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Max Factor Miracle Pure Skin improving Foundation SPF30

Believe in miracles! Inspired by skincare and mastered by Max Factor, the New Miracle collection is the most natural and caring range released by Max Factor to date. The new Miracle Pure Foundation from the collection is clinically proven to care for skin while you wear it. In just one minute and with just a drop, it plumps your skin, letting your complexion benefit in five ways, with improved radiance, firmness, elasticity, density, and suppleness. The advanced formula is infused with 89 per cent skincare ingredients including Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. It’s a skin improving foundation that conceals and cares, and the advanced formula is clinically proven to give 24 hours hydration as well as improve skin texture after prolonged wear, €17.99, available in leading pharmacies nationwide. 

Skin Formulas Hydra Mask

Skin Formulas latest skincare innovation to the Skin Formulas portfolio is the highly-anticipated Hydra Sheet Mask. Packed with a multi-weight hyaluronic acid to help boost the skin’s moisture levels, the light formula delivers instant hydration leaving skin feeling soft, plump, and brighter.  Comprising of a three-tiered hydration system that works by stimulating the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen to achieve long-lasting radiant results. A premium blend of amino acids and hyaluronic serum minimises fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin softer, healthier, and plumper-looking while Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract with its potent antioxidant properties helps to protect skin from environmental stressors, which can accelerate signs of ageing. Witch Hazel along with its tightening and toning benefits, helps to reduce inflammation, and soothes irritated skin, €40 (Box of 5 masks) or €8.50 (single mask), available from Skin Formulas stockists nationwide and online from

Advanced Nutrition
Programme Skin Blue Filter

The new pioneering Skin Blue Filter supplement from Advanced Nutrition Programme is a specialised skin supplement that shields your skin from the effects of blue light. Did you know the most harmful blue light actually comes from the sun and not electronic devices. While damaging UV makes up only five per cent of sunlight, blue light makes up 25-30pc. Protecting skin from within, a synergy of cell-protecting nutrients and targeted antioxidants (Vitamin E, Biotin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Olive Fruit Extract) are all encased in blue capsules derived from spirulina extract. Excessive blue light exposure can accelerate the signs of ageing, speeding up the appearance of lines and wrinkles while triggering uneven skin tone and damaging the lipid layer of the skin. This one-a-day capsule, suitable for all skin types, helps protect skin from the impact of blue light by up to 60pc, shielding against premature ageing, helping target the appearance of discolouration and uneven skin tone while increasing skin luminosity and elasticity, €58 (60 capsules) available from Advanced Nutrition Programme stockists nationwide and online from

BELOTERO® Revive Skin Booster

Get back your glow with Merz Aesthetics Belotero Revive, an innovative, injectable hyaluronic acid skin booster designed to rejuvenate skin quality and revitalise the early signs of sun damage. It is an ideal treatment for anyone wanting to improve their skin’s appearance, offering a natural-looking result that enhances the look and feel of your skin for a healthier-looking complexion and glow. In addition to containing rejuvenating and hydrating hyaluronic acid, Belotero Revive also contains glycerol and is the only leading skin booster available with this unique combination. As well as attracting and retaining water molecules, glycerol can also enhance the potency of hyaluronic acid by strengthening its matrix, promoting a plumper, more supple skin texture, a more radiant appearance and better, longer-lasting skin hydration. The result is skin that is firmer, smoother, hydrated and more elastic with the effects of the treatment, including enhanced hydration, lasting up to 6-9 months. Treatment now available in The Aesthetic Clinic Clonakilty with Nurse Olive O’Sullivan, Browtique Ireland. To make a booking email:

Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara

Hit your lash goals with new Lash Idôle volumising mascara from Lancôme. A revolutionary non-clumping mascara that targets every single lash for instantly longer, lifted eyelashes. Introducing a game-changing elastomer brush that features 360 micro-bristles at 250 different bristle sizes, the wand is designed to coat even the smallest lash. With a feather-light feel, full lash volume, zero clumps and 24h wear, the mascara icon demonstrates superior performance results. After one week of usage, a study of 103 women aged 21-65 years saw 95pc instant lift, 95pc fanned-out effect

90pc lump-free lashes, 92pc instantly longer lashes while 99pc agreed it was lightweight to wear and 95pc said it was easy to remove, €29, available now from Independent Pharmacies nationwide, Brown Thomas, Limerick, Cork and Galway and online at and

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Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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