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What lies beneath: Your new skin rules for a fresh face

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What lies beneath: Your new skin rules for a fresh face

It’s awards season in Hollywood, which means we’re being inundated with snaps of glam goddesses like Saoirse Ronan and JLo, who are not only serving us major fashion goals, but are also giving us major skin envy. We may not have their Hollywood budgets, but we’ve gotten the low-down on how to achieve our best skin yet from the experts at McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy, which has just launched tonnes of premium new skincare brands.


We’re all guilty of spending our heard-earned cash on the latest skincare trends: moisturisers that promise that JLo glow, highlighters that swear we’ll have Kate Moss cheekbones, serums that claim they’ll make us look 10 years younger.

But we’ve finally cracked the secret to glowing skin, and it doesn’t involve spending a month’s wages in the skincare aisle.

You might think hydration is only something your body and mind needs to function. But hydrating your skin under the surface is just as important, and is the secret weapon when it comes to achieving maximum glow.

These are some of our favourite products, handpicked by McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy skincare experts, and available in-store or online at mccauley.ie now.

Fresh face

Benefit The POREfessional: Hydrate Face Primer – 22ml, €35

This silky smooth lightweight primer offers 12-hour hydration. It helps your make-up stay on while minimising the look of pores and fine lines. The hyaluronic acid ingredient attracts moisture and helps maintain hydration.

Vichy Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Ageing Ampoules –10 pack, €30 

Revitalise your skin with this vitamin C and hyaluronic acid-fuelled formula. Designed to fight the signs of ageing, this product leaves you with a healthier and younger-looking complexion, deeply hydrating the skin.

Dr Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask – 10g Sachet, €2.95

This luxurious clay mask deeply cleanses, invigorates and clarifies all skin conditions. Regular use encourages gentle exfoliation that helps minimise the appearance of pores.

Revive Active Nine Week Beauty Plan (with free jade roller), worth €157.95, available for €99.95

A supplement that supports skin, hair and nails from the inside out. This unique blend comes in a convenient powder sachet with key ingredients of Peptan® marine collagen, phytoceramides and hyaluronic acid. It’s recommended you take the Beauty Complex daily for nine weeks to kick start your beauty supplement routine. Simply add it to 300ml of water or your favourite juice or smoothie. It can be taken any time of the day after food so have it with breakfast or pop it in your bag; perfect for busy lives on-the-go. And you get a free jade roller to help with unwanted winter puffiness.

Body and soul

Clarins Toning Body Polisher – 200ml, €40 

Give your skin underneath a chance to shine by polishing away the dead skin cells and flakiness that have built up over winter. Your skin is left looking radiant and fresh for the new year ahead.

Clarins Body Treatment Oil – 100ml, €47 

Made from 100% pure plant extracts, this miracle oil improves skin’s elasticity and firmness. It is especially recommended during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks and loss of skin firmness. A true hero product in the quest for glowing skin.

Clarins Smoothing Body Scrub – 200ml, €38 

Full of natural bamboo powders, this scrub gently rubs away flaky surface cells and impurities to reveal a fresh new layer of shiny, hydrated skin. Your skin is prepped for a moisture-replenishing lotion.

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion – 400ml, €29 

This moisture-replenishing lotion with indulgent ingredients of peach milk, shea, candlenut oil and orange blossom will hydrate from within while restoring softness and firmness. Skin is left feeling satiny smooth.

Dr Hauschka Lip Balm Jar – 4.5ml, €12.99

Our lips are often neglected when it comes to skincare routines. After a very cold winter, this lip balm offers intensive, soothing care for dry, chapped lips. It’s packed with pure silk powder with extracts of carrot, Anthyllis, calendula and St. John’s wort to soothe and fortify lips, jojoba and apricot kernel oils to soften and renew lips, and beeswax and cocoa butter to protect and soothe chapped lips.

Makes scents

D&G L’Imperatrice Edt Spray – 100ml, €35 

This vibrant and magnetic scent is ideal if you want to turn heads – and why wouldn’t you when you’ve a glowing fresh face to show off? With notes of rhubarb, red currant, kiwi, infused with watermelon, sandalwood, musk and grapefruit, this zesty fragrance will put a pep in anyone’s step.

Who needs Hollywood? We’ll be red-carpet ready every season.

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