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Skin Theory Antioxidant Lightening Serum

Created by the team behind Europe’s number one medical aesthetic clinic, Thérapie Clinic, and built upon 20 years of in-clinic, client-facing experience, Skin Theory Skincare brings out the best in skin. Designed to address the common concerns of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, Lightening Serum offers a powerful solution with remarkable results. Infused with a potent blend of natural ingredients and cutting-edge technology, that works harmoniously to gently fade dark spots, blemishes, and discolouration, revealing a brighter and more radiant complexion. Packed with Vitamin C, mallow, bearberry, mulberry and gooseberry to help lighten and brighten pigmentation along with tyrosinase inhibitors to prevent further pigment from forming, say goodbye to dull, uneven skin, and hello to luminous, radiant skin, €59.95, available from Thérapie clinics nationwide and online from

La Bougie Eau de Parfum

West Cork perfumery La Bougie, the fastest-growing fragrance brand in Ireland has launched the La Bougie Eau de Parfum collection. Inspired by founder and perfumer Lucy Hagerty’s family home in the Italian countryside and her years living near the Indian Ocean, the four-piece collection embraces a range of fragrances that will bring your summer days and nights to life. “Our most popular scent is Mission Fig which has achieved a somewhat iconic status in Ireland, and this is the greatest compliment and career highlight for me,” says Lucy. “With notes of parched earth, blond wood and fig leaves this really is Tuscany in a bottle and inspired from long family lunches in the garden under our old, gnarled fig tree. This is the perfume I wear every day and I often get stopped and asked what it is”. Using prized aromatics and botanical oils from around the world, the collection comprises of the aforementioned Misson Fig, Tuscan Bergamot, Blackcurrant Leaf, and my favourite Coconut & Hibiscus, with notes of jasmine and salted coconut capturing the essence of hot summer nights by the ocean. Available in two sizes 10ml €18, 50ml €60, from Brown Thomas, Meadows and Byrne, Avoca, Kilkenny Design and their recently opened boutique in Lymington UK or order online at 

Cosaint RF & EMS Eye Care Device

Specifically designed for the delicate area around your eyes, this innovative device combines the power of radiofrequency (RF) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to rejuvenate and revitalise your under-eye skin. With gentle RF energy, it stimulates collagen production, promoting tighter and firmer skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The EMS technology targets the muscles around the eyes, providing a gentle workout that helps lift and tone, reducing puffiness and dark circles. Along with targeted tightening, it also contains LED settings with yellow and red LED. Yellow light is best known for skin cell rejuvenation and its soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits – boosting lymphatic flow and removing toxins. Compact and easy to use, it can be Incorporated into your evening and morning rituals and comes with a USB cable for charging anywhere you need to be, €169, available from

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300 Peptide cream

Pesky fine lines and wrinkles? Introducing Rénergie H.P.N 300 Peptide cream from Lancôme. Peptides are the building blocks of life. Well known to act on all the layers of the skin: the epidermis, the dermal epidermal junction, and the dermis, peptides are your skin’s best allies against the visible signs of ageing. For the first time, Lancôme concentrates over 300 types of peptides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide into one unique formula – the H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream. The cream works to regenerate skin faster, reduce wrinkles, plump skin, and improve texture and target the appearance of dark areas. Designed to enhance all skin types and tones, the lightweight blend can be used on both the face and neck to gently encourage cellular turnover, providing a number of benefits. Based on a self-assessment study of 75 women, 89 per cent said their skin feels tightened and areas that lose firmness start showing improvement. When you run out, avail of the refillable tub, and simply insert this refill into the jar and let the magic begin again, €109, available from Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Boots and independent pharmacies nationwide, and online at

Yon-Ka Vitamin C Serum C20

Yon-Ka’s latest innovation, Serum C20 is a pro-ageing, radiance enhancing and unifying elixir suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The innovative serum, using 99.9 per cent natural ingredients, is formulated with a highly stable and potent form of Vitamin C called ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate and is infused with 1.5million native turmeric and pomegranate cells. These native plant cells not only enhance the power of the Vitamin C, but also deliver antioxidant benefits of their own and ensure visible and proven effectiveness from five days. Day after day, skin is more luminous, and dark spots and pigmentation are starting to fade while wrinkles become less visible. Enriched with organic apricot oil, sweet orange essential oil and Yon-Ka Quintessence, Serum C20 enhances the skin without leaving a greasy finish, it is also non-pore clogging, alcohol and preservative free, €138.50 available online at and selected Yon-Ka salons and clinics nationwide.

Stories Parfums Limited Edition Candle Trios

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of fragrance with Stories Parfums Limited Edition Candles. Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, these candles transport you on a captivating olfactory journey like no other. Sustainably made, the scented candles come in two boxed sets of three 70g candles, each trio reflecting the individual top, heart, and base notes of STORIES Nº.01 and Nº.02 iconic fragrances. Each candle trio can be burned separately to experience the individuality of their top, heart, or base notes – or together for a truly indulgent scented symphony. Set Nº.01 is nostalgic and pure, a soft floral with a herby woody element, smoothed with the warmth of amber and notes of bergamot, grapefruit, vanilla, and orange blossom. Set Nº.02 is full bodied and earthy, leaving a lasting impression of dark, spiced wood, with notes of rose, tonka bean, vetiver, and oud, €113.95, available online from

Iconic Bronze Showtime Shadow Palette

Lights. Camera. Showtime! Create a show-stopping look with the Showtime Shadow Palette. Perfect for creating a stunning, eye-catching look, the nine beautiful shades let you define your look and make you feel ready for the spotlight. Drawing inspiration from the silver screen, the versatile mixture of matte, shimmer and glitter formulas create the perfect mix of elegant, yet captivating sultry shades, even for the most opulent affair. The velvety eyeshadows blend effortlessly with intense pigment for major staying power. The palette is also designed with convenience in mind with the sleek and compact packaging and mirror, making it perfect for on-the-go application ensuring that you can effortlessly touch up your eye makeup whenever, wherever, €17.99 available online at 

This Works My Wrinkles Day & Night Duo

Support your skin around the clock with This Works My Wrinkles AM & PM duo. My wrinkles extreme moisturiser helps protect the skin from dehydration and premature ageing during the day caused by exposure to the environment while My wrinkles midnight moisture actively repairs damaged skin overnight and helps reduce skin irritation and dryness which commonly occur at night. Both creams are powered by plant-based antioxidant bakuchiol. For daytime, My Wrinkles extreme moisturiser also contains brightening Vitamin C and youth-boosting hyaluronic acid. In the evening, My Wrinkles midnight moisture combines an advanced retinoid complex, Persian silk tree extract and hyaluronic acid to help improve skin radiance, nourish, and hydrate while gradually working on softening the appearance of fine lines. The 100 per cent natural fragrance will help unwind the mind and prepare you for beauty sleep, €77 (a saving of €53) available at Dunnes Stores and selected pharmacies nationwide and online at 

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Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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