M&S the only retail business which has the more of the nation giving their opinion on than the state of the nation – they have now revamped their beauty offer and brought in outside niche brands. Being totally honest I would say that their own range is so hit and miss this had to be a natural as they have tinkered with beauty for years – I know they have tried in the past to secure the big name beauty houses but couldn’t so they have now gone down the niche brand route.
I love the brands they have picked and someone has really done their homework, they are being given dedicated beauty sections which are being rolled out across the whole of the UK which is great not just the large shops – this is on-going over the summer and they are available online but if this is being seen as the magic bullet by Mr. Bolland to turn the tanker and their fortunes then he will have to wait a long time unless of course he does the same niche look to the engine room of the business as in womenswear then he will be okay!
I must say their top ten from their range is packed with lots of our favourite products ……
Age Repair Ceramide Collagen Serum £9.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
From the M&S skincare range we love this serum as it’s light and effective- apply morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Dispense equal amounts of the gel and cream and apply to your face and neck using light upwards strokes it soaks straight in and isn’t sticky.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® Multi Usage Dry Oil £29.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
This is fabulous we love this oil it is silicone free and mineral oil free - With its unique concentration of 6 precious oils (borage, St. John's Wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macadamia) and vitamin E, this easily-absorbed, multi-usage dry oil will leave your skin soft and silky in a single step, while your hair will be left with amazing softness and shine- this is a real multi-purpose oil as it works on hair, face and body.
Apivita Natural Serum with Aloe & Hyaluronic Acid £29.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
Binds moisture into skin even 24 hours after with oat and lecithin- Increases skin's hydration up to 28%* and improves elasticity with chaste tree extract-Geranium essential oil moisturizes and heals while balancing the mood.
Murad® Complete Reform Treatment £69.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
Just love Murad® products as they really do work plus they actively target the 40+ women and their skin care is fabulous for menopausal women – this is great as it exfoliates your skin with glycolic acid to reveal smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with beta-carotene-Restores tone and preserve youthful resilience with glyco firming complex.
H20 Plus™ Face Oasis™ Hydration Treatment £27.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
This is an oil free moisturising gel which really does add moisture to the skin - Hydrating marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fill surface lines with a surge of moisture- Multi-vitamins A and E help skin resist daily damage from environmental stress-Phospholipid microspheres deliver time-released hydration to keep skin looking revitalized all day.
Filorga Optime Eyes Contour £38.00 Marks & Spencer (see more)
If you have puffy eyes , dark circles or just feel the skin is losing elasticity and causing bags then this is fabulous -Its cellular active ingredients act on the eye contour by redesigning it. By capturing water, hyaluronic acid fills up the wrinkles and plumps up the skin to create a tauter surface. A nourishing cocktail of Brazil nut and cameline reinforces the nourishing property of the treatment to bring comfort and softness to the delicate skin around the eye.- apply night and day and you will notice a big difference after three days.
Roger & Gallet Jean-Marie Farina Soap Coffret £13.00 Marks & Spencer (see more)
Three wonderful scented soaps in a great gift box Jean Marie Farina is a landmark scent with a long history- all the freshness of an Italian garden on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Autograph New York Eau de Toilette 100ml £18.00 Marks & Spencer (see more)
Okay I had no idea M&S did perfume so I have asked around about this and only one friend knew and she was given this as a gift by her mother in law – the scent is very feminine and light, perfect for evenings on holiday as its top notes of bergamot, gardenia and apricot with heart scents of damask rose, jasmine and warm woods and sensual base notes of velvety musk’s, creamy sandalwood, vanilla and heliotrope.
Skyn ICELAND® Icelandic Relief Eye Cream £38.00 Marks & Spencer (see more)
Another fabulous eye cream - puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles are minimized, and skin is revived with a blend of soothing ingredients- Contains skyn ICELAND's proprietary Biospheric complex of pure Icelandic glacial waters, arctic berries and pure oxygen-Flavagrum helps increase circulation to lighten dark under-eye circles-Rice peptides help preserve collagen and elastin to reduce the signs of aging-Orange peel helps reduce puffiness-Cotton powder acts as a light-diffuser to brighten the entire eye area-Perfect for all skin types-Great under-makeup primer.
Fragonard Fleur d'Oranger Eau de Toilette 100ml £22.50 Marks & Spencer (see more)
The most wonderful scent from Grasse, in the South of France – this is an all-time classic summer fragrance, very fresh and light.