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Saturday 19 January 2019

Bodycare

>BEST ALL-OVER PRODUCT

* NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE MULTI USAGE DRY OIL 100ML, €30

A gorgeous multi-purpose dry oil, it can be applied to the face, used as a body moisturiser and can also be used on hair as a nourishing treatment. The light scent and skin-soothing properties make it great for holidays too.

>BEST FOR STRETCH MARKS

* CLARINS TONIC OIL, €44

This 100pc pure plant oil has long been used by pregnant women to help stave off stretch marks. A fantastic skin moisturiser in its own right, it’s designed to improve skin elasticity, leaving it hydrated and so smooth.

>BEST FOOT SCRUB

* THE BODY SHOP PEPPERMINT COOLING PUMICE FOOT SCRUB, €8

Great for tired, overworked feet, this contains peppermint oil to help combat odour and leave skin feeling refreshed. Pumice granules provide an exfoliation action and menthol refreshes skin.

>BEST FOOT CREAM

* L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER FOOT CREAM, €22.95

Full of hydrating shea butter, this lovely foot cream also contains antiseptic lavender essential oil and antiinflammatory arnica extract to help reduce redness and irritation. There’s also mint in there to refresh tired feet.

>BEST BUDGET SPF RANGE

* BOOTS SOLTAN, FROM €12.44

The extensive sun-care range from the trusted high street brand gets the award for being innovative, affordable and effective. Top marks for kid-friendly products too.

>BEST LUXURY BODY LOTION

* BLISS LEMON & SAGE BODY BUTTER, €25

Almost good enough to eat, Bliss Body Butter is gorgeous to use (the body scrubs are brilliant as well). No wonder they’ve been one of the brand’s top sellers for the past 10 years.

>BEST BODY SCRUB

* RITUALS HIMALAYA WISDOM BODY SCRUB, €14.90

A revitalising, granular scrub that leaves skin wonderfully soft. It contains holy basil, known for its calming effect, along with fresh mint to invigorate skin.

>BEST BUDGET BODY LOTION

* NIVEA RICH FIRMING BODY MOISTURISER Q10 PLUS, €7.26

Nivea is the master of affordable body products. This rich moisturiser is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

>BEST SHOWER GEL

* TRILOGY BOTANICAL BODY WASH, €19.95

Full of beneficial ingredients and pure plant extracts such as lavender, this gently cleanses skin. Delicately scented and in unisex pagkaging, it even gets the thumbs up from boys!

>BEST ANTI-CELLULITE PRODUCT

* BLISS FAT GIRL SLIM, €40

Fantastically refreshing and zingy on skin, this contains caffeine molecules to target wobbly bits. It’s a brilliant body scrub too, helping to stimulate circulation and boost the lymphatic system.

>BEST BODY OIL

? ROGER AND GALLET HUILE SUBLIME BOIS D’ORANGE, €25

This dry oil is packed with soothing, hydrating ingredients such as argan, almond and evening primrose oil. The fragrance is beautiful and the oil can be used on dry and sensitive skin.

>BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

? AVEENO SHEA BUTTER RANGE, FROM €5.17

This soothing oat-based range has a fantastic effect on dry skin both on the face and body. We’ve even seen it improve cases of eczema. Gentle and effective.

>BEST HAND CREAM

? DR HAUSCHKA HAND CREAM, €15

A lovely light hand cream that is quickly absorbed and protects skin. It contains sweet almond oil and jojoba oil to moisturise. It even helps to soothe eczema onthe hands.

>BEST BODY SHEEN

? ILLAMASQUA GLEAM CREAM, €25

This beautiful pearlised shimmer cream can be used all over the body to create a subtle glow. The results last for ages as well; perfect for holidays or parties.

>BEST BATH PRODUCTS

? LUSH, FROM €3.90

A worthy winner of this award, Lush stores are a treasure trove of bathroom goodies. Bath bombs, bubble bars as well as shampoos, body lotions and perfumes are all available.

>BEST SCENTED CANDLES

? NEOM HOME CANDLE, €49

Truly beautiful candles, Neom's offerings are made with a blend of vegetable wax and essential oils. You'll get about 55 hours burning time from one of the home candles, which are available in lots of fragrances.

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