Use the smart stuff this summer

It’s a beautiful thing when intuition meets beauty - when the product that you are using just knows what you need and works accordingly with little space for human error.

I have three beauty intuitive products here to help your skin, blonde hair and self tan needs.


Dermalogica Smart Response Serum uses Smart Response Technology, a revolutionary combination of four targeted active ingredients to deliver what skin needs, when and where it needs it.

The gallic acid-rich Japanese cornelia cherry helps to protect stressed skin against free radicals, helping to soothe and reduce the appearance of redness. Its mannose-6-phosphate visibly smooths and provides a firming effect, responding to the first signs of visible skin aging to help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It detects collagen weakness, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

The hydrolyzed wheat flour, rich in arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides, activates as needed to brighten and help reduce the appearance of dark spots. It activates when it detects too much of a key enzyme involved in melanin production, then responds by brightening skin and helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

The oligosaccharides from hydrolyzed beta glucan respond to dehydration signals, helping skin to maintain optimal hydration levels, it reaches even the smallest cracks in skin’s lipid barrier, then responds where it detects dehydration, helping skin to maintain optimal hydration levels.


Bellamianta Luxury Tanning infuses skincare and tanning with its hotly anticipated Hyaluronic Face Tanning Serum. Infused with hyaluronic acid, which instantly hydrates and plumps the skin, sodium hyaluronate, which smooths fine lines, niacinamide, known to visibly improve uneven skin tone and enlarged pores and patented peptides, proven to reduce wrinkles in one month. It’s also infused with elderflower extract, which has anti-inflammatory properties, firms the skin, improves complexion and skin tone and bilberry extract, which is one of the best sources of antioxidant compounds, strengthens the skin against signs of redness and is known to boost the skin’s environmental defences in the presence of UVA light. This unique blend of ingredients impart a youthful radiance onto the skin while the gradual tanner leaves you with a natural, healthy glow.

This ultra-hydrating fluid is also full of antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E, which work together to support the skin's barrier strength, tackle and prevent dehydration, and plump your skin for a glowing, healthy look.


Aveda, the high-performance hair care brand with a mission to care for the world, has just introduced blonde revival, a 96 per cent naturally derived, vegan, and silicone-free system specifically formulated to revive blonde hair in just one use. Here’s how the triple-action system works.

It reawakens salon-fresh blonde colour.

The violet rich pigments help neutralise unwanted yellow or brassy tones for a brighter, more illuminated result.

It revives softness with its blend of nourishing lightweight oils, including acai and passionfruit. It hydrates and condition over-processed hair returning incredible softness to each strand. It also restores smoothness.

Repeated lifting and lightening to achieve the perfect shade of blonde can impact the condition of your hair. This nourishing system instantly resurfaces the hair fiber leaving it feeling smooth and healthy.

The blonde revival system includes a purple toning shampoo and purple toning conditioner.