty, from LA überfacialist Ole Henriksen.  (Eye bags being one of your biggest beauty woes, along with dark circles.)

It is as cooling as promised.  Nay, chilly, even.  But what really turbo-charges the effectiveness is the metal roller-ball.  At Beauty Bible we’ve long maintained that physical stimulation of the eye zone is the best way to blitz bags – a cold silver teaspoon will do (or Jo’s still hanging onto the brilliant silver ‘drumstick’ from a Crème de la Mer eye cream.

It features cucumber and eyebright, peptides and arginine (‘to promote wrinkle resistance’).  In fact, the soothing, revitalising formulation pre-existed in a jar format, but it’s this roll-on which elevates it to the realms of sheer eye genius.

Roll on Ole’s next creation.

Probably literally.

UK readers find Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Roll-On at www.johnlewis.com/£26 for 15 ml  – buy here

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Our testers for The Green Beauty Bible love Dr.Hauschka – and so we do.  Great ethics, great products (and a great bunch of people).

Their hefty glass jars aren’t terribly travel-friendly, though, so we welcome these two more petite versions of some Dr.H bestsellers:  Limited Edition Facial Toner, and Limited Edition Cleansing Milk.

Just right for slipping into your spongebag – and, at just 30 ml each, AOK for in-flight use, too:  they’ll get past even the pickiest airport security staff.

The Cleansing Milk is wonderful for dry (sun-parched?) skin, with its sweet almond oil base to lock in moisture.  And though we’re not generally toner fans, this one – featuring witch hazel and anthyllis -  is fab as an instant freshener (try keeping it in your mini-bar for an even more cooling action).  They’re also great introductory options to the range:  sort of try-before-you-buy-the-big-one.

Some of the best things really do come in small parcels, now.

UK readers find Dr.Hauschka Limited Edition Cleansing Milk and Dr. Hauschka Limited Edition Facial Toner at www.drhauschka.co.uk/£9.95 each for 30 ml – just click here

 

 

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If ever a body lotion was designed for cooling summer use, this is it.

You know how some creams can feel claggy, in warmer weather?  The Sanctuary’s, by contrast, is seriously refreshing:  a featherweight gel-lotion which nevertheless packs a nourishing punch to leave skin instantly velvety.  This is dress-and-go stuff.

At the same time, it manages to bring down skin’s temperature.  (Though it’s not menthol-y, or pepperminty:  instead, there are lift-your-spirits citrus notes of grapefruit and orange in there.)

Though they don’t market it as such, Beauty Bible thinks it would also make a great after-sun.

Better still, keep it in your hotel mini-bar.  It’s the cocktail skin needs after a hot day on that beach.

UK readers find The Sanctuary Replenishing Hydra-Tonic at www.boots.com/£10.25 for 200 ml – find it here

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